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The Actors Group- A Christmas Carol Coming in December

the actors group

The Actors Group of Fox Chase based out of the Fox Chase Recreation Center has completed auditions for their December production of A Christmas Carol. The group will take to the stage at Fox Chase School under the Direction of Joe Laub, Choreographer Mary Therese Laub and Musical Director Mario Marzullo.

a chritmas carol

Show Times

7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tickets: $9.00 Adults/ $6.00 Children @ the door

Group rates available 

Location: Fox Chase School, Rhawn & Ridgeway Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19111

Visit The Actors Group on the web at: http://www.theactorsgroup.org/

Kevin Convery- Artist in Burholme

kevinArtist Kevin Convery of Burholme has been painting for over four decades years. His paintings have been exhibited at the Roxborough/Manayunk Arts, Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, The Michener Museum, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Abington Arts Center, and Cheltenham Arts Center among many others. His art has been published in many Philadelphia area literary and arts magazines. He is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and is a school teacher.

The Philadelphia Inquirer described one of his paintings as,” imaginary scene engages the viewer in a direct, intimate, yet mysterious encounter”.

golden thread

His latest release is, The golden thread: reflections on myth and memory, The introduction captures the essence of his art and text. “Convery’s reflections on mythic themes in images and text. His paintings, which cover a 25-year period, represent a combination of these themes with personal experience. Many of the paintings “draw references from specific, well-known stories”, but are intended to express “meaning related to contemporary life, rather than storytelling.”


In addition to his passion of painting, Convery is a poet. Two collections of his poems have been released. Passages of heart : poetry of the Unification movement and Travels on the night sea : an inner journey through a changeful era. Convery has performed his poetry at numerous venues in the Philadelphia area.Kevin Convery at Poetry Reading

To learn more about The golden thread: reflections on myth and memory, visit http://www.mythicgold.com/excerpt-from-golden-thread-book.htm

To view the art of Kevin Convery please visit: http://mythicimages.thelovingorganization.com/gallery/main.php


Cara’s Sweethearts – 2nd Annual Beats From the Heart

2nd annual cara's sweethearts

The good news is Cara McGettigan is doing well after her June 2014 cardiac follow up at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Cara’s battle led to the creation of Cara’s Sweethearts by the McGettigan family of Fox Chase.  The mission of Cara’s Sweethearts is simple, to give back and help others as Cara was helped. Their mission statement: Inspired by the exceptional care and unforgettable families we met when Cara was being treated at CHOP, we founded an organization to raise funds and resources to give back.

Cara’s Sweethearts is hosting their 2nd annual Beats from the Heart fundraiser on Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 6 p.m to 10 p.m  at McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Park. For $35.00, (40 at the door), you can help those in need while enjoying fine music, beer, wine, food, a 50/50 and door prizes plus free parking!

You can learn more about Cara’s Sweethearts at this link: http://www.carasweethearts.org/home.html



Coming Soon: The 19th Edition of The Fox Chase Review

Autum 2014 CoverThe Autumn 2014 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is in production and should appear on line sometime in late October. We will be presenting the following poets and writers.

Poetry by: Charles Carr, Bibhas Roy Chowdhury/Kiriti Sengupta, Noah Cutler, Emari DiGiorgio , James Guth, Ben Heins, David Livewell, Maria Massington, Laren McClung, Kelly McQuain,  Robert Milby,  John Richard Smith,  Changmin Yuan,  Jason Wright

Fiction by: Dennis Lawson and Danny Johnson


The Blooming Artist Studio in Fox Chase

Blooming Artist Studio - Fox Chase 9 9 14

Art teacher and graduate of Kutztown University, Nora McCloskey opened The Blooming Artist Studio in  2008 in Rockledge and moved to Fox Chase in 2012. The studio is thriving. Located at 7971 Oxford Avenue the studio offers a large array of classes for all age groups. From classes for the young to special needs and adult workshops and classes. There is a class or workshop in art for anyone who has an interest. They also offer open studio time for artists, a ladies night out and private daytime lessons for aspiring artists.

blooming artist studio - art show courtesy of bas 1

Blooming Artist Studio offers in house exhibits of student’s art and also sponsors an annual art show, Arts in the Park in the picturesque Lions Park in the heart of Fox Chase and at local businesses who display student’s art.

If you want to develop your skills as an artist, or challenge yourself to create art, Blooming Artist Studio is the place start. Their motto: Create masterpieces in a warm friendly environment where artists encourage one another to do their best…Be challenged to take your skill level higher than you ever thought possible.

To learn more visit them at: http://www.thebloomingartiststudio.com/ or on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bloomingartiststudio

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