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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 reenactors came to the grounds of Cliveden for the annual Battle of Germantown reenactment.

( Click for photos and full story on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org ) 

Rally in the Valley [VIDEO]

Mountain bike enthusiasts from across the region and all ages gathered in Wissahickon Park on Saturday for the 6th Annual Rally in the Valley festival.

The mountain bike event, organized by the Philadelphia Mountain Biking Association (PMBA), gives riders a chance to socialize, pick up riding tips and cruise together on the trails.

Jacalyn Clawson with PMBA said this year’s festival was scaled down a bit. Some vendors didn’t return after they had to deal with heavy rains during last year’s event.

Originally posted on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org )