Five Fun Facts about The Olympics Games–Including Philadelphia Connections!

The Olympics are here! The XXXI Olympiad officially begins tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the Opening Ceremony broadcast on NBC. To celebrate the start of the greatest show on the world's stage, here are Five Fun Facts about the history of the Olympic Games, including some new local connections. Stay tuned in the next [...]

‘It’s like your own personal amusement park ride’—Just a Man and His Cyr Wheel

     A little over two years ago, Eric Heitzman saw a video that he thought looked "so incredibly cool." The video was of someone using a Cyr Wheel, an acrobatic apparatus invented for the circus that consists of a large aluminium or steel with a diameter approximately 4-6 inches taller than the performer. The [...]

2016 Happening List Hall of Fame: CrossFit Novem

CrossFit Novem Novem BootCamp 1221 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 215-291-2968 CrossFit Novem & Novem Barbell (On-Ramp Sessions) 1732 Howard Street, Unit B Philadelphia, PA 19122 215-291-2968 Winner: CrossFit CrossFit brings together unique groups of people in pursuit of a common interest – lifelong fitness and well-being. No matter your size, age, or athletic ability, [...]

Five Things You Didn’t Know About This Weekend’s Broad Street Run

It's that time of year again! The Blue Cross Broad Street run will take place on Sunday, May 7. Read on to discover five things about this annual Philadelphia race:   1.) The Broad Street run is the largest 10-mile road race in the United States. 2.) The race was founded in 1980 by Jason Katz, with 1454 [...]

5 Things to do Easter Weekend in Philly

It's Easter weekend here in Philly, and as always, there's plenty to do. This holiday weekend, take advantage of spending time with your family and friends and appreciate all that's around you in this beautiful city. Here are 5 suggestions for what to do:   1.) Check out the 34th Memorial Murphy Cup Regatta: Support local schools Temple, [...]

Top 5 Reasons to Watch This Weekend’s NCAA Men’s Eastern Regional Final at The Wells Fargo Center

March Madness comes to the City of Brotherly Love this weekend as The Wells Fargo Center hosts the NCAA Men's Eastern Regional. The winners of Friday's games advance to Sunday's Eastern Regional Final. Sunday's winner will advance to the Final Four in Houston, Tx. on Saturday, April 2. This weekend's games mark the 28th time Philadelphia has [...]

Super Bowl 50’s Philadelphia Connections

  The Philadelphia Eagles may not be contending for the Super Bowl 50 title tonight, but the there are still a number of Philadelphia connections in tonight's game. As you watch the Carolina Panthers go head-to-head with the Denver Broncos this evening, take note of the Philadelphia and Eagles football ties for the following coaches and [...]

Where Philadelphia’s Panthers and Bronco Fans will be this Superbowl Sunday

If you’re a fan of America’s biggest sport, you obviously know that it’s Superbowl time in the NFL. Many Eagles fans in the city of brotherly love will have to wait until next year for their dreams of a Lombardi trophy, but there is still the biggest sporting event of the year to watch this [...]

Ice Ice Baby: 6 Area Ice Rinks to Get Your Skating Fix

  Ice skating is an inexpensive way to get fresh air, exercise, and socialization.     The holiday season is upon us. It's a perfect time to take a spin on a fresh sheet of ice and enjoy the fresh winter air. Philadelphia offers plenty of outdoor skating rinks--and some great indoor ones, too. So [...]