Manayunk: Q&A With A Local Legend Who Turned His Life Around

Manayunk: Q&A With A Local Legend Who Turned His Life Around

After a traumatic accident, doctors told Dave Scarpello he would never walk again. The Manayunk native who has lived in the area for 32 years, proved them wrong. He ran in the Broad Street Run this year, spent his days on disability participating in running clubs, started the Roxborough Manayunk News Facebook page and became a […]

 

Manayunk: Along With Healthy Foods, Pretzel Park Farmers Market Offers A Sense Of Community

Manayunk: Along With Healthy Foods, Pretzel Park Farmers Market Offers A Sense Of Community

The Pretzel Park Farmers Market, now in its fourth year of operation, provides fresh and organic fruits and vegetables to the people of Manayunk, a community known to be lacking in accessible healthy food retailers. The market takes place every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) from mid-May through November. It’s run by Friends of […]

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Manayunk: Kevin Smith Fights for Development that Makes Sense

Manayunk: Kevin Smith Fights for Development that Makes Sense

Kevin Smith is president of the Manayunk Neighborhood Council, a not-for-profit civic association dedicated to promoting a unified and sustainable community in Manayunk. Smith, who was raised in Southern California and moved to Manayunk about 20 years ago, sat down at Volo Coffeehouse on Main Street to discuss some of the issues and projects the […]

 

Manayunk: Five Places Pet Owners Need to Know

Manayunk: Five Places Pet Owners Need to Know

Located in the lush northwestern section of Philadelphia, Manayuk is well known for its booming commercial district centered on Main Street, which runs parallel to the Schuylkill River. The combination of entrepreneurial animal lovers and the plentiful array of paths and parks sprinkled throughout the neighborhood make Manayunk a great place to have a pet. […]

 By Kayla R. Cook and Sean Michael Smith

Manayunk: Farmer’s Market Finds Fans at Pretzel Park

Manayunk: Farmer’s Market Finds Fans at Pretzel Park

[vimeo 69041949] Saturday’s have become shopping days for visitors to Pretzel Park in Manayunk. This past Saturday marked the fourth time the center of the popular park has been transformed into a marketplace with fresh locally produced foods for sale. The farmer’s market is put on each week by the Manayunk-Roxborough Food Co-op. Alexandra DiFilippo serves […]

 By Hope Janelle Berninghausen and Francis Hilario

Manayunk: Local Group Features Artists and Kid-Friendly Concert

Manayunk: Local Group Features Artists and Kid-Friendly Concert

The Spiral Bookcase and Manayunk GreenWorks were just a few of the Manayunk stores that featured local art in their shops this weekend for the neighborhood’s First Friday event. “We try to do a lot with local artists,” said Russ Garrow from Manayunk GreenWorks. “And we always try to have a band out here to […]

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

Manayunk: Local Artist Concerned Over Park Disappearances

Manayunk: Local Artist Concerned Over Park Disappearances

A Philadelphia artist, who frequents Pretzel Park, has noticed that the number of people who come to the park has decreased in the recent years. Philadelphia artist Jim Williams, who is represented by the Gross McLeaf Gallery, located on 127 S. 16th St., has been a local artist for 25 years. Pretzel Park, located on […]

 By Damon Fillman and Julie Archilles

Manayunk: Pretzel Park

Manayunk: Pretzel Park

Many families spent time at Pretzel Park over the weekend to enjoy the unusually pleasant weather—with highs in the 60s—stepping away from their heated homes while enjoying games of tag and other fun in the sun activities. Pretzel Park, also known as Manayunk’s Dog Park, was founded in 1920 but not renovated or maintained until […]