Picture Perfect Classic Towns

The “I Love Classic Towns” Photo Contest Gallery Show is continuing its tour of the Classic Towns. For the rest of December it will be on display at the Municipal Building at 625 Station Avenue in Haddon Heights. With the New Year it will move to the Regency Café in Lansdowne. Then in February, the exhibition heads north to Telford at the Indian Valley Library.

View the online photo gallery and see where the Gallery Show goes next.

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Classic Gifts from the Classic Towns

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to think about shopping for the special people in your life. Wondering where to start? Try one of the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia. Whether you’re shopping for art enthusiasts, foodies, fashionistas, health nuts, or simply the hard-to-shop-for friends and family, we’ve made it easy with our Classic Towns Gift Guide.

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“What’s Cooking in the Classics?”

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 Jack’s Steaks and Shakes in West Chester.

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Of Interest: New Research from Philadelphia Highlights the Resiliency of Home Prices in Walkable, Urban Areas

A new report from the Congress for the New Urbanism discovered some surprising housing price trends when looking at diverse, urban areas.

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Of Interest: National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2013 Our Town Initiative

Through the Our Town Initiative, The National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $200,000, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.

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Of Interest: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Hosts a Pop-Up Holiday Store in Chestnut Hill

Our friends at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society have transformed a storefront at 8232 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill into a Holiday Pop-Up Store. It’s a unique approach to economic development and nonprofit fundraising.

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