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South Philadelphia: Nonprofit Executive Strives To End Hunger In Philadelphia

South Philadelphia: Nonprofit Executive Strives To End Hunger In Philadelphia

Since 1984, Philabundance has been operating out of South Philadelphia with one goal in mind: ending hunger in the region. Today, the nonprofit organization serves approximately 90,000 people per week. Glenn Bergman, a former health care professional, has served as executive director of Philabundance for almost two years. Bergman came to the nonprofit after spending […]

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Mount Airy: Sheila Avelin Making Community Connections at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Mount Airy: Sheila Avelin Making Community Connections at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Sheila Avelin, owner and manager of Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mount Airy, strives to maintain a cozy and accessible literary space within the fast-paced technological world. Located at 551 Carpenter Lane, Big Blue Marble is nestled in a central part of town, neighboring the Weavers Way Co-op and Moving Arts of Mt. Airy. Avelin, a former English teacher at […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Five People Making A Green Difference

Chestnut Hill: Five People Making A Green Difference

Chestnut Hill is turning green, turning the neighborhood into one of the most environmentally friendly residential and business sections in the city. Because of dedicated individuals in the community, sustainability is becoming widespread in Chestnut Hill. These individuals are making an environmental difference and inspiring others to take up the initiative. Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark […]

 By Nichole Baldino and Greg Paone

Chestnut Hill: Gourmet Grocer to Close After 25 Years

Chestnut Hill: Gourmet Grocer to Close After 25 Years

Jonathan Best Gourmet Grocer at 8229 Germantown Ave. is closing its doors on March 31 after decades of serving the community. The specialty foods store carried groceries that used to be hard to find. However, with the recent addition of Weavers Way Co-op at 8424 Germantown Ave. and the Whole Foods in nearby Plymouth Meeting carrying […]

 By Greg Paone and Nichole Baldino

Mount Airy: Group Pushes to Legalize Backyard Chickens

Mount Airy: Group Pushes to Legalize Backyard Chickens

This story is the second of two about backyard chickens in Philadelphia and the effort to legalize them. It’s done in partnership with NEastPhilly.com and NewsWorks. When people hear the term “backyard pets,” they usually think of dogs, cats or rabbits, not chickens. That’s because chickens are considered farm animals under the current City of […]