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Light Colors On Boathouse Row Can Be Changed, For A Fee

“Individuals or non-profit organizations or corporations have to get in touch with us and then what we are able to do is change the color of the lights for them,” Barry Bessler said.

07/10/2013

Photo Credit: penntreatypark.org

Top Summer Vacation Activities In Philadelphia

Here are the top summer vacation activities in Philadelphia.

07/09/2013

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Best Races In Philadelphia That Go Beyond Running

For the serious amateur athlete, the challenge of triathlons, mudders and other running competitions that feature a something-extra challenge, there are a number of events scheduled in Philadelphia and surrounding areas this summer.

06/29/2013

(Belmont Mansion.  File photo)

Historic Belmont Mansion In Financial Danger As Construction Project Falters

The iconic estate has a history going back to the Revolutionary War, and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The group that runs the site is suing a contractor over a partially completed addition.

06/20/2013

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Cyclist In Critical Condition After Being Impaled On Fence In Fairmount Park

Police say it appears the cyclist lost control of his bike, crashed and impaled himself on a metal fence on Black Road, near MLK Drive.

06/20/2013

(credit: Philadelphia Police)

Thieves Target Fairmount Park’s Valley Green Inn

Philadelphia police continue their investigation into a robbery of the Valley Green Inn located along Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park.

05/28/2013

(credit: Jim Melwert)

A May Day Celebration In Fairmount Park

As the sun came up on the first day of May, several people gathered in Fairmount Park to celebrate – and to continue an ancient tradition.

05/01/2013

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Top Competitions To Get Dirty In Philadelphia

As a competitor in athletic events, sweat and some dirt and grime go with the territory. For a muddy good time, check out these events in Philadelphia.

04/13/2013

(credit: Randall E. Scott)

Guide To The 2013 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate the culture of Japan against a backdrop of gorgeous flowers at this year’s Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival.

03/29/2013

(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

Tyson Gardner, docent of Laurel Hill mansion in Fairmount Park. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Historic Houses Of Fairmount Park To Host Open House

Tyson Gardner, tour guide and the docent at Laurel Hill Mansion says the historic villas are open to the public December 1st through the 9th.

11/23/2012

(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

Top Fall Family Getaways In Philadelphia

To enjoy the best weather and view the city at your leisure, head to these top spots for a great fall family getaway.

10/18/2012

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Speeding Driver Ends Up In Eakins Oval Fountain In Center City

The driver was not hurt and alcohol did not play a role. Police have notified Fairmount Park and city officials of some damage to the fountain.

10/14/2012

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