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Kanopy streaming service returns to Free Library The Free Library will once again provide access to the media streaming platform Kanopy. Free Library cardholders now have unlimited access to hundreds of titles available through the...

Plenty of Fitness options on East Passyunk

East Passyunk is offering plenty of ways to keep those New Year’s resolution fitness goals. The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District offers an extensive collection of facilities such as gyms, yoga studios and personal...

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Broad Street Run back on April 30 The nation’s largest 10-mile road race, which traditionally occurs on the first Sunday in May, will take place one week earlier this year on April 30 to avoid...

Sticks and Stones

Columnist George Will once wrote that “the Constitution does NOT guarantee our citizens the right NOT to be offended.” Apparently, George Will is not required reading at American universities. In May, Stanford University published...

Community Calendar

January 18 Fiedler’s office visits Whitman Library - From 2-4 p.m., a representative from Elizabeth Fiedler's office will visit to assist with car registrations, unemployment compensation problems, birth certificate applications, income tax problems, consumer complaints...

‘Geator’ gone but will never be forgotten

South Philadelphia legendary deejay Jerry Blavat, known by fans as “The Geator with the Heater,” passed away on Jan. 20. He was 82. Blavat’s family released a statement on Friday thanking friends, fans and supporters. “On...

Historical event will benefit Gloria Dei Church

Author Jeffrey E. Finegan Sr. will discuss the unique relationship between General George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette during February’s “Great Talks at Gloria Dei” event at the Historic Gloria Dei Church on Feb....

Audenried’s Smith on the highway to success

When Shayla Smith puts her mind to something, she’s proving she can do just about anything. The Universal Audenried Charter School sophomore said she didn’t take basketball seriously until a couple of years ago. Once...

Enroll in early childhood education and care program

A bilingual fellowship created by three local childcare professionals is opening registration for a second cohort on Jan. 23. The Exceptional Bilingual Leadership Program, created by Damaris Alvarado-Rodriguez, Obioma Martin and Aliya Johnson-Roberts, completed its...

Putting local Southeast Asians on the map

It was two years of work, but a lifetime in the making. Katherine Antarikso was 10 when her family permanently left Indonesia in 1988. The transition wasn’t easy and not many people from her country...
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