Philadelphia

Celebrity Sightings Plus Zarwin Baum and HUB International (HUB) 10th Annual March Madness Party

Philly is coming alive with celebrity sightings. For the next two days the Phylicia Rashad TV Movie being filmed in Philly can be seen near City Hall, but they are only doing interiors. The filming wraps Friday, at which time the Colin Farrell movie: Dead Man Down begins production. Colin Farrell arrives TODAY for meetings.
According to the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a new film starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace will soon begin a 40 day shoot in Philadelphia. Dead Man Down follows a New York mobster’s hitman and a disfigured woman as they go on a violent revenge-fueled killing spree. (I know another film based in NYC, but hey they are filming it here. Thanks to all the effort of Sharon Pinkenson and all the peeps at the Greater Philadelphia Film Office & the Pennsylvania Film Office. (Photo Courtesy of Denise and thanks to OnlocationVacations). Also spotted in town
daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz + actress Lisa Bonet – Zoe Kravitz spotted in Philly She’s in M Night’s After Earth
Will Smith, Jaden Smith are here too. Last week their were a few notables for the kick off of the March Madness Party at the Crystal Tea Room…

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On March 15, as basketball enthusiasts everywhere watched Western Kentucky pull off
the most fantastic 5-minute finish in NCAA tournament history, Philadelphia firm Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. (Zarwin Baum), HUB International (HUB), a leading Insurance Brokerage, and over 2000 guests took part in the second round of March Madness by raising $25,000 and collecting 507 pounds of food for Philabundance at the 10th Annual Zarwin HUB March Madness! This year’s Zarwin HUB March Madness topped last year’s efforts by $12,000.
Former Philadelphia Eagle and current 610 WIP host Mike Quick, John Felder,
President of Cayman Automotive, and Norman Zarwin of Zarwin Baum;Artist Perry Milou and Glenn Stevens created a magnificent painting to mark the occasion. At the end of the night it was auctioned off with proceeds going to Philabundance.Al Heaton and Kelly Green, both of HUB
Nick Fretz and Bob Wasson, both of Perkasie Region enjoying a day off in the Leaf Restaurant Bar & Lounge.
Sponsor Chorus Communication: Buffy Morgan, Dan Cronin, Howard Smith, Gary Bolis, Bolis Property, and Ryann O’Donnell
Franco Battaliga, Ann Colin, Ryan Crouthamel, First Niagara and Gary DeVito, Zarwin Baum

Guests could be found lounging in one of several adjacent rooms which featured a Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey tasting and projection screens to ensure that guests didn’t miss any of the basketball action, or the ‘Man Cave’ – a room complete with a giant projection screen, leather couches, full size arcade games, and a
beer tasting sponsored by The Foodery.Guests were asked to bring canned goods or a donation to be collected by Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley.
Joe Grace from the office of Sheriff Jewell Williams, Mitchell Kaplan of Zarwin Baum, and Sheriff Jewell Williams;Mike D’Angelo, DTI, Paul Smith, DTI, and Lionel Prince

Stacey Kracher, Zarwin Marketing Director and Robb Lanham Chief Sales Officer at Hub Internationa
The party began at 1pm and it never stopped until well past 8PM. This year the venue was moved to the Crystal Tea Room, and the space was spectacular and never felt crowded.Peter Shaw, Alan Casnoff, Owner, P&A Associates and Harriet Lessey, Buzz Communication
Lisette Gonzalez, Gloria Kinsey, DA Seth Williams, Jill Fisher, Zeli Colon-Pennock, MBA Director of Hispanic Outreach and Community Action Center Representative at Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and Mariosol Maldonado
There were lots of fun distractions if your team was on the losing end
Darwin Beauvais, Zarwin Baum, Frank DiCicco and Christian DiCicco. Since leaving city council, where Frank really took an in recycling programs, he’s taking it a step further in his retirement and working on electronic recycling, which includes light bulbs and other hard to recycle material.

The girls Aida, Stacey and Anne
Elaine Garber, Andy Henning and Jill Rizen at the March Madness afterparty at Del Frisco’s. We got that party jumping.