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Wissahickon: Nation’s Third-Oldest Canoe Club Treads On

Wissahickon: Nation’s Third-Oldest Canoe Club Treads On

The Wissahickon area features a little known gem that has remained afloat for more than a century. Philadelphia Canoe Club, open since 1905, is the third oldest paddling club in the United States. The club makes use of a repurposed 18th century mill, juxtaposed between the Wissahickon Creek and Schuylkill River. “We have classes year-round,” said George […]

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Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Martha Sharkey is the executive director for the Chestnut Hill Business Association and is one of the primary people leading the way in bringing new businesses, programs and community safety projects to the local community. Sharkey, who has held her current position for three years, believes that helping bring new people to the neighborhood will ultimately […]

 

Germantown: Remembrance Of An Historical Battle

Germantown: Remembrance Of An Historical Battle

Every year, on the first Saturday of October, Germantown has one of its biggest events – a reenactment of the famous Battle of Germantown on the very grounds the battle took place 237 years ago. “It’s a huge event,” said education director of the Cliveden origination, Carolyn Wallace. “People come from all over the tri-state […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Maple Sugar Day

Chestnut Hill: Maple Sugar Day

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation recently held Maple Sugar Day, presented by the Wissahickon Environmental Center. The annual free event was open to all curious about the process of sugar making or just hungry for free pancakes. “We usually do it the last week in February, luckily the weather turned out beautiful. We were a little […]

 By Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Chestnut Hill: Nature in Unexpected Places

Chestnut Hill: Nature in Unexpected Places

A cool breeze caresses you as you walk through a tree-lined path. The sounds of birds, cicadas and the flow of water are the only sounds able to be heard. No one would ever imagine being enveloped by nature and only be 30 minutes outside of Center City Philadelphia. A hidden gem like the Wissahickon […]