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(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

(Taylor Sirolli, from St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, takes her turn at bat with the Tri-Cape team at the Carpenter Cup softball classic, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

High School Softball Tourney Underway Again in South Philadelphia

Some 250 players were hitting the fields at FDR Park for the 11th annual Phillies Softball Carpenter Cup.

06/22/2015

(Philadelphia-centric shirts and other items are sold by Philly Phaithful.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: T-Shirts With An Attytood

Okay, so you want a Philadelphia-related t-shirt, but you want something other than the usual?

Enter Philly Phaithful!

06/21/2015

26th annual Manayunk Arts Festival (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Art Lovers Flock To Manayunk For Annual Festival

It’s the 26th annual Manayunk Arts Festival and people from all over swarmed Main Street Saturday for Day 1 of the event.

06/20/2015

(A space suit is propped up outside a mobile trailer that NASA brought to Philadelphia on a public education mission.  Photo by Dan Wing)

NASA Lands in Philadelphia.   Its 3-Day Mission: Public Education.

The space agency set up shop today at the Franklin Institute, aiming to educate the public about research aboard the International Space Station and how it benefits us back here on Earth.

06/19/2015

(The former headquarters of the "Cradle of Liberty Council" of the Boy Scouts of America, at 22nd and Winter Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philadelphia Council Bypasses National Boy Scouts With Acceptance of Gay Leaders

Local Boy Scout leaders in the Philadelphia region are adopting a membership and employment policy that opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation.

06/19/2015

(Three Renoir paintings show couples dancing.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Art Museum Readies New Exhibit of Impressionism

“Discovering the Impressionists” is a breathtaking display of works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, and others.

06/18/2015

(USA forward Abby Wambach, right, celebrates her goal with teammates during a Group C match against Nigeria on June 16, 2015.  Photo by Andy Clark/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Philly Soccer Show: US Women Advance in World Cup Play

Despite making out of the group stage, the US women haven’t exactly impressed so far in the World Cup tournament.

06/18/2015