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Horticultural center is dedicated at Morris Arboretum

After 30 years of dreaming and planning, trustees, volunteers and other interested individuals celebrated the dedication of a new horticulture center at the Morris Arboretum last Tuesday morning amidst a slight rain called an “elegant” setting “for the people here passionate about horticulture,” by David Cohen, chair  of the University of Pennsylvania board of trustees.

The 20,840-square-foot facility “will give staff much needed facility and resources to enhance the experience for visitors and provide space for the arboretum’s public programs,” he said.

Hay maze opens this Friday at Woodmere

If you were traveling along Germantown Avenue this past week you may have noticed the front yard of Woodmere Art Museum, which seems big enough to host a small softball game, lined with hundreds of bales of hay.

And if you pass the museum on a daily basis you may have seen the lawn continue to fill up with more and more bales throughout the week, while workers constructed a hay maze in the shape of a witch’s boot geared towards spooking kids in a fun way during the Halloween season and engaging the community in art.

William T. Moffly III, real estate broker, Eichler & Moffly founder

William T. “Bill” Moffly III, 75, a real estate broker and founder of Eichler & Moffly Real Estate of Chestnut Hill, died of cancer Oct. 3 at Wynwood of Montgomery in North Wales.

Mr. Moffly was co-founder with David Eichler of the realty firm at 97 Bethlehem Pike that on Sept. 30 marked its 50th anniversary. During his 33 years at Eichler & Moffly, he was largely responsible for expanding the firm into Doylestown and Blue Bell.

Pat Gallagher, sales manager at Eichler & Moffly, who was hired by Mr. Moffly, described him as a “wonderful boss.”

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