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(Colin Dunlap and his sister, Tess, share birthday cupcakes with "Betsy Ross" at her home in Old City.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Birthday Party in Old City Fêtes America’s Premier Flagmaker

Betsy Ross would have been 263 years old on New Year’s Day.

12/31/2014

(As musicians sign, a burst of confetti marks the stroke of noon at Nest, in center city.  Photo by Dan Reinherz)

For the Youngest Philadelphians, a ‘Countdown to Noon’ Marks the New Year

Nest, a playspace at 13th and Locust Streets in center city, was one of several child-friendly locations in town celebrating a “countdown to noon.”

12/31/2014

(Members of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade work to complete costumes and props for New Year's Day.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Working Feverishly Toward Thursday’s Show

It’s a last-minute flurry of feathers as the eleven Fancy Brigades complete their extravagant pieces that will adorn their indoor performances on New Year’s Day.

12/30/2014

(Ken Furstoss, left, and members of his crew load fireworks into mortars for Wednesday night's two shows.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Fireworks Firm on a Short Fuse As Its Big Night on Delaware River Nears

The crew, under show producer Ken Furstoss, has been working feverishly since Sunday, loading and wiring tens of thousands of explosive shells, each in its own mortar.

12/30/2014

(The web site of WMGM-TV, channel 40, two days before the station loses its NBC network affiliation.)

Interim Plans For Jersey Shore TV Station; Area Radio Fills In News Coverage

Posted listings show WMGM picking up the “Soul of the South” TV network and a slew of infomercials to fill the time.

12/30/2014

(Cropped version of CC BY-SA 2.0, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorney_Park_%26_Wildwater_Kingdom#mediaviewer/File:Dorney_Park_entrance.jpg .)

Allentown, Pa. Amusement Park Fined After Teen Food Vendor Burned

OSHA cited Dorney Park under its parent company, Cedar Fair, in connection with an incident on June 9th.

12/30/2014

(John Niewinski III and his son, John IV, in front of Fralinger's clubhouse.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Tradition Merging With New Aspects for 2015 Mummers’ Parade

As clubs look for the next generation of mummers, some modifications are being made to the annual New Year’s Day parade to serve a number of needs.

12/29/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS)

Preparations Underway in Phila. and Camden For New Year’s Fireworks Shows

For the 24th consecutive year, fireworks will herald the arrival of the new year along the Delaware waterfront. A 6pm show will also be offered again this year.

12/29/2014

Shoppers out for the last night of Christmas village in Center City. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Vendors All Smiles As Philadelphia’s Christmas Village Wraps Up

Sunday marked the last day for the Christmas Village shops in Center City, with many of the store owners finding themselves on Santa’s nice list.

12/28/2014

Dora Cumens surrounded by her family on Christmas. (Credit: David Spunt)

Over A Century Of Christmases For One Chester County Woman

Downingtown native Dora Cumens celebrated a special Christmas with family on Thursday.

12/25/2014

(Credit: CBS3)

People Put Their Holiday On Hold To See ‘The Interview’ At Local Theater

Early reviews of “The Interview” were mostly favorable after the film’s Christmas Day debut at Wilmington’s Penn Cinema.

12/25/2014

(A ski lesson on Bear Creek Mountain, in Berks County, Pa.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: It’s Time To Learn Skiing and/or Snowboarding

Yes, you will fall. Even advanced skiers and riders do. Learning how to fall is the key to fun on the mountain.

12/25/2014

Latifa Lackey, owner of the Candy Gyrl mobile candy truck. (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Candy, Coffee and Beer

This week, Hadas Kuznits reports on a sweet, new mobile truck, a new location for a local brewery and a special treat for coffee drinkers.

12/25/2014

(Benedict Cumberbatch stars as legendary cryptographer Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game.")

Movie Review: ‘The Imitation Game’

It’s five movies in one, and all of them are engrossing and impressive.

12/24/2014

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