Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts

Arts, Featured Post | September 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Thousands gathered to celebrate the Chestnut Hill Annual Fall for the Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The festival showcased work from over 150 local regional artists, the one-day event featured live music, a smorgas board of culinary delights including cotton candy, apple cider and a large sampling of ales from local breweries. (Photos by […]

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Library’s after-school program helps kids LEAP ahead

News | September 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Elijah Museau, 8, a student at Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences, sat at the table tentatively listening to Marlene Sider, the literary enrichment after-school program (LEAP) director at Chestnut Hill Library, explain his math homework. Thanks to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s LEAP program, students like Museau can receive […]

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For 4-H volunteers and leaders, it’s a labor of love

Opinion | August 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

People might be surprised to learn that Philadelphia has two agricultural 4-H clubs: the Manatawna-Saul 4-H club and the Fox Chase 4-H club. Many people do not know that 4-H is the largest youth organization in the U.S. –  about six million young people complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship. […]

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