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Strawberry Mansion: Widener Library Block Party Teaches Vocabulary

Strawberry Mansion: Widener Library Block Party Teaches Vocabulary

It was a sunny and cool afternoon for the Widener Branch Library’s first Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative block party. Words at Play, hosted by PNC, is a community-wide initiative to show the importance of learning vocabulary at a young age through playing, singing and reading. “It helps families teach their children how to learn new […]

 

Center City: Discover Flat Track Roller Derby Through the Philly Roller Girls

Center City: Discover Flat Track Roller Derby Through the Philly Roller Girls

Combining fast-paced skating, hard blocks and nights filled with entertainment is what the Philly Roller Girls do best. Since its launch nine years ago, the Philly Roller Girls have been looking to give flat track roller derby a home in Philadelphia. Flat track roller derby, developed in 2001, is comprised of two teams with five […]

 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 Charlotte Jacobson and Skye Leppo

Newbold: Bouvier Community Garden Celebrates End of Growing Season

Newbold: Bouvier Community Garden Celebrates End of Growing Season

The concept of connecting with neighbors has become something of an urban myth in modern living, which revolves smartphones and computers. But in the hustle and flow of everyday life, certain organizations, like the Newbold Neighbors Association, remain committed to trying to maintain this human need for contact within their communities. Newbold, which ranges from Broad Street […]

 By Sarah E. MacEachern and Ryan A. Shellenberger

Germantown: Block Party at Maplewood Mall Generates Crowd

Germantown: Block Party at Maplewood Mall Generates Crowd

Saturday evening Germantown’s Maplewood Mall was brought to life with a coordinated block party for the entire community. G-Town Radio, whose studio is on the mall, and the Germantown United Community Development Corporation were amongst some of the organizations that put together the event. Kristin Simms, of the Community Development Corporation, noted that it was […]

 By Diana Reynolds

North Central: Neighborhood Block Party Featured Local Music Talents

North Central: Neighborhood Block Party Featured Local Music Talents

Good happenings and hype rolled among residents and college students attending a block party on the 1900 block of N. Gratz Street, in a continuation of Temple University’s “Spring Fling” 2012 during the university’s Alumni Weekend. The first annual “QuiteHype Cookout” hosted by QuiteHype, a music and production label that began last fall, collaborated with […]

 By Josh Mervine, Desirae Holland and Megan Park

Fishtown: Hundreds Run to Raise Money for St. Laurentius School

Fishtown: Hundreds Run to Raise Money for St. Laurentius School

Hundreds gathered in front of the St. Laurentius School to participate in the second annual St. LauRUNtius Fishtown 5K. While the race was designed as a day of fun, community, food, drinks, music and more its main purpose was to raise money to improve the technology and foreign language programs at St. Laurentius. Last year […]