For the Glory of Old State: This Weekend’s Penn State 5k Supports Local College Students

2016-10-26T08:46:18-05:00October 25th, 2016|

Bianca Portillo-Maldonado of northeast Philadelphia is a Penn State Philadelphia Chapter scholarship winner. Bianca Portillo-Maldonado, the daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, was born and raised in northeast Philadelphia. She is a junior at Penn State University, studying broadcast journalism and digital media. She is a scholarship recipient of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. This [...]

100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die: Local Author Pens Ultimate Philly Bucketlist

2016-10-18T22:27:36-05:00October 4th, 2016|

Irene Levy Baker, the author of the new book, 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die, is not a Philadelphian by birth, she’s a Philadelphian by choice. Levy Baker is originally from Ohio, but has spent the last 25 years exploring Philadelphia’s nooks and crannies. Levy Baker landed in Philadelphia in 1991 when [...]

Happening Hero: Jennifer Pownall, Making Gray Matter

2019-08-21T11:03:35-05:00September 18th, 2016|

Have you ever though of how you might handle a difficult diagnosis like 3 Meningioma Brain Tumors?  What if that diagnosis came to you a week before Christmas?  Something like that might cause a person to want to bury their head in the sand, but when that diagnosis was explained to Jennifer Pownall of Northeast Philadelphia in [...]

Phasinating Philly Phacts: History of the Clydesdale Horses

2016-08-30T13:39:07-05:00August 30th, 2016|

They may not have a history specific to Philadelphia but since the Clydesdale horses have been making their rounds in our town this week it seemed like a great time to talk about them.  The Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company is the main sponsor for the ever-popular Made in America Concert which will be on the parkway [...]

DIY Doesn’t Replace Professional Haircare–Let Zyn Beauty Do the Work to Make You Beautiful

2016-07-13T08:17:41-05:00July 13th, 2016|

   DIY treatments should supplement, not replace, regular professional haircare. The Zyn Beauty experts come to your home to provide you with the tools to feel and look fabulous every day. In today’s world, DIY is all the rage. From DIY home renovations and repairs to home health and beauty care, people enjoy the freedom [...]

Grit and Style: Dana Spain, an Original Philly ‘Power Woman’

2016-06-05T21:03:28-05:00June 5th, 2016|

  The Philly Happening Women Series is a reoccurring feature that will highlight inspirational female personalities, entrepreneurs, and women making a difference in the City of Brotherly Love! From Philadelphia Style, to PAWS, to McSpain Properties, Dana Spain Continues to lead Philadelphia in new directions Dana Spain is a true power woman. The Philly native has made [...]

Home is Where the Heart Is: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia Building Hope Luncheon Recap

2016-04-27T09:11:29-05:00April 27th, 2016|

Yesterday, Tuesday, April 26, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia celebrated 30 years of building and repairing homes in Philadelphia at its annual Building HOPE Luncheon. The Pennsylvania Convention Center Ballroom hosted 1,047 supporters for the event that raised $396,032 for the organization's mission to build and repair homes for local families in need. The luncheon featured [...]

Liquid Tax Relief…Shaken, not Stirred

2016-04-18T11:35:06-05:00April 18th, 2016|

If there's ever a time that you need a cool, refreshing drink, it's on tax day. This year, tax day also happens to fall on a Monday, which gives you a second reason to mix up a drink. Below are three tasty tax-day drinks to mix up after work today to alleviate your stress. With both taxes and Monday [...]

Top 5 Reasons to Watch This Weekend’s NCAA Men’s Eastern Regional Final at The Wells Fargo Center

2016-03-23T06:37:08-05:00March 23rd, 2016|

March Madness comes to the City of Brotherly Love this weekend as The Wells Fargo Center hosts the NCAA Men's Eastern Regional. The winners of Friday's games advance to Sunday's Eastern Regional Final. Sunday's winner will advance to the Final Four in Houston, Tx. on Saturday, April 2. This weekend's games mark the 28th time Philadelphia has [...]

Crowning Achievement: A Conversation with Holly Harrar, the Newly-Crowned Miss Philadelphia

2016-03-05T10:14:59-05:00March 5th, 2016|

Holly Harrar, 22, of Pottstown (center) was crowed Miss Philadelphia February 27 at Drexel University. Holly Harrar wants to be startin’ something. The 22-year-old Pottstown native and Shippensburg University senior took home the crown in the Miss Philadelphia pageant on Feb. 27 at Drexel University. For the talent portion of the competition, Harrar chose to [...]