Philly’s Free Library cardholders can now access 11 cultural sites for free
by Ellie Rushing
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s new experience pass now gives resident cardholders the ability to make free reservations at 11 of the city’s top cultural attractions.

The experience pass, which launched Monday, allows Philadelphians 18 and older to use their library cards to reserve tickets to science centers, botanical gardens, art museums, and historical sites that typically charge entry fees, at no cost.

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Without a Wawa manager’s decision 40 years ago, 500 special-needs adults wouldn’t have jobs today
The Philadelphia Inquirer
by Ronnie Polaneczky, Updated: November 13, 2019

“They call me the ‘sample king,’ ” said John Mitchell as he carried a tray of Wawa smoothie samples — mini cups of frothy treats with fun names like Graveyard Smashand Spellbound Strawberry — to the front of the store on a pre-Halloween morning and began hawking them to customers.

“Graveyard Smash, Graveyard Smash! Enjoy a spectacular treat in time for Halloween!” he called out. Then, “Catch the spell of the Spellbound Strawberry! Free samples!”

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