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Positively Philadelphia

(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

(Credit: Inglis)

Positively Philadelphia: From Her Wheelchair, Rising To Lead

Lauren DeBruicker has just been elected to head the board of directors of Inglis, making her the first board chair in its 136-year history who is a wheelchair user.

11/10/2013

(Paul Strand, "Place to Meet, Luzzara, Italy," 1953. Image provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Philadelphia Art Museum’s 2014 Season

This year the Philadelphia Museum of Art is having one smash exhibit after another, and 2014 will be just as exciting.

10/27/2013

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

Positively Philadelphia: Insider Peek at Next Year’s Flower Show

“Flower Show is going to be ‘Articulture,’ and it’s the celebration of art and horticulture together,” says Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

10/13/2013

(Dr. David Silverman with the sphinx at the Penn Museum.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Hijinks With The Sphinx

The Penn Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of the arrival in Philadelphia of a 15-ton Egyptian treasure.

10/06/2013

(Jessie shows off her creation at the Magic Gardens, on South Street.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Artmaking at Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens

On the second Sunday of each month, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens holds”Family Jams,” a chance for kids (and even some adults) to make their own magic.

09/29/2013

(Delancey Place, in the Society Hill section of the city.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City’s Small, Hidden Streets

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia offers walking tours of neighborhoods and neighborhood architecture all over the area, pointing out things you probably would have missed on your own.

09/22/2013

(Zabeth Teelucksingh, executive director of Global Philadelphia Association, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Putting Philly in a Global Spotlight

Philadelphia is quite a player on the world stage, but because we’re sandwiched between New York and Washington, people don’t always remember it. Zabeth Teelucksingh has a plan to fix that.

09/15/2013

South Philly garden (Photo Provided)

Positively Philadelphia: South Philly Garden Tour

You may not know this, but there’s a lot of green spaces often hidden from view in South Philly.

08/25/2013

(Her first impression of Philadelphia.  Photo by Mandi Woodruff)

Positively Philadelphia: A Savvy New Yorker Amazed By Her Visit Here

Mandi Woodruff is editor of the personal finance section at Business Insider. Her recent visit to Philadelphia delighted and amazed her.

08/18/2013

(Beiler's Donuts.  Credit: André Bennett)

Positively Philadelphia: Beiler’s Donuts at the Reading Terminal Market

One of the biggest attractions at the annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival has always been watching Beiler’s Donuts being made, and then eating them fresh from the kettle.

08/04/2013

(Keith Bellows, photographed in the Hotel Monaco, on Independence Mall.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: An Expert Traveler’s Insights

Keith Bellows, executive vice president of National Geographic Travel, was in Philadelphia recently, checking it out for his next book.

07/28/2013

Ed Mauger has some stories about Philadelphia you've probably never heard before. (credit:  Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Stories From A Veteran Tour Guide

We hear stories all the time about Philadelphia back in the day. But here’s some you may not have heard from Philadelphia author and the founding president of the Philadelphia Tour Guides Association, Ed Mauger.

07/21/2013

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