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Deal preserves 400 acres of Erdenheim Farm

Hugh Moulton has admitted that the plans to save Erdenheim Farm from further development were ambitious from the beginning, that the campaign has been “daunting and overwhelming,” but finally, after seven years of negotiations and consultations and litigation, much of the property will be protected in perpetuity.

“I have been involved myself as a volunteer in conservation projects for the past 35 to 40 years and never have I seen such unanimous and strong community support for a conservation transaction as this one,” Moulton said in a phone interview on Monday, minutes after the sale was completed.


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Armando Soza (left) and Bob Markowski filled flower baskets on Germantown Avenue on May 19. (Photo by Erin Vertreace)
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St. Martin’s rector retires after 14 years of service

Delivery, curb service featured in new gourmet market plans

 


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A once-in-a-lifetime concert
Rockin’ CHA Memorial Day brings back dozens of long-departed Hill musicians

American novelist Thomas Wolfe wrote famously that “You can’t go home again,” and Bruce Springsteen sang that the “Glory Days” of one’s teenage years simply cannot be recaptured. On the other hand, in the iconic movie Field of Dreams, actor James Earl Jones insisted to Kevin Costner that “if you build it, they will come.”
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The verdict: Local can hang with top dogs

I just got back from Gettysburg, and boy is my ego tired.

As you may have read a few weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association honored me with its first place award for distinguished writing in a weekly newspaper.

The etched-glass plaque given to me at the PNA conference on Saturday was nice, but it was the congratulations of Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer veterans that most inspired me.
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Penn Charter Students Honored by End-of-Year Awards Penn Charter honored 36 Upper School students on May 22 with end-of-year awards honoring their contributions in areas such as leadership, academics and the school’s service learning program.
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Lightweights in the forefront for Mount at SRAA’s

Historically the most prolific gold medalists for the Mount St. Joseph Academy crew, the Magic’s lightweight eight experienced a bit of a hiccough last spring. After dominating races during the regular season and winning the Philadelphia City Championships, the MSJ lights slipped to bronze medal status at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, behind New Jersey’s Holy Spirit High School and Canada’s E.L. Crossley. A week later at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Regatta in Tennessee, Spirit once again beat the Mount, who settled for silver.
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Marylea Klauder (left) and Claire Burnett (right) collect signatures from visitors to Fort Washington State Park in opposition to State Senate Bill 850 and the potential closure of up to 35 State Parks. The Friends of Fort Washington State Park feel it would have a negative impact on too many people. Ft Washington alone serves 30,000 to 40,000 people per month. The maintenance and administrative costs of re-opening a park that has been closed for even a short time would be staggering. The Friends group collected over 1,000 signatures this past weekend and will present them to State Rep. Mike Gerber (D-148) this week.

 

 

 

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