FOW outlines major trail projects for next 3 years

News | February 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Peg Shaw, director of land management for the Friends of the Wissahickon, told a packed auditorium at the Allens Art Center, 601 W. Allens Lane in Mt. Airy on Jan. 24 that the nonprofit is entering the final stage of the Sustainable Trail Initiative (STI), by completing five major trail projects […]

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Blossom Philadelphia group homes acquired by four social service providers

News | January 24th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak  Blossom Philadelphia, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, transferred its residential services and 31 community group homes earlier this year to four social service providers: the Barber National Institute, JEVS Human Services, The Salvation Army and KenCrest. In October 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) revoked Blossom’s license to […]

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City seeks bridge lease to complete Cresheim Trail

News | January 18th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The City of Philadelphia currently is negotiating with the Philadelphia Electric Co. (PECO) to acquire the train trestle over Germantown Avenue next to the Trolley Car Diner and sign an agreement to lease the adjacent right-of-way to complete the Philadelphia portion of the Cresheim Trail. Both the trail and the trestle […]

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Community honors Martin Luther King, Jr. through service

Local Life | January 17th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Nearly 50 years after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., local community members once again came out to participate in this year’s 23rd Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15. Religious leaders, local politicians and community members gathered in Northwest Philadelphia to honor the legacy of […]

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Hill doctor honored for half-century of service

Featured Post, News | January 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak When Dr. Divo Messori graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1957, doctors were still making house calls. Now, thanks to the internet, patients can download a doctor on demand. Technology has changed modern medicine, but not a doctor’s true purpose to heal others. For more than 50 years, he has remembered […]

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2017 Holiday Parade features 25 marching units

Featured Post | December 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak A few inches of snow were not going to keep three-year-old Maricel Buckley, of Chestnut Hill, from seeing this year’s annual Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade. She knew Santa Claus was coming to Chestnut Hill on a fire truck. Buckley was just one of the many children gathering on the Avenue […]

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