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Phillie Pfanatic Back in Action!

04/09/2015 - 6:02pm

The fat furry green bird with a cylindrical beak containing a tongue that sticks out is the Philadelphia Phillies official mascot...the Phillie Pfanatic. He's as much Philadelphia as cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, and Rocky Balboa. The Phanatic debuted on April 25, 1978 and was named after Philadelphia's fanatical fans. You'll...

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

04/09/2015 - 5:46pm

If you're tired of April Showers, plan a visit to enjoy May Flowers at one of the many Botanical Gardens in Pennsylvania. The Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh is a great glass Victorian greenhouse. Located in Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory stands as a cult...

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Charter Day's - Free Admission at Historical Sites

02/10/2015 - 5:27pm

In 1681, England’s King Charles II used a charter to grant the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn.  It is often referred to as the “Penn Charter” or “Pennsylvania’s birth certificate.” Sunday, March 10 is the 332nd birthday of Pennsylvania.

On Charter Day, many of Pennsylvania’s Trails of History sites offer “free admis...

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Historic Kennett Square

02/10/2015 - 5:16pm

What used to be a small village in 1705 still boasts small town intimate, where less crowds and ample parking encourages lingering rather than hurry-through. As one of Pennsylvania’s oldest neighborhoods, Historic Kennett Square is Chester County’s hub for entertainment, arts and culture. A medl...

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A Longwood Christmas - Fresh and in Season

02/10/2015 - 5:14pm

Extravagant, fruit-adorned trees towering as high as 18 feet stand in the Conservatory and red and green apples float in an artistic pattern in the Exhibition Hall.  Your holiday season is not complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens. An array of colorful lights adorn the outdoor garden displays w...

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Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

02/10/2015 - 4:35pm

Spanning scenic southeastern Pennsylvania between historic Philadelphia and the Amish countryside of Lancaster County, the eight wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail are located within an easy drive of one another (within a 50 mile radius).  All wineries are open year round each with a tasting room and unique characteristics. Visit...

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Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia

02/04/2015 - 5:41pm

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated February as Black History Month or National African American History Month to honor and celebrate the achievements by black Americans. It is also the time to recognize the role of African Americans in U.S. history. 

African American culture played an influential role in shaping th...

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Ski Season is Open in the Pocono's

11/20/2014 - 5:56pm

The Pocono Mountain ski areas gave skiers and snowboarders an early treat with the opening of trails at Big Boulder Park located in Lake Harmony on November 20 and Blue Mountain located in Palmerton opens November 22. With the arrival of winter temperatures, many ski resorts were able to coat trails and slopes with freshly made powder (snow). Op...

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Pennsbury Manor Celebrating 75 Years...

10/31/2014 - 7:47pm

The estate of Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn is the historic Pennsbury Manor located in Morrisville, PA. William Penn knew what he wanted "a country life and estate I like best for my children." Today his recreated 17th century estate (1939-2014) sits on 43 acres...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Open their 2014-15 Season

10/31/2014 - 6:45pm

The Pittsburgh Penquins opened their 2014-15 NHL Season October 9 on a high note with a 6-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks. With a strong start to the season, fans are routing for the Pen's to be the Eastern Conference Champion and advance to the Stanley Cup. Catch a game at the CONSOL Energy Center when the three-time Stanley Cup champions take the...

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