Category Archives: Local News

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade Preview

By Christy Ayala, Examiner.com Parades are a holiday tradition in Philadelphia. Billed as the country’s oldest parade, Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along Market Street was first sponsored by Gimbels Department… More

What to Do This Weekend in Philadelphia

By Susan DeFoe, Examiner.com It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you’ve consumed more turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing than is humanly possible. It’s time to work off those calorie-packed carbs…. More

Best Bars for Black Wednesday in Seattle

Sure, Thanksgiving is definitely family time but the night before is the time that friends get back in town and reconnect and catch up over drinks and high spirits. Here are five great venues you should consider spending Black Wednesday.

Best Bars for Black Wednesday in Philadelphia

To many, the biggest party night of the year is the night before Thanksgiving – Black Wednesday. Also known as Blackout Wednesday, the evening of raucous reveling is a tradition for flocks of old friends and college students who leave campus to come home for the holiday weekend. Some say the bar crowds rival even those on St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve. If you’re hankering for a Thanksgiving hangover, stop into one of these bars for Black Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Big Changes from Election Just Weeks Away from Coming to Life in Seattle

Washington voters passed two historic initiatives to legalize marijuana and allow gay marriages. Since possession of pot is still illegal under federal laws, state officials are waiting to hear from the feds to see if they plan to block the newly passed legislation. Washington’s 12 electoral votes went to President Obama.

Best Happy Hour Bars in Seattle

Seattle is a gastronomically gifted area in which every possible cuisine is represented. Many of these great restaurants offer happy hours complete with discounted plates and drinks. Check out these top happy hour picks perfect for relaxing after work, meeting with friends or grabbing an early dinner.