April 25, 2016
Name: Stray Boots. What it does: It's a walking tour disguised as a scavenger hunt. Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. In Google Play, requires Android 4.0 and up. Available for 40 cities in the United States and around the world. Rated 12 years and older for adult references. Cost: Free to download; tour cost varies by city, $4.99 to $11.99. What's hot: The app is designed for corporate and group tours as well as individual tours.
January 14, 2016 |
Question: Thus far, our two children, 2 and 7, have met or exceeded their development markers. The same has not been true for all of their cousins. In fact, our 2-year-old is much more verbally advanced than some of his older cousins. Can you please offer some guidance for handling situations with uncles and aunts at family gatherings (every month or so) when the differences are out there for all to see? Our relatives are nice and also very human, which means they notice such things, and sometimes (to my eyes)
December 23, 2014 |
Sometimes it's a blessing when certain genes don't carry forward, regardless of how accomplished the parents. From the son of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who still uses a flip phone, comes a high-tech scavenger hunt that is not just for fun, but for business use. Think employee training, product marketing, corporate team building, verifying booth visitations at trade shows, and introducing patients to hospital services. Turning that into an imaginative interactive experience enabled by a mobile app is "just where things are headed," said Jesse Rendell, who co-owns Scavify in Fishtown with brothers Jamie and Brad Moran and Steve Pjura.
June 28, 2014 |
Even lifelong Philadelphians who enjoy games will find these questions challenging: How many signers of the Declaration of Independence had the first name John? Which signer has a name that implies he would have been a good doctor? Your mission is to find the answers somewhere in Center City without the help of a Google search. Be quick about it - other teams are on your heels, competing with you for prizes ranging from a cash payout to bragging rights. "The region's parks, museums, and even old buildings make up an incredible field for scavenger hunts," said Meryl Levitz, president and chief executive officer of tourism booster Visit Philadelphia.
April 5, 2014 |
On Sunday morning, strengthen your limbs while supporting a good cause - opposing illegal handguns in Philadelphia - at PSR Philadelphia's (Physicians for Social Responsibility) eighth annual Legs Against Arms 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk at Arcadia University. Registration begins at 7:30 and the race begins at 9. Youths 12 and younger can run the 5K or participate in the 1-mile walk for free. The race, in collaboration with the Celebration of Peace program, will feature an exhibit hosted by community organizations and student groups at 9:30 inside Arcadia's Commons Building.
March 7, 2013
Inquirer staff writer Virginia Smith is writing this week from the Philadelphia Flower Show. These posts appeared on her blog, "Kiss the Earth," at philly.com/kisstheearth. Read her stories at philly.com/ginny, and other Flower Show coverage at philly.com/flowershow. Victoria: The Seductress Got your attention, did I? "The Seductress," in this case, is the Victoria water lily, an "aquatic marvel" that is on display in the show's central feature. A hefty new book about this amazing plant - 468 pages, $69.99 - is making its debut here.
June 28, 2012 |
With his first crack of the bat this season, Chase Utley sent a wave of electricity through the Citizens Bank Park seats Wednesday night. The Phillies tried to ride the emotion, but a comeback came up short, and that energy proved to be nothing more than helium. The Phillies' bullpen provided the needle, and the Pirates popped the Phillies' Utley Day party balloon. A half-inning after the 33-year-old second baseman homered in his almost movie-scripted return, Pittsburgh took the lead with three runs and didn't look back, resisting a Philadelphia comeback to win, 11-7, in front of 44,057 fans searching for hope, life, some sort of change to their season - anything.
June 8, 2012 |
From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, families can enjoy an Old Fashioned Picnic and Victorian festivities at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in West Germantown. Kids can have their faces painted, play croquet, go on a scavenger hunt, and throw a ring to win prizes. At a duck hunt game, toddlers can fish for rubber princess and pirate ducks in a small blow-up pond. Eric Geoffrey of the Give & Take Jugglers will juggle and ride a unicycle. Foods made famous during the Victorian era such as hot dogs, root beer, and ice cream sundaes will be sold.
February 24, 2012 |
Two years after singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell released the ambitious and career-defining folk opera Hadestown - a musical retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Depression-era America - she's back with a decidedly different but equally ambitious effort, Young Man in America. Produced by Todd Sickafoose, who also helmed Hadestown, the new album features several New York-based rock and experimental jazz musicians, and has Mitchell inhabiting several musical characters, male and female.
October 14, 2011 |
Saturday Art out of doors Children and adults can enjoy an educational and cultural experience along Kelly Drive, home of some of the city's best-known sculptures. One on of the fall's Sculpture Saturdays, families can create their own sculptures and learn about public art through audio tours while jamming to world music including African drumbeats, calypso, folk rock, and Brazilian rhythms. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairmount Park along Kelly Drive. Free. Information: 215-546-7550, www.museumwithoutwallsaudio.org/sculpture-saturdays . Friday What's brewing The colonial capital of brewing, Philadelphia honors its historical roots with Elfreth's Alley Brew Fest, a culinary gathering with beer history lectures, food-and-beer pairing recommendations, home brew contests and a bountiful helping of special sausages cooked by award-winning chef Walter Staib of City Tavern.