The Best 2015 Moments in Philly Engagements, Rainbow Crosswalks, Drake, Emmy Awards, The Pope and more

The best moments in Philadelphia

 Ian Larson and Jamie Reibenbach got engaged. It was Easter and I was on my way to dinner at my sister’s so I couldn’t angle for a better shot, and celebrate later. But I did see this wondrous moment and capture this.
 The Rainbow Crosswalks. Frannie Price, and Chuck Volz who have been instrumental leaders in the LGBTQ community for decades, with then candidate for Mayor, Jim Kenney
 Original Reminder, John James pointing at his photo when he protested for LGBT civil rights in front of Independence Hall in 1965
 Lawrence Brownlee (Charlie Parker) greets Philadelphia Opera supporters at the After Party of the Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD at the Academy of Music in June. In April, the opera opens at the Apollo Theater New York , NY
 Every single walk that happens is a moment to touch someone’s life, whether it’s funding raised, or a participant in the Walk. This is the Delaware Valley Stroke Council walk. This group are the survivors of a stroke. Most are able to do the 5 k walk. It’s inspirational just to be in their presence.
 I am so blessed to be on Fox 29 for nearly 5 years now. Here’s the Halloween Show with Quincy Harris as Drake, surrounded by a few zombie friends from Eastern State Penitentiary
 Zany Henri David with Mayor Michael Nutter at the Philly Pride Parade.
 My Mike learning to paddle board at The Reeds Hotel in Stone Harbor
  Guests frolicking in the fountains at Dilworth Park during the Philly Mag Best of Party.
 Tyra Banks promoting her show FAB Life, taking a selfie with Philly Daily News Gossip Girl, Jenny DeHuff, after grooming her. Both have moved on to new gigs since this photo was taken. Congrats to Jenny who is now at the Metro newspaper, where just this year I finally got several photos publish. It took years to break into that paper. You’ll also see me in the every other month column picking my 5 favorite events to do that month, and I have an online column. So the Metro did it up big for me.
 John J. “Johnny Doc” Dougherty, Business Manager of Local 98; Chris Bartlett, Executive Director of William Way; and David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation at the Mark Segal Book Signing “And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality”. At the time this photo was taken there was a bitter protest of NBC10 cameramen against Comcast, the mothership. Doc and David were often across the table from each other in negotiations.
 Finally something solid comes her way, as business leaders break ground for the future of the Divine Lorraine Hotel’s new life as an apartment building.

 Being nominated by journalist at the Pen & Pencil Club was one of the highlights of my year. I am truly honored by this nomination, especially being recognized in breaking news on my Social Media as I really honed my SM to bring the news and helpful tips to the reader in a timely, concise – 140 characters (lol) way.

 The Vatican Splendor exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Here a guests puts her hand in the handprint of Saint Pope John Paul. It’s an amazing feeling.
NBC 10 photojournalist Brad Berner picked
up an Local Emmy for Education/Schools: News Single Story or Series for
“Playing For Funding”.” Brad got up, thanked the academy and then
thanked the band, asking them to play “Bennie and the Jets,” which they
did and he danced his way off stage at the Hilton on City Avenue
 The Pope at Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral – In Philly
 The Pope Mobile on the Parkway
 Finally got an IPhone and did face time
 Martha Graham Cracker getting exposed to the masses. Go see her.


 Amazing Connor Barwin and his philanthropy, making Philly a better place. Here he is at the Ralph Brooks Park dedication ceremony with Steve Cook who did the murals at the Ralph Brooks Park
 Stephen Starr and the original work staff at the Continental Old City. The restaurant that really put chic, fun modern dining on the map in Philly. 
When the American Suicide Awareness honored me with the Humanitarian
Award this year. The event over sold out, my family
came and lots of friends like Sheila Hess, our new Philadelphia City
Rep, of course at this moment I had no idea that in a week they would
announce it. Thanks to you for your support.