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Community guide: Resources for people in recovery or addiction

Over 1,275 Philadelphians died from overdoses in 2021, a record high. But the easiest-to-find resources for help are often the most overwhelmed.

  • That’s why Billy Penn partnered with Equally Informed Philly and Germantown InfoHub to create a crowdsourced addiction resource guide. The result: Philly’s largest community-driven recovery hub.

The embeddable database describes nearly five dozen options, which you can sort by zip code or services offered. We hope you’ll share far and wide.

Lutheran Settlement House on Frankford Avenue Credit: Kimberly Paynter / WHYY

Best bites from the PA Farm Show, an experience worth the trip

If you’ve never been to the Pennsylvania Farm Show, think of it like a state fair, only in winter — with a 1,000-lb. butter sculpture as its centerpiece.

  • Half a million people attend the 8-day event. There’s livestock (cute alpacas!) and produce competitions (giant pumpkins!), but the most popular part is always the food court showcasing Pa. agriculture.

Asha Prihar took the trip to Harrisburg and highlighted five top eats, from maple cotton candy to an unbeatable creamsicle milkshake.

Some of the top bites available at the 2023 PA Farm Show Credit: Asha Prihar / Billy Penn

RECAP: What else happened?

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MAYOR WATCH

Nothing on Mayor Kenney’s public schedule today. Last week he shared plans on how Philly will spend the $20 million in the city’s first year of opioid settlement funds.

ON THE CALENDAR

? Have a slightly broken item — a missing button, tangled jewelry, a missing keyboard key — and want to learn how to fix it? Head to NextFab’s Repair Fair for free hands-on lessons. (6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12)

? Get cute pajamas as a gift and want to show them off beyond facetime? The Philadelphia Onesie Bar Crawl is for you. Free RSVPs are full, but you can still snag a spot for $15. (4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14)