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South Philadelphia: Buy Nothing Group Fosters Community And Helps Neighbors Via Facebook

South Philadelphia: Buy Nothing Group Fosters Community And Helps Neighbors Via Facebook

One similarity between Bainbridge Island, WA and Philadelphia is an experimental gift economy. Hyperlocal groups are based on the concept of helping neighbors by giving items one person no longer finds useful to others who do. These groups are forming in communities all over the country. No bartering, trading or illegal activity are allowed. Philadelphia started with one […]

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South Philadelphia: Five Places for After-Midnight Bites

South Philadelphia: Five Places for After-Midnight Bites

When people think about late night food in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, many jump immediately to the thought of Pat’s and Geno’s steaks. The west side of South Broad Street, however, is where the after-midnight munchies thrive. From sit-down restaurants and bars to casual late night quick bites, here are five […]

 

South Philadelphia West: At OFC Philly, Kids Are Encouraged To Screw Up

South Philadelphia West: At OFC Philly, Kids Are Encouraged To Screw Up

Finding an educational yet fun activity for children can be a difficult task. Many times, kids aren’t doing more than coloring outside the lines and playing with dolls or trucks. At OFC Philly in South Philadelphia, Nick and Erin Offenbacher are teaching local children how to build their own toy trucks. The Children’s Woodworking Class finds its home inside a […]

 

South Philadelphia: Local Tree Planters Breathe Life Into Community

South Philadelphia: Local Tree Planters Breathe Life Into Community

Finding the time and energy to maintain one’s property can be a daunting task in a city like Philadelphia. In certain neighborhoods, having “curb appeal” can be as simple as not having a pileup of trash on your sidewalk. For the many local groups involved with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders program, beautification takes […]

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Point Breeze: Redevelopment Brings Residents To The Table

Point Breeze: Redevelopment Brings Residents To The Table

In August, the group formally known as Newbold Neighbors Association took a leap in creating inclusivity in the Point Breeze community. The civic association that serves the area between 18th and Broad Streets and Washington and Passyunk Avenues chose to rename their organization to the East Point Breeze Neighbors (EPBN), to acknowledge the history of […]

 

Newbold: Spanish-Speaking Organization Promotes and Preserves Mexican Culture and Traditions in South Philly Community

Newbold: Spanish-Speaking Organization Promotes and Preserves Mexican Culture and Traditions in South Philly Community

Mexican culture is a major focus for the Spanish-speaking community that gathers in the salmon colored building on the corner of 17th and Dickinson streets in South Philadelphia. Casa Monarca is a small nonprofit organization that serves mostly Spanish-speaking families, women and children. “Casa Monarca’s mission is to preserve and keep the Mexican tradition and culture […]

 

Newbold: A Love For Argentine Tango Dancing

Newbold: A Love For Argentine Tango Dancing

Sarah Chung and Damian Lobato are professional Argentine Tango dancers. The two teach their own private and group dance lessons at their home on South 19th Street and at a studio in Center City. Chung was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington but moved to Philadelphia in 2002 to attend the University of Pennsylvania. She started […]

 

Newbold: Restaurant Owner Brings Homestyle Indonesian Food To An Award-Winning Restaurant

Newbold: Restaurant Owner Brings Homestyle Indonesian Food To An Award-Winning Restaurant

Hardena Resto Waroeng Surabaya is home to authentic Indonesian food located on the corner of Hicks and Moore streets in Newbold. Customers can enjoy tahu seafood, tempe orek, beef ending, bala bala (an Indonesian favorite of fried vegetables) and more, all cooked with love by Ena Widjojo. Ena Widjojo, her husband Harry Widjojo and their […]

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Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Krista Milito and Jeremy Burger met at a dog walking company when they were both dubbed the “go-to” people for misbehaving dogs. Recognizing their gifts for dealing with rowdy canines, the two founded The Philly Pack. The Philly Pack is a center in South Philadelphia that specializes in the obedience and behavioral training of dogs that […]

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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 […]