The summer is — gasp — almost over. But we have great events, and some sweets, to suck all the juice out of summer, from ice cream treats to drive-ins and more, plus some answers to reader questions. Remember, we’ve got all the ways to save your summer at inqurier.com/summer.
Stay healthy, stay safe, and, as much as possible, it’s still a good idea to stay home.
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There is new toilet etiquette in the time of the coronavirus. Nurse Sherri Becker has some tips on how to safely use the loo if you’re using a friend’s. The key: close the lid, which prevents, um, dispersing “aerosol droplets called a toilet plume.” And, “if you are a bathroom cell phone user, your phone also needs disinfecting. In other words, wipe it before you swipe it.”
Here are some of the best ways to keep busy this week, a few selections from our weekly events calendar:
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The ice cream hoagie is real, my friends. But the seasonal treat, from Weckerly’s, is only one of the city’s freshest frozen treats. Grace Dickinson rounded up the must-eat cool-down treats which are both on-trend and perfectly Philly. Here are a few of them. (There are more mouthwatering examples in Grace’s full story.) Behold:
» More tasty ice treats: Ice cream hoagies and other new frozen treats you have to try in Philly right now
Need another road trip? Nick Vadala has a new road trip to-do list, this time one where you can take kids and keep them entertained. The list has got stuff for any kid at any age, and, I have to say, some perfectly enjoyable treks even if you’re kidless. Nick’s got a dozen spots, near and far, worth the drive, including history, dinosaurs, helicopters, and an enchanted forest.