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10:57 AM / Thursday April 27, 2017

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Smooth Traveler: Revolutionary Philadelphia

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Museum of the American Revolution (Photo:Renée S. Gordon) By Renée S. Gordon On the morning of September 5, 1774, 56 delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies met in Smith’s Tavern, now City Tavern, and then proceeded to Carpenters’ Hall, at 3rd and Chestnut, to determine its suitability as a good place to…

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It’s sea turtle season in Florida. Here’s how to see them.

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Adult female loggerhead turtle fitted with a transmitter is released back into the wild.  (Photo: Shutterstock) By Beth J. Harpaz associated press Many Florida beaches welcome a special type of visitor as the weather gets warmer: sea turtles. Female sea turtles crawl out of the water from spring to early fall to build…

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Smooth Traveler: Philadelphia’s Northwestern Suburbs

April 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The American Treasure Tour By Renée S. Gordon Americana: “materials concerning or characteristic of America, its civilization, or its culture”  Merriam-Webster Philadelphia is so filled with museums, historic houses, restaurants and entertainment venues that people often forget that there are a staggering number of things to do in the communities and villages 30…

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Gulliver’s Gate: World of tiny landmarks near Times Square

April 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Putting final touches on the Middle East, making sure the trains run on time. By Beth J. Harpaz associated press NEW YORK–A new attraction called Gulliver’s Gate opens just off Times Square this week depicting 100 world landmarks in miniature. The indoor 49,000-square-foot display includes scale models of structures, cities and landscapes from…

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Seven tips to conquer your packing challenges while traveling

April 7, 2017

BPT Whether it’s business travel, family road tripping or a romantic getaway, exploring new places is exciting. You may be counting down the days until you leave, but if there’s one thing you dread, it’s packing. Deciding what earns a spot in your suitcase is hard enough, let alone figuring out how you can fit…

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Buenos Aires neighborhood Palermo Soho: Shop, eat, drink

April 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The building of the Republic of Armenia is the main address. Armenia, Yerevan.   (Photo: Shutterstock) By Albert Stumm Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina –Once you’ve seen Buenos Aires’ wide, crowded boulevards and the balcony where Eva Peron waved to the masses, you might get the impression the city is all about grandiose…

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The Wildwoods: NEW! Family Fun Night & Bonfire – April 14

March 31, 2017

Grab a blanket or beach chair and enjoy a relaxing spring night on the Wildwoods’ beach! The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host an all-NEW Family Fun Night and Bonfire on the Wildwoods’ beach at Rio Grande Avenue on Friday, April 14 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature music…

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Porto: Wine, hills and sunsets in Portugal’s 2nd city

March 31, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A view of river Douro and the Old town of Porto, Portugal. (Photo: shutterstock) By Albert Stumm Associated Press PORTO, Portugal–I was lost, looking for port wine caves dug into hills across the bridge from Porto. I trudged up a hill and rounded a blind corner, sidling against a stone wall to avoid…

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Antigua Guatemala rolls out the flower carpet for Easter

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Antigua Guatemala Cathedral (Catedral de San Jose) is a Roman Catholic church in Antigua Guatemala.  (Photo: Shutterstock) By Giovanna Dell’Orto Associated Press ANTIGUA GUATEMALA, Guatemala–The rising sun hasn’t lit up the cobblestone streets of this colonial city yet, but people of all ages are busy covering them with brightly colored sawdust mosaics and carpets…

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Color Of Money

Sheriff Sales collect $60 million in new taxes; Returns millions in excess funds to property owners

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sheriff Jewell Williams speaking at the recent City Council budget hearings.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster)...

Entertainment

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