The Spirit is going home to West/Southwest Philadelphia

The Spirit is going home to West/Southwest Philadelphia

Office: 721-725 MacDade Blvd. * Collingdale, PA 19023
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 464 * Glenolden, PA 19036
Phone: (610) 447-8484 — Fax: (610) 534-8107
A Publication of Spirit Media Group, Inc.


This is no trick, just a great treat! The award-winning community newspaper, The SPIRIT — that got its start covering West/Southwest Philadelphia (1979-1985) — is coming home and we can’t wait to meet you, see you and work with you!

Beginning November 18, 2020, The SPIRIT will be available every week from City Avenue to the airport and from the Schuykill River to Cobbs Creek Parkway. If you’d like home delivery, mail subscriptions are also available.

In your position, you know the positive impact that quality reporting of community people, activities and issues can have. As a community leader, you know positive news happens all the time, yet major media show up in communities for the crime and the controversial.

We’re different. We believe a good newspaper is a balanced reflection of the people it serves. There’s more positive and constructive news than negative – and none of it is fake! We support local leadership while upholding the highest journalistic standards that hold it accountable, when necessary.

See how we operate. Visit our website:

Our full-time staff, that includes reporters, is looking forward to telling YOUR stories and sharing YOUR information with your neighbors and beyond.

Here’s some background:

Publisher Paul A. Bennett, a West/Southwest native, started and operated The Philadelphia Spirit until taking over The Philadelphia Tribune in 1985. After decades of exposure in other high-profile media positions (KYW Newsradio, Channel 6 – Inside Story, several radio stations including WDAS AM-FM and WMGK-FM), he was asked to start a newspaper in Chester, Delaware County. In 2008, The SPIRIT was born and became such a hit, that it was asked by people in many of Delaware County’s 49 municipalities to serve them, too.

Today, The SPIRIT is the county’s trusted source for quality reporting and community access.

Many West/Southwest Philadelphians, over the years, have also asked us to come home. Now’s the time. Let us share your stories and information.

Contact us at: or call us at 610-447-8484. Contact us soon. November 18, 2020 is just around the corner.