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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
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June 18, 1988 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JIM PRESTON
School's out, and for students from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School, 19th and Wood Streets, that calls for whooping it up in Logan Square's Swann Fountain. The girls took their dip after school let out for the summer yesterday.
FOOD
May 5, 2011
If you are part of a new program offering locally grown fruits and vegetables or locally raised meat, poultry and dairy products this summer, we'd like to hear from you. Send a note about your program, along with your contact information, to dmarder@phillynews.com .   - Dianna Marder  
NEWS
June 25, 1990 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS AND ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
The first weekend of the summer of '90 was as good as it gets: a bright, sunny sky, a gentle breeze and (surprise) no rain. So, what do you do on a weekend like this? For hundreds at Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, yesterday was perfect for rocking to the reggae beat provided by several bands who performed in the city's annual Reggae Tribute Day. Or, like the pair below, you could just row, row, row your raft.
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March 12, 2006 | By Mark Franek FOR THE INQUIRER
For many years a map was tacked to the back wall of my classroom. Its colors had faded and its edges had lifted. Except for some indecipherable graffiti in the Indian Ocean, it had been forgotten - until a visiting Icelandic student challenged: "There's something wrong with this map!" Sure enough, just to the southeast of Greenland - where Iceland should be - there was nothing but water. So much for maps. Arni (pronounced "ought-knee") grew up in Saudarkrokur, Iceland (pop.
NEWS
June 17, 2012
It's time for the 5th annual Readers' Summer Vacation Photo Contest. This is your opportunity to show where you went and what you did on vacation this summer season, May 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 3. We'll pay $25 each for 4 of the 5 best photos. The photographer of the winning photo, as selected by readers on philly.com/travel, will receive $100. We want to see sunrises and sunsets, water-skiers and zip-liners, mountain hikes and campsites, and of course maxing and relaxing.
NEWS
August 16, 1997 | Inquirer photographs by Tom Gralish
A lawn is actually made of millions of individual grass plants, which, left unmowed, will grow a few feet tall. Most grasses are perennial, meaning they come back year after year. Uncut, the grass will bloom in late summer and spread seeds in the fall.
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December 31, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / PETER TOBIA
Millie Trivett found relief from July's heat wave by sleeping in front of a fan in the living room of her Baltimore Avenue home. The summer of '95 was the hottest on record in Philadelphia, claiming 88 lives in the city and its suburbs in a 25-day period. A break in the heat finally came on Aug. 5.
NEWS
July 24, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / CHARLES FOX
Along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, people take advantage of the traditional treats of summer, enthusiastically eating ice cream and ices and downing cold drinks. Although the temperature at the resort peaked at 85 yesterday, a southerly wind kept conditions pleasant.
NEWS
May 25, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JOHN COSTELLO
Payton Faries, 5, cools her feet in the water at Penn's Landing during the 13th annual Jam on the River. Tonight, blues singers Koko Taylor and Ruth Brown will be featured, along with the music of Buckwheat Zydeco to welcome summer to the city.
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August 23, 2016 | By Nick Vadala, Staff Writer
If Philadelphia experiences a small uptick in population in spring next year, celebrity lovebirds Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman won't be surprised. They'll just rest easy knowing that their "Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" tour worked as intended. "Nine months from now, I hope you'll send us pictures of all the show babies," Mullally, of Will & Grace fame, told a house packed with couples at the Merriam Theater on Saturday. Offerman, known best as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation , meanwhile, told the audience that they should "walk out of this theater ready to make love.
NEWS
August 21, 2016
Around the world without a plane ticket. Thanks to web radio, the great festivals of the United States and Europe are available live and archived. The Boston Symphony Orchestra's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday concerts at Tanglewood are heard live on WGBH in Boston - www.wgbh.org . - including this Saturday's concert performance of Aida, Acts 1 and 2, starring Kristine Opolais. The February-through-April concerts from Boston's Symphony Hall are available for streaming on www.bso.org . The BBC Proms are archived on www.bbc.co.uk in concerts that range from straight classical to Gershwin.
NEWS
August 21, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, Classical Music Critic
S ARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The Saratoga Performing Art Center's 50th anniversary has not bought the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer home any immunity from the elements amid the rugged beauty of Upstate New York. On Aug. 13, during torrential rains, some of the braver musicians showed up for the concert - only to find a man making his way around the parking lot under a large umbrella, exhorting everyone to stay in their cars for their own safety. Orchestra veterans knew to take that seriously.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2016
Revealing debut Jessica Knoll's debut novel, Luckiest Girl Alive , made waves when the Shipley School grad revealed she had based some of the book on her high school gang rape. While Knoll made it clear, in a piece for she wrote for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter newsletter, that Luckiest Girl Alive was not a memoir, her life experiences inspired what happens in her best-seller. "To all the TifAni FaNellis of the world," she wrote, referring to her main character, "I know. " Hopefully, that story didn't detract from how good the book actually is. This dark and twisty mystery is perfect for closing out your summer- reading season.
NEWS
August 20, 2016
By Bill Sigmund and Frederic Bertley This summer, Pokémon Go wasn't the only thing engaging the minds and imaginations of youngsters across the Philadelphia region. Anyone within earshot of a local library would have encountered the joyful sounds of children having a raucous good time, all the while building essential educational skills. So what were they up to? For the 30th year, area students in grades two through six were participating in GSK Science in the Summer, a free education program that reaches more than 5,000 kids in our region.
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
It's easy to spot the splashier renovations to the Academy of Music from the past couple of decades - the meticulously restored ballroom, or the enormous crystal chandelier in the main auditorium that now closely resembles the original. Less obvious is some of the work being done this summer on the building, which has been, since 1857, the city's prime gathering place with a sense of occasion. In the past few weeks, during the brief window of time when the Academy wasn't hosting a graduation, Broadway show, or opera, the last of its 1960s-era HVAC units was replaced.
NEWS
August 19, 2016
Jimmy Buffett. Johnny Depp. Nick Nolte. Me. Common denominator? Hawaiian shirts, and they're back in style. Wearing one is a statement. Now that they are "in," the joy-deprived haters must crawl back into their button-down or plaid tunnels. I feel vindicated. Proof they're back was provided July 10 when fashion columnist Elizabeth Wellington announced the return of the colorful shirts (as if they ever really went away). Today is  the  day to talk about this. It is Hawaiian Shirt Day, always the third Friday in August, marking the anniversary of when Hawaii added the 50th white star to Old Glory.
FOOD
August 18, 2016
Makes 4 to 6 servings 1/2 cup good white wine 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup fruity olive oil Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon, divided use 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 1 bay leaf Several sprigs fresh thyme Several threads of saffron or dried calendula petals Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 2 to 3 small leeks, well washed and trimmed, halved if large, with enough root to hold it together as it cooks ...
BUSINESS
August 16, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Were you skeptical that crowdfunding would help small companies go public? So were we, but it's actually happening. Forthcoming IPOs include craft beer companies, a bionic pancreas, and a camp for girls. Roughly 75 small companies, some start-ups and some longtime small businesses, have filed with federal regulators to go public using crowdfunding "portals. " These stock and bond offerings are put out via the new financing portals, which are all electronic. The portals became legal as of May, but regulators stress that investing in start-ups is risky.
TRAVEL
August 15, 2016 | By Anne Calcagno, FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
ST. MORTIZ, Switzerland - I was fortunate to grow up skiing the Alps when doing so didn't break the bank. In the 1980s, my family acquired a condominium in Switzerland's Upper Engadin valley, home of St. Moritz, the crown jewel of resorts. There, in 1864, enterprising hotelier Johannes Badrutt introduced skeptical Europeans to the radical concept of winter tourism. Which is how one can forget that St. Moritz originally attracted visitors as a summer resort with curative mineral springs.
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