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Positively Philadelphia!

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Positively Philadelphia: ‘Voices of Glory’ at Gospel Rama

This family trio has an amazing story, and they are appearing on Sept. 22nd in Love Park for a free concert.

09/16/2012

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Positively Philadelphia: Children’s Hospital Doctor Has Some Big And Hairy Patients

One cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia doesn’t just monitor human hearts.

08/19/2012

(Steve, with Bronco.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: ‘Operation Ava,’ Pet Rescue and Adoption Center

It was a beautiful, sunny day to take a walk in Philadelphia, and I had lots of company.

08/12/2012

Vacant lot on the 3200 block of N. Cedar Street in Philadelphia. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Positively Philadelphia: “Best and Worst Lots in Philadelphia” Contest

There’s a contest called “The Best and Worst Lots in Philadelphia” and everyone is invited to enter.

08/05/2012

(Darius James is the central figure of "United States of Hoodoo," a personal journey tracing the roots of black culture in America.  Image provided)

Positively Philadelphia: BlackStar Film Festival

Running Aug. 2-5 in Philadelphia, the event showcases films by and about people of African descent.

07/29/2012

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Positively Philadelphia: New Artisan Pie Shop Set To Open

Cupcakes have become quite a big thing in the Philadelphia area, and now pies are about to follow. Magpie is an artisan pie shop that opens in August at 1622 South Street.

07/22/2012

(Museum manager Candice Helgeson sits inside a climb-in replica of a Wells Fargo stagecoach at the bank's museum in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Wells Fargo Museum

You may have walked by and never noticed it, but there is the coolest little museum at Broad and Walnut Streets in center city.

07/01/2012

(National Museum of American Jewish History Curator Josh Perelman at the George Washington Exhibit, Photo Provided)

Positively Philadelphia: George Washington Exhibit At Jewish History Museum

The new exhibit highlights the importance of religous freedoms to the founding fathers.

06/24/2012

(Michael Lyons, during a visit to KYW Newsradio's studios.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Actor, Promoter, Businessman, Salesman — And Local!

Michael Lyons has been in the tourism and hospitality industry for years, but you might know him from what he’s done along the way.

06/17/2012

(Jim Wiley.)

Positively Philadelphia: Cycling For a Kids’ Cycling-Based Charity

“This charity ride is for Neighborhood Bike Works,” says Jim Wiley, a local businessman and avid cyclist. The program, he explains, shows kids how to build their own bicycle from scrap parts.

05/20/2012

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Positively Philadelphia: Open Casting Call For Positive Philadelphians

So you always wanted to be a model but you’re not a model? Here’s your chance!

05/13/2012

(Kara Schmidt, left, and Katie Stonelake held a flea market to raise money for charity.   Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Couple of Gung-Ho Charity Fundraisers

“We’re having a yard sale, and all of the proceeds are going to be donated to the American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,” say Katie Stonelake and Kara Schmidt.

05/06/2012

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Positively Philadelphia: An Historic Hotel In Nearby Cape May, N.J.

Thousands of people from the Philadelphia area go to Cape May to visit each summer, many winding up at the Chalfonte, built by a Civil War hero in the 1870s.

04/29/2012

(Standing alongside the Fleisher Art Memorial's "Color Wheels" van are, L-R,  Eddy Sacksith, Cambodian Afterschool Program director; students Cameron and Jezalique; and teacher Kathryn Sclavi.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Rolling Art Studio For Kids

“Color Wheels” is a traveling art studio created by Philadelphia’s famed Fleisher Art Memorial.

04/22/2012

(Laurel Hill Mansion.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Built By A Woman, Now Preserved By Women

A group of dedicated volunteers keeps one of Philadelphia’s brightest jewels shining. It’s the Laurel Hill Mansion, in Fairmount Park.

04/15/2012