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November 6, 2012

Roundup: Helpful Ways To Make Donations For Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts In The Philadelphia Region

While Philadelphia narrowly escaped the destructive path of Hurricane Sandy, the aftermath the record-producing Superstorm wreaked on our northeastern neighbors has left an astonishing amount of lives in need of food, clothing and shelter. With the bitter November weather nestling in for the long haul along the eastern seaboard, quick relief for the Frankenstorm victims [...]

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October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Update: The City And Its Attractions Are Back In Business

Quick Hurricane Sunday update for you: SEPTA is up and running, and most attractions are back open for business, including the PMA, Barnes, Franklin Institute, Zoo, NCC and all of Independence National Historical Park, as the city cleans up and restores power. Hopefully most of the scheduled Halloween happenings will go off without a hitch, but be sure to double-check that your event of choice is moving forward as planned. Our thoughts remain with those affected by the storm, and we commend the city for its timely damage control efforts.

October 30, 2012

Philadelphia Now Dealing With The Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy; Most Attractions And Many Businesses Closed Tuesday, October 30 As The City Begins The Cleanup Effort

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we want to first mention that our thoughts are with all those affected by the storm. The city is starting to clean up, but most attractions and business are still closed. As we await their opening, and the return of power to residents’ homes, we’ll be slowly returning to [...]

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October 29, 2012

Video Interlude: Chefs Jeff Michaud And Brad Spence Channel A Little “Breaking Bad” To Make Their Soft Pretzels And Beer Cheese

These guys are serious about their soft pretzels. In the latest episode of Dude Food on Youtube, Chefs Jeff Michaud and Brad Spence (of Osteria and Amis) go a little ‘Breaking Bad‘ in the kitchen to make the mini soft pretzels and beer cheese that are so popular at Alla Spina. Michaud and Spence put [...]

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October 29, 2012

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Board Games, Netflix Streaming, Online Shopping And More While You Ride Out Hurricane Sandy Indoors

Hurricane Sandy is big and it’s heading this way. For the next 24 hours, the city is asking residents to stay inside. But even a hurricane can’t stop Team Uwishunu from sifting through and pulling together handy tips and guides for hanging out in Philadelphia. To that end, here are some suggestions for avoiding acabin [...]

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October 29, 2012

Roundup: Upcoming Exhibitions And Restaurant Openings On The Horizon In Philadelphia

If you’re hunkered down indoors today riding out Hurricane Sandy, we’ve got a roundup for you to help pass the time. We pulled together our top picks for the most exciting exhibitions and restaurant openings coming down in the pipeline in Philadelphia. Lots to look forward to! Check it out, and let us know in [...]

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October 29, 2012

Severe Weather Alert: City Of Philadelphia Largely Closed Monday, October 29 In Anticipation Of Hurricane Sandy’s Arrival

A little housekeeping note: as the city prepares for Hurricane Sandy’s arrival later today, posting is going to be a little light on Uwishunu today. We’ll have a few Sandy-related posts as well as a few posts unrelated to the hurricane. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the day. (You’ll also want to follow @Philly311 and @PhiladelphiaGov.) Note that pretty much all attractions in the city are closed today. Some restaurants and bars are staying open; if you’re looking to find out which ones, your best bet is the #OpenInPHL hashtag on Twitter. Stay dry and stay safe.