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Fairmount: Five People Making a Difference

Fairmount: Five People Making a Difference

Community involvement is very prevalent in the Fairmount neighborhood. Being an up-and-coming area, many of the residents and business owners have different levels of experience in the neighborhood, but many agree that the residents tend to favor community interaction. 1. Bessie Dosis (above) was a part of the founding efforts of Steven’s Dry Cleaners on the […]

 

Health Beat: Five People Making a Difference

Health Beat: Five People Making a Difference

When looking at health issues in Philadelphia, many people stand out as making a difference in the field. There are a plethora of people trying improve well-being through healthy eating establishments, wellness places, urban farms and meal clubs. They support change and encourage people to think differently about wellness. 1. Jan Shaeffer (above), president and CEO of St. […]

 

Southwest Philly: 5 People Making a Difference

Southwest Philly: 5 People Making a Difference

Though residents of Southwest Philadelphia deal with tough issues like urban blight, gun violence and food deserts, individuals and organizations are working to improve the neighborhoods. Dozens of community churches and daycare centers line the streets, and four recreation centers are spread throughout the area. These people – a pastor, a gardener, two recreation center […]

 

Cobbs Creek: ‘Miracle on 63rd Street’ Aids Those in Need

Located on Cobbs Creek Parkway in West Philadelphia, the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County serves as a temporary residence and rehabilitation center for people in need. Affectionately known as the “Miracle on 63rd Street,” the Life Center provides housing, counseling, rehabilitation and job opportunities for Pennsylvania residents who are going through tough times. James […]

 

Fairmount: 2800 Block of Girard Avenue

[vimeo 90075147] As the sound of screeching metal grew louder, inhabitants flocked to the corner of 28th Street and West Girard Avenue. They did a quick wave and the trolley halted, allowing eager passengers to hop on the moving express. That was about the only action on a recent day on the 2800 block of West Girard. […]

 

Pennsport: Guerrilla Ultima Serves Up Barbecue Without Boundaries

Pennsport: Guerrilla Ultima Serves Up Barbecue Without Boundaries

Great beer and great food should go together. That’s how a delicious Pennsport partnership got started between the 2nd Street Brew House, located on Second and Morris streets, and the Guerrilla Ultima BBQ food truck, helmed by chef Robert Legget, who has been in the food industry for more than 20 years. Legget and his wife […]

 

Mantua: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Mantua: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Twenty two years ago, Mantua’s only grocery store, located on 34th Street, burned to the ground. Since then, the neighborhood has never had a grocery store to call its own, forcing those living there to take two bus lines to two different supermarkets on Columbus Boulevard or to the more expensive option of shopping at […]

 

Fishtown: 4th Annual Chili Cook-off a Success, Even in the Rain

Fishtown: 4th Annual Chili Cook-off a Success, Even in the Rain

Fishtown held its 4th Annual Chili Cook-off on Sunday at the Skybox at 2424 Studios in Fishtown.The event allows residents and businesses to showcase their best chili-cooking skills with the chance to be awarded Best Restaurant Chili, Best Amateur Chili and a People’s Choice Award. Celebrity judges included Philadelphian Jen Carroll, a finalist on Bravo’s Top […]

 By Kelsey Kondraski and Shayna Kleinberg

Health Beat: Philly Girls in Motion Gets Young Ladies Up and Moving

After a long career in sports – coaching, running fitness programs for two schools in the suburbs and teaming up with others to run a large basketball clinic in South Philadelphia – Beth Devine realized that it wasn’t the suburbs that were in need of fitness programs for young girls, but the city of Philadelphia. […]

 

Germantown Avenue: Five Places to Know

Germantown Avenue: Five Places to Know

Renewing and reinventing theater, jazz and the corner cafe, Germantown Avenue businesses continue to play a role in the development of both Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy. Though it’s known as a historic district, the Avenue embraces cultural trends. It has turned into an area that houses tattoo parlors amongst colonial architecture, showcasing how diverse […]

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