South Philadelphia West: At OFC Philly, Kids Are Encouraged To Screw Up

South Philadelphia West: At OFC Philly, Kids Are Encouraged To Screw Up

Finding an educational yet fun activity for children can be a difficult task. Many times, kids aren’t doing more than coloring outside the lines and playing with dolls or trucks. At OFC Philly in South Philadelphia, Nick and Erin Offenbacher are teaching local children how to build their own toy trucks. The Children’s Woodworking Class finds its home inside a […]

 

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 […]

 

Newbold: Restaurant Owner Brings Homestyle Indonesian Food To An Award-Winning Restaurant

Newbold: Restaurant Owner Brings Homestyle Indonesian Food To An Award-Winning Restaurant

Hardena Resto Waroeng Surabaya is home to authentic Indonesian food located on the corner of Hicks and Moore streets in Newbold. Customers can enjoy tahu seafood, tempe orek, beef ending, bala bala (an Indonesian favorite of fried vegetables) and more, all cooked with love by Ena Widjojo. Ena Widjojo, her husband Harry Widjojo and their […]

  and

Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Krista Milito and Jeremy Burger met at a dog walking company when they were both dubbed the “go-to” people for misbehaving dogs. Recognizing their gifts for dealing with rowdy canines, the two founded The Philly Pack. The Philly Pack is a center in South Philadelphia that specializes in the obedience and behavioral training of dogs that […]

 

Newbold: Residents Fear Lack Of Parking Due To Green Space Development

Newbold: Residents Fear Lack Of Parking Due To Green Space Development

In 2011, The Philadelphia Water Department set off on a 25-year initiative known as “Green City, Clean Waters.” The plan was straightforward in theory – reduce stormwater pollution entering Philadelphia’s sewer system through the use of green infrastructure. Green City, Clean Waters is the largest investment in green infrastructure in the country but by utilizing green […]

  and

Newbold: The Neighbor Behind Crushing Stigmas While Bringing Residents Together

Newbold: The Neighbor Behind Crushing Stigmas While Bringing Residents Together

Anne Lynn and her husband Steven Feldman moved to S. Carlisle Street in 2008. Steven previously served as the Treasurer for the nonprofit civic organization Newbold Neighbors Association leading Anne to be loosely involved with NNA. Anne was formally elected to the board as the community outreach chair this past February. She spends her days as a […]

  and

Newbold: Five Standout Stoops of South Philadelphia

Newbold: Five Standout Stoops of South Philadelphia

Newbold is one of the many diverse neighborhoods in South Philadelphia. Highly residential with corner markets and minority-owned businesses, it’s a vibrant section of the city in transition. Among the rows of townhouses, some Newbold residents took it into their own hands to brighten up their community. Here are a few stoops that stood out. 1652 […]

 

Newbold: At G.W. Childs Elementary, Crossing Guard Leads the Way

Newbold: At G.W. Childs Elementary, Crossing Guard Leads the Way

During her childhood, Mary Mills used to walk the halls of Norris S. Barratt School as a student. Now, more than three decades later, she hasn’t wandered too far. Mills, an organizational leadership student at Eastern University in Saint David’s, PA, has been employed by the Philadelphia Police Department for the past seven years as the […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Great Southeast Asian Restaurants

South Philadelphia: Five Great Southeast Asian Restaurants

South Philly has always been bustling with new cultures. With new immigrants, traditions and families, different types of restaurants have been introduced to the community. For those who wish to try something different, there are a ton of highly accessible restaurants with authentic cuisines from Southeast Asia. Whether you’re in Point Breeze, Newbold or Girard […]

 

Newbold: Programs Employing People Helping Adults with Disabilities

Newbold: Programs Employing People Helping Adults with Disabilities

Every day, more than 200 adults with intellectual disabilities from across greater Philadelphia get out of bed and go to work in part due to the efforts of the staff at Programs Employing People. The program, which started as a summer camp for kids with disabilities in 1969, now trains adults with disabilities so they can become self-sufficient and live […]

1 2 3