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After Waldron Mercy firing, supporters hope for a bigger conversation in Catholic Church

By Laura Benshoff for NewsWorks on Aug 4, 2015 09:30 AM

In June, Margie Winters, the director of religious education at Waldron Mercy Academy in Lower Merion, was let go.

The ostensible reason? Winters is in a same-sex marriage to long-term partner, Andrea Vettori.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of Aug. 3

By Michaela Ward on Aug 3, 2015 12:24 PM


Don't let the torrid heat keep you from enjoying all the family-friendly activities Philadelphia has to offer this week. Some highlights include the Peddler’s Village Peach Festival, outdoor movie nights, and lots of chances to get kids involved in arts, science, and movement activities for little or no cost.

Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 27

By the Notebook on Jul 28, 2015 02:14 PM


Come to World Cafe Live to give kids a chance to see other kids’ talent in action at the School of Rock AllStars performance. The show is made up of young music students who have performed multiple concerts and who their school plugs as “simply some of the best young musicians in the country.” The show starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday night in Gorgas Park is filled with fun for kids. First, there’s a kid-friendly concert by Philly band The Plants. Then, at 7 p.m. snacks and activities will be available while kids wait for the sun to go down and the screening of Big Hero 6 to begin.


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