This Weekend…

There may be some big holes in the wrap-up of ideas for this weekend, but here are a few possibilities: They may be calling for snow Friday, but on Saturday April 2, the Wyck Houseopens for both house and garden tours.  Get a glimpse into both history and greenery in one fell swoop!  House is […]

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Introducing the Monday Mix: Book Reviews, Quotes, Neighborhood Fun, and More Mishmash

Greetings Germantown Avenue Parents! It’s Maleka Fruean, mama of three, events coordinator at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, and Germantown resident. I’m introducing a new series of GAP posts I’ll be doing on Mondays called the Monday Mix, filled with book reviews on new and older children’s and parenting books arriving at the […]

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Spring Cleaning Opportunity for a good cause!

Drop-off lasts all this week for the second annual Kids Stuff Giveaway!  The actual giveaway will take place at Germantown Jewish Centre on Sunday, April 3 and will benefit the Haitian Relief Fund. Drop off your gently used kids clothes, books, toys, games, equipment, etc. to Germantown Jewish Centre between Sunday 3/27 and Friday 4/01. […]

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This Weekend… cook-off, open skate and bus tour

Friday: Public Skating at the Wissahickon Skate Club 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM  Cost: $9.00 admission    $1.00 guest card     $3.00 skate rental http://www.wissskating.com/skating-for-the-public/ Sunday: Chili Cookoff hosted by the Chestnut Hill Rotary Held at the Brossman Center at the Lutheran Seminary at 7301 Germantown Ave 2-6pm. 16 restaurants and caterers from Chestnut […]

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Tip of the Week: New AAP Car Seat Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatricians has increased their recommendations for toddlers in car seats.  The old recommendations called for children to ride rear facing until they reached both 1 year and 20 pounds.  The new guidelines call for children to remain rear-facing until age two.  Both guidelines have the caveat “or until they reach the […]

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This Weekend… young artists, Purim, ice skating and music!

Olivia Case- playwright! Young Playwrights presents “Nelson and the Remote” by Olivia Case, a 6th grade student at William Penn Charter School and Chestnut Hill resident.  Followed by “The Most Evil Wampire in Transylvania” by Dahlia LaBan, a student at Elkins Park Middle School  Info: (215) 665-9226, www.PhillyYoungPlaywrights.org Admission is FREE. No tickets or reservations […]

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Tip of the Week: Fire Safety

So yesterday brought our much needed extra hour of sunlight.  Too bad it also stole an hour of sleep… I’ll still take it.  But did you do as the firefighters recommend?  Did you check, clean, and/or replace your smoke alarms? Recommendations: 1. Make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor and close to sleeping […]

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This Weekend…

The Second Annual Cheltenham Jazz Festival kicks off this Saturday with ten of the area’s top high school jazz bands featuring more than 300 performers.  The Cavalcade of Bands begins at 5pm in Cheltenham High School’s Stretton Hall with performances by bands from Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia County high schools. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for […]

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Tip of the Week: Get them ready…

As wonderful as it is to have more daylight, the turning of the clocks this weekend will wreak havoc with some of our own internal clocks.  Yes, Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday at 2am.  This is the one where we set the clocks forward an hour…. wonderful for the added daylight, but it throws […]

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This weekend…. culture abounds!

As part of the One Book, One Philadelphia Celebration, the Chestnut Hill Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia will have a Native American Crafts session.  Children will learn about Power Animals and tribal teaching.  Wendy Logan, a member of the Powhattan Renape Nation, will lead the event.  Whether or not you’ve read the Sherman […]

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Yummmm….

Today, Tuesday March 1 is National Pancake Day (according to IHOP).  From 7am-10pm, you can head over to IHOP (there’s one on 611, North of Cheltenham) to get one free short stack per customer.  They will ask for a voluntary donation, which goes to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. Also, starting […]

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