The massacre in Las Vegas that left at least 59 people dead and hundreds wounded has politicians across the country sending thoughts and prayers as well as renewing calls for meaningful gun control. So where does Pennsylvania's delegation stand on the issue? We looked at donations from pro-gun groups and individuals, support for various pieces of legislation and more to answer that question.
Students in recovery from drug addiction at Temple don't have many options when it comes to supportive housing, but that could soon change. George Basile, a 21-year-old senior at Temple, is working with university officials to develop a board proposal and raise $100,000 in what he described as “seed funding” that would establish university-sponsored recovery housing. Inspired by his father’s recovery fighting an addiction to prescription painkillers, Basile said he realized after reading an article in the student newspaper that Temple didn’t have university-subsidized recovery housing for students. Here's more about his effort to change that.
Sixers preseason got underway last night and, wow, does Ben Simmons look ready. He had 4 points and 5 assists in his first 9 minutes on the court and if his shot starts to fall once he gets more game time, watch out. Markelle Fultz, however, didn't look quite as ready, so expect that rookie storyline to continue for a while. Another storyline to watch: The young Flyers. Their regular season opened last night in San Jose with a 5-3 win, led by a Wayne Simmonds hat trick. Check out our Flyers preview, looking at how their youth movement mimics the other teams in Philly. Trust the prospects.
Carmen Duran's parents couldn't afford to make the trip to help her settle into Penn. So the 18-year-old moved in alone. Tiffany Wong gave part of her summer job earnings to her parents to help pay bills before arriving at the Ivy League school. For these first-generation college students, life on campus will be a major adjustment. But so will life at home, now that their world views are changing and their experiences growing. Here's what it's like to be a first-gen college student at Penn.
The Heinz National Wildlife Refuge near the airport is hosting a pop-up archery session where anyone interested in becoming a Robin Hood can drop by and learn to shoot arrows. Certified instructors will teach the basics, and families are welcome (age 10 and up) with no registration or equipment required.
Where: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum at 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. 19153
When: October 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Jason Chichonski is doing just fine for a 33-year-old chef. His Queen Village restaurant, Ela, is happily busy, and he's had several successful side projects, like appearing on "Top Chef" and consulting on 1100 Social in Xfinity Live. But now Cichonski is ready to take things to the next level. Along with a longtime chef friend, he's launched Little Noodle Pasta Co., a fast-casual restaurant and retail shop. The partners already have one of these "Chipotles of pasta" up and running in Denver, and it's been a hit, so expect delicious things when the first Philly outpost opens early next year.
Think of it like the Chinese Lantern Festival, but for West Fairmount Park. Starting this weekend and leading up to Halloween, a portion of the park's trails will be lit by intricately carved jack-o-lanterns. More than 5,000 carved pumpkins go into "THE GLOW," and the walk will take you about 30 minutes or so. A few things to know: It's wheelchair accessible and good for kids. Leave your dog at home for once. Tickets will run you between $10 and $22.