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Hundreds Of Local Kids Gear Up For Challenging Science Fair

The 67th annual Delaware Valley Science Fairs takes place next week at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Credit: South Street Headhouse District)

Hear Philly: South Street Easter Promenade

On Sunday, April 5, hop on down to South Street for one of Philadelphia’s oldest traditions, the South Street Easter Promenade.

03/25/2015

Zombies roam free on South Street during the Philly Zombie Crawl (Credit: Spark Wilkens)

Hear Philly: Zombies Take Over South Street Easter Sunday

For the last decade in Philadelphia, zombie have become synonymous with the Easter holiday.

03/25/2015

(Photo by Greg Orlandini)

Philly Soccer Show: On Location at Dave & Buster’s

KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch come to you from the Philadelphia Union’s annual “Meet the Team” event.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(A scene from Ken Burns' documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.")

Philadelphia Treatment Facility Offering Preview of Ken Burns’ New Cancer Documentary

Wednesday night’s preview for the cancer community is sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(Instagram's blog announced the new "Layout" feature.)

Instagram Adding Collage Feature To Its Photo-Posting App

With “Layout,” Instagram users will be able to build collages using photos from their camera roll, which they can then share to Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(The probable future site of a Wawa convenience store, at Broad and Walnut Streets in center city.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Wawa Planning New Store for Broad and Walnut Streets

The location was home to Robinson’s Luggage for 29 years. Now, if all goes as planned, a brand-new Wawa store will move into that space.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

("Imagination Playground," at the Please Touch Museum.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum’s Latest Play Area Sports Super-Size Building Blocks

Museum curator Stacey Swigart says “Imagination Playground” gets its name from the giant foam-block play system developed by architect David Rockwell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

The Fairmount neighborhood will be packed with people this weekend for the Fairmount Food Crawl. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Fairmount Food Crawl Offers Chance To Truly Pig Out

Here’s a question you’ve probably never been asked: do you think you can eat a whole pig? You have a chance to find out Saturday in Fairmount.

03/20/2015

(POW!       Liquid nitrogen mixed with dishwashing liquid punctuates a promotional event for the Philadelphia Science Festival.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With a Bang, Philadelphia Gears Up For Annual Science Festival

With a countdown of “3-2-1…,” soapsuds exploded from a container, covering those gathered on the steps of the Franklin Institute.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Details of Katharina Grosse's "Psychylustro," as photographed by Steve Weinik, and shown on Google Cultural Institute.  Image provided)

Google Helps Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Preserve Trove of Its Works Online

It’s the latest addition to the online Google Cultural Institute, an effort by the digital info company to capture significant artworks for all the world to share.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

Christina Baker Kline signs books at the Free Library for students from St. Mary's Interparochial School. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Final Chapter Of Philadelphia’s ‘One Book’ Program For 2015

The Free Library closes its “One Book, One Philadelphia” season tonight, with a grand finale featuring the author of this year’s selection.

03/19/2015

(Sam Katz, left, and a colleague on stage at IRTE.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Live Improv in New York City

Two tickets to a Broadway show can break the bank. But how about live improv, off Broadway?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Mickey Rowley shows off the 50th-floor view from his "Top of the Tower," at 18th and Arch Streets in center city.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Sky Brunch, Wine Week, and a Competition For Charity

A cooking competition by female chefs for the Philadelphia-based “Women Against Abuse” is among the events on tap in the next couple of weeks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Steam Builds For an Overhead Rail Bed Park Through Central Philadelphia

Taking a page out of New York City’s “High Line,” the Rail Park would run along the former Reading Railroad viaduct and the city branch of the old Reading lines.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015