Kristin Hunt

Kristin Hunt PhillyVoice

Kristin Hunt is a senior staff writer for PhillyVoice. A history and pop culture junkie, she spends her spare time stalking the Free Library shelves and binge watching TCM. She has previously contributed to Vulture, GQ, Mental Floss, JSTOR Daily, and The Washington Post.

kristin@phillyvoice.com

November 23, 2022

Food & Drink

An old-fashioned Thanksgiving side dish to try: How to make potato filling (not stuffing)

In addition to stuffing, Berks County natives prepare filling each Thanksgiving. The Pennsylvania Dutch side dish combines mashed potatoes with bread stuffing.

November 23, 2022

Transportation

Wawa's rival Sheetz offers gas discount through Thanksgiving week

Sheetz is discounting unleaded 88 gasoline, selling it for $1.99 per gallon through Nov. 28, just in time for Americans who take to the roads for Thanksgiving travel. Wawa has an ongoing promotion and is reducing its gas prices 15 cents per gallon for fuel purchased through their app now through Nov. 30.

November 22, 2022

Arts & Culture

Philadelphia Orchestra performs the music of 'Home Alone' this weekend

The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the music of 'Home Alone' in a trio of concerts at 7 p.m. from Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 27. The live John Williams score will be set to the 1990 movie.

November 21, 2022

Performances

Broadway's Tina Turner musical opens at the Academy of Music

"TINA: the Tina Turner Musical" begins its national tour in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. The jukebox musical includes hits like "Proud Mary" and "The Best." It will run from Nov. 22 to Dec. 4. Tickets are available at the Kimmel Cultural Campus's website.

November 17, 2022

Protests

Philly Starbucks workers strike on Red Cup Day, joining union's nationwide work stoppage

Unionized Starbucks baristas, including those at four Philadelphia locations, went on strike during the coffee chain's annual Red Cup Day. The reusable, limited-edition holiday cup giveaway is one the company's biggest sales days.

November 16, 2022

Health News

Amazon launches online health clinic for common conditions. Who will use it?

Amazon Clinic, a new message-based telehealth service, is now available in 32 states, treating common conditions like acne, dandruff, allergies, erectile dysfunction, UTIs, pink eye, cold sores, hair loss and heartburn. It's the latest company to enter the expanding telehealth market, but it remains to be seen who it attracts, and whether it can provide cost-effective and quality care.

November 15, 2022

Government

Some Philadelphia police roles now can be given to civilian workers

An arbitration deal between Philadelphia and Fraternal Order of the Police allows civilians to take roles previously held by police officers, including jobs in traffic regulation, abandoned car removal, mail delivery, crime scene investigation and evidence examination. Body camera technicians may also be non-police officers.

November 11, 2022

Donations

Donating to a food bank? Give one of these overlooked pantry items

Food banks and pantries across Philadelphia report increased demand due to inflation this holiday season. Food banks like Philabundance and Bebashi recommend donating produce, cooking oil, box mixes, ramen, prepared meals, non-dairy or shelf-stable milks and cash.

November 10, 2022

Education

A few Philly high school students are learning to fly as part of a program that's finally getting off the ground

Frankford High School in Philadelphia offers students the chance to develop piloting skills through airplane and drone training thanks to a partnership with Tailwinds Flight School. Qualifying teens also may earn private pilot certificates. The program, dubbed the Frankford Aviation Academy, recently returned students to the skies after being temporarily grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 4, 2022

Lawsuits

$10 billion opioid settlement from CVS and Walgreen's could mean drug treatment money for Pennsylvania

Walgreens and CVS combined to offer $10 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from state, local and tribal governments for the pharmacies roles in the opioid crisis. After years of legal action against Big Pharma, states have turned to retailers who filled Oxycontin prescriptions.

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