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Philadelphia’s Hotel Monaco Offers a Perfect Blend of Old & New

 Story by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva Interior Photos by: Chris Molina for Kimpton Hotels Exterior Photo by: Gensler Location, Location, Location.  With rooms that offer views of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, street-side dining, a hip rooftop lounge and an array of unique amenities, the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, one of the Kimpton Hotels newest …

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Prohibition is Subject of New Exhibit at National Constitutional Center, Philadelphia

by Jim Weaver Less than a mile from my home is a friendly neighborhood bar, The Blue Bird. During the Prohibition Era (1920 to 1933) it was a speakeasy called Molly’s Tea Room and, as it is today, a popular spot for locals. When I’m there I like to think of how it must have …

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The New Barnes Foundation Museum: An Artistic Treasure In Philadelphia.

by Jim Weaver The Barnes Foundation Museum on Benjamin Franklin Parkway is the newest addition to the Philadelphia cultural scene.  The opening in May 2012 was the culmination of decades of dispute over what should be done with the Albert C. Barnes private collection of 800 paintings primarily works by Impressionist and Modernist masters. The …

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National Dog Show: Dog Day Afternoon

by Terry Conway Fergus has some big shoes to fill.  That is, if he wore shoes. Fergus is a son of Charmin, the Chester County Sealyham Terrier that snatched Great Britain’s and the dog world’s most prestigious prize– “Best in Show” at the 2009 Crufts Dog Show.  More than 22,000 canines competed. Sporting a dazzling …

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