November is National Marrow Awareness Month: A COTA Mom is Grateful for Her Son’s Bone Marrow Transplant

November is recognized as National Marrow Awareness Month in order to raise public consciousness of the nearly 10,000 U.S. patients who are waiting for a life-saving bone marrow transplant. For one Connecticut family, this month of gratitude will include an expanded Thanksgiving table thanks to a non-related bone marrow donor who gave their son a [...]

Happening Hero: Jennifer Pownall, Making Gray Matter

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 [...]

The Golden Gardner: Five Facts about Local Olympic Champion English Gardner

In the final weekend of the Rio Olympic Games, local track and field star, English Gardner, won a gold medal as part of the women's 4 x100 m. relay. Gardner, 24, born in Philadelphia and raised in Vorhees Township, N.J., is a 2010 graduate of Eastern Regional High School in South Jersey. On Saturday, Aug. 22, [...]

The Man Behind the Mask: 10 Facts about Philadelphia’s Olympic Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson

Miles Chamley-Watson will compete today (Friday, August 12) at the Rio Olympics in the Men's Team Foil. The 2013 World Individual Foil Champion was born in London, but has lived in Philadelphia since age 9. Read on to find out more interesting facts about our very own local swashbuckling Olympian! 1.)  Chamley-Watson attended Penn State [...]

Walk/Run with the American Red Cross at the Philadelphia Zoo

The Red Cross Walk & Run to Save Lives is a 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk taking place inside the Philadelphia Zoo on September 13 at 8:00 a.m. As one of the fundraisers for the Red Cross, the Walk & Run supports programs and services to help you, your family, and your neighbors prevent, prepare for [...]

Slain Philadelphia Officer ‘Redefined What Valor Means’

In his final, courageous moments, Officer Robert Wilson III took on two armed robbers and gave his life to save those around him - an act so noble that Philadelphia's police department will rename its valor medal in his honor, police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said. Ramsey recounted Wilson's heroism during the slain officer's funeral on [...]

Real Heroes Wear Badges, Not Capes

The law firm of Console & Hollawell of Market Street,  is pleased to announce a contest to honor local law enforcement, fire squad, and EMT/paramedic unit personnel throughout the South Jersey and Philadelphia Metro regions. In the “Real Heroes Wear Badges, Not Capes” project, the firm invites individuals, businesses, and organizations to nominate the first [...]