Deportations, packed airports, protests and chaos. Things have been changing seemingly by the minute since President Donald Trump first announced his order to ban citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. A federal judge issued a temporary stay shortly after, but that did little to alleviate the stress and confusion for families in limbo this weekend. Thousands of people packed into Philadelphia International Airport Sunday to protest Trump's order. To get the latest information on the ban's impact on Philadelphia, go here and click "follow this." We'll send updates straight to your inbox.
Cooking with marijuana is nothing new, but as more and more states decriminalize, the practice has spread and matured. And no, we're not talking brownies. In cities where recreational use is fully legit, high-end chefs have begun to explore using herb as…an herb. As Pennsylvania prepares for medical marijuana use and Philly continues to decriminalize small amounts, there's an opportunity here for chefs. Enter David Ansill.
A panel of principals from five neighborhood elementary schools will join Rep. Sims, policy experts, academics and community leaders for a discussion about education and engagement in Philadelphia. All are welcome.
Where: Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) at 901 S. Broad St. 19147
When: January 30, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Wayne Simmonds said after Sunday's NHL All-Star Game that his plan was, "just don't make yourself look like an idiot." Instead, The Flyers star made himself look like the hero, scoring three times in the wonky 3-on-3 elimination format, helping the Metropolitan division win the game and take home a cool $1 million to share. Simmonds scored the game-winner just five seconds after a teammate had tied it up, and his three-goal tally on the day earned him a 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Check out the highlights from Wayne's big day here.
Know of any great under-40 neighborhood association leaders? What about an activist? Or maybe you just know someone in your community quietly working to make it better every day. We’re looking to highlight Philadelphia’s most dynamic, young community and neighborhood leaders and activists for an upcoming installment of “Who’s Next.” We've previously honored commercial corridor managers, sustainability leaders and open data advocates. Tell us who's next.