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Chamounix Mansion International Hostel, the first urban hostel in the United States, is located in the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the Mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schuylkill River and is convenient to Philadelphia's historic treasures, museums and cultural attractions. Chamounix (CHAM'- ahnee) Mansion provides clean, inexpensive accommodations for individuals, families, and groups. The hostel also offers meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events. Chamounix Mansion International Hostel is an affiliate of Hostelling International.
August 10, 2018
H. F. Lenfest, a cable television mogul turned philanthropist who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to arts, education and journalism institutions in Philadelphia, died there on Sunday. He was 88. Mr. Lenfest, who was known as Gerry, was taken from his home in Rittenhouse Square and pronounced dead at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, said Fred Stein, a family spokesman and friend. The cause was complications of chronic illness, Mr. Stein said.
August 10, 2018
Layla El Tannir is a former Global Philadelphia Marketing Specialist who now works in the Special Projects department of Reading Terminal Market. She recently traveled to Beirut, Lebanon to speak with officials from the Souk El Tayeb to discuss how both markets can work together in the future.  Interview conducted by Najah Springer on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association  Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, where you’re from, and your profession?
August 9, 2018
Article written by Sabra Anderson on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association The North Philly Peace Park is a beacon of hope and window into an Afrofuturist North Philadelphia. Located on West Jefferson Street, the park is nestled at the intersection of both past and future, with both historic apartment buildings and an emerging housing development surrounding it.
August 6, 2018
Article written by Alisha Mehta on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association The CC Morris Cricket Library, residing at Haverford College and located near their cricket field, is named after C. Christopher Morris, an American cricket player, who played for the Haverford College cricket team in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The commemorative library opened in 1970 and is the largest collection of cricket literature and memorabilia in the western hemisphere. 
August 3, 2018
For a little over three years, sculptor and found-art artist, Pedro Ospina, has been the main curator and artist-in-chief at The Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden located in the Norris Square section of North Philadelphia. The garden is an eclectic mix of trees and shrubbery with a host of repurposed items crafted into one-of-a kind works of art.
August 3, 2018
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August 2, 2018
Professor Porrata-Doria graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1977. He also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Professor Porrata-Doria practiced law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Miami, Florida. Professor Porrata-Doria has also served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations throughout the nation. He is Chair of the Hispanic Association of Contractors and Enterprises, a Philadelphia economic development organization, and past Chair of the Association of Yale Alumni, Yale University’s national alumni organization. He is a 2003 recipient of the Yale Medal, the University’s highest alumni award.
July 30, 2018
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Saint Katherine Drexel, a patron saint in racial justice and philanthropy, will have her remains relocated to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, where a new tomb will be created for her.
July 30, 2018
Article written by Scott Blum-Woodlandon behalf of Global Philadelphia Association On July 6, 2018, sixteen religious scholars, representing numerous international universities, met at Temple University in a symposium conducted by the Dialogue Institute. The event marked the culmination of five weeks of travel across the United States that began in Philadelphia, and was designed to pay tribute to our city's global status and role in the program.
July 30, 2018