Maria Ferzola-Lipiros: Entrepreneur, Teacher, and Inspiration

  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!   When Maria Ferzola-Lipiros can't find a solution, she creates one.  After working as a school teacher in Philadelphia, Maria Ferzola-Lipiros saw a huge need for high-quality one-on-one classroom [...]

Satisfying Big Appetites on the Day of the Big Game

Super Bowl Sunday falls within the top 5 of the most gluttonous holidays in the country. On February 5th, even the most novice of football viewers will be tuning in, even if only to see the latest blockbuster commercials. If house parties are not your particular style, Philadelphia offers numerous establishments with all the food [...]

Philly Band CRUISR gets the crowd on its feet at The Fillmore

CRUISR is an indie pop band that started almost five years ago in the Philadelphia apartment of Andy States. What began as a side project with his friend from Bucks County, Jon Van Dine, turned into a variety of two to three song EPs released in the past three years: All Over, Go For It, [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events: January 27-29

It looks like the sun might join us this weekend so why not celebrate by heading out for some fun!? It's the Chinese New Year, the Auto Show is in town and you can still enjoy restaurant week on Sunday! Philadelphia Auto Show January 28-February 5 - Pennsylvania Convention Center The Philly Auto Show rolls [...]

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. [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events: January 20-22

Though the weather has been relatively mild so far this winter, everyone needs a coat.  Whether your coat comes from a little too much food or a little too much beer, this weekend has you covered!  Enjoy the start to restaurant week throughout the city! Bon Appetite! Ambler Restaurant Week January 16-23 - Ambler, PA [...]

“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, [...]

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!