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Fairmount Park

City Life

Fairmount Park Conservancy the Latest Victim of William Penn Foundation Grant Suspensions

Last night, City Paper reported that the $2 billion William Penn Foundation would be suspending grants to city-related agencies indefinitely. The report identified a funding […]

City Life

Religious Groups Sue Philadelphia Over Outdoor Feeding Ban

A complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania today on behalf of several religious groups in the area argues that the city’s […]

City Life

Dog Set on Fire at Fairmount Park

A PSPCA officer has reported that a male, “pit bull-type” dog was wrapped in a blanket and set on fire at 33rd and Cecil B. […]

The Scene

HughE Dillon: Fairmount Park Conservancy Celebration

Thursday night, the Fairmount Park Conservancy held its 2012 Centennial Celebration, bringing guests together at the Horticulture Center. The event featured a cocktail reception, silent […]

City Life

Philly’s Urban Polo Team Wins Another Championship

Work to Ride—a non-profit created to help urban youth access equine sports—won its second consecutive National Interscholastic Polo Championship. Last March, the Fairmount Park-based program […]

City Life

Philly One of World’s Best Cities for Parks

As if we needed any reminder after the gorgeous weather we enjoyed last week, Frommer’s has included Philly on its list of the greatest cities […]

City Life

14 Ways to Make Philadelphia Better

Not very long ago, I wrote a post about my retail wish-list for our city (speaking of which―Nordstrom! Crate and Barrel! DSW! Where are you, […]


Reviving The Ohio House

Developer David Groverman had leased the Ohio House in Fairmount Park at Belmont Avenue and Montgomery Drive is turning it into the Centennial Cafe. It’s […]