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Jump on the bandwagon and give our email notification service a try. We’ll send YOU an email each month to let you know that the newsletter is ready to view. To apply (for eNews and logon info), send an email to: membership@friendsofpennypackpark.com. Enter “Sign me up” on the subject line, and your NAME (as printed on your Newsletter mailing label) and we’ll do the rest. Remember, reduced mailings save FOPP money that we can use for park improvements.

Why is there a PASSWORD protected area? Answer: This is one of the exclusive benefits of being an FOPP member. While "on-line" is a great convenience for members, it takes away from the exclusivity of the benefit if items like our newsletter were available for everyone to see. Privacy is another issue. The internet is frequented by those who cull names when exposed for all to see. For that reason, we want to keep selected pages within our "family" and only for the benefit of our members.

Current NewsLetter

Fairmount Park Strategic Plan Fairmount Revival Plan

Members are encouraged to contribute to our Newsletter. Forward you articles and/or images to our editor. Click here to submit a NewsLetter article.

Other related documents:

Parks and Recreation Merger

  • The Newsletter and other documents on the FOPP web site are .PDF (Portable Document Format) files. The popularity of the .PDF format is due to their commonality to any computer platform. There are .PDF readers available for Mainframes, Linux, Macintosh and of course the PC computer. The PDF format squeezes incredible amounts of space from a document which makes it smaller and open faster. PDF's are searchable, the text is copyable, and colors, graphics, and fonts are maintained. acrobat
  • Many new computers have "Adobe Acrobat Reader" pre-installed. If your browser is not PDF capable, or if you do not have a PDF viewer, the Adobe Acrobat Reader/Viewer is a FREE download (click on the "GET ACROBAT READER" for more info. Note that Adobe sells software and they tend to hide the free stuff. You may have to drill down through their site to find the FREE Acrobat READER, not to be confused with the FULL version of Acrobat).
  • As far as our newsletters are concerned, since the PDF is digitally created from a Word document, the output will be clearer than the mailed copy and if you print it, will not include the tears, folds, grime and other “features” that the Postal Service adds. Viewing the newsletter on-line equates to huge postal, paper and printer savings for our organization AND SAVES TREES!
  • You can save a .PDF to your local computer. RIGHT click on the link and select "Save Target As:", to download the PDF to your hard drive (pay attention to where you save it so you can find it later). Then you can view the file even when you're not connected to the net.
  • .PDF files are not (easily) available to users of WebTV.
  • There is a known bug in viewing .PDF’s VIA the Microsoft Internet Explorer which has existed over multiple versions of both Acrobat Reader and MS-IE. From time to time you may click on a .PDF link, and when Acrobat Reader starts, the document appears empty / blank. There are two easy work-arounds:
    a) Use Netscape instead of Internet Explorer – or
    b) Download the PDF to your hard drive per the instructions in the previous paragraph and then view the file directly from Acrobat Reader which will circumvent MS Internet Explorer.
  • Question: The URL's and eMail addresses in the on-line Newsletters appear to be links, yet when I click on them, nothing happens. I thought .PDF's supported clickable links?
    Answer: Yes, that's correct however in order to convert the text to working links increases the size of the .PDF file. In order to keep the Newsletters smaller and easier to view on-line and download, we have disabled that option. Unfortunately many of us still don't have high speed internet access and anything added to a .PDF will equate to a bigger file and longer download. As the technology and speed evolves, we will start to activate more of the features available with PDF's.