Southwest Philadelphia

 

Sustainability: The Philadelphia Orchard Project Provides Fresh Fruit to Communities

Sustainability: The Philadelphia Orchard Project Provides Fresh Fruit to Communities

Just when you think the fast-paced, industrialized, city life is dry and desolate, the Philadelphia Orchard Project brings nature’s beauties to brighten up Philly’s urban neighborhoods. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, the Philadelphia Orchard Project transforms vacant lots, schoolyards, community gardens and areas in low-wealth neighborhoods into green spaces to harvest useful and edible plants for the […]

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Amateur Sports: Where People Run Around On Broomsticks and Peg People with Dodgeballs

Amateur Sports: Where People Run Around On Broomsticks and Peg People with Dodgeballs

The name of the game is quidditch. Based off J.K. Rowling’s fantasy literature series Harry Potter, United States Qudditch was founded in 2010. Quidditch is a co-ed contact sport that is a mixture of dodgeball, flag football and rugby. There are seven athletes on the field for each team at all times, and players must […]

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Southwest Philadelphia: Morris Home Provides Trans-Affirming Residency For Rehabilitation

Southwest Philadelphia: Morris Home Provides Trans-Affirming Residency For Rehabilitation

Morris Home, located in Southwest Philadelphia, is a haven for individuals seeking refuge. The three-floored residence maintains a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility specifically for transgender individuals. Started in 2011, the organization’s growth reflects the increasing strength and resilience demonstrated by its residents. “We [Morris Home] offer short- and long-term rehab in a residential and […]

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LGBTQ: Five Welcoming Places for the Community

LGBTQ: Five Welcoming Places for the Community

Intersecting at 13th and Locust streets, the rainbow crosswalk represents more than lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and queers. It embodies the boundaries and obstacles crossed and overcome by the LGBTQ community in Philadelphia. In neighborhoods across the city, there are LGBTQ facilities that provide affordable medical treatments and education, encourage the exploration of self-expression, and promote a confident life. […]

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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.  […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: All That Jazz With Ernest Stuart

Arts and Entertainment: All That Jazz With Ernest Stuart

Ernest Stuart, a jazz trombonist, has become a fixture in the Philadelphia jazz community. After discovering his interest in jazz during his early life, he continued his jazz education at Temple University. Stuart has developed a colorful and reputable resumé as a jazz musician with performances all across the country and is the founder of the […]

 

South Philly: Five Places to Get Your Pizza

South Philly: Five Places to Get Your Pizza

The west side of Broad Street in South Philadelphia isn’t exactly known for its pizza. But from West Passyunk to Point Breeze, the community contains several pizza shops worth noting. Some of the pizzerias in the area are new, while others – like Uncle Tomy’s – are relatively old. Some sell traditional pizza, while others, such as Florida Style Pizza, give […]

 

South Philly West: Data Shows Lack of Quality Pre-K Childcare

South Philly West: Data Shows Lack of Quality Pre-K Childcare

Data released in March suggests residents in South Philadelphia west of Broad Street severely lack access to quality pre-kindergarten care. The Childcare Map is an interactive tool that allows people to search an area of Philadelphia and view options for early childcare. The data comes from Fund for Quality, which aims to expand availability to […]

 

Newbold: Mr. Longacre’s Neighborhood

Newbold: Mr. Longacre’s Neighborhood

Conjure up an image of the average incoming Newboldian, and you just might get a vision of someone like Jeff Goldman. Goldman, upon approach in a crowd of The Pharmacy rock-concert patrons that looks akin to a poster ad for Urban Outfitters, rolls right through his spiel: He landed at 16th and Hicks streets in […]

 

Health Beat: MANNA Meals Seek to Nourish Clients Back to Health

Located in Center City, the nonprofit organization MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) prepares, cooks and serves roughly 4,000 nutritious meals daily to people who suffer from severe and life-threatening illnesses in Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey. “The menu has undergone a lot of change over the years, mostly to enhance the quality of […]

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