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City Life

The Peregrine Falcon That Brought Route 422 Construction to a Halt Has a New Nest

She’s relocated to a purloined one nearby — and has two new chicks!

City Life

Ray Didinger’s New Book Is Packed With Great Philly Sports Stories. These Are Five of Our Favorites

Father’s Day gift alert! From Mike Schmidt’s shrugs to Darryl Dawkins on the Declaration of Independence, the legendary Philadelphia sportswriter’s Finished Business is packed with anecdotes from our city’s complicated sporting history.

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Things to Do

Worth a Day Trip: The Concrete Masterpieces of Henry Mercer’s Strange Genius

Quirky, irascible Henry Chapman Mercer sought to keep alive the handicrafts of the past. A trio of Bucks County buildings preserve his art and his work — and make a perfect day trip.

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City Life

It’s the Peregrine Falcon’s World

We’re just living in it.

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Foobooz

Eight Foods You Don’t Know About Unless You’re From Philly

And maybe not even then. Ask Grandma or Grandpa, though!

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Foobooz

These Are the Must-Try Treats at Six Old-School Philly Bakeries

Check out the specialties that made them famous.

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Be Well Philly

Six Fruit Trees to Grow in Your Philadelphia Back Yard

Growing fruit-bearing plants is easier than you might think – even if you have a small backyard. Here are some varieties that do well in the Philadelphia region.

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City Life

When Philly First Caught Baseball Fever

Things to Do

Nine Great Spots For Bird-Watching in Philly and the ’Burbs

From now through December 15th is peak autumn migration season, meaning it’s a great chance to see lots of cool birds and learn about the Great Outdoors.

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City Life

7 Classic Candies That Got Their Start Right Here in Philly

Who knew all these yummy treats had local origins?

City Life

How Plain Quaker Philly Got Its Wedding-Cake City Hall

In his new book, Wall Street Journal architecture critic Michael J. Lewis spills all the gossip on the backroom politics, influence-peddling, egotistical feuding and occasional (rare) genuine civic-mindedness that resulted in our city’s present built environment.

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City Life

These Millennial Mayors in the Philly ’Burbs Entered Office Eager and Optimistic. Then Came 2020

Here’s what it was like to be the caretaker of an entire community when so much stuff — PPE shortages, school closures, job losses, overcrowded hospitals, toilet-paper hoarding — suddenly hit the fan.

City Life

How Much Do You Know About Philly’s Irish History?

From Tug McGraw to Grace Kelly to the iconic Irish Potatoes, this city has a lot of Celtic connections. Take this quiz to find out how much you really know.

City Life

The Philadelphian Who Made America’s Hotels Posh

George Boldt’s Bellevue-Stratford set the standard for elegance, refinement … and chicken à la King.

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City Life

William Penn Only Spent Four Years In Pennsylvania, And Other Strange Founder Facts

The rest of the time, he was busy being accused of starting various riots, shopping for fancy clothes in Paris, and getting in lots of trouble with the authorities.