Plant One Million to Plant Its 500,000th Tree

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    Plant One Million is the largest multi-state tree-planting effort in the nation: a regional partnership to plant one million trees throughout 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and the state of Delaware. The goal is to restore the tree canopy cover (the area of land shaded by trees) in the Greater Philadelphia region to 30 … [Read more...]

Important: Cheesesteak Festival Coming to Philly

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YOU GUYS. I'm a sucker for a food festival, and cheesesteaks are my lifeblood, so you betcha I'm excited about Philly's first Cheesesteak Festival taking place October 24th at Lincoln Financial Field. In addition to 40+ CHEESESTEAK VENDORS FROM THE PHILADELPHIA AREA OMG, there will be celebrity chefs, live entertainment, sports memorabilia and craft vendors, carnival games, … [Read more...]

Roaring ’20s Lawn Party: Jazz Age on the Delaware

Jazz Age on the Delaware

  This looks like so much fun and I will be really sad if I don't get there.  Not finding enough opportunities to channel your inner Gatsby (or Daisy, or Jordan, as the case may be)? On Saturday August 1st, 2015 from 11am to 5pm, Glen Foerd (the region’s only Gilded Age mansion on the Delaware River) will host Jazz Age on the Delaware. It promises to be "an … [Read more...]

Adoption Fees Waived on “Clear the Shelters” Day

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  This is our Jimmy, aka The Dogness. We adopted him nearly six years ago, after the loss of our beloved lab mix, because even though we had three cats at the time the house just didn't feel right without a dog. Jimmy would have been easy to overlook. Unlike most dogs at the shelter, he didn't come running up eagerly when we passed by his cage. But that day, a … [Read more...]

Born in 1980? Free Admission to Sesame Place

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Born in 1980? So was Sesame Place! Celebrate turning 35 with Sesame by visiting during the week of their birthday, July 27, 2015 - August 2, 2015. You'll get FREE admission! Just head to Guest Relations with a valid photo ID to receive your free single-day admission ticket. First time visiting? Check out our Sesame Place tips here. Limit one single-day admission ticket … [Read more...]

I Scream, You Scream… for Free Good Humor Ice Cream

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Who likes ice cream on a summer's day? Who likes it when the ice cream is FREE? If you're in Philly between now and August 2nd, keep your eyes peeled for the modernized Good Humor truck: it's been updated with 6 digital screens showing live social media feeds, a live menu board reflecting availability and a music/PA system. Here's where the Philly Joy Squad is … [Read more...]

Free Museum Admission with Bank of America Museums on Us

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Free museum admission this weekend for Bank of America cardholders! Your B of A or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card gets you in free to 150 museums nationwide, the first full weekend of every month. Around these parts, these museums are participating: In Delaware: DE Art Museum DE Museum of Natural History Philadelphia: Museum of Art National … [Read more...]

Win a Birthday Party at the Please Touch Museum!


Is your child’s birthday in July, August, or September? Enter to win a free Birthday Party at Please Touch Museum! We love the Please Touch Museum! Enter now for your chance to win a free Small Play Party (maximum 30 people) and one of their decoration packages! Choose from the Wonderland Garden Tea Party package, a Roadside Attractions Construction Zone package, a … [Read more...]

Eat Well, Live Well, Look Great


Body weight workout, mobility session, taste test, and spring shopping at lululemon athletica Shoppes at Brinton Lake: this Saturday, April 11th at 9am! My 14yo Maverick and I are members of CrossFit Riverfront and our fabulous head coach Matt Keen will be leading a 10 minute warm-up and 10 minute workout that is unlikely to involve climbing ropes :) I've done yoga in … [Read more...]