There were five other painters in the room on Dec. 4 excluding Dr. Janet Larson, the brand new proprietor of a franchised Painting with a Twist, 629-31 E. Passyunk Ave. They’d come to relax, paint and drink. The BYOB space took a rundown kitchen supply store and turned it into a beautiful studio with exposed brick, an elevated stage for instruction and long tables full of easels. The space can fit up to 48 painters, but primarily fills to capacity on the weekends when things get a little wilder. A quiet night for the business that’s been open for only a...
Kate Mellina and Dave Christopher are a great team. Celebrating 25 years of marriage next month, they’ve been making the transition from Asbury Park, N.J., to South Philly for a little more than two years now, and they couldn’t be happier.
Police arrested Marie Amari at her 1100-block-of-Cantrell-Street residence Saturday for her supposed taking of Christmas decorations from an 1100-block-of-Fitzgerald-Street abode.
Tony Coletti runs a small produce and fruit stand outside of his social club, La Casa di Pazzo, 1143 Federal St. He sells fruits and vegetables during daylight to neighborhood denizens and, often, students at Andrew Jackson School, 1213 S. 12th St., just across the street. On a chilly afternoon in mid-November, one such student was trying to help his mother by sneaking an eggplant to bring home, but it wasn’t for the thrill. It was because times are tight, groceries can become tough to come by at times and children of parents who struggle to feed their kids often want to help but don’t know how.