12 hours ago

Discover the role of an urban forester on Feb...

Discover the role of an urban forester on February 23rd at 9:00am-3:30pm. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive survey of the role of an urban forester in the management of publicly owned trees in city parks and rights of way. This course is a great way to prepare for the ISA Municipal Specialist Exam! Register here: http://bit.ly/SchoolofArb.

    School of Arboriculture Courses - Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    https://online.morrisarboretum.org

16 hours ago

Still time to sign up for the Core Strength T...

Still time to sign up for the Core Strength Training Class for Seniors at Independence Live on Feb 22nd at 1pm: https://events.ibx.com/event/core-strength-training-seniors-4/

    Roxborough YMCA
    Still time to sign up for the Core Strength Training Class for Seniors at Independence Live on Feb 22nd at 1pm: https://events.ibx.com/event/core-strength-training-seniors-4/
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19 hours ago

There is a Town Watch training tonight (2/20)...

There is a Town Watch training tonight (2/20) at 7pm at the 5th District. The 21st Ward Town Watch is actively looking for members. The overall responsibility of the group is to observe, document, and report. By being the “eyes and ears” and reporting concerns to the 5th District, they take a major part in assisting with crime prevention.

    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA
    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 202 likes. The Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association serves the Wissahickon Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA 19128.
    https://www.facebook.com

20 hours ago

The gymnasium will close at 10:30am on Wednes...

The gymnasium will close at 10:30am on Wednesday, February 21st for an event. We appreciate your understanding!

    https://www.facebook.com

34 hours ago

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

Cut flowers may be a wonderful bounty from our gardens or even from the grocery store, but what do you do with them when you bring them indoors? This class will show you the many tricks of the trade to arrange flowers so they look their very best. You will learn techniques such as gridding and stuffing, the florist gel will be demonstrated and elements of design will be covered in depth. Friday, March 9th. Register Here: http://bit.ly/1qXUfnZ

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,900 likes · 213 talking about this · 41,929 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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40 hours ago

Early spring registration in now open! https:...

Early spring registration in now open! https://philaymca.org/join-the-y/

    Roxborough YMCA
    Early spring registration in now open! https://philaymca.org/join-the-y/
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

We are open today, regular hours and schedule...

We are open today, regular hours and schedule! Come get your workout on! 🇺🇸🍺💪

    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

On The Blog: THE ALL-AROUND BENEFITS OF GARDENING AND HOW IT CAN PREVENT UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS, contributed by guest blogger, Maria Cannon http://bit.ly/benefitsGardening.

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,899 likes · 190 talking about this · 41,926 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

The #SpringValleyY is proud to support the ne...

The #SpringValleyY is proud to support the new Pope John Paul II High School swimmers! #Yswimlessons: http://www.readingeagle.com/sports/article/scholastic-swimming-first-year-pope-john-paul-ii-program-showing-promise

    Roxborough YMCA
    The #SpringValleyY is proud to support the new Pope John Paul II High School swimmers! #Yswimlessons:...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

On The Blog: UNTOLD STORIES OF COMPTON: THE L...

On The Blog: UNTOLD STORIES OF COMPTON: THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, contributed by Joyce H. Munro. Read here: http://bit.ly/untoldcomptonlandscapeartist .

    Untold Stories of Compton: The Landscape Architect
    I want to know who he is, the landscape architect named Y Muto, who travelled six thousand miles to work for John T. Morris at Compton. So little is known about him.
    https://cms.business-services.upenn.edu

2 days ago

On The Blog: THE ALL-AROUND BENEFITS OF GARDE...

On The Blog: THE ALL-AROUND BENEFITS OF GARDENING AND HOW IT CAN PREVENT UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS, contributed by guest blogger, Maria Cannon http://bit.ly/benefitsGardening.

    The All-Around Benefits of Gardening and How It Can Prevent Unhealthy Behaviors
    Morris Arboretum Blogs
    http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu

3 days ago

Summer Adventure Camp, Ages 4 to 10 // Online...

Summer Adventure Camp, Ages 4 to 10 // Online Registration Now Open! Don’t miss out on our early-bird discount ending on March 1st. Spots fill up fast! For more details and to register, go to http://bit.ly/2EUqOe3.

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Summer Adventure Camp, Ages 4 to 10 // Online Registration Now Open! Don't miss out on our early-bird discount ending on March 1st. Spots fill up fast! For more details and to register, go to...
    http://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Come take a Core Strength Training Class for ...

Come take a Core Strength Training Class for Seniors with a Y instructor at Independence Live! Mark your calendar for Feb 22nd at 1pm: https://events.ibx.com/event/core-strength-training-seniors-4/

    Roxborough YMCA
    Come take a Core Strength Training Class for Seniors with a Y instructor at Independence Live! Mark your calendar for Feb 22nd at 1pm: https://events.ibx.com/event/core-strength-training-seniors-4/
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

REGISTRATION is OPEN For CHCA's 6th Annual Ho...

REGISTRATION is OPEN For CHCA's 6th Annual Hoops Madness, March 24.

    REGISTRATION is OPEN For CHCA's 6th Annual Hoops Madness, March 24
    In an effort to have your school or organization represented with as many teams as possible, we kindly ask you to forward our Hoops Madness promotional materials to current families, alumni, and staff. Please also add to your website and share on social media.
    http://web-extract.constantcontact.com

4 days ago

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

Find out WHAT'S IN BLOOM in February and where the blooms can be found in the garden. http://bit.ly/February_InBloom

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,883 likes · 185 talking about this · 41,896 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

SPEND YOUR SUMMER DOING THIS: https://youtu.b...

SPEND YOUR SUMMER DOING THIS: https://youtu.be/7NqC5HStAKc #CampSpeers #SummerCamp https://campspeersymca.campbrainregistration.com/

    Spend Your Summer Doing This!
    It's time to register for overnight camp at Camp Speers!
    https://www.youtube.com/

5 days ago

Aqua Stretch and Strength tonight at 7:30pm h...

Aqua Stretch and Strength tonight at 7:30pm has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience!

    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Roxborough's own Forbidden Drive has been nam...

Roxborough's own Forbidden Drive has been named 2018 Trail of the Year! Congratulations Friends of the Wissahickon!

    This Local Running Trail Was Just Chosen as Pennsylvania's Trail of the Year
    Just more proof Philly has amazing trails. Philadelphia has some truly spectacular running trails. The options and variety are endless, and many offer some pretty sweet views of nature. But since we know you want the best of the best - that's why you're here, right?
    https://www.phillymag.com

5 days ago

Your New Year's resolution didn't take? Try t...

Your New Year's resolution didn't take? Try this instead: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/pop-culture/your-new-year-s-resolution-didn-t-take-try-instead-ncna713126

    Roxborough YMCA
    Your New Year's resolution didn't take? Try this instead: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/pop-culture/your-new-year-s-resolution-didn-t-take-try-instead-ncna713126
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5 days ago

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

Share the afternoon with your child or grandchild on Sunday, March 4th by attending our Whimsical Fairy Garden Workshop. Working with an assortment of succulents and cute accessories, you will create a personalized miniature indoor garden to enjoy all year round. This workshop is a wonderful way to nurture your creative right brain and cure the winter blues. Register here: http://bit.ly/1qXUfnZ.

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,880 likes · 197 talking about this · 41,893 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Join the conversation at State Rep. Pam DeLissio's 70th Townhall Meeting. Details below.

    Rep. Pam DeLissio
    My 70th Town Hall is next Thursday, February 22nd - 7pm at the Bala Cynwyd Library. Call my district office with any questions - 215-482-8726.
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Support the Chestnut Hill Community Associati...

Support the Chestnut Hill Community Association Appeal: Keeping Chestnut Hill Green--In 2012, the CHCA initiated a tree-planting program to replace aging trees. Nearly 80 trees were planted along the commercial corridor. This effort sparked many volunteers to join the effort to plant scores of trees throughout Chestnut Hill. Now we are planning green improvements, including more tree planting, in our many parks and common areas. It’s community at its best and your support makes it possible! #ChestnutHillAppeal https://www.chestnuthill.org/donate.php

    Donate - Chestnut Hill Community Association
    Your donation supports the programs we provide to Chestnut Hill residents and visitors throughout the year, including our popular free events like Pastorius Park summer concerts, Movies Under the Stars, the Chestnut Hill Community Parade and the Circle of Trees Holiday Gathering.
    https://www.chestnuthill.org

6 days ago

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

Calling all writers! Are you an avid gardener, nature enthusiast, or horticultural professional looking to share your expertise? Seeking volunteer guest garden contributors to write for our Blog. Journalism/editorial writing experience a plus. Contact info@morrisarboretum.org.

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,874 likes · 226 talking about this · 41,891 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia’s Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year

Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year.

    Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia's Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year - Friends of Wissahickon
    Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year. "This trail truly is among so many Fairmount Park gems, and one that shines brightest for the thousands of hikers, bikers, anglers and others who travel it each year," Dunn said.
    https://www.fow.org

6 days ago

There and Back Again: The Upper Parking Lot Loop

By John Holback

    There and Back Again: The Upper Parking Lot Loop - Friends of Wissahickon
    By John Holback There are approximately 50 miles of trails in the Wissahickon Park. Three trails (Orange, White, and Yellow) run parallel to the creek for more or less the whole length of the park, while two smaller trail networks (The Lavender Trails and the Andorra Trails) fill in some of the gaps.
    https://www.fow.org

6 days ago

Register for tomorrow's Core Strength Trainin...

Register for tomorrow's Core Strength Training for Seniors with Independence LIVE! Register here: https://events.ibx.com/event/core-strength-training-seniors-3/

    Roxborough YMCA
    Register for tomorrow's Core Strength Training for Seniors with Independence LIVE! Register here: https://events.ibx.com/event/core-strength-training-seniors-3/
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

This week for Wellness Wednesday we show you ...

This week for Wellness Wednesday we show you a Manmaker. This builds off of the renegade row and adds components of a burpee and a clean and press. You can modify these by doing push ups from your knees, and by stepping your feet in and out instead of jumping. Try doing ten of these as fast as you can! Check back again next week for another edition of #wellnesswednesday

    Roxborough YMCA
    This week for Wellness Wednesday we show you a Manmaker. This builds off of the renegade row and adds components of a burpee and a clean and press. You can modify these by doing push ups from your...
    http://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Greetings from the Love Temple! ♥️ It is kno...

Greetings from the Love Temple! ♥️ It is known that swans mate for life so go ahead and TAG your “SWAN” this Valentine’s Day. ♥️ With love, Morris Arboretum #valentinesday 💘

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Greetings from the Love Temple! ♥️ It is known that swans mate for life so go ahead and TAG your "SWAN" this Valentine's Day. ♥️ With love, Morris Arboretum #valentinesday 💘
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Yoga for relaxation this morning at 9 a.m. ha...

Yoga for relaxation this morning at 9 a.m. has been cancelled, we apologize for the late notice. COme try body pump with our new equipment at 9 a.m. in Studio A!

    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 13

Roxborough YMCA added 2 new photos.

Our new Les Mills Smart Bars and Smart Steps have arrived! This is definitely motivation to get your fitness on!

    Roxborough YMCA
    Roxborough YMCA, Philadelphia. 2.1K likes. Roxborough YMCA 7201 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19128 Phone 215-482-3900 Fax 215-482-3361 Mon-Thurs: 5:00am-10:30pm Friday: 5:00am-9:00pm Saturday:...
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Feb 13

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

Do you love the idea of growing your own fresh organic produce? Join Paul Orpello as he discussed the triumphs and pitfalls to avoid when growing your own vegetables. There is no better way than to grow vegetables yourself! Learn how to on Saturday, March 3rd. Register Here: http://bit.ly/26xdQMu.

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,871 likes · 236 talking about this · 41,886 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 13

7:30pm Aquatics Arthritis tonight is canceled...

7:30pm Aquatics Arthritis tonight is canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 13

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Love your neighborhood? We do! 😍 Our regular monthly membership is ON for February 14th at 7pm at Northern Children's Services.

    General Membership Meeting
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 13

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum is cur...

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum is currently accepting applications. Deadline is February 15th. For more information about the Internship Program and to apply, go to: http://morrisarboretum.org/ed_internships.shtml

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Internship Program at Morris Arboretum is currently accepting applications. Deadline is February 15th. For more information about the Internship Program and to apply, go to:...
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 12

Updated Feb 13

Any childcare locations that are taking new children??

My wife and I have been striking out left and right looking for childcare options in or near Roxborough.
Every place we have contacted either has a waiting list that is years long, is asking for a non-refundable deposit and not guaranteeing enrollment, or just flat out telling us there is no chance.
Is there anywhere that is accepting new children?
In home, daycare center, etc?
Please let us know, as we really need to find somewhere sooner than later.

  • Have you tried the YMCA?

  • Megan,
    Thanks for the tip.
    We had a tour scheduled at the Y last Friday, which was canceled due to a staff illness.
    I've emailed them 2x since then to reschedule, to which I have had no reply.
    It seems that a lot of places just don't return calls or inquiries, as this is the 3rd place so far that has done this to us.
    The hunt continues though, we aren't giving up!

Feb 12

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,862 likes · 356 talking about this · 41,884 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 11

Discover the role of an urban forester on Feb...

Discover the role of an urban forester on February 23rd at 9:00am-3:30pm. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive survey of the role of an urban forester in the management of publicly owned trees in city parks and rights of way. This course is a great way to prepare for the ISA Municipal Specialist Exam! Register here: http://bit.ly/SchoolofArb.

    School of Arboriculture Courses - Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    https://online.morrisarboretum.org

Feb 10

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

On The Blog: PROPOSAL SEASON AT MORRIS ARBORETUM, contributed by Marie Ingegneri, Marketing Coordinator of Morris Arboretum: http://bit.ly/proposalseason.

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,860 likes · 539 talking about this · 41,876 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 09

The banner is up and registration is now open...

The banner is up and registration is now open! Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament, March 24. Http://www.chestnuthill.org

    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    The banner is up and registration is now open! Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament, March 24. Http://www.chestnuthill.org
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 09

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

Successful tree preservation during construction assures the projects goals are achieved without jeopardizing the health and life span of protected trees. Valuable lessons learned from working on a variety of construction jobs will be presented, tree protection specifications will be discussed on March 2nd. Register Here: http://bit.ly/1nx9zpJ.

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,849 likes · 547 talking about this · 41,875 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 08

The pool will be closed today from 4-5pm toda...

The pool will be closed today from 4-5pm today. We apologize for the inconvenience!

    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 08

Chestnut Hill Community Association shared Ch...

An event not to be missed! Due to expected rain on Saturday Valentines on Ice has been moved to tomorrow, Friday, Feb 9 ❤️ Enjoy Chestnut Hill with your sweet heart ❤️

    Valentines on Ice
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 08

Support the Chestnut Hill Community Associati...

Support the Chestnut Hill Community Association Appeal: The Annual Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade brings together neighbors, local scouts, sports teams, and musical groups to help us celebrate! Families line Germantown Avenue then enjoy treats and holiday fun at the parade’s ends. In 2017, our 5th year, we had over 20 groups participate including the Mounted Police, Engine #37, and Wyndmoor Hose #1 – who brought our most important guest …Santa Claus. It’s community at its best and your support makes it possible! #ChestnutHillAppeal https://www.chestnuthill.org/donate.php

    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    Support the Chestnut Hill Community Association Appeal: The Annual Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade brings together neighbors, local scouts, sports teams, and musical groups to help us...
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 08

‪🚨Garden Alert🚨: Garden closed today, Februar...

‪🚨Garden Alert🚨: Garden closed today, February 8th. Philadelphia Eagles 🦅🏆‬💚

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    ‪🚨Garden Alert🚨: Garden closed today, February 8th. Philadelphia Eagles 🦅🏆‬💚
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 07

All programs and group ex. classes will run a...

All programs and group ex. classes will run as scheduled tomorrow, Feb. 8th. Enjoy some celebratory carbs in the lobby tomorrow after your workout! All parade goers, stay warm and be safe! E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!

    Roxborough YMCA
    All programs and group ex. classes will run as scheduled tomorrow, Feb. 8th. Enjoy some celebratory carbs in the lobby tomorrow after your workout! All parade goers, stay warm and be safe!...
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 07

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

Join award-winning landscape designer and ASHS certified professionlal horticulturist, Paul D. Orpello in a daylong seminar on Tuesday, February 27th. Paul will demonstrate how to successfully navigate the continually evolving world of landscape design. All phases of the design process from client meetings to project completion will be covered. Register here: http://bit.ly/1nx9zpJ

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 15,846 likes · 512 talking about this · 41,875 were here. Official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    https://www.facebook.com

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