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Wiffle ball at Eastern State

Good Times: How New Young Friends of Fairmount Group Engages Neighborhood Newcomers

The group grew up over the summer and is poised to increase its presence with a fall cleanup and ambassador program.

A close up of the collage by the second floor residents

ON THE GROUND: The Quiet Hammering That's Moving Mill Creek Forward

Connecting to resources, building a community center and instilling pride where it has lacked are among the many tactics employed in this hard-luck West Philadelphia enclave.

Tiberino Mural

The Tiberino Mural: Philly's 'First Family of Art' Comes to City Hall

The long-anticipated mural, which will be across the street from City Hall on the Municipal Services Building, represents a wide range of Philly contributors.

Vikram Bellapravalu

Triple Threat: Three Philly Social Entrepreneurs to Watch

Launching a startup is hard enough, but Philadelphia is making a name for itself with entrepreneurs chasing the triple bottom line.

Star Bosacan

ARTS & BUSINESS: Star Shines for Tree House Books

Employees, volunteers and donors have tripled at this growing North Central Philadelphia nonprofit that is making its community smarter and more engaged.

Baltimore Ave Dollar stroll

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Night Market, Dollar Stroll, Founders day

Get $1 deals in West Philly, food truck fun in Mt. Airy and the city's hottest dance in North Philly.

Preston's Paradise at 839 Preston Ave.

Preston's Paradise Seeds Urban Gardening in West Philly

Ryan Kuck didn't intend to spread his love of community gardens, but organic growth has created more fresh food options in Belmont.

Eric Rabe

New Fels Report: Philadelphia City Government Is a Social Media Leader

An opportunistic and empowering approach, commitment from the Nutter administration and a comprehensive strategy put Philly in the top five among 108 cities surveyed in The Rise of Social Government.

Southeast Asian Boat Race

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: National Night Out, Boat Race, Bug Fest

Stroll with neighbors in Lower & Central North Philly, experience Southeast Asia on Penn's Landing and eat up some insects on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

Smoothing it out

Food Trucks Take Over Brewerytown

The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association hosted the biggest event in its young history, a roundup of close to 20 local food trucks.


PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Free Fireworks, Discordinalia, Cars on Passyunk

Penn's Landing orchestra, Tiberino Museum Goddesses, East Passyunk motorheads = Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Lancaster Ave Second Friday

ON THE GROUND: Second Friday on Lancaster Ave Is Reborn

The revival was in full swing on Friday the 13th, with nearly 30 businesses participating and a variety of activities from 35th to 43rd.

The first floor of the Traction Company building, located on 4100 Haverford Avenue.

Traction Company: How 8 PAFA Grads Built the Most Dynamic Art Studio in the City

They're maximizing vertical space inside an old West Philly trolley manufacturing facility.


ON THE GROUND: A Photographer's Dream from Lancaster Ave. to Lincoln Highway

Drexel grad Mike Arrison's inspired work is on display for Second Friday at our On the Ground space at 4017 Lancaster.

J. Rudy Flesher, Amy Kiyota, Chris Alfano, Jamira Burley

Meet Four of Philadelphia's Next-Generation Leaders

We scouted out young talent in Philadelphia who are engaged in transformative work and figure to be among the city's next leaders.
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