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Kinder Academy celebrates 25 years

Leslie Spina started Kinder Academy in 1994 with a simple idea: What if a childcare center had daycare hours with preschool programming? Back then, it was a revolutionary idea, she says. Most parents had to...

NESTco celebrates successful year

The Northeast Service Team, an organization that brings together diverse services offered in Northeast Philadelphia, launched a website and is preparing to grow next year.

Party like it’s 1919

What does Marcella Erma Corazza Fellin, a Philadelphia Protestant Home resident, have in common with Jackie Robinson, Nat King Cole, Eva Gabor and Jayne Meadows? They were all born 100 years ago. What does she...

Poetry book raises discussion about violence

Turning on the news and hearing about another act of violence in Philadelphia became a much-too-common occurrence for G. Emil Reutter. He internalized names such as Mike Gleba, Kevin Ray and Drew Justice, all...

Motivating the masses

By Stephen Finn Mornings can be rough, and sometimes we could all do with a little extra motivation to get our day started off on the right foot and our own feet out the door. Northeast...

Back on track

Six years ago, Becky Shuhart was homeless, living on a patch of grass at the Frankford Transportation Center. Last week, she was honored in front of her family for being an inspiration to others.

TD Bank plants 150 trees in Pennypack Park

Almost 50 volunteers from TD Bank helped plant 150 trees in Pennypark Park along the Delaware River as part of the bank’s program to plant 1 million trees in North America.

Eye on the ball

Soccer is an important part of Ella’s life. Now 8, the girl with Down syndrome has been playing at Torresdale Boys Club since she was 3, bringing her smile to every game.

Bringing farm fresh to Frankford

Outside Frankford Memorial United Methodist Church, people crowded together in chilly conditions on a recent Saturday morning. Every week, families gather here, some as early as 8:30 a.m., more than an hour before the Frankford...

Cartoons brought to the forefront at Catholic exhibit

It’s a scary sight. Bishops, depicted to look like alligators, descend upon the shores of America, ready to devour fearful children. The background is dominated by a building resembling the Vatican. Thomas Nast’s anti-Catholic cartoon, which...
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