this weekend 10/1: so many choices, so little time!

Saturday: Harvest on Henry… Join in the Family Fun, 1-4pm!  Free Admission: Activities include: 50/50 Raffle, Face painting, Pie Bake Off, Harvest craft activities, Pumpkin painting, Farm products for tasting & sale, Folk music, Fun kid’s games, Hay rides, and food available from local vendors.  The proceeds will be used to support Henry Got Crops, and […]

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this weekend 9/24- movie, festival, museums!
Snedak collection Rumpus_0

In case the weather miraculously holds out, the ever-postponed outdoor screening of The Princess Bride will be  showing in Friday night at  the Lovett Library Garden on 6945 Germantown Ave.  Seating starts at 7PM, film begins at 7:30 PM.   I know it seems inconceivable that it will be held, so we must get used to […]

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building community at Greene Street Friends School

 Written by: GSFS parent, Debbie Woodward Over the years, when I have talked to people about Greene Street Friends School, I find myself coming back to one characteristic over and over again: the community. In various ways and at various scales, Greene Street fosters a strong community between students, faculty, staff and parents. Greene Street […]

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for whom does homework work?
The Homework Machine

  Inspired by a recent opportunity I had to participate in a WHYY session on this topic, and since it IS back to school time, over the next few weeks, GAP will be doing a series on homework. I’d love to begin the series with something sexy, but the nerd in me is winning out.  […]

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this week… homework and adoption

Two events this week that might be of interest to NW Philly parents (and parents-to-be)! The first, is a somewhat shameless plug.  WHYY is doing a fall parenting series, with the first session is this Tuesday night.  The topic?  HOMEWORK.  Timely, right?  (And this is a shameless plug since I am one of the panelists). […]

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back to school… are those buses really safe?
Flashing Lights and Sign on School Bus

It’s here!  Or finally here, depending upon your perspective.  Many NW Philly kids will don backpacks and plop themselves into those big black school bus seats.  For all the time we spend choosing car seats and making sure that they are buckled in safely for each and every trip, it seems grossly counter-intuitive to throw […]

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this weekend 9/3… check out the markets!
0_Vegetable Garden at Wyck

Check out Wyck’s Market on Friday from 2-6pm. Nourish your family with locally grown and freshly harvested foods. Check out some of the delicious offerings: Aunt Ada’s Italian pole beans: $2.50 quart Senposai and collard greens: $2 bunch Keith’s Rocambole garlic: $1.50 each okra: $2.50 pint zucchini and pattypan summer squash: $2 lb Sungold cherry tomatoes: […]

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