One Year Anniversary for Museum of The American Revolution

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The Museum of the American Revolution just celebrated its one year anniversary this past weekend. The museum opened on April 19th, 2017, with significance behind that opening date — it was the date of the first battles of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord.

The museum aims to educate people about the conflict in a fun interactive manner with plenty of activities.

(Courtesy: Museum of the American Revolution)

Public Programs Coordinator, Hannah Boettcher, gave more insight on what type of artifacts the museum has to offer.

“We have a privateer ship that has been outfitted with a sea chest and try on clothing, loading and firing a cannon on board there. The amount of storytelling that’s gone on has been really exciting,” says Boettcher.

The museum also offers a unique look George Washington’s original headquarters tent, which has been carefully preserved for generations.

In the museum’s first year of business, it has had over 350,000 visitors with positive reviews coming from many of the guests. Visitor Rebecca Howe said “It’s something different that I’ve ever seen, so I think it was a great experience.”

For those looking to visit the museum, it’s opened every day of the week from 10 AM to 5 PM. The museum also has special summer hours, opening at 9:30 AM and closing at 6 PM.


A Place to Dance In North Philly


Bella Ballerina Dance Academy owner Roneisha Smith-Davis

A former Temple University student has opened her very own dance studio in back her North Philadelphia neighborhood.

Roneisha Smith-Davis has been dancing for nearly 24 years, and her talent has allowed to her to travel all over. From coast to coast, Ms. Davis has gathered plenty of experience, even attempting to dance for several professional basketball teams.

However, her dancing skills have led to her return to North Philadelphia where she opened Bella Ballerina Dance Academy.

“I said that when I opened up a studio, if I was fortunate enough to open it up. I would bring it back to the hood because growing up in North Philadelphia I always had to travel and learn elsewhere,” explains Ms. Davis. “I couldn’t really perfect my craft here in my home.”

Located at 1124 Buttonwood Street, Ms. Davis’ studio has allowed her students to escape their surrounding environment by being able to dance freely and express themselves in a comfortable setting. Many of her students are very appreciative of Ms. Davis, due to the fact that dancing has allowed them to cope through difficult times.

“After my mom passed and Ms. Roneisha gave me a scholarship to dance here, I’ve been dancing here to grieve and let go of all the emotion I had and try to be something,” says student Natyria Ransom.

City of Brotherly Luck: Saint Patrick’s Day in Philadelphia

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Saint Patrick’s Day is this Saturday and the city of Philadelphia is hosting plenty of events to encourage everyone to get involved in the celebrations.

Those looking to enjoy the historical side of Saint Patrick’s Day can join Mayor Jim Kenney at the Irish Memorial in Old City where a ceremony will be held to commemorate those who left difficult times in Ireland for a better life in America.

The ceremony is set to start at 11 AM and will include a wreath laying and a changing of the flag.

Irish Memorial in Old City, Philadelphia

Thrill seekers will have the opportunity to spend Saint Patrick’s Day at Laurel Hill Cemetery where the telling of Irish tales will give people insight of the heritage and accomplishments of those souls that have passed.

The tours are set to start at 1 PM and drinks and food will be provided to those in attendance.

Partygoers will also have their way of celebrating by attending the over 30-year-old tradition, Erin Express pub crawl.

Pubs are set to open as early as 7 AM with Express busses running every 15 minutes from 11 AM – 6 PM.

Erin Express stresses that tickets are not needed for this event as people have been tricked to pay in the past.

“Don’t be fooled by imitations, the official Erin Express has and always will be a free event!”

The city of Philadelphia encourages everyone to enjoy the holiday safely and responsibly.


The Museum of Sports to Open in Philadelphia Next Year

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Philadelphia is welcoming a new museum in the spring of 2019.

However, this is not going to be a typical art or history museum. Instead, it is a museum centered around sports.

“The Museum of Sports” will feature artifacts that celebrate all national sports and teams, yet the main focus will be about the rich sports history of Philadelphia.

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Computer rendering of the proposed stadium. (Courtesy of the Museum of Sports)

This project, which has been discussed since 1999, is currently run by former Governor Ed Rendell, sports executive Lou Scheinfeld, collector Nick DePace, and sports auction owner Ken Goldin.

The new museum, which will be located in the Jetro Building at 700 Pattinson Avenue, is a 25,000 square foot space that will feature important sports memorabilia.

A large amount of the artifacts will be supplied by the DePace Sports Museum in Collingswood, New Jersey.

Curator for the museum, Eric Katz, stated, “We need 8 million dollars to get this thing done, we have about a third of the money, and it’s going to be one of the greatest things you have ever seen.”

Visitors of the museum can expect an incredible experience as there will be immersive displays, unbelievable artifacts, and even virtual reality activities.

People can find more information or donate to the project by visiting


Temple’s March Madness Chances Slim After 80-59 Loss to Cougars

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After suffering a tough loss to Wichita State on Thursday, the Owls hoped to bounce back and secure a much-needed win over the Houston Cougars.

However, the game did not turn out the way Temple had hoped. From the start, Houston was sinking shots as well as maintaining a very fortified defense which didn’t allow Temple to get onto the board until seven minutes into the game. The Owls went into halftime trailing 41-20.

Courtesy: The Temple News

Temple has made runs to make up for major deficits several times this season, and they were hoping to make a second-half comeback. However, the Owls sight of a comeback quickly vanished as Houston continued to drive the ball through Temple’s defense. Temple’s furious efforts to try and get a foot back into the game were overruled by Houston every step of the way.

The final score of the game was 80-59 in Houston’s favor making it Temple’s chances to make the NCAA even slimmer. The areas in which Temple lacked greatly in were FG attempts, in which they only had a 36% success rate. Temple’s 3 point attempts were also unsuccessful hitting only 30% of the chances they took. Rebounds also proved to be a major issue for the Owls, having only 22 as opposed to Houston’s 53. If Temple has any hopes of making the tournament they will need to win the remainder of their regular season games as well as make a run in the AAC tournament.

The Owls next game is home against UCF on Sunday, February 25th at 2:00 pm.