Karin Phillips

(Eyeglass frames, top, and an alarm bell are among the items on display at the Penn Museum's exhibit of objects recovered from NYC's 9/11 site.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

Penn Museum Display Highlights ‘Normal’ Objects From NYC 9/11 Site

A new exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology shows ordinary objects from the site of the former World Trade Center in a moving display about September 11th.


(Schoolkids at the "Symphony in C" summer camp rehearsing today in Camden.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

Camp Youngsters Prepare For Saturday Concert In Camden, NJ

Dozens of South Jersey kids will get to show off what they did in summer camp by putting on a free concert this weekend in Camden.


(A new "high tunnel" goes up at 29th and Hunting Park, near a former Tastykake factory.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

North Philadelphia Food Organization Gets Its Second ‘High Tunnel’

A new structure is going up in North Philadelphia that will allow fruits and vegetables to grow longer, thereby providing more fresh produce for those who need it.


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Black Journalists’ Group Holds National Convention This Week In Philadelphia

The NABJ was started in Philadelphia in 1975, so Philadelphia, as the founding city and this year’s host city for the convention and career fair, is really putting on the show.


(The new "Treetop Trails" at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photos by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia Zoo Installs Tubes To Allow Primates To Play Nearer To Visitors

Zoo officials and visitors applauded as “Storm,” a red-capped mangaby from West Africa, became the first primate to travel “Treetop Trails.”


(Photos by Karin Phillips)

Job Corps Cooking Winners Serve Treats at Reading Terminal Market

Winners of a regional Job Corps cooking competition showed off their skills Tuesday at a free cooking demonstration at Reading Terminal Market.


(Some members of the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County.  File photo.  Credit: provided by Boys and Girls Club of Camden County)

Camden County Boys and Girls Club Helping Kids Get Set For School

The Camden County Boys and Girls Club has launched an initiative designed to get kids to school this fall, and keep them there.


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National Association Of Negro Musicians Holds Annual Convention In Philadelphia

Hundreds of musicians from across the country are in Philadelphia this week for the annual convention of the National Association of Negro Musicians.


(Photo by Karin Phillips)

City Kids Get a Hot-Weather Treat: Kayaking On The Delaware River

There was lots of enthusiasm as campers from the Vare Recreation Camp in West Philadelphia jumped into kayaks and “water swans” — some of them for the first time in their lives — to paddle around the Delaware River Marina.


(File photo by Karin Phillips)

Riverboat ‘Philadelphia Belle’ Quietly Ceases Operations at Penn’s Landing

The Belle’s operators have not released any details, but an employee reached by phone at the operator’s offices in Virginia has confirmed the cessation of operations.


(The University of Pennsylvania campus.  File photo)

University City District Helping To Link Residents With Local Jobs

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is connecting three universities and two health systems with entry-level jobs they need filled, and partners with the community to find those who can fill them.


(Pasquale and Clarice in their group home in West Oak Lane.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia Community Group JEVS Sets Its Sights Higher

As part of its many programs designed to help people with difficulties become independent, JEVS Human Services operates 32 group homes that give people with emotional and intellectual disabilities a chance at independence.


(Photo by Karin Phillips)

Summer Camp in West Chester Turns To Water Games To Keep Kids Cool

Kids at a suburban summer camp for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses are finding ways to keep cool this week.


(Philadelphia Museum of Art director Tim Rub, at the base of Rodin's "Thinker," today.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum Shows Off New Exterior Renovations

Restoration work has now been completed on the exterior and gardens of the landmark Rodin Museum, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street.


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Local Self-Sufficiency Charity Seeks Donations Of Basics For Needy Families

A Montgomery County-based organization that helps families become self-sufficient is asking for the public’s help in supplying the families with the things they need.