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Northwest Philadelphia: Talking Stick Learning Center Bringing Homeschooling To The Forefront

Northwest Philadelphia: Talking Stick Learning Center Bringing Homeschooling To The Forefront

Hidden within 55-acres of green space, the Awbury Arboretum in East Germantown is now home to the Talking Stick Learning Center. The two building learning facility offers a variety of programs for home-school children ages 4 through 15 years old. Founded on the idea that learning is innate, Talking Stick Learning Center strives to help […]

 

Pennsport: Restoring The History Of Pier 53, One Tree At A Time

Pennsport: Restoring The History Of Pier 53, One Tree At A Time

Spring is here and with it a renewed sense of optimism among businesses in Philadelphia. Projects that had been stifled by the unrelenting winter will have a chance to catch up, including that of Pier 53 on Washington avenue. In 2012, the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. awarded a $1.5 million contract to Applied Ecological Services […]

 

Al Dia: Kensington High CAPA Latinos Overcome Odds to Graduate

Al Dia: Kensington High CAPA Latinos Overcome Odds to Graduate

No one ever said life at an inner-city school would be easy, but Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts has managed to overcome many obstacles to provide its students with an education that they can build on. Kensington High School CAPA, as it is often called, boasts a 62.2 percent graduation rate […]

 

Cobbs Creek: 5 Places to Know

Cobbs Creek: 5 Places to Know

The Cobbs Creek area in West Philadelphia is located between Market Street, South 50th Street, Baltimore Avenue and Cobbs Creek Parkway. The neighborhood is approximately 1.5 square miles and home to about 42,673 residents. Cobbs Creek is a longtime working class neighborhood that is predominantly inhabited by African Americans. Cobbs Creek prides itself on being […]

 By Micaella J. Wesley

University City: Invisible Sentinel Celebrates its Expansion Within the Science Center

University City: Invisible Sentinel Celebrates its Expansion Within the Science Center

Invisible Sentinel, a startup company based out of the Science Center in University City, announced its company expansion this fall. Invisible Sentinel develops diagnostic technologies for a safer food supply. Its focus is on developing rapid diagnostics that quickly provide accurate information about the presence of harmful pathogens. The company currently has 18 employees in […]

 By James M. Sauls

Graduate Hospital: South Philly’s “Gym for Innovators” is A Growing Entity

Graduate Hospital: South Philly’s “Gym for Innovators” is A Growing Entity

Exercise is an important part of life. You must push yourself and be persistent in order to get better. At NextFab Studio on Washington Avenue in the Graduate Hospital area, minds are the muscles being strengthened and ideas are being lifted to new heights. NextFab Studio is a “gym for innovators” that was started by […]

 By Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Mount Airy: Earth Shows Spooky Chemistry

Mount Airy: Earth Shows Spooky Chemistry

In Mount Airy at Earth – Bread + Brewery, patrons young and old were tricked and treated to a spectacle seemingly supernatural. Fred Schaefer, a chemistry professor from University of the Sciences, is a regular at the restaurant, recently showing patrons how physics and chemistry can be used to produce fun results. One of Schaefer’s […]

 By Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Chestnut Hill: Rooftop Agriculture Taking Root

Chestnut Hill: Rooftop Agriculture Taking Root

Friends of the Wissahickon recently hosted a lecture on the expanding rooftop agriculture industry at the Valley Green Inn. The speaker, Philadelphia landscape architect Lauren Mandel, went through a detailed presentation and open discussion about rooftop agriculture to a group of about 30 attendees. During the lecture, Mandel’s book, “Eat Up,” was circulating around with […]

 By Coeli Danella and Gillian Francella

Overbrook: Arts Center Providing Sustainability for Neighborhood

Overbrook: Arts Center Providing Sustainability for Neighborhood

The Overbrook Arts Center, a nonprofit organization, teaches children and adults how to create sustainable living within the city. “Our nonprofit decided to make the entire experience a community project so people can learn you can turn things around in your neighborhood,” Jerome Shabazz, executive director for the Overbrook Arts Center and founder of JASTECH […]

 By Sarah Higgins

Fairhill: PhillyEarth Teaches Local Students About Sustainability

Fairhill: PhillyEarth Teaches Local Students About Sustainability

PhillyEarth, an organization founded to teach local children about becoming community sustainability leaders, provides after-school programs, an urban farm site and community outreach programs to Fairhill. Jon Hopkins, who runs the organization, welcomes a host of children into their space at the Village Arts and Humanities, 2544 Germantown Ave. Hopkins most recently taught seven children on […]