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The damaged Khaled Ibn Al-Walid mosque is seen in the Homs neighborhood of Khaldiyeh, Syria. (Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Penn Museum Experts Help Preserve Syrian Artifacts

Many ancient mosques, temples, tombs, and other significant locations in the most heavily affected areas of Syria have seen severe damage during the nearly four years of conflict.

07/19/2014

2013's Diner En Blanc. (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Secret Pop Up Picnic Picks Up Steam After ‘Diner En Blanc’ Registration Frustrations

Popularity of the “Diner En Blanc,” a pop-up picnic in Philadelphia in which participants dress all in white, caused their servers to crash during registration this week.

07/19/2014

Co-owner Linda Brown aboard the Brown Betty Dessert Boutique tricycle.  Credit: Linda Brown)

Top Cookbooks By Philadelphia Authors

Many of Philly’s culinary geniuses have put to paper the secrets of their success. We’ve pulled together a list of the top cookbooks written by Philadelphia authors that should definitely be added to your kitchen arsenal.

07/19/2014

The view of the main stage from the front gate at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

‘West Side Story’ At The Mann Center

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, “West Side Story,” comes to life at the Mann Center on July 30th.

07/19/2014

At the center of the reliquary is a glass ampoule that contains the Saint John Paul II’s blood in its liquid form.  It was a gift presented to the Knights of Columbus by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz longtime personal secretary of Saint John Paul II and current Archbishop of Krakow. (credit: Saint John Paul II National Shrine)

Vial Of Blood From Recently Canonized Saint Pope John Paul II On Display In Philadelphia

Father Dennis Gill, the director of the Office for Divine Worship in the archdiocese, says the relic will be on display the entire weekend inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Parkway.

07/19/2014

Andi Perez (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

Longtime Leader Of Philadelphia Student Organization To Step Down

As executive director of Youth United for Change for the last 16 years, Andi Perez has seen the student group’s political influence grow.

07/19/2014

The author with his memoir. (credit: John Ostapkovich/KYW Newsradio)

Local Writer Tackles His Own History, And That Of The Immigrant Community, In New Memoir

A Montgomery County writer’s exploration of his family history echoes that of many Philadelphians only a generation or two removed from the “old country.”

07/19/2014

Running/Jogging

Philadelphia Organization Hosts All Day Running Event For The Homeless

A group committed to helping members of the homeless community transition to housing is hosting a unique fundraiser, and if you want to participate, make sure to bring your running shoes!

07/19/2014

(credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Vigil Held In Philadelphia To Mourn Victims Of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

A group of people gathered in Center City Philadelphia Friday night to hold a vigil for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and to call for Russian leader Vladimir Putin to be held accountable for lying to world leaders.

07/18/2014

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators on left, Pro-Israeli demonstrators on right. (credit: Kim Glovas/KYW)

Israel, Palestinian Supporters Clash In Center City

Palestinian and Israeli supporters clashed in Center City in peaceful, but very vocal counter-demonstrations Friday.

07/18/2014

Latin Jazz Night At The Oval

Weekend PhillyFun Picks For Kids — July 18-20, 2014

Enjoy one of these kid-friendly happenings on this beautiful mid-summer weekend.

07/18/2014

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Uber Philadelphia Serving Up On-Demand Ice Cream

On Friday, Uber customers can order up an ice cream truck via the Uber smartphone app between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

07/18/2014

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NFL Draft To Leave New York In 2015

The NFL is considering Los Angeles and Chicago as host cities for the next draft.

07/18/2014

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Top Spots To Pick Summer Fruit In The Philadelphia Area

If you’re craving a sweet adventure with an even sweeter reward, then load up the family for a trip to a pick-your-own-produce farm this summer.

07/18/2014

Weekend Planner

Weather: Great End To The Week

Much like Thursday, Friday will be another great day. Bright sunshine and lower humidity will make for a pleasant end to the work week, with highs in the mid 80s.

07/18/2014

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