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An unconventional survival guide

The Democrats are coming to South Philly for their nominating presidential convention.

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A font of wellness

Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead humorously stated “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

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July’s hot dog hysteria

National Hot Dog Month is a city-sanctioned tradition, and local historian Joel Spivak is trying to make it thrive.

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If you can take the heat…

I have reached a stage in my life where I feel compelled to address and analyze so many matters and while some of them are highly cerebral observations, others are just whimsical observations about what meets my eyes. Here are 10 of the latter category whose inspiration I owe to living in South Philly.

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Hosting Hollywood in South Philly

Three South Philly natives are producing “Turkey’s Done” with Cheri Oteri starring as Peaches Brocco, and hilarity ensues.

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South Philly’s most “Electric Street”

A collaboration between mural artist David Guinn and lighting designer Drew Billiau has yielded a neon-bright light mural.

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Pyramid players make Philly proud

Leigh Goldenberg and Ben Stango did not triumph in the game show’s Winner’s Circle, but they came home victorious nonetheless.

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No ration on compassion

I never run low on topics to discuss with my five-year-old son, reveling in his regard for gathering information and applying it to appropriate situations.

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South Philadelphia Lions show their pride

The club that merged with the South Philly Lioness Club in 2008 celebrated 81 years and three police captains.

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Social butterflies

As summer has always resounded as the most social season to many, its recent arrival led me to think about the top 10 ways that I like to bond with the constituents of the 19145 through 19148 zip codes.

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