Come Father’s Day, Rahim Washington might not need to endow his maker, whose name he bears, with any gifts, as he has spent the last two months presenting him with proficient performances on the basketball court.
No matter his mission, be it instructing children at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, engaging in daring storytelling for Tribe of Fools or engendering jovial occasions through Enchantment Theatre Co., Peter Smith loves experimentation, deeming it a foolproof friend in strengthening his love of play.
On Dec. 10, Carlton Lane surrendered 13 pit bulls to the Pennsylvania SPCA, one day following his arraignment stemming from an Oct. 28 matter in which the organization’s officers reported to his home on the 2200 block of Mifflin Street.
Admirers of alliteration can make a match by calling the football players from Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., “hungry Huskies,” but astute afionados can classify them as “hardworking,” too.
Coach David Hand, fourth from left, and his West Passyunk-based Prep Charter Huskies made school history Saturday by capturing the Public League’s AA football title
By Joseph Myers
A commercial robber remains at large after ridding a West Passyunk site of a cash register’s contents two weeks ago.
Based on Raphael’s famous fresco “The School of Athens,” this mural helps the Church of Philadelphia, 1629 Snyder Ave., to preach a message of inclusivity.
A West Passyunk man turned himself in last week over his alleged burglary of a Center City apartment.
Jess Gould may not be a South Philly native, but since relocating to the area in 2005, the West Passyunk resident has passionately wrapped her arms around the community ready to tackle any task where she is needed.
As the Recreation Leader at Smith Playground, 2100 S. 24th St., Shane Martin understands the value of giving kids something to be involved in. More than that though, it’s been something that was part of his life since childhood and has instilled in him the desire to share the experience.
By Joseph Myers
For his supposed burglary of a woman’s Center City apartment, police are looking to arrest a West Passyunk resident.
From a deep pool of possible career paths, including becoming a police officer or a firefighter, Terry Brennan selected a theater-based existence, with the immediacy of feedback partially influencing his pick.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
Boundaries: 18th to 25th streets, Mifflin Street to Passyunk Avenue
Origin of Name: Native-American in its roots, but later settled by Swedes.
Brief History: The well-traveled West Passyunk Avenue has long been a draw for business owners. Auto mechanics, lawyers, realtors and hairdressers are among those hanging out their shingles.
Famous Residents: Vincent Scarza, of 21st and McKean streets, produced of music scores including Live Aid in 1985; Joseph Stefano, who grew up on 21st Street and Snyder Avenue, wrote the screenplays for Alfred Hitchcock’s "Psycho" as well as "The Black Orchid," "The Naked Dead" and "Two Bits," which starred Al Pacino.
Major Landmarks: Holy Ghost Byzantine Church, 2310 S. 24th St., founded in 1891
Architecture: Mostly rowhouses that many residents use a part of for office space.
U.S. Congressional District: 2nd, Chaka Fattah (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
City Council District: 2nd, Kenyatta Johnson (D)
Police District: 1st, Capt. Louis Campione and Community Relations Officer Paul Bryson
Civic Groups: West Passyunk Neighborhood Association
Schools: Stephen Girard Elementary School, 1800 Snyder Ave.; The Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology & Careers, 1928 Point Breeze Ave.; Universal Vare School, 2100 S. 24th St.;
Parks/Playgrounds Smith Playground, 24th and Jackson streets.