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September 26, 1994 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Crowds lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Chestnut Street yesterday to watch the Puerto Rican Week Festival parade. The parade, which started at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and proceeded to Independence Hall, wrapped up the festival.
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July 19, 1992 | For The Inquirer / SCOTT ROWAN
Even paraders need a rest. Pet owners and their pets did just that July 11 at Charlestown Nature Center. The pets and owners had gathered for the sixth annual pet parade.
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July 14, 1990 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
Pop singer Anita Baker belts out a hit at the Mann Music Center last night.
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October 8, 1990 | MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS
Marching bands, horse soldiers, Army tanks and costumed dancers highlighted yesterday's Pulaski Day parade in honor of Revolutionary War hero Gen. Casimir Pulaski. Tourists who were locked out of the Liberty Bell pavilion and Independence Hall because of the U.S. budget impasse joined thousands of other parade watchers for the colorful spectacle. The parade marked the 10th anniversary of Solidarity and was dedicated to Polish presidential candidate Lech Walesa.
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December 5, 1991 | Special to The Inquirer / SEAN PATRICK DUFFY
Bristol Borough's Christmas parade hit the streets Saturday for the first time since 1988. The tradition had been stalled after merchants complained that the parade cut into time that holiday shoppers could spend in their stores and disagreements broke out about who would portray Santa. This year the parade was moved to Farragut Avenue and Pond Street instead of the business district on Mill Street. And spectators lined its route.
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October 5, 1992 | JUANA ANDERSON/ DAILY NEWS
Polish-Americans yesterday celebrated Pulaski Day with a parade in Center City and ceremonies later at Independence Square. The day's program began with a memorial Mass at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, 24th and Brown streets, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the General Casimir Pulaski memorial statue at the Art Museum quadrangle. Pulaski was a Revolutionary War hero. The parade featured military and ROTC units, police officers and firefighters.
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September 5, 1987 | By Julia Cass, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Veterans Committee of We the People 200 Inc., which had complained about disabled veterans' participation in the Sept. 17 bicentennial parade, has resolved its differences with parade planners, its chairman said yesterday. "The veterans are very happy," said Philip Rein, head of the veterans' group. The committee met Monday with Willard G. Rouse 3d, chairman of We the People 200 Inc. The committee and Rouse worked out an arrangement for some disabled veterans to ride in vehicles behind the war floats in the second, or "Preamble," section of the parade, said We the People spokesman Sam Rogers.
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July 18, 1993 | For The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
No security blankets were needed at the 10th Annual Teddy Bears Picnic, held at Peddler's Village in Lahaska on July 10.
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July 3, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER MONTHS of gloom, Lawncrest could use some light. And its residents, besieged by bad news at every turn, are hoping the brilliance of fireworks will do the trick. Tomorrow marks the 100th time the Northeast Philly neighborhood will hold its Fourth of July celebration, a platinum anniversary beyond precious to the people planning it. Because it's about more than just sparklers and water ice. The pride of an aging community battered by turmoil hangs in the balance of the grass-roots celebration, one of the city's oldest.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
IT WASN'T quite "Waiting for Godot," but it did resemble the waiting game that Russian President Vladimir Putin played on Pope Francis last week in the Vatican. Like the Russian leader, who made the pontiff wait for more than an hour on Wednesday, Fran Drescher kept Mayor Nutter waiting for more than an hour during Gay Pride this past weekend. On Sunday, at the 27th annual Pride Day LGBT parade, Drescher was scheduled to join the mayor and Gayborhood celebrity and parade emcee Henri David on stage at Penn's Landing.
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June 16, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beverly Jordan, 70, vividly remembers how upset she was about the murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in 1998, one of the most notorious hate crimes against gays in American history. "Any kind of injustice, I have to fight," the West Philadelphia resident said Sunday. Jordan helped hold a banner for PFLAG Philadelphia at Philadelphia's 27th PrideDay LGBT Parade & Festival. It was her second year attending the event, as an ally and friend of LGBT people. An uncontainable energy swelled around the parade's starting location at 13th and Locust Streets in an area of the city known as "the Gayborhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
E GYPT SHERROD , host of HGTV's "Property Virgins" and a native of Philadelphia, was in Cherry Hill last week to sign copies of her new book, Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home . Sherrod, originally from West Oak Lane, is famous for being known as "America's most beloved real-estate agent," appearing on TV and radio. She's hosted "Property Virgins" since 2012. Co-authored by real-estate expert Amber Noble Garland , who also was born and raised in Philly, the book offers a guide to navigating the sometimes complicated process of buying a home - from saving for a down payment to signing on the dotted line at the closing table.
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March 11, 2015 | STU BYKOFSKY, Daily News Columnist
THE MUMMERS Parade broke with tradition and marched the "wrong way" on Broad Street on New Year's Day. The (remaining) fans seemed to like it. The crowds were somewhat larger in Center City (which is what happens when you contract the parade route). As a veteran parade watcher and reviewer, I liked it, even knowing the reversal of direction was born out of necessity. Doing everything the "old" way was turning into a funeral procession for this Philadelphia tradition, one that should be embraced.
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January 13, 2015 | BY PATTY-PAT KOZLOWSKI
WHILE SOME thought that having DJs along the Broad Street Mummers Parade route on New Year's Day to be sacrilegious and the equivalent of putting Swiss on a cheesesteak, or sitting in Jerry Jones' luxury box during a Cowboys vs. Eagles game, most would agree that the parade lulls and backups were up there with the Watch Paint Dry Olympics. I volunteered to be the disc jockey at the City Hall grandstands,hoping to spin some tunes and get the crowd in a good mood before and during the parade.
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January 2, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THE NEW YEAR'S Day parade played out like a holiday dinner with family - some nice, heartwarming moments mixed with some unbelievable, cringe-worthy ones. For months, the focus had been on the debut of a new route that called for the 115th annual parade to start where it normally ended - City Hall - and finish at Washington Avenue, cutting out the Mummers' traditional South Philly stomping grounds. Many performers were on board with the shorter route, noting that the parade needed to evolve in order to survive.
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December 31, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
SINCE THE Vietnam War era, the Woodland String Band has honored members who are away on military duty by reserving a Mummers suit and a place in the New Year's Day parade for them. So, when Ed Farrell III returned in July from his third tour of duty in the Middle East, he was a little rusty on his saxophone but he knew that his Mummers suit would be waiting. Between his duties as a 15-year veteran of the Cheltenham Township Police Department and his deployment in the Air National Guard, Farrell didn't attend enough of the 88 Woodland String Band rehearsals and 41 performances this year to accumulate enough points for the suit.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
CONSIDERING the supersonic pace of change in today's world, it's comforting that some local traditions endure, especially those indigenous to this time of year. The holiday light show at Macy's in Center City. The Penn's Landing fireworks at 6 p.m. and midnight on New Year's Eve. And, of course, the Mummers march up Broad Street. Well, at least we still have Macy's and the fireworks. But for 2015, our signature New Year's Day extravaganza is moving in a new direction. After more than a century heading north on Broad Street - with but five years of exceptions - the annual cakewalk has changed course.
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November 29, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clad in roller skates, knee pads, and a helmet, Maggie Garrity also had a winter coat on under her blue T-shirt. In other words, the 7-year-old Roxborough resident was ready to march - or skate, rather - in her first Thanksgiving Day parade. By 9 a.m., she summed up the experience as "good - except they won't let us go!" she shouted over the strains of the 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia as she waited for her turn to begin the 1.4-mile route. "We've been waiting for, like, an hour.
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