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The pop-up beer garden, at 10th and Fitzwater streets, runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with beer, punch, and food for sale and proceeds going toward the protest.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6
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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 email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @Jim_McElhatton Article: https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/
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Where: Morning Glory Diner at 735 S. 10th St., 19147
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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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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.
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Service Announcement: The 11th & South Street station will be temporarily removed tomorrow morning due to construction in the area until further notice. Please check our online station map for nearby bike and dock availability.
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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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And last but not least, check out South Philly staple Isgro Pastries, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 366 reviews on Yelp. Established in 1904, the Italian bakery is known for its award-winning cannoli and other decadent desserts. You can find it at 1009 Christian St.This article has 3 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
Topping the list is Beiler's Bakery at 51 N. 12th St. in the Reading Terminal Market in Center City. The dessert destination, which offers doughnuts and more, is the most popular bakery in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,085 reviews on Yelp.
Old City's ICI Macarons & Cafe, located at 230 Arch St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery, which offers coffee, tea, macarons and more, five stars out of 158 reviews.
A La Mousse is another much-loved go-to. With 4.5 stars out of 393 Yelp reviews, this shop offers desserts, milkshakes, coffee, tea and more. Head over to 145 N. 11th St. in Chinatown to see for yourself.
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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 ⬇️
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Where:Various locations including Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South StreetThis article has 18 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
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:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
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