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October 2009

Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA RONALD McDONALD 35TH ANNIVERSARY & BIRTHDAY PARTY INFO

For nearly 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has been creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of nearly 4 million children worldwide every year. Ronald McDonald House Charities is dedicated to improving children’s access to the highest quality health care. For example, the Ronald McDonald House, allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to live at little to no cost. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provide high quality medical, dental and health education to those with the greatest barriers to accessible health care.
Last week the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House held it’s patron party at Le Castagne
in preparation for their 35th Birthday Party which will be held next Friday, Nov. 6 at the Please Touch Museum. (Remember to turn your clocks back this weekend.) A Patron Party honors table hosts and major underwriters of the upcoming event. Below is a photo I took appeared in last Sunday’s Inquirer in Michael Klein’s column (where you can find my photos from the last 2 years every Sunday Pg B1) with the MC’s of the Nov 6 shindig, CBS3 anchors Chris May & Susan Barnett, chatting with one of the founders of the Ronald McDonald House, Jim Murray. (TIP: I like the candid shots, if you see me come near to capture one just move a little to the side so I can get the shot that will likely get placed and help promote your event.)

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald 35th Birthday Honorary Co-chairs Stu & Gini Peltz and Norman & Marian Wolgin, Co-Chairs: Joan Emmi and Judy Boreham
RMDH Board Member DaveNiggeman and Bruce Shelly, Shelly Electric Co., Inc.
RMDH Board Member Sue Wenger and daughter Jamie Wenger; Marketing & Special Events Associate Philadelphia magazine

Anchors Chris May & Susan Barnett. I have to say the chemistry, and honesty of these two make them my favorite anchors these days. I was watching them after the Phillies clinched the title, and they were the only newsies that were able to ad-lib the happenings on the street that night, when the revelers were partying. Phila Ronald McDonald House Volunteer, Jo Montufar, Joan Emmi and PRMH Volunteer Chuck Montufar, PRESIDENT/OWNER. MONTCO METALS. The Montufar’s became involved with the PRMH when their daughter was diagnosed with cancer. They now comfort other parents whose children are suffering and are going through the same treatments their daughter endured.
Dianne Murray, Kelly Hays, Bille Parkes and Jim Murry. Jim Murray is the co-founder of the Ronald McDonald House and a former General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a native of West Philadelphia and is also president of Jim Murray Ltd, a sports promotion and marketing firm. (No doubt Dianne Murray contributed a great deal to the RMDH, especially when raising five children. I say this from experience as I have mentioned w/o my Mike’s help there would be no PhillyChitChat)
Marian Wolgin, Mickey Black, Marlene Weinberg and Salli MickelbergLisa and Tom Mann and Attorney Darwin Beauvais.
Willa Kravitz Director of Development Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, RMDH Board Member Anne Scardino, (Anne’s duaghter Meredith is an Emmy award winning write for one of my favorite shows, Stephen Colbert.) GM Anthony Masapollo, Le Castagne. and Shelly Hoffman CBS3 Public Affairs.
INFO ON THE 35TH BIRTHDAY PARTY OF THE PHILADELPHIA RONALD McDONALD HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 6, 2009, at one of my favorite party spots, The Please Touch Museum, HERE

Philadelphia

Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar Big Debut

Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar (2006 Chestnut St.) Here’s Jolly Weldon at the door of his new piano bar at the edge of Rittenhouse Square, but what I found last night was it was more than just a piano bar, it was a colorful fun atmosphere with a large screen TV, great sound system with contemporary rock, top 40s playing either coming from the piano’s or muzak, spirits were were generous in size and food was delicious.
Take a look inside, very bright and cheery as we look towards the entrance and the large windows that look out onto Chestnut Street. The place seemed a lot larger than when I peered in the window a week earlier.Did I mention the view inside is breathtaking…The girls behind the bar are Laura Handline, Danielle Raco and Devon Taraborrelli
According to City Paper’s Meal Ticket: “Jolly Weldon’s new 125-seat space, the centerpiece of which will be two baby grands that’ll double as battle stations for pianists Anthony “Tony T” DeCarolis and “Wildman Joe” Marchetti (more on concept here). On Friday, the music, which’ll normally run Tuesday to Saturday from 8 p.m. on, will begin early, at 6; Jolly’s first day will also see the unveiling of their happy hour (6-8 p.m.), which’ll feature $3 cocktails, $3 wine/beer and $3 eats (sliders, flatbread pizzas, hummus, guac, etc.).” Loved the crabcake sliders, and flatbread pizza’s. Food from of Smiths restaurant and lounge on 19th Street and B*Smith Gourmet Catering .
A shot of the entire piano room, with large booths and quaint tables along the stage where Anthony “Tony T” DeCarolis and “Wildman Joe” Marchetti will do battle every night…Sing out the Song of the Piano Man” kicked off the night.
Note the light fixtures on the leftwith a closer look you can see that they are 50’s era “microphones” . Very cool, amazing detail. Really jazzes the place up. I think people will appreciate the extent Jolly went to in making his place a fun, eye candy, entertainment spot.Red Tettemer’s Rachel Timmerman and Annie Heckenberger make the red carpet. Annie wanted to take this leopard print rain coat off, but I loved it and she kept it on. Pretty sharp I think.
PhilaCinefest Thom Cardwell, and the newly engaged Mary Patel
Melissa and Nicholas Gabillon. Melissa is the Director of Human Resources at Sofitel – Philadelphia. She swears that neither she or Nicholas have beautiful voices.
Ross Curry with Phillyist’s Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey. She’s is aware that her name is long. If it bothers you, you can call her Jill, like everyone else.
Did I mention there was a “swing seat” when you first walk in the door. Sweetly unique, but somewhat scary after a few Jolly Happy Hour drinks. That’s the photo I want to get. Seriously, what a great idea, who wouldn’t want to sway to some good music.
Food bar in the rear of the place. Check out the light fixtures here. A different design, very classic. Take your drink and sidle up and order your food here, or settle into a booth and a server will take your order.
Chef Brendan Smith and his dad. Chef Smith, formerly of the Kimmel Center and the United Nations, is the chef and owner of b*smiths gourmet catering as well as Smith’s Restaurant Lounge on 19th street in Philadelphia. Mike Toub makes the scene. Mary Patel hanging out. She was a huge fan of the burger sliders and the humus.
Wildman Joe (Joe Marchetti) and Tony T. (Anthony Decarolis) have been dueling since 1990, and are excited to call Jolly’s Dueling Piano their new home. Last night they were burning on the key’s, getting the crowd up, dancing and singing, as well as inviting a few patrons up to the mike’s for their signing debut, pix here: Casey DeBaecke. (all before the Phillies beat the Yankees)
Wildman Joe (Joe Marchetti) and a few patrons sing Happy Birthday to Maryann Shoukri as Michelle Vizzachero looks on. Check out their beauty salon above Jolly’s.

Light fixture alert. Another very stylish light fixture. A really nice detail, classic and perfect. Really sets this place apart from the dark clubs and bars in town where you don’t expect to appreciate these details. I like the warm hues of the room too.Jolly’s is sure to be a great Happy Hour place as their drink prices reflect HAPPY with $3 cocktails, $3 wine/beer and $3 eats (sliders, flatbread pizzas, hummus, guac, etc.). Regular prices range from $2 Soda, Juice to $10 specialty cocktails. Stacey Himes, with Jessica Sharp and Rebecca Devine. Jessica and Rebecca are both with Maven Agency. No matter how much I plied these girls with drinks, I couldn’t get them to slip on what restaurant could have possibly signed on at 10 Rittenhouse.
Movie Makers Tigre Hill (Shame of the City, and the upcoming Barrel of a Gun) and Mary Patel (Electile Dysfunction)
Alexis Sucanic and Jolly’s GM David Everett
Happy Trio: Lorine Rahm, Rich Bendis and Krista Bard
Actress/Singer Deidra Sarego and Carol Qualtiere
A couple of show stoppers Stacey Himes and Tara Theune Davis were the PR/Event Planning on this project. Navigating the highly competitive field of food bloggers, columnist and other media trying to get the “first” details or picture of Jolly’s Dueling Piano. They did an awesome job and it’s always a joy to work with them. (A few of the sites that did outstanding coverage Foozbooz , Michael Klein, and Phoodie )Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar opens Tuesday thur Saturday’s at 5PM, the Dueling Piano shows are Wednesday to Saturday nights @ 8:30PM Before I left I asked GM David Everett how many glasses he thought would be taken a night cause they say
Jolly’s Dueling Piano on them, and having worked in a restaurant or two, and well maybe lifting a a Bubba Gump glass once, I know it happens. Well David tells me the glasses are for sale,
as are the T-Shirts, Tank tops and THONG? I asked if anyone was wearing one so I could get a picture, but no one fessed up!

Philadelphia

Scooter or Motorcycle Parking along the 1600 – 1800 block of Chestnut

The signs are up. No longer is Handicapped Parking the last spot or first spot on the block. (Can the sign be anymore confusing, Motorbike parking 3 hrs 10AM- 10PM, but all others 2hrs from 10AM – 4PM, then 3 hrs 4PM til 10PM. Truck Parking 6AM – 10AM, so if your driving your bike to work to save the environment, your just outta luck)
Now it’s the Motorcycle/Scooter parking spot.The spots are for parking your bike perpendicular to the curb. The only wise thing is that City figured out that you have to have a meter for these spots otherwise the paper meter tickets will be removed if placed on the bikes dashboard.
The spots are clearly marked A/B. But there are still major problems with this set up. I really see a lot of bikes knocked over by cars making the turns at the posing corners a few feet away, especially buses or trucks.
The only bright spot is that it’s cheaper to park a motorcycle $.25 a quarter hour.
One meter is for each space.
but you’re still gonna have to deal with these douche bags

Philadelphia

UPCOMING CELEBRITY APPEARANCES – Max Brenner & Heidi & Cole Hamels

CHOCOLATE: A LOVE STORY is a colorful cookbook that captures that joy and energy of Max’s restaurants with more than 50 original recipes. The book is narrated in the quirky, captivating voice of the restaurant’s “Bald Man,” Max Brenner, and the bold illustrations mirror the restaurant’s décor and menu design. Mouthwatering full-color photographs accompany the easy-to-follow recipes.

  • Tuesday, November 17 — Borders Philadelphia (1 S. Broad St, Suite 100), 12:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 15 — Max Brenner (1500 Walnut Street, 15th between Walnut and Locust), 7 – 8pm
  • PhillyChitChat covered the opening, and has been back about 4 times for lunch. Yes they serve lunch & dinner, the chocolate’s for dessert. I’ve only had that twice. I love their burgers & salads. http://www.phillychitchat.com/2009/07/max-brenner-chocolate-by-bald-man-is.html
  • Look for a Max Brenner to open in the coming year in Boston & Las Vegas

Nicole Cashman invited you to “Join Hosts Cole & Heidi Hamels for a FRIENDRAISER” on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00pm.
Mingle with area professionals and learn about ways you can support The Hamels Foundation mission to further the education of Philadelphia’s youth.

Complimentary cocktails & cuisine.

RSVP to Cashman & Associates, 215-627-1082 ext. 3
www.cashmanandassociates.com

Donations will benefit The Hamels Foundation which is dedicated to supporting inner-city school systems in the US through their grant programs providing for construction, educational supplies and provisions as well as scholarship opportunities for continuing education of students. Its largest efforts are focused in Philadelphia.

Suggested donation: $50
Cole Hamels Pitching Camp 11/21 – 11/22

Come and learn from one of the best in baseball! This is a 5 hour camp where every child will get one on one time with Cole Hamels along with 3 other professional pitchers!

Pitching exercises, types of pitches, nutrition, and the “mental toughness” of pitching will all be aspects touched on every day of the clinic.

http://www.thehamelsfoundation.org/events

Philadelphia

WHERE MAGAZINE AND LAGOS JEWELER’S 2ND ANNUAL “Key To The City” for the best Concierge in The City

Webster’s dictionary defines Concierge as a French word meaning “gatekeeper” or “keeper of the keys”. The position has its origins going back to the time of palaces and castles in ancient France. The royal household employed a “Concierge” whose job it was to see to the needs of VIP visitors as well as to hold the keys to the many castle rooms. The “key” remains a symbol of the Concierge profession to this day.The host for the monthly Concierge event was Ristorante Panorama, located in the Penn’s View Hotel on Front Street. Owner Luca Sena and marketing director, April Martin did a wonderful job at making the party a success by providing plenty of delicious food and spirits.

Where Magazine Philadelphia Publisher, Laura Burkhardt and Jeweler Steven Lagos were the creators behind the idea of Philadelphia’s “Concierge’s Key to the City”, awarding each year a Lago’s Key to a concierge who really stood out in his/her profession for the past year. (At the age of 17, Steven Lagos learned the tradition and concepts of the jewelry trade from an 85 year old Russian master. His mentor taught him the lessons of old world craftsmanship, while impressing upon him the importance of working with the highest quality materials. Today, these lessons and traditions are the cornerstone of all LAGOS products.)
Cabaret Singer, Where! Magazine Editor Karen Gross and GPTMC’s Mike Sheridan
Philadelphia City Hall Tour Director Greta Greenberger and the Mural Art’s Marketing Director Ryan Defler. (The World Series MAYOR BET: Phillies win Mayor Bloomberg travel 2 Phila day of service helping the Mural Arts Program, wearing Phillies jersey. Dare I say if, but if Phillies lose, Nutter must go to NYC, Wear Yankees Shirt and do a day of Community Service.)Ristorante Panorama Luca Sena, with Laura Burkhardt & Steven Lagos looking on.There were four finalists for the award, sponsored by Where Magazine and Lagos Jewelry. Omni Hotel’s Gail Feinstein, Jean Farquhar from the Four Seasons, Frank Marandino of the Rittenhouse and Joe Broderick, who’s been doorman at the Latham for 39 years.
Although Joe Broderick did not win, Lago’s & Where Magazine presented him with a plaque honoring him for his service.The winner is: the Omni Hotel’s Gail Feinstein
Omni Hotel’s Gail Feinstein, Jean Farquhar from the Four Seasons, Frank Marandino of the Rittenhouse and Joe Broderick, who’s been doorman at the Latham for 39 years.
In the Philadelphia Inquirer a few days later, was this great article by
Daniel Rubin: Service with smile a winner

Philadelphia

LAW ABIDING CITIZEN PHILADELPHIA SCREENING – Phila Film festival 18 1/2

Almost two weeks ago the Philadelphia Film Festival had their Opening Night at the Prince Theater. The Opening Night Film was shot right here in Philadelphia, and if you are a long time reader of PhillyChitChat, then you know I shot them filming this movie every chance I had. So I was excited that F Gary Gray lived up to his promise and held a screening of the film here in Philly. Law Abiding Citizen is a thriller about a brilliant sociopath who orchestrates a series of high-profile murders that grip the city of Philadelphia – all from inside his jail cell – and the prosecutor assigned to his case who realizes he is the only one who can end the reign of terror. Written by Overture Films

Bruce McGill and wife Gloria Lee
Regina Hall walks the red carpet in her sizzling flashy dress
Laurel Bryce, who didn’t appear in LAC, but attended to support a friend, is currently filming a movie, The Fields with Cloris Leachman & Tara Reid.
I’ve explained before that sometimes I get behind on entry’s as I wait until pictures might have a chance to be picked up by the local press. In this case a story and picture was picked up by both Dan Gross’ column

and Michael Klein’s column.
I didn’t have a chance to see the film as I had to race down to Front Street to cover another event. But I made it back by 9PM and the after party for the movie at Del Frisco’s. Now I have to admit I kept getting mixed messages all week from tipsters, and other people that Gerard Butler was going to try and make it to the AP, but in the end he didn’t appear. But there were still plenty of people to be excited about.

The brains behind the new packaged Philadelphia Film Festival, Program Director Michael Lerman, Executive Director / CEO at Philadelphia Film Society Andrew Greenblatt and wife Pam Greenblatt
Jennifer Rampersalid, Emerald-Angel Young, Gary Young. In the film, Emerald plays the role of Denise Rice, the daughter of Nick Rice(actor Jamie Foxx) and Kelly Rice(actress Regina Hall) Thus far, the young actress has starred in a number of commercials, television roles, and theater roles. To learn more about Emerald, head to her website Emerald-AngelYoung.com
Producer Andrew Laquintano, LAC actors Reno Laquintano and local actress Brooke Stacey Mills. Brooke plays Gerard Butler’s wife. Reno Laquintano plays Gerard’s cell mate.
Jay and Janet Osterholm chatting with LAC Director F Gary Grey at Del Frisco’s
Susan & Jay Miller enjoyed the movie, saying it was an on the edge of your seat thriller.
Eileen Kennedy, Robert Heim, Mark Dichter, Tobey Dichter, Virginia Kimmel
Carolyn Johnson and Joe Ballard
Del Frisco’s GM Shang Skipper and ABC6’s Kristie Gonzales dressed to the nines. Kristie is loving her new digs at Channel 6 and her lightfilled office. What’s not to like at Shang’s place of work, yum steak.
Erin Pusz and RJ Cacciutti. Crazy duo, opposites attract. RJ just got back from Octoberfest in Germany. I think he will like Beer Week in Philly, which I hear has been moved to June 2010
Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Sanchez and Actress Regina Hall. Felix tells me that on their way to the airport the next day, they will be stopping by Tony Luke’s for a bite to eat. When Regina was here she had a Geno’s Cheesesteak and loved the wiz wit. Hopefully this weekend I will be seeing LAC. In the future I will be seeing a lot of movies before they hit the public screens, so I will be able to give you the heads up of what I thought was good, and well I never like to talk bad about anything unless it’s a real dog, so look forward to my ratings of let’s say Popcorn **** I know how original.

Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA MAYOR NUTTER HOLDS LOTTERY FOR WORLD SERIES TICKETS 2009

MAYOR NUTTER TO RAFFLE WORLD SERIES TICKETS
(Nutter arrives at today’s rally)

Philadelphia, October 26, 2009 – Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced a drawing for World Series tickets. Two pairs of tickets will be given to watch each of the upcoming home games.* Winners will be selected randomly from citizens who send an email to phillymayor@gmail.com by 5pm tomorrow, October 27th. Winners will be randomly selected from qualifying respondents.

“I want to give everyone an opportunity to watch the reigning World Champion Philadelphia win a second title,” said Mayor Nutter. “Send me an email, and you just might end up cheering for the Phils alongside me in the Mayor’s Box.”

Contest Rules:
Send an email to phillymayor@gmail.com by 5pm tomorrow, October 27th. In the body of the email, include your name, address and telephone number. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. This contest is open to both Philadelphia residents and nonresidents. City employees are ineligible for this drawing but are welcome to apply for tickets through the normal process by contacting their supervisor.

* Game 5 will only be played if necessary.

Philadelphia

MEET CAST MEMBERS OF THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Tour is ready to take Cherry Hill Mall by Storm!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Come see cast members Charlie Bewley “Demetri” & Daniel Cudmore “Felix” and see a performance by Hurricane Bells – a new band featured on the movie sound track. Cast members will make appearances at Nordstrom and Hot Topic for fans that have pre-purchased VIP passes and wristbands. The cast members will also make a public appearance in the Grand Court for a brief Question and Answer program. Nordstrom
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Fan Photo Session (75 Photos with 75 fans holding a VIP Pass)
Hot Topic
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Fan Autograph Signing (for the 500 wristband holders. Signatures only, no personalization will be permitted.
Grand Court
6:30 PM – 6:50 PM
Performance by Hurricane Bells

7:30 PM
Question and Answer Forum

Here are the details of the upcoming Mall Tour :

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT OFFERS TWILIGHT FANS THE CHANCE TO MEET CAST MEMBERS OF THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT OFFERS TWILIGHT FANSTHE CHANCE TO MEET CAST MEMBERS OFTHE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON Los Angeles, CA October 23, 2009 – This November, Summit Entertainment invites TWILIGHT fans to THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON cast tour, visiting 15 cities nationwide.The nationwide tour will kick off in Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Friday, November 6th with a special event open to the public where fans will be treated with performances by several bands featured on THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON soundtrack scheduled to include Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina, Sea Wolf, and Band of Skulls, giving fans a brand-new way to experience the album. Fans can also attend a Question & Answer forum with many of the movie’s cast members.At each of the 15 city stops along the tour, fans can participate in many THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON activities and prize giveaways related to the film. Additionally, each tour stop will end with a talent Question & Answer forum open to the public and select cities will feature performances from artists on THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON soundtrack. Fans who acquire VIP credentials on October 31st will be granted access to a special event with select cast members at their respective malls.For the chance to register and meet cast members of the highly anticipated feature film THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, fans need to visit Hot Topic or select Nordstrom stores at 8:00am on October 31st at one of the participating mall locations.Æ They will be given access to return and meet select cast members at that same mall on the assigned scheduled date and time. VIP credentials provided on October 31st are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to those who make qualifying purchases. VIP credentials are non-transferable.Visit Hot Topic (www.hottopic.com) and Nordstrom (www.nordstrom.com/newmoon) websites for more details on how to acquire VIP access to meet members of the cast along the tour which runs from November 6th through November 19th. Exact cast members will be subject to availability and may vary from event to event.THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON cast tour will visit the following mall locations:

November 6 – Hollywood & Highland Center (Los Angeles, CA) *November 8 – Park Meadows (Denver, CO) November 9 – Natick Collection (Boston, MA) *November 9 –Mall Location TBD – Check hottopic.com for update (Chicago, IL) *November 9 – Fair Oaks Mall (Washington, DC)November 10 – Houston Galleria (Houston, TX)November 10 – Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA) *November 11 – Mall of America (Minneapolis, MN) *
November 11 – Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco, CA) November 12 – Mall of Georgia (Atlanta, GA)November 12 – Westfield Southcenter (Seattle, WA) *November 13 – Dadeland Mall (Miami, FL)November 13 – Scottsdale Fashion Square (Phoenix, AZ)November 14 – Fashion Place (Salt Lake City, UT) *November 19 – Times Square (New York, NY) *Denotes a performance by a band featured on THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON soundtrack. For additional information please visit www.newmoon-themovie.com.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON directed by Chris Weitz and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will be released November 20, 2009. In the film, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as Bella Swan (Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of—only to find herself in greater peril than ever before. Following Edward Cullen’s (Pattinson) departure from Forks, Washington, Bella discovers his image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy. In time Bella’s frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob Black (Lautner) who has a supernatural secret of his own.The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010. ABOUT SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLCSummit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC plans to release 10 to 12 films annually.ABOUT NORDSTROM, INC.Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading fashion specialty retailers, with 182 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 112 full-line stores, 67 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN. ABOUT HOT TOPIC, INC.Hot Topic, Inc. is a mall and web based specialty retailer operating the Hot Topic and Torrid concepts, as well as the e-space music discovery concept, ShockHound. Hot Topic offers music/pop culture-licensed and music/pop culture-influenced apparel, accessories, music and gift items for young men and women principally between the ages of 12 and 22. Torrid offers apparel, lingerie, shoes and accessories designed for various lifestyles for plus-size females principally between the ages of 15 and 29. ShockHound (www.shockhound.com) is a one-stop, genre-spanning music website where people of all ages can purchase MP3s and music merchandise, share their music interests and read music news and editorial content. As of October 3, 2009, the company operated 680 Hot Topic stores in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, 156 Torrid stores, and Internet stores www.hottopic.com, www.torrid.com and www.shockhound.com.

Æ Locations subject to change.

Philadelphia

Seth Williams for Philadelphia District Attorney’s Débutante on Delancey

Last Wednesday night, on Philadelphia’s tony street of Delancey, Kelly Boyd had a shindig for Seth Williams and a few of the well heeled, politically connected of the City. Now I feel I must mention that just because someone was at this party does not mean they are supporting Seth Williams, but they were willing to hear what he had to say.Always on the scene at a Boyd party, and stylishly walking around town you will find Julia Somers-Morley. Julia really is one of the last old school classy ladies topped off with a fancy hat. With her is Tuesday Gordon-Gaines; stylish in her own right, no doubt decked out in Joan Shepp where she has worked for many years.
Also on hand entertainment lawyer George Bochetto, Project H.O.M.E.S. Sr. Mary Scullion, guest and our hostess Kelly Boyd.
Kelly welcomes Geni Klein, who happens to be my neighbor and a republican. Good to see she’s open to the message no matter which party it comes from.
Kelly, Sen. Larry Farnese, DA Candidate Seth Williams and Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds-Brown, who just celebrated her birthday the week before. It escapes me buy she had a weekend of entertainment via her staff, said it was one of her best.
Defense Attorney Chuck Peruto, and Lt. Governor Candidate Jonathan Saidel.
Politically connected, Stradley Ronon’s Herb Vederman, and former political writer, now movie producer Mary Patel. Mary’s been MIA the last few months and I asked her why. She’s been dating, planning a big move to LA and getting married in February.

Maybe a dress from Adresse a dress boutique located at 1706 Locust St. in Rittenhouse, but definitely a ring from Rittenhouse Square’s Kate Egan-Day, of Egan Day Jewelers and
Stefani Lutzo of Adresse
Robert Ambrosi (partner in the development company, ARCWheeler, the company that built 10 Rittenhouse), Beth Dunn, author of Social Climbers, Marc Perel, ARCWheeler, socialite Kelly Boyd. Look for 10 Rittenhouse to have it’s ribbon cutting on 11/10/09 at 10AM. (They tried for 10/10/10, but the timing didn’t work out. Did you know PCC was born 07/07/07)
Jimi Milligan doing the solo saxophone, but also with http://www.bighouselive.com/index.shtml
and pianist
Caterers James Enright and Dan Hoban, both have extensive experience, can prepare diverse menus depending on what the hosts want. I enjoyed their chicken Satay and Scallops wrapped in bacon.
Matt McClure, Karen Lewis, Executive Director of the Avenue of the Arts, Inc. Karen tells me that 84 new contemporary planters will be installed to replace the ones destroyed in last years Phillie World Series Riot. They will donate the 20 that are still intact to another agency. As long as the World Series is over and the parades are finished look for the placement and dedication to be on 11/9/09, John Hawkins, S. R. Wojdak & Associates and Dave Maser.
Maria Quattrone, Andi Pesacov, VP Michael Salove Company, and Kelly Boyd pinky promise to a bright future. Midpoint thru the evening Seth Williams addressed the crowd laying out his political platform. The main points I heard was that murder in this City is out of control, and he wants to assign DA’s to certain neighborhoods, and then for future cases the same DA’s will be in charge of the cases that come out of those neighborhoods. He want’s to focus on the most dangerous criminals, get guns off the street, reduce plea bargains, hear drug cases in drug court, but for all of his platforms listen read this http://www.votesethwilliams.com/where-seth-stands.
Jonathan Saidel, the former city controller is running for Lieutenant Governor. In 2010. Seth Williams, and the Co-Chairs of the event Kelly Boyd, and Pat Hogan. Jonathan whole heartily supports the democratic party, and Seth Williams.

Philadelphia

PHILLIES PEP RALLY CITY HALL 2009 October 26 NOON – WEST SIDE – DILWORTH PLAZA

See below for: PHILLIES WORLD SERIES GAME DAY SCHEDULE 2009

MAYOR NUTTER, CITIZENS BANK TO HOLD RALLY FOR PHILLIES WORLD SERIES APPEARANCE Monday NoonWHO: Mayor Michael A Nutter
Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, Citizens Bank President and CEO
The Phillie Phanatic

Darren Daulton, Former Phillie
Dan Baker, Phillies announcer
Citizens Bank Ballpark Bankers
Phillies Ballgirls
WHAT: Mayor Nutter and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania will host a pep rally to cheer for the Philadelphia Phillies as the team begins the World Series.

WHERE: Northwest Corner of City Hall, Dilworth Plaza

WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2009 12:00 pm

Don’t expect to see Chase Utley or Cole Hamels there

but do expect to see a sea of red
PHILLIES WORLD SERIES GAME DAY SCHEDULE
GAME 1 – WED 10/28 IN NY (Yankees)
GAME 2 – THURS 10/29 IN NY (Yankees)
GAME 3 – HALLOWEEN IN PHILADELPHIA
GAME 4 – ALL SAINTS DAY IN PHILLY (11/1)
GAME 5* – MON 11/2 IN PHILADELPHIA
GAME 6* – WED 11/4 NYC (Yankees)
GAME 7* – THURS 11/5 NYC (Yankees)

WORLD SERIES PARADE MONDAY 11/2