Melissa Komar

Melissa Komar
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Spreading holiday cheer

While a shiny, red sleigh is the traditional mode of transportation for toys that comes to mind at Christmas, a caravan of trucks served...

From Marge to Mrs. Claus

  More children and adults alike in Fishtown may know neighborhood native Margaret “Marge” Wible simply as Mrs. Claus. The 400 block of Miller Street resident...

A very, merry countdown

While there’s no shortage of advent countdown calendars in stores,Stacy Schwab decided she wanted to go big and bring something hands-on for kids in...

More money for Bridesburg park

  State Rep. Joe Hohenstein on Dec. 1 announced a $340,000 state grant had been awarded to Riverfront North Partnership, previously the Delaware River City...

From corporate to kitchen

Switching careers paths and opening a business can be daunting, let alone during a pandemic, but for Carley Schwab, the timing was perfect. “It was...

Cheer mail

Jessica Alvarez Kolakowski has lived in Bridesburg her entire life and loves everything about the neighborhood. “I’ve lived in Bridesburg my entire life and I...

Flipping forward

When Lemiya Shaat, 18, learned that her mentor, Tony Simeti, would be closing the doors to his gymnastics studio for good, she saw a...

5-Star Service

Organized by Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic and supported by Bridesburg and Port Richmond residents, first responders and the National Guard who patrolled...

The art of protesting

All eyes were on Philly when looting erupted in pockets throughout the city after the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. Including those of the...

Chalkin’ up some fun

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us about Philly and the River Wards neighborhoods, it’s that the communities are creative and still...

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