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How To Compost In Philadelphia

The benefits of composting include boosting garden plant health and reducing the amount of organic waste that ends up in local landfills. Here is a simple guide to composting locally in Philadelphia.

10/28/2013

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The Strawberry Mansion, in North Philadelphia, Set For Grand Reopening

The Grande Dame of Philadelphia’s historic houses has had a facelift and is ready once again to receive visitors.

10/17/2013

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Hoping To Renegotiate Debt, ‘Please Touch’ Museum Withholds Bond Payment

Lynn McMaster, the interim president and CEO of the children’s museum in Fairmount Park says the move will not affect the day-to-day operations of the popular children’s attraction.

09/04/2013

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4 Men Rescued From Wissahickon Creek

The men were apparently fishing in the creek near Lincoln Drive and Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park.

09/02/2013

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Man Killed After Being Shot, Crashing Car In Fairmount Park

Police say it was just after 2 a.m. Saturday when they found a man in a car that had run off the road and crashed into a tree at 33rd and Girard Avenue.

08/17/2013

(The Japanese House and Garden, in Fairmount Park.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Fairmount Park’s Japanese House Restores Its 1957 Landscape Design

The project recaptures the design principles of the original 1957 work by Tansai Sano, the landscape architect from Kyoto.

08/15/2013

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Runners Get “Down And Dirty” For A Good Cause

More than 5,000 participants came out to Fairmount Park on Saturday morning to race to help raise money for charity.

07/13/2013

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Light Colors On Boathouse Row Can Be Changed, For A Fee

“Individuals or non-profit organizations or corporations have to get in touch with us and then what we are able to do is change the color of the lights for them,” Barry Bessler said.

07/10/2013

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Top Summer Vacation Activities In Philadelphia

Here are the top summer vacation activities in Philadelphia.

07/09/2013

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Best Races In Philadelphia That Go Beyond Running

For the serious amateur athlete, the challenge of triathlons, mudders and other running competitions that feature a something-extra challenge, there are a number of events scheduled in Philadelphia and surrounding areas this summer.

06/29/2013

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Historic Belmont Mansion In Financial Danger As Construction Project Falters

The iconic estate has a history going back to the Revolutionary War, and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The group that runs the site is suing a contractor over a partially completed addition.

06/20/2013

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Cyclist In Critical Condition After Being Impaled On Fence In Fairmount Park

Police say it appears the cyclist lost control of his bike, crashed and impaled himself on a metal fence on Black Road, near MLK Drive.

06/20/2013

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Thieves Target Fairmount Park’s Valley Green Inn

Philadelphia police continue their investigation into a robbery of the Valley Green Inn located along Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park.

05/28/2013

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A May Day Celebration In Fairmount Park

As the sun came up on the first day of May, several people gathered in Fairmount Park to celebrate – and to continue an ancient tradition.

05/01/2013

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Top Competitions To Get Dirty In Philadelphia

As a competitor in athletic events, sweat and some dirt and grime go with the territory. For a muddy good time, check out these events in Philadelphia.

04/13/2013

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