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Manayunk: Along the Schuylkill River, Kay Sykora Always Finds A Way

Manayunk: Along the Schuylkill River, Kay Sykora Always Finds A Way

Just off of Main Street, the section of Lock Street stretching onto Venice Island bears a sign, which dubs it as “Kay Sykora Way.” Jane Lipton, executive director of Manayunk Development Corporation, petitioned to have the section renamed in Sykora’s honor, and said the word “way” holds a special significance. “It was really appropriate. She […]

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

Roxborough: Development Corporation Uses Art to Bring Community Together

Roxborough: Development Corporation Uses Art to Bring Community Together

When you look inside the Roxborough Development Corp., located at 6111 Ridge Ave., you won’t just find an office filled with people sitting in front of computers. Instead, you’ll find the space has come to life with paintings, sculptures and other forms of art as well. This is because the corporation has transformed its office […]

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

Roxborough: Manayunk Roxborough Art Center Kicks Off Annual Show

Roxborough: Manayunk Roxborough Art Center Kicks Off Annual Show

The opening reception for the Annual Members Show at the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center took place this weekend. The Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, located at 419 Green Lane, has been promoting art in the community for almost 60 years. Tanya Bhagwat said the annual members show gives the members of the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center a […]

 By Francis Hilario

Manayunk: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours Come to Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls

Manayunk: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours Come to Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls

[vimeo 50998066] From fused glass to woodworking, and hand weaving to encaustic mixed media, artists in the Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls region participated in the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, putting art at the forefront over the weekend. The Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a program by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is the largest tour […]