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A Simple Affair

Wedding planning, not the proposal, brought them to their knee. But a commitment to simplicity and a Quaker ceremony helped their loves rise above. 

By Katherine Gajewski | Illustration by Mike L. Perry

On a summer day in Washington Square Park, I exchanged rings in a made-up co-proposal with my now-husband, Ben, and we began our wedding planning adventure.

Initially everything was on the table: a small ceremony followed by a family dinner; a weekend celebration at a beloved lake; a trip abroad; a party. Ultimately, we decided that we wanted our wedding to be an extension of our life together, so a Philly wedding it would be. 

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Drawing from Life

Photo by Jared Gruenwald

Daniel Tucker and  “Social & Studio Practice” at Moore College of Art & Design

 by Marilyn Anthony

 A disenfranchised immigrant community, a blighted neighborhood or a pattern of social injustice may not be inspiration for every artist, but Daniel Tucker hopes to guide graduate students at Moore College of Art & Design to engage with such real life issues when they’re making art. He’s been charged with leading Moore’s new Social & Studio Practice program, a decade in the making. 

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We're hiring a Sales & Marketing Assistant!



Are you a bike-riding, garden-growing, veggie-composting young professional looking for an entry-level job at a small, entrepreneurial company? Red Flag Media, a growing independent magazine publisher based in Philadelphia, seeks a driven individual to join the marketing and advertising team for Grid magazine.

This individual would work as an assistant to our Sales & Marketing Manager, helping to manage our growing contact database, interfacing with advertisers, helping with the production and preparation of marketing and advertising materials, and completing various other editorial and production projects as assigned.

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Torch Bearers 

Sara Allan introduces SPARC to 30 students and professionals participating in the first working group session at the City CoHo Philly Nexus space 

SPARC network ignites a passion for sustainability on regional campuses

by Brittany Thomas

Launching a student environmental group while in college is impressive, but 22-year-old University of Pennsylvania Environmental Studies senior Sara Allan’s SPARC project has caught fire far beyond the ivied walls of her campus.

In addition to her own university, Drexel, Temple and Villanova students are now all part of the year-old Sustainable Philadelphia Alliance of Regional Campuses (SPARC).  The organization was formed with the help of a small group of peers and an advisory board, and it will soon become an independent nonprofit, led by students and guided by a board of professional sustainability leaders.

When it was established in January 2014, SPARC’s primary goal was to connect representatives from the regional universities so that they could compare notes on how to become most effective on their own campuses. The vision quickly expanded, and the group’s activities are poised to help Philadelphia’s sustainable economy by connecting students to local businesses while they’re still in school, and creating a pipeline of educated employees who want to stay in Philadelphia and drive its economy after they’ve graduated.

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Preserving the Peace

Photo by Stephen Dyer | Community activist Tommy Joshua leads a group of progressive activists looking to make radical change in Philly neighborhoodsby Danielle Wayda

Community activist and educator Tommy Joshua is standing his ground. As the executive director of North Philly Peace Park, an urban garden and education space in the Sharswood neighborhood, Joshua leads a group of passionate and progressive activists who want to see radical change come to Philly neighborhoods that need it most—through food and community. The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) had a different vision for the land where North Philly Peace Park is situated, and planned to build a mixed-income housing project there. Joshua’s tenacity might mean that the community’s needs for housing, fresh food and education are all addressed.

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