In a little over a year, PennDOT will start issuing REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses. And by October 2020, you'll want to have upgraded — if you want to be able to use your license to board a plane, that is. Pennsylvania is one of the last states to comply with the federally-mandated program, designed to improve security and reduce identity fraud. What'll it take to get the new badge? To start, a $60.50 fee ($30 more than a regular renewal), plus the presentation of a whole lot of identifying documents, including a birth certificate and social security card. Here's what Philly needs to know about REAL ID.
Yes, the Eagles are underdogs this Sunday, and while normally that's not a good thing in a football game of this magnitude, the team (and the city) has managed to turn this into a badge of honor. "Nobody" believes the Eagles will beat the Vikings, just like "nobody" thought they'd win last week. Minnesota is favored by three points heading into the NFC title game, but here's why that may work to the Eagles' advantage, as they embrace their inner underdog.
Most state prisons are several hours drive from Philadelphia, which means that for many people with incarcerated family members, it's not easy to maintain a regular visiting schedule. Kristal Bush learned that first-hand, so she started a service that takes people to see loved ones behind bars. Bridging the Gap now runs three vans that ferry people back and forth on weekly trips, WHYY reports. And Bush is more than just a chauffeur. Along the way, she offers advice, consolation and motivation to her riders.
Both Paris Baguette and Artisan Boulanger Patissier offer a classic selection of over-the-top French pastries, but the talented bakers behind them aren't French at all. They're from Cambodia and Korea, respectively. Many of Philly's France-inspired bakeshops are run by people of Asian descent, notes Julia Reyes for PMN. Here are some of the stories behind those small businesses.
Sazon restaurant co-owner and Philly native Robert Campbell has been creating bean-to-bar chocolate. He'll demonstrate how, and talk about the ways you can use cacao and chocolate as a vehicle for flavor, nutrition and energy. Expect tastes from his line of single-origin bars, pours of drinking chocolate, and lots of cacao knowledge
Where: Independence LIVE! at 1919 Market St., 2nd Floor, 19103
When: January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $10