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West Oak Lane: Five Must-See Landmarks in the Philadelphia National Cemetery

West Oak Lane: Five Must-See Landmarks in the Philadelphia National Cemetery

West Oak Lane is a vibrant residential neighborhood in Upper Northern Philadelphia that is home to one of the United States’ 135 national cemeteries. On the corner of Haines Street and Limekiln Pike lies the Philadelphia National Cemetery, an armed forces cemetery established in 1862. This burial ground contains the graves of soldiers who served […]

 

West Oak Lane: This Week In The News – Fatal Shootings And Jewelry Launch Event

West Oak Lane: This Week In The News – Fatal Shootings And Jewelry Launch Event

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about West Oak Lane.  Woman arrested in fatal shooting of man in West Oak Lane – A woman was taken into custody Thursday in the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man on the 1500 block of Orland Street during what police described […]

 

West Oak Lane: Basketball Games And More This Week

West Oak Lane: Basketball Games And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in West Oak Lane this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Wissahickon EMpowerment : Tuesday, August 1, 10-11:15 a.m., Ned Wolf Park (7018 McCallum St.) Shawna’s House Inc. Basketball Game Fundraiser : Saturday, August 5, 2-4 p.m., New Covenant Gym (7500 Germantown Ave.) […]

 

West Oak Lane: Summertime Jam And More Happening This Week

West Oak Lane: Summertime Jam And More Happening This Week

Looking for things to do this week in West Oak Lane? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Breakwater Summertime Splashdown Jam: Friday, July 28, 7 p.m. – 3025 Walnut St. Del Val Reunion- The Last Days: Saturday, July 29, 8 p.m. – H & H Banquet Hall (2036 Haines St.)

 

West Oak Lane: Movies, Book Signings, Understanding Your Credit Report And More This Week

West Oak Lane: Movies, Book Signings, Understanding Your Credit Report And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in West Oak Lane this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  EQ Conversation Café (Elkins Park): Brains for Collaboration: Tuesday, July 18, 7-8:30 p.m., Lea Brovedani’s (8107 High School Rd.) Understanding Your Credit Report – Clarifi Ambassador: Wednesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. […]

 

West Oak Lane: Pop-up Shop And More Happening This Week

West Oak Lane: Pop-up Shop And More Happening This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in West Oak Lane this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Summer of Freedom – Free Library of Philadelphia Tour: Wednesday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; West Oak Lane Library (2000 E. Washington Ln.) Dexter Moore’s Debut Jazz Release Celebration: […]

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West Oak Lane: Flowers Bring Family Closer

West Oak Lane: Flowers Bring Family Closer

It all started in Virginia. The 15-year-old Paul Beale would rush to the flower shop after school and on weekends to be able to work with flowers. “I’ve always wanted to work with flowers,” Beale said. “It makes me feel closer to nature. You get to have so many different options to work with.” Shortly […]

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Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Dating back to the 1680s, when it was a just small part of Germantown, the neighborhood of Mount Airy has a rich history that has shaped the diverse and tight-knit community that it is today. In 1750, William Allen, a chief justice for the province of Pennsylvania, built an estate at the corner of modern-day […]

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Hunting Park: Chess Instructor Inspires Kids To Reach Their Full Potential

Hunting Park: Chess Instructor Inspires Kids To Reach Their Full Potential

Young children played and screamed happily at the Lenfest Center on N. 10th St in Hunting Park as Gil Motley arrived for his chess club. His infectious smile and personality captivated the space as he walked through the door to Classroom A, where his club will soon commence. As Motley entered the room, he reached […]

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West Oak Lane: Five Restaurants That Are Contributing To The Neighborhood’s Revitalization

West Oak Lane: Five Restaurants That Are Contributing To The Neighborhood’s Revitalization

As you travel north on Broad Street, you’ll come across several flourishing communities such as West Oak Lane, East Oak Lane, Olney and Fern Rock. These communities consist of thriving, independent restaurants, community service organizations, and spacious homes surrounded by lush green lawns that give the neighborhood a trendy yet suburban ambiance. During the 1960s, […]

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