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Posted: Jun 30, 2015 - 6:27pm

 meower wrote:




 

I love your town. Can't wait to visit again (longer).
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Posted: Jun 30, 2015 - 1:04pm

 meower wrote: 
Very cool, thanks.


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Posted: Jun 30, 2015 - 12:57pm



http://www.phillymag.com/property/2015/06/30/philadelphia-from-above-video-cory-j-popp/
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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 5:24pm

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ohhhhhh...that should do it, yeah. nice one...

 
I think the guy she was with then worked for a zoo or something.
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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 4:14pm

 oldviolin wrote:

I always loved that album

 
ohhhhhh...that should do it, yeah. nice one...
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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 1:08pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

oh geez. I forgot all about that song. it's a good one.

 
I always loved that album
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Posted: Apr 12, 2015 - 7:46am

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oh geez. I forgot all about that song. it's a good one.
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Posted: Apr 12, 2015 - 6:27am


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Posted: Oct 27, 2014 - 6:01pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
They said it was the best Philly cheesesteak west of the Schuylkill. And they were right. Bun-rab! You can come visit Pete now!

 
Sounds good.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

 Sean-E-Sean wrote:
 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
They said it was the best Philly cheesesteak west of the Schuylkill. And they were right. Bun-rab! You can come visit Pete now!

 
Woot! Glad you found a proper 'steak, yo.
 
The wood-fired pizza was quite good, but the cheesesteak....oh my.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2014 - 3:58pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
They said it was the best Philly cheesesteak west of the Schuylkill. And they were right. Bun-rab! You can come visit Pete now!

 
Woot! Glad you found a proper 'steak, yo.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2014 - 3:53pm

They said it was the best Philly cheesesteak west of the Schuylkill. And they were right. Bun-rab! You can come visit Pete now!
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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 5:48am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
here's a photo of Mo'No because she's awesome!



 
!!
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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 5:46am

here's a photo of Mo'No because she's awesome!


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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 5:11am

Taney Dragons arrive in Williamsport for Little League World Series

The Taney Dragons have arrived in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to continue their championship season.

It's been an exciting ride for the first team from Philadelphia to ever make the Little League World Series, said Reggie Cummings, whose son Kai, No. 17, plays right field.

Cummings drove the Dragons to Williamsport Monday, where they're being fitted for uniforms and settling into the dorms where they'll be staying for the rest of the series.

"I don't think it really hit anyone, coaches, the players, until we actually arrived in Williamsport and walked into the dorms," Cummings admitted, "and realized that we are really at the Little League World Series. We are one of the best Little League teams in the world. That was just an amazing feeling."

Taney's star pitcher is Mo'Ne Davis, the 13-year-old with distinctive long braids.

Her very first time on the mound actually ddn't go well, she told ESPN.

"The first hit I gave up was a home run inside the park. So, then I didn't like that, so I started practicing more and more each day and I got better and my arm was stronger and I was striking more people out," she said.

These days, she throws a 70-mph fastball. By comparison, most pitchers will have fastballs from 58 mph to 62 mph, said Lance Van Auken, the executive director of the Little League Museum in Williamsport.

"To have somebody throwing 70 is probably a very good fast ball here at the Little League World Series, and since there are not that many girls pitching in Little League baseball at that level, having a 70 mile an hour fastball is just terrific," Van Auken said.

Mo'Ne will be only the 17th girl and a Canadian player will be the 18th to play in the Little League Championships since they began in the '80s

One of the Taney league's founding mothers, Ellen Siegel, thinks the Dragons, with members from all over the city, have won the hearts of Philadelphians.

"Quite frankly, the Phillies aren't doing it right now. So everybody is so excited about this team," Siegel said. "And it's a feel-good story about the city right now. There's been so much that's unhappy about Philadelphia, and now this is something that everyone can get behind."

Taney will play its first game of the championships Friday against the South Nashville team from Tennessee.


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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 2:47pm

 VV wrote:

What I found more fascinating though is that Betsy Ross may not be buried at her house. It sounds like they found some bones in the burial plot at  Mount Moriah that weren't even under her headstone and just decided (for convenience sake) to say it was her so they could create an "official" grave at her home.

I would be willing to bet that if she was still buried there the city would find the money to make sure that cemetery didn't go into disrepair. I've never been there. 

 

It's a good time to go. There are a lot of volunteers cleaning it up nearly every weekend, they're cutting back brush uncovering graves and resetting head stones. There are also many people researching the people who were burried there. We first went there a few years back, and the difference is amazing.

As an aside, the wall all the way to the left in my pic below is falling apart. The friends of Mt. Moriah applied for a permit to fix it but the city wouldnt grant it without MM taking liability for work etc. Unfortunately the whole structure has to be taken down.  
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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 1:26pm

 meower wrote:


It IS true.  If you're on FB, look at the Friends of Mount Moriah page. there's a ton of stuff there of the famous people who were burried there, and there is a blurb somewhere (yes, you have to dig,) about Rebecca's  Great Aunt Betsy

 
What I found more fascinating though is that Betsy Ross may not be buried at her house. It sounds like they found some bones in the burial plot at  Mount Moriah that weren't even under her headstone and just decided (for convenience sake) to say it was her so they could create an "official" grave at her home.

I would be willing to bet that if she was still buried there the city would find the money to make sure that cemetery didn't go into disrepair. I've never been there. 
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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 12:19pm

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Hey I did look this up in Wikipedia and I dont know how much is true but (for a time) Betsy Ross and her hsuband were supposedly buried there. What is even more interesting is this passage that comes from Betsy Ross' Wikipedia entry:

Ross's body was first buried at the Free Quaker burial ground on North 5th Street in Philadelphia. Twenty years later, her remains were exhumed and reburied in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery in the Cobbs Creek Park section of Philadelphia. In preparation for the United States Bicentennial, the city ordered the remains moved to the courtyard of the Betsy Ross House in 1975; however, workers found no remains under her tombstone. Bones found elsewhere in the family plot were deemed to be hers and were re-interred in the current grave visited by tourists at the Betsy Ross House.
    
The bigger issues is whether Betsy Ross is even buried at her house or where her remains are at all right now... 

 

It IS true.  If you're on FB, look at the Friends of Mount Moriah page. there's a ton of stuff there of the famous people who were burried there, and there is a blurb somewhere (yes, you have to dig,) about Rebecca's  Great Aunt Betsy
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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 11:16am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Cool. Sew us a flag then okay?

 
yeah. i can't sew to save my life. my mom can, i cannot.
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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 11:12am

 lily34 wrote:

wow.

i'm related to betsy ross.

 
Cool. Sew us a flag then okay?
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