Strength and Service: Philadelphia’s Erica Webster Competes in Ms. Veteran America Pageant on Sunday

Erica Webster (left) and Charlynda Scales, contestants of the Ms. Veteran America Pageant, appeared on Good Morning Washington on Sept. 26. Grit and Glamour: Several months ago, Erica (Walsh) Webster spoke with Philly Happening about her participation in the Ms. Veteran American Pageant. Webster is a native of Roxborough and currently lives in Lafayette Hill. [...]

Meet your 2016 Movers & Shakers: Javier Suarez

Philly Happening has been hard at work naming the top 10 Movers and Shakers of 2016 and the much anticipated list is out! We're taking the opportunity to shine the spotlight on each one of the amazing people who made this years list. Javier Suarez, Advisory Board Member at PHLDiversity, the Multicultural Division of the Philadelphia [...]

In Sync: Ring the Rafters Quartet Hits all the Right Notes

  Ring the Rafters Barbershop Quartet may be from Bucks County, but they sang up a storm in Philadelphia last weekend at Greenfest, a large environmental festival held in Headhouse Square and South Street. The foursome turned heads all over the festival with their bright and happy tunes.  People crowded around them to appreciate their smooth [...]

It’s Easy Being Green: Philly Greenfest Pictorial Recap

Greenfest, the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area took over Headhouse Square and South Street on Sunday, September 11. With more than 150 vendors and exhibits, Greenfest is the place to go to learn about sustainability while having fun. Philly Happening was on hand to peruse the vendor tables, partake in some of the [...]

Bloodrunners Has Something for Everyone to Sink Their Teeth Into

   Local actress, Kelly Buterbaugh, on the set of Bloodrunners, a locally-filmed movie. Blood. Prohibition. Vampires. Speakeasies. These are the themes that run thicker than blood through the new, locally-filmed movie, Bloodrunners. The film, which features Ice-T, the legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee and Law & Order SVU actor,  will be shown this weekend in Philadelphia [...]

Blood is Thicker than Water: Locally-filmed movie, Bloodrunners, Debuts at Private Actor’s Screening

Local actress, Julie Ek (left) with Airen Delamater, and Ice-T, on the set of Bloodrunners, a locally filmed movie.  Blood. Prohibition. Vampires. Speakeasies. These are the themes that run thicker than blood through the new, locally-filmed movie, Bloodrunners. The film, which features Ice-T, the legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee and Law & Order SVU actor,  will [...]

Surf-Rock Meets Alternative: Bel Heir Leaves Fresh Prints on Music World

  Seven years after graduating from North Penn High School, Patrick Mencel of Bel Heir had a contract with RCA records. Bel Heir's distinct sound,“The Police meets Red Hot Chili Peppers," as Mencel describes it-- a fusion of surf-rock elements with a gritty alternative feel--brings fresh perspective to the music world. Mencel and his Philadelphia-based band [...]

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 [...]