They’re as old as the hills. That’s as long as figs have been around. They are the antique trees of the garden - the old souls. Figuratively speaking, fig leaves played a strategic role in the cover-up that went down in the Garden of Eden. Their gorgeous, big, showy leaves provided the first fashion statement – au naturel. Figs are, themselves, delicious eaten au naturel, that is, picked right off the tree. Whoever says he “doesn’t give a fig” apparently has never tasted one.
Rhonda Fink-Whitman felt a special obligation when she began writing 94 Maidens, a novel inspired by actual events during the Holocaust.
If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it was like to fly in a World War II-era bomber, your opportunity lands at Northeast Philadelphia Airport this weekend.
Abby Roeser is a foster parent for rats she gets from an organization called Philly Rat Rescue in Rhawnhurst. The local teenager has trained rodents and even taught them tricks.
Leave the rats alone
— The students are raising money to pay for their trip to Poland. They’ve sold calendars, flowers and cookie dough. A pizza party is next.
— State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is pushing a bill that requires the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.
A Northeast resident and former Philadelphia police detective was ordered Monday to serve four years in federal prison for orchestrating a multi-tiered steroids distribution ring from his Modena Park home.
State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is looking forward to reintroducing a bill requiring the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.