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Arts and Entertainment: Five Murals To Put On Your Radar for Fall 2017

Arts and Entertainment: Five Murals To Put On Your Radar for Fall 2017

Philadelphia is a city where you can find murals and street art in many neighborhoods. From Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens in South Philly to the “wicked” Philly-style graffiti seen around the city, the street art scene is constantly being evolving. Here are five works to keep an eye out for in fall 2017:   Curing […]

 

Olney: Arts-and-Culture Project Turns into Seven-Year Commitment

Olney: Arts-and-Culture Project Turns into Seven-Year Commitment

Ambrose Liu, founder and project director of the Olney Culture Lab, an initiative sponsored by CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, has been working in the Olney neighborhood for the past seven years organizing arts and culture events for the neighborhood. Olney Culture Lab’s signature event, the Olney Youth Arts Festival, is an annual multicultural dance festival and something […]

 

Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Immerses Children In The Fundamentals Of Arts Education

Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Immerses Children In The Fundamentals Of Arts Education

Kim Creighton has been a member of the community since 1989. Over the years, she’s realized the area lacked extracurricular activities and creative outlets for the youth. “There’s no movie theaters, no arcades, no bowling alleys, no skating rinks,” Creighton said. “Nothing to do.” Creighton had a solution to the problem. She was going to […]

 

West Kensington: Youth Soccer Club Impacts Players On And Off The Field

West Kensington: Youth Soccer Club Impacts Players On And Off The Field

Every Saturday morning, a small clubhouse space at Bethel of Truth Pentecostal Church at Third and Dauphin streets comes alive with the busy chatter of coaches, volunteers and new parents who come in to register their children for the Kensington Soccer Club. Kensington Soccer Club was founded in 2010 by area high school teacher Jim […]

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Feltonville: Five Spices From Five Cultures

Feltonville: Five Spices From Five Cultures

There are many different ethnic groups throughout the Feltonville area of Philadelphia. One of the most prominent things that define a culture or ethnic group is the food associated with it. For each ethnic group in the area, there is also at least one popular spice commonly used in their respective dishes. While these spices […]

 

Francisville: Kayuh Bicycles’ Hybrid Shop Serves As Community Space

Francisville: Kayuh Bicycles’ Hybrid Shop Serves As Community Space

On the corner of 19th and Girard streets, there is a mural of an individual riding a bright orange bike zooming passed cars. The mural reads “Kayuh: You’ll get there faster.” Kayuh means “pedal” in Malaysian. Izzat Rahman, who is from Malaysia, opened Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe in June 2012. The shop offers a range […]

 

Port Richmond: Breathing Room Yoga & Wellness Center Makes Yoga Affordable And Welcoming

Port Richmond: Breathing Room Yoga & Wellness Center Makes Yoga Affordable And Welcoming

Breathing Room Yoga & Wellness Center may be located in the heart of Port Richmond, but some may argue that it feels far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The studio aims to be an escape to serenity, a place to unwind and “find some breathing room,” as their motto says. As […]

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Tacony: Businessman, Civic Leader Improving The Community In This Life And The Next

Tacony: Businessman, Civic Leader Improving The Community In This Life And The Next

Every time Joseph Sannutti steps outside his funeral home at 7101 Torresdale Ave., he stops and spends time talking with neighbors, colleagues and fellow Tacony residents. He seems to know everyone in the neighborhood. Sannutti is active member of the community both as a businessman and as a volunteer with the Tacony Civic Association. How […]

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Torresdale: Five Bars To Go Grab a Beer

Torresdale: Five Bars To Go Grab a Beer

Torresdale is like many other neighborhhoods — filled with people who work hard and like to let loose and have fun when they are done. Thankfully, no matter what your taste may be, there is a bar in Torresdale for you. Dagwood’s Pub Pride and tradition are the main focus at Dagwood’s Pub, located 4625 Linden Ave. Although North […]

 

Kingsessing: Seniors Find Creative Outlet At Open Mic

Kingsessing: Seniors Find Creative Outlet At Open Mic

Poems about New York and chapters from a romance novel echoed through the Kingsessing Library’s sunlit basement. On Sept. 28, the library hosted an open mic poetry night for older adults— the first of many, Rachel Hayes hopes. “I think it’s important for the community,” Kingsessing Library Supervisor Hayes said. “Anything positive, anything that builds […]