Lauren Lipton

(Wash Cycle Laundry, the brainchild of a Penn graduate, picks up and delivers your laundry by specialized tricycles.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: An Especially Eco-Friendly Laundry Service

Wash Cycle Laundry, founded by a Penn grad, picks up your laundry and brings it back the next day — by human-powered tricycle!

8 hours ago

(Tonia Tecce visits the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Living a Performer’s Dream, at Age 76

Tonia Teece gave up a promising singing career to raise a family. Now, decades later, she brings her one-woman show home to Philadelphia.

11/16/2014

(Graphic provided by Fleisher Art Memorial)

Positively Philadelphia: Love Notes For a Venerable Philadelphia Institution

By Lauren Lipton PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Fleisher Art Memorial, a community arts center at 719 Catharine Street in South Philadelphia, invites everyone to come and learn about art. And on November 16th, everyone is […]

11/09/2014

(Dru Ellen Kolker, co-chair of the Penn Museum's upcoming "Treasures Sale and Show," photographed at a preview event by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Penn Museum’s Treasures Sale and Show

“We have one-of-a-kind jewelry from designers around the country,” says Dru Ellen Kolker, co-chair of the upcoming Treasures Show and Sale at the Penn Museum.

10/26/2014

(PHS president Drew Becher, in file photo.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: ‘Lights, Camera, Bloom!’

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme harkens back to the Art Deco movie palaces of the 1920s.

10/12/2014

(Alita Moses performs in Switzerland at the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Alita Moses, Student Exemplar of Jazz

She’s a senior jazz vocal major at the University of the Arts, and recently won a major worldwide singing competition: the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition, in Switzerland.

09/21/2014

(David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel, stands alongside its historic marker.   Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Wayne Hotel

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Wayne Hotel, in Wayne, Pa., is now a modern, newly restored hotel with a long history.

09/14/2014

(The Franklin Inn Club, 205 South Camac Street.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A ‘Fringe’ Opera in a Center City Hideaway

The Philadelphia Opera Collective is producing a Frankenstein-based opera at the Franklin Inn Club, on Camac Street, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

09/07/2014

(A Japanese-themed "accidental tea garden" on the South Philly Garden Tour.  Photo provided, used with permission)

Positively Philadelphia: The South Philly Garden Tour

“You would never expect on some of these…places that don’t even have a tree out front, when you walk through the little tiny rowhouse and then it just opens up onto this amazing space.”

08/31/2014

(Nikolas Toocheck with his mom, Tara.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Young People Volunteering

“I was just, like, totally psyched to get a letter saying, ‘Congratulations, Nikolas Toocheck, you’re the Kohl’s Kids regional winner,’ and I was just so psyched out. It was awesome.”

08/17/2014

(Photo provided by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers)

Positively Philadelphia: Kun-Yang Lin and His Spectacular Dance Company

Company founder and artistic director Kun-Yang Lin started the group in New York, but moved it to Philadelphia after falling in love with the city.

08/10/2014

(A cluster of handmade Adirondack chairs under a distant tree beckons visitors at Chanticleer Garden, in Wayne, Pa.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Chanticleer Garden

This world-class garden is nearby, but many people don’t realize the splendor that is tucked away right there, behind busy Church Road in Wayne, Pa.

08/03/2014

(Submission for the contest, provided by Visit Philly.)

Positively Philadelphia: Phillyosophy Photo Contest

If you like to take photographs, do we have a contest for you!

07/27/2014

(The 2013 East Passyunk Car Show and Festival.  File photo provided by EPA BID)

Positively Philadelphia: East Passyunk Car Show and Street Fest

“We have over 140 show cars, lining five blocks of East Passyunk Avenue,” notes Renee Gilinger, executive director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.

07/20/2014

(Josh Lawrence, photographed in a University of the Arts rehearsal room by Lauren Lipton.)

Positively Philadelphia: The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Fest

UArts faculty member Josh Lawrence is among the performers at the eighth annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival, coming up Saturday, July 19th, 2014.

07/13/2014

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