Michelle Durham

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‘How Was Your Commute?’ Is A Question Being Asked At Offices Throughout The Region

For most people, it hasn’t been as simple as it used to be thanks to the weather we’ve been suffering through.


Stu Stern with S & H Hardware in Northeast Philadelphia. (Credit: Michelle Durham)

Sleds Becoming Hot Commodity This Cold, Snowy Winter

Stu Stern at S & H Hardware in Northeast Philadelphia says the sales of sleds have risen exponentially.


(Peco employees work to restore power four days after the Feb. 5th ice storm.  File photo)

Sorry, No Credit For Interrupted Power, Peco Tells Customers

But a Peco spokesman added, “We would not be charging customers for using energy while their service is interrupted,”


Keith Bell (credit: Michelle Durham)

Florists Scramble To Come Up With Valentine’s Delivery Plans Ahead Of Snow

How are area florists preparing to fulfill the hundreds of orders they have on one of their busiest days of the year?


(George and Charles work to clear the sidewalk in front of the National Museum of American Jewish History, at 5th and Market Streets.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

For Those Shoveling, Latest Snowfall Was a Real Backbreaker

“It has a lot of wetness to it — a whole lot of rain, so it’s more wet than the other snow,” noted one man who was clearing a sidewalk in center city Philadelphia.


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Philadelphia Zoo Officials Already Have Summer Camps In Sight

Folks at the Zoo have already opened registration for their summer camp.


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Fire Commissioner Urges Residents To Search For Potential Fire Hazards Around The Home

This bitterly cold weather that has gripped the Delaware Valley in recent days has sparked a number of fires and the Philadelphia’s Fire Commissioner is urging everyone take a look around their homes for potential hazards.


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Wedding Planner: Event Insurance Might Be A Good Idea For Brides And Grooms

One wedding planner says the reason for the insurance is not for fear of the groom getting cold feet and the bride’s father being stuck with a large bill.


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Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Paramedics Going The Extra Mile For Patients

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital has developed a unique program to serve its community.


The Bolshoi Ice Dome arena, an ice hockey venue, in the Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.  Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on February 7, 2014 (Credit: MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Doctor Selected To Watch Over Olympic Hockey Players

A Rothman Institute physician is one of two local doctors who have been tapped to supervise the care of NHL Players skating on the Olympic Hockey teams of various countries.


Ron, sitting at the Free Library of Philadelphia, displays a book he's reading from one of his favorite authors. (credit: Michelle Durham)

New Survey Finds More Readers Choosing Traditional Books Over Electronic Versions

A recent Pew Charitable Trust study found 69% of Americans preferred the traditional book to the 28% who liked ebooks.


(Yaktrax, left, and Microspikes, right.  Both products clip onto shoes to provide additional traction on ice.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

In Ice-Encrusted January, Help For City Pedestrians

One local store that sells products to help pedestrians navigate icy sidewalks has had to replenish its stock.


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Philadelphia Match Maker Has Advise For Finding Love In 2014

A Philadelphia man whose passion for helping others to find love says if locating the love of your life is a goal that has eluded you, 2014 is the year to do it.


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Amid Bitter Cold, Area Emergency Rooms Humming With Activity

A physician at one emergency facility in West Philadelphia says it’s not just an increase in slips and falls: the homeless and indigent make more use of ERs, too.


(Ray Moore and Rob Saxon, delivering meals in Germantown on behalf of Manna.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

In Rain or Snow, Philadelphia Charitable Group Keeps Delivering Meals

Manna says it is shorthanded as it tries to maintain its pace of delivering hundreds of meals three times a day to people fighting life-threatening illnesses.