Two new Philadelphia self-guided walking tours/experiences come to Fringe Festival 2020

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Two self-guided Philadelphia walking tours/experiences will be part of the 2020 Fringe Festival! TrailOff is an audio storytelling app that uses phone technology to transport users into an augmented reality world that syncs movement as one walks one of 10 Philadelphia trails. Walk Around Philadelphia will transform how users view the city.  This segmented 100-mile self-guided tour explores … Continue reading Two new Philadelphia self-guided walking tours/experiences come to Fringe Festival 2020

Archbishop Nelson Perez presides over groundbreaking of St. Rita Place and Cascia Center

-Story and images by Mark Casasanto In partnership with the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia, Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) broke ground yesterday on an anticipated 18.3 million dollar project. The long awaited development will bring 46 one-bedroom apartments for qualified seniors to the intersection of Broad and Ellsworth Streets. Additionally, the ground floor of the complex … Continue reading Archbishop Nelson Perez presides over groundbreaking of St. Rita Place and Cascia Center

The Wilma Theater is seeking paper cranes for special installation at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Photo by Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio is seeking the public’s assistance in creating a large-scale public art installation, “1,000 Cranes For Philly,” which will be safely installed using appropriate social distancing measures at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. Community members are invited to submit their own paper cranes by August 17, 2020, which will … Continue reading The Wilma Theater is seeking paper cranes for special installation at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

PhillyCAM launches the nation’s first pre-apprenticeship program in media making

-Courtesy of PhillyCAM Seven aspiring media creatives from Philadelphia are currently participating in a pre-apprenticeship program for Arts2Work, the first federally-registered National Apprenticeship program in media arts and creative technologies in the country. A program of the Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, Arts2Work creates pipelines to careers in media entertainment, journalism, advertising, and related fields for artists of color, women, youth, LGBTQ, people with … Continue reading PhillyCAM launches the nation’s first pre-apprenticeship program in media making

Deducting Summer Activity Expenses

-Courtesy of the CPA Firm of David M. Spitzberg http://www.cpaforbusiness.com Don’t forget to save receipts! The kids are out of school and summer is well underway. Make sure you understand the rules regarding the tax deductibility of summer activities and related daycare expenses through the use of the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Collecting those receipts now can save plenty during tax time. What is … Continue reading Deducting Summer Activity Expenses

Fun facts about the Automat, an iconic waiter-less restaurant concept that was popular in Philadelphia.

-By Jane Roser Feature image: City Ave. and 54th St., 1949. Image courtesy of Free Library of Philadelphia Print & Picture Collection Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart opened their first café at 39 South 13th Street in 1888. It had no tables – just a counter and stools. Hardart had visited Europe and was impressed by their “waiter less restaurants.” He bought equipment from the … Continue reading Fun facts about the Automat, an iconic waiter-less restaurant concept that was popular in Philadelphia.

STUDY HALL comedy show, featuring Drexel University professor Michael Yudell, goes online

Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Photo by Sam Abrahamas Study Hall Comedy Inspired by Lectures, one of Philadelphia’s longest-running improv comedy shows, combines lectures and laughs in one fantastic hour never seen before and never to be seen again. Drexel University’s Professor Michael Yudell and guests from all over the world provide a lecture on a wide variety of topics and the amazingly … Continue reading STUDY HALL comedy show, featuring Drexel University professor Michael Yudell, goes online

Philadelphia Zoo sets date to reopen to the public, tickets go on sale this week

Courtesy of Aversa Public Relations and Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia Zoo is set to reopen to the public on Thursday, July 9th. “We are thrilled to welcome our members and guests back to the Zoo,” says Vikram H. Dewan, the Zoo’s President and CEO.  “On the first visit back, guests will find that some of the procedures look a bit different, but with more than 1300 … Continue reading Philadelphia Zoo sets date to reopen to the public, tickets go on sale this week

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