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In a meeting held over Zoom on Thursday, June 30, leadership from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE) unveiled their plan to sell off 24 acres of donated forested land. more
At the age of 67, I just did something I’d never done before. I used the Heimlich Maneuver on somebody. more
Nancy Hubby and I had an ambitious dream: to nominate the community of Chestnut Hill to become a large Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. more
The CHCA Board made the decision to work on the organization itself, and update internal controls, documents and guidelines.  more
The college is ignoring the fact that their campus and the SugarLoaf property are both listed as “significant" resources in the National Register Historic District. more
Soon after Acme started selling alcohol, trash on Mermaid Lane, Ardleigh and other surrounding streets quadrupled. more
Let’s celebrate the holidays this year / With wassail, music, and abundant cheer. more
A day does not go by when I do not think about and miss Cheyenne. But when one barn door closes, another often opens. I believe that Letty was looking for her forever person at the same time I was looking for my next heart-horse. more
6753 Germantown Avenue got a big facelift Nov. 5, with contrasting colors bringing out its inherent beauty as a Victorian style building with the many details for which that style is … more
This Thanksgiving will be different for many of us. For some, it will be the first time since the pandemic started that they will be setting the table for relatives coming from afar. more
At 66, I am a big believer in being grateful for what I’ve got rather than dwelling on what I don’t have. For instance, the first thing I do when I wake up each day is shout out loud, “It’s a day! Hurrah! Yippee! I’ve got a day!” more
I am one of thousands of immunocompromised Philadelphians for whom taking public transportation, shopping for groceries or dining with friends at even an outdoor café presents serious risk. more
In early August I drove 1,000 miles from Chestnut Hill to Northern Minnesota, where I participated in the Treaty People Walk for the Water, a 14-day, 265 mile walk from the Mississippi headwaters to the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul. Why take a week’s vacation to stand with Water Protectors so far away from Philadelphia?  more
If indeed the disease turned out to be some new variant of avian flu, disregarding the feeder guidelines could easily have intensified an outbreak. more
Captain, our 14-year-old Yorkie-poo, had been eating the same brand of kibble since he was a puppy. more
"Education is a passport to the future." It's more than just tests and textbooks, rather, it's information and life skills that draw out passion and potential in ourselves. more
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