Jun 30

Temple Graduate Wins College Emmy Award

In its heyday, Brewerytown was the home of dozens of breweries, and stood as a major symbol of modern industrialism in Philadelphia. Now, near 31st and Master streets, artist Phillip…

    Temple Graduate Wins College Emmy Award - Spirit News
    Recent Temple University graduate Eli LaBan has a lot to be proud of. Several weeks ago, at the 2017 College Television Awards in Los Angeles, LaBan won a College Emmy for a video project he made while studying abroad in Nicaragua entitled Learn to Count in an Endangered Language.
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Jun 30

From Depths of Fire Tragedy, Red Paw Saves Abner The Cat

 In the deep of night on Memorial Day weekend, Michelle Graser found herself woken up from her rowhome on 6th and Berks by the smell of smoke.

 Though the damage to the building does not run that deep, the impact the fire had on Graser certainly does. “It affected me in almost every way because, all of a sudden, you lose everything you’ve collected all your life,” Graser, who works at Sketch Burger, on 413 E. Girard, said.

    From Depths of Fire Tragedy, Red Paw Saves Abner The Cat - Spirit News
    In the deep of night on Memorial Day weekend, Michelle Graser found herself woken up from her rowhome on 6th and Berks by the smell of smoke. She went to her back window and looked at her neighbor's apartment, which is conjoined with hers. Thick clouds of soot plumed into her face.
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Jun 28

Accu-Reggie 7 Day Forecast (June 28, 2017 – July 4, 2017)

Fishtown The new owners of the property at 957 Frankford Avenue have procured a permit for a medical marijuana dispensary. A massage therapist will also operate out of this building.…

    Accu-Reggie 7 Day Forecast (June 28, 2017 - July 4, 2017) - Spirit News
    Last week was a thing of beauty! Temperatures hovered in the 80s, and while a brief bout of very humid weather struck on Friday, most of the week was very comfortable! You knew it couldn't last forever, so take this as a warning: We are going to heat things up this week!
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Jun 23

Printing Business Celebrates Two Decades In Fishtown

...which is being held on Saturday, June 24th from 11AM to 6PM at his shop, 2424 Martha Street, will feature cocktails made with squid ink (in honor of the business’ namesake), Philadelphia Brewing...

    Printing Business Celebrates Two Decades In Fishtown - Spirit News
    Devilfish Ink, a graphic arts and printing business so named after the octopus, with which it shares the ability to spray dye, is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in the Fishtown community by opening its doors to the public to learn about the printing process, drink and eat, and buy work at discounted rates.
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Jun 23

From Mexico City to the Riverwards the Hard Way

...in Philadelphia in March 1998. He found a place to live in West Philly, near 48th and Baltimore. “I crossed all [the] United States, and I came to Philadelphia,” Brujo said...

    From Mexico City to the Riverwards the Hard Way - Spirit News
    The debate over sanctuary city status is a hot topic, both locally and nationally. For years, cities like Philadelphia were forced to pick up the tab when rounding up and detaining undocumented immigrants, sometimes indefinitely. The agency in charge of immigration violations is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); however, the Philadelphia Police Department was often ...
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Jun 23

A Brighter Belgrade Tunnel: Mural Arts’ Restoration Program Bringing New Mural to the Neighborhood

In its heyday, Brewerytown was the home of dozens of breweries, and stood as a major symbol of modern industrialism in Philadelphia. Now, near 31st and Master streets, artist Phillip…

    A Brighter Belgrade Tunnel: Mural Arts' Restoration Program Bringing New Mural to the Neighborhood - Spirit News
    The next time you're driving, biking, or walking through the tunnel on Belgrade Street between Lehigh Avenue and Seltzer Street, allow yourself to be safely distracted. Throughout June, local artist Brad Carney and the Mural Arts' Restoration Program are painting murals on both interior walls of the Belgrade Street tunnel.
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Jun 23

Welcome to the Home of the One Pound Cheesesteak

 One Pound Cheesesteaks is located on 2661 Kensington Ave. They are open Monday-Thursday from 12PM-3AM, and Friday and Saturday from 12PM-5AM.

    Welcome to the Home of the One Pound Cheesesteak - Spirit News
    The intersection of Kensington and Lehigh Avenues is a massive confluence of surface streets, train tracks and the El train rising high above everything as it bangs and creaks overhead. It also serves as a crossroads of neighborhoods and cultures. Standing there, you are minutes from Latin American, Polish and other diverse communities.
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Jun 21

Danny Garcia Opens Up New Store in Kensington

...A baseball cap with Angel’s face is also available for $20.00. Located at 3731 Jasper Street in Kensington, the store is just a few blocks from where the boxer grew up...

    Danny Garcia Opens Up New Store in Kensington - Spirit News
    Add "entrepreneur" to boxer Danny Garcia's resume. Hundreds of people braved the humidity and eventual downpour to attend the DSG store's opening on Saturday. The line to get in wound through the parking lot, but moved quickly with DJ Redz providing the music and Danny's father, Angel, providing free hot dogs, hamburgers and cold ...
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Jun 21

Accu-Reggie 7 Day Forecast (June 21-June 27)

Fishtown The new owners of the property at 957 Frankford Avenue have procured a permit for a medical marijuana dispensary. A massage therapist will also operate out of this building.…

  Friends of Penn Treaty School held its 2nd Annual Flea Market and Craft Sale on Saturday, June 2 along the outside of Penn Treaty School (600 E. Thompson St.).…

    Accu-Reggie 7 Day Forecast (June 21-June 27) - Spirit News
    Last week was very nice: We had plenty of sunshine and we managed to dodge oppressive heat. This week, fortunately, is going to be similar to last week. It's going to be a week of "typical" summer weather. I don't see any major heat waves or big rain storms. We will get hit with the ...
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Jun 15

PHOTOS: 8th Annual Fishtown Softball Classic

  Friends of Penn Treaty School held its 2nd Annual Flea Market and Craft Sale on Saturday, June 2 along the outside of Penn Treaty School (600 E. Thompson St.).…

    PHOTOS: 8th Annual Fishtown Softball Classic - Spirit News
    Fishtowners gathered at Hetzell Playground to play in the Fistown Softball Classic AKA The Old Timer's game. Fishtown ball players of yesteryear gathered on the diamond to rekindle the competitive spirit and teamwork of their youth. Greg Fox, pictured below, was the MVP of the game. The 8th annual game started at 12 noon.
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