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(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/25/2014

(Strawberry Mansion, in Fairmount Park.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Strawberry Mansion, Beautifully Restored

Strawberry Mansion, the largest of the seven historic Fairmount Park houses, recently underwent a restoration, and you’re invited to visit.

05/18/2014

The Italian Market Festival includes lots of traditional foods (left and right photos of 2013 festival by John McDevitt), and a halfball tournament (file photo provided).

Positively Philadelphia: The Italian Market Festival Returns

The Italian Market Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th. But this year, the huge block party offers something new.

05/11/2014

Wendy Voet, new executive director of WOMEN'S WAY. (Photo Provided by Relief Communications)

Positively Philadelphia: Local Woman Uses World Experiences To Improve Philadelphia Organization

She grew up in this area, went to college here and now Wendy Voet is the new executive director of WOMEN’S WAY.

04/20/2014

(Photo provided by Philadelphia Science Festival)

Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Returns

From Sharknado cocktails to clothes of the futrure, there are many events at Philadelphia’s Science Festival that begins later this month.

04/13/2014

(Librarian "Miss Margaret," in hat at far right, conducts games and tells stories at the Independence branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Weekly Storytime at the Free Library

“We have wonderful storytelling featuring brand new picture books, favorite classics,” says the librarian, Miss Margaret.

01/19/2014

(Photo by Matt Stanley for Delaware River Waterfront Corporation)

Positively Philadelphia: Delaware Riverfront Fun Continues

The Winter Garden, The Lodge (pop-up restaurant), and the skating rink are all in operation throughout the winter.

01/12/2014

Mary Jo Gallagher of Greystone Interiors works on her tree in the Ritz-Carlton lobby.  Photo provided by Jimmy Contreras.

Positively Philadelphia: The Ritz-Carlton’s Festival of Trees

It’s a collection of trees designed and decorated by different groups around the area, on display in the hotel’s historic rotunda lobby.

12/08/2013

(A Pennsylvania Ballet production of "The Nutcracker."  File photo by Alexander Iziliaev, provided by Pa. Ballet)

Positively Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker Market’

The weekend of December 7th and 8th, the Pennsylvania Ballet will operate a holiday marketplace in the lobby of the Kimmel Center.

11/24/2013

(Credit: Inglis)

Positively Philadelphia: From Her Wheelchair, Rising To Lead

Lauren DeBruicker has just been elected to head the board of directors of Inglis, making her the first board chair in its 136-year history who is a wheelchair user.

11/10/2013

(PHS president Drew Becher, in file photo.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Insider Peek at Next Year’s Flower Show

“Flower Show is going to be ‘Articulture,’ and it’s the celebration of art and horticulture together,” says Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

10/13/2013

(Dr. David Silverman with the sphinx at the Penn Museum.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Hijinks With The Sphinx

The Penn Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of the arrival in Philadelphia of a 15-ton Egyptian treasure.

10/06/2013

(Jessie shows off her creation at the Magic Gardens, on South Street.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Artmaking at Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens

On the second Sunday of each month, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens holds”Family Jams,” a chance for kids (and even some adults) to make their own magic.

09/29/2013

(Delancey Place, in the Society Hill section of the city.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City’s Small, Hidden Streets

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia offers walking tours of neighborhoods and neighborhood architecture all over the area, pointing out things you probably would have missed on your own.

09/22/2013

(Zabeth Teelucksingh, executive director of Global Philadelphia Association, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Putting Philly in a Global Spotlight

Philadelphia is quite a player on the world stage, but because we’re sandwiched between New York and Washington, people don’t always remember it. Zabeth Teelucksingh has a plan to fix that.

09/15/2013

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