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

2017-02-22T14:04:14+00:00February 18th, 2017|

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

2017-02-14T21:04:10+00:00February 14th, 2017|

  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

2017-02-13T12:39:49+00:00February 2nd, 2017|

  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

2017-02-12T19:53:29+00:00January 22nd, 2017|

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

2016-10-27T18:53:52+00:00October 27th, 2016|

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’

2016-10-25T12:25:37+00:00October 25th, 2016|

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

2016-11-15T17:39:25+00:00October 13th, 2016|

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

2016-10-11T10:28:28+00:00October 11th, 2016|

  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 [...]

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

2016-10-07T13:30:43+00:00October 7th, 2016|

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. [...]

Happening Hero: Jennifer Pownall, Making Gray Matter

2016-09-18T19:44:29+00:00September 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 [...]