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Amateur Sports: Where People Run Around On Broomsticks and Peg People with Dodgeballs

Amateur Sports: Where People Run Around On Broomsticks and Peg People with Dodgeballs

The name of the game is quidditch. Based off J.K. Rowling’s fantasy literature series Harry Potter, United States Qudditch was founded in 2010. Quidditch is a co-ed contact sport that is a mixture of dodgeball, flag football and rugby. There are seven athletes on the field for each team at all times, and players must […]

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Southwest Philadelphia: Morris Home Provides Trans-Affirming Residency For Rehabilitation

Southwest Philadelphia: Morris Home Provides Trans-Affirming Residency For Rehabilitation

Morris Home, located in Southwest Philadelphia, is a haven for individuals seeking refuge. The three-floored residence maintains a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility specifically for transgender individuals. Started in 2011, the organization’s growth reflects the increasing strength and resilience demonstrated by its residents. “We [Morris Home] offer short- and long-term rehab in a residential and […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: All That Jazz With Ernest Stuart

Arts and Entertainment: All That Jazz With Ernest Stuart

Ernest Stuart, a jazz trombonist, has become a fixture in the Philadelphia jazz community. After discovering his interest in jazz during his early life, he continued his jazz education at Temple University. Stuart has developed a colorful and reputable resumé as a jazz musician with performances all across the country and is the founder of the […]

 

Southwest Philly: Spotlight Shines on Drama Company for Over 40 Years

The sounds of a keyboard and drums filled the banquet hall as dancers practiced their moves and actors rehearsed musical numbers. In front of the stage, rows of chairs were lined up behind circular tables covered in pink cloth and set with small artificial bouquets. This is where the audience will sit and dine when Evelyn […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: Elmwood Roller Rink Alive and … Skating

Southwest Philadelphia: Elmwood Roller Rink Alive and … Skating

Ernest “Puff” Edwards wore a train conductor’s hat and a sweatshirt to work on a recent Saturday. After all, he had nothing to prove to the patrons of the Elmwood Roller Skating Rink, where he first started working almost 50 years ago. The rink, located a few blocks from 71st Street and Elmwood Avenue, originally opened on Oct. 11, […]

 

Southwest Philly: Five Places to Know

Southwest Philly: Five Places to Know

Southwest Philadelphia claims the city area from Baltimore Avenue south to the airport, and from the Schuylkill River west to Cobbs Creek. Its three primary neighborhoods from north to south are Kingsessing, Elmwood Park and Eastwick. Though some point out its urban blight, this area is filled with great restaurants and fascinating residents from all […]

 By Amanda Harvey and Loren Golden

Southwest Philadelphia: Airport Expansion May Mean Losing Homes

Southwest Philadelphia: Airport Expansion May Mean Losing Homes

Over the years the Philadelphia International Airport has become progressively busier. From people needing to fly in, fly out and the traffic surrounding its roads for drop-offs and pick-ups, it has become quite tight. In order to accommodate this high amount of traffic, Philadelphia has decided to expand the airport boundaries. Over the past 10 […]

 By Loren Golden and Amanda Harvey

Southwest Philadelphia: The Greater Philadelphia Health Action Inc.

Southwest Philadelphia: The Greater Philadelphia Health Action Inc.

The Greater Philadelphia Health Action Inc. celebrated its grand opening this weekend. At 5500 Woodland Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia, the doors opened as families from the neighborhood were invited for food, drinks, music and informational tables lasting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With radio station Power 99 present, neighborhood kids danced and ate while their […]