Chestnut Hill: Road Closures Planned For Harry Potter Festival

Chestnut Hill: Road Closures Planned For Harry Potter Festival

The community’s annual Harry Potter Festival has become so popular that officials have decided to close a portion of Germantown Avenue during the event, which runs this year from Oct. 21-22. According to Chestnut Hill Local editor Pete Mazzaccaro, the neighborhood’s business association expects about 60,000 people to attend, which requires more planning and preparations in order for the […]

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Fishtown: PSPCA Turns Art Into Activism

Fishtown: PSPCA Turns Art Into Activism

Renee Beaucheane is a longtime animal rights activist. In addition to working professionally with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) in Fishtown, much of her personal time is devoted to animal-rights-related causes. The Fishtown PSPCA, located at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and West Oxford Street, opened in June 2015 to serve […]

 By Elizabeth Diane Sim

Manayunk: Philly Cycling Classic 2013

Manayunk: Philly Cycling Classic 2013

This year’s Manayunk Bike Race appeared to be a smooth ride for public officials, after facing complaints and difficulties in years past. Known this year as the Philadelphia Cycling Classic, negative media attention surrounded the event in recent gatherings. Local residents complained of the rowdy and drunken behavior associated with the race, primarily brought in […]

 By Erin O'Reilly and Sara Rooney

Cedar Park: Local Group Unifies Community With Jazz Concerts

Cedar Park: Local Group Unifies Community With Jazz Concerts

Cedar Park Neighbors, established in 1960, is a non-partisan association run by volunteers living in the neighborhood. It’s comprised of diverse businesses and households based in Cedar Park. The association aims to nurture relationships involved in the neighborhood, to advocate for and promote the general well-being of Cedar Park, provide a forum that presents information […]

 By Erin O'Reilly and Sara Rooney

University City: School’s 5K Run Raises Thousands for Educational Programs

University City: School’s 5K Run Raises Thousands for Educational Programs

University City residents came out early on a Sunday morning to support the Penn Alexander School’s 2nd Annual 5K Run and Mile Walk for Art and Science. The K-8 school located at 4209 Spruce Street assembled 400 participants, comprised of current students, alumni, parents and even grandparents for the fund raising event. The 5K had […]