Ludlow

 By Frances McInerney and Kellie Meyer

Ludlow: Tequila Sunrise-A Shot of Music

Ludlow: Tequila Sunrise-A Shot of Music

Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne are not the first recording artists someone would see walking into Tequila Sunrise Records on Sixth and Girard. That’s how owner and sole employee Anthony  Vodges said he wants it. The music store offers customers various genres of music, but Vodges has chosen dance, psychedelic rock and international music. Vodges said he […]

 By Kellie Meyer and Frances McInerney

Ludlow: New Faces Change Fifth and Thompson

Ludlow: New Faces Change Fifth and Thompson

It looks like a street that most people would rather drive by than walk down. With an empty lot filled with beer bottles and an assortment of trash on one side and slowly crumbling row homes on the other, Fifth and Thompson Street does not look like residential bliss, although it may seem like a lost […]

 By Kellie Meyer and Frances McInerney

Ludlow: Not Just Antlers Inside This Lodge

Ludlow: Not Just Antlers Inside This Lodge

You won’t just find hunting gear inside this Lodge. The new store located on Second and Girard brings a unique mix of modern and vintage fare to the area. The store resembles an old wooden lodge with oak panels and animal heads mounted on the walls. What’s inside the store proves it is anything but your […]

 By Frances McInerney and Kellie Meyer

Ludlow: Veteran Firefighter Helping The Community For 39 Years

Ludlow: Veteran Firefighter Helping The Community For 39 Years

You could say that George Bucher was just entering the family business. After all, his father, uncle and grandfather all served on the Philadelphia Fire Department. Now in his 39th  year as a fireman Bucher grew up hearing his relatives talk about their lives on the job. “They would always have a huddle and tells stories,” […]

 By Frances McInerney and Kellie Meyer

Ludlow: Miracle on North Fifth Street

Ludlow: Miracle on North Fifth Street

Not many people would suspect that America’s first male saint would be buried in a neighborhood church on the corner of Fifth and Girard, but it is this famous bishop that has brought some international attention to the area. St. John Neumann, originally from the Czech Republic, came to Philadelphia in 1852 when he became the […]

 By Kellie Meyer and Frances McInerney

Ludlow: If Shoes Could Talk

Ludlow: If Shoes Could Talk

Thrift stores line Girard Avenue but one store in particular seems to standout. Located on Second and Girard, Reverie truly lives up to its name. As you walk in through the doors it really feels as though you are in a dream. You are thrown feet first into a time machine that takes you back into […]

 By Frances McInerney and Kellie Meyer

Ludlow: Soup For You!

Ludlow: Soup For You!

You’ve heard of salad bars, coffee bars and sushi bars but have you ever heard of a soup bar? Darrell ‘Doc’ O’Connor has made this unique idea one of the most popular new food spots on Girard Avenue. The Soup Bar may be easy to pass by as you walk down the sidewalk toward Second Street. […]

 By Lauren Williams and Josh Schrager

Ludlow: Library Leaps to Encourage Literacy

Ludlow: Library Leaps to Encourage Literacy

A snaggle-toothed little boy, with the help of an older woman, slowly and carefully reads, “The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.” A few lines from the world’s favorite doctor, Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in the Hat.” Across the […]

 By Josh Schrager and Lauren Williams

Ludlow Elementary Serves As Second Home For Students

Ludlow Elementary Serves As Second Home For Students

In an attempt to teach students about respect and anti-bullying, James Ludlow Elementary School  has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League as part of a program called “No Place For Hate.” Anti-Defamation League counselors come in to the school, which is located on 550 W. Master St., to talk to the teachers first and then the […]

 By Megan Linkfield

Ludlow: Senior Housing Creates a Community

Ludlow: Senior Housing Creates a Community

A van pulls up at a side door of a large concrete structure and 10 petite, mostly gray- and white-haired women, each with her hands full, emerge from behind its double doors and make their way inside. For the next 50 minutes they gather in the community room chatting over the television and with each […]