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Manayunk: Along the Schuylkill River, Kay Sykora Always Finds A Way

Manayunk: Along the Schuylkill River, Kay Sykora Always Finds A Way

Just off of Main Street, the section of Lock Street stretching onto Venice Island bears a sign, which dubs it as “Kay Sykora Way.” Jane Lipton, executive director of Manayunk Development Corporation, petitioned to have the section renamed in Sykora’s honor, and said the word “way” holds a special significance. “It was really appropriate. She […]

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Manayunk: Kevin Smith Fights for Development that Makes Sense

Manayunk: Kevin Smith Fights for Development that Makes Sense

Kevin Smith is president of the Manayunk Neighborhood Council, a not-for-profit civic association dedicated to promoting a unified and sustainable community in Manayunk. Smith, who was raised in Southern California and moved to Manayunk about 20 years ago, sat down at Volo Coffeehouse on Main Street to discuss some of the issues and projects the […]

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Manayunk: Five Unconventional Food Items You Can Find On Main Street

Manayunk: Five Unconventional Food Items You Can Find On Main Street

Main St. in Manayunk is the perfect place for anyone looking to escape the limitations of a mundane menu. These five eateries provide unique offerings for Philadelphia’s more adventurous food lovers. Tacos de Chapulines at Taqueria Feliz These grasshopper tacos are exactly what they sound like. The crispy insects have a taste similar to roasted […]

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Schuylkill River: Dragon Boat Coach Hype Mattingly Brings Survivor’s Spirit to Racing

Schuylkill River: Dragon Boat Coach Hype Mattingly Brings Survivor’s Spirit to Racing

After a late-night practice in 2012, Hype Mattingly had something to tell her team. With the Philadelphia Flying Phoenix Women’s Dragon Boat Team surrounding her, including Against the Wind, the group’s breast cancer survivor team, Mattingly had an announcement. “I went up to [then-assistant coach Anne Matthews] and said, ‘Our breast cancer survivor team is going to have […]

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University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

Among the bright blue walls and posters full of literary puns, Kathleen Volk Miller (below) sits in a sea of papers and books. It’s a scene some might find overwhelming, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. As a writer, professor and the director of Drexel’s new graduate program in publishing, Miller says of all […]

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Fitness: Five Unique Places to Get Healthy

Fitness: Five Unique Places to Get Healthy

With so many fitness options in Philadelphia, it is tough to find a place that offers unique programs and experiences that you cannot get elsewhere. Several places around the city allow for a different way to help you feel your best. Warrior Gym – South Philadelphia Located in South Philadelphia near the corner of 12th and Mifflin […]

 

Manayunk: Sport and Social Club Offers Exercise, Camaraderie in All Seasons

Manayunk: Sport and Social Club Offers Exercise, Camaraderie in All Seasons

Since 1999, the Manayunk Sport and Social Club has given local residents an opportunity to play sports, have fun and meet new people. The league offers a variety of sports, and attracts players of all skill levels. Recently, some of the more popular sports in the club concluded their playoffs, including softball and outdoor soccer. […]

 

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Walter Palmer III of Palmer Distilling gets the word out about his Liberty gin best by simple advertising. “My wife and I are self-funding this business,” he said, “so a lot of what we do is through social media, word of mouth, or advertising free drinks on a small cardboard sign” The method is simple […]

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Manayunk: Johnny Destructo’s Hero Complex Comic Store Opens for Business

Manayunk: Johnny Destructo’s Hero Complex Comic Store Opens for Business

JD Korejko, better known as Johnny Destructo, recently opened up his Hero Complex shop in Manayunk to sell his collection of comics, action figures, T-shirts and personal illustrative art. He has been an avid comic book fan since he was young lad and loves to share his geekery with others. Korejko started his alter ego – Johnny […]

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Manayunk: Acupuncture Practice Leads Community in Holistic Health

Manayunk: Acupuncture Practice Leads Community in Holistic Health

The Manayunk Roxborough Acupuncture Clinic has been providing treatment of holistic medicine since 2008. Practitioner Dave Schiman works to deliver his clients affordable treatment options using a sliding scale system, while maintaining a wholesome, community environment. You have been practicing in Manayunk since May. What brought you to the neighborhood? I live on the border […]