University of Pennsylvania Tops List of PA’s Best

With years of state budget cuts to higher education adversely affecting the cost and quality of schools and research showing that public institutions can outperform private colleges in terms of graduates’ career outcomes, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2018’s Best College & University Rankings, along with separate rankings for colleges and universities. To help college-bound seniors choose the [...]

Philly Ranked Top Destination for Winter Travel by WalletHub

Ahead of a colder, wetter and snowier winter season, according to the latest forecast from the Old Farmers’ Almanac, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2017’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations report to supplement its money-saving selection of the Best Travel Credit Cards. Focusing on cost and convenience rather than scenic beauty, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 60 [...]

Strength and Service: Philadelphia’s Erica Webster Competes in Ms. Veteran America Pageant on Sunday

Erica Webster (left) and Charlynda Scales, contestants of the Ms. Veteran America Pageant, appeared on Good Morning Washington on Sept. 26. Grit and Glamour: Several months ago, Erica (Walsh) Webster spoke with Philly Happening about her participation in the Ms. Veteran American Pageant. Webster is a native of Roxborough and currently lives in Lafayette Hill. [...]

Hee Haw: Getting a Kick Out of the DNC Donkeys Around Town

Ami Patel Hopkins of Philadelphia located all the DNC Donkeys Around Town with her husband, Anthony Hopkins and friends. Patel Hopkins (above), a native of Maryland, shows affection toward her home state's donkey on top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps.   Ami Patel Hopkins has gotten a real kick out of donkey hunting. [...]

The ‘Wheel’ Deal: Manayunk Woman WINS Wheel of Fortune!

When it comes to Wheel of Fortune, Emily Johnson is the 'wheel' deal. The Manayunk resident, who is the assistant dean of students at Moore College of Art and Design, won her episode of Wheel of Fortune, which aired on Friday, May 20, during WOF's "Philadelphia Week." Johnson, a lifelong fan of the show, won [...]

Tap Into Technology: Philly Tech Week Preview

Philly Tech Week 2016, presented by Comcast, hits center city on Friday, April 29, and runs through Saturday, May 7.  The week-long event is Technical.ly Philly's sixth annual celebration of technology and innovation. Last year, more than 25,000 people attended more than 150 tech-week events. Philly Tech week is organized into six different tracks: Creative, [...]

Adele and AC/DC Coming to Philly

Many were envying Philly residents this morning when two best-selling musical acts, AC/DC and Adele, announced that they will be performing at the city's Wells Fargo Center in 2016. Australian heavy metal pioneers AC/DC — who in its 40-year career has sold nearly 120 million albums in the United States alone — will perform at 8:00 p.m. [...]

Road Closures Expected this Weekend Due to Marathon

This weekend, November 20 through 22, thousands will be participating in the 22nd annual GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon. Those not participating should be mindful that there will be a number of streets closed throughout the city due to the event. Some of the areas that will be impacted include: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Friday, November 20 [...]

Parking in Philly During the Holidays

It’s the holiday season and you want to go shopping downtown, but don’t want to deal with trying to find a parking spot. Believe me we know how you feel. To help make this holiday season a little easier for you, we’ve put together a list of parking deals in Center City. On-Street Parking On [...]