Manayunk: Q&A With A Local Legend Who Turned His Life Around

Manayunk: Q&A With A Local Legend Who Turned His Life Around

After a traumatic accident, doctors told Dave Scarpello he would never walk again. The Manayunk native who has lived in the area for 32 years, proved them wrong. He ran in the Broad Street Run this year, spent his days on disability participating in running clubs, started the Roxborough Manayunk News Facebook page and became a […]

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

Roxborough: Gorgas Park Holds 16th Annual Harvest Festival

Roxborough: Gorgas Park Holds 16th Annual Harvest Festival

The moon bounce, face painting and games entertained the children while disc jockey Robbie D played a variety of oldies, rock and country music Sunday at the 16th Annual Harvest Festival in Gorgas Park in Roxborough. The event attracts thousands of people a year, said John Boyce, president of Friends of Gorgas Park, adding that […]

 By Alyssa Andrews and Josh Verlin

Roxborough: The McCanns’ Farm Market

Roxborough: The McCanns’ Farm Market

[vimeo 30086393] Each Friday at Gorgas Park, the McCann’s Farm farmers market brings fresh produce to the Roxborough area. Anita McCann-Hepler, a third-generation farm owner, and her sister run the stand as a part of Philadelphia’s Farm to City program. Farm to City is an independently owned business that was previously part of the city’s […]