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Ring in the Holiday Season in Historic Germantown Print E-mail
Monday, 26 November 2012

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Join Historic Germantown during the month of December as we celebrate the holidays with a wide array of fun, family friendly programs! Listen to traditional stories, sing carols and see the holiday decorations at the historic sites in Freedom's Backyard.

 

On Saturday December 1st from 2-4PM visit Stenton, located at 4601 North 18th Street, for their annual Holiday Tea where you can enjoy light refreshments and make a holiday craft. To reserve your space call 215.329.7312.

 

Keep the spirit going on December 8th at Grumblethorpe for their Holiday Open House from 1 - 4 pm. Enjoy craft workshops, refreshments and get your picture taken with Santa! Cost is $5 per person, $12 for a family OR bring donation of travel-size personal care items (toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.) for the charity drive Germantown Gives! There is a small fee for crafts & ginger-bread houses. Grumblethorpe is located at 5267 Germantown Avenue. For more information call 215.880.8620.

 

Continue your festivities at the Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust as they host Christmas Carols in the Meetinghouse on December 8th at 6 pm. The 18th century meetinghouse is located at 6133 Germantown Avenue and the event is FREE and open to the public.

 

Also on December 8th the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, located at 200 West Tulpehocken Street, hosts their annual Dickens Christmas Party from 2 - 5pm. Hear Christmas readings from Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott and Clement Moore and tour the decorated mansion. Tickets are $18 per person. Continue the merriment at the mansion with An Evening with Charles Dickens at 7 PM. Learn about Charles Dickens from expert Ed Pettit and hear Josh Hitchens in his one man rendition of A Christmas Carol. Tickets are $35 and reservations can be made by calling 215.438.1861 or at www.ebenezermaxwellmansion.org.

 

Visit the Awbury Arboretum on 1 Awbury Road on Friday December 14th from 5 - 8pm for an Open House and Holiday Sing-A-Long. Enjoy refreshments, a model train display, children's crafts and sing-a-long to some of your favorite holiday tunes. For more information about this FREEevent call 215.849.2855.

 

Wrap up your holiday celebrations at the Johnson House, located at 6306 Germantown Avenue, at the Kwanzaa Celebration on December 27th from 6 - 8pm. The program features African storytelling and drumming. For more information call 215.438.1768. 

 

Historic Germantown is a consortium of fifteen cultural and historic sites located in Northwest Philadelphia. Our members range from historic houses to an art museum and arboretum. The mission of Historic Germantown is to foster an appreciation of the diverse character and meaning of our cultural heritage in order to preserve and revitalize our community. To this end, we cooperate in providing knowledge and resources to help preserve Germantown's historic sites, interpret them to the public, and incorporate them into the life of the local community.


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Live from the Battle of Germantown (10/06/12) Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 October 2012

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Come on down to Cliveden this afternoon. The second battle re-enactment happens at 3 PM. Get all the details here: http://www.cliveden.org/battle-of-germantown. More pics below.

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Live: Black Tribbles from Mt. Airy Art Garage (8/16/12) Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 August 2012

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Tune in or join us live as Black Tribbles do a special show from the Mt. Airy Art Garage from 8-10 PM. The Mt. Airy Night Market happens all night with great food and drink. With weather this perfect you really couldn't ask for anything. Click through for pictures of the night so far.

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Special Thank You to ASIAC Print E-mail
Monday, 05 March 2012

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G-town Radio would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the fine people of ASIAC. We were the recipients of a lot of great office furniture in the wake of their move to a new office. ASIAC is a non-profit 501(c)3 community based organization dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and language appropriate HIV and other related services to Asians & Pacific Islanders (APIs) and their partners, family members, friends and service providers in the Philadelphia area. 

The bottoms of our programmers and their guests also offer their thanks.

 
Have Fun in Germantown (for a Change) (2/25/12) Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 February 2012

G-town Radio and West Central Germantown Neighbors (WCGN) are having a party and you're invited. It's the Mid-Winter Social at Club LaRose (5531 Germantown Avenue). The Gotta Get Over the Hump DJ's, K-Jam & Eeazzy-E, will get you moving. The past 12 months have seen great change in our community. Now it's time to get together and have fun in Germantown (for a change).

Everyone in Germantown (and beyond) is welcome on February 25. Jams start at 7 PM. Cover is $10. Proceeds benefit G-town Radio and WCGN. Cash bar and buffet. Free parking in rear.

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2011 Fund Drive: Have a Meal, Support G-town Radio Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 November 2011
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UPDATE: Announced on-air by Ken Weinstein, owner of the Trolley Car: Order party trays or make your holiday party reservations by November 15th at the Trolley Car Diner or Trolley Car Cafe and 15% of the total bill will go to support G-Town Radio! Call in now! 267-385-6703 OR http://trolleycardiner.com/

G-town Radio will be participating in a Helping Hands Fundraiser at the Trolley Car Diner from Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13. Bring the coupon linked below to the Mt. Airy or East Falls Trolley Car locations and 15% of your bill will be donated to G-town Radio. The Trolley Car features great food for the entire family. Bring the kids. Invite your neighbors or old friends. You'll have a good time and do a good deed in the process. In addition to the food the Trolley Car in Mt. Airy has a stellar selection of craft and import beers. 

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This special program is part of our 2011 Fund Drive. We're looking to raise $5,000 by the end of the year. In addition to dining at the Trolley Car you can also support G-town Radio by making a direct donation or even buying one of our new shirts. Thank you for supporting grassroots, community media in Northwest Philadelphia.

 
Support G-town Radio's 2011 Fund Drive Today Print E-mail
Monday, 17 October 2011

G-town Radio kicked off our first ever fund drive on October 17 and we still need your support.  We have set a goal of $5000 by the end of the year. This breaks down to just 500 people donating $10 each. Your modest contribution can have a big impact on the quantity and quality of programming you hear on G-town Radio. We've had a great 2011 so far and with your support 2012 can be even better.

G-town Radio is a tax exempt non-profit with 501(c)(3) status. That means your donation is tax deductible. Please act to support community Internet radio by donating today. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated. To make a donation and read a note from our station manager visit the Donate page of our website. Thank you for your support and please tell a friend about this worthwhile project.

 
Scenes from the Revolution (10/1/2011) Print E-mail
Monday, 03 October 2011

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Ed, Len and George
 

G-town Radio ambitiously programmed six hours of remote broadcasting from two different locations as we covered the Revolutionary Germantown Festival this past Saturday. From noon to 3 PM G-town Radio programmers Ed Feldman (Morning Feed), Len 'Cruze' Webb (Black Tribbles), T & Z (Queer 2 the T) were live at the Battle of Germantown at Cliveden. We captured the sounds of battle, talked to visitors and got exclusive interviews with Gen. Washington and other battle participants.

We closed out the day down the road at the historic Grumblethorpe House for an American Oktoberfest. Dr. Ranztron of Soul Junction kept the party funky while families enjoyed the gardens, food and beer (well, 21+ kids). See more pictures of the day's events below.

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New G-town Radio Shirts Are Here Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 September 2011
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Women's Berry

A new batch of G-town Radio shirts has arrived. We've got fun colors in men's and women's sizes. These are softer shirts with a better fit you will want to wear. Men's sizes run from small to XXXL in cream and gray. Women's shirts run from small to XL in berry and baby blue. Click through to see all our colors.

To order one today send an email to This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it with T-Shirt in the subject line. You can also find them at these upcoming events: Papermill Run at Rittenhouse Town (9/24), Battle of Germantown at Cliveden (10/1) and Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe (10/1). Shirts are $12 each and support G-town Radio.

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Pet-A-Palooza at Weavers Way Co-op in Mt. Airy, Saturday, June 4 Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2011

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On Saturday, June 4, from noon to 4 p.m., Weavers Way Co-op in Mt. Airy will be going to the dogs, and to the cats and to all our other nonhuman friends, with Pet-A-Palooza, a celebration of all things pet. In addition to fun-filled activities like Stupid Pet Tricks and informative sessions on pet wellness and  nutrition, this event will also feature exhibitors including pet-sitters, doggy day care, veterinarians, groomers, animal rescue groups, trainers, and all manner of pet-loving peeps. The event will also highlight Weavers Way Co-op’s award-winning pet supply store and its extensive line of natural pet supplies, located at Greene St. and Carpenter Lane, across from Weavers Way’s Mt. Airy store.
Volunteers and other interested exhibitors are welcome. Those interested should contact Anne Workman, Outreach Coordinator, at 215-843-2350, ext. 118 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it Learn more about Weaver's Way below.

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