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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.This article has 12 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
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...
At Hungry Pigeon (743 S. Fourth St.), the caraway savor of Rowhouse Spirit’s “Akvavit” adds a Nordic twist to the Great...
...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...
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Benjamin Franklin House (later known as The Franklin Residences), 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @Jim_McElhatton Article: https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/
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Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Where:Various locations including Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South StreetThis article has 17 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: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
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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.
Photo Somewhere in Washington Square West
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The entrance to Porta is located at 1216 Chestnut St., with varying hours of operation throughout the week. The entrance to Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room...
...hours of operation throughout the week. The entrance to Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room is at 1213 Sansom St. — directly behind it — open from 11 to 2 a.m. daily. Note that Porta closes...
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