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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

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

Art in The Park – Fox Chase- September 28th



LIONS PARK – 7900 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111





FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: https://m.facebook.com/herknightphilly?v=feed

Celtic Connection – A profile


The Celitc Connection is a Philadelphia based Irish Band with deep roots in Fox Chase.  The connection  is: Joe Mullin ~ Guitar & Vocals, Patrick Touey ~ Vocals, Washboard & PercussionGlenn McCollum ~ Mandolin & Vocals, Tom Neuhauser~ Keyboard, and Michael Hannelly~ Drums.

The connection has played in Las Vegas at The House of Blues, toured Irish festivals and pubs across the United States. Although in demand, The Celitc Connection maintains its roots in the community playing a benefit for Lions Park at the American Legion Hall, supporting pubic events in the community such as the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Art in the Park and the annual 4th of July parade in neighboring Rockledge. The Celtic Connection also supports the local music scene playing at such venues as The Red Rooster, Hop Angel Brauhaus, The Rockledge Pub and The Austrian Village.

No matter where they play The Celitc Connection provides a high energy performance of traditional and modern Irish music with a mix of rock standards in their act. To find out where the Connection is playing, view videos and how to book the band please visit them on Facebook:

Celtic Connection on Facebook

– g emil reutter