Walk/Run with the American Red Cross at the Philadelphia Zoo

The Red Cross Walk & Run to Save Lives is a 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk taking place inside the Philadelphia Zoo on September 13 at 8:00 a.m. As one of the fundraisers for the Red Cross, the Walk & Run supports programs and services to help you, your family, and your neighbors prevent, prepare for [...]

Adopt a Duck and Save a Pet’s Life

Almost 28,000 pets come through the doors of the Animal Care and Control Team’s (ACCT) Philly offices every single year. That’s a lot of pets to care and find homes for, but your entry into the Duck Dash can help them save these pets lives. The Duck Dash, which will take place on August 22 [...]

Celebrate Local Seafood Week

This week, August 17 through August 22, Philadelphia’s Oyster House is teaming up with Fair Food to celebrate Local Seafood Week. You’re probably wondering what’s so special about Local Seafood Week. It’s simple – you get to eat lots of local seafood and at a good price! The Oyster House will be offering shellfish and clams [...]

Grab Your Four-Legged Friends for Doggy Pool “Pawty” in Philly

Grab your four-legged friends and make a splash at New Leash on Life USA’s Doggy Pool “Pawty” on Saturday, August 8 at the Philadelphia Pet Hotel and Villas. The event, which is raising money for New Leash on Life USA's life-changing work to help give rescued shelter dogs and prison inmates a second chance, gives [...]

Help ‘Clear the Shelters’ by Giving a Pet a Loving Home

On Saturday, August 15 dozens of shelters throughout the region are teaming up to help find animals permanent loving homes in support of an initiative known as Clear the Shelters Day. Nearly 30 area animal shelters will take part in the initiative by waiving adoption fees. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to help [...]

Help Patients and their Families Find Lodging this Fall

There is great excitement about Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia in September. In fact, the city estimates that 1.5 million people will be coming to town for the once in a lifetime event and all hotels within a 100 mile radius are already fully booked. As a result of this, many families that are in [...]

Chow Down at the Garces Summer Barbecue

On Sunday, June 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Chef Jose Garces will be hosting a barbecue lunch at Luna Farm in Ottsville, Bucks County. Guests will get to chow down on finger-licking barbecue and take part in a number of other fun activities, including: a 30-minute Luna Farm tours; Tito’s Handmade Vodka infusion workshops, [...]

Celebrate National Running Day

National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Since 2009, the country's foremost running organizations have worked together to celebrate our sport with thousands of participants on the first Wednesday of June. We encourage runners to join in by planning a [...]

Street Food Cook-Off in Philly

The Vendy Awards – an intense annual street food cook-off that, since 2005, has determined the best street chef in New York City, and in 2011 expanded to Philly – will take place here in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday, June 13 on top of the JFK Bridge (along JFK Boulevard, from Schuykill [...]

1999 Best New Chefs Reunite for One-Night Dinner

Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef” award, each year acknowledging some of the most promising up-and-coming talent in the business, has a tendency to predict major players in the food world. Case in point? The 1999 Best New Chefs class includes Marc Vetri, Paul Kahan, Suzanne Goin, John Besh, and more. And all of them will [...]