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Greenwood Cemetery Tour

The Philly Captain is not always historically accurate but he is always interesting.  Here he starts out at the Knights of Pythias/Greenwood Cemetery on Adams Avenue.

Come Sail with The Captain as he shows you some graves from 3 different cemeteries in Philadelphia. See the grave of the parents of W.C. Fields and hear about the worst mother of all time. See a Blue Note, an American Hero and two baseball players.


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Skate Park at Carmella Playground

Another good piece of news for Frankford, the skate park at Carmella Playground has been rebuilt.  It has needed some attention and tomorrow is the official grand opening.  Stop by and have a look at what is available and meet some of the local stars of the sport.

Saturday, from Noon to 4 PM, Carmella Playground, Torresdale Avenue and Wakeling Street.  See details below.

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1st Annual MoveSomething.Run 5K is a new venture by Nafisah Lewis.  It’s an active entertainment organization for people interested in running events. They help build motivation, create race events, support networks and provide a healthy social outlet for both new runners and veterans of the sport. They work with local organizations helping to plan, promote and advertise running activities as well as organizing and sponsoring events.

Their inaugural event will be held on June 15th at Tacony Creek park.  See details below.

A portion this year’s inaugural run’s  proceeds will go to the Salvation Army’s New Day to Stop Trafficking Program

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Post Season Football Continues Sunday; Let’s Get Behind Coach Andy Reid!


We asked Mike Betz, a local Philadelphia Eagles Fan and Sports Analyst, to reflect on this year’s Eagles season.

Kansas City Chiefs’ Andy Reid

Well, the Eagles’ luck has unfortunately run out. The last 2 seasons have given us incredible thrills to last us for as long as we live. We’ll always be indebted to Nick Foles for taking over and ending 57 years of frustration. Finally, that dark cloud was lifted! Nick Foles should never have to pay for a meal in Philadelphia ever again.

Now that the Eagles finally won it, how about we root for the guy who drafted Nick Foles back in 2012? That’s right, I’m talking about Andy Reid. Love him or hate him, Reid is the winningest coach in Eagles’ history. Many Eagles’ fans, myself included, have criticized him for his play calling and time management, or lack thereof. We were all scratching our heads when he’d call a pass play on first down, when he would burn time outs, and especially at the answer he’d give at his post game press conferences. “I gotta do a better job.” “It’s my responsibility to put guys in position to make plays.” 

Andy Reid is indirectly responsible for the Eagles Super Bowl victory. After all, he recommended Doug Pederson to Jeff Lurie after the Chip Kelly debacle. So far, so good! So, let’s root for Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs to win it all! He has a nice young quarterback in Patrick Mahomes, a solid tight end in Travis Kelce, the younger brother of Jason Kelce. Reid finally seemed to have figured it out. Come on Andy, we got our first title. Go out and get yours. Like you always say, “Time’s yours! Go get it!”