Honoring Germantown’s Past By Looking Towards Its Future

Honoring Germantown’s Past By Looking Towards Its Future

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A nonprofit group that started as a means of protesting issues in Germantown is hoping to expand its operations. Germantown United Community Development Corporation is a startup nonprofit led by Andrew Trackman, its president and only full- time employee. Trackman…

Wintry Weather Has Been Harsh on the Streets of Germantown

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Potholes, big and small, have emerged in many of the neighborhood’s intersections. Potholes are formed when water enters the pavement, then freezes. This, in turn, expands the pavement and weakens it. When cars drive over this weakened pavement, it breaks…

Bringing Back The Maplewood Mall

Bringing Back The Maplewood Mall

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Tucked away in a hidden nook off of Germantown Ave. and Armat Street sits a handful of thriving businesses accompanied by a majority of vacant storefronts. Four decades ago, the Maplewood Mall bustled with activity, but a redevelopment project in…

Philadelphia Opens Affordable LGBT-Friendly Housing for Senior Citizens

Philadelphia Opens Affordable LGBT-Friendly Housing for Senior Citizens

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During the wee hours of a cool, early September morning, Wanda Gale, a 64-year-old Philadelphia native, sat patiently outside of the William Way Community Center waiting for the opportunity of a lifetime. Gale, dressed in a sweater and her most…

Valentine's Day at the Northwestern Equestrian Facility

Valentine’s Day at the Northwestern Equestrian Facility

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Laughter and cheerful, young voices traveled through the indoor horse arena at the Northwestern Equestrian Facility during the evening festivities on Feb. 21. The 10 children in attendance, ranging from 8- to -12-years-old, spent their Friday glamorizing horses and competing…

The greatest show in Germantown: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts teaches both circus skills and life skills

The greatest show in Germantown: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts teaches both circus skills and life skills

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While some kids head to basketball practice or dance lessons after school, 7-year-old Zhanna Winward is heading off to her private lesson at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. Her mother, Marci, sits and watches from up above the studio…

Snow hasn’t dampened Spring plans for Wissahickon Valley Park

Snow hasn’t dampened Spring plans for Wissahickon Valley Park

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With the recent maelstrom of snow and ice that has hit Philadelphia, many businesses are struggling to recuperate in time for the spring season. Wissahickon Valley Park, however, is ready to take on the warmer weather and all that it…

Big Brothers Big Sisters making a difference in the lives of youth local youth

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania is reaching out to college students to make an impact on the lives of students at Philadelphia elementary schools. Students from local universities including University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, La Salle University, Ursinus College, St. Joseph’s University and Philadelphia…