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(John O'Brien, at Smokin' John's.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Center City Bargains, New BBQ, and Japanese-Italian

In her latest report, Hadas tells us about a new barbecue joint in Manayunk, a very special two-cuisine dinner coming this month, and the Center City District’s two-week restaurant festival.

01/15/2015

(A banner greets atendees to the NSCAA convention, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

More Than 10,000 Expected to Attend Soccer Coaches’ Convention in Philadelphia

Soccer legend Pelé is headlining the star-studded guest list.

01/14/2015

The Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City closed at 6am on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

US Govt. Finds Nearly $30M To Help Atlantic City’s Laid-Off Casino Workers

With four casinos gone in the past year, putting more than 8,000 people out of work, New Jersey’s congressional delegation got the US Labor Department to put together $29.4 million in grants for retraining that idled work force.

01/14/2015

The parade through donwtown New Hope is one of the most popular events of the Winter Festival. (Credit: Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival)

Hear Philly: Winter Festival For The Whole Family Returns To Bucks County

The Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival is back for an 18th year this month.

01/12/2015

(Credit: Hair O' The Dog)

Hear Philly: Philly’s Most Glamorous Bash Celebrates Special Birthday This Weekend

Hair O’ the Dog turns 21 years old this Saturday night.

01/12/2015

Ski Lift (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Flying Solo On Winter Getaways

Togetherness getaways can be overhyped, which is why a winter odyssey with family or friends where everyone does their own thing may be a good suggestion.

01/08/2015

From left to right:
Michele Morelli (top-rated Italian coffee roaster)
Riccardo Longo (culinary & wine director)
Stefano Biasini (reigning Italian gelato champion) (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Butchery, A Foodie Conference & A New Authentic Italian Café

This week, Hadas Kuznits has details on butchery classes, the 2015 Philly Chef Conference and a new, authentic Italian café.

01/08/2015

(Inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. File photo by John Ostapkovich.)

Philadelphia Hotel Rates and Occupancy Levels Surging Upward

Preliminary numbers for 2014 show the center city occupancy rate was at 76 percent.

01/02/2015

(The Bucks County Holiday Tree Fest.  Photo provided by Visit Bucks County)

Bucks County’s Display of Holiday Trees Wraps Up Next Week

If you just can’t seem to let go of the holiday spirit, you’ll want to know that this is the final weekend to go out and see some beautifully decorated trees in Bucks County.

01/02/2015

(The South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade performs at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With Newest New Year’s Extravaganzas, Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Don’t Disappoint

Eleven groups took the stage for 4½ minutes each, generating lots of excitement.

01/01/2015

(The 2015 Mummers' Parade gets under way outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Adjusting Tradition, Mummers Strutting DOWN Broad Street For 2015 Parade

This year the parade begins at 15th and Market Streets in center city and ends at Broad and Washington Avenue, with performance stops at Sansom and Carpenter Streets.

01/01/2015

(Rick Buckman, owner of Spring Mountain, stands in front of a snowmaking machine at Spring Mountain Resort.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

After A Slow Start To Winter, Area Ski Resorts Say Weather Is Finally Cooperating

At Spring Mountain Ski Area, in Montgomery County, they started making snow in late November, but December brought rain and warmer temperatures.

01/01/2015

(A Port Indian water skiier performs some tricks on New Year's Day 2013.  File photo from CBS3)

Crazy Montco Group Again Water Skiing on New Year’s Day — But It’s For A Good Cause

A New Year’s Day tradition that dates back more than three decades in Montgomery County is designed to be a day of fun but also to raise money for a camp for deserving children.

01/01/2015

(A fuel dock on the Chesapeake Bay.  Boaters are hoping lower fuel prices will stick around for next summer's boating season.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: 2014 Was a Year of Getaway Surprises

Here are some of the highs and lows.

01/01/2015

(Mike Siegel at Olde Bar, in the former Old Original Bookbinder's, at 2nd and Walnut  Streets.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Olde is New, Eat is Coming, Meatballs and More

For the New Year, why not try a restaurant that specializes in meatballs? Or José Garces’ new venture at the former Bookbinder’s, in Society Hill?

01/01/2015

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