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Kensington: “I see the impact on a person to person level often, just in individual stories.”

Kensington: “I see the impact on a person to person level often, just in individual stories.”

Renee Horst (left) is a staff member with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) and a member of the community engagement team who oversees the Farm to Families Pick Up. That program provides fresh, organic produce and meat from the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative to members of the Kensington and Fishtown community.   Can you […]

 

Olney: LEGO Batman Movie, Superwoman Club, MixxedFit Workshop And More This Week

Olney: LEGO Batman Movie, Superwoman Club, MixxedFit Workshop And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Bop & Cha-cha: Monday, Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Women of Power, Strength & Purpose Fitness Class: Tuesday, Aug. 8, 7-8:30 p.m., St […]

 

Olney: This Week in the News – Philly Accents, Chosen League And Neighborhood Diversity

Olney: This Week in the News – Philly Accents, Chosen League And Neighborhood Diversity

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Olney: Chosen League- Outdoor Philly hoops with a flair at 10th and Olney: Every game is like Game 7 in the Chosen League. (via Philly.com) FBI profiler’s Philly accent plays part in ‘Unabomber’ miniseries: Philly’s pronunciation of […]

 

Olney: Programming Promotes Neighborhood Diversity

Olney: Programming Promotes Neighborhood Diversity

This summer, the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project is working to develop and encourage numerous cultural heritages of residents in Olney through free local programming.  “Our diversity is our greatest asset,” said Stephanie Michel, assistant director of the organization. “We celebrate that and introduce neighbors to various cultural activities. We offer the activities for free because Olney […]

 

Olney: Citywide Career Fair, Scholarship Ceremony, Fish Fry And More This Week

Olney: Citywide Career Fair, Scholarship Ceremony, Fish Fry And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Bop & Cha-cha: Monday, July 31, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney […]

 

Olney: This Week In The News — Neighborhood History, Grant To Fund African American Art And More

Olney: This Week In The News — Neighborhood History, Grant To Fund African American Art And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Olney: A History Minute: Neighborhood Beginnings – Olney: The Free Library published a post with an overview of the diversity and history of the Olney neighborhood. (via Free Library of Philadelphia blog) This Pew-funded residency will give […]

 

Nicetown: Empowerment Starts In The Kitchen

Nicetown: Empowerment Starts In The Kitchen

A youth advocate, chef and lifelong North Philadelphia resident, Ariq Barrett saw a lack of role models in his community and wanted to reach youths on a different level. His solution? Black Boyz Can Cook is a program that creates a space where young black boys could learn the principles of healthy eating, entrepreneurship, community […]

 

Olney: Fashion Show In Fisher Park, Free Library Events And More This Week

Olney: Fashion Show In Fisher Park, Free Library Events And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. BOP & CHA-CHA: Monday, July 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, July 25, 10-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney Library […]

 

Olney: This Week In The News — Scholarships, Remembering The Clock Man And More

Olney: This Week In The News — Scholarships, Remembering The Clock Man And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Olney: Rowan R.A.I.S.E. Takes High Schools to Med School – The Rudman Foundation not only sponsors Discovery Days for high school students, but also has provided more than $500,000 in college scholarships to Olney Charter High School students who […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Rock To The Future Providing More Than Music Education to Philly Youth

Arts & Entertainment: Rock To The Future Providing More Than Music Education to Philly Youth

When Rock to the Future was started seven years ago, it had one clear goal in mind. The Kensington-based non-profit wanted to provide Philly youth an opportunity to learn instruments with after-school programs and summer camps, but the work has gone further than teaching children ins and outs of rock ‘n’ roll. “We saw the need in […]