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What a boss: Brewerytown cafe owner helps former foster kids build skills, find jobs, and create a supportive community

The Monkey and the Elephant (M&E), a non-profit coffee shop, seeks to equip those recently aged out of foster care with the tools necessary for adulthood. Since 2015, the cafe has employed dozens of former foster youth while also curating weekly personal- and professional-skill-building workshops.

9 ideas for Father’s Day weekend, from helicopter rides to free High Life

The best gift? Quality time doing his favorite thing, whether it's classic cars or cooking.

A community gardens guide to Philly, from getting wait-listed to planting your plot

How to score a patch of land — and what it'll take to keep it — in Philadelphia's 400-strong community garden scene.

Flower arrangement 101: How to make a bouquet from backyard flowers

Cut stems at an angle, pick the right height in a vase, make a Scotch tape grid — and other tips from Philly-area floral designers.

Spend National Doughnut Day with Federal Donuts’ flavor maker

Matt Fein is on the hook to come up with a new, perfectly crafted glaze-and-topping combo every two to four weeks. Here’s how he does it.

The six summery drinks you need to try in Philadelphia this season

From sorbet-rose floats to fresh pina coladas to flower-infused mojitos, you'll want to put these six refreshing drinks on your warm weather bucket list.

Huntingdon Valley’s June Fete: Rides, funnel cake, and 100-plus years of history

Originally held at estates and country clubs by the ritzy Old York Road set, the Abington Hospital carnival/benefit has gotten more down-to-earth over the years.

Philly’s summer festivals: Philly Pride, Odunde, Wawa Welcome America, Fringe, and more

Phoenixville's Blobfest and North Second Street's food-fueled street fest, too.

The Piazza Pod Park opens in Northern Liberties on Saturday. Here’s what to expect

A 33-foot-tall waving robot, wine and cocktail bars, open-air workouts, a toy store — all seven days a week.

Philly’s SPCA is waiving adoption fees this weekend. Here’s why.

All free adoptions include a medical examination, spay and neuter, microchipping, and standard shots.