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Juniata Park: Carribbean Native Connects Local Community To Philly Creek

Juniata Park: Carribbean Native Connects Local Community To Philly Creek

As litter from the sea washed upon the white sand beaches of Puerto Rico, Doryán De Angel discovered her zeal. Fueling her fervor for the recovery of Earth’s waterways, the environmentalist is now the community watershed leader of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), a Philadelphia-based initiative established in 2000 to promote community engagement with the body […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Home for Soccer

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Home for Soccer

Casa Soccer League is more than just an amateur soccer league. It is also a nonprofit organization run strictly by volunteers who are dedicated to maintaining Casa (Spanish for house) as an affordable, organized, competitive and quality outlet for soccer in Philadelphia When it started in 2005, Casa was a summer pick-up league at the […]

 

Amateur Sports: Activities to Stay Fit During the Winter

Amateur Sports: Activities to Stay Fit During the Winter

With the winter season in full effect, finding activities in the city to stay in shape might seem a little difficult. For those looking do something other than working out at the gym, here are five winter activities to stay fit. Go Vertical Indoor Rock Climbing 950 N. Penn St., Northern Liberties Advertised as Philadelphia’s […]

 

Waterfront: Church Group Maintains Mission to Help Visiting Seamen

Waterfront: Church Group Maintains Mission to Help Visiting Seamen

A nonprofit nearly two centuries old is still working hard to serve the men who come into one of the world’s largest freshwater ports. The Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey has made it their mission since their founding in 1843 to serve the well-being and religious needs of seafarers coming from anywhere […]

 

Waterfront: Foreign Seafarers Get Warm Greeting in Philly After Long Voyages

Waterfront: Foreign Seafarers Get Warm Greeting in Philly After Long Voyages

The Rickmers Seoul ship is just one of the many ships to dock at the Tioga Marine Terminal on the Delaware River in any given week. Nearly 92 percent of these ships are visited by someone from the 171-year-old Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia. The Seamen’s Church Institute visits about 40 to 50 ships a […]

 

Waterfront: Conrad Benner Explores Philly to Expose Art in Unexpected Spaces

Waterfront: Conrad Benner Explores Philly to Expose Art in Unexpected Spaces

Arms outstretched, Conrad Benner leaned out over the silver railing that separated the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk from the water below. Adjusting the frame of his camera to fit the distant Philadelphia skyline, the 29-year-old held, snapped and nodded. Part of Benner’s grind as founder and editor of street art blog StreetsDept.com is sharing his perspective […]

 

Waterfront: Facelift Coming for Penn Treaty Park

Waterfront: Facelift Coming for Penn Treaty Park

Penn Treaty Park has a soggy secret. Parents who chase their children through the playground after a heavy dose of rain know all about it. “After a good day’s worth of rain, we know we’re going to be cleaning the mud off his sneakers later,” said Brooke Smith, shooting a motherly glance toward her son, […]

 

Waterfront: Five Outdoor Activities to Experience

Waterfront: Five Outdoor Activities to Experience

When William Penn first laid out his plan for Philadelphia, the famous founder realized the importance of parks to not only flee to in case of emergency, but also to escape from the rigors of city life – even for just an afternoon. Today, the waterfronts along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers boast some of the […]

 

South Philadelphia: FDR Park Thrives Despite Budget Cuts

South Philadelphia: FDR Park Thrives Despite Budget Cuts

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park teems with activity during the summer months. A golf course, hiking paths, tennis courts, skatepark, baseball fields and playground all dot the park’s landscape. Despite massive funding cuts to the Department of Parks and Recreation, the park continues to flourish. FDR is part of the Fairmount Park, which is the largest […]

 

Delaware Waterfront: Eliminating Stigmas and Creating Links

Delaware Waterfront: Eliminating Stigmas and Creating Links

The physical barriers that have separated the Delaware River waterfront from Center City have created a stigma that the two locations are not related. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is on a mission to break down that stigma and rejoin Philadelphia with its waterfront, both literally and culturally. “Our ultimate goal is to reconnect the […]

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