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An impassioned mission

When Steve Grosswald began spending much of his time volunteering during shutdown about a year ago, he found that there were a great number of altruistic people and organizations working to help the hungry...

Coming full circle

It started with a dream of a dog park. Tony Benson, a resident of Holme Circle for seven years, volunteers his time with individuals with autism, and they would make frequent trips to Frank McArdle...

Father Judge documentary makers release trailer for next film

The creative team that produced the documentary Remembering the 27 Crusaders released a trailer for its successor, 64,” which tells the story of 64 Thomas Edison High School students killed in the Vietnam War. Still...

Old dog, new tricks

Even though Maggie was adopted from the Women’s Animal Center eight years ago, the friendly dog still visits quite frequently – she even has her own bed in the CEO’s office. After all, bringing...

The power within you

It was a beautiful day for a hike, but Elizabeth Miles wished she could be anywhere else. During a camping trip to the Poconos in 2019, reasons to hate the strenuous journey through the...

Abramson Senior Care pivots during pandemic

It’s been almost a full year since the last time Maria Marano was able to take her husband to Abramson Medical Adult Day Services. Due to the COVID-19 shutdown many places were forced to...

Parkwood resident recognized for decade of charity service

Riley Stone had no idea she had been nominated for the Mother Josaphat Medal at Manor College. So it came as a big surprise when she found out she won. A tradition at Manor College,...

Stranger than fiction

As an author, Allen Hornblum has written books on difficult topics like prison experimentation, Irish organized crime and more little-known topics. When he set out to write The Klondike Bake Oven Deaths, released Feb....

Torresdale native to release book remembering her mother

For 6,834 consecutive nights, Olivia McDonnell made sure to tell her mom that she loved her. Even after McDonnell moved out of their Torresdale home to study at Drexel University, or as her career...

Making the best of an awkward situation

On a 95-degree day in the middle of a balmy Philadelphia summer, Mayfair native Sean Hand found himself sweating in isolation in a stuffy, AC-free bar in Old City. He had offered to fill...
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