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SOUTH PHILLY: Sweet Rides Cruise Into “Avenue”

by Jean Donohue From Ford Model T’s and Thunderbirds to the newest Ferrari model, East Passyunk Avenue’s 10th annual Car Show on Sunday lived up to its reputation. Hosted by the Northeast Muscle Car Club, the free festival took place right on the Avenue, between Broad and Dickinson streets. To kick it off, South Philly […]

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A Superstar In The Making: FDR Park Golf Prodigy!

by Jean Donohue Alex Durelli first held a golf club when he was three years old. He was introduced to the sport by his grandfather, Sonny Durelli, who took him to FDR Park in South Philly to learn the game. At age 16, Alex maintains a daily presence at the club. From 8 a.m. to […]

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Bart Blatstein Previews ‘The Playground’ In AC

by Bonnie Squires Bart Blatstein has created a new magnet to attract crowds to Atlantic City: The Playground.  He previewed the first floor, T Street, last Thursday night, and wowed the huge crowds with his transformation of the back half of the first floor of what had been The Pier Shops at Caesars into seven […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Tolentine Community Center Opens Doors For Summer

by Jean Donohue The cadence of sneakers sliding across a basketball court is the backdrop of summer days at the Tolentine Community Center on 10th and Mifflin streets. The nonprofit organization boats a summer camp for kids in kindergarten to eighth grade. The camp’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but additional before […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Markets ‘Bringing Farm To City’

by Maria Merlino Now you can pick up local produce every Tuesday and Wednesday in South Philadelphia. The Food Trust Farmers’ Market at Broad Street & Snyder Avenue is the Tuesday venue as the Solly Bros. Farm will be bringing in fresh picked vegetables, fruits and greens. Find them there from 2-6 p.m. now through […]

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Unveiling The Impressionists And Their Discoverer At Phila. Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art just opened a blockbuster exhibition, “Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting,” which features 98 paintings from collections and museums around the world which were purchased originally by Parisian gallery-owner Durand-Ruel in the 19th and early 20th century. The Women’s Committee spearheaded a patrons’ reception last Saturday night, […]

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Pacifico Scholarship Awards Reach $1.75 Million In 51st Year

The Kerry T. Pacifico Foundation this week presented $122,000 in college scholarships to 93 graduating seniors from 23 schools in the School District of Philadelphia, Chester Upland School District, Lower Merion School, Universal Audenried Charter HS and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It also donated $15,000 to Philadelphia elementary schools. This marks the 51st year in […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Kickball, Soccer Takes Over Marconi Park

PSN (Philadelphia Sports Network) and PSSC (Philadelphia Sport & Social Club) are the two primary for-profit organizations that dominate most of the fields and facility permits in the city’s parks. However, for the next 9 weeks, Stonewall Kickball secured a permit to take over Marconi Plaza at Broad Street and Oregon Avenue. On Sunday, April […]

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‘Sal’ Picked For Pinnacle Man Of The Year

by Maria Merlino The Millay Club Alumni Association of Neumann-Goretti has announced Salvatore J. Patti as its 2015 Pinnacle Award Man of the Year. Growing up, Patti was fascinated by successful people, what they did to achieve success by owning their own businesses or being part of a bigger business. He was highly influenced by […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Tasting South Philly

by Maria Merlino The May 4th A Taste of South Philly Fundraiser, held at the Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School’s Goretti gym was a rousing success, as the crowded gym took on a festive air. The hosts, WOGL-98’s Bob Pantano, a Bishop Neumann graduate, and his beautiful wife, Debbie, provided the finest […]

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