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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. […]

 

Manayunk: Neighborhood Bookstore Saves Money and Helps Environment

Manayunk: Neighborhood Bookstore Saves Money and Helps Environment

Ann Tetreault grew up never being denied a book she wanted to read because of the affordability of used bookstores, and would eventually go on to make this her life’s work. Tetreault and her husband opened The Spiral Bookcase used bookstore in Manayunk five years ago, and have been pleased with the results ever since. “Since I […]

 

Roxborough: Young Voters Absent From Primary Polls

Roxborough: Young Voters Absent From Primary Polls

It was a quiet and unusually empty afternoon in the auditorium of the polling station at Ridge Avenue and Rector Street. Located right next to the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, volunteers and poll workers were stationed outdoors and indoors, anxiously awaiting a crowd to come in and place their votes for the 2015 primary election. Throughout the […]

 

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

While the race to see who will become Philadelphia’s next mayor revolves around a number of issues facing the city, the issue that appears to be at the forefront is funding for the city’s district and charter schools. Not only is the Northwest section of Philadelphia home to many public and charter schools, like Roxborough […]

 

Northwest: Free Library of Philadelphia Leads Community

Northwest:  Free Library of Philadelphia Leads Community

We spoke with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Northwest Area Coordinator Jeff Bullard, and Andorra Branch Librarian JoAnne Woods about how the Free Library serves the community in the Northwest, and also in what ways the library is changing in the present and future. How long have you guys been with the Free Library? JoAnne:I […]

 

Waterfront: A Church in Manayunk Aims to Offer ‘Something Different’

Waterfront: A Church in Manayunk Aims to Offer ‘Something Different’

Epic Church is not your typical house of worship. In fact, its motto is “Something different.” So what makes Epic Church so different? Well, for starters, the service takes place in a Manayunk movie theater where Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it Off” was blasting over the speakers on one recent Sunday. “I want to treat guests […]

 

FORE! … Or Rather FIVE of Philly’s Best Public and Private Golf Courses

FORE! … Or Rather FIVE of Philly’s Best Public and Private Golf Courses

When you think of things to do in Philadelphia, golfing probably isn’t one of them. But fact is there are multiple public and private courses located within city limits. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned golfer, laid-back or looking to join a country club, these courses have something for every urban golfer. John F. ByrneGolf […]

 

Northwest: Built History and Natural Future Combine at Glen Fern

Northwest: Built History and Natural Future Combine at Glen Fern

Philadelphia takes history seriously. Home to many of the nation’s “firsts,” including first brick house, first capital city and first hospital (to name a few) the “green country towne” is as overflowing with historic sites as it is with pride regarding them. Still, in a swelling modern city, the question of what to do with […]