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Friends of Ryerss Fall Miniature Golf Classic

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Looking for something to do this Saturday? Need a family fun day? Why not play some miniature golf to support the Friends of Ryerss! The Burholme Golf Center is hosting The Friends of Ryerss Fall Classic, (Yes a fall classic of miniature golf), from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Why not make a day of it and visit Ryerss Museum and Library prior to the fundraiser? Ryerss is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fox Chase Farm Summer 2014


Fox Chase Farm is located on Pine Road in Philadelphia. The Farm is part of the Fairmount Park System and is operated by The School District of Philadelphia. The farm is bordered on the south by Shady Lane, on the west by Lorimar Park, on the north by the Pennypack Creek and on the east side by the expansive Pennypark Park. The farm is located at the base of Mount Stanley and its pastures rise along the mount to the top.


The first owner of the area the farm sits upon was Lord Stanley who received a land grant from William Penn. Over the years the farm was operated by various families and at one point in time as a mental health facility, until such time as developers gained control and planned on building town homes on the site. The city of Philadelphia stepped in and purchased the farm and it has remained Philadelphia’s only working farm. The farm is utilized by the City of Philadelphia School District for educational purposes and is open to the general public throughout the year for special events.


A walk along the fence line provides one with a beautiful view of the farms flowing pastures along the mount and when lucky, farm animals roaming about. From the center point of Mount Stanley, a great view of the Pennypack Valley is had. One can make a full day of it hiking the farm and the adjacent Lorimar Park in Montgomery County or turning east can tour the Pennypack Nature Sanctuary and Environmental Center.

More photographs of Fox Chase Farm at this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157646588633101/#

To learn more about Fox Chase Farm visit

The Friends of Fox Chase Farm: http://www.foxchasefarm.org/

Fox Chase Farm: http://www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/environment/environmentaleducat

Reading Series Booked for 2015

The Fox Chase Reading Series

For those inquiring, The Fox Chase Reading Series is booked for the 2015 Season. Schedule will be released in December.

The Summer 2014 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is now live

Pennypack Creek between Veree Road and Pine Road- Philadlephia, Pa

The Summer 2014 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is now live for your reading pleasure

Poetry by: Vinita Agrawal, Andrea Applebee, Jose Angel Araguz, Peter Baroth, Mike Cohen, Erin Dorney, Zach Fishel, Kristina Moriconi, Ariana Nadia Nash, Salvwi Prasad, Zvi A. Sesling, Kimmika Williams Witherspoon

Fiction by: Katie Cortese, Beverly Romain and J. Erin Sweeney

The Fox Chase Review can be found here:  http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/

Ryerss Poetry Workshop – October 4th


As of 7/24 all spots are filled.

A poetry workshop will be held on October 4th by Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, at Ryerss Museum and Library. There are only 10 spots available, of which 4 have been filled. For more information please visit:



This Sunday- Rutkowski and Smith

thad 7SmithThe Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on June 29th with Thaddeus Rutkowski and Curtis Smith at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. .  The reading will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The features will be followed by an open reading. https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/rutkowski-and-smith-in-fox-chase-june-29th/

Related Post: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/fcr-broadside-14-10-available-on-june-29th/

RIP 2014 Phillies

Spending Millions to Finish in Last Place


It is early in the season, a time of hope and claims of destiny in baseball. Here in Philadelphia, the diehard Phillie fans are watching the collapse of what should have been a dynasty. The aging core stands, the hits come at the wrong time and the apple is rotting around them. Our high hopes have dwindled into sub-par performance. As July approaches and the collapse worsens, players should have those bags packed, ready to go. Phillie fans have stood on the highest peak with the team and now stand at its graveside, but we are always here. Someone once said, “You have to know when to go or it is going to get ugly.” This 2014 team is beyond ugly, it is a total embarrassment. It is time to say goodbye to the core who brought us to great heights and now the lowest of lows, it is time for Ruben Amaro, who gave it his best shot to fade into Phillie history. It is a time to rebuild.

Yet in all Phillie fans, there is hope that things could turn around, that is who we are. But, it won’t. Best to root for a team on the rise than the current 2014 Phillies who have climbed into the casket and are pulling the lid down on themselves.