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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 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.
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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.
NEWS
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
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 23, 2008
Summer is the season you remember. Who remembers winter, really? Unless there was a blizzard, and you got into a fight over the legality of whether two wobbly kitchen chairs and a broom constitute a reserved parking space, in which case you'd rather forget winter anyway. Spring is fine, especially when you catch an unexpected whiff of lilac on a soft breeze. And autumn is spectacular, until those golden maple leaves lose their brilliance and clog your gutters. But summer is the season that creates warm memories.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1986 | By Kim Masters, Los Angeles Daily News
"Top Gun' outgunned the competition at the box office this summer in a season that ended with a total of $1.4 billion in ticket sales, down 1 percent from last summer's less-than-stellar level. This summer was the first in this decade without a George Lucas or Steven Spielberg extravaganza and it had no smashes in the $150 million range. "Top Gun" grossed $119 million in the season, which runs from May 23 through Sept. 1. (Before May 23, "Top Gun" grossed an additional $12.2 million.
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NEWS
August 16, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Take that, Apple Music! President Obama has joined streaming music service Spotify and posted two said-to-be "handpicked" Summer Playlists, themed "Day" (spoti.fi/potusplaylist1) and "Night" (spoti.fi/potusplaylist2). There's a local-band makes-good angle. Philadelphia's own Low Cut Connie's "Boozophilia," a drinking song from its 2013 album Call Me Sylvia , made the cut, strangely on the daytime list. Piano-playing front man Adam Weiner described himself on Friday afternoon as "totally and utterly shocked and speechless.
NEWS
August 12, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writer rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
ASK A CITY trashman or woman what's the nastiest part of the job or the worst thing that's ever happened, and the answer is not easy. Because there's just so much, especially in the summer: The asphalt is hot enough to melt the soles of work boots. The stink can churn an iron stomach. The maggots are celebrating their new life. The bees treat you like a pin cushion. The open-air drug dealers stop you and say, "Hold up, don't dump that can. " And yes, it's summertime and indeed the livin' is easy - for raccoons, opossums, rats and mice.
FOOD
August 7, 2015 | By Anna Herman, For The Inquirer
Salad season is here. Every color and texture of vegetable is on farm stands, store shelves, or out back in the garden, so you can be shredding, chopping, and arranging magnificent summer feasts with minimum cooking and maximum flavor. And this summer, all we are really craving are salads for dinner, the kind of meal that doesn't leave us feeling weighed down in the heat. Yet, a main-course salad should be substantial and satisfying - with a balance of crisp and soft, crunchy and smooth, tart and sweet.
FOOD
August 7, 2015
Lentils are rich in fiber and contain a steak's worth of protein, folate, iron, phosphorous, and potassium. Adding cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and red bell pepper pumps up their nutritional profile. Although these quick-cooking legumes are basically interchangeable in recipes, green lentils retain their shape when cooked. Summer Lentil Salad Makes 6 servings 1 cup green lentils 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 medium cucumber, not peeled, seeded and chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 medium red onion, chopped 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, minced Fresh ground black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh minced mint 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese 1. Cook lentils in boiling water according to package directions until tender.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
WHILE "Trainwreck" and "Ted" spark debate this summer as to who's funnier, men or women, the correct answer turns out to be "sheep. " For wall-to-wool laughs, you can't top "Shaun the Sheep," a consistently and sometimes prodigiously amusing claymation cartoon from Aardman studios, in England. The story: Farm animals grow tired of their rustic routine, so they put the farmer to sleep (the sight of sheep jumping sequentially over a fence hits humans like a massive dose of Tylenol PM)
NEWS
August 6, 2015
I'M JUST BACK from a week's vacation in North Wildwood and I'm happy to report there are still American college and high school kids working at jobs like servers in restaurants and life guards in a water park we visited.   Sadly, they are vastly outnumbered by an annual influx of foreign workers,mainly from Russia and surrounding central European countries. I don't think this is a good thing.I believe it plays into the great debate we're having over the manner in which legal and illegal workers are undercutting the American worker.
NEWS
August 5, 2015 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
THE TWO MEN argued loudly inside Tustin Playground in Overbrook. One accused the other of ogling a young girl. The other denied it and said people needed to mind their business. They went at it for several minutes. Everyone in the park watched and waited to see what would happen. The guy who eyeballed the girl stormed off, but paused on the street overlooking the park to yell once more. Standing by a memorial for a man who had recently been shot 13 times while children played and swam nearby, he warned: "This ain't over!"
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARVEY CEDARS, N.J. - If California's Venice Beach is known for its drum circles and stoner sunset gatherings, and Florida's Key West for its Mallory Square theatrics, then what is to be said about the sunset ritual in Harvey Cedars? That you can follow the sunset as it moves from right to left over the course of a summer, ending up almost over the bridge by Labor Day? That the wind tends to die down as the beach day settles into evening, and kids on bikes and dogs on leashes become silhouetted at every street end on the bay side?
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you don't find the idea of fondling sweaters hilarious, this is most likely not the TV review for you. On Friday, Netflix will release eight episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp , a prequel to the 2001 cult hit Wet Hot American Summer that starred Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, and Janeane Garofalo, among so many others, all of whom have returned to play younger versions of themselves....
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alexandria Herdt grew up in South Jersey, watching her young cousin wheeze and cough when ozone levels climbed high. "It hurts when you know there's really nothing you can do to help," said Herdt, 22, of Chesterfield, Burlington County. So she went to Pennsylvania State University, majored in meteorology, and found a way to make a difference. Using a National Science Foundation grant last summer, Herdt created a statistical model to better predict the ozone levels in the Philadelphia region, then spent her senior year tweaking her work.
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