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 [...]

Five Fun Facts about The Olympics Games–Including Philadelphia Connections!

The Olympics are here! The XXXI Olympiad officially begins tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the Opening Ceremony broadcast on NBC. To celebrate the start of the greatest show on the world's stage, here are Five Fun Facts about the history of the Olympic Games, including some new local connections. Stay tuned in the next [...]

Nominate Philadelphia’s Top 10 Movers & Shakers of 2016

Do you know a Philadelphia resident who thinks outside the box? Someone who’s truly making a difference? Pushing through boundaries? Or working towards a profound vision? Then we want to hear about them! Philly Happening will name the Top 10 Movers and Shakers, highlighting those individuals that dare to make a difference- whether it be in the community, [...]

As Seen on Shark Tank: PiperWai – A Philadelphia Success

Jess Edelstein (Left) and Sarah Ribner (Right) Co-founders of PiperWai. Photo courtesy of PiperWai.com Jess Edelstein, who grew up on the main line and now calls South Philadelphia home, had a problem.  She wanted a natural solution to underarm sweat and nothing on the market was cutting it. So like any good future-entrepreneur she [...]

Hee Haw: Getting a Kick Out of the DNC Donkeys Around Town

Ami Patel Hopkins of Philadelphia located all the DNC Donkeys Around Town with her husband, Anthony Hopkins and friends. Patel Hopkins (above), a native of Maryland, shows affection toward her home state's donkey on top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps.   Ami Patel Hopkins has gotten a real kick out of donkey hunting. [...]