6 hours ago

This Thanksgiving , try not to be bitter abou...

This Thanksgiving , try not to be bitter about the brussels sprouts—that's the chemistry in them.

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    This Thanksgiving , try not to be bitter about the brussels sprouts-that's the chemistry in them.
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9 hours ago

We are #grateful to serve the community we lo...

We are #grateful to serve the community we love this Thanksgiving. #givingtuesday

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    We are #grateful to serve the community we love this Thanksgiving. #givingtuesday
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10 hours ago

Old City District shared Philadelphia Departm...

Support local entrepreneurs this holiday season, starting with Small Business Saturday on November 25! 🛍️

    Philadelphia Department of Commerce
    Small businesses make our neighborhoods vibrant and our economy strong. Support local entrepreneurs this holiday season, starting with Small Business Saturday on November 25!
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10 hours ago

Check out all of the exclusive deals in Old C...

Check out all of the exclusive deals in Old City including Campo's Since 1947, Momo's Tree House, The Little Lion, Philadelphia Independents, Never Too Spoiled, and Nick's Bar and Grille! (via 6abc Action News)

    6abc Black Friday Playbook
    Our Black Friday Playbook is back with exclusive deals. Just mention or enter promo code 6abc. Below you will find a list of the current offerings. However the list is growing, so be sure to check back on 6abc.com often for updates.
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11 hours ago

Science. It's what's for dinner.

Science. It's what's for dinner.

    A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner
    Happy Thanksgiving! You're about to enjoy one of the most wonderful meals of the year with family and friends. And you're probably looking forward to a plate full of food that you, or someone you care about, spent a lot of time preparing. Or maybe they ordered it from a caterer.
    https://www.nytimes.com

12 hours ago

All of us from the Center wish you a very hap...

All of us from the Center wish you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. We are closed today and will reopen on Friday 10am - 6pm.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    All of us from the Center wish you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. We are closed today and will reopen on Friday 10am - 6pm.
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14 hours ago

This cake is not quite as easy as 1-2-3. And ...

This cake is not quite as easy as 1-2-3. And can you use butter or margarine instead of Snowdrift? 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
    This cake is not quite as easy as 1-2-3. And can you use butter or margarine instead of Snowdrift? In this month's episode of Distillations learn about the history of butter and margarine:...
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15 hours ago

Join us next Thursday, November 30th for Hist...

Join us next Thursday, November 30th for Historic Holiday Nights in Old City! The event will begin at 5:30 and we will be open late until 8. More info here: http://oldcitydistrict.org/historicholidaynights

    The Clay Studio
    Join us next Thursday, November 30th for Historic Holiday Nights in Old City! The event will begin at 5:30 and we will be open late until 8. More info here:...
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22 hours ago

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30 hours ago

We have new arrivals in our shop including th...

We have new arrivals in our shop including this menorah by Melissa Weiss. We will be open 11AM-6PM on Friday/Saturday and 12PM-6PM on Sunday so stop on by! Shop new arrivals online here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/ShopPromo.faces

    The Clay Studio
    We have new arrivals in our shop including this menorah by Melissa Weiss. We will be open 11AM-6PM on Friday/Saturday and 12PM-6PM on Sunday so stop on by! Shop new arrivals online here:...
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30 hours ago

Family get-togethers can be a time of stressf...

Family get-togethers can be a time of stressful conversation. Maybe you have that out-of-town uncle who insists on wearing his Dallas Cowboys jersey to your 9-1 Eagles table. Perhaps your Aunt Karen loudly expresses her opinion on climate change when it’s time to serve the pumpkin pie. Our Curator of Oral Histories, Lee Berry, suggests using oral history as a way to alleviate uncomfortable silence that may permeate your dinner conversations. Thanksgiving provides a chance to get to know and connect with your extended family, maybe even find out something you didn’t know about Uncle Dallas. Tips for recording your family history >> http://ow.ly/bgC630gKmxm

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Family get-togethers can be a time of stressful conversation. Maybe you have that out-of-town uncle who insists on wearing his Dallas Cowboys jersey to your 9-1 Eagles table. Perhaps your Aunt Karen...
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32 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

Our annual Thanksgiving potluck starts at 1 pm. There's always room at the table on the holidays. Call 215-732-2220 to tell us you're coming.

    Thanksgiving Potluck
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34 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Philadelphia Parking Authority
    After Thanksgiving, we're offering FREE meter and discounted garage parking every Saturday until we hit the year 2018! Get all the details here 👉 http://bit.ly/2A0qdsc
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35 hours ago

The Clay Studio updated their profile picture...

    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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36 hours ago

The Center for Art in Wood added 3 new photos...

Here are a few ideas for your hostess gift to bring for Thanksgiving! Get 5% off when you spend $50 or more in our store. We are open today, Wednesday Nov 22nd, 10am - 6pm.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Dickinson cutting board, Thomas Work flat spoon, Skeem matches and Johnathan's Spoons spreader.
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37 hours ago

Does it matter if you make Good Luck Surprise...

Does it matter if you make Good Luck Surprise Cake with butter instead of Good Luck margarine? 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
    Does it matter if you make Good Luck Surprise Cake with butter instead of Good Luck margarine? In this month's episode of Distillations learn about the history of butter and margarine:...
    https://www.facebook.com

37 hours ago

There are so many holiday events happening in...

There are so many holiday events happening in and around Old City! Get all of the details from Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com, and join us for the Historic Holiday Nights kickoff on November 30 at 5:30pm at the Betsy Ross House! ✨

    15+ Holiday Events Unfold During Philly's Historic District HoliDays & Nights, November 30-December 31
    Holiday cheer spreads throughout Philadelphia's Historic Districtthis season during Historic District HoliDays & Nights, kicking off November 30 and running through December 31. Philadelphia's Original City - Old City, Society Hill and the Delaware River waterfront - join forces for an epic celebration of the season featuring more than 15 different events.
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40 hours ago

Is Philly's Thanksgiving Day parade really the oldest in America?

...marry children’s love of Santa Claus with his love of moving merchandise at his Eighth and Market streets store. The building would also play a key role in the culmination of the...

    Is Philly's Thanksgiving Day parade really the oldest in America?
    All week, the city of Philadelphia has proudly boasted that its annual Thanksgiving Day parade is in its 98th year, which would make it the the oldest such event in American history. Or is it? - Tommy Rowan, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

40 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Philly's proposed mixed-income housing bill, explained
    Next week, City Council will host a public hearing on a proposed mixed-income housing bill that has caused a spirited debate between housing advocates and developers over the past few months. Bill No. 170678 was proposed in June, just before City Council dismissed for summer recess.
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46 hours ago

Aaron Mott posted 1 photo to Flickr:

2 days 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.
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2 days 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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2 days 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.
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days 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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2 days 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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2 days 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.
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2 days 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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2 days 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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2 days 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

2 days 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

3 days 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...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days 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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3 days 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.
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3 days 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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3 days 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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3 days 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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3 days 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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3 days 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

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