Roxborough

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

Roxborough: Gorgas Park Holds 16th Annual Harvest Festival

Roxborough: Gorgas Park Holds 16th Annual Harvest Festival

The moon bounce, face painting and games entertained the children while disc jockey Robbie D played a variety of oldies, rock and country music Sunday at the 16th Annual Harvest Festival in Gorgas Park in Roxborough. The event attracts thousands of people a year, said John Boyce, president of Friends of Gorgas Park, adding that […]

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

Roxborough: Manayunk Roxborough Art Center Kicks Off Annual Show

Roxborough: Manayunk Roxborough Art Center Kicks Off Annual Show

The opening reception for the Annual Members Show at the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center took place this weekend. The Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, located at 419 Green Lane, has been promoting art in the community for almost 60 years. Tanya Bhagwat said the annual members show gives the members of the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center a […]

 By Francis Hilario

Manayunk: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours Come to Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls

Manayunk: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours Come to Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls

[vimeo 50998066] From fused glass to woodworking, and hand weaving to encaustic mixed media, artists in the Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls region participated in the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, putting art at the forefront over the weekend. The Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a program by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is the largest tour […]

 By Francis Hilario

Roxborough: Organization Pedals to Raise Awareness on Affordable Housing

Roxborough: Organization Pedals to Raise Awareness on Affordable Housing

[vimeo 49610519] Bike & Build, a cross-country cycling organization, celebrates its 10th  anniversary this year. Located in Roxborough, the organization combines the concepts of raising awareness for affordable housing, getting young adults involved in the cause and cross-country cycling. Inspired by the now-discontinued Habitat Bicycle Challenge sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, Bike & Build founder Marc […]

 By Hillary A. Petrozziello

Roxborough: Alex’s Pizza with Extra Sauce

Roxborough: Alex’s Pizza with Extra Sauce

Alex’s Pizza is more than an eatery, it’s an institution. Since 1961 this establishment in Roxborough has served pies with “basic toppings, two sizes, no slices” to locals and visitors alike, counter girl Kristina Benham said with a touch of pride. Benham, the daughter of owners Joanne and John, is one of only two employees […]

 By Josh Verlin

Roxborough: Salvation Army Preparing for Holidays in Troubled Economy

Roxborough: Salvation Army Preparing for Holidays in Troubled Economy

With the winter holidays less than one month away, the Roxborough Salvation Army is working on its annual toy collection to help area families. Program assistant Marcella Cooper and her staff are confident that they will be able to have a successful holiday season even with the struggling economy. “This year we’re actually not doing […]

 By Alyssa Andrews and Josh Verlin

Roxborough: The McCanns’ Farm Market

Roxborough: The McCanns’ Farm Market

Each Friday at Gorgas Park, the McCann’s Farm farmers market brings fresh produce to the Roxborough area. Anita McCann-Hepler, a third-generation farm owner, and her sister run the stand as a part of Philadelphia’s Farm to City program. Farm to City is an independently owned business that was previously part of the city’s Greens Grow […]

 By Michael Gaudini

Roxborough: Local Teens Impressed by South Africa Trip

Roxborough: Local Teens Impressed by South Africa Trip

A group of Roxborough teens from the Salvation Army recently visited South Africa. Read about their trip on our partner’s website, www.newsworks.org at https://bit.ly/kZoTOg

 By Michael Gaudini and Bianca Brown

Manayunk: North Light Helps Those in Need

Manayunk: North Light Helps Those in Need

Several years ago, John Kerwood was struck with a chemical imbalance that stripped him of his job as a mailman and left him battling clinical depression. But now, with the help of the North Light Community Center in Manayunk, Kerwood is recovering. “I’ve lived independently now for nine years, partly because of this program,” Kerwood […]

 By Michael Gaudini and Bianca Brown

Roxborough: Man of Many Voices

Roxborough: Man of Many Voices

When Joe Longo speaks, it is like someone else is talking. “I always liked people that could change their voice,” Longo said, as he recalled what first drew him to voice impersonations. And the impersonation is strictly that: vocal. With a gaudy orange jacket and orange and brown tie over a bright red shirt with […]