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(A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows an Israeli army flare illuminating the sky above the Gaza strip on July 17th.  Photo by Jack Guez/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Mideast Conflict Changing Some Delaware Valley Travelers’ Plans

“People are calling and asking questions, but I have to say that there are not many cancellations at all,” says a spokeswoman for one Philadelphia-based travel agency specializing in Israel travel.

07/17/2014

(Dave, a friend of Jay Lloyd's mother, lounging at front right with his unit behind the lines in France, 1918.  Juliet Shubert collection)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Trip Back in History

If you have a family connection to World War I and are vacationing in Paris this summer, may I suggest a stop at the French Museum of the Army.

07/17/2014

(Keith Garabedian, standing in the Headhouse Shambles, holds the coveted "People's Champ" trophy to be awarded on Saturday at the "Dog Days of Summer" competition.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Hot Dogs, Tacos, and Beer

A hot dog festival and a beer festival take place, separately, on Saturday, July 19th, and a new taco restaurant opens in Manayunk the following Monday.

07/17/2014

(Chef Eli Kulp, standing outside Fork restaurant, on Market Street.   Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Chef at Old City Restaurant ‘Fork’ Gets National Magazine Honor

Eli Kulp of Fork restaurant, at Third and Market Streets, has been named one of the best chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine.

07/16/2014

(A seating area in the pop-up park in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Summertime Pop-Up Park Reopens In Eakins Oval

For the second year, the Fairmount Park Conservancy is putting the free park across from the Philadelphia Art Museum.

07/16/2014

(Country singer Doreen Taylor, speaking to kids during a ceremony on Independence Mall.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philly Singer Named ‘Ambassador’ For National Parks Conservation

“Get off your iPhone!” Doreen Taylor advises. “When I was a kid, my parents packed us all into a car, drove us cross country, and we saw every single national park that we could.”

07/16/2014

(The interior of Philadelphia club Delilah's, without the dancers.  Photo provided)

Judge Nixes Nutter Administration Attempt To Tax Lap Dances at Strip Clubs

The Nutter administration has lost in its legal battle to tax lap dances performed in the back rooms of strip clubs.

07/16/2014

(Detail of the carousel on Casino Pier, in Seaside Heights.  Photo provided by Casino Pier, used with permisssion)

To Dismay of Locals, Historic Seaside Heights Carousel Being Sold

The owners of Casino Pier aren’t talking about their decision , but longtime residents of the resort town say they will be sorry to see it go.

07/16/2014

(Kids play at the Independence Seaport Museum, thanks to the "Casey Cares" Foundation.  Photo by Dustin Wingate)

A Day at a Philadelphia Museum For Kids Who Really Need Some Fun

A few dozen children were taking a break from their struggles with life-threatening diseases to enjoy a much-needed day out at the Independence Seaport Museum.

07/15/2014

(FILE PHOTO: A cook prepares food in the kitchen of a restaurant.  Photo by Miguel Medina/ AFP/ Getty Images)

CDC Worries About Sick Food Workers Spreading Disease Among Patrons

But calling out sick from work means no pay for many, especially low-income workers.

07/15/2014

(An Atlantic City Line train at the AC rail station.  File photo by Adam E. Moreira)

No Thanks, We’re Doing Fine, Says NJT of Its Atlantic City Rail Line

NJT spokesman William Smith says the agency currently has no plans to act on any of the proposals in a 2009 consulting company’s report.

07/15/2014

(The web site of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art.)

Mellon Family Billionaire Leaves Large Legacy To Brandywine Conservancy

The estate of Richard Mellon Scaife is giving the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, in Chadds Ford, $15 million, plus about half his art collection and a 900-acre estate in western Pennsylvania.

07/15/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, speaking with reporters about the "Welcome America" concert on July 4th.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Thinks TV Viewer Perception of July 4th Concert Profanity Was Overblown

The mayor says both The Roots and Ed Sheeran cleaned up their lyrics and never needed to be bleeped, although they repeatedly were by WPVI-TV.

07/14/2014

(Josh Lawrence, photographed in a University of the Arts rehearsal room by Lauren Lipton.)

Positively Philadelphia: The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Fest

UArts faculty member Josh Lawrence is among the performers at the eighth annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival, coming up Saturday, July 19th, 2014.

07/13/2014

(Photo by Craig Allen/Getty Images)

Sources: Trump Plaza Could Be Headed For Closure

Officials within Trump Plaza have yet to offer any comment of confirmation.

07/11/2014

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Caribbean Festival At Penn’s Landing

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