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Author donating portion of book sales to MDA

Author/mailman Kevin Sommerer will donate a portion of sales of his fiction novel to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Philadelphia. Titled Mason’s Philly: Discreet Denial, the book follows Mason Hall, a private detective in 1998...

Sweet success for South Philly band Miss Cantaloupe

A crossroads at a coffee shop planted the seed for Miss Cantaloupe. The five-piece local band, hailing mostly from South Philly, can thank its continued success to a gutsy venture dreamed up by lead vocalist...

Car Show and Street Festival returning to East Passyunk

Following a two-year hiatus, the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District recently announced the return of the 15th annual Car Show and Street Festival, which is set to take place on Sunday, July 31,...

Novel highlights Mummers, 2 Street

Growing up in Northeast Philadelphia, Chris Bauer has always had a fascination with Mummers on New Year's Day. He’s a big fan of the celebrations, the costumes, the camaraderie and, of course, the chaos. It’s...

Memories of South Philly dentist lives on

Not everyone enjoys going to the dentist. But Dr. Howard Fox’s dental practice at the corner of 10th and Jackson streets was always a warm place to carry a pleasant conversation while getting the...

Briefs: July 5, 2022

Da Vinci Art Alliance celebrates 90 years The Da Vinci Art Alliance will host its 90th Anniversary Gala “Under the Stars” on July 16 from 6-9 p.m. at Palumbo Park, 723 Catharine St.  A pillar in...

Community Calendar: July 5, 2022

July 8 Free Movie Night - At 8:45 p.m. at FDR Park, a screening of Spider-Man: Far from Home at the Olmstead Overlook Gazebo. Free popcorn and refreshments provided by the Friends of FDR Park....

Telling stories of the Jewish experience

Jesse Bernstein is ready for the big stage. The East Passyunk resident will take over as artistic director of Theatre Ariel, Philadelphia’s only professional theater company dedicated to telling stories of the Jewish experience.  Bernstein becomes...

River Twice to host ‘Christmas in July’ event

River Twice, located at 1601 E. Passyunk Ave., recently announced that it will be hosting a “Christmas in July” event from July 25-29.  Over the course of the early-weeklong event, River Twice will be collaborating...

Donation to help Philabundance make deliveries

A quarter-million dollars was donated by the Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation to help Philabundance put the pedal to the metal to drive out hunger. Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, received the check for...
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