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Community News

There’s always something interesting and positive going on in Germantown. Check here for the latest on new businesses, exciting happenings, and neighborhood developments.

 

November 11, 2016
New owner selected for old Germantown Y
The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has approved the sale of the abandoned, century-old Germantown YWCA to a Pittsburgh-based developer, to be converted to apartments and commercial space.
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October 24, 2016
Rose Petals Cafe is now serving High Point Coffee
Rose Petals Cafe and Lounge at 322 W Chelten Ave, next to the Chelten Ave SEPTA train station, is now serving beverages from High Point Coffee, roasted locally in neighboring Mt. Airy. 
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October 25, 2016
Youngblood announces $225,000 state grant to purchase, preserve Old Tennis Court Farm property
Good news for the Old Tennis Court Farm and community garden on Wissahickon Avenue, adjacent to Cloverly Park. The Old Tennis Court Farm Protection Project is a partnership of the Old Tennis Court Farm gardeners and the Friends of Cloverly Park. Germantown United CDC is proud to serve as a fiscal sponsor for the fundraising campaign to save the garden.
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September 01, 2016
Why Philly (Germantown) Is a Perfect Fit for America’s First Pro Circus Arts School
The first full-time school for training circus performers is scheduled to open in Philadelphia next year. It wouldn’t work in New York. Here’s why.
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The first written protest against slavery was written in 1688 at the corner of Germantown Ave & Wister St.
Pioneering free jazz muscian Sun Ra moved his band The Arkestra from New York City to Germantown in 1968 and never left.
Germantown Avenue, also known as "The Great Road," follows an Indian path from the Delaware River.
Germantown was an independent municipality until 1854, when it became part of the City of Philadelphia.
During the Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793, President George Washington and his cabinet moved to Germantown.
Germantown Avenue is part of the Colonial Germantown National Historic District, the longest National Historic District in the U.S.
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