Philadelphia

SS United States Could Set Sail Again

by Terry Conway Gutted and rusted, hitched to an unused wharf in South Philadelphia for two decades, things are looking up for the once majestic SS United States. It may yet one day sail again. In early February the Los Angeles-based Crystal Cruises luxury travel company announced plans to overhaul the ship at a cost …

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Philadelphia: Old City and Beyond

Story and photos by Bud Cole When friends visit from out of state we often become their personal tour guides showing our guests local sites as well as interesting locations within a few hour’s drive.  We visit their top choices as well as our favorite venues. We live in the Lehigh Valley, located mid-way between …

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One Day in Pompeii

by Terry Conway Daybreak, August 25, A.D. 79. Pompeii is a thriving commercial center with a population of 20,000 people a few miles from the Bay of Naples. Its narrow streets, made narrower by vendors and shops, teem with market goers, slaves, and vacationers. At 8 a.m. the ground begins to rumble. At noon Mount …

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Philadelphia Mural Arts 30th Anniversary Recognized With Exhibit “Beyond The Paint.”

By James Weaver In the 1970s, Philadelphia like major cities around the nation had a problem with unsightly graffiti defacing properties and creating an ugly urban environment.  Under the leadership of then Mayor Wilson Goode an anti-graffiti task force was formed to clean up the city and to provide young graffiti artists with opportunities to …

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