Lorie-Lu School of Dance- sisters celebrate five decades of keeping things on pointe

-Joei DeCarlo For sisters Lorraine Speziale and Lucille Speziale-Bunion, dancing is in their blood. So much so that the siblings decided to share their love of dance with the rest of the neighborhood. The Lorie-Lu School of Dance & Gymnastics celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Lorie-Lu opened its doors at 11th & Moyamensing in 1970 and students today call their 1625 S. 11th Street … Continue reading Lorie-Lu School of Dance- sisters celebrate five decades of keeping things on pointe

A Legitimate Hole in One

Local Guy on Par with ABC’s Extreme Miniature Golf Series Holey Moley by Mark Casasanto Feature photo by David Laporte on behalf of Eureka Productions. Other photos courtesy of Nick Contino. Full disclosure, I love stupid stuff that makes me laugh. Actually, I think that I used that line once in an online dating profile… It didn’t work. Anyway, trust me here, I mean no … Continue reading A Legitimate Hole in One

Quintessence Theatre Group hosts virtual Miscast Cabaret Fundraiser set for Sunday May 24th, 3pm

-Courtesy of Perpetual Motion PR Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia’s professional classic repertory theatre, has invited a group of artists from their tenth anniversary season for a one-time only afternoon performance to raise funds for the company. The company is bringing The Waist-Up-Black-Tie Miscast Cabaret: A Virtual Fancy Fundraiser to computer screens Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m. Access to this event is on the company’s website www.qtgrep.org. Tickets to … Continue reading Quintessence Theatre Group hosts virtual Miscast Cabaret Fundraiser set for Sunday May 24th, 3pm

The Leader of the Flock: Philadelphia welcomes Archbishop Nelson Perez home

By Mark Casasanto  Mass of Installation photographed by Sarah Webb on behalf of CatholicPhilly.com This feature story was intended for placement in our Summer 2020 edition. Given the timing and nature of some content as it relates to the state of current events, we decided to post portions of this interview here on our blog. Our ongoing interview with Archbishop Perez will continue in the upcoming … Continue reading The Leader of the Flock: Philadelphia welcomes Archbishop Nelson Perez home

Vanilla cream cheese crepes topped with cinnamon whipped cream

-Courtesy of George Washington Wood Bed and Breakfast http://www.georgewwoodbnb.com This delicious homemade breakfast treat is a guest favorite at the George Washington Wood Bed and Breakfast. We buy the crepe shells in bulk (because they are so popular), but the rest of the recipe is always homemade with an extra helping of love.  Ingredients One package of frozen or fresh crepes Cream Cheese Filling: -1 … Continue reading Vanilla cream cheese crepes topped with cinnamon whipped cream

Philadelphia Zoo launches limited edition shirts to help spring back from global crisis

-Courtesy of Aversa PR and Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia Zoo wants to update your stay-at-home workday and home-school fashion with a colorful and eye-catching new collection of apparel that will fund the Zoo’s Spring Back Fund. Show your support for Philadelphia Zoo on those Zoom and Skype calls while you social distance with a new limited edition t-shirt and hoodie line that will support the vital … Continue reading Philadelphia Zoo launches limited edition shirts to help spring back from global crisis

PlayPenn New Play Development Conference moves online for 2020, will serve as benefit for Theatre Philadelphia’s Emergency Relief Fund

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC PlayPenn, Philadelphia’s new play development organization, is re-thinking what it means to gather and support artists during the COVID-19 crisis. Their acclaimed New Play Development Conference, scheduled for July 2020, will now be moved into a virtual format, offering artists the ability to nurture and develop new works during this time of social distancing.  Additionally, their popular reading … Continue reading PlayPenn New Play Development Conference moves online for 2020, will serve as benefit for Theatre Philadelphia’s Emergency Relief Fund

Philadelphia Restaurants gear up for historic legal sale of cocktails to-go in Pennsylvania

-Courtesy of Aversa PR Feature image: Cocktails from Leda and the Swan will sell from Vesper and Hunnies Crispy Chicken location Philadelphia and Main Line restaurants applaud the vote yesterday in the Pennsylvania senate that will allow the sale of to-go cocktails in the state of Pennsylvania. As they wait for Governor Tom Wolf to sign the legislation, the following ten restaurants in the city … Continue reading Philadelphia Restaurants gear up for historic legal sale of cocktails to-go in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Zoo celebrates Mother’s Day with news of new moms and their babies

-Courtesy of Aversa PR and Philadelphia Zoo This Mother’s Day, Philadelphia Zoo (3400 Girard Ave) will honor all of its animal moms living at the Zoo. Spring is in the air and the Zoo welcomes many new babies making this a very special year for the Zoo. The Zoo is proud to introduce the following new babies and their Moms, including Black and White Ruffed … Continue reading Philadelphia Zoo celebrates Mother’s Day with news of new moms and their babies

An interview with Coraline, age five.

-Jane Roser “Somebody wants to talk to her Auntie Jane!”  I’m interviewing my brother’s five-year old daughter today. She loves talking on the phone and I’ve had the immense pleasure of speaking to her more often than usual while we’re all in self isolation.  Coraline is clever, vivacious and charming. Once, she accidentally stepped on her grandpa’s foot as she was passing him. He joked, … Continue reading An interview with Coraline, age five.