It has been said that all politics are local. Taking that axiom in a different direction, the Rev. Shota Iwasaki believes that global issues like gun violence and pollution should be and can be addressed at the neighborhood level.
Lisa McGill has competed at elite levels of amateur golf for more than three decades. Recently, she had the opportunity to stand alongside the finest players in the world when she teed it up in the second-ever U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship.
The commercial corridor along Ogontz Avenue forms the heart of West Oak Lane’s business community. In an effort to connect with that community, The West Oak Lane Business Association hosted an open house June 11 on Ogontz Ave.
UPPER SALFORD — A day after strong winds and rain accompanied by hail swept through parts of Montgomery County, with Upper Salford taking the brunt of the hit, the electricity was still off for the entire township and several roads were closed.
For the Inn Dwelling organization, National Teacher Appreciation Week was cause for celebration. It was also an occasion to recognize educators who have provided their services to the program and the students they have impacted.
PHILADELPHIA — Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is celebrating 95 years as stewards of Wissahickon Valley Park on Saturday, June 1, with a Super Mega Volunteer Service Day Service day taking place simultaneously at 10 different park entrances. Teaming up with local community partners, busine…
Harvey “Chris” Miller has worked hard to build a successful business. He and his colleagues at Cudelo Designs, a consulting agency, offer a range of services to help their clients achieve maximum visibility.
PHILADELPHIA — Walnut Street Theatre concludes its thrilling 210th season with the award-winning Broadway hit, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL.
PHILADELPHIA — The Walnut Street Theatre brings the Student Share Celebration Disney Musicals in Schools event to its mainstage on Friday, May 24th at 12 p.m. Five local elementary schools will perform a selection from their Disney KIDS musical for friends and family, made possible through t…
PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society encourages non-professional gardeners from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware to enter their beloved green spaces in the 2019 PHS Gardening Contest. The annual competition welcomes entries representing all types of garden interests an…
Philadelphia — Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer – will be here soon, signaling the time for outdoor summer fun. The American Red Cross wants everyone to enjoy the season and offers safety tips you can follow all summer long.
On Friday, May 31, some 76 high school seniors from Lankenau High School, the school district’s environmental science magnet school on Spring Lane in Upper Roxborough, will march down the aisle at the Keswick Theater in Glenside to graduate and receive their diplomas.
Housed in the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown on West Chelten Ave., the Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry is a one-stop community resource and, for those in need, a lifeline.
On Friday, May 17, the Folk Factory Coffeehouse presents a concert by The DeMasi Brothers, with Anam Owili-Eger opening. Doors open at 7:30, and the show will start at 8:00pm. Admission is by requested donation of $11 to $40 (sliding scale, online or at the door), half price for no or low wa…
Although May 5’s Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with good times in the United States, Mexicans are more likely to celebrate on Sept. 16 – their country’s Independence Day. And they’re not likely to be eating Taco Bell take-out on either day since the chain never caught on south of the border.
WEST OAK LANE — It might be called a support system or perhaps a lifeline for girls and young women in need. But however it is defined, YoungLives West Oak Lane is making inroads in the community by assisting teenage mothers who find themselves raising children, often in difficult circumstances.
MT. AIRY — "King Lear" is one of the best-known dramatic compositions in history. It was first performed in public the day after Christmas in 1606.
GERMANTOWN —The first group of Vincentians arrived in Philadelphia in 1849, committed to the mission of helping the poor, the disadvantaged and those on the margins of society. America was a much different place at the time. The nation consisted of 30 states, 14 of which permitted slavery; t…
GERMANTOWN — The recent vote by the United Methodist Church brought to light the ongoing debate over the status of the LGBTQ community within that denomination.
GERMANTOWN — The Philadelphia Youth Film Festival is at once an opportunity for high school students to display their creative talents and artistic vision and also an introduction to the real-world aspects of filmmaking.
GERMANTOWN — The New Tabernacle Baptist Church opened its doors in March of 1919, four months after the end of World War I. It has remained ensconced at the same location at 5717 Baynton St. in Germantown ever since, and its commitment to the community remains unabated.
GERMANTOWN — Since Revolutionary times, Germantown has resonated with a sense of history. But the community’s passion for and commitment to the arts is less well known.
GERMANTOWN — Dr. Daisy Nelson Century recalls one of the first times she portrayed abolitionist and women’s right activist Sojourner Truth. She was preparing for a performance that was scheduled to coincide with Women’s Day at her church by reading aloud "Ain’t I a Woman?," a version of an e…
MT. AIRY — Despite Monday’s Arctic-like weather, support for the Unitarian Society of Germantown’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service was unabated.
CEDARBROOK — The Theta Chapter of the Chi Eta Phi sorority will host a Know Your Numbers health fair for women Saturday, Feb. 2, at the St. Raymond of Penafort Church, 1350 E. Vernon Road, Cedarbrook.
JUNIATA PARK — The Lest We Forget Museum has now relocated to Germantown. Perhaps there was no better way to celebrate this than the museum’s founders, J. Justin and Gwen Ragsdale, being honored by the Northwest Philadelphia-based nonprofit Divine Change Inc.
WEST OAK LANE — The National Wreaths Across America Day came to West Oak Lane 10 days before Christmas.
GERMANTOWN — One of Germantown’s premiere cultural sites, the Colored Girls Museum, just completed its autumn 2018 season with a showing of loaned artwork and artifacts that shape the story of black women and girls.
GERMANTOWN — Put together a small acting cast, an experimental run of a play’s draft and a full intergenerational audience to get an entertaining evening.
MT. AIRY —Acknowledging one has conscious or unconscious bias, as well as sharing a racially charged experience can be difficult. It can be even more serious if loss of life, a disruption in lifestyle or seriously hurting another human being were involved.
GERMANTOWN — The Rev. Bob Coombe has been in the pulpit at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown for the past three years, and it seems to be a good fit, for both Coombe and the congregation he serves care deeply about social issues.
Sometimes a movement will start with a few neighbors on a block or two. They soon find that those in the adjacent neighborhoods face a similar dilemma. Then others in an adjacent community also have concerns about the escalating trend in the region.
NORTHWEST PHILADELPHIA — Northwest Philadelphia is having an African-American artistic renaissance that is not confined to just February’s Black History Month.
CECIL B. MOORE — The annual Mothers & Daughters Day Conference, a health fair aimed at women in North and Northwest Philadelphia to help them learn about dealing with sensitive health issues that revolve around trauma, is the brainchild of Gwen West-Sutton.