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March 11, 2013

Stage and Screen Star Mandy Patinkin To Perform With Intercultural Journeys, Sunday, March 17

Mandy Patinkin, Emmy and Tony Award-winner, as well as star of Showtime’s current hit series Homeland, will be performing in a rare Philadelphia appearance with Intercultural Journeys at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the William Penn Charter School’s Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts. Intercultural Journeys (IJ) is a locally-based organization whose mission […]

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May 4, 2011

The New York Times “Frugal Traveler” Visits Germantown Avenue For An Off-The-Beaten-Path History-Themed Weekend

Philadelphia is known for its rich history, but the beacons of that storied past are most commonly the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the like. Today’s New York Times “Frugal Traveler” piece expands the lens through which travelers often see Philadelphia history, making a fun (if eccentric) weekend out of visiting the two-mile strip of […]

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January 20, 2011

Geechee Girl Rice Cafe to Host Writer Jessica Harris on February 2

Mount Airy’s Geechee Girl Rice Cafe is one of this city’s better kept culinary secrets. Chef Valerie Erwin blends the rice based cuisine from the coastal areas of the southern United States and merges it with the traditional foods from China, Thailand and beyond. On Wednesday, February 2, acclaimed culinary writer Jessica Harris will be […]

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November 17, 2009

Friday: Seventh Annual Holiday Craft Fair @ the Waldorf School in Mount Airy

Sometimes the best gift is one that’s handmade. The sort you can tell a lot of love went into. Handmade gifts and crafts are one of my favorite options for holiday gift giving. Normally I’d shop like mad at the Art Star Craft Bazaar, but alas, that won’t be back until next year. What’s a […]

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July 17, 2009

Weavers Way Urban Farm Bike Ride Tomorrow

Two summers ago, I was up at Greensgrow (the urban farm in the Fishtown section of the city) doing a bit of grocery and plant shopping, when suddenly a group of 40+ people began to stream onto the grounds, all walking bikes (and looking rosy-cheeked from exercise and ready for a beverage). Curious, I asked […]

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May 21, 2009

Free Concerts @ Walk a Crooked Mile Books

The Rockin’ Malakas, playing in front of Walk a Crooked Mile I love DIY neighborhood events, and much of the wealth in Philly’s spirit and groove, in our heart and our soul, is shown at its best when neighbors get together to put on a show or event. Walk A Crooked Mile Books is housed […]

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February 6, 2008

Artist Profile: Marta Sanchez, Painter

Continuing our support of the upcoming Frida exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we’re bringing you an artist profile of Marta Sanchez, a Chicana artist from San Antonio, now living and working in Philadelphia. The Frida exhibit opens on February 20th and runs until March 18th. 1. Briefly tell us a little about yourself […]

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October 11, 2007

Illadates: Mount Airy

Illadates! In today’s episode Audrey and Mark head out to Mount Airy to check out what’s happening and they stumble upon some great shops and cafe’s. Craziness ensues when they get to Past & Present, the amazing costume shop on Germantown Ave. Bargain Thrift Center 5245 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 What A Girl […]

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