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  • Local Dance Company Does Its Part to “Spread the Love”

    The Debra Sparks Dance Company has dedicated the month of February to a “Spread the Love” campaign in Bucks County. If you’re looking to get involved, there’s two ways to donate: 1. Bring non-perishable items to Debra Sparks Dance Works in Newton, Bucks County. Studio hours can be found here. 2. Send out an e-card to your loved ones. E-cards include a Valentine’s Day dance with a sweet message attached. Click here to order one!

  • 2019 Mummers Parade Road Closures

    The City of Philadelphia released the 2019 Mummers Parade road closures. Here’s what you need to know ahead of the parade. From 3 AM until the parade’s conclusion: – Market Street (15th – 16th Street) – 15th Street ( Arch to Chestnut Street) – JFK Blvd (15th – 21st Street) From 7 AM until the parade’s conclusion: – Broad Street ( S. Penn Square – Washington Ave) – Washington Ave (12th – 18th St) Additional Parking Restrictions Temporary No Parking […]

  • Local University Basketball Coach Juggles Busy Season & Mummers Parade Preparations

    From elaborate framed costumes to braided heads of hair, Mummers wear it all come New Year’s Day. But it’s what some of these guys do for a living when they’re not marching down Broad Street that may catch some of the people who know them best off guard. John Baron is Head Coach of Gwynedd Mercy University men’s basketball team by day and Hegeman String Band captain by night. He juggles practices, games and weekend tournaments all while prepping the […]

  • Myth or Fact? McGillin’s Old Ale House Is Haunted

    McGillin’s Old Ale house is the oldest bar in Philadelphia with over 150 years of history. Owners and some patrons believe the Center City hot spot is haunted. McGillin’s was founded in 1860 by William McGillin, who ran the establishment until he died there in 1901. It now belongs to Chris Mullins Jr. and his family after his grandfather and uncle bought it in the ’50s. He said the paranormal activity is more than just rumors. “We’ve seen it. We […]

  • Temple University’s Latest Gear

    PHL17’s Jenna Meissner visited her alma mater Temple University to check out the latest fan gear for this football season! Take a look. Want to head to a game? Find tickets here!

  • Linvilla Orchards Gears Up for Fall

    Pumpkinland, apple cider donuts and hayrides…oh my! Fall officially kicks off this weekend and Linvilla Orchards is getting ready for one of the busiest times of the year.

  • Philadelphia’s Newest High-Rise Breaks Ground

    Developers just broke ground on an ultra-luxurious Rittenhouse Square high-rise. The Laurel is the latest and soon-to-be tallest residential, retail and restaurant development in Center City. The 48 story building will go up at 19th and Walnut and cost around $300 million dollars. It features more than 70 condos ranging from $2.5 million dollars to $25 million dollars for the penthouse. Developers expect the building to be fully occupied by fall 2021.

  • Commuter Alert: Hurricane Florence & Amtrak Services

    Ahead of Hurricane Florence, Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Service has announced some modifications.   For more information head to Amtrak’s website.

  • Atlantic City Rail Line Suspended For Months

    It’s upgrade time for NJ Transit’s Atlantic City Rail Line! Commuters traveling from Atlantic City to Philadelphia are going to have to use an alternate route for the next four months. The safety upgrade involves positive train control, which can prevent collisions and train derailments. Expanded local and express bus service is available and NJ Transit is offering a 25% discount on rail-line passes and tickets and cross-honoring them on multiple bus routes, PATCO, River Line and special shuttle bus […]

  • Labor Day Cocktails

    Looking for a refreshing holiday cocktail? Look no further! Here are the full recipes for the drinks made above. Stateside Solstice ·       1 ½ oz. Stateside Urbancraft Vodka ·       ½ oz. pineapple juice ·       ½ oz. fresh lime juice ·       ½ oz. fresh lemon juice ·       1 splash orange juice ·       Lemon-lime soda to fill Combine first five ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Top with lemon-lime soda. […]

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