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Spruce Hill: Renovations Underway For Homeless Veteran Shelter

Spruce Hill: Renovations Underway For Homeless Veteran Shelter

Many organizations in Philadelphia serve a very specific niche. With more than 22 years of service, the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House hopes to give homeless veterans a chance to start over and become productive members of society. The PVCH offered program 365 days per year. All programs are designed specifically for veterans, including addiction and […]

 

Spruce Hill: Five Local Ethnic And Minority-Owned Businesses

Spruce Hill:  Five Local Ethnic And Minority-Owned Businesses

  The Spruce Hill neighborhood of West Philadelphia is known for its cultural diversity and variety of great food. These five ethnic and minority-owned businesses in Spruce Hill are providing the local community with affordable food ingredients and goods. Produce Truck Spruce Hill residents do not have to travel far to get a wide variety […]

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Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Street Soccer USA On any given night in the United States, there are approximately 564,708 people who are counted as homeless. On any given night in this country, there are also 39,907 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 18-24. As of 2014, at a local level, between 30 and 40 percent of Philadelphia’s youth live […]

 

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: New Muay Thai Kickboxing Academy Seeks to Empower the Community

Spruce Hill: New Muay Thai Kickboxing Academy Seeks to Empower the Community

Amateur Muay Thai fighters and partners Kate Allen and Charlie Cottone envisioned a Muay Thai kickboxing gym where people from all walks of life are welcomed without discrimination or intimidation of fear. On March 2, that vision turned into reality when they opened 8 Limbs Muay Thai Academy. The translation for Muay Thai is “the […]

 

Spruce Hill: Carol Jenkins Is Running for City Commissioner in the Primary Elections

Spruce Hill: Carol Jenkins Is Running for City Commissioner in the Primary Elections

The primary elections in Philadelphia are less than two months away. Spruce Hill’s Carol Jenkins filed 2,673 signatures and 85 petitions to have her name placed on the ballot for the May 19 election as a Democratic candidate for City Commissioner. With that momentum, Jenkins is focusing her efforts on campaigning full-time. “It’s an extremely important […]

 

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 […]

 

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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