Cliveden Grounds, NorthWest Philadelphia, PA USA– October 6, 2012; When it came to explaining the importance of events like the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, which was held Saturday on the Cliveden Grounds, Jack Asher drew a comparison between the printed word and actually seeing the actions described.
“It is one thing to open a history book and read about it,” said Asher, an event sponsor, “but it is different to see the action. The guns going off. The smoke. The whole nine yards.”
To that end, hundreds of historic re-enactors came to the grounds of Cliveden for the annual Battle of Germantown reenactment.
The slideshow consists of all of the 1000 shots taken during the PIAA AA semifinals at the Benjamin Johnston Memorial Stadium on December 8, 2012.
The Wyomissing Spartans take the 2012 PIAA AA semifinals with a 35-13 victory over the Imhotep Panthers. ‘Wyo’ Spartans will face Aliquippa in state title game December 15, 2012 in Hersey, PA. The game is also a head to head meet of talented running backs Alex Anzalone (#24) and David Williams (#33).
NewsWorks.org has the full story and a slideshow with a selection of the best shots. You can see them here: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/component/flexicontent/item/48090-the-imhotep-panthers-dreams-of-a-state-championship-end-in-defeat-gallery
Former Magarity Ford Car Dealer Ship, Chestnut Hill, NorthWest Philadelphia, PA USA –August 24, 2012; On Tuesday night magenta colored light was pouring out of the windows of the former Magarity Ford dealership in Chestnut Hill. Inside was a film crew and a rock band.
Occasionally people stop to see what is going on inside the vintage building. “We took our car her to be serviced,” Jonathan Smith recalls. His father in-law, Fred Winston states, “I think it is great to see this happening.” Magarity Ford closed in November 2008. The building at 8200 Germantown Ave. is scheduled to be demolished this fall to make room for Bowman Properties’ retail/residential complex.
The building’s final act The Philadelphia band 56 Men chose the Magarity building for its location to shoot a music video. The film crew was made up of Temple University students.
The band is working on a second album with a mix of alternative, pop and rock. On this night, the music they played seemed a good tribute to the old Magarity Ford building. Missing but not so hard to imagine in this setting; a shiny red convertible, fitted with an eight-track player and ready for adventure.
UK Bass player, Ian Mellanby says he’s a big fan of Americana. “This is a nice space”, he says as he looks around. “I think that they gonna tear this building down, I heard. They don’t build buildings like this anymore.” Mellanby continues, “You could have a real nice art center, a farmers market in the car park and an antique market. It could be a center piece for the neighborhood.”