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With the 115th anniversary of the Hermann Henssler Locksmith came the repainting of its faded business sign at the corner of 13th and Cambridge streets.
Fifth-generation locksmith John Henssler was in disbelief when a stranger in bright-colored clothing, riding a bright bicycle, strolled into the shop asking if he wanted his sign repainted for free…. Read More
The Starfinder Foundation community came together recently to celebrate the graduation of all 28 of their Senior Leaders from high school.
Since it’s inception in 2002, the Starfinder Foundation’s mission has been to reach out to children in underserved communities and enhance their personal growth both on and off the field…. Read More
One attraction of Northern Liberties is its numerous restaurants and shops. The increase in cafes and restaurants has created a competition between the local business owners who increasingly use social media outlets and mobile apps as one convenient and inexpensive way of attracting more customers…. Read More
On a humid Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Hagart Street in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, residents and passersby stopped by the Cast Your Cares Ministry to receive an assembly of midday snacks such as canned fruit, Tastykakes and ice water…. Read More
Economy, Fashion, Germantown, WHYY »
Suzanne Quinn, second generation owner and operator of Bargain Thrift Center in Germantown, plays a crucial role in the community.
Quinn began working at the thrift center during her high school summers when her late father opened the business in 1985. When he passed away in 2004, Quinn stepped up as an owner…. Read More
Like many businesses on Baltimore Avenue, those in Cedar Park often use social media to reach out to customers and to promote the arts. Tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare can be particularly useful to business owners who wish to inform customers of store sales and special events…. Read More
Philadelphia is home to more than 40,000 vacant lots across the city, many of which are found in Kensington. This summer, the program “Lots of Power” will give high school students the opportunity to team up with seasoned professionals to create beauty from the overgrown lots of Kensington…. Read More
Economy, Fishtown, Health, River Wards »
Iman Marcano-Sowell always loved cooking, but it was never her dream until she and her mother opened their food stand, Calypso, in the Chestnut Hill Farmer’s Market in May 2009.
“I just knew that she could cook,” Marcano-Sowell said of her mother, Claudette Campbell…. Read More
Carmela Greco, daughter of flamenco dance legend Jose Greco, visited Flamenco Ole! Dance Studio in Fairmount earlier this month. She’s visiting the Philadelphia area before moving to Chicago to teach at Northeastern Illinois University.
Greco began studying dance at the age of 11 in Madrid, Spain and eventually became a Prima ballerina for the Spanish company Luisillo…. Read More