South Philadelphia: Local Tree Planters Breathe Life Into Community

South Philadelphia: Local Tree Planters Breathe Life Into Community

Finding the time and energy to maintain one’s property can be a daunting task in a city like Philadelphia. In certain neighborhoods, having “curb appeal” can be as simple as not having a pileup of trash on your sidewalk. For the many local groups involved with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders program, beautification takes […]

 

Girard Estate: Stephen Girard Park Offers A Sense Of Community to South Philly Neighborhood

Girard Estate: Stephen Girard Park Offers A Sense Of Community to South Philly Neighborhood

Stephen Girard Park, located at 21st and Shunk streets, nestled in the neighborhood of Girard Estate, serves to connect a community in an area that is steeped in history. Ann Christinzio, the park’s historian and a resident of Girard Estate for 10 years, described how Stephen Girard shaped America into what it is today. “Stephen Girard […]

 

Girard Estates: Lee Fass Makes A Difference For Older Adults

Girard Estates: Lee Fass Makes A Difference For Older Adults

With a beaming smile on a Thursday morning, Lee Fass explained the importance of strong, clear lines in drawings. Her two art students listened dutifully while glancing between white computer paper and Fass’s extravagant gestures. As a former fine art teacher, Fass found a home at Marconi Older Adult Program when she moved to Philadelphia […]

 

Newbold: Four Defining Spots of the ‘New’ South Philly

Newbold: Four Defining Spots of the ‘New’ South Philly

There’s nothing new about Newbold, per se. It is, after all, a longstanding Point Breeze neighborhood that just happens to sport some new digs. But rising home sales prices of 13.3 percent in the area, coupled with an eclipsing of the city average of new homes built post-2005 and a mid-30s median resident age, all are ingredients […]