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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

car in eakins oval fountain

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

Jay-Z

‘Made In America’ Artists With Philadelphia Connections

The event aims to “embody the American spirit,” but many of the performers also embody Philadelphia’s spirit.

08/30/2012

Rapper Jay-Z. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Your Guide To Philadelphia’s ‘Made In America’ Festival

This Labor Day weekend, Jay-Z and Budweiser’s Made In America Music Festival will take over Fairmount Park right here in Philadelphia! Here’s your guide to the two-day event.

08/30/2012

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

Top 5 Fun Things To Do Before School Starts In Philadelphia

There is a frenzy of fun and fantastic things to do in Philadelphia in the summertime before school gets back in session. Here are the best of the best.

08/17/2012

Deputy Police Commissioner Thomas Wright shows confiscated ATVs and dirt bikes at the Major Crimes Unit garage. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Police Crack Down On Illegal ATVs In Philadelphia

Philadelphia Police are cracking down on illegal ‘all-terrain-vehicles’ and dirt bikes in the city. In one day, police confiscated 26 ATVs and 11 dirt bikes in various neighborhoods.

08/07/2012

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Smith Memorial Playground In Fairmount Park Celebrates Its 113th Birthday

A Fairmount Park playground celebrates a birthday.

07/21/2012

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Police Officer Injured In Crash In Fairmount Park

A Philadelphia Police officer was taken to an area hospital after colliding with another vehicle in the city’s Fairmount Park section.

06/15/2012

(Brian Jenkins providing testimony) (credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg)

City Begins Enforcement Of Ban On Outdoor Feeding Programs

The law banning all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on City parkland took effect on Friday.

06/01/2012

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