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 […]

 

Hunting Park: Revitalization Project Helps Increase Public Safety

Hunting Park: Revitalization Project Helps Increase Public Safety

Walking through Hunting Park today, it’s hard to believe that not so long ago it was a much less desirable place to be. Underfunded, the park was largely in disarray and disuse until the Fairmount Park Conservancy launched the Hunting Park Revitalization Project in 2009. Prior to its renovation, the park was known to be […]

 

Hunting Park: New Concilio Playground Highlights the Importance of Recreation

Hunting Park: New Concilio Playground Highlights the Importance of Recreation

Philadelphia’s oldest Latino organization, Concilio, has been surrounded by an empty lot since its relocation in summer 2014. A few months ago, Concilio reached out to KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization that builds playgrounds with community volunteers in areas where kids may not have a place to play. Concilio is widely known for its yearly Puerto Rican […]

 

Amateur Sports: Weston Fitness Opens Gym to Papal Pilgrims

Amateur Sports: Weston Fitness Opens Gym to Papal Pilgrims

With the amount of people Pope Francis drew this past weekend, some people thought living space would be hard to come by. When ideas began to run thin, Belinda Held, the director of group travel for A Pilgrim’s Journey, expanded her ideas. With the help of everyone at Weston Fitness, the employees and the members […]

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Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Where does one go when all the popular and well-known parks in the city like Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square are too crowded? Head South. In the Queen Village, Bella Vista and Hawthorne area of South Philadelphia, there are a variety of great parks to choose from. Many people go to these parks to relax, walk […]

 

Amateur Sports: John DiSciasio Wants You to Try Disc Golf at Sedgley Woods

Amateur Sports: John DiSciasio Wants You to Try Disc Golf at Sedgley Woods

John A. DiSciascio is the executive director of The Friends of Sedgley Woods, which runs Sedgley Woods disc golf course in Fairmount Park. He helps maintain the disc golf course, stage tournaments and work with others who use the park, all on a volunteer basis. How did the game of disc golf get its start? […]

 

Mantua: Brandywine Park Redesign Focuses On Community Culture

Mantua: Brandywine Park Redesign Focuses On Community Culture

In the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua, residents are leading a project that will transform Brandywine Park into a sanctuary of art, nature and community respect. The park, which is situated on the corner of 34th and Brandywine streets, has been in decline for the past couple of years and is getting a full makeover […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Promising Impacts To The Community

South Philadelphia: Five Promising Impacts To The Community

Given the diverse culture and even more diverse community, South Philadelphia doesn’t fall short to supply all of Philadelphia with people and places that are changing the city for the better. Barbara Chaguaceda Barbara Chaguaceda, 29, founded and started Beautiful Mind Educational Therapy and Tutoring, which provides psychological services for a variation of age groups, […]

 

Overbrook: Papa Playground and Recreation Center Helps Youths

A staple of the Overbrook community, Papa Playground’s after-school program serves youth of all ages. The neighborhood recreation center strives to attain a safe and structured environment, while providing students with the tools to achieve academic and social success. Cynthia Brown, the after-school director, oversees the program and ensures the curriculum is best meeting every […]

 

Cobbs Creek: 5 Interesting People to Know

Cobbs Creek: 5 Interesting People to Know

Among the many interesting faces in Cobbs Creek, there are a few names to note. The neighborhood offers a variety of resources for community members, young and old, able-bodied and disabled. These interesting folks are leaders in this community and are leaving a major impact on the lives of residents. 1. James Shelton (above) is […]