5 hours ago

Submit your best photos of Wissahickon Valley...

Submit your best photos of Wissahickon Valley Park for the Friends of the Wissahickon Photo Contest!

    Get Inspired! Enter the Wissahickon Photo Contest. - Friends of Wissahickon
    Artists, photographers, writers, poets, and musicians can all claim the Wissahickon Valley as a muse. So what's stopping you from joining their ranks and entering the Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest 2018? This year's contest is being presented by FOW, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and (for the first year ever) the Woodmere Art Museum.
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22 hours ago

Have you registered for Safety Around Water W...

Have you registered for Safety Around Water Week yet? Learn more about how you can participate in FREE water safety classes here http://bit.ly/2JHZRgg

    Safety Around Water - Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
    SAFETY AROUND WATER WEEK JUNE 18 - 22, 2018 71% of the world is water Children are 100% curious Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity.
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29 hours ago

Happy Father's Day to all types of dads! Enjo...

Happy Father's Day to all types of dads! Enjoy your day! PS, did you know that Father's Day was founded at the Y?! Read about it here http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20090621/NEWS/306219927

    Roxborough YMCA
    Happy Father's Day to all types of dads! Enjoy your day! PS, did you know that Father's Day was founded at the Y?! Read about it here http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20090621/NEWS/306219927
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37 hours ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    NEW CONSTRUCTION: INTERIOR PLUMBING; 4 STORY STRUCTURE; ROOF DECK; 10 UNITS INCLUDING 10 TUBS,10,WASHERS,10 LAVS,10 WATER CLOSETS AND 10 KITCHEN SINKS -THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

    641 GREEN LN Issued June 11, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

Have you registered for Safety Around Water W...

Have you registered for Safety Around Water Week yet? Learn more about how you can participate in FREE water safety classes here http://bit.ly/2JHZRgg

    Safety Around Water - Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
    SAFETY AROUND WATER WEEK JUNE 18 - 22, 2018 71% of the world is water Children are 100% curious Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity.
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2 days ago

The pool is now open. Please refer to the poo...

The pool is now open. Please refer to the pool schedule for open availability!

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3 days ago

Have you registered for Safety Around Water W...

Have you registered for Safety Around Water Week yet? Learn more about how you can participate in FREE water safety classes here http://bit.ly/2JHZRgg

    Safety Around Water - Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
    SAFETY AROUND WATER WEEK JUNE 18 - 22, 2018 71% of the world is water Children are 100% curious Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity.
    https://philaymca.org

3 days ago

Roxborough YMCA added 2 new photos.

RoxY campers LOVE crazy hat day!

    Roxborough YMCA
    Roxborough YMCA added a new photo.
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3 days ago

Way to go Friends of Gorgas Park!

Way to go Friends of Gorgas Park!

    PHOTOS: Roxborough's Gorgas Park adds equipment for children with special needs
    ROXBOROUGH >> New playground equipment was recently installed at Gorgas Park that is user-friendly to children with special needs. The new items are wheelchair accessible and can be used safely by youngsters with various disabilities. The upgrade was the brain child of Leighann Stone, who was able to get the office of Councilman Curtis Jones Jr.
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3 days ago

We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly For...

We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly Forest this summer! If you are interested in working at overnight camp this summer or know someone who is, click the link to learn more and apply! http://campspeersymca.org/were-hiring/

    Roxborough YMCA
    We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly Forest this summer! If you are interested in working at overnight camp this summer or know someone who is, click the link to learn more and apply!...
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3 days ago

The pool is closed until further notice, we a...

The pool is closed until further notice, we apologize for the inconvenience. We will be sure to alert you when it has reopened.

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3 days ago

Have you registered for Safety Around Water W...

Have you registered for Safety Around Water Week yet? Learn more about how you can participate in FREE water safety classes here http://bit.ly/2JHZRgg

    Safety Around Water - Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
    SAFETY AROUND WATER WEEK JUNE 18 - 22, 2018 71% of the world is water Children are 100% curious Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity.
    https://philaymca.org

4 days ago

Live or work in Center City? Stop by our clas...

Live or work in Center City? Stop by our class today, Core Strength for Seniors at IBX Live! Follow the link for more information and to register https://events.ibx.com/event/core-strength-training-for-seniors-11/

    Core Strength Training for Seniors - IBX Events
    Core Strength Training is one of the most effective ways to stay in shape without need for equipment, and using our own body weight. Designed to help individual obtain core strength results, this class will run you through a series of different types of exercises, set up in positions across the room; some easier, some more challenging, but appropriate for all levels.
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4 days ago

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    REPLACE OLD 100AMP SERVICE WITH NEW 100AMP SERVICE,ONE FOR ONE REPLACEMENT OF OLD SWITCHES,RECEPTACLES AND LIGHT FIXTURES WITH NEW ONES AND NO ADDITIONAL WIRING AS PER 2008 NEC (NORTH DISTRICT)

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4 days ago

We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly For...

We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly Forest this summer! If you are interested in working at overnight camp this summer or know someone who is, click the link to learn more and apply! http://campspeersymca.org/were-hiring/

    Roxborough YMCA
    We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly Forest this summer! If you are interested in working at overnight camp this summer or know someone who is, click the link to learn more and apply!...
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4 days ago

Now that the sun rays are shining, have you t...

Now that the sun rays are shining, have you thought about the right sun protection for you a your family? Thanks to @IBX we have all the tips you need here right here https://philaymca.org/tips-pick-right-sun-protection/

    Tips to Pick the Right Sun Protection - Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
    How to choose the right sunblock or sunscreen and how and when to wear it. We love the sunny days of summer, and we know we should use sun protection, but it's not just a nice-weather thing. Protect yourself and your family from sun damage year round with these tips.
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5 days ago

Join our Independence Day Mobile App. Challen...

Join our Independence Day Mobile App. Challenge! Complete and log 13 workouts by July 4th and you will earn reward points!

    Roxborough YMCA
    Join our Independence Day Mobile App. Challenge! Complete and log 13 workouts by July 4th and you will earn reward points!
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5 days ago

Enjoy a Safe & Happy Summer Visit to the Wissahickon

Summertime in Wissahickon Valley Park is beautiful… and busy! Over a million people visit our park every year and the summer months are some of the most popular. Here are some recommendations to make your next trip to the Wissahickon fun, safe, and sustainable:

    Enjoy a Safe & Happy Summer Visit to the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    Summertime in Wissahickon Valley Park is beautiful... and busy! Over a million people visit our park every year and the summer months are some of the most popular. Here are some recommendations to make your next trip to the Wissahickon fun, safe, and sustainable: * Parking is limited so think about walking, biking, carpooling, or ...
    https://www.fow.org

5 days ago

Local Preschool Earns LEED Certification

The Goddard School, a leader in early childhood education, located in Plymouth Meeting, PA has been awarded a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The Goddard School located in Plymouth Meeting was awarded the highest points earned from any certified daycare facility nationwide from the updated LEED certification program.

LEED certification, a third-party certification program and nationally accepted benchmark for green buildings, recognizes high-performance schools that are healthy and comfortable...

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The Goddard School, a leader in early childhood education, located in Plymouth Meeting, PA has been awarded a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The Goddard School located in Plymouth Meeting was awarded the highest points earned from any certified daycare facility nationwide from the updated LEED certification program.

LEED certification, a third-party certification program and nationally accepted benchmark for green buildings, recognizes high-performance schools that are healthy and comfortable for students and teachers. LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building. By addressing the uniqueness of school spaces and children’s health issues, LEED provides a comprehensive tool for schools that wish to build green with measurable results.
Some of the school’s energy and sustainability features include:

• Triple pane windows that prevent drafts, save energy from escaping the building, and allow the sun to heat spaces during winter months.
• Super insulated walls, floor, and roof that reduce the size of heating and cooling equipment and keep room temperatures comfortable.
• A building envelope that is designed to reduce air infiltration to passive house levels.
o Passive house buildings are super-insulated, virtually airtight structures that rely on solar energy and the heat generated by people and appliances to do the heavy lifting on climate control, especially during the winter.
• An interior lighting system that harvests free daylight entering the building via classroom and clerestory windows.

For more information visit: https://www.goddardschool.com/philadelphia/plymouth-meeting-walton-road-pa

    Preschool & Daycare Plymouth Meeting, PA | The Goddard School
    We are NOW OPEN! We are located on Walton Road in Plymouth Meeting, serving families from the surrounding neighborhoods of Conshohocken, Lafayette Hill, East Norriton, Blue Bell and Norristown. We are more than a typical daycare; we are committed to providing the highest quality experience for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and Pre-K children.
    http://www.goddardschool.com

5 days ago

Reminder that Zumba Gold is back on the sched...

Reminder that Zumba Gold is back on the schedule for today at 11:05am in Studio A with Kelly!

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5 days ago

Head to the Friends of Gorgas Park Farmers Ma...

Head to the Friends of Gorgas Park Farmers Market this Friday from 2-7 PM! This week's selection includes Snap peas, Collards, Kale, Spinach, Spring mix, Zucchini, Yellow squash, Cucumbers, and Honey.

    Roxborough PA
    Head to the Friends of Gorgas Park Farmers Market this Friday from 2-7 PM! This week's selection includes Snap peas, Collards, Kale, Spinach, Spring mix, Zucchini, Yellow squash, Cucumbers, and Honey.
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5 days ago

Roxborough YMCA added 2 new photos.

    Roxborough YMCA
    Roxborough YMCA added a new photo.
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6 days ago

6 days until camp!

6 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    6 days until camp!
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6 days ago

Philadelphia's 4 favorite spots for low-priced Eastern European fare

Pierogie Kitchen, a modern European, vegetarian and Polish eatery in Roxborough, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 81 Yelp reviews. Head over to 648 Roxborough Ave. to see for yourself.

This article has 3 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Topping the list is Mom Mom's Kitchen and Polish Food Cart. Located at 2551 Orthodox St. in Bridesburg, this spot is the highest-rated budget-friendly Eastern European restaurant in Philadelphia, boasting five stars out of 40 reviews on Yelp.

Next up is Bustleton's Pierogi Factory, situated at 9965 Bustleton Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 61 reviews on Yelp, the Polish spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for those on a budget.

Richmond's Syrenka Luncheonette, located at 3173 Richmond St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable Polish spot 4.5 stars out of 50 reviews.

    Philadelphia's 4 favorite spots for low-priced Eastern European fare
    Looking for a tasty Eastern European meal? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable restaurants around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. Photo: Christian s./Yelp Topping the list is Mom Mom's Kitchen and Polish Food Cart.
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6 days ago

Step Express tonight at 5:30pm and Core & Str...

Step Express tonight at 5:30pm and Core & Strength at 6:30pm are both canceled. Switch it up with some GRIT at 5:45p and Pump at 6:35p! 💪💪 We apologize for the inconvenience.

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6 days ago

The Spicy Belly brought an exclusive cuisine ...

The Spicy Belly brought an exclusive cuisine to Roxborough - its signature Jamaican/Korean hybrid. Learn more about this local family-owned business here!

    Jamaican And Korean Fusion In Roxborough
    Raised by a Jamaican father and Korean mother, Jason and Jimmy Mills concocted a restaurant featuring cuisine that serves as a testament to the food they grew up savoring. Jimmy fondly remembers his mother being the "fusion" pioneer, "My mom found new ways to eat/pair her cooking with my dad's; like making Jerk Chicken egg rolls."
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Jun 11

7 days until camp!

7 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    7 days until camp!
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Jun 11

We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly For...

We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly Forest this summer! If you are interested in working at overnight camp this summer or know someone who is, click the link to learn more and apply! http://campspeersymca.org/were-hiring/

    Roxborough YMCA
    We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly Forest this summer! If you are interested in working at overnight camp this summer or know someone who is, click the link to learn more and apply!...
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Jun 11

Jun 10

8 days until camp!

8 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    8 days until camp!
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Jun 10

Summer Camp starts tomorrow! Please check out...

Summer Camp starts tomorrow! Please check out the updated pool schedule for new open swim and lap swim times! In the case of rain, camp will be in the gymnasium. We appreciate your understanding!

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Jun 09

We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly For...

We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly Forest this summer! If you are interested in working at overnight camp this summer or know someone who is, click the link to learn more and apply! http://campspeersymca.org/were-hiring/

    Roxborough YMCA
    We're hiring at Camp Speers and Dragonfly Forest this summer! If you are interested in working at overnight camp this summer or know someone who is, click the link to learn more and apply!...
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Jun 09

9 days until camp!

9 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    9 days until camp!
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Jun 08

10 days until camp!

10 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    10 days until camp!
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Jun 08

Roxborough YMCA added 4 new photos.

What an amazing day celebrating our graduates. Thanks you to all of the children and their families for making our year so special.

    Roxborough YMCA
    Thank you to our amazing teachers for all of their hard work this school year. You are our Rock Stars!!!!
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Jun 07

Central Roxborough Civic Association monthly ...

Central Roxborough Civic Association monthly meeting, 7:30 PM this evening, Levering Presbyterian Church.

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Jun 07

11 days until camp!

11 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    11 days until camp!
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Jun 06

Roxborough YMCA added 8 new photos.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us celebrate reaching our 2018 Annual Campaign Goal Throw House Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory Tony Roni's Opici Wines NovaCare Rehabilitation

    Roxborough YMCA
    Roxborough YMCA added a new photo.
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Jun 06

12 days until camp!

12 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    12 days until camp!
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Jun 06

From the Archives- Wood, Stone, and Steel: Bridges in the Wissahickon

by Sarah West

    From the Archives- Wood, Stone, and Steel: Bridges in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Sarah West Another article in an occasional series of articles that appeared in FOW's publications in the past and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by Sarah West, West is a long-time FOW member, former FOW Board Member, and a current Trail Ambassador.
    https://www.fow.org

Jun 05

The pool has re-opened, enjoy!

The pool has re-opened, enjoy!

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Jun 05

The pool is currently closed due to lightning...

The pool is currently closed due to lightning. We will be sure to post when it is safe to re- open!

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Jun 04

14 days until camp!

14 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    14 days until camp!
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Jun 04

RPM today at 10:15am has been canceled . We ...

RPM today at 10:15am has been canceled . We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Jun 03

15 days until camp!

15 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    15 days until camp!
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Jun 02

Herbicides at Carpenters Woods

I live across the street from Carpenter's Woods, along the Thumb.

I find it curious that, to contain invasive plants at Carpenter's Woods, an herbicide is sprayed whose active ingredient, triclopyr acid, offers "mild toxicity to birds" and which kills non-invasive plants, while killing and/or toxifying the berries that surround the Thumb, that birds eat.

https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/reg_actions/reregistration/fs_G-82_1-Oct-98.pdf

Last summer three little signs were posted at the Thumb which were not sufficient to warn my landlady, her dog, and myself that walking...

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I live across the street from Carpenter's Woods, along the Thumb.

I find it curious that, to contain invasive plants at Carpenter's Woods, an herbicide is sprayed whose active ingredient, triclopyr acid, offers "mild toxicity to birds" and which kills non-invasive plants, while killing and/or toxifying the berries that surround the Thumb, that birds eat.

https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/reg_actions/reregistration/fs_G-82_1-Oct-98.pdf

Last summer three little signs were posted at the Thumb which were not sufficient to warn my landlady, her dog, and myself that walking the sidewalk might cause irritation to skin or eyes. Both of which happened.

Perhaps others were affected, too.

As an ecologist who has taught at two universities, I am not yet convinced that destroying invasives at the perimeter of this park is of greater benefit to biodiversity here than the damage that may be caused to birds, berries, and people here.

    https://www3.epa.gov

Jun 02

16 days until camp!

16 days until camp!

    Roxborough YMCA
    16 days until camp!
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Jun 02

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