6 hours ago

Congrats to our friends at Yards Brewing Co.!...

Congrats to our friends at Yards Brewing Co.! Yards has generously supported events at Historic RittenhouseTown over the years. We wish them continued success!

    Yards Brewing Company opens new home in Northern Liberties
    Yards Brewing Company came from small beginnings founded in 1994 in Manayunk. Well today, 23 years and many kicked kegs later Yards opened up its new 70,000 square foot brewery and taproom on Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties. "For everybody here and everybody that supports Yards, cheers, brew and others!"
    http://www.fox29.com

14 hours ago

18 hours ago

Maybe You Can’t Come . . . We welcome Cheerfu...

Maybe You Can’t Come . . . We welcome Cheerful Givers to support the mission . . Just click here . . Thank You! https://center-in-the-park.networkforgood.com/

    Center in the Park
    Maybe You Can't Come . . . We welcome Cheerful Givers to support the mission . . Just click here . . Thank You! https://center-in-the-park.networkforgood.com/
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

An Appetite for a New Challenge

by Laura Feragen

    An Appetite for a New Challenge - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Laura Feragen Over the last decade Jacqueline and Aaron Burger have been going to Wissahickon Valley park as many weekends as possible. But since joining the 2017 All Trails Challenge (ATC) this fall as Team Veggie Burgers, they, along with dog Rosie, have hiked more trails than ever before.
    https://www.fow.org

2 days ago

Challenge Yourself for a Change

by Laura Feragen

    Challenge Yourself for a Change - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Laura Feragen For many people, Wissahickon Valley Park is a place they visit time after time. Joann Hyle was not one of those people; she rarely visited the park. But motivated by the need for an alternative to her daily gym routine, Joann signed up for the All Trails Challenge (ATC).
    https://www.fow.org

2 days ago

Reaching Out to Little Friends

Philadelphia has one of the greatest park systems in the U.S., and yet many of our residents are either unaware of or disconnected from our public green spaces. In response to this problem, FOW is launching a pilot program, Little Friends of the Wissahickon, to introduce Philadelphia’s public school kindergartners and first graders to Wissahickon Valley Park and inspire them to explore and experience the wilderness in their own city.

    Reaching Out to Little Friends - Friends of Wissahickon
    Philadelphia has one of the greatest park systems in the U.S., and yet many of our residents are either unaware of or disconnected from our public green spaces. In response to this problem, FOW is launching a pilot program, Little Friends of the Wissahickon, to introduce Philadelphia's public school kindergartners and first graders to Wissahickon ...
    https://www.fow.org

2 days ago

Here's your chance to provide input on the Wi...

Here's your chance to provide input on the Wissahickon Gateway Plan. Take the survey by following the link below.

2 days ago

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

A reminder from the 5th District regarding curfews. Don't forget the Captain's Townhall Monthly Meeting Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm.

    5th District PDAC Philadelphia
    Parents and Guardians please note that the curfew for the City of Philadelphia during the School Year is: * 13 years old and older- Weekdays - 10:30pm * 13 years old and older - Weekends - Midnight *...
    http://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Yellow Trail Closure 11/15/17-12/20/17

Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone. 

    Yellow Trail Closure 11/15/17-12/20/17 - Friends of Wissahickon
    Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone. Due to construction on the Walnut Lane Bridge, The Yellow Trail below the bridge will be closed from Wednesday, 11/15/17 through Wednesday, 12/20/17. This area will be extremely dangerous and park users should adhere to all signage and safety barriers.
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 10

Center in the Park added 2 new photos.

Mens Gathering engaged in Vaccine Education Project at Center in the Park.

    Center in the Park
    Center in the Park, Philadelphia. 575 likes. To learn more about Center In the Park visit http://www.centerinthepark.org
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Nov 10

Center in the Park added 4 new photos.

CIP's Veterans Celebration Breakfast

    Center in the Park
    Center in the Park, Philadelphia. 575 likes. To learn more about Center In the Park visit http://www.centerinthepark.org
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Nov 10

Center in the Park added 3 new photos.

Thomas is stirring up the grits for CIP's breakfast in honor of our Veterans!

    Center in the Park
    Center in the Park, Philadelphia. 575 likes. To learn more about Center In the Park visit http://www.centerinthepark.org
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 09

Open to all! FREE! Please register at http://...

Open to all! FREE! Please register at http://bit.ly/TUeprep

    Kim Singleton
    Open to all! FREE! Please register at http://bit.ly/TUeprep
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 08

Challenge Yourself for a Change

by Laura Feragen

    Challenge Yourself for a Change - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Laura Feragen For many people, Wissahickon Valley Park is a place they visit time after time. Joann Hyle was not one of those people; she rarely visited the park. But motivated by the need for an alternative to her daily gym routine, Joann signed up for the All Trails Challenge (ATC).
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 07

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Travel restrictions on Henry Avenue beginning this week lasting through early December

    Details
    http://www.penndot.gov

Nov 07

The Walking Bond: Reflections of a Trail Ambassador

FOW Trail Ambassador (TA) Carol Beam and a fellow TA spent a long time trying to figure out how this ice formation (pictured above) happens on the Wissahickon Creek. Below she shares the joys of patrolling Wissahickon Valley Park with her fellow Trail Ambassadors.

    The Walking Bond: Reflections of a Trail Ambassador - Friends of Wissahickon
    FOW Trail Ambassador (TA) Carol Beam and a fellow TA spent a long time trying to figure out how this ice formation (pictured above) happens on the Wissahickon Creek. Below she shares the joys of patrolling Wissahickon Valley Park with her fellow Trail Ambassadors.
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 06

GO TEAL The Alzheimer’s Foundation of Americ...

GO TEAL The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Light the World in Teal campaign (#AFALightTheWorld) is an annual program which helps raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Landmarks across the globe – from New York to Los Angeles; from the United Kingdom to Australia – will be lighting up teal this November 8th as part of Alzheimer’s awareness month to show their support for the millions of people living with the disease.

    Center in the Park
    GO TEAL The Alzheimer's Foundation of America's Light the World in Teal campaign (#AFALightTheWorld) is an annual program which helps raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease. Landmarks across the...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 06

Center in the Park shared their post.

Still time to have your voice heard! Thursday, 11/9 or Tuesday, 11/14 . . . Call Fatima 215-848-7722 or info@centerinthepark.org to register!

    Center in the Park
    Let YOUR voice be heard in this important study about vaccinations for flu, pneumonia and shingles . . . call to sign up for a session . . . 215-848-7722, ext, 305 or register by e-mail...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 06

Center in the Park shared Aging Mastery Progr...

Sign up for the next Aging Mastery Program at Center in the Park . . . Call Fatima at 215-848-7722 or info@centerinthepark.org

    Aging Mastery Program
    AMP Participant Quote of the Day!
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 06

Hope to see your sticker on Tues., 11/7

Hope to see your sticker on Tues., 11/7

    Center in the Park
    Center in the Park, Philadelphia. 575 likes. To learn more about Center In the Park visit http://www.centerinthepark.org
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Nov 06

Center in the Park added 4 new photos.

Advocacy at the national Consumer Voice Conference!

    Center in the Park
    Center in the Park, Philadelphia. 575 likes. To learn more about Center In the Park visit http://www.centerinthepark.org
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Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Nov 06

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

The WICA General Membership meets the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in the Board Room of Northern Children’s Services. The entrance can be found on the Righter Street side of the main building. All are welcome to attend.

    General Membership Meeting
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Nov 03

Get Ready To Survive The Holiday Season! Fina...

Get Ready To Survive The Holiday Season! Financially and Mentally Prepared! Join The Holiday Survival Series at Center in the Park! Register at: 215-848-7722 or info@centerinthepark.org

    Center in the Park
    Get Ready To Survive The Holiday Season! Financially and Mentally Prepared! Join The Holiday Survival Series at Center in the Park! Register at: 215-848-7722 or info@centerinthepark.org
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 02

This photo of the 1707 Homestead and ca. 1725...

This photo of the 1707 Homestead and ca. 1725 Bake House was taken earlier this week at about 6 AM by runner, Michael Moulton. Thanks to Michael for sharing it with us!

    Historic RittenhouseTown
    This photo of the 1707 Homestead and ca. 1725 Bake House was taken earlier this week at about 6 AM by runner, Michael Moulton. Thanks to Michael for sharing it with us!
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 01

Get Ready Get Ready

Get Ready Get Ready

    Center in the Park
    Get Ready Get Ready
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Nov 01

Challenge Yourself to Give Thanks

If you ask Gene Bishop to name her favorite trail in the Wissahickon, she’ll tell you it’s like asking her about her favorite season to walk there: It’s hard for her to choose, because her favorite thing about the Wissahickon is that it’s always changing.

    Challenge Yourself to Give Thanks - Friends of Wissahickon
    If you ask Gene Bishop to name her favorite trail in the Wissahickon, she'll tell you it's like asking her about her favorite season to walk there: It's hard for her to choose, because her favorite thing about the Wissahickon is that it's always changing.
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 01

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiv...

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the season of giving to charitable organizations, like CIP!

    Center in the Park
    Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the season of giving to charitable...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 01

Help Center in the Park every time you shop a...

Help Center in the Park every time you shop at 1,792 of the most popular online stores: https://www.iGive.com/CenterinthePark/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

    Donate to Center in the Park | Fundraiser | Raise Money Online - iGive
    Shop online at your favorite stores and iGive donates part of what you spend to Center in the Park at no extra cost. Join iGive today!
    https://www.igive.com

Oct 30

Let YOUR voice be heard in this important stu...

Let YOUR voice be heard in this important study about vaccinations for flu, pneumonia and shingles . . . call to sign up for a session . . . 215-848-7722, ext, 305 or register by e-mail info@centerinthepark.org . . . either 11/9 or 11/14 from 12:30-2:30pm . . . The Vaccine Education Project is a collaboration between Rutgers University, Center in the Park, & Thomas Jefferson University and is funded by Merck & Co., Inc.

    Center in the Park
    Let YOUR voice be heard in this important study about vaccinations for flu, pneumonia and shingles . . . call to sign up for a session . . . 215-848-7722, ext, 305 or register by e-mail...
    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 26

Please save the date . . .

Please save the date . . .

    Center in the Park
    Please save the date . . .
    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 26

Graduates of Diabetes Self Management Class a...

Graduates of Diabetes Self Management Class at Center in the Park . . . They said that Mr. Lucas and Fatima did an awesome job of co-facilitating the 6-week workshop series. Congrats!

    Center in the Park
    Graduates of Diabetes Self Management Class at Center in the Park . . . They said that Mr. Lucas and Fatima did an awesome job of co-facilitating the 6-week workshop series. Congrats!
    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 26

As October draws to a close . . . CIP continu...

As October draws to a close . . . CIP continues to support breast cancer education and awareness

    Center in the Park
    As October draws to a close . . . CIP continues to support breast cancer education and awareness
    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 26

NCOA has just 6 days left to be rated a Great...

NCOA has just 6 days left to be rated a Great Nonprofit again this year. All it takes is a short review from YOU to put us over the top. NCOA has brought great programs to Center in the Park - The Aging Mastery Program and Benefits Check-Up to name just two! The Center's Director, Lynn, serves on the NCOA Board and Chairs the National Institute of Senior Centers Executive Committee! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/national-council-on-aging

    Park S.'s Story About National Council on Aging
    Park S. - Hundreds of older adults who are participants of the Center in the Park and residents of the NW Philadelphia community and beyond have experienced the Aging Mastery Program when our Center was one of the first five in the nation to offer it a few yea ...
    https://greatnonprofits.org

Oct 26

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    ROOF REPLACEMENT - INSTALL A TIMBERLINE ROOF SYSTEM AND DORMER SIDING (SFD)

    6240 WISSAHICKON AVE Issued October 24, 2017 Comment

Oct 23

Avoid Tree Blindness With Wendy Willard

“Just naming trees might sound a bit like a parlor trick to impress your friends. But it’s also a way to start paying attention.” Gabriel Popkin

    Avoid Tree Blindness With Wendy Willard - Friends of Wissahickon
    "Just naming trees might sound a bit like a parlor trick to impress your friends. But it's also a way to start paying attention." Gabriel Popkin FOW Trail Ambassador and Crew Leader Wendy Willard believes knowing more about trees can be an effective entry point for becoming more connected to the natural world and reducing ...
    https://www.fow.org

Oct 19

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 200A, 40- CIRCUIT SERVICE. DEACTIVATE BATHROOM PANEL, INSTALL WHOLE HOUSE SURGE PROTECTION DEVICE, REPLACE 25- 2/PRONG OUTLETS WITH 3- PRONG OUTLETS... IN ACCORDANCE WITH 2008 NEC FOR A ONE FAMILY BUILDING

    1004 W CLIVEDEN ST Issued October 17, 2017 Comment

Oct 18

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALLATION OF 15 ROOF-MOUNTED SOLAR PANELS 3.80KW AC/4.20KW DC. AS PER 2008 NEC.

    630 W JOHNSON ST Issued October 16, 2017 Comment

Oct 17

FOW Needs You!

When you become a volunteer with Friends of the Wissahickon, you get back as much as you give to the park. Through FOW volunteer programs, you will meet and work with others who care about the Wissahickon as much as you do. Together you will learn more about the park—its history, geology, wildlife, plants, and more—which will enhance your experience of the Wissahickon. FOW volunteers provide critical support needed to protect, preserve, and enhance Wissahickon Valley Park.

    FOW Needs You! - Friends of Wissahickon
    When you become a volunteer with Friends of the Wissahickon, you get back as much as you give to the park. Through FOW volunteer programs, you will meet and work with others who care about the Wissahickon as much as you do. Together you will learn more about the park-its history, geology, wildlife, plants, and ...
    https://www.fow.org

Oct 16

5th Annual C.W. Henry/WMAN 5K Turkey Trot

Click to sign up.

    5th Annual C.W. Henry/WMAN 5K Turkey Trot
    Click to sign up.
    http://www.wman.net

Oct 09

Need Motivation to Complete the All Trails Challenge?

Try the Four Corners method developed by Matt Palombaro and Christopher Moore, from Wyndmoor. Moore has always lived near Wissahickon Valley Park—if you don’t count his college years and a few years in central New York State—and started running in his late twenties. Moore began running in the Wissahickon in 2001 and was introduced to trail running by the Wissahickon Wanderers, through which he met his wife (who runs trails and ultras), and became one of its longest continuously tenured members. He went on to compete in 50- to 100-mile races, but says those days are mostly behind him. Now the 44-year-old small-scale design/building contractor (and former architect) lives near the park in Roxborough and can be seen most weekend mornings in the Wissahickon with his wife and Australian shepherd, Scout. FOW’s Outreach Manager Sarah Marley had the chance to interview him recently. Below are some highlights from the interview.

    Need Motivation to Complete the All Trails Challenge? - Friends of Wissahickon
    Try the Four Corners method developed by Matt Palombaro and Christopher Moore, from Wyndmoor. Moore has always lived near Wissahickon Valley Park-if you don't count his college years and a few years in central New York State-and started running in his late twenties. Moore began running in the Wissahickon in 2001 and was introduced to ...
    https://www.fow.org

Oct 09

Safety Meeting Notes Sept. 26, 2017

WMAN and Carpenter’s Woods Town Watch held a safety meeting with Lt. Schmid of the 14th District Police. It was facilitated by Heather Pierce.

    Safety Meeting Notes Sept. 26, 2017
    WMAN and Carpenter's Woods Town Watch held a safety meeting with Lt. Schmid of the 14th District Police. It was facilitated by Heather Pierce. Here is a link to the notes from the meeting. &n...
    http://www.wman.net

Oct 04

Gardening and Yard Maintenance for Human and Environmental Health

With fall upon us, we turn our focus to the gas-powered leaf blowers, weed trimmers, and lawn mowers. Many of us want to run in the other direction every time these machines are powered up. Although some claim these tools add a measure of convenience to landscape management, the high level of noise and air pollution they emit has been well documented. These all-too-familiar yard tools generate air and noise pollution around our neighborhoods, schools, and public spaces, while interrupting the quiet enjoyment of our neighborhoods. Residents in some municipalities (none that we are aware of in Pennsylvania) have even fought for, and won, measures to regulate or replace these machines entirely. (Read this, too!)

    Gardening and Yard Maintenance for Human and Environmental Health - Friends of Wissahickon
    With fall upon us, we turn our focus to the gas-powered leaf blowers, weed trimmers, and lawn mowers. Many of us want to run in the other direction every time these machines are powered up. Although some claim these tools add a measure of convenience to landscape management, the high level of noise and air pollution ...
    https://www.fow.org

Sep 30

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    REMOVAL OF EXISTING RUSTED / DAMAGED FIREBOX AND SMOKE CHAMBER. INSTALLATION OF NEW 10" DOUBLE WALL CHIMNEY LINER SYSTEM INCLUDING DAMPER & DIVERTER. REBUILD OF FIREBOX WITH FIREBRICK. REFINISH & REBUILD SMOKE CHAMBER.

    640 W KINGSLEY ST Issued September 28, 2017 Comment

Sep 28

Sep 25

Support Your Favorite Public Land this Saturday

National Public Lands Day on September 30 presents a great opportunity for people who love the Wissahickon to come out and support one of their favorite public lands.

    Support Your Favorite Public Land this Saturday - Friends of Wissahickon
    National Public Lands Day on September 30 presents a great opportunity for people who love the Wissahickon to come out and support one of their favorite public lands. Wissahickon Valley Park was set aside as a public land in 1868 for the health and benefit of the citizens of Philadelphia.
    https://www.fow.org

Sep 21

Mt. Airy Village Fair and Ned Wolf Park Photos

    Mt. Airy Village Fair and Ned Wolf Park Photos
    Visit the post for more.
    http://www.wman.net

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