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East Oak Lane: Organization Makes Use Of Green — and It Isn’t Talking Money

East Oak Lane: Organization Makes Use Of Green — and It Isn’t Talking Money

East Oak Lane, William Penn’s first neighborhood, is often called a “Green Country Town” and if you’ve taken a trip to this area, you would understand why. Most of the neighborhood’s streets are lined with beautiful, large trees, some of which have been there for decades, others purposely planted by a group of people who call this […]

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North Central: Lynn Dorwaldt Uncovers History at the Wagner Institute

North Central: Lynn Dorwaldt Uncovers History at the Wagner Institute

Lynn Dorwaldt has always loved puzzles. “Word puzzles, crossword puzzles, logic puzzles,” she said. “I love the journey of trying to find the answer to something.” Dorwaldt, the librarian at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, sees her work as a big, giant puzzle. “When you’re researching history, it’s never like, ‘Oh, there’s the answer,’ […]

 

North Philadelphia: Neighborhoods’ History Has Not Been Forgotten

North Philadelphia: Neighborhoods’ History Has Not Been Forgotten

The neighborhoods of North Philadelphia are home to a number of historical landmarks. Reminders of the area’s 17th- and 18th-century history are scattered across the changing neighborhoods of Francisville, Sharswood, Spring Garden and North Central. Though some landmarks have been forgotten over the years, many still stand as proud reminders of the past. Founder’s Hall, […]

 

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Walter Palmer III of Palmer Distilling gets the word out about his Liberty gin best by simple advertising. “My wife and I are self-funding this business,” he said, “so a lot of what we do is through social media, word of mouth, or advertising free drinks on a small cardboard sign” The method is simple […]

 

Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Jodi Cianci is serious about her workouts. She trains as if her life depended on it – because it does. “I treat my exercise like a doctor’s appointment,” Cianci said. Cianci was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010 when she was just 49, but has been dealing with early onset symptoms of the chronic illness since […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Morris Arboretum Bounces Back After Harsh Winter

Chestnut Hill: Morris Arboretum Bounces Back After Harsh Winter

After the past winter with its harsh weather conditions, the Morris Arboretum is still looking to bounce back without too much delay. “The biggest impact is the timing of flowering,” said Anthony Aiello, director of horticulture at the arboretum. “They usually are flowering around this time but we are seeing a delay, from a week […]

 

University City: Philadelphia Start Up Accelerator Fosters Innovation

University City: Philadelphia Start Up Accelerator Fosters Innovation

DreamIt Ventures is an international startup incubator headquartered in Philadelphia. SInce its founding in 2007, the firm has launched more than 150 companies. Using a 12 week “business bootcamp,” the firm takes entrepreneur’s and their ideas and gives them the tools to succeed. Entrepreneurs in the program are given seed grant money to fund their […]

 

Center City: Local Race Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show

Center City: Local Race Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show

Engineering students from Temple University and Villanova University recently displayed their 2014 lineup at the Philadelphia Auto Show. They spent approximately six months building these race cars. Now that the show has come to an end, NovaRacing and Temple Formula Racing teams will return to the starting blocks. The teams will build their 2015 race […]

 

Waterfront: Find Refuge From Concrete at Tinicum Marsh

Waterfront: Find Refuge From Concrete at Tinicum Marsh

Visitors to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum Marsh are greeted by significantly more green than one can expect to see almost anywhere else within city limits. Eschewing concrete and skyscrapers, the refuge boasts great swaths of tall grass, trees of every height and color and the continuous chirping of over 300 different […]

 

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

As the rough winter of 2013-2014 gives way to warmer weather, Philadelphians and tourists alike have slowly popped up along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers like plant life getting its first glimpse of the sun after months stuck indoors or underground. To match the sense of anticipation and excitement circulating throughout the city, a number […]