17 min ago

Project Announcement: Andorra Stormwater Management and Sedimentation Reduction Project

STATUS: In Progress Spring 2018

    Project Announcement: Andorra Stormwater Management and Sedimentation Reduction Project - Friends of Wissahickon
    STATUS: In Progress Spring 2018 SCHEDULE: Phase I Construction March - May 2018 FUNDING: PA Department of Environmental Protection, Growing Greener Grant Program COST: $379,500 PROJECT TEAM: A.D. Marble Engineering - Design and Permitting, Flyways Excavating - Construction PARTNERS: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia Streets Department, Springfield Township BACKGROUND The Andorra Natural Area was once part of the largest commercial nursery ...
    https://www.fow.org

4 hours ago

All month long with celebrate; Jack Johnson, ...

All month long with celebrate; Jack Johnson, the first African-American man to hold the World Heavyweight Champion boxing title in 1908. He held onto the belt until 1915. #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth


15 hours ago

21 hours ago

Due to mechanical issues the pool will be clo...

Due to mechanical issues the pool will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 22nd. We are working to fix the issue as quickly as possible. Please call the Welcome Center or check back for updates 215-482-3900 option 0.

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23 hours ago

The pool will be closed for the remainder of ...

The pool will be closed for the remainder of the evening, opening at 5am tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience!

    https://www.facebook.com

24 hours ago

Sweet Dreams of Sugar Season

By Christina Moresi, M.Ed., Wissahickon Environmental Center

    Sweet Dreams of Sugar Season - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Christina Moresi, M.Ed., Wissahickon Environmental Center At the Tree House, winter is a time of preparation for spring. We spend our days cleaning, organizing, planning, creating, greeting adventurous winter visitors, teaching, and dreaming of our sweet Maple Sugar Season. Sugar season begins as the winter is coming to an end.
    https://www.fow.org

31 hours ago

It's time to register for summer camp! https:...

It's time to register for summer camp! https://philaymca.org/programs/camp/ #BestSummerEver

    Roxborough YMCA
    It's time to register for summer camp! https://philaymca.org/programs/camp/ #BestSummerEver
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days 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/
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days 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

2 days 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

3 days 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

3 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

4 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:...
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5 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

6 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/

Feb 15

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

Feb 15

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

Feb 15

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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Feb 15

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.
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Feb 15

Feb 14

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

Feb 14

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

Feb 14

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

Feb 14

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...
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Feb 14

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:...
    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
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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 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 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

From the Archives: Winter Birding in the Wissahickon

by Steve Lawrence

    From the Archives: Winter Birding in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Steve Lawrence One in an occasional series in which FOW publishes articles that appeared in our publications in the past, and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by Steve Lawrence (1921-2012) for FOW's Winter 2006 Newsletter. He was an FOW Board Member, Chair of the Wildlife Committee, and an avid bird-watcher ...
    https://www.fow.org

Feb 06

Roxborough PA shared Philly Muscle Tees's pos...

Head to Philly Muscle Tees in Roxborough for your Superbowl gear!

    Philly Muscle Tees
    Philly Muscle Tees, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1,567 likes · 314 talking about this · 47 were here. Sporting Goods Store
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Feb 05

Power Yoga is back starting tomorrow morning!...

Power Yoga is back starting tomorrow morning! Get your yoga on at 9:30am on Tuesdays and Fridays with our brand new instructor Nicole!

    Roxborough YMCA
    Power Yoga is back starting tomorrow morning! Get your yoga on at 9:30am on Tuesdays and Fridays with our brand new instructor Nicole!
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Feb 05

Roxborough YMCA shared Thomas M. Menino YMCA'...

Thank you Thomas M. Menino YMCA for coming through on your end of the wager. Now we have a Rocky Statue, and a SuperBowl Banner, so you will have to find something new to stand in front of next year! #FlyEaglesFly

    Thomas M. Menino YMCA
    Congratulations to Philly on the big win last night! It hurt a little to make this video, but we're happy to write our check to the Roxborough Y's charity. Keep up the great work guys!
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Feb 05

Roxborough YMCA updated their cover photo.

    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 05

Help The Schuylkill Center for Environmental ...

Help The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education shepherd thousands of toads safely across Port Royal Avenue as they travel to and from their breeding grounds at the Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve. Volunteer training will be held on February 17th from 1-3p.m. Learn more by clicking the link below.

    Toad Detour Volunteer Training - Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    Each spring volunteers shepherd thousands of toads safely across Port Royal Avenue as they travel to and from their breeding grounds at the Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve. If you'd like to help with this year's Toad Detour, join us for this orientation.
    http://www.schuylkillcenter.org

Feb 04

Liar

Man on 5900 Henry ave making false police reports

Feb 02

Roxborough YMCA shared Thomas M. Menino YMCA'...

The Challenge has been Accepted! #FlyeaglesFly #superbowl52

    Thomas M. Menino YMCA
    To our friends at the Roxborough YMCA in Philadelphia, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
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Feb 02

Roxborough YMCA added 2 new photos.

TAKE YOUR FITNESS INTO FULL FORCE THIS FEBRUARY!

    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 01

Just in time for the big game, get your last ...

Just in time for the big game, get your last minute raffle tickets for a chance to win a 55" Insignia LED Television. Proceeds to benefit Intercommunity Action, Inc. with the drawing taking place tomorrow at Journey's Way: Resources and Programs for People 55+.

    Interact's TV Raffle Ticket Order Form
    https://intercommunityaction.wufoo.com

Feb 01

Roxborough YMCA updated their cover photo.

    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 01

How much do you know about the Seven Historic Wissahickon Road Houses?

By Sarah West

    How much do you know about the Seven Historic Wissahickon Road Houses? - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Sarah West The Wissahickon Road House Era lasted from the 1840's to about 1915. See if you can match each of the seven pictures below to its name. These photos were taken before 1916. (Source of Information: Chestnut Hill Local, Dec 13, 1990, Helen Moak, Jefferson Moak, Sioux Baldwin pp 72- 75) a.Valley Green ...
    https://www.fow.org

Feb 01

Join us for a Group Ex. Mixer Class for Super...

Join us for a Group Ex. Mixer Class for Super Bowl Sunday! Super Bowl 52 Combo Class- GRIT, BodyATTACK, BodySTEP, BodyCOMBAT Sunday, February 4th, 9:15-10:45 am in Studio A

    Roxborough YMCA
    Join us for a Group Ex. Mixer Class for Super Bowl Sunday! Super Bowl 52 Combo Class- GRIT, BodyATTACK, BodySTEP, BodyCOMBAT Sunday, February 4th, 9:15-10:45 am in Studio A
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 01

Today's 10:10am Pilates will run as core and ...

Today's 10:10am Pilates will run as core and strength with Mike!

    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 31

Don't miss your chance to sign the kids up fo...

Don't miss your chance to sign the kids up for overnight camp at @CampSpeers! Registration is open: http://campspeersymca.org/

    Roxborough YMCA
    Don't miss your chance to sign the kids up for overnight camp at @CampSpeers! Registration is open: http://campspeersymca.org/
    https://www.facebook.com

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