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

218 N. 13th St., 4-6 p.m. weekdays. 

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.

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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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    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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FYI Philly's annual Ice Cream Social

343 South 13th, Philadelphia, PA 19107

45 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

121 S. Broad Street

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7619 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

1647 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148

112 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

8126 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118

2900 Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134

2413 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

3900 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

2004 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130

1928 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

9 W Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19123

41 S Main Street, Mullica Hill, N.J. 08062

233 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

121 S 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

6030 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19135

1 W Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125

1441 W. Shunk Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

2212 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

1622 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

1526 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

127 S 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

214 S 40th Street

1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

509 S 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19130

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19130

    Watch FYI Philly's annual Ice Cream Social
    This weekend on FYI Philly, we're celebrating National Ice Cream Month with our annual ice cream social, visiting some new spots and some Philly favorites that have stood the test of time. We round up artisan ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes plus Philly Mag's picks for coolest treats AND a refreshing spot for a hot summer day.
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    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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6 Minute Meal & Deal: Maison 208's Dewey Burger

208 S 13th St

    6 Minute Meal & Deal: Maison 208's Dewey Burger
    In this week's 6 Minute Meal and a Deal, Alicia Vitarelli heads to Maison 208 for a Dewey Burger. Maison 208 Chef/Owner Sylva Senat's Dewey BurgerFun Fact: The building that houses Maison 208 was home to a small burger chain in the 1950s called Dewey's Famous so the Chef pays homage to that history with this burger.Chef Senat also attended John Dewey High School in Brooklyn.
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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 Career Fair is an annual event that aims ...

The Career Fair is an annual event that aims to help more Philadelphians find and get good jobs. The event will: Connect Philadelphia residents and employers. Make information about jobs and workforce development services available to the unemployed and underemployed. Provide tools and resources needed to pursue and achieve career goals. Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center - Philadelphia, PA (Philly) 1107 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 To register: http://bit.ly/2ml1mHa https://beta.phila.gov/spotlight/career-empowerment-fair/

    Career Empowerment Fair | Human Resources and Talent Unit
    Meeting local employers, learning about job opportunities, and taking part in professional development workshops to advance your career.
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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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3 tantalizing food and drink experiences in Philadelphia this week

Where: Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars, 51 N. 12th St., #76, Center City or 7627 Grape Vine Drive, New Tripoli

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Where: Meet at McNally's Tavern, 8634 Germantown Ave.

Where: Federal Distilling, 1700 N. Hancock St., Lower North

    3 tantalizing food and drink experiences in Philadelphia this week
    Hungry for something new? If you love to eat and drink, this week offers a great chance to explore the world of Philadelphia food and beverage. From a neighborhood food tour to a peek behind the scenes at a craft distillery, here's what to do on the local food and beverage scene this week.
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The Career Fair is an annual event that aims ...

The Career Fair is an annual event that aims to help more Philadelphians find and get good jobs. The event will: Connect Philadelphia residents and employers. Make information about jobs and workforce development services available to the unemployed and underemployed. Provide tools and resources needed to pursue and achieve career goals. Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center - Philadelphia, PA (Philly) 1107 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 To register: http://bit.ly/2ml1mHa

    Career Empowerment Fair | Human Resources and Talent Unit
    Meeting local employers, learning about job opportunities, and taking part in professional development workshops to advance your career.
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Dessert destinations: Philadelphia's top 5 bakeries, ranked

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.

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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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.

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.

    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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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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    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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In the fall, the mural will be installed at 1...

In the fall, the mural will be installed at 13th and Arch streets.

    Help paint a mural at Farm for the City this weekend
    On Sunday, July 15, pick up a paintbrush and get to work. Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are inviting the public to help paint a mural at the new Farm for the City by City Hall.
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Spin the wheel: These sister Center City restaurants offer a 'bar crawl within a bar'

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...

    Spin the wheel: These sister Center City restaurants offer a 'bar crawl within a bar'
    Most of the restaurants and bars in the busy 13th Street cluster that calls itself Midtown Village are relatively small. Inside narrow buildings originally designed as row houses, tables bump up against one another, and long bars get quickly packed. But as the scene creeps east toward the rising East Market complex, the scale begins to expand.
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    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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    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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FYI Philly's annual Ice Cream Social

343 South 13th, Philadelphia, PA 19107

45 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

121 S. Broad Street

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7619 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

1647 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148

112 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

8126 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118

2900 Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134

2413 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

3900 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

2004 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130

1928 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

9 W Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19123

41 S Main Street, Mullica Hill, N.J. 08062

233 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

121 S 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

6030 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19135

1 W Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125

1441 W. Shunk Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

2212 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

1622 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

1526 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

127 S 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

214 S 40th Street

1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

509 S 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19130

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19130

    FYI Philly's annual Ice Cream Social
    This weekend on FYI Philly, we're celebrating National Ice Cream Month with our annual ice cream social, visiting some new spots and some Philly favorites that have stood the test of time. We round up artisan ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes plus Philly Mag's picks for coolest treats AND a refreshing spot for a hot summer day.
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Immigration: Gretchen Shanfeld Connects Immigrants And Refugees with Health And Mental Health Services

The Nationalities Service Center at 1216 Arch St. helps more than 5,000 immigrants and refugees every year adjust to their new lives...

    Immigration: Gretchen Shanfeld Connects Immigrants And Refugees with Health And Mental Health Services
    The Nationalities Service Center at 1216 Arch St. helps more than 5,000 immigrants and refugees every year adjust to their new lives in Philadelphia. They offer a range of services including English classes, legal services and connecting people to health services.
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