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(The Marina at Avalon Anchorage includes a picturesque dockside restaurant.  Image provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Avalon, N.J. After Sandy

At least one Jersey shore marina has made a very nice, although expensive, comeback.

07/11/2013

(Michael Strange, president of Bassett's Ice Cream, holds an "ice cream slider."  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Celebrity Chefs, Dining Festivals, and Ice Cream Sliders!

KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports on a celebrity chef returning for a hometown gig, and two exciting dining events coming up this month.

07/11/2013

(You can watch a Toronto Blue Jays' baseball game while dining in the Arriba Restaurant, which is built into the stadium.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Luxurious Baseball in Toronto

Not only ball teams go on the road — fans do, too!

07/04/2013

(Chad Brown of Davio's takes one of his restaurant's picnic baskets to Rittenhouse Square.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Summer Picnic Baskets, and a Fried Chicken Prize

An iconic Philadelphia fried chicken joint is offering one lucky customer a weekly fried chicken meal for life, and a high-end center city restaurant is offering ritzy lunches to go.

07/04/2013

(Families enjoying Franklin Square on July 3rd.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Named a Top City For Families Visiting With Kids

From among a hundred cities evaluated, Philadelphia came in at number 10.

07/03/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers demonstrates safe grilling practices.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philly Fire Commissioner Urges Safety As Summertime Grilling Season Peaks

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants Philadelphia residents to use care when firing up the outdoor grill.

07/03/2013

(Artist's rendering of the beach-like area of The Oval.  Image provided)

Eakins Oval, Fronting the Art Museum, Will Get A Recreational Theme For Summer

Beginning July 17th and running through August 18th, it will be turned into a seashore-themed “Park on the Parkway,” featuring areas to relax, learn, and grab a bite.

07/03/2013

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Top Spots For An Outdoor Summer Date

It’s summertime, and the livin’s easy. The dating? Not so much. For some help, check out our list of summer date ideas in Philly.

07/03/2013

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4th Of July Suburban Fireworks Guide

The best part about Independence Day? The fireworks! Here’s where to watch the night sky light up in the Philly suburbs.

06/30/2013

(Dr. Christopher Brady of Wills Eye Institute, in Philadelphia.   Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Our Eyes Need Special Care in Summertime, Wills Eye Expert Warns

Dr. Christopher Brady says eyes are subjected to many more hazards in the summertime.

06/28/2013

(A dinner cruise ship berthed along the Toronto waterfront.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Run To Toronto

If you crave big city summer getaways, here’s a single word of advice: Toronto.

06/27/2013

(Jeff Kahn enjoys an ice cream pop.  File photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Welcoming Summer and the 4th of July

With the arrival of summer and the approach of Independence Day, Hadas reports on an ice cream festival, fireworks dinner cruises, and a wacky celebration of the season.

06/27/2013

(Kayaking on Sand Lake, in Ontario, Canada.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Relaxing Lakeside in Southern Canada

If you own a recreational vehicle or plan to rent one this summer, here’s an idyllic place to park it in a land of lakes and Canadian sunsets.

06/20/2013

(Jodie Milkman, VP of programming for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, on the Race Street Pier, adjacent to the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Free Monthly Summer Concerts Announced For Race Street Pier

Jodie Milkman, with the DRWC, says the new summer concert series is called “Third Thursday, Live and Local,” and features live, local music the third Thursday of every month.

06/19/2013

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