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Roxborough: Older Residents Stay Active with Protest Organization

Roxborough: Older Residents Stay Active with Protest Organization

The phrase “staying active” has taken on a new meaning for residents of the Cathedral Village Retirement Community in Roxborough and it’s political. The retirees formed the activists group Indivisible Village in January 2017 for residents there who wanted to engage in politics and fight for change. Indivisible Village is a local chapter of the national Indivisible […]

 

Nonprofits: Women Dominate Sector, But Lag Behind in Leadership Roles

Nonprofits: Women Dominate Sector, But Lag Behind in Leadership Roles

Women dominate the nonprofit field, making up nearly three quarters of all employees in the sector, yet they still face barriers when trying to obtain leadership positions. While the struggles women face in the nonprofit world, such as the wage gap, are not unique to the sector alone, they are, perhaps, surprising for a field […]

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Politics: Cindy Bass Gives The Community A Voice

Politics: Cindy Bass Gives The Community A Voice

Logan residents feel they have been kept in the shadows for decades by their council people, but City Councilwoman Cindy Bass is finally giving them a voice. “We’ve been promised that our issues are going to be addressed by the politicians over and over again,” said Cecil Hankins, a neighborhood resident. “Logan is the least of […]

 

Germantown: Club LaRose Has Turned Into A Home And Hub For All

Germantown: Club LaRose Has Turned Into A Home And Hub For All

Chenet LaRose’s dream was to open a community hub in Philadelphia where he could teach people about his Haitian heritage, but his Club LaRose quickly turned into a popular jazz club. LaRose, a retired dentist, never played music himself but he still calls the jazz club a second home, as do many of his regular […]

 

Manayunk: Five Places to Go Out and See Live Music

Manayunk: Five Places to Go Out and See Live Music

Live music can transform a quiet bar or restaurant into an exciting and happening place. From full bands playing original music, to acoustic covers, to disc jockeys, here is is a list of five places in Manayunk where it can be seen. Dawson Street Pub Dawson Street Pub (above) has hosted nationally known acts like Selwyn […]

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Germantown: Barber Mark Lightfoot Keeps It All In the Family

Germantown: Barber Mark Lightfoot Keeps It All In the Family

Mark Lightfoot arrives at his barbershop as early as 6 a.m. to make sure everything is in place for his morning appointments. From the placement of each tool at each work station to the cleanliness of the floor, appearance is just as important as the quality of the haircut. This is one of many reasons […]

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Manayunk: Keeping Up With the Woman Who Runs Main Street

Manayunk: Keeping Up With the Woman Who Runs Main Street

Chances are if you have seen a new business or event in Manayunk, Jane Lipton has been a part of it.  Lipton (below right) is the executive director of the Manayunk Development Corporation. Her job consists of tasks like working with business owners, planning events and festivals, and organizing murals. What is the mission of the […]

 

East Falls: Glassblowing Studio Is All Access To The Public

East Falls: Glassblowing Studio Is All Access To The Public

With the help of over-sized tweezers, a wooden paddle and a 2,000 degree furnace, Nikolaj Christensen and his coworkers at East Falls Glassworks are able to turn molten glass into a masterpiece. Nikolaj Christensen is the director and head glassblower at the East Falls Glassworks. Christensen’s passion for glassblowing began in 2001 when taking an […]

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Germantown: Building Community One Conversation at a Time

Germantown: Building Community One Conversation at a Time

Keith Schenck sees familiar faces on every Germantown corner. Schenck, a photographer, is involved in an artists’ collective as a leader and mentor. He and fellow artists organized two One Love Guns Down events to raise funds to fight gun violence in Philadelphia. He works closely with the Friends of Germantown Northwest to host fundraisers and community-building activities […]

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Northwest Philadelphia: Five Venues Where You Can Hear Jazz

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Venues Where You Can Hear Jazz

Looking for a live music performance without traveling into Center City? Philadelphia is a city steeped in jazz tradition and Germantown Avenue is rich in history and in the arts with numerous places along the avenue to experience amazing concerts and events. Here are just a few. Club La Rose 5531 Germantown Ave. Stop by […]