Museum volunteer astonishes PAFA with $8 million gift

Beloved tour guide Estelle Rubens had told the academy she planned to leave it a little something after she died. No one expected this. The $8 million gift is one of the largest in Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts history.

Museum volunteer astonishes PAFA with $8 million gift

Beloved tour guide Estelle Rubens had told the academy she planned to leave it a little something after she died. No one expected this. The $8 million gift is one of the largest in Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts history.

Philly rapper Asher Roth’s debut was certified gold 10 years after it was released. He’s celebrating with a 4/20 party.

For Morrisville-born, West Chester University-schooled rapper-producer Asher Roth, hallowed stoner holiday 4/20 is more than just a celebration of all things hemp.

Philly rapper Asher Roth’s debut was certified gold 10 years after it was released. He’s celebrating with a 4/20 party.

For Morrisville-born, West Chester University-schooled rapper-producer Asher Roth, hallowed stoner holiday 4/20 is more than just a celebration of all things hemp.
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A Peeps diorama contest takes over Peddler’s Village — no politics allowed

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Layoffs at the Historical Society have been a long time coming

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