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Mount Airy: Five Places to Grab a Bite on Germantown Avenue

Mount Airy: Five Places to Grab a Bite on Germantown Avenue

Mount Airy is a quiet neighborhood in the Northwest portion of Philadelphia. Situated between Germantown and Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy is undergoing a “revival” of sorts with many new businesses and restaurants coming to the area. Historically, it has been one of the most diverse and safe communities throughout Philadelphia, allowing it to be a […]

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Hunting Park: Community Leader Preaches Squash and Family to Students

Hunting Park: Community Leader Preaches Squash and Family to Students

Nabilla Ariffin is the community impact director at SquashSmarts, a non-profit academic and athletic program which uses the game of squash to keep kids healthy, in school and on track to graduate. Since joining the program just six months ago, Ariffin has made an immediate impact in the Hunting Park community and looks to grow […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Arts Group Brings Out Creativity In Alzheimer’s Patients, Caregivers

Chestnut Hill: Arts Group Brings Out Creativity In Alzheimer’s Patients, Caregivers

Sarah Orgass has never had an easy relationship with her father, and recently it’s become more difficult because of his dementia. But then his doctor suggested ARTZ Philadelphia, a program that offers a creative outlet for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. And that has changed everything, said Orgass. “I wasn’t close to my father […]

 

Queen Village: Community Finds Alternative Ways to Recycle

Queen Village: Community Finds Alternative Ways to Recycle

Queen Village is doing its best to transform into Clean Village, an environmentally conscientious neighborhood. In hopes of living in a greener city, residents are doing what they can to make changes in their everyday lives to benefit Mother Earth. The Queen Village Neighborhood Association is helping by informing individuals about the city’s rules and restrictions on […]

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South Philadelphia: Osagame’s Athletes Fall For Judo And Self-Defense Classes

South Philadelphia: Osagame’s Athletes Fall For Judo And Self-Defense Classes

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime in the United States. Incidents can be found in most, if not all, communities across the country. People have looked to different methods to combat domestic violence and physical assaults. Most methods have included weapons such as […]

 

Politics: Philadelphia Works to Promote the Cannabis Industry

Politics: Philadelphia Works to Promote the Cannabis Industry

With medical marijuana now legal in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia business leaders and entrepreneurs are looking to get involved in the cannabis industry. Many who are new to the industry may seek the assistance of business accelerators, such as Greenhouse Ventures. Greenhouse Ventures is a Philadelphia based company that helps people start their cannabis businesses, primarily on […]

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Chestnut Hill: Fitness Studio Helps Clients Get Healthy Through Knowledge, Exercise

Chestnut Hill: Fitness Studio Helps Clients Get Healthy Through Knowledge, Exercise

There are not many yoga studios in Chestnut Hill but that isn’t the reason Water and Rock studio stands out. Water and Rock studio stands out because it offers more than just working out. It offers yoga, martial arts, self-defense, functional fitness and mobility classes. “I like how there is a holistic view of how […]

 

Graduate Hospital: Nonprofit Yoga Studio Reaches Out To Diverse Populations

Graduate Hospital: Nonprofit Yoga Studio Reaches Out To Diverse Populations

Executive Director Wes Tudor and his group of instructors at Raja Yoga and Meditation Center of Greater Philadelphia are breaking down financial barriers and changing perceptions surrounding yoga one downward dog at a time. In 2010, Tudor opened Raja Yoga after realizing Graduate Hospital was one of the few areas near Center City without a […]

 

Bella Vista: Fearless Athletics Takes The Fear Out of CrossFit

Bella Vista: Fearless Athletics Takes The Fear Out of CrossFit

As of 2013, nearly two out of three Philadelphia adults are either overweight or obese, according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s roughly a million Philadelphians. Many factors contribute to someone being overweight or obese. Some factors include physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet. In the last 10 years alone, […]

 

Center City: Library Expands Services to Include Health Literacy

Center City: Library Expands Services to Include Health Literacy

The Free Library of Philadelphia offers many services to the community to help improve literacy and overall quality of life. Recently, the Parkway Central Library expanded programming to include health literacy through a program called the Reaching HEALthy Initiative. The initiative is one of the first multi-professional health care programs that works with social workers, nurses […]

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