Arts and Entertainment: Five Local Theater Companies You Should Have on Your Radar

Arts and Entertainment: Five Local Theater Companies You Should Have on Your Radar

With theatrical roots originating in the early 1800s, Philadelphia has flourished into a dynamic hub of live theater production. There are a multitude of theaters around the city offering fantastic performances well beyond the famed Walnut Street Theatre. From the hilarious antics of  The 1812 Game Show Spectacular! to Theatre Exile’s hard-hitting drama Lost Girls, the city offers a diverse catalogue of venues […]

 

Kensington: Former Leader on the Football Field Moves on to UPenn

Kensington: Former Leader on the Football Field Moves on to UPenn

Time spent as a Tiger on the Kensington High School football team was about more than just touchdowns and field goals for Matt Sanasac. It was about creating a safe and new way to stay out of trouble in the heart of a rough neighborhood. Sanasac used football to figure out who he really wanted […]

 

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Matthew Albasi and Max Pulcini (above), two young Temple University graduates who love journalism and the city of Philadelphia, recently purchased The Spirit of the River Wards newspaper, which serves the Fishtown, Kensington, Bridesburg, Port Richmond and Northern Liberties neighborhoods. Their plan is to keep the neighborhood traditions in the paper but at the same time, add new […]

 

Kensington: Impact Hub Philadelphia Seeks Global Imprint with Community Kitchen

Kensington: Impact Hub Philadelphia Seeks Global Imprint with Community Kitchen

New initiatives are happening in Kensington and for Impact Hub Philadelphia, it’s a community kitchen that will serve as a gateway for bringing together more than food and the community. Impact Hub’s Kitchen Project Manager Laurel Klein and Campaign Director Tom Wingert are planning to set the table for entrepreneurs, artists, nonprofits, activists, innovators and the […]

 

Kensington: Greensgrow Farms Teaches Alternative Ways to Garden

Kensington: Greensgrow Farms Teaches Alternative Ways to Garden

Founded in 1997 by Mary Seton Corboy and Tom Sereduk, Greensgrow Farms took over the littered lot of what used to be a steel-galvanizing factory on the corner of Cumberland and Almond streets in Kensington. Now a nationally recognized leader in urban farming, Greensgrow is open to the public year round with a mission to […]

 

Kensington: Artist Returns to Painting After Spiritual Encounter

Kensington: Artist Returns to Painting After Spiritual Encounter

For the first time since 1988, after an unfulfilling connection to his work and surprising request from Jesus Christ, professional fine artist Victor Atkins is painting again. After immediately starting his career at The School of Visual Arts in New York, the then-20-year-old Atkins became drawn to abstract painting. “It just bit me,” he said. […]

 

Five People You Should Know: Development at Temple

With an undergraduate population of about 28,000 and a trend toward becoming a more residential campus, Temple University has seen a lot of construction throughout the past few years. A new 1,200 bed dormitory, Morgan Hall, is one of those projects. Here are five people who play key roles in the neighborhood’s development. 1. Ken […]