Hawthornes Beer Cafe’s annual Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival took place earlier this month. The outdoor block party will was held on 11th Street from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There were lots of hard ciders, fall lagers and pumpkin ales on hand at the event including Lord Hobo, Lancaster, New Belgium, Tröegs, Virtue, McKenzie and more.
The festival included live music and a kid zone too. Hawthornes’ annual event is both family-friendly and pet-friendly and we hope to see you next year at Hawthorne’s 5th Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival!!
On November 5, 2019 at the home of Lindy Snider and Dr Larry Kaiser, their son Garret Snider hosted a reception to celebrate the Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center gala at the Four Seasons on April 3, 2020. At the event guests signed up to serve o committees. The gala is held to support the organizations mission of achieving healing and justice for victims of child abuse, the event raises awareness of child abuse in the Delaware Valley.
Dr. Larry Kaiser, Stephanie Stahl and James Trichon .
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Welcome winter right, but I’m ready for it, I love spring, summer and fall but I’m ready for sweater season. Bare with me as I write about events I covered over the past 20 days. You might have seen the photos in my other columns, but now I’ll be focusing on the sites, sounds and decor more than just who went like City Winery.
City Winery is known for its eclectic, A-list musical performances by the world’s most respected artists. City Winery Philadelphia will feature a robust live music calendar with custom designed audio acoustics by world-renowned Meyer Sound. Meyer Sound has worked with City Winery in all locations, providing a superior listening experience for our guests. Our Philadelphia venue has been designed to provide comfortable sight lines and an intimate connection with the performers on stage. City Winery is proud to offer full food and beverage service during concerts and has trained its staff to provide superior service without compromising the listening and/or viewing experience.
Check out additional photos here and here. I’ll see you at City Winery!!
The 43rd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is a show and sale of contemporary craft and design featuring 195 artists from across the United States, with 36 artists participating for the first time. The Guest Artist Program will showcase 22 artists from Israel and runs from today until Sunday.
The 43rd annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is organized and coordinated by Show Chair Anja Levitties (l) and Show Manager Nancy O’Meara (r)
Best new Artist Martha Collins. I asked her how long it took her to make this exquisite wooden bowl with 5000 pieces, she said it takes several months. This bowl, which measures about 3 inches high, is priced at $2000, and one was sold while I waited to do my interview. Martha also offers lower priced bowls, which take less time and material, as well as beautiful, natural wood earrings for $75. Congrats Martha Collins, a well deserved blue ribbon!!
Batit Studio Booth 310 is my favorite . Here’s Tal Batit an industrial Designer | Ceramic Enthusiast from Tel-Aviv, Israel. Check out more PMA Craft Info here at 6ABC
Happy Thursday, as we’re on the brink of serious holiday happenings. Today if you’re around and near Love Park 6ABC is having a press conference to chitchat about happenings surrounding the Thanksgiving Day Parade November 28. So come by cause it’s going to be two hours of fun, food and information. Let’s see who’s in town this week, and what’s happening in Around Town With Hughe…
Sally was busy on November 1, she appeared at the Philadelphia library and chitchatted about her autobiography “In Pieces”. The books been out for about a year and recalls many highlights and low lights of America’s sweetheart, we like her, we really do. Check out the 2nd clip in this Instagram post. She talks about her favorite market in Philly, and it’s not Reading Terminal. It’s hysterical. While here in town filming Dispatches from Elsewhere, Sally has kept a low profile. For a long time she stayed at the Korman’s long term stay the Ben Franklin at 8th and Chestnut, but now has move to a hotel as we get to the end of filming.
This week she flew back to her home in LA to spend her birthday with
family, but I hear she’ll be back next week, allegedly the last week.
While here she did venture out to Parc as I mentioned, a.kitchen, Whole
Foods, and The Love. Such a funny story. She stopped by one Saturday
afternoon with a party of 6, no reservations. They didn’t have any
space, then someone recognized her and brought her to the event space,
where they also have diners, and sat them there next to the windows to
enjoy lunch with a view. Everyone I’ve talked to who has chitchatted
with Sally tells me she is a delight.
As I mentioned late last month actress Kate Winslet has arrived in town to film the “Mare of Easttown,” an HBO Limited Series. Filming is happening at Sun Center Studios in Aston and other Delco area locations. (Soon I will be roaming random streets in the area looking for them, but if you know drop me a line.) Some locals have spotted them, and Peg DeGrassa of the Daily Times has a nice story about the filming. (photos by Darren Fromal-Ferrell)
The cutest thing you’re going to see today is Fox 29′s Alex Holley as Rose DeWitt Bukater while ChitChating about #katewinslet in our area to film
Speaking of Fox29, Dr. Thanuja Hamilton makes her 4th appearance on the Dr. Oz Show tomorrow to chitchat about her specialty SLEEP. She’s my sleep doctor and I can vouch she knows her stuff. She’s the reason I went from a full face mask, to a petite under the nose apparatus which is so much nicer. Let’s all tune in and give her out support Fox 29 at 2PM
Guests enjoyed lite bites and cocktails from local chefs and bartenders including Resa Mueller and Mike Cher of Lalo, Baology’s Judy Ni and Andy Tessier and mixologists including Damien Langarica, a.bar, Philadelphia , Funds raised from the event go to support the James Beard Foundation’s Good Food for Good and Food Recovery Network programs.
Thanks to this duo for allowing me to capture their courtship, engagement, wedding, life happenings and now 10 years later. In the begining of PhillyChitChat there were very few events, charity happenings, but there was Sabrina Tamburino, her fantastic life and friends who I photographed for about two years. They created events, happenings people wanted to know about, go to, experience or vicariously attend. This was before Social Media, selfies etc, and these nightly escapades help event planners see that Philadelphian’s would go out every night of the week if there was something to attend. And here we are a decade later and there are events every night. Thanks Sabrina for allowing me to photograph you, then, and always.
It was so great to see so many old friends, many of who were responsible for establishing PhillyChitChat.
Looking forward to the 20th anniversary party!! Here’s my coverage of Steve and Sabrina’s wedding. You have to click on the photo to see the photo as it was technology 10 years ago. https://phillychitchat.com/2009/11/02/dd/
NRG’s crowdsourced charitable donations support special needs kids, cancer research, and youth career opportunities
Three deserving nonprofits making a difference in the lives of children
and families in New Jersey learned the results of the latest NRG Gives
crowdsourced charitable campaign on October 29, 2019. The organizations
enlisted the support of the public to decide how the funds would be
The three charities gathered at Lincoln Financial Field’s presidents club on Tuesday for the NRG Gives ceremony, with friends, supporters and the NRG employee who nominated the charity.
An employee nominates a charity for consideration. The three top winning charities compete in a public crowd souring vote.
For the first time since NRG Gives launched in November 2016, the
donation each charity gets was determined by the percentage of total
votes it received. In another first, this campaign featured exclusively
New Jersey-based charities serving primarily New Jersey residents. In
total, NRG Gives has now awarded more than $635,000 to support 23
“NRG is so grateful for the tremendous work these nonprofits do to make lives better for so many people in New Jersey,” said Mike Starck, Vice President and General Manager, NRG Retail East division. “We hope, in addition to the financial support provided, being a part of NRG Gives will raise awareness so others will learn about and support them.”
Camp Fatima of New Jersey, which gives dozens of children with special needs a unique week-long camp experience
“100% of this donation will go directly to funding groundbreaking research for melanoma,” said Lauren Miller (pictured above), Executive Director, Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation. “Tara started this foundation to change the odds for melanoma patients that would come after her and with every dollar raised we are one step closer to that goal. We would like to thank NRG for the opportunity to participate in the NRG Gives program and for the generosity in supporting organizations throughout the community.”
NRG, a leading energy provider, is headquartered in Princeton, NJ, with its consumer energy business based in Philadelphia. NRG is committed to supporting the communities where its customers and employees live and work and the NRG Gives program is one of the ways it does that. Thanks NRG!!
Happy Halloween Eve. Still thinking about what you should wear for Halloween. I shot a few parties this month where folks wore magnificent costumes, to simply grabbing items from Target and putting something together. Let’s take a look…. Also catch me tomorrow on Fox 29 for their annual Halloween extravaganza.
Join the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for the largest indoor cycling event to raise money for cancer research at The Fillmore! AACR Revolutionsfor Research brings together cyclists of all levels, led by high energy instructors. Let’s get moving and #PedalToBeatCancer!
Innovation Can’t Wait Gala 11/21/19 w/Jon Dorenbos
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