30 min ago

This summer we learned a beloved American dis...

This summer we learned a beloved American dish contained potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates. Are revelations like these worth cleaning out the pantry? For non-scientists, it can be hard to tell. Chemists, however, are trained to distinguish between science and sensationalism. Next week at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, chemist Michelle Francl decodes mysteries about chemicals and provide strategies that non-chemists can use to determine whether mainstream recommendations are scientifically sound or purely sensationalism: http://ow.ly/SVkl30gJikn

    The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese
    The groups tested 10 different varieties of mac and cheese, including some that were labeled organic, and found high levels of phthalates in all of them. The tested products were purchased in the United States and shipped in the original packaging to VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research in Belgium, where fat extracted from each product sample was analyzed for 13 phthalates using validated test methods, Mr. Belliveau said.
    https://www.nytimes.com

40 min ago

Please note that the Athenaeum will close at ...

Please note that the Athenaeum will close at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish everyone a warm and joyous celebration. We will reopen on Monday, November 27, at 9:00 AM.

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    Please note that the Athenaeum will close at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish everyone a warm and joyous celebration. We will reopen on Monday, November 27,...
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1 hour ago

The Clay Studio added 4 new photos.

Our Resident Artist, Amy Shindo just sent us beautiful photos from her research trip to the southwestern Japan island Kyushu! Her trip was made possible with a grant from the Independence Foundation. More about Amy Shindo: https://www.theclaystudio.org/about/resident/shindo.php More about the Independence Foundation: http://independencefoundation.org/

    The Clay Studio
    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 14K likes. The Clay Studio is an internationally recognized non-profit ceramic art organization in Philadelphia, PA.
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2 hours ago

One week left until #GivingTuesday! #whodoyo...

One week left until #GivingTuesday! #whodoyoulove #mygivingstory #phillynonprofits

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    One week left until #GivingTuesday! #whodoyoulove #mygivingstory #phillynonprofits
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3 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared AARP...

To those of you interested in the LGBT Cultural Competence event featuring Jason Collins, we got work from our partners at AARP Pennsylvania Office that there is space still available. Hope to see you today at 5:30!

    Cultural Competence and the LGBT Community
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3 hours ago

To get you ready for Thanksgiving we'll share...

To get you ready for Thanksgiving we'll share this pumpkin pie recipe from "All Around the House" by Mrs. H.W. Beecher (1878), one of our nineteenth-century cookbooks.

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    To get you ready for Thanksgiving we'll share this pumpkin pie recipe from "All Around the House" by Mrs. H.W. Beecher (1878), one of our nineteenth-century cookbooks.
    https://www.facebook.com

3 hours ago

The Center for Art in Wood added 4 new photos...

GET TO KNOW: Dean Pulver - "This selection of pieces represents some of the series that I have explored over the past 15 years. Even though the approach and language of form may vary there is a common sculptural intent within all the pieces: the goal to create beautiful, potent objects that are truthful and unique but respect their origins. I have ventured into various sub-explorations to experiment with ways to create pieces that have the vitality and resonance that I hope for. Vitality in that the pieces have a contained energy, as if ready to move or breathe and resonance, in that the pieces reference many things and therefore echo in the mind. These explorations are more openings to thought and reflection rather than statements. Since wood is my choice of medium, respecting traditions of woodworking is also important; obvious suggestions to tooling of surfaces, opposed by finely finished surfaces, are present. This adds the evidence of human interaction and energy contained in the piece. All of these sub studies support my pursuit toward the beauty which lies in truthful objects. In truths we express reality. In expressing reality our feelings, thoughts, strengths, insecurities and imperfections are brought out into the open. Truth and honesty is beautiful to me." (Artist Statement) You can see the work of Dean Pulver, this year's Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Awardee now through Jan 18, 2018. Open Tues - Sat, 10am - 6pm, Sun 12pm - 4pm.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Portrait of Dean Pulver by Maria Josenhans.
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4 hours ago

Wawa the people: Chain eyeing location across from Independence Hall

The Delaware Valley’s favorite convenience store chain, Wawa, is eyeing a new Center City location at 6th and Chestnut streets, across from Independence Hall.

    Wawa the people: Chain eyeing location across from Independence Hall
    We hold these truths to be self-evident that all convenience stores are not created equal, that one was endowed by its creator with certain unalienable gifts, that among these are shortis, sizzlis and the pursuit of Hoagiefest. The Delaware Valley's favorite convenience store chain, Wawa, is eyeing a new Center City location at 6th and Chestnut streets, across from Independence Hall.
    http://www.philly.com

5 hours ago

If you ask us, National Aviation History Mont...

If you ask us, National Aviation History Month isn’t complete without an airplane (or monoplane, as the case may be) gif. This one's found in Album Gravures et Cartes-Postales: Vieux Paris Types Petites Métiers et Cris De La Rue (1908), part of the Donald F. Othmer Papers housed in the CHF Archives. Take flight with more aviation history on the #OthmerLibrary blog: http://ow.ly/lBVa30gJ6ma

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    If you ask us, National Aviation History Month isn't complete without an airplane (or monoplane, as the case may be) gif. This one's found in Album Gravures et Cartes-Postales: Vieux Paris Types...
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7 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Wood...

Thank you to everyone who planned and participated in last night's #TDOR gathering at the Center.💙❤️💟❤️💙

    Philadelphia Community Honors Those Killed In Anti-Transgender Violence
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Transgender Day of Remembrance was recognized all over the world Monday, including in Philadelphia. "(It's) an event that was started to acknowledge the deaths, the murders of transgender individuals," explains Dejalynn Alvarez, who helped organize Philadelphia's gathering at the William Way LGBT Community Center.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

8 hours ago

✨Historic Holiday Nights in Old City makes Pe...

✨Historic Holiday Nights in Old City makes PennLive.com's 12 can't-miss Philadelphia events to get you in the holiday spirit this November! ✨

    http://s.pennlive.com

16 hours ago

20 hours ago

Do you think it matters if you use butter or ...

Do you think it matters if you use butter or margarine to make these cookies? In this month’s episode of Distillations learn about the history of butter and margarine: http://bit.ly/ButterBattle (Cookbook: CHF Collections)

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Do you think it matters if you use butter or margarine to make these cookies? In this month's episode of Distillations learn about the history of butter and margarine: http://bit.ly/ButterBattle...
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24 hours ago

Sneak peek of new arrivals in our shop from I...

Sneak peek of new arrivals in our shop from Ingrid Bathe! Shop here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/Shop.faces

    The Clay Studio
    Sneak peek of new arrivals in our shop from Ingrid Bathe! Shop here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/Shop.faces
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24 hours ago

http://www.washwestcivic.org/donate-to-the-ws...

http://www.washwestcivic.org/donate-to-the-wswca NOT A MEMBER OF THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION? YOU CAN STILL SUPPORT A CLEANER WASH WEST ! The Washington Square West Civic Association contracts with Center City District to sweep our sidewalks every other week. Many residents have asked for sweeping every week. For an additional $18,000 we could make that happen. But we need your support. Your donations would change the face of Wash West. Please donate now to make our neighborhood cleaner in 2018.

    Donate! - Washington Square West Civic Association
    Donate to the Washington Square West Civic Association, also known as the Wash West Civic or WSWCA.
    http://www.washwestcivic.org

26 hours ago

Chemical Heritage Foundation added 4 new phot...

November is Diabetes Month. The Dr. Michael Somogyi Collection in the archives at CHF contains lab notebooks, research notes, article reprints, photographs, and scrapbook pages, all covering Somogyi's years as the director of the Clinical Laboratory at the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. During that time, he came to believe that most adult diabetics could control their disease through diet alone and he delivered a lecture on that point at an American Chemical Society conference in Atlantic City. The speech was covered in newspapers around the country, and clippings make up part of the collection in our archives. Learn more about the biochemist who developed a method for extracting insulin from the pancreases of animals: http://ow.ly/9GYi30gHHzQ

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 5.2K likes. Library * Museum * Center for Scholars
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29 hours ago

Seger Park shared Councilman Mark Squilla's p...

    Laborer
    This is routine manual work usually of a repetitive nature. An employee in this class is responsible for performing duties primarily requiring physical exertion. Work involves the use of manual tools on routine tasks and occasionally the use of smaller power operated tools for a limited time.
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29 hours ago

Old City District shared their event.

✨ The Philadelphia Dance Academy will kick off Historic Holiday Nights in Old City on November 30th! The Philadelphia Youth Ballet will perform excepts of The Nutcracker at 5:30pm, followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00pm ✨

    Historic Holiday Nights in Old City
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29 hours ago

CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson cur...

CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson curated by Miriam Seidel is an exhibition of two artists who use wood as a primary material, but whose work has emerged out of different traditions. You can experience the work of Robyn Horn and Brian Dickerson now through Jan 18, 2018. Open Tues - Sat, 10am - 6pm and Sun, 12pm - 4pm.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson curated by Miriam Seidel is an exhibition of two artists who use wood as a primary material, but whose work has emerged out of different traditions. You...
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30 hours ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia shared Hidden C...

Check out this Hidden City article about a Paul Cret exhibition at the Woodlands.

    Cret Exhibition Captures Vibrations Of The City
    Editor's note: Architectural drawing is a dying art. Before the digital revolution gave birth to drafting software, renderings of buildings, bridges, barrel vaults, and bell towers were meticulously illustrated by hand. And although most of the technical work done for architectural and engineering firms in the past left no room for emotion or expression, a human touch, and a physical object, remained.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

31 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Brian Sims
    REMEMBER: Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day when we ask you to reflect in solidarity on the epidemic of Trans murder and suicide. Despite new role models and countless strong voices, the...
    https://www.facebook.com

31 hours ago

The Wilma Theater updated their cover photo.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,646 likes · 112 talking about this · 11,127 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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31 hours ago

Check out Historic Holiday Nights in Old City...

Check out Historic Holiday Nights in Old City featured in Curbed Philly! ✨Hope to see you every Thursday evening, Nov. 30-Dec. 28! ✨

    A big guide to Philly's holiday markets
    The holiday season is in swing! And while you could just get all of your shopping done with the click of a button, where's the holiday spirit in that? Behold: The coolest festive shopping events happening in Philly this month, from holiday markets to craft shows to pop-up shops.
    https://philly.curbed.com

2 days ago

"Oh yarn string, oh yarn string, What is it y...

"Oh yarn string, oh yarn string, What is it you sing?" #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    "Oh yarn string, oh yarn string, What is it you sing?" #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Does it matter if that 1/2 c. butter is actua...

Does it matter if that 1/2 c. butter is actually margarine? In this episode of Distillations learn about the history of butter and margarine: http://bit.ly/ButterBattle (Recipe: #OthmerLibrary)

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Does it matter if that 1/2 c. butter is actually margarine? In this episode of Distillations learn about the history of butter and margarine: http://bit.ly/ButterBattle (Recipe: #OthmerLibrary)
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared thei...

    Trans Day of Remembrance
    Come join us as we honor the memory of those who lost their lives to anti-transgender violent attacks and suicide. We will also celebrate our triumphs as...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

"The Maid...very affable, full of humble hypo...

"The Maid...very affable, full of humble hypocrisy." #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    "The Maid...very affable, full of humble hypocrisy." #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    ALTERATIONS:INTERIOR PLUMBING; RESTAURANT*NO FOOD PREP*; RELOCATION: (1) BAR SINK (1) HAND SINK -THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

    705 CHESTNUT ST Issued November 17, 2017 Comment
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    INSTALL 1 SINK AND 1 WATER HEATER CONNECT TO EXISTING PIPING IN SPACE THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

    819-41 CHESTNUT ST Issued November 17, 2017 Comment

2 days ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

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2 days ago

Chemical Heritage Foundation shared their eve...

At December's First Friday: a harrowing tale about what not to get your kids for the holidays.

    First Friday: Sci-Fi Radio Play
    Travel back in time for a live, simulated radio play with a sci-fi twist! Last year we brought you the Ray Bradbury play Marionettes, Inc. This year the...
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3 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    3 Big Reasons "Wish-cycling" Is Always a Bad Idea - Earth911.com
    We've all been there. You're standing in front of the recycling bin with something in your hand - perhaps a beverage cap, crinkly cellophane wrapping, the tinfoil lid from a sour cream container or a pizza box. You're not entirely sure whether you can recycle it, but you think you can.
    http://earth911.com

3 days ago

"I'm waiting for the Bride." #WilmaBloodWeddi...

"I'm waiting for the Bride." #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    "I'm waiting for the Bride." #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.
    http://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Councilman Mark Squilla
    In keeping with prior holiday traditions, the South Street Mini Station is continuing its efforts to uplift families which may be experiencing difficulties for reasons beyond their control. For the...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

"She resembles my wife in everything." #Wilma...

"She resembles my wife in everything." #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    "She resembles my wife in everything." #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.
    http://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

A small, unassuming painting now on view in T...

A small, unassuming painting now on view in Things Fall Apart had a previous life as a travel keepsake. The piece is a loose copy painted on a thin piece of ferrous metal similar to the metal used for tintypes. Art historian Nicole E. Cook on the art of memory on the Distillations blog: http://ow.ly/DLgR30gENFB See the piece in person: bit.ly/WhatFallsApart

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    A small, unassuming painting now on view in Things Fall Apart had a previous life as a travel keepsake. The piece is a loose copy painted on a thin piece of ferrous metal similar to the metal used...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    INSTALL SANITARY WASTE AND VENT. INSTALL DOMESTIC HOT AND COLD WATER PIPING, 3- WATER CLOSETS AND 3- LAVATORIES

    801-21 SPRUCE ST Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    REPLACE EXTERIOR DECORATIVE LIGHTING WITH NEW WIRE MESH MOUNTED LED LIGHTING.USE EXISTING CIRCUITS TO HOUSE PANEL PER 2008 NEC (PARKING GARAGE)

    618-34 MARKET ST Issued November 16, 2017 Comment

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