In the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, known for its diversity, a group of citizens have organized an annual festival conserving one culture in particular. The Irish Traditional Music and Dance Festival is held annually […]
Over the summer, the Germantown Historical Society premiered its newest exhibit entitled “Claiming Our Place: Inhabit Germantown.” The exhibit is the result of a grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for their […]
https://vimeo.com/69619550] Mount Airy always seemed homely and quaint to Iman Marcano-Sowell. That’s why when she decided it was time to find a home for Calypso – the Trinidadian restaurant she runs with her mother, Claudette […]
The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is a community organization unlike Daisy Juarez has ever been involved in.
“We have visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, we even have a quilting club,” she said. “It’s a multifunctional garage.”
Juarez became a member last year after moving to Philadelphia. An artist herself, Juarez said she was looking to join an organization similar to the watercolor society she was part of in Illinois – a group where she could connect with fellow artists as well as with the community – luckily, she discovered the Art Garage.
“We’re really all about community and creativity,” said Linda Slodki, president and cofounder of MAAG. “Our goal is to bring artists out of isolation.” […]
Bugay’s Jeweler’s at 8638 Germantown Ave. has been a part of the Chestnut Hill community for 84 years. Owner Rosalind Bugay-Schiller said her grandfather, who was an immigrant watchmaker, opened the store in 1929. The […]
https://vimeo.com/54828717] In Chestnut Hill, history stands for itself. Literally. Many of the longstanding buildings in the affluent Northwest community were built with a unique “Chestnut Hill stone,” or Wissahickon schist, from a local quarry. Nowadays, […]
https://vimeo.com/54827927] The delicate glass designs, echoing the silence and serenity of St. Paul’s Church, provided a momentary visual this weekend of everything Mohammed Al-Jumaili’s life in Iraq was not. In a not-so-distant past, Al-Jumaili, of […]
Although the city isn’t slated to light its tree in Love Park for a few weeks, some in the Northwest kicked off the holiday season Friday night with a slightly smaller spectacle. As it has […]
Like other schools in the Philadelphia School District, John Story Jenks has learned to do more with less. But even though the district’s financial distress has left schools with less resources, J.S. Jenks’ parents are […]