Let the Fall Festivals Begin!

Although the weather this week makes it a little hard to believe, Fall has officially begun. So, I present to you a list of upcoming fall festivals, a few of which are this weekend. You’ll find everything from arts and craft shows to apple festivals to goblins in the garden! Look for more fall fun […]

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This Weekend: Make a Run For It!

Have you ever wished there was a place where your kids could yell like crazy, jump around, shouting like maniacs, and nobody would even notice? Have you ever wished you could use all that wonderful kid energy, noise, and enthusiasm for a good cause? How about taking the kids out to cheer for runners at […]

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Go Downtown: A Day of Franklin

Day of Franklin A fun afternoon or early evening with the kids can be had by doing a mini-tour of places in the city bearing the name of Ben Franklin. This past Saturday evening, ready for a shake-up from the neighborhood playgrounds, we headed in town to meet friends at Franklin Square Park, the wonderful […]

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Beatlemania in Chestnut Hill Tomorrow!

This weekend, Beatles fans should head to the hill (Chestnut Hill, that is) to join in the celebration to commemorate the release of the original Beatles catalogue, which includes all 12 Beatles albums digitally remastered and packaged with the oringinal artwork released with each album (released Sept. 9th). For those of you addicted to music-related […]

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If you like to rummage…

Don’t miss St. Paul’s annual rummage sale this Saturday, Sept. 12th, starting at 9:00 am. St. Paul’s is a beautiful old stone church at the top of Chestnut Hill. When my family moved from Florida to Philly two years ago, we were coatless and clueless about cold weather. We happened to see a little blue […]

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Arboretum adventures

As usual, there are some great events and activities for kids at the Morris Arboretum right now, including a “bird’s nest” for people (open now), a scarecrow design contest (register by Sep. 18; entries displayed Oct. 3-18) , and little lighthouses made from leaves, bark, vines and twigs (the garden railway’s summer display). Editor’s Note: […]

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