West Oak Lane: Summertime Jam And More Happening This Week

West Oak Lane: Summertime Jam And More Happening This Week

Looking for things to do this week in West Oak Lane? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Breakwater Summertime Splashdown Jam: Friday, July 28, 7 p.m. – 3025 Walnut St. Del Val Reunion- The Last Days: Saturday, July 29, 8 p.m. – H & H Banquet Hall (2036 Haines St.)

 

East Oak Lane: African American Boy Scouts’ Troop Has Difficulty With Generating New Committee Members

East Oak Lane: African American Boy Scouts’ Troop Has Difficulty With Generating New Committee Members

Since 1910, the Boys Scouts of America have been shaping young men from all over the nation into the next leaders of our country. At the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church, the scouts of Troop 19 are taught how to be responsible, knowledgeable, and self-sufficient with the help of their head Scoutmaster Alvin Mitchell and his […]

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East Oak Lane: Raise of Hope, Inc. Provides Affordable Housing for Homeless Families

East Oak Lane: Raise of Hope, Inc. Provides Affordable Housing for Homeless Families

Homelessness is nothing new and for Raise of Hope, Inc. founder Habeebah Ali the issue resonates on a personal level. As a survivor of domestic violence and someone who was once homeless, Ali knows how challenging life can be for a family with no place to call its own. Having lived twice at the Women Against Abuse […]

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West Oak Lane: Five Things That Bring The Community Together

West Oak Lane: Five Things That Bring The Community Together

West Oak Lane is home to many community centers, churches and offices that serve as gathering places for its residents. The West Oak Lane area is focused on building “community” by bringing residents together through different opportunities in the neighborhood. These efforts help make the area close-knit and allow people in the community to contribute in a way that helps the […]

 By Elliot Griffin and Eric Donnelly

Oak Lane: Tea Attracts a New Audience With Local Shop

Oak Lane: Tea Attracts a New Audience With Local Shop

Assistant vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is a far cry from running a small business focused on organic tea. Howard James, the owner and operator of Tea Country, saw an opportunity to make the leap from corporate America to small business proprietor. After an MBA project at Eastern University steered him […]