- Technically Philly takes its readers inside “The Loom at Richmond Mills,” a converted textile mill on the border of Port Richmond and Kensington that offers artisanal co-working space for some 80 tenants within its 250,000 square feet of space. “It was not unlike Frankford’s Globe Dye Works, an enormous campus of industrial buildings that in the last four years has been transiting from closed factory to cultural hub. There seems to be a different sense of community in sprawling industrial buildings and so a different sense of privacy.”
- Author and Penn professor Beth Kephart reflects in the Inquirer on her tranquil walks through West Philadelphia’s Woodlands Cemetery before class, where she strolls “among those who radically embraced the ricochet of possibility and dreams, who rose above the cacophony.”
- Plan Philly extrapolates some measure of SEPTA’s corner-cutting efforts from Wednesday’s third annual sustainability report, entitled “SEP-TAINABLE Empowering Action.” “Many of SEPTA’s sustainability initiatives have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings, and though saving $100,000 by, for example, streamlining the organization’s printing capacity may seem like a drop in the bucket, it all adds up.”
- Chestnut Hill Local plugs Urijah James’ stained-glass art exhibit—the first such honor for the 57-year-old Germantown artist—at the High Point Café in Mount Airy’s Allens Lane Train Station. “My work focuses on spiritual themes that reflect my feelings about, and hopes for, the condition of humanity,” says James.
- The Manayunk Development Corporation has released its annual “State of Manayunk” report. To view the powerpoint report over at Roxborough-Manayunk Patch, click HERE.
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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