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Meet me on South Street – Starting at 4 p.m. along South Street from Front to 11th Street, many businesses open at noon and most restaurant deals start around 4 p.m. and continue into the evening. This week’s theme: Shop Handmade. October 1. 16th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut...
The South Philly Review is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and longtime columnist Tom Cardella and regular letter-writer Gloria Endres share their thoughts on our opinion page. Meanwhile, South Philly has long been the home of the city’s four teams in the major professional sports leagues. Reporter Mark Zimmaro...
Neumann-Goretti grads invited to reunion on Oct. 1. An all-class reunion of students from all variations of Saints Neumann-Goretti High School will be held on Oct. 1 at Chickie’s and Pete’s at 1526 Packer Ave. from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $35 and includes a buffet, DJ and dancing,...
The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District recently announced that Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday is returning on Saturday, Oct. 29. Set to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the day will feature a wide array of fall-themed activities at various venues up and down East Passyunk, including the Singing Fountain, the PPA Lot at 1628 E. Passyunk, the Mifflin Triangle and the Gateway.
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In honor of the 75th anniversary of the South Philly Review’s first issue, we take a look back at some of the greatest sporting events to take place in South Philly over the last 75 years. Once the 1970s came around, there were plenty of sporting options to choose...
For 20 years, students at Studio Incamminati have had the opportunity to form their creative excellence and master their technique from a unique curriculum that can only be found in one place. Studio Incamminati originated in October 2002 in Philadelphia when Nelson and Leona Shanks established the private school for...
Wow, 75 years! That is how long the South Philly Review has been delivering community news to our neighborhood. That means, if my math is correct, that it originated in 1947. That year, I was between 6 and 7 years old and living with my twin brother and family on the 1600 block of E. Passyunk Avenue where I spent my whole young life until my marriage in 1972. After that, my new husband Stan and I moved just around the corner to the house where I have lived alone since he passed in 2010. We raised one daughter Claire who is married and lives in Delco.
The end of an era is here, and Devil’s Den is saying farewell to loyal patrons, fans and neighbors with one celebratory streetside Blow Out Block Party on Sunday, October 2 from 1pm – 7pm, with the street at 11th & Ellsworth blocked to allow for a bevy of fun-filled activities, great beer, food, music, and some of beer maven and Devil’s Den owner Erin Wallace’s favorite causes.
With $100,000, Samantha Evans could probably buy any new refrigerator she wants. But she might want to keep the old reliable one around. That’s where she kept the golden ticket that inspired her to apply to be on the $100,000 Pyramid game show. Well, it wasn’t actually gold, and it wasn’t a ticket. It was a pink Post-it note.
Before closing the doors to its original Bella Vista location, Kalaya Thai Kitchen will be hosting a farewell dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1. Located at 764 N. 9th St., the final night will feature two seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. for a special 10-course menu. The event comes as chef and owner Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon is set to open the restaurant’s brand new, expansive location in Fishtown later this fall.
State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler and state Sen. Nikil Saval welcomed Democratic nominee for governor Attorney General Josh Shapiro to South Philly to help launch their South Philly Voter Project on Sept. 10. The event drew a crowd of more than 250 people. The South Philly Voter Project is a voter...
Summer is almost over, but the fun at FDR Park will continue throughout the fall. The spacious 348-acre park on the west side of Broad and Pattison has plenty to offer as the leaves begin to fall from their branches. The Friends of FDR Park and the Fairmount Park Conservancy have compiled a list of things to do in the fall that are both family friendly and entertaining.
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A 16-year-old girl was shot on the 2200 block of S. 27th Street on Sept. 22, police said. According to police, the girl was shot once in the left side at approximately 7:06 p.m. She was transported by police to Children’s Hospital and her condition was unknown. According to police, a weapon was recovered but no arrest was made.
When a young Mexican butcher died because he didn’t have the means to proper healthcare, community leaders stepped up to make a difference for the future. The Garces Foundation will hold the 10th Food Fest and Fundraiser on Sept. 29 at Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia to raise money for life-changing differences for local immigrant families.
A suspected arsonist was located by U.S. Marshalls on the 1000 block of Oregon Avenue in South Philly on Sept. 14. According to officials, 37-year-old Darren Arnold, who was wanted for arson and other related charges in relation to several August fires, which occurred in West Philadelphia, was taken into custody shortly after noon.
The Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard St., recently announced that it will be hosting an opening reception for its Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers exhibit on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. Originally postponed due to the pandemic, the event will be highlighting seven installations, three outdoor and four indoor,...
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Two men were hospitalized after they were shot on the 1500 block of South 28th Street on Sept. 13. According to police, a 21-year-old was shot multiple times in the lower left leg and abdomen and was listed in stable condition at Presbyterian Hospital. A 20-year-old was shot once in the lower back and was placed in critical condition at Presbyterian, police said.
There’s a new name and a new date, but the same party atmosphere can be expected along South Street for a new fall festival. South Street Fest will take place on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It takes the place of the South Street Headhouse District’s Spring Festival, which was forced to move from its normal time in the spring.
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is hosting Second Saturday September Sidewalk Sale and Stroll, an all-day affair of shopping locally-made, Philadelphia-themed, and vintage finds from shops, boutiques, and more, plus pop-ups, and grab-and-go fare, with a line-up of live music and entertainment, onSeptember 10 from morning till night.
Local artists and makers have a new outlet to sell their wares in the heart of South Philadelphia. Baby Tooth is set to open on Sept. 9 at the Bok Building at 1901 S. 9th St. It is curated by House Cat’s Zissel Aronow, the organizer of the Feminist Flea Market & Craft Fair, which has hosted more than 500 vendors and has raised more than $60,000 for local organizations since it began in 2018.