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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

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 tasting a […]

 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

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. inside the […]

 By Rebecca Arden

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

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

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 built with […]

 By Matthew Beck and Rebecca Arden

Ridge Avenue: From Temple University Student to Campaign Manager

Ridge Avenue: From Temple University Student to Campaign Manager

Behind every good election campaign are dedicated workers and volunteers to help get the winning edge. While most are experienced politicians, others are young, motivated workers ready to take on the everyday duties of a successful campaign. Laura Frank, a former Temple University student, was called upon to be the campaign manager of the Verna […]

 By Rebecca Arden and Matthew Beck

Ridge Avenue: The Flower Business

Ridge Avenue: The Flower Business

Adrienne Berrian started working with flowers as a hobby at home. Nine years later, Berrian’s hobby became a reality when her brother purchased a flower shop as her birthday present. She originally started with the name Ridge Flowers but changed it five years ago to Adrienne’s Floral Creations. Located at 4233 Ridge Ave., the store […]