Schuylkill Center to host ‘Naturepalooza,’ free family festival

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

Celebrate Earth Day at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education’s eighth Naturepalooza festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The festival offers fun for the whole family with fort-building, guided hikes, pond explorations, music curated by Kathy O’Connell of Kids’ Corner on WXPN, food trucks and face painting. Naturepalooza is 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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SCH junior to compete in international science fair

Community, Schools | April 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Peter Elliott Caden Traversari, a junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, earned a spot to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the largest pre-college science competition in the world. The fair will be held in Phoenix, Arizona this coming May. Traversari will be one of 1,800 high school students from more […]

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Gay commissioner seeking to make Pennsylvania history

Community | April 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear “As an Abington Township resident who cares about the welfare of animals and as president of Humane PA, Pennsylvania’s political voice for animals, I am grateful for the compassionate work of Commissioner Lori Schreiber and support her re-election. The Roslyn Pet Fair, organized by Lori every year, not only gives area rescue […]

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Norwood students get lesson from Jane Goodall

Community, Schools | April 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Students from Norwood-Fontbonne Academy grades one through three pose with famous British primatologist Jane Goodall during a Skype presentation on her work with African chimpanzees and doing good in the world sponsored by Microsoft Education. The 15-minute conversation was followed by an online Q&A from students participating in schools around the country. The famed anthropologist […]

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