Trains and Beer: 6 Reasons to Check out the New Viaduct Rail Park Pop-Up Beer Garden

2016-06-21T08:21:33-04:00June 21st, 2016|

An abandoned rail site merged with a green urban space has formed one of the hottest--and coolest-- pop-up beer gardens in the city. Located at the Viaduct Rail Park at 10th and Hamilton Streets, the Viaduct Rail Park pop-up beer garden draws inspiration from railroad cars, the cultural history of the rail line, and the beauty of [...]

2016 Happening List Hall of Fame: Kings Clean Master

2016-06-15T09:41:51-04:00June 15th, 2016|

Kings Clean Master Finalist: Carpet Cleaning Kings Clean Master is your local, home grown, family owned and operated company. They offer a wide assortment of residential and commercial services such as: Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning, Hardwood Surface Cleaning, Auto Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning, Fire Damage Cleanout and Restoration, Flood Damage Remediation, Evacuation and [...]

Kale Salad Using Fresh Local Philly Ingredients

2016-06-09T22:21:11-04:00June 9th, 2016|

There are so many great ways to get fresh, local fruits and veggies in Philadelphia.  From the many farms, CSAs, and farmers markets to even your own backyard garden.  Getting all your veggies in for the day would be very difficult is there wasn't such a thing as a salad.  A great way to get [...]

How to Make Recycled Wine Bottles into the Perfect Planter

2016-04-15T12:31:47-04:00April 15th, 2016|

April is National Garden Month and the change in the weather inspires lots of us to put our hands in the dirt this time of year.  Not all of us were born with a green thumb but that shouldn't stop you from giving it a try. Gardening can be a relaxing activity that adds beauty [...]

Your Philadelphia CSA Guide

2016-03-22T11:28:33-04:00March 22nd, 2016|

It’s no surprise to anyone that eating fresh produce from a local garden is a healthier option than getting it from the grocery store. Even First Lady, Michelle Obama, encourages healthy eating with her “Let’s Move!” campaign and the White House garden, which she started when her husband took office. So it’s a no-brainer right? [...]

SIX Reasons to Visit the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

2016-03-05T11:12:37-05:00March 5th, 2016|

Spring is in the Air! The Philadelphia Flower Show starts today, March 5, and runs through next Sunday, March 13, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street.  1.) It is the world’s oldest and largest indoor event of its kind. Every year, the show draws more than 260,000 people to Center City Philadelphia. 2.) This [...]

Minimizing Holiday Energy Costs

2015-01-02T11:18:06-05:00December 15th, 2014|

From trimming the tree to handing bright bulbs around your porch, your electric bill can skyrocket during the holiday season. Philly residents, follow these tips to keep your home energy bills under control this year! Have your heating system checked. Hot water heaters and boilers should be looked at annually to ensure they are working [...]

Why You Have to Check Out the Restrooms at Longwood Gardens

2014-11-19T12:36:10-05:00November 19th, 2014|

Photos by L.Albee for Longwood Gardens While most people would likely characterize their trip to the restroom as a fairly unremarkable experience, Cintas – who runs the America's Best Restroom Contest – thinks it should be unforgettable. That’s why each year the company recognizes America’s porcelain pioneers, who are taking dramatic steps to [...]

Survey Lists Philly Among Good Places to Buy Your First Home

2014-11-16T19:11:02-05:00November 16th, 2014|

According to a report by KYW Newsradio, the National Association of Realtors’ annual survey – which was just released this month – found that first time homebuyers made up just 33 percent of the market, nationally. That’s the lowest rate in nearly 30 years. Historically, it’s been about 40 percent. However, the geographic breakdown showed [...]

Bring Home Something Free, Like New Tree!

2014-11-02T20:52:17-05:00November 2nd, 2014|

On Saturday, November 8, the East Kensington Neighbors Association and New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) will be holding a FREE yard tree giveaway. That’s right – you could be a proud owner of a new tree, without having to spend a penny. The event is part of the TreePhilly program – a new greening initiative led by [...]

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