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Ready to flourish

Paul Jaras rushed into Stein Your Florist on Frankford Avenue not long after landing in Philadelphia last week. The Canadian floral designer was preparing to compete in the FTD World Cup, which is billed as...

Diversified learning

Last week, celebrities and historical figures like Michael Jackson, Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks visited Keystone Academy Charter School. The school hosted its first living wax museum, where third-graders researched and dressed as historical...

Story of survival

Tacony resident Diamond Santiago was shot at age 13. Now, she is sharing her experience through an art exhibition and play.

Comfort and care

Entering Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, visitors step into a lobby more resembling of a home, decorated with artwork, chandeliers and sometimes even the tinkling of a piano. Tucked away in the...

Ready to rock

Northeast Philly rocker Michael LeCompt has continued performing while battling cancer.

Abraham Lincoln grad honored with Leadership Award

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and Mayor Jim Kenney last Thursday honored two students with the Gustave G. Amsterdam Leadership Award at the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia’s annual mayoral luncheon. Comcast Senior Executive...

Northeast Philly native Marc Zumoff celebrates 25 years as Sixers announcer

In 1963, Marc Zumoff and his father made the trip from their Somerton home to the old Philadelphia Arena at 46th and Market streets to watch the Sixers take on the Cincinnati Royals. It...

Out of this world

Torresdale native Christian James submitted research that will be studied 240 miles above Earth’s surface aboard the International Space Station. When the school day’s done, most kids will finish their homework at their computer or in...

Finding her voice

After being discovered at a local open mic, Torresdale resident Su Z is gearing up to release her debut album.

Modern learning

Attending school in a brick and mortar building with classrooms, white boards and other students never worked for fifth-grader Jaden. It wasn’t the social aspect, said his grandmother Angela – he’s friends with neighbors...
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