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Podcast: Visit Philadelphia Founder Talks About The City Tourism Industry’s Impact On Under-Served Communities

Podcast: Visit Philadelphia Founder Talks About The City Tourism Industry’s Impact On Under-Served Communities

After decades of promoting the city of Philadelphia to both tourists and locals, Meryl Levitz says the time has come to retire as CEO of Visit Philadelphia, the tourism booster she founded in the ’90s. The longtime founding president of Philadelphia’s leisure tourism agency is retiring after serving 22 years. We spoke to Levitz and she […]

 

West Poplar: New Community Center Leader Unites Poplar Residents Through Art, Sports

West Poplar: New Community Center Leader Unites Poplar Residents Through Art, Sports

Richard Austin, 54, worked in banking and insurance for almost three decades before making the leap to nonprofit work to connect with communities hands-on. After eleven years in the sector, the Cheltenham resident started a new position in September as the outreach program director at Saint Paul’s Community Center on Wallace and 10th streets.   […]

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Mantua: Despite Lack Of Funding, Miles Mack Recreation Center Continues On

Mantua: Despite Lack Of Funding, Miles Mack Recreation Center Continues On

Khadijah Muhammad, the on-site supervisor at the Miles Mack Recreation center, prepared about three dozen hot dogs for neighborhood children after school on Friday, Sept. 14. Every day, she makes lunch for children that come through the recreation center, located at 36th and Aspen streets. She pays for most of the food out of her […]

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Fox Chase: How A Hockey Coach Intertwines Sport And Family

Fox Chase: How A Hockey Coach Intertwines Sport And Family

Lawncrest resident Rick Heydt is entering his 11th year coaching in the Fox Chase Roller Hockey league. He currently coaches the Under-16 team, but he previously directed the Under-10 and Under-8 teams as well. Although Heydt has spent most of his time behind the bench, his love for hockey goes much deeper than coaching. Heydt grew […]

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Callowhill: Mission Accomplished for Roman Catholic Point Guard Lynn Greer III

Callowhill: Mission Accomplished for Roman Catholic Point Guard Lynn Greer III

As Lynn Greer III warmed up in the layup line before Roman Catholic High School’s game against Neumann-Goretti just over a year ago, the freshman felt pain he never suffered before. When he landed, Greer’s tendon peeled back from his knee cap, but it didn’t totally separate from the knee. So, instead of playing at […]

 

Overbrook: Panthers’ Basketball Program Hopes To Reclaim Storied Past

Overbrook: Panthers’ Basketball Program Hopes To Reclaim Storied Past

The significance isn’t lost on Cyri Coates. Every time the senior on the Overbrook High School basketball team walks into the school’s Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Gym, he sees the images of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer around the gym. He sees the red and orange banner representing Chamberlain’s retired No. 5 jersey hanging on […]

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East Passyunk: South Philly Bikes Keeps Things Moving

East Passyunk: South Philly Bikes Keeps Things Moving

At first glance, South Philly Bikes may seem like just a typical bike shop. But to Dan Oettinger (pictured above, left), owner for the past three years, his shop is much more. As the owner, repairman, mechanic and salesman of South Philly Bikes, located at the corner of 13th and Mifflin streets, Oettinger is proud of […]

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Kingsessing: Through Teamwork, Coach Teaches More Than Football To Youth

Kingsessing: Through Teamwork, Coach Teaches More Than Football To Youth

As a sixth grade student, Dontae Privette walked by the Kingsessing Recreation Center every day to get to school. “I’ve always just been connected to Kingsessing and this neighborhood,” said Privette, who grew up nearby in West Philadelphia. Now he’s constantly at the center, where he works as the executive director of the Kingsessing Roadrunners, […]

 

West Kensington: Youth Soccer Club Impacts Players On And Off The Field

West Kensington: Youth Soccer Club Impacts Players On And Off The Field

Every Saturday morning, a small clubhouse space at Bethel of Truth Pentecostal Church at Third and Dauphin streets comes alive with the busy chatter of coaches, volunteers and new parents who come in to register their children for the Kensington Soccer Club. Kensington Soccer Club was founded in 2010 by area high school teacher Jim […]

 

Juniata Park: Local Dart League Aims To Build A Community Within The Community

Juniata Park: Local Dart League Aims To Build A Community Within The Community

The game of darts, for almost everyone that plays, is a fun way to pass the time at a bar, something to occupy the hand not cradling a beer. For many, it develops into a passion. In Philadelphia, those select few join the Quaker City English Dart League. The QCEDL is an expansive city-wide dart league […]

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