TFI cuts back on the blinking lights, reduces the volume, and opens early once a quarter for kids who would otherwise be too overwhelmed by the stimulation of the regular Franklin Institute displays.
Attention Philly parents! Check out this guide for places to beat the heat this summer:
Have fun and stay cool 🙂
Check out this resource for families in the Philadelphia area, including their list of things to do in terrible weather (like tomorrow!):
For our local readers: Check out this list of family-friends activities that are both fun and free this winter!
Dr. Corinne Masur
This week Philadelphia got the double whammy. On Sunday, an e-mail alert went around to staff of local colleges and universities. A message had been posted on social media threatening an act of violence on an undisclosed college campus in the Philadelphia area on Monday morning. Tuesday, a gunman was reported to be on the campus of Philadelphia Community College and the campus was put into lockdown. Masterman, a public magnet school for junior high and high school students across the street and Friends Select School, a Quaker k-12 school in the neighborhood also went into lockdown.
My son attends Friends Select. As I was leaving for work that morning, I received a recorded message on my cell phone saying that due to the presence of a gunman at the Community College, Friends Select faculty, staff, and students were locked in the school until further notice.
I was shocked. I was frightened. But more than anything, I was angry. Continue reading →