The Blockley: Headspace mourns the loss of West Philly’s musical home

The Blockley: Headspace mourns the loss of West Philly’s musical home

The Blockley: Headspace mourns the loss of West Philly’s musical home- December 2013 marked not just the end of a year, but also the end of an era at 3801 Chestnut Street. Sadly, after only four years, music lovers in Philadelphia lost one of their favorite hangouts, The Blockley. The painful news came as a surprise when it was announced in mid-December that just two short weeks later, the venue would be closing its doors forever. Former...

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Beyond The Collar – The benefits of animal assisted therapy

Beyond The Collar – The benefits of animal assisted therapy

There are times when no medical practice, no medicine, and not even words are enough to heal and comfort. That’s when the warm, judgment-free love of an animal’s affection is the best therapy. Animal assisted therapy, also known as pet therapy, has recently gained popularity in the medical field. Many schools, hospitals, counseling centers, and doctors’ offices offer pet therapy as an alternative to or in conjunction with traditional...

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Unwinding The Knitting World: How to get your gauge

Unwinding The Knitting World: How to get your gauge

Unwinding The Knitting World: How to get your gauge – Photos by Dave Fiorella Written By Aaron Aumiller Gone are the days of knitters being viewed as old grannies in rockers making boring afghans. Knitwear is everywhere now, and it’s hip. Clothing, jewelry, housewares, – even graffiti! – has been infused with fibers. Knitting is a simple skill that can be learned relatively quickly and honed with practice, providing a...

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All Aboard The Cinematic Titanic: Headspace solves the Mystery Science Theater live

All Aboard The Cinematic Titanic: Headspace solves the Mystery Science Theater live

All Aboard The Cinematic Titanic: Headspace solves the Mystery Science Theater live – By Jesse Bellosi “Mystery Theater 3000” premiered on a local network in Minneapolis in 1988, the show was picked up by Comedy Central, and subsequently Sci-Fi, where it spent multiple seasons on each network. By poking fun and cracking jokes over long lost B-movies, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” has gained a cult following. The process of making...

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Brighten The Holidays And The World’s Future: A short introduction to greener holiday lights

Brighten The Holidays And The World’s Future: A short introduction to greener holiday lights

Brighten The Holidays And The World’s Future: A short introduction to greener holiday lights – By Mia Jester Along with the first patented light bulb, the nation’s earliest illuminated holiday decorations are credited to Thomas Edison, who first hung a strand of colorful lights outside his Menlo Park Laboratory in 1880. Two years later in 1882, Edison’s friend and business partner from the Edison Illumination Company, Edward H....

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