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Fairmount: Businesses Rely Heavily on Tourists for Their Success

Fairmount: Businesses Rely Heavily on Tourists for Their Success

Tourism in Philadelphia has been growing rapidly since 1997. According to Visit Philly’s 2016 Annual Report, overnight leisure in Philadelphia has had a 96 percent increase in the past 22 years. This increase in tourism greatly affects Philadelphia’s economy. According to Visit Philly, visitors in 2015 spent 6.7 billion dollars in the Philadelphia region, mostly […]

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Fairmount: Tourism’s Powerful Impact on the Area

Fairmount: Tourism’s Powerful Impact on the Area

From Pope Francis’ visit in September 2015 to the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, Philadelphia has recently seen an increased number of tourists flock to the City of Brotherly Love. Each year, the city has seen a recent surge in visitors year over year, according to Visit Philadelphia. In 2015, the city had a total of 41 million […]

 

Fairmount: Mi Casita Preschool Offers an Innovative Way of Teaching Students to be Bilingual

Fairmount: Mi Casita Preschool Offers an Innovative Way of Teaching Students to be Bilingual

As the only Spanish immersion preschool program in Philadelphia, Mi Casita offers a unique teaching methodology to help children become bilingual. Melissa Page, the owner and founder of Mi Casita Preschool on Fairmount Avenue, has been involved with Mi Casita for more than three years. The school officially opened in March 2015. Currently, there are about […]

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Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

As tensions run high regarding the impending 2016 presidential election, members of the Brewerytown are turning to social media to stay involved. State Rep. Donna Bullock, whose office is located in Brewerytown, is also using social media to bring these issues closer to home. According to the Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan, the area faced many issues concerning […]

 

Brewerytown: Le Cat Café Doing Its Part In Saving the Strays

Brewerytown: Le Cat Café Doing Its Part In Saving the Strays

Le Cat Café, the city’s first café dedicated to rescuing cats off the streets, opened its doors in March in Brewerytown. Kathy Jordan, the shop’s owner, is also the founder of Green Street Rescue, a non-profit dedicated to saving cats and finding them suitable homes. “One cat in its lifetime can create something like 700,000 kittens because […]

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Fairmount: Running Club Founder Bennett Brookstein Inspiring Others

Fairmount: Running Club Founder Bennett Brookstein Inspiring Others

Runner Bennett Brookstein has lived in Fairmount for almost half of his 45 years. He came up with the idea to start The Fairmount Running Club more than 11 years ago when running clubs were few and far between. According to the website Philadelphia Runner, there are currently 18 running clubs in the area. Despite the increase […]

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Fairmount: Five Locally Owned Businesses Serving the Community

Fairmount: Five Locally Owned Businesses Serving the Community

Many locally owned businesses are found along Fairmount Avenue. The variety helps fill the needs of the community and appeals to loyal customers, several business owners said. Fairmount Pet Shoppe This small business, located at 2024 Fairmount Ave., was opened by Courtney Tripp and started through her love of animals. She works with several local organizations, including Temple University, […]