Philly Happening Wedding Guide

The Greater Philadelphia region offer breathtaking backdrops for a picturesque Wedding Day. So it's no surprise that the region has become a premiere wedding destination for both locals and visitors. To help brides and grooms prepare for their big day, we've combed through the region to bring you the best wedding venues, services, and resources. Click through categories [...]

Glittering Role Model: Holly Harrar’s Golden Year as Miss Philadelphia

           Holly Harrar, Miss Philadelphia 2016   Holly Harrar has made the most of her year as Miss Philadelphia. From speaking at a world conference to advocating for people with disabilities to visiting  children in hospitals, Harrar has made one appearance a week every week since her crowning last February. "I [...]

Local Authors Pen ‘Pretty Little World’–a Modern Twist on Communal Living in the City of Brotherly Love

In Pretty Little World, authors and real-life friends and former Philadelphia neighbors, Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino present a snapshot of three modern families with a sentimental yearning for community. The three families can't imagine life without one another--until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea [...]

Single in the City: How to Be Who You Are, Not What He Wants

  Single in the City is a reoccurring column on Philly Happening that will appear on Wednesdays. It chronicles a single thirty-something, new to the Philadelphia, searching for friendship, love, and her place in this vibrant city.   Single in the City takes on a bit of a different model this week. Instead of my [...]

Maria Ferzola-Lipiros: Entrepreneur, Teacher, and Inspiration

  The Philly Happening Women Series is a reoccurring feature that  highlights inspirational female personalities, entrepreneurs, and women making a difference in the City of Brotherly Love!   When Maria Ferzola-Lipiros can't find a solution, she creates one.  After working as a school teacher in Philadelphia, Maria Ferzola-Lipiros saw a huge need for high-quality one-on-one classroom [...]

Amber Wanner: CEO and Matchmaker Extraordinaire

The Philly Happening Women Series is a reoccurring feature that highlights inspirational female personalities, entrepreneurs, and women making a difference in the City of Brotherly Love! Amber Wanner had a knack for finding people jobs, so why not find them love, too?    Amber Wanner worked at a tech recruiting company while earning her B.S. [...]

Meet Your 2016 Movers & Shakers: Dana Weber

Philly Happening is proud to announce the inaugural list of  top 10 Philadelphia Movers & Shakers of 2016! Philadelphia’s Movers &  Shakers were nominated by readers and selected by Philly Happening and its Publishers at Happenings Media. Over the course of the month, we will be shining a spotlight on each one of the amazing people who made the list. [...]

Ms. Veteran America Contest Recap: ‘An Experience of a Lifetime’

Erica Webster (Walsh) of Philadelphia may not have won this year's Ms. Veteran America crown, but she had the experience of a lifetime. Webster, an Army veteran and former Guantanamo Bay guard, was one of 25 finalists who competed in Washington on October 9. Webster raised $13,411 for Final Salute Inc., a Virginia-based nonprofit that [...]

Meet your 2016 Movers & Shakers: Jen Leary

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 year's list. Jen Leary is the founder of the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team. Her [...]

Meet your 2016 Movers & Shakers: Colleen Kelly Howard

  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. Colleen Kelly Howard is a dedicated mother of three girls and [...]