Amber Wanner: CEO and Matchmaker Extraordinaire

The Philly Happening Women Series is a reoccurring feature that highlights inspirational female personalities, entrepreneurs, and women making a difference in the City of Brotherly Love! Amber Wanner had a knack for finding people jobs, so why not find them love, too?    Amber Wanner worked at a tech recruiting company while earning her B.S. [...]

“A Franklin for All Seasons and All Reasons”: Robling Portrays Founding Father with Intelligence and Passion

"When I talk to students—I emphasize that as soon as is possible for you, work at something you love. Many of us spend a lot of years not doing that. Eventually I was able to make a living doing what I love doing. It really makes a difference."~ Bill Robling, historic interpreter of Benjamin Franklin, [...]

4 Reasons to Love Restaurant Week

Restaurant week in Philadelphia happens twice a year, and thank goodness for that!  Philly is filled with amazing chefs, BYOB's galore, and of course food lovers so we all look forward to restaurant week which runs January 22-27 and January 29-February 3.   You can visit any participating restaurant for a 3-course dinner for $35 [...]

The Meaning of Michelle: Book Signing for Essay Collection About the First Lady

Book signing for Michelle Obama Essay Collection Tues. Jan. 17 at Free Library of Philadelphia   Michelle Obama is not only the first African American First Lady, she has challenged American traditional notions about what it means to be beautiful. Obama has set new standards for what it means to be strong, fashion-conscious, healthy, a caretaker [...]

Single in the City: The Year in Review

    It's hard to believe that I started the Single in the City column one year ago. Single in the city, which is a reoccuring column in Philly Happening that appears on Wednesdays, chronicles me, a single thirty-something, new to Philadelphia, searching for friendship, love, and my place in this vibrant city. So much [...]

2017 New Year’s Day: Photo Recap

This New Year's Day was celebrated in Philly the way it always is, with family, friends, fun, and of course, Mummers!!  Here is a photo recap of some behind the scenes action at the Fancy Brigade show! Congratulations to this year's Fancy Brigade winner the South Philly Vikings!  

Single in the City: Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017–Relections and Projections on Love

Single in the City is a reoccurring column on Philly Happening that will appear on Wednesdays. It chronicles a single thirty-something, new to the Philadelphia, searching for friendship, love, and her place in this vibrant city.    Blossom, Leap, and Leave Your Pantyhose Out to Dry It’s been almost one year since Single in the [...]

2017 Mummer’s Day Parade

The Uptown String Band performing "Stop, Drop and Drum Roll" during the 2016 New Year's Day Parade Watch out if you’re walking around Philadelphia the first few days of January because you may run into sequins, glitter, feathers, and a number of other things left behind by some of the city’s most animated [...]

Found is a ‘Find’: Top 5 Reasons to see Found, a New Musical Comedy at Philadelphia Theatre Company

    They say that no one writes letters anymore, but Davy knows that’s not true. FOUND, a new musical comedy by Philadelphia Theatre Company, centers around main character, Davy, who becomes obsessed with collecting and sharing the surprising, hilarious, and irrelevant notes and letters that surround us every day, everywhere we go, after he [...]