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September 2013


Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox and mascot SWOOP attend Scholastic Read & Rise kick-off at Cayuga Elementary School

In celebration
of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Philadelphia Eagles join students
at Cayuga Elementary School for a special family literacy day to
celebrate the importance of reading and supporting childhood literacy at

Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox and mascot SWOOP attend Scholastic Read & Rise kick-off at Cayuga Elementary School 

 Thanks to the NFL, every child will receive a $5 Reading
Certificate to use at the Scholastic Read & Rise Book Fair to help
them experience the joy of owning their own book to take home

mission of Scholastic Read & Rise Book Fairs is to help communities
rally behind literacy and help families foster the skills, attitudes
and behaviors that support children’s literacy development through fun,
literacy-based events. These and other activities planned for the week
of September 30 will get books into the hands of children and provide
helpful tips on ways to keep them active.

to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 is the NFL’s long-standing
commitment to health and fitness. Since the program was launched in
2007, the NFL has committed more than $250 million to youth health and
fitness through programming, grants and media time for PSAs. 


Street Scenes: Philly AIDS Thrift, QOTA Fond-ly with Jason Cichonski & Nicole Rae Styer, Breaking Bad with Tony Bruno, Robin Austin, Tony Luke Jr and Mike Jerrick

Saturday Philly AIDS Thrift celebrated 8 year. I had never been there, so I thought I would check it out.

I didn’t take photos inside cause I was lazy, but they have everything. Great stuff for Halloween too.

 Outside there was a flea market of sorts going on.
 It was a beautiful fall day, fun activities, and old friends. There’s Thom Cardwell.

 Balloon Man
 Hey Mike Jerrick, Mike Bucci wants me to tell you he’s your biggest fan. (Sunday night I saw Jerrick and told him.) Here he is with his family & Shrek.
 Love this photo with some of my favorite people. Kristyn Alrich, Michael Byrne, Kory Aversa
 Justin Bieber on South Street
 Who doesn’t love a bride and groom on Broad Street

Luna, Cory Wade Hindorff, Ann Artist, Pete Kourahanis, Rachel Simononis, and Top Cat. Clothing by Nicole Rae Styer Boutique
Nicole Rae Styer, with brother Lee Styer, chef/owner of FOND, Sam Sherman, and Mama Styer. QOTA was at the singing fountain across the street from FOND, which Lee opened on a day he is normally closed, to accommodate the monthly gathering.
Jason Cichonski and Tara Marie stopped by QOTA – Jason, as you may know is on Top Chef this season. No word on a viewing party yet for the premiere on Wednesday. It might just be a few friends at Ela at first.
Friends from high school in Kansas City. Sandy Smith and Robert Livore/ G Philly is having a great 6 word memoir project. Robert inspired Sandy’s
“You seemed asexual in high school.”

 Dash Sears
 Kathe Archibald and Rachel Roesly 

 A contestant in America’s Next Top Model Cory Wade Hindorff, 22, of Fishtown in Philly, is also a local drag queen named “Serena Starr.”

 Miss B Where and Lisa Stafano
  Fond’s chef Lee Styer;‘s pastry chef-wife, Jessie Prawlucki with treats.
 Then I headed over to Chickie & Pete’s for the Breaking Bad finale.
 Someone ordered a lobster pizza. That’s Kory’s arm on the right.
 There was a nice turn out
We were on the edge of our seats: me, Mike Jerrick, Tony Luke, Jr, Miss Robin Austin and Tony Bruno

Miss Robin Austin and Walter “Heisenberg” White lives 
(Tony Bruno wins because nobody even comes close.)



Here are the links to this weeks columns at Philly Dot Com and Philly Mag. Click on titles.


 Dianne Semingson (l) and Mayor Michael Nutter (r) with one of 2013 XIX Fashionable Women
Wendy Crawford 
Driving to the airport for her first international contract, fashion
model Wendy Crawford, at the age of 19, was struck by a drunk-driver and
was rendered a quadriplegic. Growing into womanhood with a disability,
Ms. Crawford identified a need and utilized her experiences to develop, an online magazine for women in wheelchairs. (really inspirational reads on that site.)