Story Archive August 31 2011

Fringe in Fairmount

The Fringe brings outsider art to your doorstep, including a show at the Performance Garage on Brandywine.

From basements to parks, the Fringe is here

East Kensington's Emerald Street Park is just one of the many places residents will find live performances during the Philly Fringe and Live Arts Festival.

Artistic elders of the river wards

Fishtown artists Marie Ulmer and Mary Blazic, both 94, will be honored with an artwork showcase at Michael’s Decorators on Frankford Avenue.

Ackerman gets an F

With school set to begin Tuesday, former school chief Arlene Ackerman’s legacy is a troubled topic.

Residents, officials welcome new Superfresh

Northern Liberties residents joined Mayor Nutter and Superfresh executives for a grand opening last week — just in time for some hurricane shopping.

These Fairmount ladies are walking the walk

Fairmount's Team Paper Crane is training to take on the 26.2 mile course of the Boston Marathon for next month’s Jimmy Fund Walk.

Running a spirited business

Andrew Auwerda, Rob Cassell and Tim Yarnall likely would’ve crashed and burned had they ventured a small start-up company into any other industry in 2005.

Editorial: Shame on Perzel

It’s been a tough time in the area lately. First there was the Great Quake of ’11 and the Great Superintendent Scandal of ’11, both of which took place on the same day last week. Then there was Great Irene’s megadose of wind, rain and power failures, complete with powerful but necessary evacuation warnings from Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey but nary a word from The Invisible Man of Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett. Then, just this Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles gave their star dog abuser, Michael Vick, a six-year extension on his contract. All in all, a lot of disturbing news for man and beast alike.

Saluting the Stooges

Visitors to the Stoogeum in Montgomery County get to enjoy the Three Stooges experience as soon as they open the door.

Young actress wants to make the most of acting life

In some respects, Harrisburg native Jessica Bedford’s career could be compared to a Cinderella tale.