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Congratulations, ICI Macarons & Cafe! (via 6a...

Congratulations, ICI Macarons & Cafe! (via 6abc Action News )

    Dessert destinations: Philadelphia's top 5 bakeries, ranked
    Looking to try the best bakeries around? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated bakeries in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to go for fresh doughnuts, macarons, cannoli and other sweet treats.
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Congratulations, ICI Macarons & Cafe! Via 6abc Action News ‪Congratulations, @icimacarons! Dessert destinations: Philadelphia’s top 5 bakeries, ranked http://6abc.com/3771873/ via @6abc‬

    Dessert destinations: Philadelphia's top 5 bakeries, ranked
    Looking to try the best bakeries around? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated bakeries in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to go for fresh doughnuts, macarons, cannoli and other sweet treats.
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Today we want to highlight the work of Jim Mc...

Today we want to highlight the work of Jim McElhatton, a freelance reporter and private investigator whose research in our civil case files contributed to his article “The Homeless Man who Made Alexandria Civil Rights History“ in the Alexandria Times which chronicled James Lomax and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. You can see his article at the following link (https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/), and see his description of his research here at the National Archives at Philadelphia below: Years ago, my family and I lived in an old rental house in Alexandria, Virginia across from a church where volunteers fed lunch to the homeless. Among the same faces I would see day after day was a heavyset African American man with a long gray scraggly beard. His name was James Lomax. He did not talk very much. But he displayed a quiet generosity that set him apart. When he must have thought nobody was looking, James sometimes set plastic bags by our front of our door filled with cast off toys and clothes intended for my young children. After a while, our family finally saved up enough to buy a house of our own and so we moved away. I would still see James in and around town once in a while. Then, I stopped seeing him altogether. I would like to be able to say I tried to find out what happened. But the truth is, life moved on. And I had not thought much about James Lomax in several years. But that changed suddenly not long ago when I visited the National Archives in Philadelphia. A few months ago, I was researching an old civil rights case, Jones v School Board of Alexandria, a 1958 lawsuit that desegregated public schools in Alexandria. As a freelance reporter for the local weekly paper, the Alexandria Times, I wanted to learn more about this case. After all, the old newspaper clips only told so much: Four years after Brown v. Board of Education, seven African American families petitioned Alexandria’s school board to let their children attend whites only schools. The school system refused. So the families and NAACP sued. I took off from work from my day job as a private investigator to have a look at the original case file. I did not know what to expect. I had never visited a National Archives facility. But within ten minutes of my arrival, I had researcher card in hand and the staff laid out original case files that had not been seen or touched in many years. As I paged through the exhibits, I noticed grades and report cards for the 14 school children plaintiffs. I scanned the names of the students then stopped, stunned, to read about a brilliant second grader named James Lomax. I couldn't be, I thought. But it was. It took a few weeks to confirm the student and homeless man were, indeed, the same person. I eventually found James in an assisted living center in Maryland. He had lost a lot of weight. He lay curled up on a bed. I re-introduced myself. He said he remembered me. Then, without a word, I handed him an old wire services newspaper article showing a photo of him as a second grade boy crossing a police barricade. It was the first time public elementary schools were integrated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “Yeah,” he said. “That’s me.” I later wrote a story about James and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. Without the National Archives, though, nobody in Alexandria could have ever known, let alone imagined, that the homeless man we walked by countless times did more good by age 8 than most of the rest of us will do in a lifetime. Because that is the point of it all. You just never know. -- Jim McElhatton is a freelance reporter and private investigator; he can be reached at jimmcelhat@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @Jim_McElhatton Article: https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/

    James Lomax desgregated Alexandria schools - he's now in a Maryland assisted living facility | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA
    For years, James Lomax spent his afternoons on the same curb across from an Old Town church that serves meals to the homeless. Heavyset with a long gray beard, he kept to himself and, at times, could seem a little surly. But he also displayed a quiet grace and generosity.
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The Clay Studio added 3 new photos.

Thanks to Historic Fair Hill for having our Community Maker Days plate making project as part of the Summer Festival this past Saturday! It was a beautiful setting filled with music, family fun, ponies, history, art and community! https://www.theclaystudio.org/events/maker-days

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    Loco Lucho debuts at Reading Terminal Market
    On Thursday, the crowd went loco for the pinchos de churrasco, carne frita, class Cubano sandwich, and marinated bistec sandwiches offered up from behind the counter of the latest addition to Reading Terminal Market, Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen, which has set up shop at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Avenue C selling an array of Puerto Rican street food creations.
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2...

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender. It was a wonderful day learning about the Windgate ITE Fellows. We're looking forward to the upcoming exhibition allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2018! Pictured is Windgate ITE Scholar Sean Breen giving a demo on hand planing to Carolyn Picciotti the Centr's Vice President of the Board and Ron Picciotti.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender. It was a wonderful day learning about the Windgate ITE Fellows. We're looking forward to the upcoming...
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Old City Eats makes Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com’s Top Things To Do This Week! See you Thursday! 🍽

    25+ Marvelous Things to Do in Philly This Week
    The Oval+ | Photo by A. Yee for Fairmount Park Conservancy The Oval+ opening day, 10 free outdoor movies, SmörgåsBeer, FIGMAGO and more... Start gearing up for a jam-packed week of alfresco concerts, outdoor movie screenings, new attraction openings and dining deals in Philadelphia.
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25+ Marvelous Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16-22

Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street

Where:Various locations including Red Owl Tavern, 433 Chestnut Street

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Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street

Where:Various locations including Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Various locations including Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Various locations including Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50th Street

Where:Various locations including Restaurant Marokko, 54 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore

Where:Spice Finch, 220 S. 17th Street

Where:Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front Street

Where:The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue

Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue

Where:Bok Bar, 800 Mifflin Street

Where:Burholme Park, 1400 Cottman Avenue

Where:Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel Street

Where:Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Various locations including Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street

Where:Various locations including 30th Street Station, 2955 Market Street

Where:American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue

    25+ Marvelous Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16-22
    The Oval+ | Photo by A. Yee for Fairmount Park Conservancy The Oval+ opening day, 10 free outdoor movies, SmörgåsBeer, FIGMAGO and more... Start gearing up for a jam-packed week of alfresco concerts, outdoor movie screenings, new attraction openings and dining deals in Philadelphia.
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Read about Olde City Escape Games in PhillyVo...

Read about Olde City Escape Games in PhillyVoice: https://www.phillyvoice.com/olde-city-escape-games-brings-art-and-history-to-the-concept-of-the-escape-room/

    Olde City Escape Games put a twist on the escape room
    Olde City Escape Games is Philadelphia's first escape room to feature Philadelphia history and design. Started by two artists, Brooks Bell and Vi Vu, the escape room opened in April 2018. This isn't an escape room like the others, this is an artfully designed space with intricate and original stories that you can't find anywhere else in the city.
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“Started by two artists, Brooks Bell and Vi V...

“Started by two artists, Brooks Bell and Vi Vu, in April of 2018, this isn’t an escape room like the others. This is an artfully designed space with intricate and original stories that you can’t find anywhere else in the city.” Read about Olde City Escape Games in PhillyVoice: https://www.phillyvoice.com/olde-city-escape-games-brings-art-and-history-to-the-concept-of-the-escape-room/

    Olde City Escape Games put a twist on the escape room
    Olde City Escape Games is Philadelphia's first escape room to feature Philadelphia history and design. Started by two artists, Brooks Bell and Vi Vu, the escape room opened in April 2018. This isn't an escape room like the others, this is an artfully designed space with intricate and original stories that you can't find anywhere else in the city.
    https://www.phillyvoice.com

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Our Friday Date Nights are super fun even if ...

Our Friday Date Nights are super fun even if you have never seen the movie Ghost! Scroll down to check out The Clay Studio mention in this Narcity USA article! https://www.narcity.com/us/pa/philadelphia/things-to-do-in-phl/30-fun-philadelphia-date-ideas-that-are-way-more-fun-than-youd-think

    30 Fun Philadelphia Date Ideas That Are Way More Fun Than You'd Think
    During the summer, there are an abundance of activities to do and events happening in Philadelphia- perfect for date night! If you are tired of the same old dinner and drinks, we have the best date ideas around town for you - so don't stress.
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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia added 2 new pho...

Vive la France! In honor of their victory in the World Cup, here is "The Marseilles Hymn: in French & English," from our collection. It was printed in Philadelphia, and though undated, this version has an estimated date of 1793.

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Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

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Seger Park shared MIX & MATCH DesignShop's po...

    MIX & MATCH DesignShop
    Celebrate France! Bastille Day sale all week. 10% off everything French. Lalique, Baccarrat, Jacques Garcia, and new items from the collection of George Perrier.
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Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender is ta...

Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender is taking place today! Fellow Vivian Chiu talkes about her techniques with Don Miller the Wood Coordinator at UArts.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender is taking place today! Fellow Vivian Chiu talkes about her techniques with Don Miller the Wood Coordinator at UArts.
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    ALTERATIONS TO HVAC SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL OFFICES (EXAM AND PROCEDURE ROOMS) ON THE 6TH AND 7TH FLOORS OF AN EXISTING BUILDING TO INCLUDE DUCTWORK AS PER APPROVED PLANS.

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Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Two New Historic Districts And Grand Court Protected
    Two new historic districts and a well-known Center City interior were added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places during today's monthly meeting of the Historical Commission. A unanimous vote of approval by the Historical Commission makes the Wanamaker's Grand Court, nominated by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the third interior added to the city's list of protected properties, joining the City Hall Council Chambers and the Family Court Building.
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3 days ago

If you see pickle ball being played on the te...

If you see pickle ball being played on the tennis court. Here's what's going on. http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/PhiladelphiaInquirer/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=PHQP%2F2018%2F07%2F13&entity=Ar05800&sk=5E6CA4AB&mode=text

    Pickleball is agame to relish - Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly Edition, 2018-07-13
    By Bethany Ao STAFF WRITER Pickleball is the latest rage in South Jersey, where a Cherry Hill-based meetup group of players that started in June 2016 has exploded to include over 800 members. One of the country's fastest-growing sports, pickleball, which has nothing to do with pickles, is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.
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Join us July 21st for the Opening Reception, ...

Join us July 21st for the Opening Reception, Artist Talks, and Demos 2-4pm!

    Coming Soon!
    "Garden (Feast) of Paradise," an installation by 6 artists from the U.S. and the Middle East.
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We're heading into the last week of Connie Mi...

We're heading into the last week of Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time. Make sure to experience this unique retrospective by its last day on Sat, July 21st. Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    We're heading into the last week of Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time. Make sure to experience this unique retrospective by its last day on Sat, July 21st. Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.
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The Clay Studio added 5 new photos.

The studios have been busy this week with the Claymobile teaching at ten different camps around the city, and our clay camps in Old City getting under way! Had to share some great pics from Clay Camp, and Claymobile sites at the Salvation Army and the Cecil B. Moore Library! Thanks to all of our amazing Teaching Artists for bringing their love of clay to kids all over Philadelphia! Ellen Schraeder-Charpentier, Catherine Gacki-Harrt, Nitza Walesca Sierra, Megan Millman, Maria G Albornoz, Drew Schenck, Jae Hubay, Emma Pilon, Emma Herrmann, Laure Krumenacker, Andrew Perez, Cristhian Varela, Jihan Thomas, Nina Valdera, Hope Mead, Bronwyn Simons, and more! More camp info here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/3/camps More Claymobile info here: https://www.theclaystudio.org/claymobile

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The Summer Sounds in the Historic District fr...

The Summer Sounds in the Historic District free music series delivers sweet tunes at locations in Old City all season long! Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com Philadelphia Jazz Project 🎶🎶🎶

    50+ Free Events Bring Live Music to Philadelphia's Historic District All Summer
    Summer Sounds in the Historic District free music series includes eight musical events at 11 locations, which means more than 50 free live music events popping up throughout Philadelphia's Historic District all summer long between June 1 and September 7.
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Eight Center City nonprofits will return to their offices tomorrow after a 10-day hiatus. They were forced to close due to damage from last week's water main break.

718 Arch Street, 2nd Floor North, Philadelphia, PA, 19106

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The water main break at Sansom and Juniper streets.

    These nonprofits still can't work in their Center City offices thanks to that massive water main break - Generocity Philly
    Therapy Center of Philadelphia hosts about 350 clients per year at its offices in The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut St. But since last Tuesday, those offices have been closed, and the week's appointments have been cancelled or moved to temporary office spaces in the Ethical Society Building near Rittenhouse Square and some private practices.
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    NACTO Board of Directors Archives - National Association of City Transportation Officials
    Robert Spillar serves as the City of Austin Transportation Director. As the lead mobility professional for the City of Austin, he is responsible for the City's multi-modal transportation portfolio, Vision Zero, Transportation Demand Management, Special Events and Parking Enterprise operations. Under Spillar's leadership, the City of Austin was a finalist in the U.S.
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The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar is o...

The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar is one of the newest businesses in Old City! Story via Philadelphia Business Journal:

    A day in the life ... of Jolly Weldon, owner of Nauti Mermaid and Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar - Philadelphia Business Journal
    Restaurateur Jolly Weldon opened Nauti Mermaid, a Maryland-style crabhouse in Old City taking over the space left vacant by Prime Stache, owned by the Philadelphia Eagles' Brent Celek. 6 a.m.: Weldon wakes up, has coffee and walks his dogs. 6:30 a.m.: He wakes up his kids to get ready for school.
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Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Che...

Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The Wilma Theater --> https://goo.gl/29FF2p Photo by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The...
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Check out this great article that focuses a l...

Check out this great article that focuses a lot on how online clay communities are restoring the writer's faith in the basic humanity of the internet. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/technology/online-hobbyists-faith-internet.html

    How Online Hobbyists Can Reaffirm Your Faith in the Internet
    State of the Art Pottery, improbably, is the latest escapist pastime to sweep the nation. Because making ceramics requires persistence and all-consuming concentration, it is said to be a perfect salve for a particular set of modern anxieties - too much work, too much news, too much internet.
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Check out this great article that focuses in ...

Check out this great article that focuses in large part on how online clay communities are restoring the writer's faith in the basic humanity of the internet. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/technology/online-hobbyists-faith-internet.html

    How Online Hobbyists Can Reaffirm Your Faith in the Internet
    State of the Art Pottery, improbably, is the latest escapist pastime to sweep the nation. Because making ceramics requires persistence and all-consuming concentration, it is said to be a perfect salve for a particular set of modern anxieties - too much work, too much news, too much internet.
    https://www.nytimes.com

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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia updated their c...

Malby's Terrestrial Globe, 1867.

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    Malby's Terrestrial Globe, 1867.
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5 days ago

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Reco...

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Records Administration has records of aliens and UFOs in our holdings? If so, you’re in luck! Our colleague Joseph Gillette, an Archivist on a cross-training assignment in the National Archives History Office, wrote a series about the Air Force’s Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors, Project Sign and Project Grudge. The purpose of these projects was to investigate the increasing number of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings throughout America and determine their nature and any potential threat. This blog posted, entitled “INVASION! (of privacy),” is the first in a three part series which explores the Project Blue Book and discusses records of UFOs in the holdings of the National Archives! You can find Part II, “UFOs: Natural Explanations,” and Part III, “UFOs: Man-Made, Made Up, and Unknown,” on the Pieces of History blog here: www.prologue.blogs.archives.gov https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/04/09/invasion-of-privacy/

    INVASION! (of privacy)
    Today's post comes from Joseph Gillette, an archivist on a cross-training assignment with the National Archives History Office. It is part of a series concerning the Air Force's Project Blue Book investigation. In the mid-1970s, the National Archives prepared to absorb the records of the Air Force's Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors,...
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Philadelphia has 2,172,896 parking spaces. So how come you're still circling the block?

...diner and a garage stood, a 13-story hotel is planned. The surface lot at Eighth and Market streets was sold to the Goldenberg Group for $24 million...

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...values increasing, Philadelphia already has seen some development on some longtime parking spots. On the 2000 block of Lombard Street, townhouses are expected at the site of an 150-car garage. At 17th and Chancellor...

...of Lombard Street, townhouses are expected at the site of an 150-car garage. At 17th and Chancellor streets, where Little Pete’s diner and a garage stood, a 13-story hotel is...

    Philadelphia has 2,172,896 parking spaces. So how come you're still circling the block?
    There are few things Philadelphians like to complain about more than parking. There's not enough, some argue. There's too much, others contend. Finding a spot takes too long, or garages are too expensive. Some residents believe on-street permit prices should increase - even five or tenfold. Others say parking should be free.
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    Commercial Robbery 4800 Chestnut St DC 18 18 042956
    On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 8:30 am, an unknown black female entered the Central City Toyota dealership located at 4800 Chestnut Street and asked to see a silver 2013 Dodge Dart. A staff member allowed the suspect to sit in the vehicle in the lot area.
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Every Thursday from 5-8pm in Old City!

    Old City Eats Is Back With Happy Hour Deals In Philadelphia's Historic District All Summer Long
    It's an exciting time to dine out in Old City. The neighborhood best known for its unparalleled historic sites also brims with some of the most-buzzed-about new and established restaurants in town, and Old City Eats gives you a chance to sample many of them at a fraction of the usual cost.
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