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Positively Philadelphia!

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(The Fairmount Water Works sits along the Schuylkill River, below the art museum.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Positively Philadelphia: The Fairmount Water Works

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is debuting a new event, “Culture and Conversation,” and you’re invited.

03/24/2013

(A newly restored guard box in Fairmount Park.  All photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Fairmount Park’s ”Little Jewels”

“We have about twelve of them left at this point, and we guard them very carefully,” notes Lucy Strackhouse of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust.

03/17/2013

(A portion of the show floor at last year's Pittcon.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A Science Fair, But Strictly Business

It’s like the Auto Show or the Flower Show, but for scientists!

03/10/2013

(Jill and Sheldon  Bonovitz.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Local Couple’s Amazing Art Collection

Philadelphia art collectors Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz have amassed an an impressive collection of “outsider” art which is being prepared for exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

03/03/2013

(Alan Segal, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Alan Segal and His Jazz Sanctuary

Sometimes great things can come out of near tragedies.

02/17/2013

(The statue of Don Quixote, at 2nd and Girard.  Photo from Historical Society of Pa.)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City of Little-Known Monuments

You probably pass by works of art honoring famous people every day in this area, and many of them you know. But there are others…

02/10/2013

(The DoGooder web site, phillydogooder.com.)

Positively Philadelphia: The DoGooder Awards!

The awards are a chance for small nonprofit organizations to strut their stuff on video — and get some real help in the process.

02/03/2013

(One of the few things the real Ben Franklin never did: visit the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview!  That's Robert DeVitis, who portrays the Founding Father.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Ben Franklin, Full of Surprises!

“Probably his most famous saying is, ‘A penny saved is a penny earned,’ but he really did not say that,” notes a local man who portrays the Founding Father.

01/27/2013

(Yannick Nézet-Séguin, right, conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in this provided file photo by Jessica Griffin.)

Positively Philadelphia: Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

The concert begins at 4pm on MLK Day at Martin Luther King High School, and the orchestra’s new music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will be there.

01/20/2013

("Fuel the Cure's" fifth annual gala.  Photo by Avi Loren Fox Photography, provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Mingling Fun with Philanthropy

“Fuel the Cure” is a Philadelphia-based, volunteer-run, nonprofit organization that connects young professionals while at the same time raising money for charitable organizations.

01/13/2013

(Artworks by Jill Baker Gower, Nikolaj Christensen, and Kiwon Wang, all of whom have pieces in the Art Alliance's "Shop on the Square."  Photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: More Unique Local Holiday Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts for someone special, take a peek at what our local museum gift shops have to offer.

12/02/2012

(Shino tumblers, porcelain.  Artist: Lynne Berman)

Positively Philadelphia: Holiday Gifts By Local Fine Artists

A Philadelphia nonprofit for artists and art lovers is offering something special for the holidays.

11/25/2012

(Two volunteers accompanied the gingerbread model of Laurel Hill mansion for its debut at Liberty Place.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Fairmount Park Mansions — in Gingerbread!

Historic buildings in Fairmount Park have never looked so delicious!

11/18/2012

(The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, at Broad and Cherry Streets in Philadelphia. File photo)

Positively Philadelphia: Show Set For Groundbreaking Women’s Art Collection

Museums from all over the country wanted this upcoming exhibit, but the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia was chosen.

11/11/2012

(Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Delaware Valley Outdoor Adventures

“We take a group of individuals and we put them through a challenging, adventure-based experience,” says Katie Newsom Pastuszek, executive director of Outward Bound Philadelphia.

10/07/2012

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