Mashable: Fairmount Park Conservancy has fun with a Cheese Gritty to promote Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Very Philly Christmas

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Someone made a Gritty out of cheese, and it’s perfect

Christmas came early this Friday, when a sculpture of Gritty made out of cheese was unveiled. The Philadelphia Flyers’ mascot was crafted by expert food sculptures Jim Victor and Marie Pelton using three 40-pound bricks cheddar cheese, according to Philly Voice. We assume it had an extra sharp flavor profile – it’s what Gritty would want.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Franklin Square’s historic fountain is getting a choreographed light show

Franklin Square’s historic fountain is getting a choreographed light show

On Tuesday, Historic Philadelphia Inc., the organization that operates Franklin Square, announced the renovation of the fountain, which was built in 1837 and restored in 2006 after years of disrepair. It is the oldest functioning public water fountain in the country and the longest surviving fountain in William Penn’s original five squares in Philadelphia.

Wall Street Journal highlights work of Prevention Point Philadelphia

Wracked by Opioid Crisis, Philadelphia Braces for Tent-Camp Closures

Philadelphia plans to begin closing two encampments on Wednesday and is trying to move homeless drug addicts into shelters and treatment before police move in.

Wall Street Journal reporter Jon Kamp and photographer Dominick Reuter spent several days in Kensington, including working with Prevention Point to understand the opioid crisis in Philadelphia.

A heroin user injects herself in the hand under a bridge in the Kensington neighborhood. Photo by Dominick Reuter

Associated Press Highlights Mural Arts & Barnes Foundation Partnership

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Instructor Dawan Williams talks about details of a birdhouse during a session of the “Restorative Justice” program at The Barnes Foundation Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018 in Philadelphia. The Barnes Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia are collaborating on “Restorative Justice,” a program where current and former prison inmates will work on public art projects. They will create panels for a future mural, as well as a body of work that will be exhibited at the museum. Jacqueline Larma AP Photo

Mural Arts Philadelphia and the prestigious Barnes Foundation are collaborating on a series of projects with Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice program. The Associated Press highlighted one of the formerly incarcerated artists leading one of the projects, as well as some of the students and how they are benefiting from the program.

KYW Newsradio at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

Historic Fairmount Park Mansions Showcase Holiday Traditions

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This weekend and next weekend, a handful of Historic Fairmount Park mansions will be open to visitors. They will be decorated so folks can see how people of that era celebrated their holidays.

Hadas Kuznits from KYW Newsradio visited the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park for A Very Philly Christmas, highlighting the work of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation at Woodford Mansion.

AIDS Memorial Quilt Visits Northeast Philadelphia for First Time

AIDS Fund and Southeast Northeast Philadelphia Arts Collective together created a first-time free event to bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Northeast Philadelphia.

AIDS Memorial Quilt heads to Northeast Philly for first time

The lives of those lost to HIV/AIDS will be honored in Northeast Philadelphia for the first time next week. Fourteen panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display Nov. 17 at the Tacony Library, a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia….