Have It Your Way

b.good's White Bean & Rosemary Quinoa Kale Bowl has organic quinoa, kale, veggies, shiitakes, beets, cannellini beans, parmesan cheese and a red pepper vinaigrette.
Can grab-and-go food be good for you? Two suburban restaurants say yes.
There is hardly an idea more counterintuitive than that of a healthy, fresh fast food restaurant—especially one with a commitment to

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Paving the Way

Mayor Michael Nutter participates in Bike to Work Day on May 17, 2012, an annual event hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. | Photo by Mitchell Leff
Since 2008, Philadelphia has taken strides to make its streets safer for cyclists
If you wanted to have your voice heard and presence felt while bicycling in Philadelphia

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Built to Suit

Stephen Bilenky works on a bike at his shop Bilenky Cycle Works. | Photo courtesy Bilenky Cycle Works
Custom bike building sees a resurgence in Philadelphia
While all bikes are good, some are extra special. At Firth & Wilson, the Spring Garden bike shop Simon Firth co-owns with David Wilson, the two will happily fix a

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Baby on Board

Most cyclists prefer to have their children in a rear bike seat but a growing number of people are keeping their children in front, as shown. | Photo by Joanna Goddard
Kidical Mass gives families biking in Philadelphia a boost
For parents in the city who can’t drive, or avoid driving as much as possible, transportation can

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The Spice Between

Skip the typical sage and thyme for Thanksgiving and instead opt for Chai-Spiced Apple Crisp, Pumpkin & Coconut Thai Curry and Roasted Broccoli Salad with Tahini and Za’atar. | Photo by Emily Teel
Skip the usual suspects for Thanksgiving fare and give late autumn produce a kick 
The momentum around food in november all leads up to

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Bee Afraid

Philadelphia author educates and entertains with his latest eco-thriller, Deadout
Too often, the message of sustainability is delivered in a heavy-handed and humorless way. That’s why Jon McGoran’s delightful books with doomsday plots are so welcomed. Drift and Deadout, the first two books in a trilogy about the adventures of Doyle Carrick, a good-hearted but reckless

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Plugged In

Mark McGee organizes electronics recycling events several times a year. | Photo by Megan Matuzak
Mark McGee, Kensington's undisputed electronics recycling champion 
The average American throws away approximately 62 pounds of electronics a year, says Kensington resident Mark McGee, citing a WHYY podcast on electronics waste. “I don’t think people realize there is a lot of toxic

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Drinking It In

The marshy middle basin provides a hunting spot for herons and foxes. | Photos by Christian Hunold
The East Park Reservoir provides home for birds, and in 2017, a nature center
The pied-billed grebe flying south along the Atlantic Flyway can see the water in the East Park Reservoir right away, but you, looking at the embankments

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Bank On It

Photo by Raffi Berberian Walkers, runners and cyclists can now add a new path to their outings: the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. The $18 million, 2,000 foot-long concrete structure runs parallel to the eastern shore of the river from Locust Street to the new stair tower at the South Street Bridge, and extends the Schuylkill River

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