Cedar Park: Dock Street Owner Aims to Keep Creativity Flowing at Brewery

Cedar Park: Dock Street Owner Aims to Keep Creativity Flowing at Brewery

What do you get when you take a passion for beer, a knack for business and a hardworking staff? Dock Street Brewing Company, of course. Located at 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue, the pub holds its own in the busy area by being an ever-changing spot for brew-lovers. Owner Rosemarie Certo (above) said she keeps the business flowing […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: South 46th Street Celebrates 100 Years

Spruce Hill: South 46th Street Celebrates 100 Years

[vimeo 76922863] On Sept. 7, 100 years of residency passed for the 500 block of South 46th Street. Neighbors marked the anniversary with their biggest block party to date. “This year was the first year we had a block party for the entire block,” said Paul Weidner, Financial Training Department director at the University of Pennsylvania. […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Veterans Shelter Combats Homelessness

Spruce Hill: Veterans Shelter Combats Homelessness

[vimeo 75730192] For struggling veterans in the city, the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House is a welcome place to find assistance and temporary housing. The twin home on Baltimore Avenue started in 1994 as a place for cancer patients to recuperate during the working week. Eventually, it adapted to tackle the widespread plight of homelessness among veterans. […]

 By Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Dollar Strollin’ in West Philly

Spruce Hill: Dollar Strollin’ in West Philly

These days, it’s hard to get much out of a dollar, especially in an urban area such as Philadelphia. Then again, a dollar can still cover a good bargain on certain occasions. During the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Sept. 12, great deals were everywhere along this busy street in West Philadelphia. Businesses located on Baltimore […]

 by Amelia Brust

Spruce Hill: 43rd & Baltimore Plans Change with Neighbors’ Input

Spruce Hill: 43rd & Baltimore Plans Change with Neighbors’ Input

[vimeo 78315473] Plans are underway for the empty lot at the corner of 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue. What began as a basic residential complex has expanded to 7,300 square feet of retail space, 108 residential units, 25 to 35 condo units and 93 parking spaces. The project is a partnership between New York-based Thylan Associates […]

 By Joseph Poteracki

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Promote the Arts

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Promote the Arts

Like many businesses on Baltimore Avenue, those in Cedar Park often use social media to reach out to customers and to promote the arts. Tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare can be particularly useful to business owners who wish to inform customers of store sales and special events. The Marvelous! Records, formerly located on the […]

 By Randi Fair

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

When most people think of social media, they tend to think of their own pages or accounts including how to use these platforms to build new relationships or reconnect with those they’ve lost contact with. But many businesses use these networks to spread awareness of the goods or services they have to offer. Dawn Campbell, […]

 By Randi Fair and Joseph Poteracki

Cedar Park: Local Nonprofit Provides Reading Material for Inmates

Cedar Park: Local Nonprofit Provides Reading Material for Inmates

Tucked away on the 4700 block of Baltimore Avenue is Books Through Bars, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to distribute new and used books to the incarcerated throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic states. Tommy Hansen has been volunteering for two years and is currently a member of the collective, which is a democratically-run body, […]

 By Bradley Feldman and Khanhly Nguyen

Cedar Park: Baltimore Avenue Store Staged Vinyl Records Revival

Cedar Park: Baltimore Avenue Store Staged Vinyl Records Revival

While most people today listen to their music on their smartphones or other MP3 devices, The Marvelous wants a revival of the old way of enjoying music. Furthering that revival, The Marvelous, a record store located at 4916 Baltimore Ave., hosted National Record Store Day on Saturday April 20th in attempt to increase interest in […]

 By Gabrielle Pirozzi and Shanell Simmons

Cedar Park: Girls’ Camp Continues Leadership Programs

Cedar Park: Girls’ Camp Continues Leadership Programs

Founded on the values of respect, diversity and collaboration, Camp Sojourner, the Girls’ Leadership Camp has continued to provide young girls from the ages of 8 to 17 with the tools to be well-rounded individuals. Unlike a traditional outdoor camp, Camp Sojourner is housed inside the Calvary Center for Community and Culture at 48th Street […]