A journeyman farrier, Jon Weiler removes and replaces horse's shoes.
This is the second in a two-part series about Pegasus Riding Academy and the individuals who make it work. You can read the first part here.
Workers’ compensation claims happen all across the country. Many people hurt themselves in shipping departments lifting boxes, or maybe slipping and falling running up stairs. But for one local man, the injuries he can sustain on the job sound more like the NFL week 13 injury report.
From the sounds of it, Jon Weiler does not have a risky job. He handles shoes — heavy stainless steel shoes — and he does custom fittings for his clients. But Weiler’s clients are very large and are not measured in feet but rather, hands. continue reading »
Students in Pete Kozma's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym hit the mats.
With the slouching economy back on the rise, many new businesses are popping up all over the area. In the Northeast, the Mixed Martial Arts craze has hit in the form of Kozma BJJ. This Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school based in Somerton offers students the opportunity to learn a valuable grappling technique used in MMA fighting. Owner Pete Kozma says he started the school after he earned his purple belt in only a year and a half, a task that takes on average five years. continue reading »
The video below highlights programs offered by JCC Klein in Bustleton that help the Northeast’s Russian-speaking population adjust to living in Philadelphia. continue reading »
Photo by Shaun Gallagher
The city of Philadelphia is filled with noises. From horns, screeching tires and even the occasional obscenity, it is hard to find serenity within city limits.
However, half an hour north of Center City lies Fox Chase Farm, the only working farm within city limits. The area where Fox Chase Farm stands has been around since William Penn sold the land to Lord William Stanley of London in 1683.
Today Fox Chase Farm is more of an educational farm than what a standard farm is considered. They have events throughout the year to help promote education on varying agricultural concepts.
This is a short preview of what will be a longer feature on Fox Chase Farm, brought to you by NEast Philly and Philadelphia Neighborhoods. You can read the rest here, and stay tuned for our full feature.