Chestnut Hill College is taking its fight against a racism charge the distance. The Catholic school appealed to the PA Supreme Court a lower court ruling that state discrimination laws do apply to it in a case involving the expulsion of a black student. The school doesn't think the law applies because it's a Catholic institution, and now, it's being bankrolled by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, which counts Saint Joseph's and Villanova as members. The supreme court takes fewer than five percent of cases presented. Will this make the cut?
Philly Major Jim Kenney has already said recreational marijuana use should be legalized. Did you know he also has a distribution plan? "The hardest place to get served underage in Philadelphia when I was growing up was a Pennsylvania state liquor store," he told WHYY. So why not have the state stores all sell legalized pot? He also said revenue could go toward city schools.
As local veteran Ryan Peters sees it, when you're in the military you form a bond so close "you're willing to die for somebody." Afterwards, the same shared sense of purpose isn't always there. So 20 distinguished Philly vets have formed the Action Tank. Their goal is to battle the heroin epidemic and other issues afflicting the city.
Coopering is the art of barrel making, which sounds boring until you realize it's essential for making whiskey and wine. Wood artist Keunho Peter Park will talk cooperage technique and how he incorporates it into his work, while locally made Dad's Hat Rye is served to complement the topic. There's also a raffle for a $150 woodworking prize. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit art center in Old City.
Where: The Center for Art in Wood at 141 N. 3rd St. 19106
When: May 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15
Billy Penn Likes
Tomorrow is the last day of business for HubBub Coffee at 1717 Arch Street, but the space in the ground floor of Three Logan Square won't be java-less for long. Saxbys is moving in. It's a win-win, the cafes' respective leaders told Billy Penn: Saxbys gets a sought-after downtown location, and HubBub gets to focus more on product. Though they're following different paths, both companies have big plans for the future.
The city's traveling pop-up beer garden is back for a second season, and this year Avram Hornick of FCM Hospitality has enlisted baker Alex Bois and chef Brandon Thomas to handle the food. He also bought them a giant, Austin-style smoker, which Thomas will fill with meats and vegetables each morning, then tend throughout the day and turn into sandwiches served on Bois' bread at night. Things kick off next week on May 17 at the Azalea Garden; here's what's on the menu.