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The Whimsy Has Landed

Wednesday, August 10, 2011  |  MFritch

On Saturday, author, artist and re-explorer Allen Crawford completed his 40-mile, 3-day kayak journey from the wilds of New Jersey and landed in Bartram's Garden, planting his flag and claiming Philadelphia in the name of ... Lord Whimsy....

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Lord Whimsy Sets Sail

Friday, August 5, 2011  |  None

As advertised in this post from a couple weeks ago, author and artist Allen Crawford—otherwise known as Lord Whimsy—has embarked on a 40-mile kayak trip from Mt. Holly, NJ, to Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia....

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Heart Your Park

Thursday, July 28, 2011  |  None

Tonight at Gorgas Park in Roxborough: Heart cover band Kick It Out. Be there by 7:00 p.m. to hear the band...

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View From The Pontoon Boat

Thursday, July 28, 2011  |  MFritch

Sometimes we talk about water cleanliness and river health in abstract-sounding ways: in terms of pollutants, sediment and dissolved oxygen levels....

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Tacony Creek Stream Clean-Up

Wednesday, July 27, 2011  |  MFritch

Come out to Tacony Creek Park on Friday, July 29 and be part of a clean-up crew that includes the Philadelphia Water Department, Parks & Recreation and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership....

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