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Fairmount Park

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

In Fairmout Park, New Year ‘Countdown To Noon’ For The Young At Heart

The Countdown to Noon was accompanied by cheers as hundreds of parents and children crowded under the dome to watch the Please Touch Museum’s version of the ball drop.

12/31/2013

(Inside each "voting booth" at the Please Touch Museum was a "ballot box" and "ballots" to allow children to vote for their favorite book.  Credit: Justin Udo)

Please Touch Museum Brings Election Day Excitement To Younger Set

Kids at the Please Touch Museum were voting on their favorite book from among those read to them at story time.

11/05/2013

Accident

UPDATE: Mayor Nutter Assists Bicyclist Injured In Accident On MLK Drive

A bicyclist was injured along Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Philadelphia Thursday morning, and Mayor Nutter was one of the first to call 911.

10/31/2013

(Laurel Hill Mansion, rendered in gingerbread by Karen Boyd for last year's display.  Photo by Anthony Singoga for Charms of Fairmount Park.)

What’s Cooking On 1060: Coffee, Tea, Gingerbread, and… Scrapple!

Several fabulous food-related events are coming up very soon in and around Philadelphia.

10/31/2013

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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

(Strawberry Mansion.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

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

(The rotunda of the Please Touch Museum, at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.   File photo provided)

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

(Credit: Justin Udo)

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

boathouselights

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

Photo Credit: penntreatypark.org

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

(Belmont Mansion.  File photo)

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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