Recent Profiles

From Street Gang To War Hero, Bennie Swans Builds Community

By Angela Nicholas | July 19, 2019

A country boy from Buffalo, New York, who was thrust into the Philadelphia city streets filled with gangs, Bennie Swans turned his life around at an early age and focused […]

Brown Bradley’s Musical Talent Provides Cultural Enrichment To The Community

By Angela Nicholas | July 11, 2019

There are many ways that one individual can contribute to the enrichment of the community. In Brown Bradley’s case, it has been through his tremendous musical abilities and his passion […]

Lifting Up The Needy And Downtrodden Is John Bonsignor’s Best Reward For Life’s Work

By Angela Nicholas | July 5, 2019

John E. Bonsignor was born March 25, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, and he grew up in a family with four brothers. While waiting on an entry letter for college, […]

Retired Veteran Chris Aranda Has A Heart For Helping Vets On And Off The Job

By Angela Nicholas | June 20, 2019

Christopher (Chris) Aranda knows all too well the post military needs of a combat veteran. Having served in Iraq for a year just before his retirement in 2004, he has […]

Ray Funnye Is Passionate About Helping Local Youth

By Angela Nicholas | June 13, 2019

Growing up in Plantersville, South Carolina, with seven brothers and sisters, Ray Funnye realized the importance of family and community. Although he left his rural hometown to pursue a civil […]

Kimberly Smith’s Love For Animals Takes Pet Adoption To A New Level

By Angela Nicholas | June 6, 2019

Kimberly Smith has a heart for animals and she is making a dent in the statistics that sadly show some 110,000 dogs a day die in shelters across the nation […]