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(Liz Halverson and Monica Barrington, the "L&M Collective," at Philly Phair in Headhouse Square.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Open-Air Shopping at Philly Phair

Every Saturday from now until November 22nd, Philly Phair, where everything is handmade, takes place at Headhouse Square, near 2nd and Lombard.

06/29/2014

Carol and George Gingrich of Carol's Scents N' Soaps, at a seasonal fundraiser for the Pennsylvania Ballet.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Delco Couple’s Handmade Niceties

Carol’s Scents N’ Soaps began in Media, Pa. Carol and her husband George now sell to people around the world.

06/21/2014

Benedict Leca of the  Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario and Judith Dolkart of the Barnes, with one of many Cézanne paintings featuring human skulls.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Cézanne, Showcased at the Barnes

Apples and human skulls (!) are featured in the still lifes of Paul Cézanne, in a new exhibition opening June 22nd at the Barnes Foundation.

06/15/2014

(Lauren Saul, with one of the American flags in the Philadelphia Flag Day Association's collection. Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Flag Day Festivities

Flag Day is coming up, and you’re invited to a big bash in the hometown of our national symbol.

06/08/2014

(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/25/2014

(Strawberry Mansion, in Fairmount Park.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Strawberry Mansion, Beautifully Restored

Strawberry Mansion, the largest of the seven historic Fairmount Park houses, recently underwent a restoration, and you’re invited to visit.

05/18/2014

The Italian Market Festival includes lots of traditional foods (left and right photos of 2013 festival by John McDevitt), and a halfball tournament (file photo provided).

Positively Philadelphia: The Italian Market Festival Returns

The Italian Market Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th. But this year, the huge block party offers something new.

05/11/2014

(A moment from Gale LaJoye's "Snowflakes," one of the scheduled performances at the Philadelphia International Children's Festival.  Used with permission)

Positively Philadelphia:   Children’s Festival of Live Theatre

The 30th birthday celebration of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival starts this Wednesday in University City, so get ready for some fun!

04/27/2014

Wendy Voet, new executive director of WOMEN'S WAY. (Photo Provided by Relief Communications)

Positively Philadelphia: Local Woman Uses World Experiences To Improve Philadelphia Organization

She grew up in this area, went to college here and now Wendy Voet is the new executive director of WOMEN’S WAY.

04/20/2014

(Photo provided by Philadelphia Science Festival)

Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Returns

From Sharknado cocktails to clothes of the futrure, there are many events at Philadelphia’s Science Festival that begins later this month.

04/13/2014

(Librarian "Miss Margaret," in hat at far right, conducts games and tells stories at the Independence branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Weekly Storytime at the Free Library

“We have wonderful storytelling featuring brand new picture books, favorite classics,” says the librarian, Miss Margaret.

01/19/2014

(Photo by Matt Stanley for Delaware River Waterfront Corporation)

Positively Philadelphia: Delaware Riverfront Fun Continues

The Winter Garden, The Lodge (pop-up restaurant), and the skating rink are all in operation throughout the winter.

01/12/2014

(The rotunda of the Please Touch Museum, in Fairmount Park, which hosts a noontime New Year's Eve celebration.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Please Touch Museum’s New Year Countdown

“Sometimes little ones — and sometimes adults — can’t make it ’til 12 midnight,” explains a museum spokeswoman.

12/22/2013

Mary Jo Gallagher of Greystone Interiors works on her tree in the Ritz-Carlton lobby.  Photo provided by Jimmy Contreras.

Positively Philadelphia: The Ritz-Carlton’s Festival of Trees

It’s a collection of trees designed and decorated by different groups around the area, on display in the hotel’s historic rotunda lobby.

12/08/2013

(A Pennsylvania Ballet production of "The Nutcracker."  File photo by Alexander Iziliaev, provided by Pa. Ballet)

Positively Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker Market’

The weekend of December 7th and 8th, the Pennsylvania Ballet will operate a holiday marketplace in the lobby of the Kimmel Center.

11/24/2013

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