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Triple A Mechanic Richard Santiago demonstrating the penny test. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Hitting The Road For A Getaway? Make Sure Your Tires Are Up To Speed

Triple A says one of the most common calls they get for roadside assistance in the summer has to do with tire problems.

20 hours ago

Tom McGee sells beer at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

A Phillies’ Beer Vendor Channels Marlon Brando, For Fun and Profit

It’s a classic Marlon Brando scene (“Heyyy, Stellaaaa!”) that beer vendor Tom McGee recreates as he walks the aisles of Citizens Bank Park, selling cans of Stella Artois.

23 hours ago

Michaela Majoun blows a kiss to wellwishers on hand for her final WXPN broadcast, at World Café Live.  Photo by Tim Jimenez

WXPN Morning Host Michaela Majoun Wraps Up 25-Year Career On Air

At 10am, Majoun’s two and a half decades on WXPN , the University of Pennsylvania’s noncommercial radio station, came to a close.

06/30/2015

File photo. Credit: Mann Center

Saturday Fireworks Postponed to Sunday

The forecast of heavy rain this evening prompted the schedule change.

06/27/2015

(Credit:  FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Oink Oink! Rescue Group Hosts ‘Piggypalooza’ In Bucks County

The event at Ross Mill Farm in Jamison is a major fundraiser for the Pig Placement Network.

06/27/2015

Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, operates his ham radio as part of the Field Day emergency exercise. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Radio Operators Testing Emergency Preparedness This Weekend In Montco

Amateur radio operators from throughout the region will join thousands across the country in a field emergency test this weekend.

06/27/2015

(The "When and If," under full sail, in file photo)

Tall Ships Bring History Sailing into Delaware Riverfront

Among the tall ships in the Parade of Sail, arrayed today along the Delaware River, is a schooner named “When And If” that once belonged to Gen. George Patton.

06/25/2015

(The pitch at PPL Park, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Greg Orlandini)

Philly Soccer Show: Union Over Seattle, 1-0, at PPL Park

KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch come to you from the pitch at PPL Park, after the Union’s win on Wednesday.

06/25/2015

Philadelphia's Gazela, built in 1901 in Portugal. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Tall Ships Festival Sails Into Philadelphia

Its Opening Day for the Festival along the Delaware River.

06/25/2015

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Upper Vermont’s Lake Champlain Region

Getaways can be relaxing and recharging. Here’s an ideal spot for one.

06/25/2015

(Jymm Mitchell poses with his pair of photos that are being turned into a "Showing Face" billboard.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Billboard Project Teams Up Older and Younger LGBT Philadelphians

The yearlong collaboration between members of the Attic Youth Center and seniors from the LGBT-oriented John C. Anderson Apartments produced a series of photos that focus on faces, with eyes open and closed.

06/24/2015

(Photo by Lynne Adkins)

500 More Camden Schoolkids Get Free Book-Shopping Sprees

The book giveaway is the brainchild of 14-year-old Alexa Grabelle of Voorhees, NJ, who for four years has collected more than 50,000 donated books and given them away to needy children.

06/24/2015

(Instagram has added new functionality to its "search" capabilities.  Images provided by Instagram)

Instagram Improves Its ‘Search’ and ‘Explore’ Capabilities

In a blog post, Instagram says, “Through trending Tags and trending Places, you can experience moments like #bonnaroo or #fathersday from every perspective.”

06/24/2015

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

City Seeing Feedback From Bike Lane Delineator Program On Walnut Street Bridge

The city will evaluate the pilot in the fall, and may try the devices in other locations.

06/24/2015

(Doug Schaer and Rick Licht of Hero Ventures, with their Marvel Experience in the background.  Photo by  Paul Kurtz)

‘Marvel Experience,’ A Portable Theme Park, Sets Up at South Philly Ballpark

The “Marvel Experience” opens on Wednseday. It’s a mobile theme park that packs a punch.

06/23/2015