Orthodox Easter: “Holy Fire” Miracle From Jerusalem

Thousands of Christians from around the world gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher day before Orthodox Easter to witness a flame that is believed to emerge miraculously from the tomb of Jesus.

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Traveling to the United States

A record 62 million international travelers visited the United States in 2011. From students and tourists to academics and professionals, travelers from all over the world flock to the United States each year to learn, work and catch a glimpse of the landmarks they have seen (more...)

Georgian Student Finds Second Home in United States

Natia Jikia, a graduate exchange student from Georgia, describes her visit to the Grand Canyon as “truly phenomenal.” The canyon “made a huge impression on me. It was everything I expected and much more.” However, when she reflects on what she will remember most about her time (more...)

Annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Event

The City of Philadelphia hosted dozens of college and career-bound youths at a kick-off event in City Hall today as part of the 11th annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day. Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day, a nationally observed day of mentoring, is coordinated locally by (more...)

Miss Pennsylvania USA to Help Raise Awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jessica Billings, Miss Pennsylvania USA, will participate in HeARTs for Autism’s Family Program on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00–11:30 a.m. at Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road, Philadelphia, PA. The HeARTs for Autism Family Program will bring together children on the Autism Spectrum for art, games and creative movement. Jessica will (more...)

The Many Ways to Speak “American”

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer When you meet Americans, can you tell which part of the country they are from simply by listening to them? Or if someone asked you to imitate an American, would you try to sound like you were from Texas, Southern California or somewhere else? (more...)

Regional Cuisine Reflects National Diversity

The United States is a nation of immigrants; only Native Americans can claim North America as their ancestral home. Other Americans or their ancestors came to this land, creating what many call “the melting pot.” These immigrants brought with them the traditions of their homeland — (more...)

Dr. Charles Whitney Named One of America’s “Top Docs” By CMT

Charles Whitney, MD owner of Revolutionary Health Services in Washington Crossing, was recently named one of America's “Top Docs” in concierge medicine, also known as direct primary care and private medical practices by the editors of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT). Each year CMT carefully reviews a list of (more...)

World Health Day: Know Your Blood Pressure

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer High blood pressure is a major factor leading to heart attacks and strokes for people everywhere. Health care providers are emphasizing the importance of controlling this risky condition in recognition of World Health Day, April 7. The event is marked on this same date each (more...)

Millions Of Americans Are Celebrating Easter

"Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Mass in Saint Peter’s Square attended by a huge crowd. In his Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) message and blessing, he called for peace in the world", according to Voice of America. Then he toured Saint Peter's (more...)

Initiative Privatizing Wine and Spirits Sales Passes House

In a historic vote, the House has passed legislation to privatize alcohol sales in Pennsylvania, getting the Commonwealth OUT of the business of selling wine and spirits, House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said upon passage of House Bill 790 by a vote of 105-90. “It’s a historic (more...)

New U.S. Monuments Honor History, Preserve Environment

President Obama signed proclamations March 25 establishing five new U.S. national monuments, using his authority under the Antiquities Act, which celebrates American’s rich history and natural heritage. Located in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington, the monuments help tell the story of significant people and extraordinary (more...)

Statement from the President Obama on Passover

Statement from the President on Passover As we prepare for our fifth Seder in the White House, Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Passover here in America, in the State of Israel, and around the world. Tonight, Jewish families will gather with family and friends (more...)

Join The Arbor Day Foundation in March And Receive 10 Free Trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring through planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2013 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. “White flowering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year,” said John Rosenow, founder (more...)

Pennsylvania Has Mixed Results in Working to Reduce Tobacco Use

New American Lung Association Report Follows Money Trail to See How Tobacco Industry Addicts Kids Pennsylvania fell short in adequately funding programs to protect children and curb tobacco-related disease in 2012 according to the American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2013” report released today. The Lung Association’s “State of (more...)

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