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(Harrisburg, seen from across the frozen Susquehanna River in Lemoyne, Pa.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Enjoying the Harrisburg, Pa., Area

Pennsylvania’s state capitol isn’t just for politics. There’s some fun and a fine seafood lunch to be had.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Jason Kang, in the new Miga.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Korean BBQ, German Transit, and a Giant Pig Roast

This week, Hadas tells us about a onetime Korean barbecue restaurant that’s finally found a new Philadelphia home, a new center city spot that’s using German subways as its theme, and what’s coming at the next Reading Terminal Market fundraiser.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Backers of an official Veterans' Day parade for Philadelphia announce their plans in the City Council caucus room of City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Long Oversight Corrected: Philadelphia To Get An Official Veterans’ Day Parade

Noted Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who once served on US Navy destroyers in the Korean War, says it’s almost hard to believe, in this city of firsts, that we don’t have an official Veterans’ Day parade.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(A petition on Change.org protests Facebook's handling of Native American names.)

Facebook’s ‘Real Names Only’ Policy Drawing More Online Protests

Drag queens were first. Now, Native Americans have joined the chorus of complaints about Facebook’s “real names” policy enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Kevin Miller photo from Philadelphia Union.  Austin Berry file photo  by Mitchell Leff/ Getty Images)

Philly Soccer Show: Union Trainer Kevin Miller, Defender Austin Berry

This week, trainer Kevin Miller talks about the players’ off-season fitness regimen, and Eli talks about a recent interview with Union defender Austin Berry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Joe Mastronardo Jr., one of the alleged ringleaders, is married to the daughter of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor.  File photo)

Huntingdon Valley ‘Gentleman Gambler’ Sentenced for Racketeering and Money Laundering

Joseph Mastronardo Jr. is married to the daughter of late Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Image by Melony Roy)

Online Streaming Service Lists Top ‘Sex’ Songs Played During Valentine’s Day Weekend

There was also a Top 10 list of “love” songs, but they were different.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Photo by Kim Glovas)

Police Athletic League Takes Over Palestra for a Play Day For Area Schoolkids

Philadelphia’s cathedral of college basketball played host to girls and boys involved in the Police Athletic League’s annual President’s Day play day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

MAYBE IT WAS THE WEATHER.  Just a few hardy souls showed up for an ice skating session at Dilworth Park, adjacent to City Hall, hosted by the Philadelphia Flyers.  The thermometer read 10 degrees.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

For A Few, The Perfect Temperature For Ice Skating With Flyers Hockey Players

It was 10 degrees F. out, but members of the Flyers ice hockey team hosted a lunchtime skate outside City Hall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington’s Efforts For Religious Freedom

A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(The Wilmington Blue Rocks' web site was offering opening-day tickets for 4 cents each.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Temperature-Based Promotion Sends Baseball Ticket Prices To Rock Bottom in Wilmington

A President’s Day promotion for the Wilmington Blue Rocks said that tickets would go on sale at a price based on this morning’s outdoor temperature in Wilmington.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

File Photo (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Demand Declining As Phils Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale This Week

The last-place Phillies drew 2.4 million fans last season — the lowest attendance in the eleven-year history of Citizens Bank Park.

02/16/2015

(Bernice Paul, during a visit to Bartram's Garden, in South Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: An Accomplished Artist, Unfazed By Her Next Century

Now 97, Bernice Paul came to Philadelphia from Russia during the Depression, when the Nazis were coming to power in Europe.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/15/2015

Ryan Roemer, instrumentalist teacher at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, warms up his students in preparation for a master jazz class at the Kimmel Center.  Photo by Dafni Dimopoulos, provided)

Philadelphia Music Students Prepare For Verizon Hall Performance With Master Jazz Class

In preparation for their Verizon Hall debut next week, high schoolers from the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush Jazz Ensemble participated in a master class led by Kimmel Center musicians.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

Christopher Mullins, co-owner of McGillin's Olde Ale House, with a "Dublin Donkey."  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

A Center City Pub Readies For 2016 Democratic Convention With a Special Drink

Christopher Mullins, co-owner of McGillin’s Olde Ale House, an Irish pub near 13th and Chestnut Streets, calls his newest concoction a “Dublin Donkey.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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