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San Mateo Carnavaleros at their annual festival

Efforts to diversify the Mummers Parade hit a speedbump

Despite a checkered past, this local institution is making strides to better reflect the changing face of Philadelphia. A troupe of Mexican immigrants even joined the party this year, and despite some controversy, they'll be back.

Flying Kite turns 5

THURSDAY: Celebrate 5 years of Flying Kite! (with drinks and snacks)

That's right, we've been publishing for half a decade. To mark the occasion, join us at the Trestle Inn in Callowhill for discounted drinks, snacks and tunes.

Akeem Dixon

Akeem Dixon brings the community into the development conversation

West Philly's small business owners have someone powerful in their corner. In his role as 52nd Street Corridor Manager for the Enterprise Center, Dixon helps the neighborhood thrive.

Building up Pearl Street

On the Ground: Asian Arts Initiative sews together the city's cultural fabric

This treasured Chinatown North institution has a mission that continues to expand and evolve. As the organization looks to the future, it's all about community engagement and supporting people of color as they help lead Philly forward.

Schuylkill Boardwalk

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Student design at Moore, classic toys at the Center for Architecture and more

Check out our picks for the week's top events. 

Prohibition Taproom

Community Kitchen: A local restaurant empire looks beyond its roots in Callowhill

Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello have been instrumental in transforming this post-industrial neighborhood, opening three restaurants -- Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom and Bufad -- since 2003. Now they're setting their sites on other changing areas. 

New Year's Eve fireworks over the Delaware River

See you in 2016!

We're taking a couple weeks off, but we'll be back in the new year with more amazing Philadelphia stories -- and a five-year anniversary party.

The University City Science Center

With Steve Tang at the helm, the Science Center expands both its mission and its footprint

This University City institution continues to thrive and evolve, adding new buildings and innovative programs to support the next great Philadelphia companies. 

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

19 reasons why this just might be the best Philly winter ever

Temperatures are dropping, scarves are being wrangled from the back of closets and hands are being warmed around steaming mugs. That can only mean one thing: Winter is here. We've got some ideas for how you can make this one your best yet.

Philly Style Bagels

Our editor's 26 favorite dishes in Philadelphia

Looking for something tasty in the City of Brotherly Love? Check out this list of beloved menu items from across Philly. We've got it all: cheesesteaks, fine dining, Mexican eats, ice cold coffee, hot dumplings, and much more.

Yael Lehmann

(Food) justice for all in Philadelphia

Chatting with Yael Lehmann, executive director of The Food Trust, an advocacy organization working to improve food access, foster healthy communities and grow the market for local products. From Night Markets to educational programming, they're cooking up change.
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