Queen Village: Community Gardeners Prepare for Winter

Queen Village: Community Gardeners Prepare for Winter

As the temperatures dropped, local gardeners came out in droves to clean up their community garden before hanging up their racks, hoses, pruners and shovels for the season. The Southwark Queen Village Community Garden hosted its fifth cleanup before the approaching winter season after months of growing plants, fruits, herbs and vegetables. Gardeners pruned dry leaves […]

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Bella Vista: Parishioners Study Family Teachings, Offer Church Tours Ahead of Papal Visit

Bella Vista: Parishioners Study Family Teachings, Offer Church Tours Ahead of Papal Visit

People all over the world have anticipated the arrival of Pope Francis to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, which is the largest gathering of Catholic families in the world. One local South Philadelphia parish in Bella Vista shared plans and preparation for the pope’s visit to Philadelphia. Saint Paul and Saint Mary Magdalen […]

 

Hawthorne: Coalition Works to Help Residents Empower the Community

Hawthorne: Coalition Works to Help Residents Empower the Community

President Tim Hitchens of the Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition was very involved in his community while growing up, and had a natural inclination to help neighbors. While living in the Hawthorne section of South Philly as an adult, and teaching social work at Temple University, Hitchens quit his job to practice what he taught his students. Eventually […]

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Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Where does one go when all the popular and well-known parks in the city like Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square are too crowded? Head South. In the Queen Village, Bella Vista and Hawthorne area of South Philadelphia, there are a variety of great parks to choose from. Many people go to these parks to relax, walk […]

 

Center City: Local Race Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show

Center City: Local Race Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show

Engineering students from Temple University and Villanova University recently displayed their 2014 lineup at the Philadelphia Auto Show. They spent approximately six months building these race cars. Now that the show has come to an end, NovaRacing and Temple Formula Racing teams will return to the starting blocks. The teams will build their 2015 race […]