Philadelphia Roundup — Stories on a New Restaurant, Bats, Fashion and More


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The Philadelphia Roundup summarizes some of the various stories across the city.

Philadelphia isn’t without its share of interesting stories about various people, establishments, and happenings across all parts of the city.

Here are some of pertinent stories that are taking place within the city.

New Philly Restaurant Strives Environmental Stewardship

When Wyatt Piazza and his wife, Elizabeth Drake, opened Kiddo in Washington Square West, it was important to make seasonal and local vegetables the backbone of its menu, writes Michael Klein for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Piazza aims to be a steward of the environment and make menu choices based on what’s popular.

Learn more about the story of Kiddo at The Philadelphia Inquirer

Local Social Worker is the Citizen of the Week

Nicole Bixler has helped thousands of people struggling with substance abuse disorder over the last six years, writes Rachel Wisniewski for The Philadelphia Citizen.

She is the co-founder of Operation In My Backyard, a harm reduction group in Port Richmond.

Bixler has turned her life around after having her own struggles with substance abuse disorder and strives to help others.

Learn more about what makes Nicole Bixler the Citizen of the Week in The Philadelphia Citizen

How Bats Are Positively Impacting FDR Park

Michael Atkins, who works in communications for a local nonprofit and is a bat enthusiast, believes bats are conducive to strong ecosystems, writes Zane Irwin for Billy Penn at WHYY.

Bats are one of the planet’s most prevalent and diverse mammals and are among the more neighborly ones to humans in South Philadelphia and beyond.

Learn more about what makes bats such interesting creatures in Billy Penn at WHYY.

Temple University Ranks the Second-Most Fashionable College in the U.S.

Fashion can mean much more than simply the clothes on your back; in can also boost confidence in some, writes Styleseat in a recent blog.

The blog ranked the most fashionable campuses across the country, by using recent Instagram posts geotagged at each school and ranks Temple University second overall.

Read more about the nation’s most fashionable universities in StyleSeat.

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