Posts Tagged ‘Friends of the Wissahickon’

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

June 24, 2014  |  Possible City

What explains the power of place, of Fairmount Park especially, to give meaning to our lives? Nathaniel Popkin on three writers drawn to the park, including the great poet Stephen Berg, who died 12 days ago > more

Wissahickon East Officially Welcomed Into Fairmount Park

Wissahickon East Officially Welcomed Into Fairmount Park

April 30, 2014  |  News

Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system grew by six acres on Saturday with the dedication of the Wissahickon East parcel in East Mt. Airy. Elected officials and park commissioners cut a ribbon to make it official, and volunteers staged a three-hour cleanup to get the park off on the good foot > more

Incident On Wissahickon White Trail, Or, An Open Letter To Dog People

Incident On Wissahickon White Trail, Or, An Open Letter To Dog People

April 10, 2014  |  Soapbox

While hiking alone yesterday in the Wissahickon, Brad Maule encountered two dogs running off-leash, and they didn't respond well to his trash grabbing apparatus > more

Casino Applicant Makes Neighborhood A Promise—For A Price

Casino Applicant Makes Neighborhood A Promise—For A Price

January 15, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Blatstein pushing for early neighborhood benefits agreement, City ready for bids for Manayunk Bridge trail project, Wissahickon receives $1 million for trail and wayfinding systems, and a return to the days of Philly Progressivism > more

City Making Progress In Tax Collection Efforts

City Making Progress In Tax Collection Efforts

December 6, 2013  |  Morning Blend

How the Nutter administration is faring with delinquency collection campaign, Friends of the Wissahickon look ahead, coffins found by PWD in North Philly, and the need for more density and less cars > more