Saturday, December 29, 2007

Titusville, PA

Located in Crawford County in the northwestern part of the Commonwealth, Titusville is famous as the birthplace of the oil industry. The first commercial oil well in the world was drilled there by Col. Edwin Drake on August 27, 1859.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Unisys' headquarters are moving to Center City

From the Inquirer last week:

"Unisys Corp. is moving its headquarters and 225 management jobs to Two Liberty Place in Center City from Blue Bell. Stephanie Naidoff, Philadelphia's commerce director, said the city would give Unisys up to $1 million in yearly job-creation tax incentives. "We wanted to change the face of Unisys to our clients and partners, and to people we're recruiting," Unisys chief executive officer Joseph McGrath said. Unisys employs 775 in Blue Bell. The company is considering alternative locations in the Philadelphia suburbs for the more than 500 who will not make the move to Center City. It also employs 650 at its Malvern research-and-development center. About 1,000 others work at Unisys offices or with clients in the Philadelphia area. Worldwide, the company has 29,500 employees."

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Mummers on Two Street

The Mummers are wonderful. Check out the parade on New Year's Day or on Two Street in the evening. Here's a video from last year.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Philadelphia Classrooms are Wired

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Every classroom in the 170,000-student Philadelphia School District has wireless Internet capabilities under a $40 million project completed last month - one of the world's largest networks of its kind, according to industry and school district officials." A link to the article is here.

It's a shame that good news like this doesn't get as much play as bad news does.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Philadelphia is cool. Northern Liberties is cool. Here is a cool video pod on Northern Liberties.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Agricultural Factoid

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the first recorded Christmas tree in the nation was displayed in Bethlehem, PA, in 1747. Christmas tree harvesting contributes $13.9 million to Commonwealth’s economy, with 1.7 million trees produced on 45,000 acres.

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