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 [...]

Happening Pets: Finding Furever Homes for Philly’s Animals in Need

Meet Autumn! Autumn is currently living at the PAWS Northeast Adoption Center and she would love to find a fur-ever home or even a foster family to spend a few weeks with!  She is a 1-2 year old Pit Bull Terrier Mixed with a short coat and a smile for days. Autumn loves people so [...]

Home is Where the Heart Is: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia Building Hope Luncheon Recap

Yesterday, Tuesday, April 26, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia celebrated 30 years of building and repairing homes in Philadelphia at its annual Building HOPE Luncheon. The Pennsylvania Convention Center Ballroom hosted 1,047 supporters for the event that raised $396,032 for the organization's mission to build and repair homes for local families in need. The luncheon featured [...]

Tina Fey Announces Scholarship Fund for Temple University

If you've read her best-selling book, Bossypants, or watched her show "30 Rock" you probably know that Tina Fey, made famous by her writing and performing on Saturday Night Live, is a Philly Girl.  Born and raised in Upper Darby she got bit by the entertainment bug back when she was a kid attending the [...]

Crowning Achievement: A Conversation with Holly Harrar, the Newly-Crowned Miss Philadelphia

Holly Harrar, 22, of Pottstown (center) was crowed Miss Philadelphia February 27 at Drexel University. Holly Harrar wants to be startin’ something. The 22-year-old Pottstown native and Shippensburg University senior took home the crown in the Miss Philadelphia pageant on Feb. 27 at Drexel University. For the talent portion of the competition, Harrar chose to [...]

The Woman Beyond the Uniform: A Conversation with Erica Walsh

Local Fitness Owner Looks to Raise Funds for Homeless Female Veterans—and Inspire— as participant in Ms. Veteran America Pageant. Walsh (front) during her military days Erica Walsh believes in Karma. She works hard every single day to give back to the community and to contribute to causes bigger than herself. As a participant in the [...]

Women of Courage Award Ceremony and Luncheon

Lutheran Settlement House is pleased to announce the 11th annual Women of Courage Awards Ceremony. Women of Courage is Lutheran Settlement House’s annual fundraiser that celebrates the courageous spirit of remarkable women who have overcome obstacles and continue to advocate for the neediest in our community. Please join us in celebrating these women. Established in [...]

No “Ho-Ho-Ho” In The Holidays For The Homeless

Please join us for the 2nd Annual "Homeless For The Holidays" 5K Run/2.5K Walk at 8:30 a.m. (on-site registration) or 10:00 a.m. (advance registration) on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at FDR Park in South Philadelphia to benefit homeless adults and children in Philadelphia. The event, for all ages, is sponsored by the Philadelphia non-profit, Pennies [...]

Join the Fun at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show

The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s two benched, all-breed dog shows are happening this week on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2015. At the event attendees can get a free guided tour of the show to find out how dogs prepare, how the competition works, and what judges look for in the show rings. [...]