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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...

Faerest of them all

Brianna Bennett may not have a magic mirror on the wall, but she still knows who is faerest of them all. The Somerton resident recently self-published her debut novel Faerest, a modern-day retelling of the...

15th-century painting becomes local meme

  In an unexpected testament to the timelessness art can wield, a 1400s Early Netherlandish painting has recently blown up in the Northeast Philadelphia spotlight thanks to a social media observation that evolved into a...

Settlement Music School gets new director

For years, Matthew Clayton dreamed of becoming a professor and passing his knowledge of music to the next generation. Now he has that opportunity as the new director at the Kardon-Northeast branch of Settlement...

Local streamer donates $10,000 of toys

Oxford Circle resident Alex Benabe, better known as Destroy_215 to his 224,000 Twitch followers, raised $10,000 via video game live streams to buy toys for Toys for Tots. This is Benabe’s second consecutive year buying...
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