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Justin Guarini at Michener Art Museum’s Art of Wine Gala – The 2nd Trader Joe’s Opens Tuesday

Hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to Monday. Did you have a chance to read Sunday’s post about fans who met Sally Field, and how you can participate in a scene for Dispatches From Elsewhere. Plus info on the new Trader Joe’s CLICK HERE Let’s check out what happened over the weekend at the Michener Art Museum

Justin Guarini was Master of Ceremonies at the Michener Art Museum’s Art of Wine Gala on SATURDAY, October 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Michener Art Museum 138 S. Pine StreetDoylestown, PA 18901

David Rago and Suzanne Perrault presided over the event’s live auction. The Art of Wine is the Museum’s biennial fundraising event and is celebrated with a multi-course gourmet dinner paired with select, fine wines, along with a silent and live auction.

Kathleen V Jameson, Virginia Sigety, and Laura Turner Igoe (ARW)

Left to right Bill Aichele, Nelson Pfundt, Joyce Byers and Bob Byers (ARW) .

The evening, was co-chaired this year by Michener Art Museum Founder Bob Byers and his wife Joyce, brings together the Museum’s most devoted supporters to raise funds enabling the Michener to continue enriching lives with stellar exhibitions and educational programming.

Go Beyond Celiac Gala & Concert
An unforgettable night benefiting Beyond Celiac
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 P.M.
Where: The Kimmel Center
Honoring Carole Haas Gravagno
Performance by Arturo Chacón-Cruz
Event Chair: Martha Snider

Sandy Marshall, Kathleen V Jameson, David Marshall, Marguerite Lenfest, Laura Turner Igoe and Vail Garvin

he James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, and promotes the work of nationally and internationally known Delaware Valley artists of all eras and creative disciplines. The museum presents exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions and offers diverse educational programs that develop a lifelong involvement in the arts. Throughout the year, the Michener Art Museum hosts a wide range of programs open to the public, including lectures, artist conversations, gallery talks, artist studio tours, dance performances, jazz and other musical performances, family-themed activities, and other events. The museum also offers a diverse selection of art classes for children and adults, which include instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking as well as programs for the public, schools, and teachers designed to support arts and STEAM education. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Lizanne Bernlohr, Woody Griffiths and Kelly Griffiths (ARW)

Thanks to Amy Ferracci, Associate Director of Marketing & Public Relations for sending the photos from the gala to PhillyChitChat. Mike and I have been to the Michener Art Museum a few times, and really enjoy the art museum, as well as the quaint town of Doylestown. I had a scheduling mix up and couldn’t make it on Saturday night to photograph the gala.

The Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday noon – 5:00 pm. For more information, visit

MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215.340.9800.


Why Was Harry Styles in Philly; New Trader Joes; Movie News & Celebs Spotted

Why Was Harry Styles in Philly; New Trader Joes; Movie News & Celebs Spotted in Philly

Hope you all had a great weekend. You’re probably wondering why am I writing my Philly Gossip column on Monday, well I didn’t want everyone showing up a funeral to find Harry Styles on Sunday. Yes, the Harry Styles was in the Philly area over the weekend.

Harry took a Selfie with the American Airline pilot who flew piloted him to PHL yesterday afternoon. He’s actually been seen in the area over the past few months visiting with his friend Xander Ritz, who lives in nearby Wayne, Pa. I first wrote about the duo back in 2015 when they first met and started to hang out together.

This time Harry Styles came to give his friend Xander Ritz support as Xander’s mom Cynthia Ritz passed away last week. Here the duo were snapped eating out last night. Xander’s parents are philanthropic, dad is a popular dentist on the Mainline, while mom, Cindy Ritz, was a longtime steward and volunteer in Radnor, Donations can be made to the Wayne Art Center in her name online here.

I heard a rumor, that the rumored 2nd Trader Joe’s in Center City was well underway on the on the ground floor of the parking garage located across the street from the Convention Center, so I stopped by over the weekend to see for myself. The 1324 Arch St. property is compact at 15,750 of retail space, which is slightly more I learned than the average size of a Trader Joe’s property of 15,000 sq ft including the backroom, storage area and worker’s break room, says Supermarket News. The original rumor was written about by Jacob Adelman, Inquirer back in January. There’s still no official word from the company.

Emmett Smith stopped by Del Frisco’s for dinner last week with a few friends. The Twins Dana and Jen Fioravanti, maîtres d’ at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse posed with their good friend. Also dining out last week was Jeb Bush at Louie, Louie in University City. He was spotted twice last week at lunch. For the past year he has been teaching at University of Pennsylvania as Presidential Professor of Practice role at Penn

PhillyWood is Hot and Happening
Actors James Maslow ( who is best known for his role on Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush (based on his real-life boy band), and co-hosting CW’s new talent show The Big Stage with Elizabeth Stanton, which started last week. ) and Emily Bett Rickards ( seven seasons as Felicity Smoak on CW’s smash hit Arrow) will be starring in the indie film “We Need To Talk”. The film, written and directed by Todd Wolfe, also features Jonathan Fernandez. deadline.com The film started at the beginning of June and is slated to finish at the end of June. Next up is the Sally Field, AMC TV Series “Dispatches from Elsewhere” is slated to start filming right after July 4th, and run through November with actor Jason Segel directing (last week Jason, who’s been eating up a storm in Philly, was spotted watching the Philly Pride Parade.) Then if that wasn’t enough Kate Winslet, is about to start filming an HBO series Mare of Easttown starting this fall. A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart. Easttown is near Devon, Pa about 20 miles from Center City. See ya tomorrow!!