Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Cornhole Becoming a Stitch in Philadelphia Community

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Cornhole Becoming a Stitch in Philadelphia Community

Cornhole, like most sports, has the power to bring people together, and sometimes that comradery translates into other areas of life. Andy Banas and Chad Puchalski created the Philadelphia Cornhole League in 2013. They are also business partners at Independence Print Company, which specializes in screen printing, embroidery and promotional products. “We saw the opportunity build at a growing sport […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Radio 104.5 Strives to Share the Talent of Local Musicians

Arts and Entertainment: Radio 104.5 Strives to Share the Talent of Local Musicians

It’s more convenient to support a well-established band. It’s more exciting to attend a sold-out show at the prestigious Madison Square Garden instead of a three-song opening act at a bar with mildew on the walls. It’s easier to Google a popular song lyric rather than listen to a muffled recording on Soundcloud over and […]

 

Sports Beat: Five of the Best Places to Catch a Game

Sports Beat: Five of the Best Places to Catch a Game

Philadelphia’s vibrant bar scene may seem like too much too handle. So, we searched high and low for the five best sports bars in the city. Buffalo Billiards (118 Chestnut Street) Buffalo Billiards is located in historic Old City. This billiards-based bar provides a competitive atmosphere for its patrons. And if a game of 8-ball […]

 By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter

Packer Park: Local Resident Compares Lower South District to Home in Japan

Packer Park: Local Resident Compares Lower South District to Home in Japan

South Philadelphia resident Joanna Osawa said she didn’t know Xfinity Live! had opened in the sports complex adjacent to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, but she said the community should focus on how to improve its parks and public spaces, instead of opening more businesses. Last year Osawa left her home in Japan and moved to […]

 By Jade McKenzie

Packer Park: XFINITY Live’s Grand Opening Weekend

Packer Park: XFINITY Live’s Grand Opening Weekend

Flame throwers, hula hoop masters, live bands, Chickie and Pete’s famous crab fries and Sony flat panel televisions are just a few spectacles that entertained sports fans during the grand opening weekend of XFINITY Live. Located within the Wells Fargo Complex at Pattison Avenue and South 11th Street, XFINITY Live promises to be your one-stop-shop […]

 By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter

Packer Park: Debut of XFINITY Live! Hopes to Generate More Growth

Packer Park: Debut of XFINITY Live! Hopes to Generate More Growth

The Sports Complex Special Services District will open its latest attraction—to add to Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field and the Wells Fargo Center—XFINITY Live! on Friday. The Lower South District’s sports complex annually generates millions of visitors and vehicle trips, according to the Lower South District plan adopted by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission […]