chestnut hill soccer hosts alex’s lemonade stand this saturday
think pink and cheer the 3-day walkers in NW Philly!
October is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and this Saturday September 21, from 11am-2pm, some of the youngest Chestnut Hill Youth Soccer Club members will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The stand will help to raise money to find cures for childhood cancer. The stand will also honor one little girl, currently battling cancer right […]
Pastorius Meeting-Monday July 11 @ 7pm
It’s that time of the year again. Over two thousand people (mostly women) will converge in our city to walk SIXTY MILES in THREE DAYS. Come rain or shine (and it looks like they’ll have both), they’ll sleep outside in tents, work their way down from Abington to the Navy Yard, and be looking […]
Pastorius (not to be confused with Brideshead) Revisited
Please join us Monday night for a meeting of people hoping to create a people and dog-friendly park culture in Pastorius Park. The story behind the meeting can be found here. Anyone interested in brainstorming a solution where the park can be used by ALL community members is welcome to attend: Date: Monday July 11Time: 7pmPlace: Pastorius […]
Kids Run to benefit the George Fund- Sunday June 5
not a spot on him. Before we delve into our annual donning of all things red, white, and blue, I wanted to revisit the “dog park” issue raised here. Many readers responded via comments and email, hoping to move forward with discussions about ways to make the park more accessible for all community members- furry […]
Pastorius Park: gone to the dogs?
Do your kids love to run? Why not have them run to help other kids? The Kids Run for the George Fund is open to boys and girls, age 1 to 14. The goal is to promote the importance of exercise through running while having fun. The first 250 participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. […]
Spring Cleaning Opportunity for a good cause!
see? plenty of room for everyone. When we began looking to move Chestnut Hill almost two years ago, we were attracted to many things. We loved how green it is while still being a party of the city. We loved its history and proximity to both Mt. Airy and Germantown. We loved that it is […]
MLK Day of Service, Used Clothing Sale, and Lovett to reopen!
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. […]
Wanting to be part of the Day of Service and finding meaningful and appropriate ways to do that with young children can be two very different things. I know our best bets have been to jump in to preschool/childcare/school-sponsored events geared toward family participation. Our school will be putting together PJ packages for children who […]
GAP Needs You!!
Calling all GAP readers… please help out with this effort to stock a local school library. Fitler Academics Plus Elementary School is located at Seymour and Knox Streets in Germantown. It is a K-8 school, beautifully run, and the School District of Philadelphia has outfitted a space for a library and hired a librarian.But the […]
Well, we have reached 100 posts!! It’s hard to believe this site was created just last September. We have grown and changed a lot in that time. For instance, we have launched our new meetup group! If you haven’t joined yet, please do. We have 18 members so far and some fun activities planned. If […]