If you're near the Ben Franklin Parkway this morning, you'll be able to catch another parade. At 10 a.m., the LOVE sculpture begins its final journey back to LOVE Park, weaving its way down the strip in procession the city is calling "LOVE on the Move." The Robert Indiana icon, which was sent off to be repainted a year ago, will stop near six other statues or monuments along the route, pausing for a photo op at each one. Here's the map of where to find LOVE today.
How do you get kids to stay out of fights if they've grown up in an environment where problems are regularly addressed by violence? Principal Stephanie Andrewlevich decided to offer the incentive of cold, hard cash. At Kingsessing's Mitchell Elementary, the eighth grade class has been offered $100 each if they don't get into any physical altercations before they graduate. And, reports Kristen Graham for PMN, the gambit seems to be working.
As founder and main organizer of Philly meal-service nonprofit Sunday LOVE Project, Margaux Murphy interacts with people dealing with hunger every day. To better understand their struggles — and those of the 50,000 people in the city who rely on food stamps — she decided to take the SNAP Challenge. Recognizing that it only offers a glimpse of what it's like, and doesn't tell the whole story, here's what she learned from her first week of living on just $4.50 a day.
Philly has made a lot of black history. There's no shortage of local stars and institutions to remember during Black History Month — but if you wanted to get a strong grasp of this history, what books should you read? Last year, we reached out to several experts and researchers to help us compile a list of 13 essential books. You may not have been able to take a class on Philly Black History in college, so here’s that syllabus.
If you're not into the V-Day date thing, check out PHL Self-Made Women — a group for women entrepreneurs, women business owners and career-oriented women. At monthly meetings, they support each others' progress and encourage success. A guest speaker takes the floor for a 10-minute talk about asking for help, then the discussion opens up to the floor. All are welcome.
Where: Make Offices at 1635 Market St., 16th Floor, 19103
When: February 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $10