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Fishtown: Jesse Gardner Opens Doors to Help Save St. Laurentius Church

Fishtown: Jesse Gardner Opens Doors to Help Save St. Laurentius Church

Jesse Gardner is the key holder to the art gallery, Unsung Heroes . Here, at 2024 E. Arizona St., double life-sized painted portraits of firefighters hang on the walls. But on the first Friday of each month, Gardner’s gallery takes on a very different role as he welcomes Fishtown residents into his creative space. Even though he […]

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Fishtown: Five Places To Find Fitness On Frankford Avenue

Fishtown: Five Places To Find Fitness On Frankford Avenue

Fishtown has been recognized as one of the hottest neighborhoods to live in the city. This riverward has a booming and hip arts, drinking and food culture. After eating a warm Bavarian pretzel at Stephen Starr’s Frankford Hall, many residents might be looking for a way to burn off a few calories. Because, in the area […]

 

Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

On the Morning of 9/11, Robert Herzog was on his way to work. His office building was located on the 96th floor of World Trade Center One (North Tower). That morning, he did things he didn’t usually do. He hit the snooze button twice. He usually took an express train but took a different one […]

 

Fishtown: Produce Delivery Service Aims To Become Neighborhood Staple

Fishtown: Produce Delivery Service Aims To Become Neighborhood Staple

The bustling corridors inside of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) can be an overwhelming place to think logistically about purchasing produce. The market is inside of a massive temperature-controlled building that spans more than 14 football fields long, where 24 independent produce distributors sell truckloads worth of veggies and fruits from around the world. Pedestrian walkways are marked with […]

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Fishtown: PSPCA Turns Art Into Activism

Fishtown: PSPCA Turns Art Into Activism

Renee Beaucheane is a longtime animal rights activist. In addition to working professionally with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) in Fishtown, much of her personal time is devoted to animal-rights-related causes. The Fishtown PSPCA, located at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and West Oxford Street, opened in June 2015 to serve […]

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Amateur Sports: Since the Little League World Series, Taney Baseball Keeps Growing

Amateur Sports: Since the Little League World Series, Taney Baseball Keeps Growing

Lou Cammisa is the Major League Commissioner of the Taney Youth Baseball Association. Taney provides opportunities for more than 1,000 kids from ages 3 to 15 to play baseball, softball or tee-ball. Cammisa and the rest of the organization help Philadelphia youths by offering good sportsmanship, teamwork, fun and instruction. Talk about the Taney Organization as a whole.  […]

 

Fishtown: Martial Arts School Teaches Self Defense, Self Improvement

Fishtown: Martial Arts School Teaches Self Defense, Self Improvement

She came home with bruises running up and down her arms. Her mother told her to just try to make the bullies her friends, and the school told her not to fight back. That’s when Don Johnson, a chiropractor from Delaware County and the girl’s father, decided to intervene. “My daughter had been bullied for […]

 

Fishtown: Selling One-of-a-kind Guitars, One Decade at a Time at DiPinto Guitars

Fishtown: Selling One-of-a-kind Guitars, One Decade at a Time at DiPinto Guitars

Philadelphia has always been known for its love of cheesesteaks but it is also a city that loves music just as much. From live music venues such as World Café Live, Union Transfer and Electric Factory, it may seem odd that there are very few stores from which you can buy instruments in the heart […]

 

Fishtown: Doggie Depot Strengthens Community Among Residents (and Dogs)

Fishtown: Doggie Depot Strengthens Community Among Residents (and Dogs)

Nobody said Fishtown was just for fish. Palmer Doggie Depot, located at approximately 37 E. Palmer St., is a park for residents of Fishtown and other nearby communities to let their dogs run, play and meet other dogs. The park is part of New Kensington Community Development Corporation’s efforts to make Fishtown and surrounding neighborhoods […]

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Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

When his life lost control, he found running. David April of Fishtown went out for a run one day in 2007 to distract himself from his recent divorce. He only ran for a block, but that was not enough. “I enjoyed it so much, I decided I wanted to run a 5K,” April said. April […]