Sept. 9 Clover Market canceled

News | September 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Due to rain, the scheduled Clover Market for Sunday, Sept. 9, has been canceled. In a post on the market’s website, organizers had the following to say: After carefully reviewing all of the available forecast models and personally consulting with numerous meteorologists including the National Weather Service and the Eastern PA Weather Authority, we have […]

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Germantown Colored Girl Museum founder to appear at Wagner Institute

Arts | September 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

On September 13 at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia Contemporary and the Wagner will present the first event of their new collaborative series, Museums of the 21st Century. The Wagner’s 19th-century lecture hall will host a public conversation between Ghanaian writer, art historian, and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta Ayim and Philadelphia artist, writer, and museum […]

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Abolition Hall advocacy group seeks donations

Opinion | September 7th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Sydelle Zove, Friends of Abolition Hall The grassroots fight for a better plan for the historic Corson homestead at Butler and Germantown Pikes in the Village of Plymouth Meeting has been costly, but a group of generous supporters will match every donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,500, to help defray legal bills. Preservation Pennsylvania, a […]

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McCain’s death a loss for leadership

Opinion | September 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Because everything today is cause for political dispute, the death of Senator John McCain on August 25 was as much a flashpoint for controversy as it was a time to take stock of a man who served his country for decades. A focal point was the late senator’s icy relationship with our current President. McCain […]

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We can’t have nice things

Opinion | August 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

Last week, the city announced that it was going to be ‘closing’ Devil’s Pool in the Wissahickon on Weekends for the next 6 weeks. Every summer without fail, Devil’s Pool in the Wissahickon Valley is the source of some controversy. From its rocky cliffs defaced by graffiti to piles of litter left around and in […]

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Letters, August 23: Call addicts addicts

Letters | August 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

Call addicts addicts I write in response to the August 16 story by Joel Wolfram [WHYY’s “Don’t call people addicts”], which suggests that changing the way in which we refer to “addicts” and “alcoholics” will somehow result in a happier and better future for those so afflicted. This proposal, apparently based on research at the […]

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City closes Devil’s Pool on weekends for safety reasons

Featured Post, News | August 22nd, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation announced last week that it would be closing weekend access to the Wissahickon Creek’s notorious Devil’s Pool. The closure, which affects the park’s Orange and White trails, will be enforced through Sunday Sept. 30. “Parks & Recreation is implementing this temporary closure to […]

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