Stephanie Farr covers Philly Culture for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She writes about the people, places, things, and ideas that make Philly and its suburbs weird, wild, and wonderfully unique.

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From renting out Laundromats to giving away refrigerators, he’s making a difference in the lives of Black Philly moms | We The People

With just his unemployment checks and community donations, Adam McNeil helps support Black Philly moms.

Gritty returns to Flyers games Wednesday with a ‘dramatic’ entrance and his own ‘stage’

“I will be taking it from my standard 12.75/10 to 13.5,” Gritty said.

A Gritty-themed embroidery class — with orange wine — is sold out, but there’s another on the way

“In true Gritty spirit, the limit on orange wine while embroidering does not exist."

This Philly pro pogoer’s stick has taken him around the world, from China to the Seychelles

Nic Patino is a member of Xpogo, the premier stunt pogo team behind Pogopalooza.

From Four Seasons Total Landscaping to Ya Fav Trashman, here are 10 good things that happened in Philly this year

From a press conference heard round the world to a city sanitation worker who touched our hearts, here are 10 good things that happened in Philly this year.

Gritty creates petition to attend Flyers games, more than 12,000 sign, NHL relents

Gritty's petition to allow mascots at NHL games next season has more than 12,000 backers.

Wawa opens its first drive-thru: Shortis and coffee on the go

Wawa has one other drive-thru opening planned for January and is looking at five to 10 more next year.

The lawn displays at her Delco biz are so legendary she’s gone to court for them | We The People

For 10 years, Susan Triggiani has erected fantastical and sometimes perplexing year-round displays on the front lawn of her business in Springfield.

From Philly to Germany, thousands participated in the virtual Fraud Street Run, inspired by the Four Seasons Total Landscaping news conference

In the spirit of the race, many runners ran less than 11 miles, but called reports of them doing otherwise "fake news." The event raised more than $50,000 for charity.