Emily Scott and Michaela Winberg

Fairmount: Block Captain Cleans Up The Neighborhood

Fairmount: Block Captain Cleans Up The Neighborhood

Sam Holloschutz — born and raised in Philadelphia — is a board member at the Fairmount Civic Association and the chair of the FCA’s Neighborhood Improvement Committee. He’s also the block captain for the 800 block of N. 29th Street. Holloschutz is passionate about climate change and Fairmount, and he unites his passions in the […]

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Fairmount: Running Club Founder Bennett Brookstein Inspiring Others

Fairmount: Running Club Founder Bennett Brookstein Inspiring Others

Runner Bennett Brookstein has lived in Fairmount for almost half of his 45 years. He came up with the idea to start The Fairmount Running Club more than 11 years ago when running clubs were few and far between. According to the website Philadelphia Runner, there are currently 18 running clubs in the area. Despite the increase […]

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Fairmount: Five Locally Owned Businesses Serving the Community

Fairmount: Five Locally Owned Businesses Serving the Community

Many locally owned businesses are found along Fairmount Avenue. The variety helps fill the needs of the community and appeals to loyal customers, several business owners said. Fairmount Pet Shoppe This small business, located at 2024 Fairmount Ave., was opened by Courtney Tripp and started through her love of animals. She works with several local organizations, including Temple University, […]

 

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

In 2011, the Brewerytown CDC and the Fairmount CDC collaborated to turn an abandoned lot into a space the two neighborhoods could put to use, creating the foundation for the community run Girard-Dream Garden. With the help of a grant from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the Fairmount CDC was able to select and […]

 

Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

On the Morning of 9/11, Robert Herzog was on his way to work. His office building was located on the 96th floor of World Trade Center One (North Tower). That morning, he did things he didn’t usually do. He hit the snooze button twice. He usually took an express train but took a different one […]

 

Fairmount: Plants Providing Natural Healing Benefits to People Using Herbal Remedies

Fairmount: Plants Providing Natural Healing Benefits to People Using Herbal Remedies

Before pharmaceutical medicine became prevalent in modern society, people used holistic herbal medicine to treat illnesses. Today, the trend of using herbs for health care continues. “Essentially, herbal medicine is the use of plants as medicine in different forms which can be teas, tinctures or liquids, there are a lot of different ways to prepare them,” Adam […]

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Fairmount: Community Development Corporation Director Has Big Plans for the Future

Fairmount: Community Development Corporation Director Has Big Plans for the Future

Kevin Moran is the executive director at the Fairmount Community Development Corporation, located on 2712 W. Girard Ave.. He is also a Fairmount resident. As executive director, he develops research and policy agendas. The organization’s goal, according to its website, is the improvement of the residential, commercial and social fabric of the Fairmount neighborhood, while preserving its character […]

 

Brewerytown: Revitalizing Commercial Corridors Through Public Funding

Brewerytown: Revitalizing Commercial Corridors Through Public Funding

When you walk around Fairmount and Girard avenues, you might begin to notice local businesses receiving a facelift. The facades of some local businesses have been assisted in their transformations with help from a city-run program called the Storefront Improvement Program, or SIP for short. The SIP was founded back in 2009 by the city’s […]

 

Waterfront: Educator Says Waterways Cleaner Than Ever Before

Waterfront: Educator Says Waterways Cleaner Than Ever Before

Anne Harvey, an environmental scientist and educator at Fairmount Water Works, has made a career out of being a “water advocate.” With degrees in biology and geology, Harvey recently made the switch from working in a laboratory all day to educating visitors on the state of Philadelphia waterways. Harvey became involved with Fairmount Water Works […]

 

Fairmount: Despite Humble Roots, Arts Crawl Still Going Strong

Fairmount: Despite Humble Roots, Arts Crawl Still Going Strong

The Fairmount neighborhood was recently bombarded with local artists showcasing their most recent accomplishments. The Fairmount Arts Crawl, which allowed visitors to view and purchase artwork at participating restaurants, celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 6 from 2 to 5 p.m., by hosting food trucks, tents boasting artwork, and even a clown handing out balloons. […]

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