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Who’s funding the Cobbs Creek Golf Course?

After a positive start, public opinion soured on the revitalization of Cobbs Creek Golf Course when hundreds of trees were cut down.

  • The West Conshohocken-based foundation behind the revamp pays just $1 to lease the public land. It says a donation to Councilmember Jones (prohibited for a nonprofit, Grid reports) was a “mistake.”

Per the lease, WHYY’s PlanPhilly reports, the city can inspect the foundation’s records and sources of revenue, but anonymous donors can stay secret.

Real talk: Cooper Sharp is Philadelphia’s true cheese

As an out-of-towner to name a signature Philly cheese and you might get “Cheez Whiz” or “cream cheese.” But there’s a better contender.

  • Cooper Sharp has called Philadelphia home since 1918. Made like other “American” cheese, it has a stronger flavor, but retains the superior melting qualities.

Local chefs consider it the top pick for cheesesteaks, grilled cheese, breakfast sandwiches and more, Adam Horvath reports for Billy Penn.

RECAP: What else happened?

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The annual Police Athletic League at City Hall day is virtual again this year, so Mayor Kenney and City Rep. Sheila Hess join the kids and officers in the program for an online meet and greet (10 a.m.).


🍸 Billy Penn event: Join us for pub trivia about the city you love. Our monthly Philly Quizzo night is back at Jose Pistola’s in Center City. Free RSVP, happy hour specials, and prizes for the top score. See you there. (6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23)

🍪 Pair Girl Scout cookies with booze at Sonny’s Cocktail Joint on South Street West, with a pay-as-you-go menu of drinks and sweets. (Friday to Sunday, March 11-13)

🍁 Learn how to make your own syrup at the Cobbs Creek Maple Sugaring Festival, with tree tapping tours, sap boiling lessons, candy making and pancake tasting. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12)

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