and

Brewerytown: Stylist Veronica Dunbar Shares Her ‘Fit for a Queen’ Dream

Brewerytown: Stylist Veronica Dunbar Shares Her ‘Fit for a Queen’ Dream

Veronica Dunbar has called Brewerytown home for two years now. Originally from Southwest Philadelphia, she grew up in her father’s barbershop, where he worked for nearly 40 years. Surrounded by hairstylists from a young age, she knew this would be a profession that would not only feel like home, but bring positivity to those she […]

  and

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 […]

 

South Street: Legendary Dobbs Hosts Truce Initiative Fundraiser

South Street: Legendary Dobbs Hosts Truce Initiative Fundraiser

The Legendary Dobbs used its popularity in the Philadelphia music scene for a worthwhile cause. The renowned live music venue on South Street hosted The Truce Initiative’s inaugural benefit. Founded by Chuck Ahrens, the eight-month-old, non-profit organization utilizes music as therapy for young adults at risk of self-harm. “I started this because when I take […]

 By Imani Nieves

Haddington: Haddington Multi Services for Older Adults Brings Seniors Together

Haddington: Haddington Multi Services for Older Adults Brings Seniors Together

[vimeo:https://vimeo.com/52951427] Seniors in the Haddington section of Philadelphia recently attended the first annual Gospel Festival, hosted by the neighborhood’s Multi Services for Older Adults. Sudell Black, president of the choir, organized the festival. “I was chosen to do this event for Haddington because we needed a fundraiser. I had a vision we could do it,” Black […]

 By Corey Woods and Imani Nieves

Haddington: Local Rec Center Hosts Comedy Fundraiser

Haddington: Local Rec Center Hosts Comedy Fundraiser

For one evening it was not the sound of squeaking sneakers or dribbling basketballs, but laughter which filled the Shepard Recreation Center gym. Friday night, community members staged a comedy fundraiser at the recreation center, located at 5700 Haverford Ave. in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia. The three-hour event featured four local comedians and […]

 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 […]