Cedar Park

 By Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Dollar Strollin’ in West Philly

Spruce Hill: Dollar Strollin’ in West Philly

These days, it’s hard to get much out of a dollar, especially in an urban area such as Philadelphia. Then again, a dollar can still cover a good bargain on certain occasions. During the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Sept. 12, great deals were everywhere along this busy street in West Philadelphia. Businesses located on Baltimore […]

 By Randi Fair and Joseph Poteracki

Cedar Park: Church Helps Community Flourish by Providing Space

Cedar Park: Church Helps Community Flourish by Providing Space

On the corner of 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue is a building which has undergone more changes, and has a far richer history, than many of its current residents may know. Calvary United Methodist Church was originally erected in 1906. Due to a declining Methodist congregation numbers in West Philadelphia over the next century, the building […]

 By Joseph Poteracki and Randi Fair

Cedar Park: West Philly Tool Library Helps Residents with Home Improvement

Cedar Park: West Philly Tool Library Helps Residents with Home Improvement

The changing of seasons can mean many different things, but to West Philly Tool Library, it means a change of inventory. “This time of year we have a lot of gardening tools,” said Kathleen O’Donnell, full-time tool librarian. West Philly Tool Library, located at 1314 S. 47th St., has been a staple in its neighborhood since […]

 By Joseph Poteracki

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Promote the Arts

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Promote the Arts

Like many businesses on Baltimore Avenue, those in Cedar Park often use social media to reach out to customers and to promote the arts. Tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare can be particularly useful to business owners who wish to inform customers of store sales and special events. The Marvelous! Records, formerly located on the […]

 By Randi Fair

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

When most people think of social media, they tend to think of their own pages or accounts including how to use these platforms to build new relationships or reconnect with those they’ve lost contact with. But many businesses use these networks to spread awareness of the goods or services they have to offer. Dawn Campbell, […]

 By Randi Fair and Joseph Poteracki

Cedar Park: Local Nonprofit Provides Reading Material for Inmates

Cedar Park: Local Nonprofit Provides Reading Material for Inmates

Tucked away on the 4700 block of Baltimore Avenue is Books Through Bars, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to distribute new and used books to the incarcerated throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic states. Tommy Hansen has been volunteering for two years and is currently a member of the collective, which is a democratically-run body, […]

 By Julian Hamer and Elina Greendlinger

Cedar Park: Local Yard Sales Aid buildOn’s Global School Construction Project

Cedar Park: Local Yard Sales Aid buildOn’s Global School Construction Project

Traditionally, yard sales are a way to make a quick buck and get rid of unwanted items around the house. And consistent with tradition, the recent event in the 4500 block of Osage Avenue had everything for a shopper looking for a bargain from electronic gadgets to clothes and jewelry. But this yard sale was […]

 By Bradley Feldman and Khanhly Nguyen

Cedar Park: School Closings Create Concerns of Emotional Harm for Students

Cedar Park: School Closings Create Concerns of Emotional Harm for Students

One major, yet underexamined, issue in the publicly contentious process of closing schools is the psychological impact on young children. More than half of the schools that are slated to close at the end of the school year are elementary schools. This will force many children to change schools. The change could have a significant […]

 By Bradley Feldman and Khanhly Nguyen

Cedar Park: Baltimore Avenue Store Staged Vinyl Records Revival

Cedar Park: Baltimore Avenue Store Staged Vinyl Records Revival

While most people today listen to their music on their smartphones or other MP3 devices, The Marvelous wants a revival of the old way of enjoying music. Furthering that revival, The Marvelous, a record store located at 4916 Baltimore Ave., hosted National Record Store Day on Saturday April 20th in attempt to increase interest in […]

 By Gabrielle Pirozzi and Shanell Simmons

Cedar Park: Girls’ Camp Continues Leadership Programs

Cedar Park: Girls’ Camp Continues Leadership Programs

Founded on the values of respect, diversity and collaboration, Camp Sojourner, the Girls’ Leadership Camp has continued to provide young girls from the ages of 8 to 17 with the tools to be well-rounded individuals. Unlike a traditional outdoor camp, Camp Sojourner is housed inside the Calvary Center for Community and Culture at 48th Street […]