Ten Reasons to Love Summers in Philadelphia

It's summertime and the livin' is easy. We love Philadelphia all year round, but there is something special about summer in the city: pop-up beer gardens, special events, outdoor meals, and unforgettable summer sunsets. Read on to find out 10 reasons to love summers in Philadelphia.   1.) Pop-up Beer Gardens: This summer, one of our [...]

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 [...]

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 Inside Scoop: Top 7 Ice Cream Parlors in Philly

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! It's summertime and ice cream is on the mind. Philly may be known for cheesesteaks and water ice, but its ice cream selection is nothing to scoff at. From Chestnut Hill, to Fishtown, to Old City, Philly has plenty of top-rated cream places to check out this summer. Read [...]

The Accidental Entrepreneur: Jennifer Sherlock, Media Maven

  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! From news reporter to public relations expert and networking extraordinaire, Jennifer Sherlock continues to push Philadelphia communications to new heights Never in "a million years" did Jennifer Sherlock think [...]

Grit and Style: Dana Spain, an Original Philly ‘Power Woman’

  The Philly Happening Women Series is a reoccurring feature that will highlight inspirational female personalities, entrepreneurs, and women making a difference in the City of Brotherly Love! From Philadelphia Style, to PAWS, to McSpain Properties, Dana Spain Continues to lead Philadelphia in new directions Dana Spain is a true power woman. The Philly native has made [...]

Five Reasons Philly Improv Theater’s DÜOFEST is a Must-See!

The only improv comedy festival in the world devoted to comic duos starts today, Wednesday, June 1, at Philly Improv Theater. DÜOFEST features 32 acts from all over North America. It runs through Saturday, June 4 at Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom Street. Tickets to individual shows, or an all-access pass, are available at http://duofest.com/2016/. Philly Improv Theatre's Improv Producer, [...]

‘Lip-Smacking’ Good: Local SMACKAROONS are a New Twist on an Old Favorite

On today's National Macaroon Day, take a moment to indulge in the Italian dessert that dates back to a 9th-century Italian monastery. The delectable Italian biscuit-like cookie is traditionally made with ground almonds, coconut, or nuts. The  cookie  can have a chocolate coating or flavorings of vanilla, honey, or glace cherries. Philadelphia-resident Claudia Baudo, who hails from a large Italian [...]

‘I’d Like to Buy a Vowel’: Manayunk Resident Featured on Wheel of Fortune’s ‘Philadelphia Week’

Manayunk-resident Emily Johnson makes her TV debut on Friday. Johnson, the assistant dean of students at Moore College of Art and Design, will be featured on the last episode of Wheel of Fortune’s “Philadelphia Week,” part of its “Great American Cities” campaign. Wheel of Fortune recruited 15 locals to compete on the show throughout the [...]