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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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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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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Local publisher to speak at Rotary Club on April 24

Events | April 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Local’s publisher, John Derr, will be the guest speaker at next Wednesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club. The Wednesday morning meetings are open to the public and begin at 8 a.m. at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, 8855 Germantown Ave. Derr will talk about the state of the newspaper industry and why current […]

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Supporting libraries is more important than ever

Events, Opinion | April 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Stan Cutler In President Trump’s proposed 2020 budget, there is zero funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that provides library and museum grants, policy development and research. Defunding the IMLS would effectively end all federal funding of public libraries. His budget also cuts funding to the Department of […]

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Clover Market returns on April 7

Business, Events | April 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Valerie Jean-Baptiste The Clover Market in the parking lot at 25 W. Highland Ave. returns to Chestnut Hill on Sunday, April 7. The Market is free for all to attend, family and dog-friendly and can be accessed by car or by train from the Chestnut Hill West and East Lines. Janet Long founded the […]

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Library hosts a discussion of fake news

Events, Opinion | April 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Stan Cutler The Free Library of Philadelphia prohibits the use of its facilities for political purposes. This is a good and necessary rule. But how can we abide by the rule when literacy itself is under attack by a political force? The President is antagonistic toward everything the library for which the library stands. […]

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‘B Movie’ double feature at Woodmere on Tuesday

Events | March 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Vanessa Brown, Bonita Granville and Lawrence Tierney star in Mark Robson’s 1944 introduction to juvenile delinquency “Youth Runs Wild,” and Constance Bennett is possibly a double agent in Roy William Neill’s 1942 thriller, “Madame Spy” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 at Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave. The “B” pictures will be projected by […]

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