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Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

On the Morning of 9/11, Robert Herzog was on his way to work. His office building was located on the 96th floor of World Trade Center One (North Tower). That morning, he did things he didn’t usually do. He hit the snooze button twice. He usually took an express train but took a different one […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Cornhole Becoming a Stitch in Philadelphia Community

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Cornhole Becoming a Stitch in Philadelphia Community

Cornhole, like most sports, has the power to bring people together, and sometimes that comradery translates into other areas of life. Andy Banas and Chad Puchalski created the Philadelphia Cornhole League in 2013. They are also business partners at Independence Print Company, which specializes in screen printing, embroidery and promotional products. “We saw the opportunity build at a growing sport […]

 

Fairmount: Pope Visit Disrupted Wake Up Yoga’s Routine

Fairmount: Pope Visit Disrupted Wake Up Yoga’s Routine

The Papal visit had some businesses stressing out about the crowds and disruptions – even Wake Up Yoga in Fairmount. While normally offering a variety of weekend classes to help people relieve stress, the facility only be offered a 10 a.m. class on Saturday and no classes on Sunday. Student manager Alane Goldberg believed this […]

 

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

While the race to see who will become Philadelphia’s next mayor revolves around a number of issues facing the city, the issue that appears to be at the forefront is funding for the city’s district and charter schools. Not only is the Northwest section of Philadelphia home to many public and charter schools, like Roxborough […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Philadelphia may be known as the City of Brotherly Love, but a little spring-time wandering through neighborhoods and you might think of it more as “the city of hidden gems.” The spring season certainly brings about a lot of movement and fun to be had throughout, and this year is no different. From a family-friendly […]

 

Fairmount: Neighborhood Potters Open Their Doors to the Community

Boasting an array of pots, cups, jewelry and many other household items, Neighborhood Potters offers a variety of colors for a dreamer’s chance at the ultimate decoration. Married couple Neil Patterson and Sandi Pierantozzi, who share a passion for ceramics, are in their seventh year of owning Neighborhood Potters, a shop that sells various forms of clay […]

 

Fairmount: The KB Experience Helps Make Arts Crawl Possible

Fairmount: The KB Experience Helps Make Arts Crawl Possible

When Kristie Bergey first started her business 10 years ago, it was somewhat out of spite. She had spent 20 years working as a national retailer and was simply not satisfied with where she was. “I wasn’t getting where I wanted to in a corporate setting, in the time frame that I was hoping to […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: East Stafford Street Bucking The System

Northwest Philadelphia: East Stafford Street Bucking The System

The area around the intersection of Chew and Chelten avenues is one of the most crime-infested sections of East Germantown. Although the surrounding area is characterized by crime and drug-related activities, the quiet 900 block of East Stafford Street maintains a safe, communal environment. Marvin White, a former resident of the 900 block of East Stafford Street, […]

 

Fairmount: Single Stop Helps Community College Students

Single Stop opened its doors to the students of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) last October. The program is a partnership between CCP and Single Stop USA, a nonprofit organization based in New York. It provides CCP students with a variety of resources regarding federal financial issues, such as tax preparation, government benefit screening […]

 

Health Beat: Dogs Helping People Get Fit

Health Beat: Dogs Helping People Get Fit

[vimeo 87640861] Owning a dog – known as man’s best friend – has been proven to promote a healthier lifestyle. Philadelphia has 15 dog parks for owners and their pups to go for a stroll and get fresh air. Since adopting his dog Gem over a year ago, Michael Green, 26, said Gem has helped him […]

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