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​Performing and visual artist Karla Milugo from Brooklyn and beyond is taking an artist hiatus in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. In the month she is planning to spend here, Milugo is doing art and exploring the Philly environs. Your... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​Shirley Washington, Florrie Flood and Jocelyn Powell, volunteers for AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, were outside Bredenbeck's Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia to rally support against changes to Medicare. Backed by... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​Weighing in a hefty 12 pounds at birth Darren Fenice's right shoulder was damaged by forceps during delivery. Erb's palsy resulted from the injury that stunted his arm and significantly impairs his range of motion. In school, he lashed out... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​Driving down Henry Avenue from Norristown, Carlos from Colombia saw the horses of the Saul Agricultural School grouped together near the pasture fence. He stopped to admire them as had I. He also thought of inquiring if they might be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​I happened to be home when Fiammetta Rubin stopped by the plant exchange we have outside our house to drop off a stick plant. She had labeled the plant with the caution that it is poisonous plant but can kill... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​Admiring Leah Reynolds' painted fabric installation Scant Refuge at the Schuylkill Center, I crossed paths with Ed, a Center worker from Honduras. He was out with a companion and guide book identifying birds, he explained and then he enthusiastically launched... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
Video interview here Wanna hear a cool story? a vendor at the Art for the Cash Poor fair in Northern Liberties asked me as I walked by. Sure! Two friends in a bar are talking about what kind of animals... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​A mother and son and another member of a Christian community in Center City Philadelphia were outside a neighborhood food store raising money for a one week trip to Haiti where infrastructure repair remains a high need. The young man... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​ Your correspondent's classmate got interested in Indian dancing after she Bhangra danced all week at her stepsister's wedding in the Punjab region of India. At the last class of the session the classmate brought along her young daughters who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​Save A Lot grocery stores will drive you home after you shop and, as one sly driver pointed out, will drive your groceries home, too. The driver says he's back at his store for another trip every ten minutes. A... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
Watch video and interview here. An operator high atop a pneumatic asphalt paver was assisted by two "back men" (otherwise called a screed or back end operators) at the rear of the machine on a little platform slightly above street... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​Watch video here. Our immediate neighbors' leaf blower landscape man is our bane. I know when he and his crew has visited: our front side and back walk areas are much covered in grit and leaves. We live in very... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
Clockwise from top left. Teens from Wordsworth Academy, a special needs school assist children in making recycled bottle planters. An activist with Sea Shepherd talks about the group's efforts to save endangered porpoises and whales. From the Adventure Aquarium in... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​ Zak Zaklad leads Mount Airy Tai Chi one early spring day outside at Ned Wolf Park. The group is learning the 37 form Cheng Man-Ching Simplified Yang Style Tai Chi. A self-desribed martial arts guy who began to find... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​When a thunderstorm kept the J S Jenks kindergartners from visiting the Chestnut Hill Library for a program, the library came to them. Author Cynthia Kreilick read aloud in Spanish and English with the children from her book "Lucha y... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​Sarah Mitteldorf's physical theater ensemble, Kaleid ("As in Kaleidoscope. As in Collide") had a work in progress last fall and then, as she tells it, "November 8th happened" and they had to scrap the piece. In response to the nasty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
John Kromer, Philadelphia Housing Director under former Mayor Ed Rendell is out gathering signatures on petitions in support of Rich Negrin, City Managing Director under former Mayor Nutter, for Philadelphia District Attorney. Kromer, who ran for Philadelphia Sherrif in 2011... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​Each day, Lisa Backe, "Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator" of the Goose Squad, LLC travels 100 miles and opens the door to her car at 28 different sites to allow her dog to chase away unwanted Canada geese. Your correspondent ran... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
​On a business trip 30 years ago to the west coast, Kim Neubauer's desire to go Israeli folk dancing prevailed over her wariness that it might be a meat market. Now with two grown children, she jokes how she approached... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
Ken Roberts of Kilian's Hardware Store gives a hands-on demonstration of the various snow shovels the store has leaning outside the store. There are ergonomic ones, some with bends in the handle, and another with a straight handle and an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, PA supported by a coalition of community partners including AmeriCorps National Community Service members along with sweat equity put in by the Thompson family made a home of their own in Pottstown, PA a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
James drives for Lyft so he has the time to talk to his passengers about credit and pitch his company's services (FES Protection Plan) for credit restoration for a monthly payment of $87, and to pitch identity protection through Lifelock... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
In 2013, Kim Hyunh got so tired of hearing about fantasy football from the guy she was then dating that she joined his league. He was the league commissioner and she went from on to beat him - and perhaps,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
Bryan Kravitz, retired from repairing typewriters for 22 years, recently got back into the business when he heard Edward Snowden say that you can't keep secrets on a computer but you can using a typewriter. Now he collects and repairs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews
Lynn Landes, founder of the Wild Foodies of Philadelphia joins with Chef Jeff Miller of the eponymous catering company to forage for wild plants in the fields of the Weavers Way Coop farm at Awbury Arboretum. The plants, which Lynn... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at CLOSE UP Video Interviews