UPDATED: List of Philly area museums and attractions that have reopened

Today, you can enter a giant beating heart at the Franklin Institute, walk through a rainbow of blooms at Longwood Gardens, explore a mosaicked wonderland at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, and more.

The 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show will be outside in the summer

“We decided to have the show. That’s the big news, and safety will be a very high priority in guiding all the decisions we make,” says Lisa Stephano, PHS chief marketing officer.

The 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show will be outside in the summer

“We decided to have the show. That’s the big news, and safety will be a very high priority in guiding all the decisions we make,” says Lisa Stephano, PHS chief marketing officer.

Laid off by the pandemic, she returned home to New Jersey and launched a sweet new career in cocktail syrups

The pandemic shut down Isabella Abbate's promising hospitality career in Manhattan. But not long after she returned home to South Jersey, Abbate, 23, launched a new business.

Laid off by the pandemic, she returned home to New Jersey and launched a sweet new career in cocktail syrups

The pandemic shut down Isabella Abbate's promising hospitality career in Manhattan. But not long after she returned home to South Jersey, Abbate, 23, launched a new business.

Pain and questions linger 15 years after six Alpha Company guardsmen from Philly area were killed in Iraq

The attacks, three days apart in August 2005, constituted the greatest loss of life suffered by any National Guard unit from the Philadelphia region since World War II.

Pain and questions linger 15 years after six Alpha Company guardsmen from Philly area were killed in Iraq

The attacks, three days apart in August 2005, constituted the greatest loss of life suffered by any National Guard unit from the Philadelphia region since World War II.
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Dear Abby | Guilt remains 40 years after job reference was withheld

DEAR ABBY: About 40 years ago, I did someone an injustice, and I have felt guilty ever since. I worked for a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that fired an accounting clerk who was in my small office. I didn’t know why she was fired, and I never heard a cross word exchanged between her and her s

To do this week: How to handle noisy neighbors, and where to go to snap the most picturesque spots

We have lots for you this week, including how to handle noisy neighbors, road trips where you can take the best scenic pictures, and great events, both in-person and virtual, to keep you busy.

Free internet coming for 35,000 Philly families: city, schools, Comcast to spend $17M on digital equity plan

Under the plan, some households will be wired for broadband access via Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and other families will receive wireless hot spots purchased by the city from T-Mobile.

African American Museum zine party, Grand Ole Opry, Ill Doots, drag queen cabaret and more things to do this weekend

Plus a comedy double-feature, a Pat Martino tribute, and more ways to keep busy in Philadelphia for the next seven days.

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Have you hit the COVID-19 wall? Here are some ways to cope.

How do we press on in the midst of uncertainty and guard our mental health? We spoke to the experts.

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Dear Abby | Favorite son’s jabs at brother’s wife causes family friction

DEAR ABBY: I married “Darius” two years ago. I have had problems with my brother-in-law ever since Darius and I first began dating five years ago. From my husband’s perspective, his parents have always favored his younger brother, “Adonis.” “Anything goes” is their attitude where he is concerned. A

How to use a generator without setting your house on fire or electrocuting yourself

Portable generators provide a convenient backup supply of electricity when the grid goes down. But use one incorrectly, and the hazards are high. Among them are carbon monoxide poisoning, electrical shocks and electrocution, and fires.

Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund helps small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic

The Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund is a non-profit, volunteer-run effort to provide forgivable loans up to $3,000 to small businesses like during these trying times.

Philadelphia’s Fire Commissioner stores funeral cards in his hat, to keep firefighters’ lives top of mind

At a memorial service four years ago, he tucked a funeral card in his hat for safekeeping. The hat now bulges with dozens of cards from Fire Department employee funerals.

Once-homeless Philly families are squatting in PHA houses. The agency wants them out.

Squatting in city-owned homes has become a response to the intersecting problems of homelessness, lack of affordable housing, and family separation. Philadelphia has the highest rate of family separation of any big city, and homelessness is the second most common reason for removing kids.

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Dear Abby | Dad feels helpless to mend teenager’s crisis of identity

DEAR ABBY: My 14-year-old daughter recently came out of the closet, and it has made my husband and me quite upset. She says she is “bicurious, pansexual and polyamorous.” She now insists everyone call her by a gender-neutral name, gave herself a side shave and dyed her hair pink after we repeatedly

Jeantrix is the Philly fashion brand with leather jackets featured in Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’

In “Already,” Ghanaian rapper Shatta Wale stood next to Beyoncé in a black-and-white, hand-painted motorcycle jacket designed by the Philly-based fashion brand, Jeantrix.

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