Pick 3 Weekend Events: December 2-4

2016-11-30T11:15:15-04:00November 30th, 2016|

This first weekend of December brings us lots of holiday cheer!  Not only is First Friday this weekend but there are events for all members of the family to start of this month of holiday fun! Art After 5 - Ugly Sweater Party December 2nd 5:30pm-8:45pm - Philadelphia Museum of Art Every Friday night after [...]

For the Glory of Old State: This Weekend’s Penn State 5k Supports Local College Students

2016-10-26T08:46:18-04:00October 25th, 2016|

Bianca Portillo-Maldonado of northeast Philadelphia is a Penn State Philadelphia Chapter scholarship winner. Bianca Portillo-Maldonado, the daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, was born and raised in northeast Philadelphia. She is a junior at Penn State University, studying broadcast journalism and digital media. She is a scholarship recipient of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. This [...]

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

2016-10-25T12:25:37-04:00October 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 [...]

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

2016-10-07T13:30:43-04:00October 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

2016-09-18T19:44:29-04:00September 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 [...]

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

2017-07-29T11:06:23-04:00August 25th, 2016|

  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

2016-07-27T20:34:45-04:00July 27th, 2016|

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

2016-04-27T09:11:29-04:00April 27th, 2016|

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

2016-03-05T12:57:21-04:00March 5th, 2016|

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

2016-03-05T10:14:59-04:00March 5th, 2016|

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 [...]