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(Todd Marcocci adds red drapery to barriers in advance of Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day parade.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Snow May Impinge on Rehearsal Day For Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Parade

Wednesday is scheduled to be a marathon day of run-throughs for the televised parade. But it comes with the threat of snow.

11/25/2014

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Successful First Weekend At City Hall’s New Ice Skating Rink

Hundreds flocked to Dilworth Park for the first weekend of ice skating at City Hall.

11/22/2014

(Jim Finnen, behind the microphone at courtside.  Photo provided by Lafayette College)

Lafayette College’s Hard-Working Sports PA Announcer Heading For Retirement

Jim Finnen has a voice that could part the Red Sea.

11/22/2014

(Clothing and accessories for runners was on sale at the Runners' Expo, a precursor to the Philadelphia Marathon.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Kicks Off With Runners’ Expo in Center City

The city is ready to host 60,000 spectators, 3,000 volunteers, and the 30,000 runners who are taking part in the weekend of events capped off by the full marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.

11/21/2014

(Dr. Michael Ross gets a chemotherapy treatment while wearing a "semi-colon" shirt created for him.  Photo provided)

One Philadelphia Runner Participating In Marathon Weekend Amid Chemo Treatments

Two months ago, Dr. Michael Ross was diagnosed with colon cancer. This weekend, he’ll run the Rothman 8K.

11/21/2014

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Full Weekend Of Activities As Philadelphia Marathon Returns

It’s Marathon weekend in Philadelphia, with tens of thousands of runners taking on the 26.2 miles of city street and much more.

11/21/2014

(The Hess Toy Truck Museum makes a stop at the Deptford Mall.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Hess’ Museum of Toy Trucks Rolls Into Deptford, NJ, Heading for Philadelphia

“We have all 50 years of the truck on display,” noted Mark DiConzo, mobile museum tour manager and spokesperson for Hess.

11/20/2014

(Wing Lam and his two brothers founded Wahoo's Fish Taco in 1988.  Today there are more than 50 locations.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Fish Tacos, Free Frozen Yogurt, and the ‘No Tipping’ Spot

This week, Hadas Kuznits reports on a West Coast cuisine coming East, an opportunity for a free snack during your holiday shopping spree, and a new Philadelphia restaurant where “no tipping” is their watchword.

11/20/2014

(Manmade snow piles up at Spring Mountain.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Winter Sports Season Opens

An arsenal of snow guns is blasting out literally tons of snow each night at nearby Spring Mountain. Can ski season be far off?

11/20/2014

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Hear Philly: Running Of The Santas Is Coming To Town

Thousands of “Santas” will flood the streets of Philadelphia for the 18th year on December 13th.

11/19/2014

The Philadelphia Charity Ball (Credit: Sabina Louise Pierce)

Hear Philly: Dinner And Dancing For A Wonderful Cause Thanksgiving Weekend

The Philadelphia Charity Ball takes place November 29th at the Bellevue in Center City.

11/19/2014

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Rivals For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License Lick Wounds, Regroup

“Maybe another newspaper? I don’t know. We’ll deal with that next week,” said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.

11/18/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS)

Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex Project

LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

(Mo'ne Davis waits to pitch to a Nevada batter during the United States division game at the Little League World Series tournament on August 20, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  Photo by Rob Carr/ Getty Images)

Mo’ne Davis Memoir To Be Published Next Year

As part of the Taney Dragons’ thrilling third-place run in Williamsport, Pa. this past summer, the 13-year-old became the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game.

11/17/2014

(Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Philly To Find Out Whether It Gets A Second Casino

State gambling regulators will meet this week to decide whether, and to whom, to award Philadelphia’s second and final casino license.

11/16/2014

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