Articles by Hayden Mitman

Two fests welcome fall with food, fun and music

Girard Avenue will be rocking this weekend, with more fun slated for Penn Treaty Park on Oct. 1.

Cool way to recycle the fridge

At a new plant in Bridesburg, a sophisticated process is getting rid of mountains of appliances that have outlived their usefulness. Even better, say company reps, the process is good news for the environment.

Walk a mile in their shoes

Seanna Beech likes to help others in need. Her latest cause — relentless fund-raising that amassed $600 for the Alzheimer’s Association — was spurred in part by a personal connection to the disease.

Reclaiming Kensington South's Benson Park

Community groups are focusing their efforts on refurbishing a lost park along North Lawrence Street.

Port Richmond's Shenanigans looks to Front Street

Pat and Colleen Murray, owners of Shenanigans Saloon on Gaul Street, are hoping to open a new sports bar at Front Street and Columbia Avenue.

Cheri wants a showdown

Longtime activist Cheri Honkala would use Philly’s sheriff’s office to take on big banks in the foreclosure crisis.

Bridesburg's Miss Jackie could get her 'way'

Area residents want to christen part of Richmond Street in honor of Bridesburg Rec’s longtime leader.

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.

His long journey was sobering eye-opener

His name is Peter Prusinowski.

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.