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Wissahickon Valley Park: Trash to Treasure

Wissahickon Valley Park: Trash to Treasure

“I found a pregnancy test, not pregnant, which is the answer you want when you take a pregnancy test in the woods.” Bradley Maule has discovered some unusual trash while hiking through the Wissahickon Valley Park. Hiking has always been a pastime of his from growing up in the middle of wooded Pennsylvania. He moved […]

 By Tyler Sablich and Maxwell Reil

Arts & Entertainment: Five People Making a Difference

Arts & Entertainment: Five People Making a Difference

Philadelphia presents itself as a city where artists can not only do what they love as a career, but they can also live comfortably while doing so. Without the people who help network, teach and spotlight these artists, that may not be the case. 1. Carl David (above) is the president of David David Gallery, […]

 

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 […]

 By Marian P. Dennis and Desiree M. Disney

Roxborough: Bethany Lutheran Church Reaches Out

Roxborough: Bethany Lutheran Church Reaches Out

Among the residential areas of Roxborough, on the corner of Martin and Pechin streets, sits a towering stone structure called Bethany Lutheran Church. The church is home to a small community of faithful who live by the philosophy of welcoming all people without exception. The Bethany Lutheran Church recently welcomed members of the Roxborough community […]

 By Marian P. Dennis and Desiree M. Disney

Roxborough: Roxtoberfest Aids Local Businesses

Roxborough: Roxtoberfest Aids Local Businesses

[vimeo 76554962] Hoards of people recently bustled down Lyceum Avenue in Roxborough for the first ever Roxtoberfest. With dunk tanks, face painting, live music and a moon bounce, the event was suited not only to adults over 21, as the name suggests, but to people of all ages. While adults stood by the beer garden […]

 By Eliot Shorr-Parks

Ridge Avenue: New Bike Lane Should Ease Traffic Headache

Ridge Avenue: New Bike Lane Should Ease Traffic Headache

Residents living along Ridge Avenue in East Falls enjoy the benefit of being only a block away from scenic Kelly Drive. This route along the Schuylkill River Kelly is run on, biked on and even roller-bladed on by more than 15,000 people per month, making it one of the most popular destinations in the city […]

 By Eliot Shorr-Parks and Nichole Thomas-Holder

Ridge Avenue: Dell East Ticket Office Opens for New Season

Ridge Avenue: Dell East Ticket Office Opens for New Season

Tucked inside Fairmount Park just off Ridge Avenue at West Huntingdon Street hides the Robin Hood Dell East, a venerable concert venue that has been open for more than 80 years. But for many Philadelphia residents this venue better known as ‘The Dell’ remains unknown. “My first time here I spent an hour just trying […]

 By Matthew Beck and Rebecca Arden

Ridge Avenue: Volunteer Building Knowledge Through 8th District Campaign

Ridge Avenue: Volunteer Building Knowledge Through 8th District Campaign

With just over one month before Philadelphia’s May 17 primary election, campaigns around the city are hitting the streets promoting their cause. Jared Blairwiley, 22, started working in Philadelphia politics in 2007 when he was a volunteer for the Chaka Fattah for Mayor Campaign. This year he decided to work for the Cindy Bass campaign as a full-time volunteer. Blairwiley’s job […]

 By Matthew Beck

Ridge Avenue: Seniors Need New Center

Ridge Avenue: Seniors Need New Center

[vimeo 21943622] Inadequate space for activities, limited parking spaces and improper security measures are not issues commonly associated with a senior citizen center. At the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center these conditions have been a topic of debate for many years. Members of the King Center, located at 2010 W. Cecil B. Moore Ave. […]

 By Rebecca Arden

Ridge Avenue: New Eco-Friendly Apartments Coming to the Area

Ridge Avenue: New Eco-Friendly Apartments Coming to the Area

[vimeo 21961403] In 2009, Michael Tucker was one of a handful of students from the Miles School of Business Credit chosen to participate in a special program, The Vineyards at 16th. Located on 16th and Ridge Avenue, The Vineyards are all-green, high-rise apartment complexes. Tucker is the sustainable designer. He makes sure that the complexes are […]