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On National Ice Cream Day, the best places for old-school and new-age scoops in and around Philadelphia

Whether you want chocolate chip cookie dough, cherry vanilla, caramel stout, avocado, or everything bagel.

The Oval+ returns to the Parkway Friday. Here’s what to expect.

The summer popup returns with a beer garden, a fleet of food trucks, and lots of space to play — whether it's ping pong, chess, or a ukelele.

Ways to work out in stifling summer heat, no gym membership required

Plus: Do you really burn more calories when you work out when it's hot?

Here are the best deals of Ardmore Restaurant Week, July 15-28

French fine dining, an award-winning brewpub, a Chinese food fixture, a whiskey-driven gastropub, Korean classics, and more.

How to shop smarter at the farmers’ market

Whose raspberries are better? Is it better to splurge on the local honey, sheep’s milk cheese, or grass-fed beef? Would you be just as well going to Trader Joe’s? Stay calm and grab a canvas bag.

How to get free plants and gardening gear (and make friends, too)

You don't need to bring a plant to swap, but it's good manners.

5 ways to use watermelon that don’t require a recipe

Plus, how to pick a well-ripened melon.

It’s July 4th. Here’s where you can catch fireworks shows in the Philly area.

From Chesco to Cape May and everywhere in between, here’s where to get your fireworks fix from now to July 13.

Jurassic Parkway: A 45-foot-long dinosaur crosses the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia

The theropod is one of 11 lifelike robotic dinosaurs coming to the Academy of Natural Sciences.