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Veterans Affairs: Diane Sandefur’s Passion, Patience and Leadership Guide Veterans Upward Bound Program

Veterans Affairs: Diane Sandefur’s Passion, Patience and Leadership Guide Veterans Upward Bound Program

For people who choose a career in the field of serving those who have served our country, high levels of dedication and sacrifice come with the territory. Who would want to give anything less to the men and women who have served in the ranks of the United States Armed Forces? Diane Sandefur (pictured above), […]

 

University City: Richard Kydd and A Legacy of Service

University City: Richard Kydd and A Legacy of Service

During his 19 years in the Philadelphia School District, Richard Kydd always wanted his students to feel open asking questions in class. Now as a science teacher for veterans at the University of Pennsylvania, he said nothing’s changed. “There have been a lot of science teachers that didn’t answer questions,” said Kydd, who joined Veterans Upward Bound, […]

 

Veterans Affairs: The Philadelphia Guide to Veteran Resources

Veterans Affairs: The Philadelphia Guide to Veteran Resources

With so many organizations, figuring out whom to trust for help can be difficult for Philadelphia veterans. Some services will even come to veterans directly, like the mobile resource center based out of the Philadelphia Regional Benefits Office on Wissahickon Avenue (pictured above). Here are five essential resources that aim to help veterans with everything […]

 

University City: Building Champions of Character

University City: Building Champions of Character

The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative – established in 2009 – is a collaborative of member organizations, which provide support for non-traditional youth sports-based programs in the city. The organizations offer physical development and life skills though sports such as cycling, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, riding, rowing, running, soccer, squash, and tennis. PYSC’s mission is to […]

 

Veterans’ Affairs: Helping Veterans Advocate For Themselves

Veterans’ Affairs: Helping Veterans Advocate For Themselves

Philadelphia Veterans House, located at the western edge of University City, is equipped with a porch deck large enough to fit four vets. The front yard is complete with a twenty-foot tall flagpole flying the American flag and the service flags. PVH  provides an array of services for homeless and disadvantaged vets in the city. Cynthia Wilson […]

 

University City: New Irish-American Pub Finds Home On Walnut Street

University City: New Irish-American Pub Finds Home On Walnut Street

While most Irish pubs throughout the country take pride in their vast beer selection, loud disposition and flamboyant pageantry, St. Declan’s Well, on the 3100 block of Walnut Street, focuses their charm in their modesty and authenticity. Almost everything in the bar from the furniture to their wide range of dishes prepared by a first […]

 

Cedar Park: From Flames to Flowers (or, How a Community Garden Brings People Together).

Cedar Park: From Flames to Flowers (or, How a Community Garden Brings People Together).

In 1970, the imposing turn-of-the-century Baltimore Theater burned to the ground. With it went an adjacent naval machinery factory. A pile of charred bricks soon gave way to a secret haven for garden squatters. Situated at 47th Street and Warrington Avenue in Cedar Park, the open green space of 28,000 square feet is no longer a secret. […]

 

Cedar Park: New Coffee Roaster Goes Mobile

Cedar Park: New Coffee Roaster Goes Mobile

The popular coffee market in West Philadelphia is expanding in new ways as a rookie business is finding a unique method of getting their product to consumers.  Peddler Coffee, founded by Zachary James and Rich Kessler, is a mobile barista service that caters to various sections of Philadelphia—most recently, Baltimore Avenue in Cedar Park. They cruise […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places To Spend A Night For Under $15

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places To Spend A Night For Under $15

There’s a near endless bounty of ways to spend a night in the city of Brotherly Love. Fortunately, Philadelphia is also a haven for the thrifty.  Thanks to the burgeoning art scene and a pair of longstanding city staples, a night on the town can be had on a shoestring budget. Here are five places to take […]

 

Lancaster Avenue: Growing Commercial District Expanding its Arts Scene

Lancaster Avenue: Growing Commercial District Expanding its Arts Scene

After a year of successful development on Philadelphia’s historic Lancaster Avenue, the community is gearing up for another round of summer events and property developments to build upon the neighborhood’s flourishing arts and culture scene. With the warm weather approaching, organizations, People’s Emergency Center and Lancaster Avenue Business Association, have teamed up to host two […]