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Ray’s Reusables Brings Sustainable Shopping to Northern Liberties

In March, Ray Daly opened her first brick and mortar store, Ray’s Reusables, at 935 N. 2nd St in Northern Liberties after running her business on the road as Philadelphia’s first mobile refill shop. “In 2020, I turned a cargo van into a traveling eco-store, bringing reusable, low-waste products to farmers’ markets in East Falls and Fairmount,” said Daly. (read more…)

Tiny Gardens

Spring is the ideal time to dive into gardening but if you rent an apartment or live in a small rowhome, you may not have a lot of room to work with. No front or back yard? No problem. Whether you have a small side alley or enough room for a tiny garden on your windowsill or kitchen counter, (read more…)

Women’s History Month

As the end of Women’s History Month approaches we’d like to take a moment to salute women who have taken leadership roles in shaping Philadelphia’s social, cultural, and economic development. Join us in celebrating the contributions of women — past and present — by learning about their legacy and attending some special events this month.

How To Prepare Your Home for Sale Checklist

Getting the best possible price for your home requires more than simply hiring a reputable real estate agent. There are a series of steps you’ll need to take to prepare the home for sale, beginning months before they show the property.

Love Where You Live: Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day

This year, celebrate Valentine’s Day in a way that expresses your love for our planet. Instead of roses, consider giving personal experiences like a painting or cooking class. Support local businesses, and look for ways to improve the area where you live.

The Secret Life of Buildings: Mid Century Modern Philadelphia

The Philadelphia skyline changed dramatically from 1940 to 1970, creating over 400 significant mid-century modern buildings. Designed by the great architects of their day, these bold buildings reflected a dynamic change in the way we live. Here is a guide to some of our City’s best surviving examples of mid-century modern design.

The Secret Life of Buildings: Banking on Architecture

From neoclassical architecture to mid-century modern, many of Philadelphia’s finest buildings were originally designed as financial institutions. In recent decades, these majestic architectural structures have been repurposed in unexpected ways. We invite you to take a tour of former banks that are great examples of adaptive reuse, where you may now partake in dinner for two, host a wedding, or even invest in a unique condo.

Martin Luther King Day of Service Opportunities in Philadelphia

This upcoming Monday, January 17th is Martin Luther King Day of Service.The theme of 2022’s MLK Day of Service is “Combating Racism and Building Community,” with a focus on five specific issues: health justice, voting rights, gun violence, early literacy, and living wage jobs. Below is your guide to in-person and virtual activities, as well as educational and cultural events in the Philly region. 

Sustainable New Year

We know how difficult it is to keep resolutions as the weeks go by, so we narrowed it down to three categories (dress, dine, and clean) to encourage you to make better, more sustainable choices throughout the New Year.

Addison Street Lights Up The Night

When it comes to the holiday season, there is one block in the Historic Rittenhouse-Fitler District that attracts more lovers than any other. Every week throughout the year, but especially during the festive season, couples come to the 1700 block of Addison Street to pop the question.