The ABCs of Northwest Philly

     E is for elephant. This one used to grace the lawn of a Mt. Airy home. (Jen Bradley/for NewsWorks)

    E is for elephant. This one used to grace the lawn of a Mt. Airy home. (Jen Bradley/for NewsWorks)

    The process was simple. First, our family brainstormed an alphabetical list of family-friendly activities and places in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy & Germantown. We then shared our selections, one per day on the Germantown Avenue Parents’ Facebook page and invited readers to chime in and share their ideas as well. Several letters called for tough choices between favorites, but below is what the final kid-friendly Northwest Philly Alphabet looks like.

    A is for arboreta (both Morris and Awbury).

    B is for Bredenbeck’s.

    C is for Cliveden.

    D is for Diner.

    E is for Elephant (the one that used to grace a Mt. Airy lawn)

    F is Forbidden Drive.

    G is for Germantown Avenue

    H is for Harry Potter Weekend.

    I is for Indian Statue.

    J is for Jenks Playground.

    K is for Kitchen’s Lane.

    L is for Libraries.

    M is for Moonlight Movies.

    N is for Ned Wolf Park.

    O is for O’Doodles.

    P is for Pastorius Park.

    Q is for Quakers.

    R is for Rittenhousetown.

    S is for Skating.

    T is for Treehouse.

    U is for Underground Railroad.

    V is for Valley Green.

    W is for Water Tower.

    X is for X-ing (as in railroad… R7 & R8)

    Y is for Yes! And…

    Z is for Zipf”s.

    So, that’s what we came up with. Which letters would your family do differently?

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