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  • Thomas Ian Nicholas Featured This Weekend at Wizard World

    Wizard World is back in Philadelphia, and tens of thousands of fans are excited to head to the Pennsylvania Convention Center through this Sunday. One of those people headed to the convention center is actor Thomas Ian Nicholas, who visits Philly every year for the event. He is a featured celebrity guest this weekend, appearing among other actors including Tony Danza, who Thomas actually played years ago. For more information on the event, click here.

  • Disability Pride Philadelphia Parade & Celebration This Weekend

    Disability Pride Philadelphia is an organization made up of disabled people committed to promoting visibility and awareness within their communities. The annual Disability Pride Parade & Celebration Week runs from June 10th-15th this year. “We start with our definition of PRIDE [which stands for], Please Respect Individuals with Disabilities Everywhere. And we know that people simply don’t do better because they don’t know better”,  said Vice President of Gateway Health Plan Marcia Martin. The parade’s activities kick off at 10:00am […]

  • American Idol Finalist and Bucks County Native Justin Guarini Performs Live on PHL17

    You may remember Justin Guarini as one of the finalists on the first season of American Idol. Justin was raised in Doylestown, PA and is returning to the area to perform at Bucks County Playhouse for A Beautiful Dawning: Oklahoma! at 75 on Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM. During the show, audience members will see performances of the classic music from Oklahoma!, hear the music dropped from the production during it’s pre-Broadway run, and see how the show is […]

  • Welcome Baby Cryan!

    Our PHL17 family has grown by one! Meteorologist Monica Cryan welcomed her baby girl on June 12th. Josephine June Cryan arrived at 5:15 PM weighing 7 lbs and 8 ounces. Join us in congratulating Monica and her husband Eugene!

  • “Art For Paws Sake” Benefits Furry Friends at Balanced Buddies Res-Q

    South Jersey dog rescue Balanced Buddies Res-Q is hosting “Art for Paws Sake,” an art show and reception tonight in Collingswood to benefit the shelter. Artists from our area and all across the country have donated art, both hangable art and wearable art to sell at the show. Balanced Buddies does more for dogs than just spaying, neutering and adoption. “We do extensive medical care for our dogs,” said Melissa Winsor, Balanced Buddies Res-Q co-founder. “A lot of our dogs […]

  • Keep Yourself Healthy During Men’s Health Month with a Quick 10 Minute Workout

    June is National Men’s Health month – the perfect opportunity to get your health in gear. Louis Bezich, author of “Crack the Code” has a quick workout plan that you can do right from home. It only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete, but will make a significant impact on your fitness. “Crack the Code” explains 10 proven secrets that motivate healthy behavior and inspire fulfillment in men over 50. Feeling like you can’t will yourself to get […]

  • Flyers Legend Bernie Parent Hosting Annual Fishing Tournament

    The word “legend” is thrown around a lot, but when it comes to Flyers great Bernie Parent, “legend” is warranted. The Flyers’ Stanley Cup-winning goalie stopped by to talk about a great event he is hosting down the shore. It’s the Snider Hockey In-Shore Fishing Challenge, taking place all day June 14th at the Canyon Club Marina in Cape May, New Jersey. The event benefits The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, which does amazing work with young kids across the […]

  • Giant Teams Up with Philabundance to Give Away $10K Worth of Fresh Produce

    Giant has partnered with Philabundance to give away $10,000 worth of food this Thursday to Philadelphians in need. It’s all part of a program called Fresh For All. The program allows the community to pick up food at no cost to them. In conjunction with Giant’s donation, the big giveaway will be at 12:30 PM at 2150 W. Lehigh Ave in Philadelphia, right in front of Dobbins High School. Anybody can come by to any of the giveaway sites in […]

  • Celebrate International Falafel Day at Reading Terminal Market

    Join millions around the world in celebrating International Falafel Day on June 12th! Hesham and Adham Albarouki from Kamal’s Middle Eastern Specialties talked about how they’re celebrating the day at Reading Terminal Market. Kamal’s Middle Eastern Specialties has resided in Reading Terminal Market for 38 years. The family business is in its second generation with the three Albarouki brothers operating it. For those unfamiliar, falafel is grounded chickpeas mixed with a number of different spices finished off in a deep […]

  • Nationally Recognized Famous 4th Street Cookie Company Started Up Right Here in Philadelphia

    One particular cookie is known all across the country – but it all began with a special family recipe right here in Philadelphia. The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company started in the 1970’s on 4th and Bainbridge, and the cookies were quickly in such high demand, they opened up in the Reading Terminal Market in 1982, where you can still find them. What makes these cookies so special? “What makes us unique is our process,” company President Brian Phillips said. […]

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