Chess Mates: Growing a Community of Girls Who Play Chess

    Philadelphia native Jennifer Shahade is a 2 time U.S Women’s Chess champion and she’s on a mission to get more young girls into the game and, more importantly, to keep them interested as they grow older, with the help of ASAP Philly.

    Formerly used for civilian pilot training during wartime, Guy Corradino’s open cockpit airplane now soars above South Jersey for thrill-seekers and sightseers like you! Strap on your helmet and catch a view of the shoreline from 1,000 feet above.

    On October 15th, Mt. Airy’s Trolley Car Diner will be closing its doors. We take a trip to the Trolley Car and reflect on its history and memories.

    Gay Bingo Philly is one of the city’s hottest events. Learn more about the upcoming dates and AIDS Fund Philly’s Annual AIDS Walk Philly on October 20th.

    Festival Chairperson Steve Silicato joined us with a look at this week’s Vendemmia Italian Wine Festival in Wilmington. The event returns to Tubman-Garret Riverfront Park on Sunday, October 13th.

    Get ready to celebrate Philly’s vibrant music community with Philadelphia Music Week. The events kick off on October 15th and run until October 21st.

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