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Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
    Want to launch your own business but have questions about getting there? This workshop is for you! "A Map to a Thriving Business" Workshop, will take place with The Chamber of Commerce at 6PM on...
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7 hours ago

Win a ticket to Diner en Blanc | Let's Eat

Ice cream shop not only moves from 1315 Walnut St. to 1109 Walnut St. but starts making its own soft-serve.

Ice cream shop not only moves from 1315 Walnut St. to 1109 Walnut St. but starts making its own soft-serve.

At Hungry Pigeon (743 S. Fourth St.), the caraway savor of Rowhouse Spirit’s “Akvavit” adds a Nordic twist to the Great...

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218 N. 13th St., 4-6 p.m. weekdays. 

NOTE: The Misconduct Taverns (1511 Locust St. and 1801 JFK Blvd.)  will hold its fourth annual happy hour from 5-8 p...

...the Middle Eastern/Mediterranean canon with the Deco-sleek Spice Finch at the Warwick Hotel (220 S. 17th St.). Menu pops with flavor (and vegetables!), including vegetable escabeche; stuffed grape leaves; and salt-baked...

Arguably Rittenhouse’s hottest, most bustling newcomer, Harper’s Garden (31 S. 18th St.) balances its indoor-outdoor setting with drinking/dining under the pergola festooned with greenery and...

...bar indoors. Chef Benjamin Moore, a Lacroix alum who had a brief, shining moment at 26 North in Northern Liberties, oversees a priced-to-move menu that works for those building a...

Metropolitan Cafe (264 S. 19th St. in Rittenhouse) hands out comp wine Tuesday to Thursday to all dine-in pizza customers between 6-8 p.m.

...our growing wealth of locally distilled spirits. The new elderflower-infused gin from Philadelphia Distilling (25 E. Allen St.) is pure elegance, lending a delicate floral note to the crisp Vesper being served in...

...s a better one in town than the classic being made at Palizzi Social Club (1408 S. 12th St.), though, since pictures aren’t allowed at this members-only haunt (I got a lucky...

There are some creative cocktails going on at Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft in Ardmore (29 E. Lancaster Ave.). I wasn’t a huge fan of the vegetable drinks that look like they came...

...takes that notion quite as seriously as the Poet, a gin sour variation at Suraya (1528 Frankford Ave.) that puckers up Bluecoat gin with Persian lime syrup, genepy liqueur, fresh cucumber puree, and...

...you’ll find all manner of refreshing cocktails made from great local spirits at Martha (2113 E. York St.), like the iced coffee Negroni made with Five Saints gin or the Red Ferrari made...

    Win a ticket to Diner en Blanc | Let's Eat
    A Middle Eastern upswing It's falafel-ooza out there. I refer to two significant Middle Eastern-inspired restaurants. I'll run 'em down. Also: Craig LaBan backs away from his brown spirits obsession to run down some summery cocktails. And if you want to snag an invitation to this year's sold-out Diner en Blanc, read on.
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10 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Councilmember Helen Gym
    BREAKING NEWS: Philly kids win! PA Supreme Court upholds historic tax to fund early childhood programs for thousands of Philly preschoolers, enabling their families to go back to work or school....
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13 hours ago

Fun times ahead at our July Happy Hour at Hal...

Fun times ahead at our July Happy Hour at Hale & True and an August outing to the Philadelphia Phillies. Read all about it in today's newsletter.

    News of Bella Vista July 18
    The Bella Vista Neighbors Association is the Registered Community Organization that serves residents of Bella Vista, which is bounded by 6th and 11th Streets, South Street and Washington Avenue. BVNA improves Bella Vista's quality of life, facilitates and augments the delivery of government services, strengthens community bonds, encourages civic involvement, provides a public and neutral discussion forum, and promotes dialogue with elected officials.
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18 hours ago

Thank you!

Thank you so much for these past years. Your site has always been very informative, and invaluable to the community. I do hope that Nexdoor will be keeping some of your format intact since much of their focus is not only very neighbourhood specific, but seems to be primarily personal posts, as opposed to news, events, listings, crimewatch, etc...that I have always turned to your site for. Thanks so much again for all the work you've done for the community. Cheers, and best of luck with your new ventures!

21 hours ago

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29 hours ago

Today on our blog we check in with student Na...

Today on our blog we check in with student Nancy Shell, who was named a top 20 finalist in Let’s Connect: Philly Artists Take on the Barnes last month. Read on to learn how Fleisher classes John Sevcik allowed her to express herself more fully.

    From Frozen to Flourishing - Fleisher Art Memorial
    When Nancy Shell first started taking classes at Fleisher, she felt frozen. Shell, who is disabled, had recently lost her job and grew up in an abusive household in which pursuit of a job took priority over artistic exploration. Though she was intimidated by the talent she saw around her in Fleisher's painting studios, Shell was harboring a secret.
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31 hours ago

Great meeting the staff of Don Guanella & Div...

Great meeting the staff of Don Guanella & Divine Providence today. Got to present our READYHome emergency preparedness program to a very interactive crowd. Interested in our free READYHome program? More info ➡️ https://bit.ly/2CNuluT #AreYouReady

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Great meeting the staff of Don Guanella & Divine Providence today. Got to present our READYHome emergency preparedness program to a very interactive crowd. Interested in our free READYHome program?...
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33 hours ago

Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative...

Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6

    The Wilma Theater
    Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6
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36 hours ago

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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38 hours ago

Flash Flood Watch issued by @NWS_MountHolly. ...

Flash Flood Watch issued by @NWS_MountHolly. In effect from 11am through this evening. Be aware of your local street and waterway flooding hazards. Never walk or drive through floodwater. More info ➡️ nixle.us/A9PNJ

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2 days ago

Philly's Magic Gardens is the starting point for an Isaiah Zagar scavenger hunt this Thursday. It's free, but participants can make donations to the Morris Animal Refuge along the way.

Although Zager’s work can be found all around Philly, the adventure, which starts and ends at PMG at 10th and South streets, takes participants on an exploration around Washington Square West and Bella Vista, as folks specifically search for the depictions of animals hidden in the public art.

    Philadelphia Magic Gardens to host South Street Safari July 19
    The hidden gems of Isaiah Zagar's glistening masterpieces will soon be the subject of a South Philly scavenger hunt. Aiming for folks to seek his city-wide scattered mosaics, the Philadelphia Magic Gardens, along with the Morris Animal Refuge, is hosting the first South Street Safari scheduled for Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m.
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2 days ago

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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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2 days ago

From South Street Headhouse District: The sch...

From South Street Headhouse District: The scheduled resurfacing of South Street will proceed from Broad to Front Streets beginning TONIGHT July 16 at 7pm. City contractors are scheduled to begin by milling and grading, (removing the top layer of asphalt) of South Street. Hours for milling will be from 7:00pm to 5:00am. Prep work around the manholes should start the following day after the milling is complete. Prep work hours are from 7:00am to 3:30pm. The paving itself is scheduled to take place on July 23rd to July 26th at night from 7:00pm to 5:00am.(Note: Exact dates may push due to weather delays.) Please look for NO PARKING SIGNS and other parking restriction during this period. Vehicles on the street will be moved by the City of Philadelphia. If you vehicle is relocated due to construction, call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3030. Bike corrals have been removed and will be replaced after the paving is complete.

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2 days ago

Temps towards the 90’s today and tomorrow. Fi...

Temps towards the 90’s today and tomorrow. Find your cool place: Take a break from the sun. Know the signs of heat stress. Helpful health info from our partners from @PHLPublicHealth ⬇️

    Part of the Plan: Heat and Home | Office of Emergency Management
    Part of the Plan is the Office of Emergency Management's monthly video series where we open our public safety plans and partnerships. Something we value at OEM is informing and including the public as to your roles in our plans. As we say: You are the Public in Public Safety.
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2 days ago

25+ Marvelous Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16-22

Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street

Where:Various locations including Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South 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 Red Owl Tavern, 433 Chestnut 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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2 days ago

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3 days ago

Great interview with Emily Smith, who lives i...

Great interview with Emily Smith, who lives in Bella Vista AND is executive director of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Fun fact: the gardens are dog-friendly!

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3 days ago

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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3 days ago

World Cup fans gather on South Street for finals viewing party

Fans of the two teams in the finals will gather on the 700 block of South Street where the popular German Bierhall has closed down the block for a huge viewing party.

    World Cup fans gather on South Street for finals viewing party
    For a few hours Sunday, South Street will become Philadelphia's World Cup headquarters. Fans of the two teams in the finals will gather on the 700 block of South Street where the popular German Bierhall has closed down the block for a huge viewing party. The event kicked off at 10 a.m.
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