-Tom Klinedinst In late 1991, I found out that I was going to be a father for the first time. As an energetic 21-year-old, I thought about all of the cool things we would do. I pictured my son and me watching football together, teaching him how to throw a ball, and someday helping him select a college. These were the things that I thought … Continue reading The Unconditional Love
-Debra Russino Christmas season is my favorite time of year. Still, I love the change from the steamy days of summer to the cool, crisp nights of fall that somehow seems to warm my heart! The beautiful colors of autumn can be seen everywhere you turn. Many local neighborhoods decorate their houses with colorful foliage. The aroma of cinnamon and pumpkin scented candles constantly burning … Continue reading The Colorful Dance of Fall
By Mark Casasanto I went golfing today… I had to. Me, myself and I. And while I am by no means a hack, I am renewing my romance with the game thanks to an untimely rupture of my right Achilles’ tendon late in the fall of 2015, no pun intended. Post injury, I made a vow to myself, to stop the pity party and get the … Continue reading Feather Me Timbers
by Lou Pinto Happy Father’s Day, beautiful downtown world! A big shout out to all you dads out there, and to the moms who have filled the “dad” role too! This is the 34th time I have celebrated Father’s Day! On March 26, 1983 when my Ashley was born, I became a father. Now…anyone can become a father, but it takes some work to be a dad! Of … Continue reading South Philly Born and Raised by My Heroes!
-Stephen Pagano For a long time, North Philadelphia has been associated with crime, drugs, and poverty; however, many people don’t know that it’s also linked to our national pastime. In fact, Philadelphia once had two baseball teams, the Phillies and the Athletics. The A’s played in Columbia and Shibe Park, and the Phillies played in the Baker Bowl. Shibe Park was constructed in the early … Continue reading 21st & Lehigh
-Stephen Pagano Opening Day, 2017 has finally arrived! For most baseball fans, this is their Christmas. It’s a date that many people mark on their calendars to help them get through those long and dreadful winter months. It’s an exciting time, because every team is in first place, at least for one day. Fans can forget about the past season and just focus on a … Continue reading A Clean Slate
by Stephen Pagano As I gaze through the gates at Broad & Pattison, I try to wrap my mind around the fact that Veterans Stadium has been gone for 13 years. The place where many South Philadelphians, including myself, grew up watching both Phillies baseball and Eagles football. For most people, it was just a building that housed sporting events and concerts, but to … Continue reading Broad & Pattison