Archives for category: Philadelphia



Spring­erle may be tra­di­tion­al Ger­man cook­ies, but a loc­al man­u­fac­turer made many molds for the cook­ies that are still used to this day. Read more at Star Community News


My latest piece at Star Community News about the amazing Grace Townhomes – affordable housing for women in Port Richmond.

A year ago, Brides­burg Troop 120 Scout­mas­ter Bob Giz­in­ski had an idea.

At the time, the troop he leads was vis­it­ing Fort Wash­ing­ton State Park.

Giz­in­ski no­ticed that there were, at the time, 120 of­fi­cial state parks in Pennsylvania.

Since they are Troop 120, he thought it would make a strong im­pact on the scouts to vis­it each of the state parks.

Since be­gin­ning the trips, an­oth­er state park has been ad­ded to the re­gistry, Wash­ing­ton’s Cross­ing, and they an­ti­cip­ate more will be ad­ded be­fore they fin­ish, but they will be stick­ing to the ori­gin­al 120 parks and plan to make their goal by the time this core troop moves on to be­come Eagle Scouts in five to sev­en years.

Since last year, the troop has vis­ited 30 of the 120 parks they have com­mit­ted to vis­it­ing.


Read more about the adventures of Troop 120 at Star Community News

The an­nu­al Liberty Lands Flea Mar­ket and Mu­sic Fest will be held Sunday August 7, mark­ing the 20th year for the North­ern Liber­ties-based ex­tra­vag­anza.


Read more at Star Community News

On Sat­urday, Ju­ly 16, the Com­munity Cen­ter at Vis­it­a­tion (CCV) and Walk­ing with Pur­pose held a Wo­men’s Day of Beauty and Dig­nity, a day fo­cused on cul­tiv­at­ing the many at­trib­utes of strong wo­men.

Di­verse wo­men from the area came to re­ceive makeup tu­tori­als, makeovers and man­i­cures, but the day was not just about phys­ic­al beauty. Emo­tion­al and spir­itu­al well­ness was on the agenda, as was ac­cess to edu­ca­tion­al op­por­tun­it­ies.


Read more at Star Community News

Amaury Ji­me­nez is 23 years old, cur­rently liv­ing in Doylestown and one of the re­por­ted 10 mil­lion people who have down­loaded the Pok&ea­cute;mon Go app.

On Thursday, Ju­ly 21, he walked from the area by the North­east Air­port to Am­al­gam Com­ics and Cof­fee­house, 2578 Frank­ford Ave.


Read more at Star Community News

Temple Uni­versity stu­dents have been work­ing with Kens­ing­ton neigh­bors to re­ima­gine the area around the Le­high Somer­set Via­duct.

Le­onard Bon­arek, Michelle Ather­ton and Ted Muller worked through the De­part­ment of Plan­ning and Com­munity De­vel­op­ment at the Temple Uni­versity’s Cen­ter for Sus­tain­able Com­munit­ies to bring more of a loc­al voice to the chan­ging land­scape of Kens­ing­ton.


Read more at Star Community News

Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Food Co-op was just an idea five years ago.

In the years since its in­cep­tion, more than 700 com­munity mem­bers have joined KCFC’s mis­sion to bring qual­ity food items and a com­munity gro­cery to Kens­ing­ton.


Read more here at Star Community News 

After months of con­ten­tion, the Phil­adelphia His­tor­ic­al Com­mis­sion on Fri­day, Ju­ly 8, re­jec­ted the nom­in­a­tion of 1834-48 Frank­ford Ave. to the Phil­adelphia Re­gister of His­tor­ic Places by a vote of 6 to 2.

One fact no one is con­test­ing is that there once was a buri­al ground loc­ated on the west­erly side of the 1800 block of Frank­ford Av­en­ue.

Read more at Star Community News 

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