Germantown: Cunningham Piano Donated an Organ for The Papal Events

Germantown: Cunningham Piano Donated an Organ for The Papal Events

The Cunningham Piano Company donated a digital organ for the Papal services that concluded yesterday with Pope Francis leading a mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  “I’m a musician, and, of course, I’m a business owner, so this works with all of my passions together,” said Cunningham co-owner Rich Galassini (pictured above). The Cunningham team […]

 

Germantown: Pastor David Fitzgerald Compels People to Christ

Germantown: Pastor David Fitzgerald Compels People to Christ

Whether it’s through feeding the homeless or counseling community members, Pastor David Fitzgerald stands out in the Germantown region. In an area facing a plethora of societal issues, namely poverty, the pastor actively seeks to make change day and night. He and his wife, Jocelyn, co-founded Compelling People to Christ two years ago. It is only the […]

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Germantown: Influencing the Community Through Religion

Germantown: Influencing the Community Through Religion

When you walk down Germantown’s antiquated cobblestone streets, you see a diverse pool of people from block to block. On one block you see people wearing Muslim clothing, and on another block you see people dressed in regular street wear. Christianity and Islam are the two dominating and integral religions in the Germantown community. Religion, in […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill College to Introduce Women’s Bowling Next Year

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill College to Introduce Women’s Bowling Next Year

When a person thinks about collegiate sports, the ones that come to mind include football, basketball and maybe even tennis or lacrosse. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, Chestnut Hill College will add women’s bowling to that mix. Chestnut Hill College Athletic Director Lynn Tubman says that bowling is considered one of the fastest growing […]

 

Manayunk: Cigar Shop Owner Takes Unique Path to Success

Manayunk: Cigar Shop Owner Takes Unique Path to Success

Kosta Fotiadis moved to Philadelphia in 2002 to chase his dream job, working for Lockheed Martin. Now, just 13 years later, Fotiadis is the proud owner of award winning cigar and hookah lounge Smoke, a totally different dream job. “Owning your own business, making your own hours, being your own boss, that’s the real dream job. It’s […]

 

Northwest: Five Dangerous Roads To Avoid In Manayunk During Winter

Northwest: Five Dangerous Roads To Avoid In Manayunk During Winter

Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, has seen his shadow, so there will be six more weeks of winter. That also means six more weeks of icy winter roads. Snowfall hasn’t been overwhelming thus far, but road conditions have been a major issue in 2015. This has always been a problem in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, where […]

 

Northwest: Building Interfaith Community by “Walking the Walk”

Northwest: Building Interfaith Community by “Walking the Walk”

The Interfaith Center of Philadelphia was born 10 years ago when a handful of spiritual leaders from some of the major religions in Philadelphia came together with the intention to establish bonds across the diverse spectrum of religion that thrives in the city. Today, ICP runs dozens of programs, like the Ride for Understanding, with […]

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Northwest: Not Your Average Joe Manning

Northwest: Not Your Average Joe Manning

Joseph Manning cannot stand trash. In conversation, he will inevitably lead back to it: the piles of litter that build up throughout the city on street corners, in parks and under highway overpasses. Even on his own block of Apsley Street in Germantown, where Manning personally sees to it that the litter is picked up, […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: A Family Affair at Pointe Flex Dance Studio

Northwest Philadelphia: A Family Affair at Pointe Flex Dance Studio

It’s a little after 5:30 on a Friday evening, and the teens are anxiously waiting for ballet class. Before lacing up their pointe shoes, they run through an intense warm-up routine, meticulously extending their limbs to prepare for the hour-long session. After about fifteen minutes of stretching, it’s finally time to begin. As the music […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Philadelphia may be known as the City of Brotherly Love, but a little spring-time wandering through neighborhoods and you might think of it more as “the city of hidden gems.” The spring season certainly brings about a lot of movement and fun to be had throughout, and this year is no different. From a family-friendly […]