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Northeast Family YMCA gets new director

Beginning a new position as executive director of the Northeast Family YMCA during a pandemic and in an area of the city she was unfamiliar with seemed like a daunting task, but Shea Trogdon...

Local filmmakers, screenwriters step into limelight

Aside from the Rocky franchise or the occasional film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Philadelphia tends to not be as heavily featured on the big screen as other metropolitan areas such as New York...

One year, 100,000 meals

About a year ago when shutdown began, Caring For Friends put out a call to the community – it needed volunteers, and even if they could only donate an hour of their time, it...

Frank McArdle Park receives new basketballs

It started with just a couple of teens bored in the park. Tomaj Johnson, 15, and Nolan Siner, 13, were playing basketball at Frank McArdle Park when they decided to shoot a video for social...

Cleaning up the town

For Ed Colfer, it’s been the same story nearly every day for the last 50 years. Grab a garbage picker and a few plastic bags, and take a walk around the neighborhood. Like clockwork, a...

The best medicine

Before she started working at Einstein Healthcare Network, Maria Meirzon spent a decade visiting patients’ homes to provide care as a home healthcare nurse. So when COVID-19 happened and her patients found themselves unable to...

CORA program helps students grow entrepreneurial spirit

In the age of COVID, it can be hard for folks to stay on the computer once their virtual schooling or work is done. But for kids in their middle school years missing out...

State of the arts center

Joyce Eckert was never much of an artist until March 2019, when she became a frequent visitor to Tacony LAB Community Arts Center. Having previously only colored and drawn in her childhood as much...

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...
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