Celebrate True Hand’s new home, a 150-yr-old church, at their Grand Re-Opening April 26 and 27. While people often romanticize about buying a church and converting it to fit their needs, Mike and Josie actually did it! And the project is also a 2019 Grand Jury Winner, awarded by the Preservation Alliance.
Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the canal and tow path, Manayunk is an urban experience with small town charm. Named a National Historic District in 1983, Manayunk is located just minutes west of Center City Philadelphia, a short scenic drive out Kelly Drive or a quick train ride away.
Known for being the first Philly neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants, Bella Vista is one of the most diverse and exciting communities in Philadelphia. Bella Vista, which translates to ‘beautiful sight’, gets its namesake for its gorgeous view of the Center City Skyline. Its history dates to the colonial era, where protestant Italian immigrants from Sicily began to settle in the area, but it only grew into a thriving Italian hub in the late 1880s, where a vast amount of Italians traveled to the U.S.
Name the first three words that come to mind when you think of Old City Philly. If one of those words was “historic”, color us surprised. Old City (or if you dig farther back – “olde city”) is well known for its cultural heritage and connections to the birth of America. As a landmark of America’s history, Old City proudly hosts numerous museums, parks, and theaters, including the Independence National Historical Park. In recent years, the neighborhood has gone through extensive renovations, combining its gorgeous antique-style architectural upbringing with more modern and sleek designs.
It’s here. You’re either very, very excited or very, very afraid. The World Meeting of Families aka the aptly named Pope Week is happening from Sept 22-27, 2015. This is Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States, and with an estimated amount of over a million visitors coming to Philadelphia to see him, this is certainly going to be an event to remember.Considering that the Archdioceses of Philadelphia states that at least 10,000 volunteers will be needed for this event, we have one word of advice for you: hit the gym now, as you’re going to be doing a lot of walking or running...