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Philadelphia Academy bringing “Footloose” to KleinLife stage

Anthony Desher has spent countless hours singing and dancing. The 11th-grader at Philadelphia Academy Charter High School has recently been rehearsing nearly every day for his role in “Footloose: The Musical.”  He’s playing Ren McCormack, who’s...

Down to a science

One club at Nazareth Academy Grade School is giving students hands-on experience with projects such as designing and building bridge models, building LEGOs and even making pickles. The Science Olympiad Team has given 22 sixth-...

Orleans hosts job fair in growing markets

Marquis Dodd was just about to embark down a new career path at Orleans Technical College when a gunshot to the stomach halted his dreams. He was a week into classes when the wound...

The most important drive

David Sichel was in Yardley when he got a call for his next ride. The passenger was at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City, standing outside with no coat in late-night freezing weather,...

Burholme residents direct play about abortion

When playwright Jane Martin first wrote Keely and Du in 1994, the issue of abortion was one of the most divisive political issues in the country. That’s still true all these years later, said Burholme...

Volunteers prepare 600 meals for homebound seniors

Preparing a meal for someone is often seen as an act of love, so when volunteers gathered last week to prepare more than 600, it showed they were truly passionate about helping those in...

Be amazed

Since its inception, the Society of American Magicians has been wowing audiences with clever sleights of hand, pulling rabbits from hats and every magic trick hallmark you can imagine. But this year they pulled...

Parkwood store brings new kind of gaming space to Northeast Philly

Colin Tallman marks milestones in his life through “formative experiences” he’s had with video games. The first of these happened when he was 2 and watched his brother beat the first dungeon in “The Legend...

Breaking the ice

Blaire and Lance Sugarman thought they’d never get their son, Cooper, on the ice like his father. When an Autism Family Skate Night was hosted at Tarken Recreation Center, they finally got the opportunity...

‘It’s a tough ask’

Larry Schwalb always wanted to see his name in lights, but never imagined it would be like this. The 58-year-old Northeast Philadelphia native has reserved timed slots on electronic billboards across Philadelphia and the surrounding...
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