- The Inquirer speaks with Bernardo Cordovez, an Ecuadorian immigrant, who cofounded the technology firm Optofluidics Inc. in a Cornell University laboratory. When Cordovez and his professor decided to expand upon their enterprise, the natural choice for relocation was West Philadelphia, where the Science Center could provide “labs and other physical facilities the fledgling company needed, but there was another element that was just as important,” says Cordovez: the sense of community.
- Roxborough’s Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, now with a fair amount of additional space since the relocation of the Green Woods Charter School, is preparing for the opening of a nature studies preschool. “The Schuylkill Center Nature Preschool, with its windows open out to the 340 acres of nature preserve, will offer many opportunities for direct contact. Students will plant and grow trees, rear tadpoles, catch butterflies and experience nature in all seasons.”
- NewsWorks says the city’s hotel industry no longer sees the last week of the year as a slow time, as more and more families are visiting for reunions and weddings—albeit for shorter sojourns than summer tourists.
- Philadelphia Real Estate Blog warns Northern Liberties of the encroaching competition of Fishtown’s housing market, whose prices are “still swimming upstream.”
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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