March 27, 2015

Philly Actor Brings Ben Franklin to Life

Living in Philadelphia brings us close to the lives of many famous founding Americans. It’s hard to say, though, that anyone today can claim as much of a kinship with Philadelphia’s colonial past as can Bill Robling, an actor and historian who has perfected his portrayal of Benjamin Franklin. Robling, who gets his Ben on as many as 150 times […]
March 26, 2015
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Archdiocese Seeks Volunteers For Pope’s Visit

The archdiocese of Philadelphia is seeking some ten thousand volunteers for Pope Francis’ visit to the city in September. This was announced by Archbishop Charles Caput in his weekly column. Pope Francis is visiting Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, which will be held September 22nd – 27th. The pope will be celebrating the Meeting with a huge mass […]
March 24, 2015
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World’s Largest Bar Crawl to Kick Off Again In Philly

Have you ever wanted to take part in the breaking of a world record? Come on out May 9th to the World’s Largest Bar Crawl, taking place across Philadelphia. The Crawl is an all-day event that starts at 12 noon in several neighborhoods across the city. If you recall, Philadelphia gunned for the world record last year. In 2014, around […]
March 23, 2015

Historic Philly Church Faces Wrecking Ball

Former parishioners of St. Laurentius Catholic Church are outraged that the historic building is facing demolition. The archdiocese has made the decision to topple the church, citing the fact that the exterior is badly damaged and that it would cost too much to fix it. But those who grew up with the church, which dates back to the 1800s, are […]
March 20, 2015

Philly Homes Selling Like Hotcakes

While some residential areas of the United States are continuing to struggle with home sales in the wake of the Great Recession, Philadelphia is seeing quicker sales than any time in the last three years. According to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, who published a year-end report, the housing sector has continued to gain a boost by way of […]
March 19, 2015

Just Listed: 6239 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19141

6239 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19141 Asking Price $230,000 PRICED TO SELL! DO NOT MISS this beautiful Stone Colonial home in wonderful East Oak Lane! Property consists of four large bedrooms, three full and one half bath, and a finished basement! Hardwood floors, updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances and a beautiful center staircase complete […]
March 19, 2015

HuffPo Lists ‘Must Have’ Philly Experiences for Luxury Travelers

The Huffington Post recently published a list entitled Five Must Have Experiences for Luxury Travelers in Philadelphia. Unlike so many lists centered around Philly’s can’t-miss attractions (the Liberty Bell, et cetera), this one was aimed exclusively at well-heeled visitors looking for some of the more premium experiences offered by The City of Brotherly Love. I’ve listed the top three of […]
March 18, 2015

Philly Named One of America’s Quirkiest Cities

Certain cities are just a little weirder than others. While some cities give off a staid and dignified vibe, others are decidedly more offbeat. Who knew that Philadelphia would number in a list of the latter? The city scored a ranking of #18 on Travel + Leisure’s list of the 20 Quirkiest Cities in America, an honor as unique as […]
March 17, 2015

PATCO Could Reopen “Ghost Station”

St. Paddy’s Day isn’t normally associated with scary stories, but today happens to be an exception! This week brought the news that PATCO was considering re-opening its Franklin Street subway station, which has commonly been called the “ghost station” both for its dimly-lit creepiness and the fact that it has been out of use since the late 1970s. PATCO has […]
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