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Outdoor dining in Collingswood, NJ Photo Credit: Residents and visitors enjoy outdoor dining on Haddon Avenue in downtown Collingswood, New Jersey.

Vote for Collingswood

The Classic Town of Collingswood, New Jersey has been nominated for the American Planning Association New Jersey chapter’s People’s Choice Awards. Collingswood is a finalist in the “Great Downtowns” category for its downtown, Haddon Avenue. The…

Weekend Getaway to a Classic Town by Karin Morris

My husband and I recently spent a summer weekend in downtown Phoenixville. We decided at the last minute that we wanted to go somewhere close to Philly, that had small town charm, a walkable retail district,…

Historic Mennonite Meeting House in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood Photo Credit: The Historic Mennonite Meeting House in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood advertises Historic Germantown's Second Saturday series.

Guest Post: Historic Germantown

by Christina Arlt, DVRPC I’ve lived in Philadelphia for the majority of the past seven years, but there are still neighborhoods I haven’t spent a great deal of time in. This summer, I decided to change…

Photo Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia. Strolling through Ambler in Montgomery County, residents and visitors enjoy a “real town” atmosphere as they discover owner-operated boutiques, independent eateries and art-house movies.

Guest Post: Why I love living in Ambler

By Hailey Stern, DVRPC Intern This summer, I was lucky enough to live in Ambler while interning in Philadelphia.  Although I thought I would miss the amenities of a big city, Ambler provides a perfect balance…

Growers Tent at Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Photo Credit: Guests learn how mushrooms are harvested in the Growers’ Tent at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival

The Classic Town of Kennett Square (pop. 6,129) produces 65 percent of the mushrooms grown in the United States, making it the self-proclaimed “Mushroom Capital of the World.” Every year on the weekend after Labor Day, Kennett…