Look! Up on your screen! It’s...Teacher Superhero!

Students at a school in Bolivia are excited to see who will appear each day.

This door-to-door pandemic troubadour delivers joy and connection to audiences starved for community

West Philly's Dot Levine is a singular performer, creating a pandemic-perfect reboot of the singing telegram.

This door-to-door pandemic troubadour delivers joy and connection to audiences starved for community

West Philly's Dot Levine is a singular performer, creating a pandemic-perfect reboot of the singing telegram.

Penn grad is an all-American pole vaulter — and a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer

He signed on with 1Day Sooner, a new online organization that solicits volunteers to test potential vaccines by being directly exposed to COVID-19 in research studies.

Penn grad is an all-American pole vaulter — and a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer

He signed on with 1Day Sooner, a new online organization that solicits volunteers to test potential vaccines by being directly exposed to COVID-19 in research studies.

Famous River Hot Dog Man keeps tubers afloat and well-fed on the Delaware

Greg "The Famous River Hot Dog Man" Crance serves hot dogs and river tubing to tens of thousands of customers each summer on the Delaware River.

Famous River Hot Dog Man keeps tubers afloat and well-fed on the Delaware

Greg "The Famous River Hot Dog Man" Crance serves hot dogs and river tubing to tens of thousands of customers each summer on the Delaware River.
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He used to haul garbage between college classes. Now he’s on his way to Harvard Law.

Rehan Staton had a difficult upbringing but put himself through the University of Maryland while working as a sanitation employee.

Philly high school students get to be part of a famous art movement

In a workshop led by the Studio K.O.S. collective, high school students "jammed" through selections of Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," building on his words to create art. It's a technique seen in museums around the world.

Once a rescue dog, this pit bull mix is now officially a police officer at the Delco station where she lives

“She had a snaggletooth and an underbite, and I said, ‘That’s the girl for us!‘ ”

Strangers send Skippack man thousands of cards and letters while he awaits a double-organ transplant

“We tried to keep track of what states we’d heard from, and it got hard to manage. We got cards from Alaska and Utah. We don’t know people in Alaska and Utah.”

This Fox Chase cancer researcher creates comics to explain science to nonscientists

“If you were to Google ‘scientists,' everyone you would get would look more like Albert Einstein, but so many more people do science,” she said. “Literally anyone can be a scientist. You need to apply yourself, and you need to work hard. We’re not all geniuses.”

Downingtown’s Petals Please recycles wedding and funeral flowers into free bouquets for lonely seniors

“Petals Please brings so much happiness to us old folks living alone,” senior citizen May Hiltebeitel said. “In fact, the only next best thing is your grandchildren coming to visit.”

An artist from Tacony drew a Philly block party for August’s back cover of Highlights magazine

Chuck Dillon's Highlights illustration is based on a real block in Northeast Philly. Find the hidden "Tacony." The artist, a Father Judge alum, always tries to hide a "Tacony."

‘Saints and heroes’ help feed children in need among Montgomery County’s well-to-do

Summer is the hungriest season of the year for children because schools are closed and lunches aren’t available.

A pop-up drive-in movie theater is coming to Montgomery County

The pop-up cinema, opening Friday with "The Goonies," will use the Fairgrounds, the paved area outside the convention center where Cirque du Soleil performed last summer.

Virtual camp helps girls, trans, and nonbinary youth learn to be rock stars

She Rock She Rock was founded in 2007 and is taking a virtual approach this year.

Hundreds of horn players rally at the Art Museum steps in Philly’s clarion call for justice

Early this month, trombonist Jeff Bradshaw's brought together 100 horn players for a demonstration of musicianship and solidarity. On June 27, they gathered at the Art Museum again.

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