Single in the City: The Year in Review

    It's hard to believe that I started the Single in the City column one year ago. Single in the city, which is a reoccuring column in Philly Happening that appears on Wednesdays, chronicles me, a single thirty-something, new to Philadelphia, searching for friendship, love, and my place in this vibrant city. So much [...]

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

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’

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: Kory Aversa

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. [...]

Meet Your 2016 Philadelphia Movers & Shakers: Antoine Johnson

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.  [...]

Meet Your 2016 Philadelphia Movers & Shakers: Ashley George

    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 [...]

Remembering ‘Popeadelphia’ 2015: One Year Anniversary of the Papal Mass on the Parkway

  One year ago today, Pope Francis celebrated mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the World Meeting of Families. While in Philadelphia, Pope Francis visited Independence Hall, gave mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, and attended the Festival of Families outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Throughout the week leading [...]

Ghosting: When Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

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.   Ghost Busting:  The Truth About Ghosting and Why Ghosters Aren't Worth Your Time Well, it’s been awhile.  Single in [...]

It’s Easy Being Green: Philly Greenfest Pictorial Recap

Greenfest, the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area took over Headhouse Square and South Street on Sunday, September 11. With more than 150 vendors and exhibits, Greenfest is the place to go to learn about sustainability while having fun. Philly Happening was on hand to peruse the vendor tables, partake in some of the [...]