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Philadelphia Announces 99th Mayor

2015-11-04T17:12:02-05:00November 4th, 2015|

James F. Kenney, a former councilman and son of a South Philadelphia firefighter who promised to implement a regimen of progressive municipal policies, has been elected the city’s 99th mayor. Kenney, a Democrat, trounced his nominal Republican opposition, businesswoman Melissa Murray Bailey, after drawing widespread support from voters across the city. He had equally strong [...]

Celebrate the Opening of the Manayunk Bridge Trail

2015-10-29T16:09:25-04:00October 29th, 2015|

The opening of the long awaited Manayunk Bridge Trail — which was once a SEPTA bridge, originally built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1902 — will take place on Friday, October 30. The multi-county improvement project will connect Philadelphia to Montgomery County via a bike/ped-only bridge over the Schuylkill River. To celebrate the opening, the [...]

Two New Target Stores Scheduled to Set Up Shop in Center City

2015-10-29T15:47:47-04:00October 29th, 2015|

Target is in the final planning stages for two new stores in the Center City section of Philadelphia. The two stores, one at 1900 Chestnut Street (about 23,000 sq. ft.) and the other at 1112 Chestnut (about 22,000 sq. ft.), are expected to be a smaller footprint than a typical Target store. The merchandise assortment [...]

New Beer Bar is Raising the Bar in Gastropub Fare

2015-10-29T15:15:35-04:00October 29th, 2015|

The operators of McFadden's Ball Park and Tavern on Broad are proud to offer their latest venture on the Philadelphia bar and restaurant scene, which just opened its doors on Wednesday, October 28 in the mezzanine of the Academy House at 1420 Locust Street — Tap and Kitchen. Stepping out of their traditional sports bar [...]

Bill Nye The Science Guy Coming to the Franklin Institute

2015-10-11T23:13:20-04:00October 11th, 2015|

Scientist, engineer, comedian, inventor, and New York Times bestselling author Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will debut his new book, “Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World,” during an interview with WHYY host Maiken Scott at the Franklin Institute on Monday, November 9. Tickets for the event in the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial at the [...]

Halloween Hayday Coming to Glen Foerd

2015-10-11T23:02:31-04:00October 11th, 2015|

On Saturday, October 17 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Three Monkeys Café and Glen Foerd on the Delaware will be partnering to bring a day of family fun to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Guests will start out at Three Monkeys Café, where they can paint pumpkins, enjoy a glass of apple cider and climb aboard [...]

Scary Fun-Run Through Philly

2015-10-11T23:20:44-04:00October 11th, 2015|

Philly runners beware, the second-annual #Run4UrLife 3K Fun Run isset to take place in the historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Thursday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m. This spooktacular event will include scary ghouls and goblins behind every grave and crypt as runners make their way through the cemetery course. All proceeds from #Run4UrLife will benefit MANNA, which prepares and delivers [...]

Thousands of Shells to be on Display at the Academy of Natural Sciences

2015-10-11T22:30:05-04:00October 11th, 2015|

Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18  from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Academy of Natural Sciences. The largest show of its kind in the Northeast, the annual shell show features competitive displays by collectors [...]

After 34-Years We Say Goodbye to Philadelphia City Paper

2015-10-08T14:17:01-04:00October 8th, 2015|

The Philadelphia City Paper, founded by Bruce Schimmel, will print its last issue next week. Check out the goodbye article by the alternative paper’s Editor-in-Chief Lillian Swanson. Our loss and Philly's, too The typewriter you saw on the cover was used at the beginning of City Paper's life, in November 1981, as Bruce Schimmel produced the first [...]

Fall Farmers’ Markets in Philly

2015-10-08T13:51:12-04:00October 8th, 2015|

Fall is the perfect time to visit local farmers’ markets. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, and there are delicious fruits and vegetables in season. And the best part about farmers’ markets is that you get to support locals in your community! Here are some Philly farmers’ markets to check out this fall: [...]