Newsletter for Monday, May 23
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Something about Frank Rizzo watching over four dudes on a grease pole just screams summer is coming. But what is the guy behind the trash can doing? (Instagram via @alyseaaaa).
ANIYA WOLF FINALLY GOT HER PROM, SUIT AND ALL
Aniya Wolf, the student at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg who was not allowed to wear a suit to her prom, attended William Penn High School’s prom Saturday at a banquet hall in York. William Penn principal Brandon Carter says he invited Wolf because “we do embrace all.” The story and photos.
TASTY FAKES EPISODE 3: FRENCH APPLE PIE
Le Virtu pastry chef Angela Ranalli’s Italian apple pie actually tastes like French apple pie — which just so happens to be a Tasty Baking Co. treat. For Episode 3 of our Tasty Fakes series, Ranalli shows us how to make her version of Tastykake’s apple pies, but in a larger (and tastier!) pie shape. Watch the video and try the recipe.
INDECENT EXPOSURE ON SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL; ONE CAUGHT, ONE AT LARGE
Police reported two incidents of indecent exposure on the Schuylkill River Trail Saturday, with one suspect arrested and another on the loose. Salin Smalley, 34, was arrested and charged after a male bicyclist reportedly spotted him “lying on the ground on the trail, in plain sight, with his private area exposed and partaking in a lewd act alone,” according to the police report. About 15 minutes later, a female jogger on the river trail contacted police with reports of another man “with his pants down partaking in a lewd act alone,” according to the police report.
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THE CENTER CITY ROOFTOP TENNIS COURT YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
There’s a hidden rooftop tennis court in Philly, property of the Community College of Philadelphia, and for a long time even the college seemed to forget about it. The only way to get in is with a key. And the only way to even catch a glimpse is from the vantage point of another high-rise in the area. The roof deck itself dates back to 1984 and has a long history of use for sports. Here’s the story.
HEADING ‘DOWN THE SHORE’ THIS WEEKEND?
Where can you grab an afternoon slice on the boards or a seafood feast on the bay? From Ocean City to Wildwood, here’s a look at some of the best places to eat, drink and beach as the unofficial start of summer arrives. Now if only the weather will cooperate.