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Strawberry Mansion: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility Helps Build Better Community

Strawberry Mansion: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility Helps Build Better Community

Rochelle Amos sat nervously at a desk in a conference room at Stop and Surrender Inc., a substance abuse treatment provider located at 2522 W. Huntingdon St. In a shaky voice, she talked about what she does for the organization. “I’m the administrative coordinator,” Amos said. “I basically am responsible for all data, all paperwork, […]

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Strawberry Mansion: Widener Library Block Party Teaches Vocabulary

Strawberry Mansion: Widener Library Block Party Teaches Vocabulary

It was a sunny and cool afternoon for the Widener Branch Library’s first Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative block party. Words at Play, hosted by PNC, is a community-wide initiative to show the importance of learning vocabulary at a young age through playing, singing and reading. “It helps families teach their children how to learn new […]

 

Brewerytown: Rep. Donna Bullock Gives Residents a New Voice in Harrisburg

Brewerytown: Rep. Donna Bullock Gives Residents a New Voice in Harrisburg

State Rep. Donna Bullock was sworn in as the legislator for the 195th District in August after her predecessor, Rep. Michelle Brownlee, pleaded guilty to a conflict of interest charge and tendered her resignation. The 195th District stretches from Strawberry Mansion to Powelton Village, encompassing communities of varying backgrounds and incomes. “It’s a tale of two cities,” said […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood High School Holds First Annual Homecoming Football Game

Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood High School Holds First Annual Homecoming Football Game

It was a historic moment at 29th Street and Chalmers Field as Strawberry Mansion High School held its first annual homecoming football game Saturday, Oct. 17. The Strawberry Mansion Knights beat the Immaculate Conception Lions from Montclair, New Jersey 46-32. About 100 people were in attendance. “It was a good game. We played hard,” Joshua Hunter, […]

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Strawberry Mansion: Resident Teaches Responsibility Through Horses

Strawberry Mansion: Resident Teaches Responsibility Through Horses

Al Lynch was born to be a horseman. Almost literally. He was born at a horse stable at 27th and Dauphin streets while his father was feeding horses. Lynch developed his love of horses while growing up in Strawberry Mansion. His father had his own horses and would also utilize them for jobs such as hauling, […]

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Strawberry Mansion: Catholic Church Incorporates One Of Pope Francis’ Key Themes Into Mass

Strawberry Mansion: Catholic Church Incorporates One Of Pope Francis’ Key Themes Into Mass

The Rev. Stephen Thorne began Mass at Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church Sunday, by asking the congregation to move up to the first few pews. Hesitantly, people rose and moved closer to the front. “Thank you for listening to your pastor,” Thorne said as the crowd laughed. About half of the regular churchgoers were missing […]

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Strawberry Mansion: Q&A with Lawrence Battle

Strawberry Mansion: Q&A with Lawrence Battle

Lawrence Battle, a Strawberry Mansion native, has been volunteering at the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center (SMNAC) for more than two years. The center is one of more than 50 KEYSPOTS in the city dedicated to offering free Internet access and helping community residents learn how to use a computer. The SMNAC has 18 computers, […]

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Strawberry Mansion: Five Public Resources

Strawberry Mansion: Five Public Resources

Since the late 1880s, Strawberry Mansion has been a residential neighborhood. There are many row homes and people sitting and talking to one another on their front steps. In addition to residential spaces, Strawberry Mansion is home to public places that serve as helpful and beneficial resources for the community. Mander Recreation Center The children […]

 

Amateur Sports: John DiSciasio Wants You to Try Disc Golf at Sedgley Woods

Amateur Sports: John DiSciasio Wants You to Try Disc Golf at Sedgley Woods

John A. DiSciascio is the executive director of The Friends of Sedgley Woods, which runs Sedgley Woods disc golf course in Fairmount Park. He helps maintain the disc golf course, stage tournaments and work with others who use the park, all on a volunteer basis. How did the game of disc golf get its start? […]

 

North Philadelphia: Keeping the Strawberries in Strawberry Mansion

North Philadelphia: Keeping the Strawberries in Strawberry Mansion

On April 25, residents, volunteers and workers came outside during National Garden Month to weed, mulch and plant a new strawberry patch at the Fairmount Park orchard shared by Woodford Mansion and Strawberry Mansion. Leaders and organizers of the event such as Phil Forsyth, executive director at Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP), began by explaining the day’s plans […]