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  • PHL17 Community Heroes: First-Of-Its-Kind Emergency Services for Displaced Pets

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, Red Paw Emergency Relief Team was honored for the work they do for animals displaced by disaster situations like fires, flooding and building collapses. Longtime firefighter and Red Cross volunteer Jen Leary noticed a big void in the city’s emergency response system. “You go to enough fires, building collapses, residential disasters where there’s families with pets and you see all these entities on scene helping […]

  • PHL17 Community Heroes: Darby Creek Valley Association Gears Up for 35th Annual Cleanup

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, the Darby Creek Valley Association was honored for their work to protect the Darby Creek watershed. The Darby Creek runs for 126 miles through four counties (Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia and Chester). Starting at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, the water flows all the way out to Easttown township. For many municipalities like Upper Darby, Springfield, Haverford, Radnor and Ridley it provides drinking water. In all, […]

  • PHL17 Community Heroes: Seriously Burned Local Firefighter’s Road to Recovery

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, David Smiley Jr. was honored after he almost lost his life fighting a house fire. On the morning of March 14th, the Smiley family’s life was changed forever. Dave Smiley, Sr. received a call about his son, Dave Jr.,  who had been seriously injured while fighting a house fire with the Minquas Fire Company in Mill Creek Delaware. “He fell through the second floor. They […]

  • Local Restaurant Offers CBD-Infused Dinner

    Roots Cafe, located in downtown West Chester, is the first suburban restaurant to host a CBD-Infused dinner. CBD is one of the latest culinary trends to hit the market and is perfectly legal in Pennsylvania. “CBD is an extract from the marijuana plant. There’s no THC in it, no psychoactive components of it,” said Chef/ Owner Dan Merola. The five-course dinner is happening Thursday, February 28th from 6-10 PM. Menu items include Burrata, Elk Meatballs, Smoked Rack of Lamb, Coconut […]

  • 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.

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