Olney: Fashion Show In Fisher Park, Free Library Events And More This Week

Olney: Fashion Show In Fisher Park, Free Library Events And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. BOP & CHA-CHA: Monday, July 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, July 25, 10-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney Library […]

 

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Walter Palmer III of Palmer Distilling gets the word out about his Liberty gin best by simple advertising. “My wife and I are self-funding this business,” he said, “so a lot of what we do is through social media, word of mouth, or advertising free drinks on a small cardboard sign” The method is simple […]

 By Joel Mason-Gaines and Megan Matuzak

University City: Library Popular Despite Underuse in the Rest of the City

University City: Library Popular Despite Underuse in the Rest of the City

A recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that the Free Libraries of Philadelphia are underused when compared with public libraries in other urban areas. While Philadelphia may have more libraries per capita than any other city, only half of the participants in the study said they had been to a library within the […]

 By Grace Dickinson

Germantown: Food Service Training Program Helps People Get Jobs

Germantown: Food Service Training Program Helps People Get Jobs

Before she found the Germantown Restoration CDC’s food service training program, Chatel Royster was struggling. This time last year, Royster was a victim of the poor economy. After getting laid off from her job at Progressive Financial, the single mother found herself wondering how she would care for her 5-year-old son. “I was really scared […]