Touring The Divine Lorraine

 

"Looking back toward the entrance of the Divine Lorraine." | Photo: Melissa Romero, for Curbed Philly

“Looking back toward the entrance of the Divine Lorraine.” | Photo: Melissa Romero, for Curbed Philly

  • Twenty-eight teams of volunteers from Plant One Million, a tristate initiative of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Delaware Center for Horticulture and the New Jersey Tree Foundation to increase the region’s tree canopy by 30%, will commemorate Earth Day tomorrow with the planting of 889 trees across the city, says Al Día. 
  • Delaware River Port Authority has relinquished ownership of the RiverLink Ferry from Penn’s Landing to Camden, reports Jason Laughlin. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the ferry’s new operator, “is focusing its efforts on the marketing of the RiverLink Ferry system to grow ridership and support our waterfront partners on both sides of the river,” says its president, Tom Corcoran.
  • The Temple News covers the ceremonial groundbreaking of that university’s $170 million state-of-the-art library on Tuesday. Dean of Libraries Joe Lucia spoke to the Snøhetta-designed building’s potential for becoming a blueprint for other academic institutions in search of synthesizing traditional and innovative methods in scholarship.
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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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