Wissahickon Friends seek help for habitat plan

News | June 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf The Friends of the Wissahickon are seeking citizen scientists and data geeks to help botanists and ecologists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University develop a Habitat Management Plan for Wissahickon Valley Park, looking at the entire watershed. That was the pitch to the 200 FOW members and attendees who […]

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Interview: GHS Hall of Fame nominee Jim Duffin

News | June 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

By Margaret Fahringer On Thursday, June 21, Historic Germantown will celebrate three notable individuals from the German Township as it revives the Germantown Historical Society’s Hall of Fame. From 1994 to 2007, GHS honored locals whose impact on the quality of life in our communities of the northwest has been significant. From Maggie Kuhn, founder […]

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The closing of Hill’s Harry Potter Festival ends annual fundraiser at J.S. Jenks Academy

News | June 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak  Warner Brothers’ recent cease-and-desist letter to the Chestnut Hill Business Association has put an end to Chestnut Hill’s Annual Harry Potter Festival. And while some neighborhood residents are relieved that the festival is gone, its departure has left the Friends of J.S. Jenks (FOJSJ), an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is […]

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Cliveden exec leaving after 12 years at the helm

News | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak David Young, executive director of Cliveden of the National Trust, is leaving after 12 years as the administrator of a 1767 mansion built for the Benjamin Chew family that became the site of the Battle of Germantown in 1777. A statement emailed by Ted Reed, Cliveden board chair, and Young, said […]

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LUPZ reviews addition plans for 601 West Gravers Lane

News | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At its latest monthly meeting, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee took the next step in a potential full approval of a proposed garage and pool house on 601 West Gravers Lane. The application for the structures was initially given a refusal by the Philadelphia Department of […]

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From victim to victor: Life after childhood sexual abuse

News | June 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak If you’re an adult who experienced sexual abuse as a child, know that you are not alone. Every eight minutes, a child is sexually assaulted in the U.S., according to the United States Department of Human Health Services. It’s the reason a Philadelphia Police Officer assigned to Northwest Philadelphia decided to […]

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