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Solomon Jones, for Axis Philly

Solomon Jones, for Axis Philly

  • The William Penn Foundation has awarded a two-year grant of $300,000 to Northwest Philadelphia’s Awbury Arboretum, whose non-profit has been forced to support itself by contracting its services out since state funding was slashed. NewsWorks lists what is to come: “proposals for the making the Chew Avenue Gateway more attractive and welcoming; restoring parts and replanting sections of the central landscape park; expanding the agricultural component; improving the ‘Secret Garden’; restoring the meadow areas; and removing debris and restoring the watercourse and pond.”
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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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