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Parkwood: Aid For Friends Shares Compassionate Cause with Community

Parkwood: Aid For Friends Shares Compassionate Cause with Community

Cooking, cleaning and running errands are all routine tasks many people accomplish every day. But for some, those tasks can’t be done without assistance. Aid For Friends is an organization that helps those who cannot do these responsibilities on their own by providing meals, companionship and transportation. Steven Schiavone is the executive director of AFF and […]

 

Far Northeast: Pilot Fall Wooden Bat League Gets Another Season

Far Northeast: Pilot Fall Wooden Bat League Gets Another Season

What started as a simple idea to play baseball in the fall with a wooden bat has become a hit in Northeast Philadelphia. And it will return next fall, and maybe even sooner. Academy Sabres vice president and athletic director Scott Dreibelbis decided to start the Fall Wooden Bat Lumber League when his son, Jack, said […]

 By Kayla Devon and Liz Steinmetz

Parkwood: Real Estate Sales Looking Up

Parkwood: Real Estate Sales Looking Up

Real estate sales are up in the Parkwood section of Northeast Philadelphia and according to Keller Williams Real Estate agent Joe “Big Joe” McCarthy, it’s the perfect time for first-time buyers. “Interest rates are still low and people are moving continually for a variety of reasons,” he said. “This is a good year for sellers compared […]

 By Steven Mitchell and Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Farmers’ Market Set to Open

Northeast: Farmers’ Market Set to Open

With the finishing touches being put together, the Parkwood Farmers Market is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. May 18 at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church parking lot located at 3024 Byberry Road. Farm to City, which will manage the market, conducted a survey to help determine the location of the next one. The effort was led by […]

 By Steven Mitchell

Northeast: Parkwood Community Garden a Go, Volunteers Sought

Northeast: Parkwood Community Garden a Go, Volunteers Sought

A community garden is in the process of becoming a reality for the residents in Parkwood with help from the community to politicians. With support from Councilman Brian O’Neill, R-10th, an 18,000-sq. ft. garden located next to the Community College of Philadelphia along Townsend Road can now happen. O’Neill has dropped an amendment to the zoning code that would […]

 By Lucia Volpe

Parkwood: Therapeutic Riding Helps Those Coping With Disability

Parkwood: Therapeutic Riding Helps Those Coping With Disability

[vimeo 53945349] Parkwood Therapeutic Riding Center, a federally registered nonprofit organization, opened its doors to the special needs community in September. “You use the horse in any way shape or form to achieve a short or longterm goal,” said Parkwood TRC president and instructor Sarah Del Ricci. “ We teach them a riding skill that can […]

 By Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe

Parkwood: Residents Fight to Save Woods

Parkwood: Residents Fight to Save Woods

Residents have enjoyed the woods behind their homes as a place to walk their dogs or play with their kids. When the neighbors began seeing orange ribbon tagged to the trees, they wondered what was happening. It wasn’t until bulldozers cleared the land in early August that they realized they were losing their woods. Joe […]

 By Maryline Dossou

Northeast Philadelphia: Residents Take Action Against Bill Proposing to Legalize Bandit Signs

On Jan. 26, Councilman Curtis Jones, D-4th, formally introduced a bill, No. 120017, that would legalize the bandit signs that have been littering the streets and creating blight in the neighborhoods. The bill was co-sponsored by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, D-3rd. “I can’t figure it out,” said Councilman Brian O’Neill, R-10th. “We’re trying to do everything […]

 By Matt Flowers and Maryline Dossou

Northeast Philadelphia: Mixed Martial Artists Ready to Rumble

Northeast Philadelphia: Mixed Martial Artists Ready to Rumble

Xtreme Caged Combat will be bringing some of the best fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) to the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia on April 21. XCC consistently promotes the biggest MMA events in the tri-state area and has groomed some of the top competitors in the sport today.  One fighter on the rise […]

 By Kirsten Stamn and Pamela Seaton

Parkwood: A New Dog Grooming Salon Provides Personal Care

Parkwood: A New Dog Grooming Salon Provides Personal Care

Kristine Johnson, a Parkwood resident, is no stranger to hard work. She currently works two jobs: one a sales job for Verizon in Exton and the other as a part-time dog groomer from a dog salon she currently runs from her house, Pampered Pups Grooming Salon. “The goal is to get it so I can […]