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  • Adopt a Pet: Pebbles

    Meet Pebbles! This little old lady still has some spunk in her! Pebbles is a 12-year-old Beagle who is sweet as can be. Pebbles was recused by the Pennsylvania SPCA after living a not so great life, but she doesn’t hold her past against anyone. In fact, she loves everyone! She would love a family to live out her golden years with. She will do best in a home that can give her love, daily walks and lots of snuggles. […]

  • Adopt a Pet: Dean

    Meet Dean Martin! He is the sweetest and snuggliest boy! Dean is a young fella, between one and two-years-old. He loves toys, affection, treats and a lap to sit on! Dean is happiest when accompanied by a human or two. He also likes other dogs and could do well with the right playmate. In terms of grooming, Dean Martin has short fur that requires minimal maintenance. You can find Dean at PAWS in Old City! Click here to learn more […]

  • Meet Whizzy! Geno’s Steaks New Mascot

    PHL17’s Kelsey Fabian stopped by Geno’s Steaks to meet Philadelphia’s newest mascot, Whizzy! The restaurant says the mascot is named after their most popular cheesesteak — The Whiz. Whizzy is the first and only cheesesteak mascot in Philadelphia! You can see Whizzy at Geno’s locations and around the city at different events.

  • Philadelphia School Brings Pumpkin Patch to School Yard

    A Northeast Philadelphia school is getting it’s kids ready for fall! Philadelphia Charter School of Arts and Sciences is bringing a pumpkin patch to the schoolyard. 120 kindergartners will get to pick out, decorate and take home their very own pumpkin. The school’s pumpkin patch was started back in 2012 when Facility Manager and Building Engineer Matt Wasco (also known as the Pumpkin Man) wanted the inner-city students to experience something that to him was a family tradition, pumpkin picking. […]

  • Adopt a Pet: Zap

    Meet Zap! He loves attention, affection and cheese! This beautiful boy with blue eyes is deaf and blind in one eye, but you would never know it! Zap, is easy to leash walk, doesn’t pull and will follow closely. He is in the process of learning basic commands and so far he has mastered sit. Zap loves to play with toys and is sweet as can be. The 11-month-old pup is good with dogs and cats. Because Zap cannot hear, his […]

  • 4th Annual 23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest

    Celebrate Oktoberfest the right way with Brauhaus Schmitz! Join them for the 4th Annual 23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest. Eat, drink and celebrate as if you are in Munich. The party happens on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19. It includes three sessions, each able to accommodate 1,400 revelers for one of the biggest beer-drinking events to happen in Philadelphia. Click here to buy tickets and use the promo code “PHL17” to get $5 off your Friday night ticket!

  • Adopt a Pet: JJ

    Meet JJ! This 3-year-old Coonhound mix is everything you could want in a pup! JJ is friendly, playful, well-behaved and loves to use his sniffer. This handsome fella would make a great family pet he is great with other dogs and kids. He walks nicely on a leash, has mastered “sit” and is very treat motivated. If you are looking for a people-friendly pup and are interested in playing some fun enrichment games to keep JJ’s mind and sniffer engaged, […]

  • Eat, Drink and Shop Local at Old City Fest

    Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile. The celebration is happening Sunday, October 13. Activities will include a festival stage with live music, runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and of course food, beverages, art and retail shopping. Click here for more details.  

  • Hellerick’s Family Farm Fall Festival

    Take a trip to Bucks County to enjoy the beauty of fall’s finest colors to and to have a  day of fun on the farm. Hellerick’s Family Farm in Doylestown is the perfect place to enjoy fall. Take a hayride, try to find your way through a corn maze, visit with farm animals and roll some pumpkins. There are more than 40 activities for you and your family to do. Watch PHL17’s Kelsey Fabian try her hand at some of […]

  • Adopt a Pet: Juju

    Meet Juju! This friendly guy is believed to be a 10-year-old Miniature Pinscher. Juju was found wandering along the Cobbs Creek Parkway in Philadelphia and eventually picked up by animal control  as a stray. He is currently being fostered by City of Elderly Love and his foster mom has only great things to say about him.  She describes him has a very social dog, who will soak up any attention he can get. Juju is also a cuddle bug, his […]

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