Yoga On The Pier Returns To Philadelphia On April 28

yoga philadelphiaAs from April 28, yogis will enjoy both morning and evening free yoga classes at the Race Steel Pier, Philadelphia. The free yoga sessions are sponsored by Delaware River Waterfront, and will see the yogis enjoy close to 300 free classes. In the morning, the sessions will begin at 7:00 am during the weekdays, and on weekends, the free classes will start at 9:30 am. Evening classes will begin at 6:00 pm from Monday to Thursday.

During the holidays, for example, the Memorial Day, Columbus Day, and Labor Day, the schedule will be like the one for the weekends—the sessions will begin at 9:30 am. Moreover, Twilight Yoga sessions on the Pier will happen from 8:30 pm as per the listed dates: April 30, May 29, June 28, July 27, August 26, September 25, and October 24.

In case you are not conversant with Yoga on the Pier, it’s a famous yoga series, offered free at the Race Street Pier. The free classes are usually offered during the warmer months, and this April is an interesting time for the yogis. Under the sponsorship of Delaware River Waterfront, the series has been an enormous boost to yogis in America.

At the Pier, you are allowed to bring as many friends as you want since the sessions are free of charge. You can also tag a well-behaved pet along and have it enjoy yoga. In short, the Pier is a place for everyone who is anticipating a great adventure. The sessions are offered by some of the best instructors there is in the yoga world.

Let’s talk about Race Street Park for a minute. The park’s location is strategic as it provides a panoramic view and access to the famous Ben Franklin Bridge. On the bridge, you are able to view great wildlife splashes and marvelous boat rides. Basically, the Pier is an incredible picnic site, and the fact that free yoga sessions will be offered there from April 28 means that there is double fun.

For everyone coming to the Pier in Philadelphia, it’s important to carry a water bottle and yoga mat for a memorable yoga experience.

Huge Supermarkets Coming to Philadelphia

supermarket philadelphiaThree new Giant supermarkets are heading to the City of Brotherly Love. In fact, the new venues will be based in Montgomery County and Bucks County. The expansion is part of a $70 million capital investment, which is slated to bring several new locations to Pennsylvania. In addition to traditional supermarket stores, the locations will also feature convenient gas stations for residents and tourists.

Giant Food — a popular grocery chain — was founded in Pennsylvania 95 years ago. The establishment announced Wednesday that it would be adding four new stores and five fueling stations across the state. They will also remodel their existing locations, including the West Chester supermarket on Downingtown Pike.

The new Giant store will replace the existing venue at 1055 Bustleton Pike later this summer. The new venue will be located at 176 W. Street Road in Feasterville- Trevose. Similarly, the expansion markets are not far from Philadelphia — making them the perfect stores for area residents and travelers alike.

There will also be a new location at 1661 Easton Road. This Giant Food store will replace the existing venue at 2395 York Road by the summer of 2019. Broomall will also get a new store on West Chester Pike and I-476 by the end of 2019. This venue will replace the current location at 2910 Springfield Road.

Giant Food will even add a self-serve gas station at their location in Horsham. The company is committed to increasing its presence in the Greater Stroudsburg and Walnutport area. Similarly, they remain committed to excellence in serving the families within these communities. Giant Food president Nicholas Bertram also stated that they want to position the company for long-term growth. This means adding new locations, along with remodeling and renovating existing ones to reflect the current trends and developments.

Giant Food’s expansion will usher in over 300 new jobs to the Philly suburbs. This is one of the main reasons the company is adding new stores across the state. In fact, they want to increase customer patronage by giving them the finest foods at the best prices. However, the grocery chain also wants to remain competitively viable — especially with the resurgence of smaller grocery stores and marts in the area.

For more information on the new stores heading to Philly, simply contact Giant Foods at their website or social media page. Similarly, job seekers can also contact the company for employment opportunities and available positions.

Bringing A Bat To A Gunfight: Pennsylvania School District Arms Teachers With Baseball Bats

school philadelphiaIn a bold move that has irked many parents, the Pennsylvania School District has issued wooden bats to teachers in an apparent attempt to show solidarity with victims of the recent Pennsylvania shooting. In one breath, it’s a strong reminder to would-be shooters that people haven’t forgotten. In another, it’s symbolic of the fighting stance that the district council has taken against national gun laws. Because when all is said and done, it’s time to rethink amending the 2nd Amendment.

The 16″ wooden bats were explained by Superintendent William Hall, who emphasized the fact that the primary reasoning behind the baseball bats was to arm teachers with consistent protection without the rather extreme necessity of allowing them to carry guns. Aptly described as a ‘consistent tool’ of protection against an attacker, it is fair to say that there’s still a degree of moderation in the District Council’s exercise of its powers.

Just recently -on the 3rd of April- Superintendent William Hall reiterated the Council’s moderate policy by stressing a run first, fight and then hide response protocol.

Sounds more like bringing a knife to a gunfight, wouldn’t you think?

Most people are of the view that these moves aren’t addressing the real problem of gun access. People would prefer that the problem be nipped in the bud by the enforcement of tighter security measures to ensure that guns don’t make it through the doors of schools in the first place. However, in their defense this is just one of a long list of changes that are set to be implemented in the coming months ahead. Also included is a disaster response protocol ‘Stop The Bleed’ which is equipping classrooms with Emergency Aid kits, as well as giving teachers and students the necessary First Aid training to improve preparedness.

The district is located just outside of Erie.

Then there’s also the question of the involvement of the District police. Where do they stand in all this? It should come as a relief that the local police department has been given unlimited access to security cameras. This just doesn’t act as an additional deterrent, but it also leads to the successful prosecution of criminals.

At the moment, the Superintendent William Hall led Council has been in constant liaison with other Councils, and it appears everyone has their guns drawn. Well, may not be guns, but since March, the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County has had buckets of rocks on standby just in case 🙂

12 Year Old With Loaded AR-15 Rifle Arrested In Philadelphia

A Northeast Philadelphia 12-year old boy was arrested for brandishing a semiautomatic assault rifle. Reportedly, the boy wielded the gun during a dispute with a neighbor. A second weapon was also retrieved from Michael Mitchell, the 19-year old brother, of the boy. It appears the gun had been purchased legally. Luckily, the incident did not result in violence but raised questions about how the boy got the AR-15 rifle.

According to Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum, Mitchell and his 12-year old brother walked across the street to their neighbor’s home and knocked on the door. It was about 6:30 in the evening on Saturday. Mitchell had a handgun that belonged to his mother when he knocked on his neighbor’s door to settle a dispute with a teen that lived at that address. After the father of the teen opened the door and asked why the two boys were there, Mitchell yelled for brother get his gun. The 12-year-old, who is not being identified, ran home and returned with an assault rifle and pointed it at his neighbors. Police say, the gun was loaded with about 20 rounds of ammunition. The handgun had four rounds.

Officer Krzysztof Wrzesinski of the Philadelphia 15th District was on patrol nearby. The two brothers put both weapons in a car that was parked on the street and complied with Wrzesinki who took both boys into custody and secured both weapons. Mitchell refused to answer questions about why he had the gun but does not have a prior criminal record, which would have prevented kept him being able to purchase the rifle.

The mother of the two boys is cooperating with police and is said to be furious with her sons. She told the police that her older son took her handgun from a locked safe without her permission. Mitchell was charged with gun offenses, making terroristic threats and with the corruption of a minor. His bail was set for at $55,000. The 12-year old was charged as a juvenile and faces similar charges.

Police tweeted a photo of officer Wrzesinski holding the weapons that quickly went viral.