Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Also: a community festival in Mt. Airy, a run in Kennett Square and the biggest college boat race in the country.
Looking for something to do in May? Here's what's happening in the Greater Philadelphia Area: May 4-5: Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village Where: Peddler’s Village, Newtown When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. What: Featuring artisans, live music, shops and more Strawberries than any one person can handle in a given sitting, the Peddler’s Village Strawberry Festival is the place to go to celebrate spring (and enter a strawberry pie-eating contest). Cost: Free admission and parking. May 4: Mt. Airy Day Where: Cliveden of the National Trust, 6400 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: Celebrate Northwest Philadelphia with this outdoor festival, which will feature vendors, artists, shopping, games for children, food and live …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
See what the life expectancy is for people in your area.
Does where you live in Pennslyvania impact how long your life will be? According to a new study, the answer is "yes, but really not by all that much around here." The Institute for Health Metics and Evaluation looked at the life expectancy gap between men and women cross the country, including in the Greater Philadelphia Area, and broke down the numbers based on the average life expectancy per county. The biggest disparity between the life expectancy of women and men in the area came from Philadelphia, where women outlived men by an average of 7.7 years. The closest gap between women and men in the area comes from Montgomery County, where women are only outliving men by an average of four years. Check out the full study here, and consult …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The map is from Pew Charitable Trusts.
See what a study found out about your tax burden.
Monday, July 16, 2012
High temperatures are expected to approach 100 Tuesday and Wednesday.
The greater Philadelphia area is in for a couple days of oppressive heat, the worst since a 101-degree day July 7, according to the National Weather Service forecast. In the week since that scorcher, the NWS has not measured a high temperature above 92. But with forecast highs of 94, 97 and 96 Monday through Wednesday, the agency has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. As of Monday morning, it was set to take effect at 1 p.m. Tuesday and expire 9 p.m. Wednesday. The agency warned residents to take the usual precautions during the worst of the heat: The forecast calls for a dry Tuesday but a chance of rain Wednesday afternoon and evening, then highs in the mid-80s through the weekend.