Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Also: a community festival in Mt. Airy, a run in Kennett Square and the biggest college boat race in the country.
Looking for something to do in May? Here's what's happening in the Greater Philadelphia Area: May 4-5: Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village Where: Peddler’s Village, Newtown When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. What: Featuring artisans, live music, shops and more Strawberries than any one person can handle in a given sitting, the Peddler’s Village Strawberry Festival is the place to go to celebrate spring (and enter a strawberry pie-eating contest). Cost: Free admission and parking. May 4: Mt. Airy Day Where: Cliveden of the National Trust, 6400 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: Celebrate Northwest Philadelphia with this outdoor festival, which will feature vendors, artists, shopping, games for children, food and live …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
See what the life expectancy is for people in your area.
Does where you live in Pennslyvania impact how long your life will be? According to a new study, the answer is "yes, but really not by all that much around here." The Institute for Health Metics and Evaluation looked at the life expectancy gap between men and women cross the country, including in the Greater Philadelphia Area, and broke down the numbers based on the average life expectancy per county. The biggest disparity between the life expectancy of women and men in the area came from Philadelphia, where women outlived men by an average of 7.7 years. The closest gap between women and men in the area comes from Montgomery County, where women are only outliving men by an average of four years. Check out the full study here, and consult …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The map is from Pew Charitable Trusts.
See what a study found out about your tax burden.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Twitter study analyzed by some to say Philly angriest city.
Similar to the reputation of Eagles fans "booing" Santa Claus, a potentially unfounded bad rap is emerging on how angry Philadelphia Twitter users are. Ukrainian company Vertalab compiled tweets originating in 462 cities across the United States and created a Twitter heatmap based on attitudes. From that research, some websites concluded that Philadelphia contained the most negative tweets. However, as The Philadelphia Inquirer pointed out, the study possessed some flaws. For one, the determination of positive or negative attitudes was based on only one phrase for each—"Good morning" and "F*** you." For another, while Philly charted high on some days, other cities bested it on others. And Philadelphia even earned the nicest city honor on …
Monday, July 16, 2012
High temperatures are expected to approach 100 Tuesday and Wednesday.
The greater Philadelphia area is in for a couple days of oppressive heat, the worst since a 101-degree day July 7, according to the National Weather Service forecast. In the week since that scorcher, the NWS has not measured a high temperature above 92. But with forecast highs of 94, 97 and 96 Monday through Wednesday, the agency has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. As of Monday morning, it was set to take effect at 1 p.m. Tuesday and expire 9 p.m. Wednesday. The agency warned residents to take the usual precautions during the worst of the heat: The forecast calls for a dry Tuesday but a chance of rain Wednesday afternoon and evening, then highs in the mid-80s through the weekend.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure begins Friday, Oct. 14 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 16. The route includes stops in Chestnut Hill, Manayunk, Bala Cynwyd and Wynnewood.
This Friday, thousands of women and men will embark on a three-day, 60-mile journey across the Philadelphia area. Their purpose? To fight for a world without breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure "is a walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer," said national spokesperson, Dr. Sheri Phillips. Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day, stopping at designated sites for eating, sleeping and resting. Since 2003, the 3-Day has raised $600 million nationwide to support innovative breast cancer research and community-based breast health and education programs. Last year, 2,200 women and men walked in the Philadelphia 3-Day, which raised $5.7 …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Phil Jasner touched many lives as a long-time sportswriter in Philadelphia.
It didn’t matter whether it was 4 a.m. or at courtside of the NBA championship, Phil Jasner was always there for someone. The Hall of FamePhiladelphia Daily News sportswriter was there to bring a keen eye and unparalleled expertise to the game of basketball, but mostly, Jasner was the kind of top-of-the-food-chain writer that was willing to help anyone, from a rival paper to a novice covering his first game. That was Phil Jasner. There’s a reason why the late Jasner, a Havertown native, is in five sports halls of fame, and why the JCC Maccabi Games have renamed Thursday's 16-and-under championship—scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Bala Cynwyd Middle School—the Phil Jasner Memorial Basketball Tournament. One more great honor for a great man …