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(A vendor of all-natural dog treats markets his wares.  File photo)

Greater Philly Pet Expo Returns to Oaks, Pa., Through Sunday

The latest in pet apparel and foods are among products for sale by vendors.

01/11/2013

(The Golden Crown New Year's Brigade has a "Mad Max" theme this year.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Mummers Fancy Brigades Making Final Preparations For New Year Extravaganzas

With the Mummers Parade right around the corner, “fancy” brigades have begun setting up shop inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the indoor showcase on New Year’s Day.

12/27/2012

(A willow tree lays fallen on the Storybook Gardens of the Camden Children's Garden.  Photo provided)

Hurricane Sandy Plays Too Rough With Camden Children’s Garden

One place that’s still digging out from Hurricane Sandy is the Camden Children’s Garden, where the storm brought down half a dozen trees.

10/31/2012

(Kate O'Neill, deputy director of the Chestnut Hill Business Association.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Chestnut Hill Merchants Prepare For Their ‘Harry Potter’ Weekend

Kate O’Neill, deputy director of the Chestnut Hill Business Association, says “Harry Potter Weekend” appropriately takes place the weekend closest to Halloween.

10/25/2012

(Elected officials join Josh Nims, crouching at left, in the ceremonial groundbreaking -- using skateboards as shovels -- for a new skate park.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Ground Broken For Skateboarding Park Near Ben Franklin Parkway

“Skateboarding is an art form, a way of life, and a very important part of Philadelphia’s culture and creative economy,” says Claire Laver, executive director of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund.

10/12/2012

(Free kayaking on the Hudson River.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Hudson River Promenade, NYC

New Yorkers love it, but visitors rarely see it.

10/04/2012

(Left: "West Side Story."  Right: The Philadelphia Orchestra.  Images provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Something For Everyone From The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra is ready to kick off its new season, including a liver performance of the score to accompany the film “West Side Story.”

09/30/2012

(Fall colors at the Shawnee Inn.  Photo provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Leaf-Peeping Above The Treetops

For Delaware Valley leaf peepers the color shift may still be a few weeks away, but in New England the parade of fall hues is already shifting.

09/27/2012

(Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Avid Amateurs Join Coin Collectors And Dealers For ‘World’s Fair Of Money’ In Philadelphia

The World’s Fair of Money runs through Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

08/07/2012

(Museum manager Candice Helgeson sits inside a climb-in replica of a Wells Fargo stagecoach at the bank's museum in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Wells Fargo Museum

You may have walked by and never noticed it, but there is the coolest little museum at Broad and Walnut Streets in center city.

07/01/2012

(Vendors get ready for the "Taste of Philadelphia" event on Penn's Landing.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘Taste of Philadelphia’ Set To Open Along Delaware Riverfront

Preparations are underway for the “Taste of Philadelphia” event, which runs from 5pm Friday to 7pm Sunday on Penn’s Landing.

06/29/2012

(The US Mint in Philadelphia, with gallery windows overlooking the production floor.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

US Mint Set To Reopen For Tours After Six-Month Makeover

Finishing touches are being put on a six-month, $4-million makeover of the tour at the US Mint in Philadelphia, which reopens to the public on July 3rd.

06/27/2012

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Movie Review: ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’

We generally think of movie franchises as dwindling in quality as the sequels mount up. But occasionally, as with this third trip to “Madagascar,” just the opposite is true.

06/07/2012

(Kristen Stewart stars in "Snow White and the Huntsman." Credit: Universal Pictures)

Your Summer Movie Preview

So what do June, July, and August have in store for us as mainstream attractions compete for box office dollars? Plenty!

05/24/2012