Summer Safety Tips: Preventing Pool Injuries

2012-06-27T16:19:21+00:00June 27th, 2012|

As thermometers in our region start creeping up to heat wave status again, residents will be spending some time in backyard pools to cool off. A swimming pool can be a great feature in a home; but it’s also a dangerous one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 3,000 – 4,000 [...]

A Greener Philadelphia

2012-09-18T10:22:20+00:00June 12th, 2012|

You can help make Philadelphia a greener more beautiful city by supporting the Plant!Philadelphia effort through the Center City District. The Plant!Philadelphia initiative set an ambitious goal of planting 300,000 new trees citywide by 2015. This effort will not only beautify our great city, but will improve air quality and benefit our local environment. […]

LOVE Your Park Week

2012-05-21T09:40:48+00:00May 7th, 2012|

LOVE Your Park Week ~ May 12-19th LOVE Your Park Week is a citywide celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse parks featuring eight full days of service projects, fun events, educational programs, family activities, and tours at over 100 parks throughout Philadelphia. LOVE Your Park Wee k begins Saturday, May 12th through May 19th, 2012. This week long celebration is a collaborative initiative [...]

Plan the Perfect Children’s Decor: Expert Tips from Lauters

2012-04-20T16:12:32+00:00April 20th, 2012|

Children are imaginative. They love fairy tales and stories about pirates and cowboys. Oftentimes children imagine themselves as characters from television or their favorite books.  Whether they dream of being princesses, famous ballerinas, or superheroes, children’s imaginations are without boundaries. The perfect place to let their imaginations run wild in the themes of their bedrooms. [...]

A Breath of Fresh Air in the City: The Benefits of Planting Trees

2012-03-08T11:46:54+00:00March 8th, 2012|

It’s only the beginning of March, but this month has been more lamb than lion. Temperatures in Philly over the past few weeks have averaged in the mid to upper 50’s, making it seem like spring has arrived early. To make the most of your outdoor space this year, consider planting a new tree in [...]

Photo of the Week: Giving Back

2012-02-27T20:51:26+00:00February 27th, 2012|

This photo is a glimpse into the City Harvest Program  a partnership of the Pennsylvania Horticultral Society, as well as the Philadelphia Prison System, SHARE (a food distribution network), the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Weavers Way Co-op and Farm, and approximately 45 community gardens. Through the City Harvest Program the PHS joins the fight [...]

Aloha Philadelphia: 2012 Flower Show

2012-03-15T21:15:17+00:00February 19th, 2012|

The Philadelphia International Flower Show is a longstanding tradition, known for exquisite floral showcases and unforgettable experiences. This year, visitors will experience the show – “Hawaii: Islands of Aloha” – as never before with customized theme days and nights. The largest indoor flower show in the world will celebrate the Aloha spirit when it blooms [...]

Go Green: Christmas Tree Recycling

2012-03-24T14:21:37+00:00January 3rd, 2012|

We’ve enjoyed our figgy pudding, unadorned the mantle, and cleaned the last of the tinsel off the floor. Our halls are officially undecked and we’re left wondering how to dispose of tour previously beautiful Christmas trees.  The city of Philadelphia’s Streets program has announced their 2012 Christmas Tree recycling program, providing residents an easy way [...]