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South Philly’s ‘wizard of limoncello’ needed a purpose to live, and found it in the Italian spirit | We The People

“I didn’t want this liquor store or to sell limoncello. But I needed a purpose to stay alive.”

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In welding, a trade dominated by white men, she’s blazing a path forward

“I’m a Loch Ness right now,” she said of being a black woman in welding.

Paint ’em low! Paint ’em high! Pro-skateboarder-turned-artist paints The Linc outdoors. | We The People

“I got this warmth from people I did not expect,” said artist Damian Smith.

Amid bicyclists on the Schuylkill, Philly attorney rides a penny-farthing

This is not a man who follows the crowd, unless that crowd is from the 1920s.

Her dad was a Philly firefighter, and now she runs the city’s EMS

Crystal Yates grew up in Philly firehouses, but never saw women there.

Teen’s path to a top music school included the U.S. Open, Patti LaBelle, and a bold audition

She started singing Jill Scott songs when she was 18 months old. Now she’s headed to Berklee on a full scholarship.

She uses tarot cards to discuss mental health and 89,000+ people are paying attention

"I think there’s something about the element of tucking something into an unexpected place."

Philly jeweler made his own prosthetic thumb out of silver: It's 'shameless self-promotion'

“He’s got a reputation for being a bit of a character, which I’m sure he cultivates," his son said.

Forced into sobriety, this West Philly man took his boredom out on his Cadillac

“I said ‘To heck with that! I’m gonna put some pots and pans on here,'" Gilbert Hilton said.