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  • Professional paintball tournament being held in Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – In Atlantic City this weekend, thousand of tourists are expected to play the casino slots, and fire off some shots! The NXL Atlantic City Open professional paintball tournament is being held at Bader Field June 23rd through Sunday the 25th. This tournament is one of only five professional NXL tournaments of the 2017 season. Over 250 teams have signed up and will compete in various different tournament games over the course of the weekend. The Atlantic City […]

  • Back on My Feet helps homeless through an empowering running group

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — An organization called “Back on My Feet” is asking homeless men and women who live on the streets of Philly to wake up early and get out into the street to go for a morning run. In the Point Breeze section of the city, seven men who live in the Surge Recovery Center off Morris Street wake up three times a week to meet their running group.   Willie Mewborn is one of those men. Willie says […]

  • 87-year-old Philadelphia man embarks on backpacking adventure through SE Asia

    PHILADELPHIA, PA –  87-year-old Robert “Rocky” Mellin of Philadelphia has traveled to more than 60 countries throughout his lifetime and on Wednesday he will embark on another journey.   Rocky will travel over the next three months to Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, using only his knowledge of traveling and a short guide book to get around. He will only be bringing a small orange backpack with four shirts, two pairs of pants, one pair of shoes, a windbreaker, an […]

  • Beloved teacher retires after 47 years

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — After 47 years of educating students, Marianne Burpulis is retiring from St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in Northeast Philadelphia. Wednesday night, Burpulis proudly walked and waved the 2017 flag down the center isle of St. Hubert’s graduation ceremony at Holy Family University as hundreds of students, staff, and family members cheered for a teacher, who many say, has always been there to cheer for them. Marianne graduated from St. Hubert back in 1967 and went […]

  • Local colleges sell their old furniture online and it’s pretty cheap

    NORTH PHILADELPHIA — If you’re looking for some new office furniture, Temple University may be able to help you out. A new surplus-property program lets you shop online for anything the university is selling and the items sell for pretty cheap!   Chelsea Williams is a senior studying environmental studies and she helps measure, photograph, price, and then list hundreds of items online for auction. “The nicer chairs go very quickly, like I would say within a couple of days,” […]

  • New attractions, rollercoasters and stores in Ocean City for Summer 2017

    OCEAN CITY, NJ – With Memorial Day Weekend a few days away, we decided to check out some of the new attractions in Ocean City for summer 2017! On the boardwalk, five new wooden pavilions were built in the offseason as part of the ongoing re-decking project. At Playland’s Castaway Cove, two new rollercoasters are expected to open this summer. The Gale Force and the Wildwaves were supposed to open last year, but manufacturing issues delayed their opening. The blue […]

  • World’s largest high school rowing event in Philly this weekend

    EAST FALLS, PA – The 91st consecutive Stotesbury Cup Regatta is in Philly this weekend and is expected to draw thousands to the banks of the Schuylkill River. There are over 170 high schools rowing in this year’s regatta with a record number of entries; close to 1,000 different boats. Erika McCormick is the Director of Racing for the Stotesbury Cup Regatta and says the weather plays a huge part in the weekend, but luckily for the rowers, the next few […]

  • Family-owned toy store to close after 33 years in Bryn Mawr

    BRYN MAWR, PA – Pun’s Toy Shop in Bryn Mawr was a landmark along Lancaster Avenue for over three decades, and much to the dismay of his loyal customers, Pun’s owner, Joe Berardoni, will be closing shop in about a month. Berardoni has been the same smiling face working at Pun’s Toy Shop since 1996. He wasn’t the original owner, but he and his family ran the business for the past 21 years. Berardoni says he tried to focus on imaginative […]

  • Phillies debut new touchscreen kiosks allowing fans to order food quickly

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — Long lines to order food down at the ballpark are nothing new; but what is new this season at Citizens Bank Park is the “Zoom Food” line on the main concourse behind home plate. Whether you want a jumbo hot dog; maybe an order of crispy fries; or a cold beer on a warm summer night; the food at a Phillies game is half the fun.   But sometimes long lines and huge crowds make getting your […]

  • Lightbulb that can give you a better night’s sleep showcased in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — At this year’s 2017 Lightfair conference, held in Philly this week, the company Lighting Science was showing off a lightbulb that they say helps you get a better night’s sleep. It was the world’s largest annual commercial lighting trade show and conference, and the company Lighting Science had their special bulbs on display.   The bulbs costs around $20 and they’re designing to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Fred Maxik is the Chief […]