Philly's opioid crisis might be well-known, but how much do you know about the overdose antidote Narcan? Training sessions have cropped up all across the city as neighborhood organizations and nonprofits work to prepare communities to spot and treat overdoses. If you haven't gone to a training session and still have a lot of questions about Narcan, look no further. Here's how it works, where to get it, how much it'll cost and more.
Last night was opening night for Pistola's Del Sur, the East Passyunk sibling to popular Jose Pistola's in Center City and Sancho Pistola's in Fishtown. The restaurant, in the triangular location that was most recently home to Palladino's, has the same fun-loving vibe as the other two spots, and a similar menu, but still has an identity all its own. There's a stained-glass bar countertop, a built-in line cleaner for the draft beer system, an open kitchen and 11 new dishes from chef Adan Trinidad — check out pretty pics of all the food and find out more details here.
Gabriela Guaracao is pivoting from politics to fashion, and the Philly resident is working exclusively with Latin American designers to do it. Guaracao was honored last year on our Who’s Next: Politics list for her work with the political action committee Philly Set Go. Later this year, she plans to launch Americae, a Latin American lifestyle and fashion brand for women that will offer clothing, jewelry and accessories. As part of our latest series where we catch up with Who's Nexters, we talked with Guaracao about Americae and how she plans to still be involved in politics.
It's hard to put into perspective what rookie Phillies Rhys Hoskins is doing. No. 17 hit his 17th homer in just his 33rd game of the season last night, crushing a ball to left in the Phillies 8-1 drubbing of the Marlins. Hoskins is tied for fourth in MLB for homers after the All-Star break, having played 19 fewer games than anyone else on the list. Maybe he is an alien.
Every 3rd Friday in September since 2011, activists, artists, architects and other citizens have transformed metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. The annual event takes over 170 square feet of public space that's usually used for car parking, to raise awareness of parks and other public spaces in cities across the country. Each one is unique and worth checking out.
Where: Philadelphia parking spots
When: September 15, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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If you love those tiny wooden shacks that sell overpriced hot chocolate, kettle corn and trinkets and you miss LOVE Park, then have we got some news for you! The park is scheduled to re-open in November just in time to host the annual Christmas Village. The grand opening is still planned for spring, but the park is 95 percent complete, according to a recent report from Curbed. Happy shopping.
Feeling like you want to help an animal in need but aren't looking to adopt a furry friend? Try happy hour tonight at Marathon Grill. Stop by 18th and Market between 5:30 and 7 p.m. with pet food or toys to support the seventh annual Pet-tastic happy hour event with GenPhilly. Donations will go to older adult cats via the senior citizens centers that help find them homes.