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May 16, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The island across from Boathouse Row had no name, and neither did the dog. At its lower end, you could jump across to the island, which was formed from sediment brought down the Schuylkill. There was nothing but wildness over there, trees and weeds and that dog. Al Wachlin is a fixture on Boathouse Row, a former head of the Schuylkill Navy. Wachlin kept seeing this dog with distinctive black-and-white markings on the island across from his Fairmount Rowing Association boathouse. Wachlin began leaving food over there.
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June 28, 2012 | Jason Wilson
 The Industry 1401 E. Moyamensing Ave. 215-271-9500 theindustrybar.com   The Boilermaker 216 S. 11th St. 215-922-3427 theboilermakerbar.com   Rittenhouse Tavern 251 S. 18th St. Philadelphia Art Alliance 215-732-2412 rittenhousetavern.com   Vernick Food & Drink 2031 Walnut St. (267) 639-6644 vernickphilly.com   Lemon Hill 747 N. 25th St. (Corner of 25th and Aspen)
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May 7, 2011
About 100 skateboarders sprinted from Fairmount to South Philadelphia Saturday as part of an informal race known as a "bomb. " The skateboarders raced from Lemon Hill along Boathouse Row, to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and onto South Broad Street. Skaters traveled from as far away as Pittsburgh, New York and Virginia to attend the event. A group of local skateboard enthusiasts organized the competition for racers who use longboard skateboards, which are longer, wider and more expensive than standard models.
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June 4, 1999 | By Rob Laymon, FOR THE INQUIRER
On Sunday morning, Curtis Anthony will perform a strange ceremony. With the sun not yet high, he will load his bike, a 90-pound pedal-powered freightcar, with beans, potato chips, paper towels, cheese, buns, beer, assorted condiments, 10 pounds of ground sirloin, and possibly his dog. Climbing aboard, he will pedal from his home in South Philly to the top of Lemon Hill in Fairmount Park, where he will unload, and convert the bike into - this...
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May 31, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
ON SUNDAY, the city will once again host a professional bike race, welcoming pro cyclists from around the world for the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. After 28 years, the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship was canceled for 2013 due to lack of sponsors and funding. It was the longest-running road bike race in the United States. To ensure that cycling would take place this year, Parx Casino stepped up and pledged $500,000 over the next 2 years, and rounded up other sponsors such as New Penn Financial, Sunoco, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Fuji Bikes, Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Bicycling Magazine to make the new event possible.
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June 2, 2012 | By Peter Mucha and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This weekend's traffic hotspots include South Philadelphia this evening, Kelly Drive on Saturday, and the route of Sunday's bike race, from Logan Square to Kelly Drive to Manayunk. Shore-goers have two reasons to get an early start today. The Phillies take on the Florida Marlin at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, which could jam major roads near the sports complex. Also, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast, with heavy rain more likely after about 9 p.m. To check the forecast, go to Philly.com's weather page . On Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., traffic will be detoured away from Kelly Drive because of the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta.
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June 10, 1991 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
For Michel Zanoli and the rest of the members of Team Tulip, there was a lot more riding on yesterday's CoreStates U.S. Pro Cycling Championship than just the $25,000 winner's share of the prize money. A professional cycling team needs a sponsor, and Team Tulip arrived at the CoreStates starting line on Benjamin Franklin Parkway all too aware that they were precariously close to losing their's. Team Tulip's sugar daddy is a Belgian computer company whose one and only sponsorship stipulation is that the team qualify for next month's Super Bowl of cycling, the Tour de France.
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June 5, 1995 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Staff Writer
It was almost CoreStates race week, and Bill O'Brien was getting ready to do what he has done every June for the last 10 years: set up O'Brien's Watering Hole near the top of "The Wall. " It isn't a complicated device, and it's not worth much. Just four shower heads on a piece of pipe stored in the alley. But when O'Brien went to get it, it was gone. Someone had stolen O'Brien's Watering Hole. On any other day of the year, O'Brien's Watering Hole is really just O'Brien's rowhome on Levering Street.
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June 6, 1994 | by Ziva Branstetter, Daily News Staff Writer
There were two kinds of bicyclists watching the CoreStates bike race yesterday: the serious cyclists and the ones who were trying to look like serious cyclists. "Posers. There are a lot of posers," said Ed Silcox, of Wayne, as he watched the race near the finish line on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Silcox belongs to the Pennsylvania Triathlon Club and also runs time trials for the Delaware Valley Bicycle Club. He said this is the 10th year he has watched the race, which winds through the Parkway, Fairmount Park, along the Schuylkill and through Manayunk.
NEWS
December 14, 2001 | By RON P. SWEGMAN
ONCE COMPLETED, one Pennsylvania Plaza will remove Philadelphia's grandest architectural monument: the city's unique, all-American, red, white, and blue skyline. The new 50-story skyscraper complex, developed by William G. Rouse III and designed by Robert Stern, is planned for the 1700 block between Arch and JFK Boulevard. The architect has chosen a golden Kasota stone for the tower's exterior. Stern has said he chose this material to echo the colors of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but it seems more akin to the mustard on a Philadelphia pretzel!
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May 16, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The island across from Boathouse Row had no name, and neither did the dog. At its lower end, you could jump across to the island, which was formed from sediment brought down the Schuylkill. There was nothing but wildness over there, trees and weeds and that dog. Al Wachlin is a fixture on Boathouse Row, a former head of the Schuylkill Navy. Wachlin kept seeing this dog with distinctive black-and-white markings on the island across from his Fairmount Rowing Association boathouse. Wachlin began leaving food over there.
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June 3, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Canadian Bruno Langlois of Team 5-Hour Energy raised his arms in victory as he crossed the finish line ahead of the pack after the ninth lap of the men's portion of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. The only problem for Langlois was that Sunday's race was 10 laps long. On that 10th lap was where Kiel Reijnen and Team UnitedHealthcare made their move. Team UnitedHealthcare had a strong presence near the front of the peloton, allowing it to set Reijnen free for his second consecutive first-place finish in the race in 4 hours, 35 minutes, 34 seconds.
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June 3, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
KIEL REIJNEN and Evelyn Stevens each came into the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic with targets on their back. This time, as defending champions, the proverbial target took a tangible form. They both wore the No. 1 on their backs as they whizzed through the streets of Manayunk and Lemon Hill. The number they wore on their jerseys turned into the position they both finished. Both Reijnen and Stevens were able to repeat as champions yesterday afternoon. The win was a special gift for Reijnen, a resident of Boulder, Colo., who turned 28 yesterday.
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May 31, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
ON SUNDAY, the city will once again host a professional bike race, welcoming pro cyclists from around the world for the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. After 28 years, the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship was canceled for 2013 due to lack of sponsors and funding. It was the longest-running road bike race in the United States. To ensure that cycling would take place this year, Parx Casino stepped up and pledged $500,000 over the next 2 years, and rounded up other sponsors such as New Penn Financial, Sunoco, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Fuji Bikes, Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Bicycling Magazine to make the new event possible.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012 | Jason Wilson
 The Industry 1401 E. Moyamensing Ave. 215-271-9500 theindustrybar.com   The Boilermaker 216 S. 11th St. 215-922-3427 theboilermakerbar.com   Rittenhouse Tavern 251 S. 18th St. Philadelphia Art Alliance 215-732-2412 rittenhousetavern.com   Vernick Food & Drink 2031 Walnut St. (267) 639-6644 vernickphilly.com   Lemon Hill 747 N. 25th St. (Corner of 25th and Aspen)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2012 | Jenice Armstrong
LEMON HILL was easy. So was the other steep hill on the TD Bank International Cycling Championship Course. But then I got to the Manayunk Wall. Let me back up a bit. I'm no jock, but I usually hold my own. Not long after completing my first marathon last November, I signed up to do it again. I've even been toying with the idea of doing a triathlon. And so I figured I was ready when signed up to do the amateur portion of the TD Bank International Cycling Championship last Sunday.
NEWS
June 2, 2012 | By Peter Mucha and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This weekend's traffic hotspots include South Philadelphia this evening, Kelly Drive on Saturday, and the route of Sunday's bike race, from Logan Square to Kelly Drive to Manayunk. Shore-goers have two reasons to get an early start today. The Phillies take on the Florida Marlin at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, which could jam major roads near the sports complex. Also, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast, with heavy rain more likely after about 9 p.m. To check the forecast, go to Philly.com's weather page . On Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., traffic will be detoured away from Kelly Drive because of the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta.
NEWS
May 7, 2011
About 100 skateboarders sprinted from Fairmount to South Philadelphia Saturday as part of an informal race known as a "bomb. " The skateboarders raced from Lemon Hill along Boathouse Row, to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and onto South Broad Street. Skaters traveled from as far away as Pittsburgh, New York and Virginia to attend the event. A group of local skateboard enthusiasts organized the competition for racers who use longboard skateboards, which are longer, wider and more expensive than standard models.
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June 27, 2005 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The thermometer approached 90 degrees and the finish-line music was cranked even higher. But neither the temperature nor the tunes matched the jubilant mood of the approximately 1,000 Spandex-clad finishers yesterday at the inaugural Philadelphia Triathlon in Fairmount Park. Christopher Martin, 29, of Princeton Junction, N.J., finished first overall in 1 hour, 58 minutes, 50 seconds. Margaret Shapiro, 28, of Annandale, Va., was the top finisher among women, in 2:10:34. The race consisted of swimming 1.5 kilometers in the Schuylkill, a 40K bike ride along Kelly and Martin Luther King drives - including a challenging portion up Lemon Hill - and a 10K run, also along Kelly and Martin Luther King drives.
NEWS
December 14, 2001 | By RON P. SWEGMAN
ONCE COMPLETED, one Pennsylvania Plaza will remove Philadelphia's grandest architectural monument: the city's unique, all-American, red, white, and blue skyline. The new 50-story skyscraper complex, developed by William G. Rouse III and designed by Robert Stern, is planned for the 1700 block between Arch and JFK Boulevard. The architect has chosen a golden Kasota stone for the tower's exterior. Stern has said he chose this material to echo the colors of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but it seems more akin to the mustard on a Philadelphia pretzel!
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