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  • Animal themed street art “Local Critters” inspiring Philly neighborhoods

    KENSINGTON, PA — The tens of thousands of painting and pieces of street art throughout Philadelphia make our city unique, especially when the artwork features Philly-themed subjects, and even local animals. A local nonprofit organization called Visual Urban Renewal and Transformation, a.k.a. VURT Creative, has been organizing artists and donors to create unique “Local Critter” murals in different parts of the city. On the south side of Liz Brown’s house on Hancock Street in Kensington is the massive, “Token Squirrel” painting. […]

  • Theater dedicated to magic shows opening in Huntingdon Valley

    Huntingdon Valley, PA – The Smoke and Mirrors Magic Theater will open this doors to magic lovers and magicians this week. The owners of the theater say the 60-seat amphitheater is the first of its kind in the United States which will allow magicians from around the world to perform. Marty Martin is a co-owner and performer and says magicians from America’s Got Talent and Penn and Teller are already booked to perform this fall. Martin says the theater was […]

  • Mummers play one last serenade for Joe King after battle with cancer

    GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ — Outside Joe King’s viewing at St. Mary’s Church is Gloucester, over 100 mummers from different bands played some of the long time musician’s favorite songs. Joe King played in the New Year’s Mummers Parade for the last 52 years. King died last week after a battle with cancer. Dozens of members of the South Philadelphia String Band, which Joe was a part of for the past 16 years, were outside the church performing his favorite song, […]

  • Philly artist uses name of every Philadelphia Eagles player ever in new piece

    SOUTH PHILADELPHIA, PA — With the NFL preseason underway, a lot of us Philadelphians have the birds flying through our minds, and that goes for a local artist who just completed a unique painting for the Eagles faithful.   Daniel Duffy is the artists behind Philly Word Art and he just released his new “Philadelphia Eagles All Time Roster” print, which features 1739 names of current and many former Eagles players.   Every Eagle who has made it through camp, skilled […]

  • Margate residents furious about “Lake Christie” trapped in front of new dunes

    MARGATE, NJ – Residents and officials in Margate are in an uproar after the dune project they opposed for over four years  is now causing nightmarish problems along the beach…which they predicted. After last week’s rain, huge bodies of water have now pooled on the beach in between the newly constructed dunes and beachfront properties. Stormwater runoff is now collecting in front of the new dunes, blocking beach access for countless people in Margate, and posing a health hazard if […]

  • Massive, historic tree falls and almost kills group below it in Montgomery County

      WORCESTER, PA — A huge, historic oak tree, believed to have been over 340-years-old, came crashing down in Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Monday evening and it almost killed a group of people standing underneath it.   Susan Caughlan is the President of the Worcester Historical Society and says she was almost killed when the historic and centuries old tree, known as the “Methacton Oak” or the “Charter Oak,” fell into the Methacton Mennonite Cemetery. Caughlan explained, “We were all […]

  • Shakespeare Park opens near Logan Square

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — After years of construction, the brand new Shakespeare Park and amphitheater opened near Logan Square. Mayor Kenny, officials from PennDOT and Philadelphia Parks and Recreaction cut the ribbon on the park Thursday morning. Leslie Richards is the Secretary of Transportation for PennDOT and explained how Shakespeare Park is actually an overpass of the Vine Street Expressway. “It was very hard to make this crossing. It was very hard to get to the public library; but now this […]

  • Eakins Oval+ opens with expanded parks

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — For the fifth year in a row, Philadelphians and tourists visiting the Rocky Steps at the Art Museum can enjoy a little something extra along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from now through August 20th. The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will host the fifth summer of The Oval with expanded programming this year called The Oval+ (Plus). New this year, kids can run through a large maze that runs along the oval, in addition […]

  • Mummers rally around one of their own in a time of need

    SOUTH PHILADELPHIA, PA — Longtime Mummer legend, Joe King, is battling cancer right now, and just like on New Year’s Day in the parade, his Mummer family is right there behind him every step of the way. This weekend, hundreds of Mummers are expected to show support for King, who’s in need of some help.   Joe has played the banjo in the New Year’s Day Mummer’s parade for 52 years. “The most gratifying feeling I’ve ever had in my […]

  • Circus camp turns summer upside down for kids

    GERMANTOWN, PA — A unique summer camp in Philadelphia is teaching kids skills in static trapeze, aerial silks, juggling, plate-spinning, tight wire-walking, clowning and acrobatics.  The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts offers the two weeks youth camp for 8 to 14-year-olds through the end of the summer. In each 2-week session, the school invites professional circus performers and other guests to speak to the youth and sometimes perform for them. Guests have included several International Jugglers Association Champions, a sword-swallower, […]