summer

Dilworth Park
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Pat Toddy
July 02, 2018 - 6:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is under a heat health emergency through nightfall on the fourth of July. It's the first-such declaration of the year. A Heat Health Emergency is now in effect. Very hot weather can make it harder for you to cool down. Stay hydrated, slow down, and check...
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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is one of the biggest local sponsors of the summer meals program.
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Paul Kurtz
June 28, 2018 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federally funded program that feeds kids during the summer is off and running. After the traditional blessing from Monsignor Daniel Sullivan, summer campers lined up for their boxed lunches inside the Catholic Social Services ' Northeast Philadelphia Family Service...
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Breaking Bread on Broad
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Hadas Kuznits
June 27, 2018 - 7:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A free summer camp and food program is providing two free meals daily for children who show up at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, but to the surprise of those involved, many in need aren't taking advantage of the opportunity. The program, Breaking Bread on Broad , offers...
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Pagans and neo-druids treat the solstice like the ultimate marriage ceremony. Many couples go to Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain to confirm their love on the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
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June 21, 2018 - 9:42 am
Daisy Carrington, for CNN (CNN) -- In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice has a history of stirring libidos, and it's no wonder. The longest day of the year tends to kick off the start of the summer season and with it, the harvest. So it should come as no surprise that the solstice is...
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Neighborhood youngsters swim and play in the Lawncrest Pool.
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
June 19, 2018 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city officially began opening its pools Tuesday, and Philadelphia's chief executive dropped by the Lawncrest Pool to signal the start of the summer swim season. Mayor Jim Kenney gave neighborhood youngsters the all-clear to jump in. "No speeches — happy summer!"...
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The Phillie Phanatic gave a grand entrance at the Beach Bash.
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
June 18, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To ring in the official start of summer this week, the Phillies hosted a Beach Bash before Monday night's home game that had all the feels of the Jersey shore. This beach-themed party had it all, from a miniature boardwalk to a giant sandcastle, plus a grand entrance...
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Vince Jones, director of emergency management in Atlantic County
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David Madden
June 01, 2018 - 12:54 pm
EGG HARBOR TWP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — As we enter hurricane season, authorities are getting their ducks in a row, so to speak, should rough weather hit. Atlantic City Electric is joining in that effort. The utility company met with emergency managers in Atlantic County, along with police, the Red...
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A scene from the 2017 Business Persons Plunge in Ocean City, N.J.
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David Madden
May 24, 2018 - 3:30 pm
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- Towns down the Shore are bracing for the unofficial start of the summer tourist season. Many have a ceremony to mark the occasion, but one shore town has a tradition that has grown in popularity, mostly because it's anything but traditional. And it's set for...
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gas pumps
Tim Jimenez
May 07, 2018 - 7:42 am
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Gas prices are up, and drivers in Pennsylvania are paying more than in most places in the country. Alfie, filling up here in King of Prussia, isn’t happy about paying more. “My car takes premium, so you already know, it’s $3.49 a gallon," he said. "I need it...
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High temperatures
John McDevitt
April 27, 2018 - 1:23 pm
The Farmer's Almanac has been a source for long-range weather forecasts for 200 years. What is it predicting for the region this summer? "It will be one of those 'keep the lemonade coming' kind of summers, because it's going to be hot and it will be steamy," said Peter Geiger, the current editor of...
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