This was our second annual family outing to experience Jack’s Pumpkin Glow Philadelphia. 5,000 Carved Pumpkins/Fumpkins This 3rd annual Halloween spectacle in Fairmount Park (near the Mann Center) features 5,000 carved, lighted pumpkins. We were blown away last year by the dazzling pumpkin displays and prefer family-friendly Halloween celebrations. We’ve done our share of creepy […]

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One of the longstanding May traditions in South Philadelphia’s Bella Vista neighborhood is the Procession of Saints during the Italian Market Festival. I was one of the hundreds who gathered at historic St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Church on Sunday morning. I joined musicians, Italian dignitaries and parishioners in a strolling parade from 8th and Montrose  to 9th and Washington. Saintly Blessings Saint statue displays were […]

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