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Education: Piano Teacher Says Music Plays Key Role in Children’s Development

Education: Piano Teacher Says Music Plays Key Role in Children’s Development

Patrick Fink, 27, a piano instructor and professional musician, has taught music since 2006. Fink has taught private lessons from his home in Roxborough for nearly 10 years, and has traveled to give lessons in the surrounding Pennsylvania/New Jersey region as well. The majority of his students are from grades nine through 12, but he […]

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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 […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Friday evenings in Manayunk often consist of recent college graduates preparing for a night out on Main Street. This has become the norm for the young adults who rent homes in this community and are taking advantage of the nightlife in their new neighborhood. Beginning in the mid-1990’s, college students and college graduates from the Philly area […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

For Mary McCarthy and other longtime homeowners, the communities of Manayunk and Roxborough are areas that have rapidly changed during the last 20 years. Since the mid-1990’s, the community has shifted from mostly family style homes to apartments rented primarily by young adults. This change in demographic has brought a multitude of changes to the area, […]

 

Roxborough: Advent’s Effect On People and Businesses

Roxborough: Advent’s Effect On People and Businesses

The Roxborough/Manayunk community contains a variety of different people and businesses, so Advent was the perfect advertising agency to come in and provide this neighborhood with what it needed. In 2012, Joseph Decandido and his partner decided to start Advent, which is an advertising agency that deals with events, entertainment and small local businesses. “I had […]

 

Roxborough: Environmental Groups Work Together To Make Their Community A Better Place

Roxborough: Environmental Groups Work Together To Make Their Community A Better Place

Ivy Ridge Green was co-founded six years ago by Chris Kingsley, Annie Scott and Blaise Syrnick. Spearheaded by Destination Schuylkill River, Ivy Ridge Green’s goal is to add more green to the communities of Roxborough and Manayunk. Though Kingsley is no longer with Ivy Ridge Green, the organization continued to grow immensely thanks to dedicated volunteers such as Marlene Schleifer, […]

 

Roxborough: Local Baseball League Brings Community Together

Roxborough: Local Baseball League Brings Community Together

There’s a reason why the 21st Ward Baseball League has been around for nearly a century. The children and parents of the community have maintained a certain type of dedication that has kept this league a place for them to feel at home every summer. Lou Fresta, the current Commissioner of the league, is a perfect […]

 

Roxborough: Keeping Philadelphia’s Pierogi Heritage Alive

Roxborough: Keeping Philadelphia’s Pierogi Heritage Alive

The Pierogie Kitchen has been in business for more than a decade now, and has been growing since coming to fruition in 2003. Located on the corner of Henry and Roxborough avenues, The Pierogie Kitchen prides itself on speed and quality of its product. Marie Thorpe, who currently owns The Pierogie Kitchen, previously ran the […]

 

Manayunk: Local Cop And Motorcycle Instructor Leads By Example

Manayunk: Local Cop And Motorcycle Instructor Leads By Example

Local Manayunk cop Chuck Taylor grew up riding motorcycles. When he decided to become a police officer, working with motorcycles just made sense. Now that he is one of the head instructors for highway patrol, he knows this is where he belongs and would not change it for anything. When and why did you decide […]

 

Roxborough: Preserving a Family’s Legacy, One Cheesesteak at a Time

Roxborough: Preserving a Family’s Legacy, One Cheesesteak at a Time

For Steven Kotridis, the food industry has always been a huge part of his life, so purchasing and preserving Dalessandro’s was something that has meant a lot to him. The original shop was opened in 1961 by William Dalessandro and his family. But by 2008, only Dalessandro’s daughter, Franny, was alive and running the shop on her own. […]