This Weekend… Happy Halloween!!!

Ewok v. Yoda Halloween-related Activities: Halloween Scary Stories at Stagecrafters Theater 8130 Germantown Avenue Friday October 29th   7:00 pm  and Saturday, October 30th, 2:00 & 7:00 pm Stop in for a dramatic readings of spooky tales for both children and adults: magic show, costume contests & prizes!  Evening performances at 7 p.m. on Friday […]

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Last Week to apply for Voluntary Transfer in Philadelphia Public Schools

Quick reminder: The deadline to apply for Voluntary Transfer for the 2011-2012 school year is this Friday, October 29.  If you are hoping to have your child attend a school that lies outside your residential school’s attendance boundaries, the VTP allows you to apply to those schools for the upcoming school year.  Options for transfer […]

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This Weekend…

Taste FairWeavers Way Chestnut HillSaturday, Oct. 23, noon to 4 p.m.Weavers Way Chestnut Hill, 8424 Germantown Avenue. What a great theme for a fair!  This tribute to co-op month will feature live music and fun activities like face painting and pumpkin decorating, but the focus will be food, with over a dozen vendors sampling all […]

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Wanna Be Scared? Or Sorta?

Seeing as it’s the time of year for scares and shivers, here’s a shortlist of ideas for being scared out of your mind, scared a good bit, scared in good fun, or just kinda amused by spooky decorations… Scared out of your MIND!  The best venue for this category is none other than the Terror […]

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Meet Local Moms/Authors of Domestic Drama

On Monday evening, October 18th, the Treehouse Cafe welcomes local authors Lori Tharps (Substitute Me) and Chandra Hoffman (Chosen). Bring your little ones to play while the authors discuss integrating writing with motherhood.  Event begins at 5:00pm.Substitute Me Is Lori Tharps’ first novel about a young White couple who hires a young Black woman to be their son’s nanny and how their lives are all changed […]

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This Weekend…

Hooray for another busy fall weekend with LOTS to do in and around the GAP area… Friday & Sat. Nights:Ghost Tours in Chestnut HillStarts at 8pm $10 adults, $7 childrenMeet at Chestnut Hill Hotel Saturday:Fall Sidewalk Sale at Regina Coeli 10am-4pmhttp://www.reginacoeliacademy.com/fallsale Northwest Farm Fest, 11am to 3pmSponsored by Weavers Way Co-opMort Brooks Memorial Farm in […]

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Arboreta!

Here is our first post from second grader, Mrs. Harry Potter (with artwork from younger brother, Luke Skywalker).  MHP’s advice on visiting the Morris Arboretum:  “This is me on the big net at the arboretum.” Luke Skywalker, age 4 In Chestnut Hill there are many fun places to go to and look at and play […]

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‘Tis the Season for Fall School Open Houses!

Fall Open Houses  John S. Jenks Elementary School Kindergarten Tea for Prospective Parents Thursday October 7, 2010 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Location: 135 West Gravers Lane in Chestnut Hill City State Zip: Philadelphia, 19118 Email: haviva.goldman@gmail.com  Open House November 9th, 2010, 6:00 – 7:30PM Location: J.S. Jenks School, Please enter on Southampton, off Germantown Ave. […]

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School Additions and Reader Question…

This post will be short and sweet.  Thanks to some reader feedback, we’ve added several new schools to the open house list: Jenks, Greenwoods Charter, Crefeld, and Our Mother of Consolation.  If you know of more schools to add, please send them our way… the more the merrier! Also, there was a question from a […]

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This Weekend…

As difficult as it is to believe right now, the weather forecast for the weekend looks gorgeous!  Good thing… there’s LOTS going on locally.  Once again, choosing what to do is the toughest part.  Here’s a quick run-down: Weekend Calendar with Clickable Links: Friday Oct. 1Chestnut Hill First FridayMt. Airy First Friday Saturday Oct. 2East […]

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