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In Mt. Airy, It Takes A Village To Keep The Village [PHOTO ESSAY]

A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/everyzip/zip-photo-essay-in-mt-airy-it-takes-a-village-to-keep-the-village-19119/#sthash.Q360f7DJ.dpuf
A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). (©2016, Bastiaan Slabbers)

When we moved from the Netherlands to Philadelphia six years ago, my wife and I first landed in Fishtown. It’s a nice neighborhood if you are young, but for us, eventually, Mt. Airy in Northwest Philly beckoned.
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Sideline Scenes from Endless SRC Action Meeting [PHOTOS]


See the gallery for some of the scenes of the March 17, 2016 School Reform Commission Action Meeting, held at the Auditorium of the School District of Philadelphia Head Quarters on N. Broad St.

For a detailed look on what went on at this meeting check the story by WHYY’s Education beat reporter Kevin McCorry – March 18, 2016; “Education Philosophies Clash at Packed Philly SRC Meeting”

National Parks celebrated at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

When claiming this young nation requires upgrades some undervalue the soil and rock on which it is based on.

Photographer Ansel Adams forms the inspiration behind a large black-and-white floral display at the 2016 PHS Flower Show. Adams job is currently up for grabs as the National Parks Service is searching for a dedicated photographer to step I the shoes of the historic significant landscape photographer. 'Explore America' is the theme for the 2016 edition of the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Flower Show. The annual show, the largest in its kind, is held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia PA., and runs till March 13. (Bastiaan Slabbers)
Photographer Ansel Adams forms the inspiration behind a large black-and-white floral display at the 2016 PHS Flower Show. Adams job is currently up for grabs as the National Parks Service is searching for a dedicated photographer to step I the shoes of the historic significant landscape photographer.

While it seems most of the nation’s infrastructure really needs a tune-up or at least a fresh coat of paint, a group of centenarians is only getting better over time.

Visitors of this year’s Flower Show will see a large scale celebration of the 100th anniversary of United States’ National Park Service (NPS) as they scout the Convention Center wandering one of three ‘trails’ to ‘Explore America’. Continue reading National Parks celebrated at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show