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(The Washington Avenue Pier.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Nature Sanctuary Opens at Foot of Washington Ave. in South Philly

Tucked between the US Coast Guard Station and the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, is the Washington Avenue Pier.

08/15/2014

One of last year's contest winners. (Credit: @bdgallof on instagram)

Bucks County Tourism Agency Wants Your Photos For Social Media Contest

Visit Bucks County is looking for your best pictures when you’re out and about.

08/15/2014

(credit: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company)

Hersheypark Unveils Indoor, Spinning, Glow-Coaster Set To Debut Next Spring

There is a unique new indoor roller coaster coming to Hersheypark next Spring.

08/14/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie brought his town hall meeting on pension reform to the Ocean City boardwalk. But talk quickly turned to the Atlantic City casinos. (credit: David Madden/KYW)

Soon-To-Be Laid Off Casino Workers Demand Action From Christie Administration

About a dozen soon-to-be former Showboat workers demanded action from the administration.

08/14/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

‘Si,’ Says Pope Francis of 2015 Visit; We’ll See, Cautions Phila. Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia isn’t quite ready to let us take the pope’s word as gospel.

08/14/2014

(Natanya DiBona poses with a t-shirt advertising the 2014 edition of "Diner En Blanc" for Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Pop-Up Picnic, Food Truck Festival, and Casino Dining

Philadelphia’s third annual “Diner En Blanc,” a first-ever food truck event in Franklin Square, and more eating choices at Sugarhouse Casino are on the menu for this week’s “What’s Cooking,”

08/14/2014

(The US State Department urges Americans visiting Egypt to be aware of political unrest.  File photo by Andrea Berman)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Travel Warnings for Americans

The height of the summertime getaway season is here, so it’s time to revisit a valuable Internet resource created to help travelers stay safe.

08/14/2014

(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie To Convene Summit Of NJ Leaders To Address Atlantic City’s Future

The summit will take place on September 8.

08/13/2014

(Mayor Nutter and former governor Rendell listen as DNC executive director Amy Dacey briefs reporters on the first day of the Democrats' visit to Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Democrats Tight-Lipped About 2016 Convention During Philadelphia Visit

“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.

08/13/2014

(Atlantic City beachgoers scan the skies for the next presentation in the 2014 air show.  Photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City’s Annual Air Show Has Thousands Scanning the Skies

From old-fashioned biplanes towing banners, to choppers, to the Air Force Thunderbirds, this show had something for everybody.

08/13/2014

(A detail of the print advertisement being run in regional newspapers by the Atlantic City Alliance.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

As Casino Business Softens, Atlantic City Promoting Its Non-Gambling Entertainments

Despite the decline in casino gambling revenue in Atlantic City, NJ, marketing effort continue full steam ahead, promoting the fact that there’s more than gambling in AC.

08/13/2014

(A security barricade is seen in front of the Washington Monument on August 25, 2011, two days after an earthquake struck the region.   File photo by  Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Montco Measurment Company Makes Digital Image of Washington Monument

A 2011 earthquake along the East Coast caused extensive damage to the Washington Monument. Now, an Abington company is helping to preserve the tourist attraction.

08/13/2014

(A bus carrying DNC site selection officials is welcomed as it pulls up to the Radisson Hotel, at 17th and Locust Streets, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Democratic Convention Site Selection Team Arrives To Wild Welcome in Philadelphia

Mummers, the Philly Phanatic, and several hundred city boosters gathered outside the hotel to cheer as a bus carrying members of the DNC site selection committee pulled up.

08/13/2014

The Harlem Globetrotters are one of many attractions to come to the Wildwood Convention Center this summer. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Harlem Globetrotters, Tattoos and The ‘Unofficial’ End To Summer Block Party

Things heat up early in the month of August in the Wildwoods when the Harlem Globetrotters come to town for four days.

08/09/2014

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Mardi Gras AC, Armed Forces Salute and The Largest East Coast Air Show

A few days after Blake Shelton performs a free concert on the Atlantic City beach, Jeff Guaracino with the Atlantic City Alliance says another big name in the music industry will do the same to kick off August.

08/09/2014

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Caribbean Festival At Penn’s Landing

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