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Christine Speer Lejeune

hickory run state park hike
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Hickory Run State Park

Find the beauty in “Shades of Death” and dine atop a natural wonder.

jersey shore in the fall
Things to Do

Your Guide to Fall Down the Shore

It’s a little-known fact that fall, not summer, is the Shore’s best season. Here are the secrets the summer tourists miss.

cape may in the fall
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Cape May in the Fall

Get your fill of farms, charm and natural wonders.

seven mile island
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Seven Mile Island in the Fall

Where to head for quiet beaches, bay sunsets and ritual mud baths.

asbury park
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Asbury Park in the Fall

Visit in autumn for the Boss, a bustling boardwalk and a foodie’s paradise.

minimalism clutter
City Life

How the Pandemic Taught Me to Embrace My Clutter

I’d always aspired to Marie Kondo-style minimalism. But a global crisis has me rethinking what can “spark joy.”

food workers
Foobooz

Best of Philly: Here’s to the People Who Kept Us Fed Amid COVID-19

They’ve kept our grocery stores stocked, they’ve delivered our takeout, and they’ve helped us hold it all together. 

nurturing friendships
City Life

How the Coronavirus Shutdown Rekindled Our Appreciation of Friendship

One of the many things quarantine revealed to us is what deeply social creatures we are — exactly how much we crave interaction with people who aren’t linked to us by blood or law.

helen gym
City Life

Helen Gym Is the Most Popular Politician in Philadelphia

Which is either very good news or very bad news, depending on where you stand.

philly skin care
Be Well Philly

Philly Has Entered the Golden Age of Skin Care

Today, beauty is about becoming the best version of you. Luckily for us, our region’s filled with specialists, spas and boutiques to help us put our best faces forward.

surveillance cameras philadelphia
City Life

Philly Needs More Surveillance Cameras. Now.

Yeah, I like it when you watch.

City Life

Philadelphia Is the Best City for Walking

It’s all about what you can see while you’re walking.

philly street sweeping
City Life

Will Philly Ever Get Its Act Together on Street Sweeping?

New York does it. Boston does it. And yet Philly can’t get this basic urban service right.

bill golderer
City Life

Can This Charismatic Pastor Rally Philly Around Its Most Intractable Problem?

Inside Bill Golderer’s big, bold — and, dare we say, revolutionary — idea for tackling poverty in Philadelphia.

City Life

Whatever Happened to Cutting People Some Damn Slack?

There’s plenty to be mad about these days, but somewhere along the way, people started turning everyday issues into sanctimonious ire. Where do we go from here?