Don't Miss The Third Annual Chili Cookoff!

On April 7th from 12-4pm, Elfant Wissahickon is proud to sponsor the third annual Chestnut Hill Rotary Club Chili Cookoff at the Lutheran Seminary-Brossman Center (7301 Germantown Avenue). You can find out more information HERE or purchase tickets HERE

Finding peacefulness along Pine Street

Philadelphia may be one of the largest cities in the country, but anyone who has walked through one of her many neighborhoods in the fading twilight will attest to a calming sense of solitude that can take you by surprise. Here, in the middle of dense row homes and towering skyscrapers, a writer finds a […]

Neighborhood Profile: ERDENHEIM and FLOURTOWN

History:   Erdenheim is a community in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The primary commercial areas are located along the Bethlehem Pike. Erdenheim was laid out in 1892. It used to be known as “Heydricksdale” and simply “Wheelpump” after a local inn, but was changed to “Erdenheim” which is German for “earthly home”. Flourtown is also in  Springfield […]

36 Hours in Philadelphia

Its no secret that Philadelphia has been growing in the last few years at a rapid-fire rate. Dozens of new restaurants, museums, bars and hotels sprout up around town daily. The New York Times has taken notice and spent 36 hours in Philadelphia exploring the wonderful amenities this city has to offer. Check out the […]

Neighborhood Profile: GRADUATE HOSPITAL

History:  Prior to Act of Consolidation, 1854, this neighborhood was part of Moyamensing Township. Moyamensing was originally chartered by the Dutch governor Alexander d’Hinoyossa, and in 1684, William Penn confirmed the title. The neighborhood began taking shape after the Civil War. In 1870, it was predominantly an Irish American community; however, the neighborhood was in a transitional period, and by […]

Philadelphia's Faded Signs

You can track the history of Philadelphia in so many different ways. You can visit the numerous historic sights, enjoy the many murals tracing our history and heritage or take a lazy afternoon walk through one of our world class museums. But local writer Lawrence O’Toole found a unique way to connect with Philly’s storied […]

Neighborhood Profile: ROXBOROUGH

History:  Most of modern day Roxborough was once part of Roxborough Township which was incorporated into the City of Philadelphia following the passage of the Act of Consolidation, 1854. At this time Roxborough was the home of the areas wealthiest; the owners of the Manayunk mills. These mills didn’t just produce anything from textiles to plastic […]