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Taking Karate to another level

Louis Castelli Jr. remembers being in his dad’s karate dojo, barely able to walk, but beginning his journey. “It was awesome. I started when I was 2½ years old running around here and watching my...

Briefs: December 20th, 2021

Whitman Library hosts Virtual Stitch Meetup on Zoom Want to share what you’re making with other crafters from the comfort of your own home? Join Whitman Library’s new stitching group. All forms of "stitching" are...

A night of jazz for a good cause

An effort to raise money for the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts is starting 2022 on a high note. Chris’ Jazz Cafe will host a fundraiser for the Clef Club in January...

Community Calendar: December 20th, 2021

December 27 Ember & Ash 1st Anniversary - from noon to 5 p.m., Ember & Ash at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave. will host a daytime happy hour featuring warm cocktails, a full bar, new menu...

New porch swings at FDR Park

In recognition of Earth Day 2021, Essity, a global hygiene and health company based in Philadelphia, donated two porch swings along with dedication plaques to the city Department of Parks and Recreation for installation...

Brewing up a campaign

The owner of a South Philly-based coffee company is looking to earn his spot in Harrisburg in the upcoming 2022 elections. Will Gross, the owner of OX Coffee, launched his campaign for state representative in...

Briefs: December 14th, 2021

Stubblebine opens ‘Color Says’ at Da Vinci Art Alliance  A new exhibition by artist Marilyn Stubblebine will run through Dec. 19 at the Da Vinci Art Alliance at 704 Catharine St. The exhibition called “Color Says”...

Community Calendar: December 14th, 2021

December 17 Cake & Joe’s 1st Anniversary - opening at 7 a.m., Cake and Joe’s at 1401 E. Moyamensing Ave. will offer $1 Matcha Light Cream Cake slices to the first 100 guests. The shop...

Coat drive to combat the cold

As another chilly winter arrives in Philadelphia, a neighborhood group is ready to combat the cold in the form of its annual coat drive. The Girard Estate Neighbors Association held its eighth annual Winter Coat...

Customizing a cookie party

South Philly’s late-night cookie destination has opened a new event space. Insomnia Cookies on Wharton Street, which neighbors iconic cheesesteak hubs Pat’s and Geno’s, is pulling out all the stops when it comes to new...
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