To school, to work, to the train, to the market, to the movies — walkability is one of the many things we love about the Classic Towns. It improves the quality of life in communities, and it can also improve a community’s health.
Take Haddon Heights for instance, which recently launched the Walk! Heights Campaign. The Campaign started small, but it has one important champion — Mayor Forte.
Join the Movement. Walking and Running Clubs in the Classic Towns.
The Classic Towns are known for their walkability. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that walking and running clubs are popular pastimes in many Classics. Clubs range in size from small, local, informal clubs to large regional organizations whose athletes compete in nationwide events.
From fine dining to casual family eateries, the Classic Towns boast a world of distinctive local flavors. Now you can explore them all through “What’s Cooking in the Classics,” a special segment offered exclusively in the Classic Towns Times. Visit our featured restaurants for a special treat, and try our chefs’ classic recipes at home to bring their good taste to your kitchen.
In this segment of “What’s Cooking in the Classics,” we visit with Chef Moon Krapugthongh of Chabaa Thai Bistro in Manayunk.
Farmers’ Markets Look Forward to Another Fruitful Year
Farmers’ markets are growing in the Classic Towns and Greater Delaware Valley. According to the DVRPC’s Greater Philadelphia Food Systems Study, there were 81 farmers markets operating in the nine-county area by 2009, with Philadelphia boasting the second-highest quantity of any city in the United States. What’s the secret to success? Well, there was a hearty appetite for local food in our region last year, and local farmers expect the same thing this year. Good thing they’re prepared with plenty of fresh produce and ideas for 2013.