City’s new opera house is magical

Arts | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by James Smart (Ed. Note: The Metropolitan Opera House is a historic opera house located at 858 North Broad St. It has been used for many different purposes over its history. Now known as the Met Philadelphia, the theater reopened in December, 2018, after a complete renovation as a concert venue.) The fuss that is […]

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CHBA advances sustainability efforts through Green Business on the Hill

Business | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Philip Dawson, Executive Director, Chestnut Hill Business District This Earth Day, the Chestnut Hill Business Association is making an unprecedented commitment to advancing sustainability with the launch of its first-ever green business certification program. Green Business on the Hill is a new initiative that recognizes merchants who take meaningful steps toward incorporating sustainability in […]

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Breaking down weight loss barriers

Advice, Community, Events | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Catherine M. Brzozowski Weight loss isn’t just about looking good – it’s about being your healthiest. Obesity is a common and very serious condition that is rapidly rising in the United States. Weight management is a complicated epidemic because it can contribute to many other serious medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type […]

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NFA hosts ‘EdCamp’ for educators in region

Community, Schools | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

This past Saturday, April 6, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy hosted its second annual EdCamp event. The event, which the academy refers to as an “unconference,” hosted 45 participants including teachers, school nurses, principals, college professors and librarians from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. EdCamp was originally started in 2010 in Philadelphia, and now takes place across the United […]

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Help FOW get the park ready for spring

Community, Events | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Friends of the Wissahickon seeks volunteers to help keep Wissahickon Valley Park clean and beautiful during its busiest time of year. Extra hands are always needed to remove the many fallen branches and other tree debris left by this winter’s storms, clear trash and recycling, trail work and planting. FOW Volunteer Service Days not only […]

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Overcame abuse, abandonment as a child: Former Hiller’s ‘magical book’ spreads the Love to kids

Arts, Books | April 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brenda Lange In spite of a challenging childhood, Susan Love, teacher, author and activist, tapped into her inner happy child to create a magical book for kids that reminds them they are special and can achieve whatever they set their minds to. In 2014, Love published “Ms. Love’s Mystical Island Adventure” on Kindle. The […]

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Wissahickon Day set for April 28

Events | April 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

On Sunday, April 28, the 98th Wissahickon Day Parade will be held. The parade has been celebrated every year since 1921, when the “Forbidden Drive” in Wissahickon Valley Park was closed and a plan to put a section of a turnpike through the park was defeated after protests by equestrian park users. The horse show […]

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