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Brewerytown: Diane Scott Treats Everyone At Athletic Recreation Center As Family

Brewerytown: Diane Scott Treats Everyone At Athletic Recreation Center As Family

The Athletic Recreation Center is more than just a place for kids to go after school and prides itself on treating each and every child who comes through the doors like family. Diane Scott (pictured above) serves as a kind of den mother for the children who think of the rec center at 1401 N. 26th […]

 

Health Beat: Five People Making a Difference

Health Beat: Five People Making a Difference

When looking at health issues in Philadelphia, many people stand out as making a difference in the field. There are a plethora of people trying improve well-being through healthy eating establishments, wellness places, urban farms and meal clubs. They support change and encourage people to think differently about wellness. 1. Jan Shaeffer (above), president and CEO of St. […]

 By Kate Trowbridge and Siena Mazero

Nicetown-Tioga: Mercy Family Center Works to Help the Community

Nicetown-Tioga: Mercy Family Center Works to Help the Community

Mercy Family Center, located at 1939 W. Venango St., provides care and assistance to anyone in the Nicetown-Tioga area who may need it. The center got its start when a local parish house realized there was something missing in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood. “In 1990, we had three Sisters working in different parishes in Philadelphia. One […]

 By Matt Breen and Danielle Brown

Walnut Hill: Caregarden Stands Out In Child Care

Walnut Hill: Caregarden Stands Out In Child Care

The two dozen letters squeezed on the paperboard sign delivered a message louder than the 10 syllables intended. The grand opening of a new childcare center on 46th Street near Market Street in Walnut Hill was marked with a set of bubble letters, filled in with washable marker. The sign promoted that the center was […]