The Man Behind the Mask: 10 Facts about Philadelphia’s Olympic Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson

2016-08-12T08:55:44+00:00August 12th, 2016|

Miles Chamley-Watson will compete today (Friday, August 12) at the Rio Olympics in the Men's Team Foil. The 2013 World Individual Foil Champion was born in London, but has lived in Philadelphia since age 9. Read on to find out more interesting facts about our very own local swashbuckling Olympian! 1.)  Chamley-Watson attended Penn State [...]

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

2016-08-05T11:19:43+00:00August 5th, 2016|

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

2016-07-18T07:58:55+00:00July 18th, 2016|

     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

2016-06-15T10:19:31+00:00June 15th, 2016|

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

2017-05-06T21:23:32+00:00April 28th, 2016|

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

2016-03-25T06:41:27+00:00March 25th, 2016|

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

2016-03-23T06:37:08+00:00March 23rd, 2016|

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

2016-02-09T08:51:25+00:00February 7th, 2016|

  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

2016-02-01T21:31:21+00:00February 1st, 2016|

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 [...]