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Spruce Hill: Greensgrow Urban Farm Talks Food Insecurity And Community

Spruce Hill: Greensgrow Urban Farm Talks Food Insecurity And Community

Greensgrow Farm was created to bring fresh, locally-grown produce to Philadelphia. Today, two locations and mobile markets (in Fishtown and West Philadelphia) provide fruits, vegetables, flowers and a sense of community across the city. The urban farm located at 5123 Baltimore Ave. seeks to raise awareness of the necessity of wholesome agricultural practices, as well […]

 

Spruce Hill: Uhuru’s Flea Market Coordinator Inspires Young Africans To Make Change

Spruce Hill: Uhuru’s Flea Market Coordinator Inspires Young Africans To Make Change

Tiffany Murphy, a native of West Philadelphia, fell in love with community organization and civic engagement during her childhood. Years later, she is now the coordinator for the Uhuru Flea Market and the upcoming One Africa, One Nation Uhuru Book Fair Market that institutionalizes and develops programs to defend the human and civil rights of people […]

 

Spruce Hill and Cedar Park: Five Local Businesses to Visit

Spruce Hill and Cedar Park: Five Local Businesses to Visit

In the Spruce Hill and Cedar Park sections of Philadelphia there are many companies tucked away within pockets of Baltimore Avenue. Whether you are looking for jewelry, clothing, books, games or food, there is a place for anyone’s needs or interests. Take a stroll along along the streets of these neighborhoods and make a stop at one […]

 

Spruce Hill: Frank Chance Says Friends of Clark Park are Looking for Funding for Park Projects

Spruce Hill: Frank Chance Says Friends of Clark Park are Looking for Funding for Park Projects

Frank Chance (above) is secretary of Friends of Clark Park, a nonprofit corporation and volunteer organization that helps improve and maintain Clark Park in the Spruce Hill section of West Philadelphia. Chance previously served as the president of the organization from 2007 to 2009. Why did you join Friends of Clark Park? We live about a […]

 

Spruce Hill: Veterans House Gives Hope and Help to Homeless Heroes

Spruce Hill: Veterans House Gives Hope and Help to Homeless Heroes

The Philadelphia Veterans House, located on Baltimore Avenue, has been a place of refuge for those who served in the military since it opened in 1994. The temporary housing gives those who fought for the country a place to stay while they get back on their feet. “A few years ago we noticed a great need […]

 

Cedar Park: School Challenges Student With Cerebral Palsy to Keep Striving

Cedar Park: School Challenges Student With Cerebral Palsy to Keep Striving

Even though Bob and Mary Matcovich were expecting to welcome their third child in 1994, their son Christian’s birth still managed to be a shock – because it came three months early. Premature is considered as a baby born at least three weeks before its due date, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Early babies have […]

 

Cedar Park: School Offers Specialized Education to Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cedar Park: School Offers Specialized Education to Children with Cerebral Palsy

When it comes to education for children with disabilities, there is often a struggle finding the appropriate school for individual needs. The HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, located on Baltimore Avenue in Cedar Park, has given those affected by cerebral palsy a place to learn and thrive since the 1950s. Cerebral palsy is […]

 

Cedar Park: Music Program Proves Instrumental to Young Students

Cedar Park: Music Program Proves Instrumental to Young Students

The major budget cuts the School District of Philadelphia had to endure had a direct impact on music and art programs throughout the schools. Established in 2011 at St. Francis De Sales School, Play On, Philly! has been able to provide students with another way to learn musical instruments in a school setting. Play On, […]

 

Spruce Hill: Artist Applies Henna Skills to Raise Money for Charities

Spruce Hill: Artist Applies Henna Skills to Raise Money for Charities

Spruce Hill resident Christina Madeha has been using her steady hand and passion for henna to help raise money for different charities. Since starting her business Alhuda Henna Fashions in 2009, Madeha has donated her time to help raise money for several well-known and local charity organizations. “I had initially heard about henna when I saw […]

 

Cedar Park: Neighborhood Named One of Philly’s Best Trick-or-Treating Spots

Cedar Park: Neighborhood Named One of Philly’s Best Trick-or-Treating Spots

Halloween is creeping right around the corner and candy-loving kids are in luck. The city was named the fourth-best in the country for trick-or-treating by Zillow. If that wasn’t good enough, Cedar Park earned the title of fourth-best neighborhood in Philly to take the little the ones door-to-door. In Cedar Park, Halloween has become a staple for […]

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