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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 […]

 

The Waterfront: Five People You Should Know

The Waterfront: Five People You Should Know

The following people are frequents of the Philadelphia waterfront. They either work on the waterfront, or have a vast amount of knowledge about the waterfronts in Philadelphia. These five people you need to know are typical Philadelphians, who make the waterfront their place of employment, and depend on it for their livelihood. William Jordan Jordan […]

 

Fairmount: Five People You Need to Know

Fairmount: Five People You Need to Know

As up-and-coming neighborhoods, Fairmount and Brewerytown have placed strong emphasis on small businesses. These areas pride themselves on the community feel they have established with the help of local business owners, who help sustain a friendly neighborhood vibe through hospitality and loyal service. 1. After spending two years at Fairmount Pet Shoppe, Hannah Lieberman (above) saw […]

 

Fairmount: Five Places You Need to Know

Fairmount: Five Places You Need to Know

The Fairmount neighborhood, which is roughly bordered by Girard and Vine Street to the north and south and Broad Street and the Schuylkill River to the east and west, is home to many popular institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library. It’s an up-and-coming community that draws people in with its […]

 By: Gennie DePass

Fairmount: The Awesome Fest Commemorates 80th Anniversary of Drive-in Movies

Fairmount: The Awesome Fest Commemorates 80th Anniversary of Drive-in Movies

Movie-goers enjoyed a month of excitement, laughs and thrills this month at a makeshift drive-in movie theater. Eakins Oval was turned into a drive-in movie theater by members of The Awesome Fest, a local roaming film series. The Awesome Fest hosts events year round, however, drive-in movie nights were only scheduled to last through November […]

 

Fairmount: Paine’s Park Provides New Space for Skaters

Fairmount: Paine’s Park Provides New Space for Skaters

When Paine’s Park opened in late May, skaters rejoiced. Local residents, however, don’t seem to notice nor think its attraction has a negative impact on the neighborhood. “I think it’s good for the city to have it,” said Doug Gordon, who lives on the 2400 block of Fairmount Avenue. “I don’t think it affects the […]