Germantown: Drum Choir Promotes African Awareness

Germantown: Drum Choir Promotes African Awareness

The sounds of drums playing could be heard all throughout the day and carried into the night. Hardly ever stopping for a short break, the drums beat on and on at the Ausar Auset Society second annual Drum Percussion Choir hosted at 6008 Germantown Avenue. “It’s a great event,” Saantis Davis, marketing specialist and organizer […]

 

Northwest: Roxborough Community Acupuncture Heals Neighbors Together

Northwest: Roxborough Community Acupuncture Heals Neighbors Together

At Roxborough Community Acupuncture, lead practitioner Dave Schiman has made the Chinese healing art of inserting tiny needles into energetic pressure points affordable for his neighbors. Tucked away on the second floor of a chiropractic practice straddling the border between Roxborough and Manayunk, the community acupuncture clinic welcomes patients with soft music, warm lighting, friendly […]

 By Kelsey Doenges and Amanda DiLoreto

Germantown: Music Promotes Healing at BuildaBridge

Germantown: Music Promotes Healing at BuildaBridge

Vivian Nix-Early spends her Tuesday afternoons sitting on a bright, blue-carpeted floor surrounded by a handful of singing 4-year-olds. And she literally does not miss a note–singing everything from the participants’ names to the books on the shelf and the thank you’s when the students put their instruments away. Nix-Early is co-founder and chief operations […]

 By June Fredericks and Ross Ennis

Cedar Park: Local Studio Promotes Wellness in the Community

Cedar Park: Local Studio Promotes Wellness in the Community

On any given day in West Philadelphia, residents travel through the neighborhood via various public trolleys, all of which run past a variety of gift boutiques, organic eateries, bookstores and art and culture centers in the area. Studio 34, named after the 34 trolley that runs along Baltimore Avenue, has served as a healing, yoga […]