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Football practice at Kingsessing Recreation Center

Kingsessing Recreation Center is Southwest Philly's living room

This multi-faceted organization provides a place for both kids and adults to connect and better themselves, whether that's through a computer lab, youth sports or volunteering. It's a true neighborhood gem in our #OnTheGround home.

A Cambodian market in South Philly

Mifflin Square's food vendors have been shut down. Now what?

Long a favorite of foodies and neighborhood families alike, the Southeast Asian snacks on offer in this South Philly park are no more. But the crackdown doesn't necessarily mean the end, as local organizations rally to regulate and revive the vending.

Michael O'Bryan

Treating trauma at its roots

Sanctuary is a place of refuge or safety. In urban neighborhoods throughout America, sanctuary is a luxury that can be almost impossible to find. But Michael O'Bryan is working to bring that sense of security to North Philadelphia.

Smith Playground

Urban nature preschool lands at Smith Memorial Playground in Fairmount Park

When kids learn and explore outdoors, it has huge behavioral, emotional and educational benefits. This innovative preschool model, which has already been successful in the region, is coming to North Philadelphia. 

Fairmount mural

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: The science of coffee at La Colombe, a Mural Arts bike tour and Chinese Opera

Check out our picks for the week's top events. 

Rachel Fogletto

Take Four: A list of Philly funny women you need to know

As we detailed a couple weeks ago, Philadelphia's comedy scene is on the rise -- in no small part due to a passionate, collaborative crop of female comedians. Here are four local stand-ups to look out for.

Gregory Heller

Working to connect low-income communities to development capital

Gregory Heller is CEO of American Communities Trust, a national community development partner that bridges the gap between the world of private investment and grassroots community change.


On the Ground: The Future of Chinatown

This ethnic enclave has beaten the odds and remained a vibrant, beloved, distinct neighborhood. As the forces of development and gentrification encroach, can Philadelphia's Chinatown strike a balance between growth and preservation?

Kate Banford

Laugh Riot: A new homegrown women-centric comedy festival makes waves

Comedy is thriving in Philadelphia, and the latest sign is the Bechdel Test Fest, a February 6 event in Old City celebrating the city's female and trans funny ladies. Meet some of the remarkable performers moving the local scene forward.
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