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Sunday Scoop: Nell Hoving Marries, Michael Vick, David Bowie Week Plus

Good Sunday Morning, hope everyone is out and about enjoying this snow, sledding, capturing pixs with the last two remaining trees still up at Rittenhouse Sq and the Art Museum, so they can inscribe their Christmas cards next year as I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. I have a bit of Sunday Scoop for you to enjoy…

 

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Congrats again to Laura Buscher and Connor Barwin on their engagement. College sweethearts make it official.

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Congrats to fellow photographer Nell Hoving to her marriage yesterday to Paul Dixon at the Hotel Monaco.
What a beautiful bride she makes.

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Congrats Val Neighbors and Bruce Gallagher.
What an amazing declaration of love she makes above.

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Speaking of declarations – It’s David Bowie Week the Mayor Proclaims. Congrats DJ Robert Drake for such a great idea.

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The NFL announced Wednesday the 32 team nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award Presented by Nationwide. Representing the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact, each of these players was selected as his team’s Man of the Year and is now eligible to win the national award. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and is among the league’s most prestigious awards.

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Spotted at Stephen Starr’s Jones during the snow storm Saturday – Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins and his wife Moira.

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Just days after Michael Vick got a loud ovation from Falcons fans in return to Georgia Dome (http://wpo.st/jdLQ2)
he got loud directions (from 2nd floor) from his wife on taking down their genourmous Christmas Tree.

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Speaking of vibes, vybe urgent care is opening next to CVS on the 1300 block of Chestnut. Just up the street
Jefferson Urgent Care – Rittenhouse recently opened as well.

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Congrats to you two, Kristen Herrmann and Matt Cord, who have teamed to host BenFM in the morning. The station seems to be moving to the light rock genre. It was announced this week that Marilyn Russell, formerly of this time slot at BenFM moves over to WOGL’s Breakfast Club; the oldies station is dropping the 60s and moving into the 80s. OMG THE EIGHTIES ARE OLDIES, Bye to my buddy DJ Mike Adams who has left AMP, which is no longer AMP as it’s now Today’s 96.5, The station promises “Better Variety, Fewer Commercials” featuring an adult-contemporary format serving fans in the Delaware Valley with today’s most popular hits from both new and established artists, including Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, P!NK, Taylor Swift, and more. (Wait wasn’t that just pop last year?)

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Speaking of changes

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Big Rube has left the Philly Daily News. This is insane, he put Street Fashion on the map in Philly. He dropped a note on his FB page to say his column will no longer run in the paper, but his one shot street fashions will run until the end of February. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS you can still find him at Toast (12th and Spruce) every Saturday and Sunday. I think I see his next career in the horizon.

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Another departure at Philly.com media is Gab Bonghi; she was the content producer at the media giant, and my photo editor while my column ran there. Brilliant, bright, creative gal. She told me she’s excited for some chill time, and will be slinging coffee at Good Karma, so stop by.

 

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Earlier this week I had the most delicious, rib eye and a side of collard greens at Square 1682. I highly recommend this dish, it was really fantastic. I only had a few fries cause I’m dieting. I literally am under 300lbs the first time since 2009. Lots of water, and definitely working out with a trainer helped.