Olney: Fashion Show In Fisher Park, Free Library Events And More This Week

Olney: Fashion Show In Fisher Park, Free Library Events And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. BOP & CHA-CHA: Monday, July 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, July 25, 10-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney Library […]

 

Olney: Home Buyers Seminar, Bop & Cha-Cha And More This Week

Olney: Home Buyers Seminar, Bop & Cha-Cha And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Bop & Cha-Cha: Monday, July 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, July 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney Library […]

 

Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Olney: Cardinal Dougherty and an Alumni Soccer Match Worth Watching – Steve Schmidt, 1985 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, helped organize a reunion soccer match to take place in Wildwood, New Jersey this Saturday (via The […]

 

Olney: Open Mic Night And More Events This Week

Olney: Open Mic Night And More Events This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.   Movie Wednesday: Secret Life of Pets: Wednesday, July 12, 2-3 p.m. Greater Olney Library, (5501 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19120) Neighborhood Basketball: Wednesday, July 12, 4-6 p.m.  Olney Presbyterian Church Yard (5435 […]

 

Olney: Coaches Teach Young Players More Than Just Football

Olney: Coaches Teach Young Players More Than Just Football

The youths of Philadelphia are growing up in dangerous times. The city’s 2013 Youth Violence Prevention Plan states that, “Over the past six years, 5,051 young Philadelphians ages 14 to 24 have been shot or killed.” The coaching staff of the Olney Eagles tries to keep their players away from violence by giving them a safe, supportive environment […]

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Olney: Barber Enjoys Reputation For Sharp Blades And Words

Olney: Barber Enjoys Reputation For Sharp Blades And Words

On a typical day at Barbers Inc., the environment is lively. Laughs, jokes and conversations about sports and societal issues flow about the shop and continue outside the doors into the community. It’s a safe haven for some, and for others a chance to partake in good conversations. For lead groomer David Choung, the barbershop gives him the […]

 

Logan: Entrepreneur Hopes Orchard and Market Plan Will Bear Fruit in Triangle

Logan: Entrepreneur Hopes Orchard and Market Plan Will Bear Fruit in Triangle

Helen Hutchins attempted to sow wildflowers on the site at which her house sank into the earth. Hutchins’ residence was one of nearly 1,000 homes formerly located in the Logan neighborhood in an area known as the Logan Triangle. A muddle of weeds and trash now extends across the forsaken 35-acre tract of land clutched […]

 

Olney: Music School Serves as Cultural Beacon for Residents

Olney: Music School Serves as Cultural Beacon for Residents

Situated on the crowded commercial blocks of Olney dwells one of the last bastions of music education in the community. The Gibson School of Music and Arts seeks to preserve musical tradition in the community through inspiring its youth by teaching them the value of the creative arts. This year marks the institution’s 20th anniversary. According […]

 

Olney: Abu Edwards Says He’s Always Felt ‘Pushed to Advocate for People’

Olney: Abu Edwards Says He’s Always Felt ‘Pushed to Advocate for People’

Dressed sharply in a dark suit and tie, Abu Edwards sat adjacent to Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Paul P. Panepinto. The room emanated ceremony, muted in tone and tenor, with rows of forward-facing benches. Nobody banged gavels or swore in witnesses. Yet the two men each endured scrutiny from the small gathering […]

 

Olney: Francis Festival Makes Its Way To Cardinal Dougherty High School

Olney: Francis Festival Makes Its Way To Cardinal Dougherty High School

In celebration of Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, approximately 3,000 Vietnamese Roman Catholics gathered at Cardinal Dougherty High School to celebrate. “That’s not a church,” objected one child as his mother led him through the flag-festooned gates. The scene at the school doors defied his observation. Dozens of priests […]

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