Laurel Hill Cemetery

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Prayer Service Held For “Gosnell Babies” At Laurel Hill Cemetery

Anti-abortion groups held a prayer service Wednesday at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls for the so-called “Gosnell babies.”

06/10/2015

Decoration Day at Laurel Hill Cemetery. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Laurel Hill Cemetery Pays Tribute To Those Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice For Our Country

Members of the public joined veterans and Civil War re-enactors Sunday to pay tribute to those who gave all, and those who stood behind them.

05/24/2015

Irish tours at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls offers are becoming a tradition. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Local Cemetery Tour Digs Deeper Into Irish Souls Of Philadelphia

For many Irish people in Philadelphia, Saint Patrick’s Day is about heritage and history, and Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls is filled with that.

03/15/2015

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Top Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month In Philadelphia

Here are the top places to visit and things to do in honor of Women’s History Month in Philadelphia.

03/02/2015

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Top Historic Landmarks In Philadelphia

If you wish to take in a day of culture and history, there are plenty of places to choose from whether your interests are in architecture, art or history.

02/09/2015

The annual Gravediggers' Ball is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Laurel Hill Cemetery. (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Gravediggers’ Ball Fundraiser For Laurel Hill Cemetery Marks 10 Years

Dressed in tuxes and gowns, guests mingled about with people in costume, like the CEO of Laurel Hill Cemetery Pete Hoskins, who was dressed as a beer baron.

10/24/2014

(A flyer from Laurel Hill Cemetery advertising the "Hotties" tour features a photograph of Robert Cornelius, credited with taking the first "selfie."  Image provided)

Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Inaugurates Its ‘Hotties’ Tour

“We have a list of what we would consider the most handsome men in Laurel Hill,” notes Alexis Jeffcoat, a guide at the Fairmount Park cemetery.

08/21/2014

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Local Instructor Offers Yoga Classes At Laurel Hill Cemetery

Surrounded by monolithic grave markers, and well removed from the sounds of the city, a class of nine students stretched out on mats under a beautiful blue sky.

08/15/2014

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Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, July 18

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

07/18/2014

Memorial Day Ceremony at Laurel Hill Cemetery. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Remembering Those Who Gave All, At Laurel Hill Cemetery

A special ceremony was part of the annual Memorial Day commemoration at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls Sunday: the rededication of the “Silent Sentry,” a bronze statue that was stolen from Mount Moriah Cemetery in the ’70s, then languished in storage for decades after its recovery.

05/25/2014

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How To Celebrate Memorial Day In Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love knows how to celebrate Memorial Day right. From karaoke and jam sessions to services and parades, here’s our top picks on how to honor our veterans and usher in summer in the Greater Philadelphia area.

05/09/2014

L Pete Hoskins and R Stephen pastor. In West Laurel Hill Cemetery
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Bitter Winter Blast Not Impacting Burial Services In The Area

Local cemeteries can’t control nature, during these freeze thaw cycles, but unlike some areas to our north which suspend burials until the spring thaw, the mourning process is not delayed.

01/11/2014

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Historical Monument To Overlook Graves Of Veterans In Philadelphia

A soldier’s monument that had been in storage since it was recovered after it was stolen years ago from the Mount Moriah Cemetery in Yeadon has been moved to a new home and the public will be able to see it Sunday during noon-time memorial ceremonies in East Falls.

05/25/2013

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Top Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Philadelphia

Whether volunteering, donating or simply appreciating the great outdoors, everyone can do something to celebrate Earth Day in 2013.

04/19/2013

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Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Spreads Through The City

Even the Phillies are getting in on the fun, there will be a Science Day at the Ballpark.

03/29/2013

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