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Vision Thru Art class offers creative and social outlet to vision-impaired (via NewsWorks)

Besty Clayton is glazing a replacement of a ballerina sculpture she made years ago for her granddaughter. Clayton explains that the original broke beyond repair in many pieces while transporting. Clayton is a member of the Vision Thru Art class at the Allans Lane Are Center in the Mt Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. (Bas Slabbers)
Besty Clayton is glazing a replacement of a ballerina sculpture she made years ago for her granddaughter. Clayton explains that the original broke beyond repair in many pieces while transporting. Clayton is a member of the Vision Thru Art class at the Allens Lane Are Center in the Mt Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. (photo by Bastiaan Slabbers)

About a dozen students gather in the basement of Allens Lane Art Center in Mt. Airy for their weekly sculpting class. They spend the time working on long-term pieces, learning new techniques and catching up with each other. They are students in the center’s class for the visually-impaired…

…story by Neema Roshania continues on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org

Battle of Germantown reenactment [video]

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.

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