This Canadian border town has a reputation for being schmaltzy and touristy. Overrun with chain restaurants. A leftover 1950s honeymoon spot with heart-shaped Jacuzzis. All of those things are basically true. But the magnificent falls themselves — and the bounty of adventure activities surrounding them — make Niagara Falls more than worth a long weekend, especially if you’ve got kids. Read more »
My full name is … William Rodger Hite Jr.
I grew up in … Richmond, Virginia.
I came to Philly … in the summer of 2012. Before that, I was the superintendent in Prince George’s County public schools in Maryland. And before that, I was in a host of teaching and principal positions in Virginia.
I met my wife … on a blind date. We were watching a PGA golf tournament. And I was the only one who didn’t know it was a blind date, apparently. Read more »
Plenty of bars in Philadelphia have bouncers. But not very many have armed security guards wearing bulletproof vests. During the day. Read more »
Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philadelphia’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. Click here for the full archive.
When you’re talking about vegan restaurants in Philadelphia, the conversation must revolve around Rich Landau, who, along with his wife Kate Jacoby, now own Vedge, V Street, and Wiz Kid, which just debuted in Rittenhouse. Landau has been operating vegan restaurants in Philadelphia since well before you realized it was cool to eat vegan, and here, he tells us all about it. Read more »
A 51-year-old Wayne woman has filed a lawsuit against Starbucks over injuries she says she received from a cup of hot tea she purchased from the Seattle-based conglomerate. Read more »
If you call the number for Cherokee Day Camp in Bensalem, a voice recording touts it as the “finest day camp” in all of Bucks County. And over on the camp’s Facebook page, the top pinned post is a video of Fox 29’s Bob Kelly hanging out with kids there in July. But these days, Cherokee Day Camp in no more, and a lot of people are out a lot of money. Read more »
A Philadelphia man is under arrest after his girlfriend said she found naked videos and images of her two young daughters on his cell phone. Read more »
Queen Village’s Mike Tyler is best known as a professional guitar player who has reportedly worked with everyone from Prince to Pearl Jam to Billy Joel. But right now, he’s sitting in jail for allegedly raping a child. Read more »
1. Lady Gaga
Anyone who dismisses the 31-year-old New Yorker as just another mindless pop-churning digital diva (that’s Miley Cyrus) has never seen the multi-instrumentalist live. She’ll go down in history as one of the most influential (and successful) artists of the early 21st century. September 10th and 11th at Wells Fargo Center. Read more »
Scroll to the bottom of this story for a full list of the bars showing the Mayweather-McGregor fight in the Philadelphia area.
I love a good fight, but usually when there’s a “big fight” on pay-per-view, it can be hard to find a decent place to watch it. The strip clubs are the only guarantees. But this weekend for the Mayweather-McGregor fight, the rules have changed completely. Read more »