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On the Ground: From West Philly to the Northeast to South Philly, local newspapers endure and evolve

Hyper-local publications have long been a staple of Philly's neighborhoods, providing residents with essential information on their communities. Even in the current woeful journalism landscape, these news sources are staying strong and heading online.

Mt. Airy

Riding the (regional) Rails: Chestnut Hill West Line showcases cocktail of history and charm

Take a day trip out to Northwest Philadelphia and revel in the verdant charms of Germantown, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. All you need is a SEPTA ticket.

Germantown High School was built in 1914

What's next for Germantown High School?

This century-old neighborhood institution closed its doors last year. As with other schools shuttered by the district, its future is in limbo. Could it become a vocational school? A community space? A mixed-use hub? Time will tell.

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Philadelphia's Quaker DNA continues to impact the city in ways big and small

Whether you're talking about schools, getting married or engaging with architecture, local Quaker traditions endure. Now a new generation of leaders is bringing the doctrines into a modern era through community engagement and digital media.

Crowded Beach Scene

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: #wearthebeach, Pinto & Barnes, Philly Cup

Winston & Duke unveils at North Shore Beach Club, talking modernism at the Woodmere, and skateboarders take over Pop's Playground.

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Fixing Fresh Food: Greater Philly's Co-Ops Find Their Way

A focus on members, organic growth and location are behind the increasing number of food co-ops here, creating a national model for making healthy and local food more accessible.

Bali to Bala

Main Line Artist Takes Us from Bali to Bala For Three Extra Days

Laura Cohn has made a career from her passion for Indonesian culture and her craft. As a batik artist, her work is highly technique-driven and it's available at her annual holiday sale.

Philadelphia Recycling Rewards

Something to Bank On: City Partners Up to Boost Recycling Rewards Program

Monday is America Recycles Day and the RecycleNOW Philadelphia campaign announced big plans to further boost and incentivize recycling citywide. And it's even easier than separating paper from plastic.

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