Leisure

(Visitors pass by as work crews set up stage equipment for the Philly Pops' concert in front of Independence Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

The Nation’s Birthplace Revs Up Once Again For America’s Birthday

Independence Day isn’t until Saturday, but Philadelphia’s Fourth of July celebration was already getting underway on Friday morning.

07/03/2015

(The pitch at PPL Park, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Greg Orlandini)

PPL Park, Home Stadium for Philadelphia Union, Getting a Name Change

Come this fall, the Philadlephia Union won’t be playing in PPL Park anymore.

07/02/2015

(Credit: CBS 3)

Philadelphia Honors Hometown Sandwich To Celebrate America’s Birthday

Eight assembly lines of Wawa employees were putting together 21,000 Italian hoagies Thursday morning.

07/02/2015

(Fort Ticonderoga was built to guard the strategically important dot of land between Lake George and Lake Champlain, in New England.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fort Ticonderoga, New York

Imagine a land so rugged and breathtakingly majestic that, even today, the waterways provide the clearest path through the dense forest.

07/02/2015

(The US Coast Guard and Philadelphia Police stage a mock "boating while intoxicated" arrest on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

In and Around Philadelphia, Holiday Weekend Warnings About DUI

Officials are warning people not to drink and drive, on the roads or on the water.

07/01/2015

(Zach Pfeffer, in file photo by Paul Rudderow)

Philly Soccer Show: Union and US Women Both Win

The KYW Philly Soccer Show is once again on location at PPL Park!

07/01/2015

The historic Cape May Lighthouse. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Family Fun at the Lighthouse, Shakespeare and Craft Beer & Crabs

Cape May features many recurring events taking place throughout the heart of the summer and a marquee one as well.

07/01/2015

Night In Venice (credit: Cleve Bryan)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Family Events All Summer Long and Night In Venice Sails Into Town

In Ocean City, July really kicks off the full summer season.

07/01/2015

Wildwood Blues and BBQ Festival (Credit: Greater Wildwoods Tourism Authority)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing: Blues, BBQ and Globetrotters Invade The Wildwood Beaches, Boardwalk

Things always heat up down the shore in July, and in the Wildwoods there’s no exception.

07/01/2015

Triple A Mechanic Richard Santiago demonstrating the penny test. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Hitting The Road For A Getaway? Make Sure Your Tires Are Up To Speed

Triple A says one of the most common calls they get for roadside assistance in the summer has to do with tire problems.

07/01/2015

Tom McGee sells beer at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

A Phillies’ Beer Vendor Channels Marlon Brando, For Fun and Profit

It’s a classic Marlon Brando scene (“Heyyy, Stellaaaa!”) that beer vendor Tom McGee recreates as he walks the aisles of Citizens Bank Park, selling cans of Stella Artois.

07/01/2015

Michaela Majoun blows a kiss to wellwishers on hand for her final WXPN broadcast, at World Café Live.  Photo by Tim Jimenez

WXPN Morning Host Michaela Majoun Wraps Up 25-Year Career On Air

At 10am, Majoun’s two and a half decades on WXPN , the University of Pennsylvania’s noncommercial radio station, came to a close.

06/30/2015

File photo. Credit: Mann Center

Saturday Fireworks Postponed to Sunday

The forecast of heavy rain this evening prompted the schedule change.

06/27/2015

(Credit:  FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Oink Oink! Rescue Group Hosts ‘Piggypalooza’ In Bucks County

The event at Ross Mill Farm in Jamison is a major fundraiser for the Pig Placement Network.

06/27/2015

Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, operates his ham radio as part of the Field Day emergency exercise. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Radio Operators Testing Emergency Preparedness This Weekend In Montco

Amateur radio operators from throughout the region will join thousands across the country in a field emergency test this weekend.

06/27/2015