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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.
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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FOOD
September 16, 2016
Before the end of the summer vegetable harvest, it's time to stock up on favorites like zucchini, tomatoes, and corn. Especially corn. Here, corn finds its perfect companion with juicy shrimp. Most dishes featuring these ingredients highlight the harmony among them, like these corn and shrimp pancakes. Corn and Shrimp Silver-Dollar Pancakes with Avocado Crema Makes 16 pancakes 1 cup flour 1/3 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 extra-large egg, beaten 1 cup corn kernels 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced 1 pound raw shrimp shelled, deveined, diced, patted dry 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil Vegetable oil Avocado cream (see note)
BUSINESS
September 14, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
The dreaded - but not so unexpected - news for 370 Progresso plant workers in Vineland arrived in a statement from General Mills Inc. on Monday. "General Mills has reached a final decision to close its manufacturing facility in Vineland, New Jersey," the statement said. The company said the facility will close by the first quarter of General Mills' fiscal year 2018. That fiscal quarter coincides with the end of summer 2017. A previous company announcement left open the possibility that closure was a "tentative" option.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Kristen A. Graham, STAFF WRITER
Ringing giant bells and declaring optimism, School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. and Mayor Kenney formally opened the 2016-17 school year for 130,000 Philadelphia students Wednesday. "Nothing excites me more than the first day of school," Hite said from the steps of Hill-Freedman World Academy in East Mount Airy. The school system is in its strongest position in years, he said, pointing to investments in new textbooks, technology, and other resources not seen in city schools since the advent of a brutal budget crisis several years ago. Kenney, who has made education a centerpiece of his administration, also struck a hopeful note.
FOOD
September 9, 2016
If you've been grilling salmon fillets all summer and are ready to shake things up, these burgers are calling you. Made with chopped fresh salmon, lemon, dill, and mustard, they have a modern appeal with a Greek flavor accent by way of the herb-flecked cucumber-yogurt sauce (tzatziki). Salmon Burgers With Tzatziki Sauce 4 servings   For the sauce: 1/2 medium unpeeled English (seedless) cucumber, trimmed 3/4 cup plain low-fat Greek-style yogurt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the burgers: 3 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed One-pound salmon fillet, skinless, center-cut 2 scallions (white and green)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2016 | By Grace Dickinson, FOR DoTHIS
Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. The holiday also brings a golden three-day weekend to knock out a few Philadelphia summer bucket-list items before it's too late. Whether you want to catch a movie under the stars, get one last skate in, savor a locally made double scoop of peach ice cream, or seek to do all of the above, take advantage of the extended weekend before you bid farewell to the hottest season of the year. Roller skate at Summerfest 1 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday; 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Monday; Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest , 101 S. Columbus Blvd., $3 (admission)
NEWS
September 2, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I'm a young woman of 16 years, and I'm in the second year of high school. Next year will be my last, and then I will have the pressure of what I will do with my life. When I was little, I said I was going to be a stylist. I liked that idea, but after I did some research about it, I realized it is not for me. I have also thought about journalism and specializing in fashion, but don't know if it's something I want for my life. I would love to do medicine, perhaps pediatrics or oncology.
NEWS
September 2, 2016 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
Budweiser Made in America, the Jay Z-curated festival, will take over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this weekend. Festivalgoers will shell out hundreds to see artists like Rihanna and Chance the Rapper. But as we hype the national acts, let's also show some love for the local artists who have created great music this summer. Here is a list of 12 songs by local R&B and hip-hop artists that caught my attention. Tierra Whack' s "Child Please"  This track inspired this playlist because it's so good, I wanted more people to hear it and know it came from Philly.
NEWS
August 28, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, Classical Music Critic
Summer symphony audiences are supposed to be easy. Just give them pleasant weather, a nice picnic, craft beer, the 1812 Overture with a few cannons . . . If only. Summer audiences can be more easily discouraged by weather than, say, regular season crowds at the Philadelphia Orchestra. And summer crowds, for example, don't take as well to reruns as you might think. Not even the 1812 Overture , cannons blasting, is fail-safe. So summer concert presenters are looking for new ways to attract and hold audiences.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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