Creed Gearing up for 2018, Longhorn Steaks is Coming, The Parkway 100

Hello September. There’s only 166 days until Spring, so there’s that. Hope you’re holiday weekend is shaping up to be a nice one connecting with friends and family, making memories to last a lifetime. Let’s keep Houston in our prayers, and continue to help them out when we can. Komen Philadelphia and Del Frisco’s are on board to helping out as you’ll see below.  Ok let’s see who’ll be the talk of the town this week…

Sylvester Stallone posted a photo from his movie Creed starring Michael B. Jordan hinting that filming for Creed II would begin in 2018. Could Philly have back to back productions in a year, as M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is slated to begin filming in the  middle of September in Philly as well. Glass is the continuing story of Split and Unbreakable, reuniting M Night with Bruce Willis, Samuel Jackson  and James McAvoy. “From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and Anya Taylor-Joy with newcomer Sarah Paulson rounding out the cast. It’s going to be quite a fun fall for me as I hear they will be filming at least a quarter of the scenes in Center City.


Cosmo DeNicola, Co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul and Janet DeNicola celebrate the Soul’s back to back World Champion win at City Hall on Thursday.

The Parkway 100 committee hosted a gathering at Capŕiccio Café at Cret Park with Benjamin Franklin Parkway historians David B. Brownlee and Rob Armstrong. David is the author of Building the City Beautiful: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Rob is the preservation and capital projects manager for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. They provided a briefing about the history of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they get ready for the kickoff of Parkway 100 on FRIDAY Sept 8. Saint Benjamin Brewing Company also offered the first taste of their new Parkway Centennial Pale Ale, which also debuts on September 8.

So long “Eat at Joe’s” we hardly knew you. The orange sign says Longhorn Steaks is opening up at 555 City Ave.

Councilman Al Taubenberger, Bryan Leib, Treasurer for the Philadelphia Young Republicans, Ross Wolfe (PYR Chair), Laura Wagoner(Finance Director for PA GOP) and Scott Waller (PYR Vice Chair) PYR: Philadelphia Young Republicans We were at 4700 Locust Street, Henry Lea Elementary School.
Philadelphia Young Republicans hand out 330 backpacks with school supplies

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, a non-profit, 501c3 organization created as a tribute to the life, character, and immense strength of Sandy Rollman, who passed away from advanced ovarian cancer in May 2000, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.  In honor of the occasion, Robin Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO, will ring the Closing Bell – SEPTEMBER 5th. Yeah!! Here are a few events you might want to attend.
September 16 Up Close & Personal with General Hospital
Join us for Yoga at KOP Mall on September 9. Sponsored by Yoga Home. Register online here.

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Komen Philadelphia Hosts Sneaker Drive for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Now through Monday, September 4, every Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Del Frisco’s Grille and Sullivan’s Steakhouse nationwide— 53 restaurants in total — will donate 20 percent of sales with hopes to exceed $1,000,000 in donations to Hurricane Harvey food banks.

Congrats to my two winners on Twitter and Instagram Heather and Melissa, who won a pair of tickets each to this weekend’s Made In America. Here they are picking up their tickets from United Way, who I partnered with to promote a book drive for them, and promote the weekend festival. Some say it’s the last year….

See you on Tuesday when we kick off a solid social season of parties, events and happenings in Philadelphia. Don’t forget to check out Philly Social Calendar for events you might want to attend.

(all photos taken from subjects social media, except for Longhorn Steaks, I took that. Isn’t it pretty?)