Port Richmond: Neighborhood Theater Company Presents “Man of la Mancha.”

Port Richmond: Neighborhood Theater Company Presents “Man of la Mancha.”

The Theatre Company of Port Richmond has been preparing for their spring musical “Man of La Mancha.” The company has made plenty of progress over the years. They began 32 years ago, performing at Nativity Parish. They moved productions to the nearby Lithuanian Music Hall in 1991. Jim McDermott, the director of this year’s production, added a special […]

 

Roxborough: Advent’s Effect On People and Businesses

Roxborough: Advent’s Effect On People and Businesses

The Roxborough/Manayunk community contains a variety of different people and businesses, so Advent was the perfect advertising agency to come in and provide this neighborhood with what it needed. In 2012, Joseph Decandido and his partner decided to start Advent, which is an advertising agency that deals with events, entertainment and small local businesses. “I had […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Philadelphia may be known as the City of Brotherly Love, but a little spring-time wandering through neighborhoods and you might think of it more as “the city of hidden gems.” The spring season certainly brings about a lot of movement and fun to be had throughout, and this year is no different. From a family-friendly […]

 

Point Breeze: The Greening of a Neighborhood

Point Breeze homes don’t typically come with yards. An unbroken line of rowhouse after rowhouse is the dominant motif for several blocks on end, going up and down the compact neighborhood wedged just south of Center City between Washington Avenue and Moore Streets. Still, the neighborhood boasts plenty of green. “The philosophy is everything that […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Spring Clean Up for Wissahickon Valley Park

Chestnut Hill: Spring Clean Up for Wissahickon Valley Park

Winter 2013 to 2014 was one of Philadelphia’s roughest. Record breaking snow was the cause of many natural disasters including potholes, home damage and fallen trees. The Wissahickon Valley Park was especially affected with over 100 down trees and multiple broken paths. Now the Friends of the Wissahickon are beginning to clean up, but environmentalist […]

 

Taller Puertorriqueño: The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia

Taller Puertorriqueño: The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia

Although Taller Puertorriqueño is divided into two buildings one block apart, the organization is united in its mission to develop and promote Latino art and culture in the community. Since 1974, Taller has been at the heart of the art scene in El Bloque de Oro providing the community with art and art-based educational programs for […]

 By Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan

Plan Philly: Residents Look Forward to Community Gardens

Plan Philly: Residents Look Forward to Community Gardens

Scarecrows and shovels, trash cans and gardening gloves are strewn about in South Kensington community gardens. Few plants are blooming, but preparations are underway for another year of community-based gardening. “I think that community gardens can really bring people out from the community [and] give you a chance to meet your neighbors or people living […]

 By Kimberley Richards

North Central: Warm Days in the Neighborhood

North Central: Warm Days in the Neighborhood

Warm weather is often known to bring out new activities. Some residents in North Central Philadelphia feel the warm weather causes people to act crazy. Nadirrah Jones, a resident of the area felt very strongly that people party too much when it gets warm outside. “I’m upset because yesterday all these people weren’t out,” Jones […]

 By Kara Mortellite

Center City: ARTwear Opens at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

Center City: ARTwear Opens at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

Just in time for spring, the Philadelphia Art Alliance is running its third annual craft show, ARTwear, a showcase of hand crafted jewelry, wearable art and accessories. A reception took place Thursday evening, marking the opening of the event. Guests were given the opportunity to partake in private tours of the vendors, speak with the artists […]