Making a critical decision to get a hair cut or pay a bill leaves many under close watch of how their money is spent. Current economic conditions are getting worse. Money has become tight for many people of Walnut Hill, but others have managed to find ways to modify budgets and create other economic opportunities. […]
If only Stephen Girard could see the avenue named in his honor back in the mid-1800s today, his reaction might be one of disappointment. Or at least surprise. Once considered one of the wealthiest men in Philadelphia, Girard was a successful merchant and businessman with big ambitions for the city. After years of deterioration and […]
Hairstylists Tiffany Bryant, Lisa Woodley and Chanta Barrett put the finishing touches on their models’ makeup and hair behind a big curtain Saturday night right before their models took the stage. Soon thereafter, the youthful participants strutted down the aisles and onto the runway at the second annual Hair Fashion Show. The event, which was […]
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Located on 1501 Germantown Ave., the Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy is a Muslim-based school for kindergarteners through 12th graders. Members of the faculty, such as Principal Abdur Rahman, teach Muslim values each day. Rahman believes that many Americans stereotype Muslims as terrorists. However, he attempts to shed that stereotype. “We’re always talking about the good qualities […]
In today’s times, magazines face a new landscape. With one folding, there is another starting up. But for local magazines, there are few to speak about, especially for those local to South Philadelphia. Luckily, there is one now. Philadelphia Row Home focuses on businesses and “row-home grown” celebrities in the South Philadelphia and through the […]
After decades of population and job losses, developers and community leaders have hope that Brewerytown can take advantage of its proximity to Center City to become a thriving area for small business owners. New shops have begun moving into the neighborhood and with them, come more jobs. “The more people that live in this area, […]
Three groups of young people practice for future swim competitions with the support of their coaches and parents three nights a week at the Pickett Pool. The Indo-Pacific Sailfish Aquatics Club, Polar Bears Aquatics Club and Philadelphia Department of Recreation swim team are groups comprised of serious athletes ranging in age from five to 18 […]