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Samantha Spengler

City Life

Why I Left My City Life to Try Remote Work in the Pennsylvania Wilds

I tried a three-week program aimed at exposing city workers to rural life. 

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City Life

For Years, People Said There Were No Lenape Left in Pennsylvania. This Group Begs to Differ.

The Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania is fighting for governmental recognition — despite pushback from other Lenape tribes — raising big questions about who gets to call themselves Native and how the state views its history.

Be Well Philly

This Student-Run Food Rescue Program Delivers 100,000 Pounds of Food Per Week

Sharing Excess is nimble enough to fill in the gaps in Philly’s large-scale efforts to capture food waste and fight hunger.

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City Life

’Tis the Season to Destroy Lanternfly Eggs

Forget goopy bags of hand sanitizer — there’s an easier (and more satisfying) way to get rid of egg masses.

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City Life

As Biden Pulls Ahead, Philadelphia Celebrates

Welcome to Flipadelphia!

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City Life

Good News: New Jersey Legalized Marijuana Last Night

Your next Shore vacation just got a lot more … mellow.

it was inside a philadelphia polling place like this one where mark squilla staffer Marie Beren is accused by the feds of participating in a conspiracy to commit voter fraud
City Life

Here Are All the Ways You Can Cast Your Ballot in the General Election

A pandemic is not an excuse to skip voting. These are the five options — including by mail and in person methods — that you have to get your ballot in.

Be Well Philly

Why Is Communicating in a Mask So Damn Difficult?

Experts say it’s more than just the itch and sweat that makes wearing masks uncomfortable.

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City Life

Let’s Talk About Race: Resources for White Philadelphians Who Are Ready to Actually Do Something About Racism and Anti-Blackness

To quote Michelle Obama, “Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it.”

Be Well Philly

I Call My Mom Twice a Week. Voluntarily.

Taking time out of my adult life to chat with my mother has helped me to slow down — and to appreciate the woman who raised me.

Be Well Philly

You, an Adult, Should Take a Music Class. Here’s Why.

John Francisco’s Bella Vista-based music program isn’t just for kids. Here, adults (with no experience) can learn an instrument, make friends and let loose.

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Be Well Philly

How to Finally Break Your Phone Addiction This Year

Catherine Price, author of How to Break Up With Your Phone, with five tips for getting it right.

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Be Well Philly

5 Old-School Boxing Gyms That Will Make You Feel Like Rocky

Boutique boxing is on the rise in Philly, but the discipline’s been around in a grittier fashion for much longer.

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Be Well Philly

Running Down Philly’s Historical Streets Helped Me Fall in Love With the City

My evening jogs introduced me to the city I now call home.

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Be Well Philly

Here’s What 4 Prescription Drugs Cost at Different Philly Pharmacies

We were shocked at the discrepancies.