Local Authors Pen ‘Pretty Little World’–a Modern Twist on Communal Living in the City of Brotherly Love

2017-02-22T14:04:14+00:00 February 18th, 2017|

In Pretty Little World, authors and real-life friends and former Philadelphia neighbors, Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino present a snapshot of three modern families with a sentimental yearning for community. The three families can't imagine life without one another--until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea [...]

Presidential Park: 5 Reasons to Visit Independence National Historic Park in Old City

2017-02-18T23:26:12+00:00 February 18th, 2017|

  In honor of President's Day, what better day to visit Independence National Park? This stately national park, which honors of the service of our presidents and honors the independence of America, is free and does not require tickets this month. Read on to find out five reasons to check out this historic site in [...]

Single in the City: How to Be Who You Are, Not What He Wants

2017-02-14T21:04:10+00:00 February 14th, 2017|

  Single in the City is a reoccurring column on Philly Happening that will appear on Wednesdays. It chronicles a single thirty-something, new to the Philadelphia, searching for friendship, love, and her place in this vibrant city.   Single in the City takes on a bit of a different model this week. Instead of my [...]

13 Facts About Friday the 13th

2017-01-08T18:49:23+00:00 January 8th, 2017|

  1.) The fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: "triskaidekaphobia"; and on analogy to this the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning "Friday"), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning "thirteen"). 2.) According to the Stress Management and Phobia Institute in Asheville, N.C., an estimated [...]

Single in the City: The Year in Review

2017-01-08T18:10:16+00:00 January 8th, 2017|

    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 [...]

‘Steeped’ in Tradition: Three Great Places to Have Tea in Philadelphia

2017-01-08T17:33:33+00:00 January 8th, 2017|

  What's better on a cold, snowy afternoon than a steaming hot cup of tea? The tradition of having a cup of tea is steeped in tradition and the drink itself originated thousands of years ago, likely in southwest China during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink. In recent years, fans of the hit [...]

For the Glory of Old State: This Weekend’s Penn State 5k Supports Local College Students

2016-10-26T08:46:18+00:00 October 25th, 2016|

Bianca Portillo-Maldonado of northeast Philadelphia is a Penn State Philadelphia Chapter scholarship winner. Bianca Portillo-Maldonado, the daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, was born and raised in northeast Philadelphia. She is a junior at Penn State University, studying broadcast journalism and digital media. She is a scholarship recipient of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. This [...]

Ms. Veteran America Contest Recap: ‘An Experience of a Lifetime’

2016-10-25T12:25:37+00:00 October 25th, 2016|

Erica Webster (Walsh) of Philadelphia may not have won this year's Ms. Veteran America crown, but she had the experience of a lifetime. Webster, an Army veteran and former Guantanamo Bay guard, was one of 25 finalists who competed in Washington on October 9. Webster raised $13,411 for Final Salute Inc., a Virginia-based nonprofit that [...]

Meet your 2016 Movers & Shakers: Kory Aversa

2016-10-24T12:55:43+00:00 October 24th, 2016|

Philly Happening is proud to announce the inaugural list of  top 10 Philadelphia Movers & Shakers of 2016! Philadelphia's Movers &  Shakers were nominated by readers and selected by Philly Happening and its Publishers at Happenings Media. Over the course of the month, we will be shining a spotlight on each one of the amazing people who made the list. [...]

Meet Your 2016 Philadelphia Movers & Shakers: Antoine Johnson

2016-10-11T18:45:22+00:00 October 11th, 2016|

Philly Happening is proud to announce the inaugural list of  top 10 Philadelphia Movers & Shakers of 2016! Philadelphia's Movers &  Shakers were nominated by readers and selected by Philly Happening and its Publishers at Happenings Media. Over the course of the month, we will be shining a spotlight on each one of the amazing people who made the list.  [...]