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February 2015


First Look U-Bahn (don’t call it a basement bar) Hosts The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund Our Night Out Party

The team behind Brü Craft and Wurst keep the German vibe going at their subterranean bar U-Bahn, set to open officially next week, but Tuesday night

the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund hosted its successful monthly OurNightOut networking mixer at the industrial the 3,300 square foot space

 which includes
two bars and a kitchen. U-Bahn will offer local beers and food
including cured meats, cheeses and specialty sandwiches.
 It might be winter, but I’m wearing a t-shirt cause I look good
 Photos provided by Aversa Pr. I was supposed to be at this event but my photo exhibit was postponed from January to Feb on this Tues. I’ll write more about that great event on Tuesday.
 I love this trend of classic video games in a bar. Get off your phone and play some pacman!!
 Hey are they TV’s
 Hey Mr DJ put a record on.
I think this is going to be a pretty big deal, it’s like a subterranean beer garden
Hey Jim Donovan from CBS3!!
The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
Heroes Luncheon is Sunday, April 12, 2015 12:30pm to 3:00pm at Hotel Monaco.

One Shots: Fav Pixs From the Week (Not Published) – Insider Scoop

Every once in a while I shoot photos that never see the light of day on Twitter, FB, Instagram, or in one of the media outlets where I peddle them. For the media shots, I might see something that is “newsworthy” send it to an outlet, but in the end they’re not run for what ever reason.

For example this was going to run in Philly Daily News’ Molly Eichel’s column Philly Gossip last Thursday, but I bumped my own photo when I photographed Sly Stallone on set Wednesday day. Probably because there’s a chance in my career I will shoot Jen Frederick (r) and Alex Holley (l) again, not such a big chance I’m going to shoot them in a dragon outfit, but nonetheless Stallone comes through town but once a decade or so.
Thanks to Michelle Lenard, The Hat Lady for hosting us at Yangming once again for the Chinese New Year. Michael M. Wei, owner (2nd from right) 

The crew at dinner at Yangming.
Saturday night we had that nice snowfall, the Schuylkill is frozen. Made for a nice photo.

 Philadelphia Fashion Week held their “Ready To Wear Runway Show” Friday night February 20, 2015 at Crane Arts Center. The majority of the photos ran in my new photo column on Fox 29 Philadelphia, but I pulled out a few highlights of the very stylish crowd that showed up to watch the show.

 I wish the press knew the line up of the fashion when it walks the runway cause they were out of order on the list featured on the website. I’d love to tell you where to get this hot shirt, on this hot guy. (I know people get mad when I’m critical, but this is something so many shows forget to do.)
Raheem Brock receives Phila Fashion Week’s 2015 Man of Style Award from Philadelphia Fashion founders Kerry Scott and Kevin Parker
  Check out the rest of the photos HERE
Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds Brown campaign kick-off event at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church (2251 N. 54th Street, Philadelphia) brought out Sen Vincent Hughes, Councilman Curtis Jones. Bill Greenly and Council President Darrell Clarke, as well as Sen Larry Farnese. I’m a big supporter of hers.
 While in the neighborhood I checked out the Ice House, which has since been torn down. Check out the artist on the right sketching the former Locust Street Medical Center that caught fire last week.
 Saturday night I caught Danielle Hankin (l) sledding down the Art Museum Steps in full Versace. After she finished this guy went down. Crazy. These are the legendary stories that will live on, like when I video’d the car driving down the Art Museum Steps..


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Phila Area: Student of the Year Grand Finale

The Student of the Year Grand Finale. The event was held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the
Four Seasons Hotel. The winner of the fundraising competition was Mark Rodgers of Springfield High School raising $61,000 for our mission. Collectively,
the nine candidates raised $150,000 over the course of seven weeks.

 Student of the Year candidate, Hailey Marcus with her father David, mother Kim, and brother Dylan.
 What is entailed is the students compete with each other to raise the most money by doing bake sales, car washes and other clever marketing endeavors. It’s a very creative way to raise funds for a charity.
 Brett Victor with his wife, Courtney
 Brett Victor with Student of the Year candidate, Reid Kleinman
 Student of the Year candidate, Laura Packer, and her mother, Barbara Meriwether
 Debra Fein and Ashley Markowich
 The 2015 Student of the Year – Mark Rodgers
Student of the Year candidates: Mark Rodgers of Springfield High
School; Reid Kleinman of William Penn Charter; Sarah Buffaloboy of
Collingswood High School; Laura Packer of Radnor High School; and Peter
Ditzler of
Methacton High School 
Up next for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Congrats to Molly Eichel Who’s Heading to the Philadelphia Inquirer and welcome….

Today is my friend Molly Eichel’s last day writing the Philadelphia Daily News Philly Gossip Column, she’s heading to the Philadelphia Inquirer to be the assistant features editor. Eichel was at the helm of the widely read column since February 2013 when the prolific, sometimes infamous Dan Gross took a buy out during one of the previous owner, Interstate Media’s downsizing of the paper. 

Eichel had been a features writer, and brought that talent to the column, as she often wrote long form, in depth, interesting articles on her subjects instead of reporting on bad behavior and divorces. During her tenure she’s broken lots of stories on celebrities and Philly notables, including the recent news on Kaci McDonnell’s split with fiance Aaron Murry and Nicki Minaj partying with Meek Mill at 1825 Nightclub. Often people thought Molly and I were competitors as I chat about gossip here on the blog and on my twitter account, but we were actually comrade’s, covering stories, often different ones, occasionally the same ones, but always from different angles, sometimes sourcing each other. Aditi Roy Moves West.

And during her entire tenure my celebrity/notable photos have appeared in her column a few times a month. 
We do as you know, work for the same media outlet, Interstate General Media, LLC (I’m a freelance contributor.) With my own column, and my photos appear in the Phila Inquirer. Just last week I had a photo in the weekend section in an A.D. Amorosi article about Gene London at the Flower Show next week.

Congrats to  Jenny DeHuff (l) who is taking over the Philly Gossip column, here with Molly Eichel (r) Sunday night at the, Philly Inquirer and Philly Daily News Oscar Viewing Party at the 
Hard Rock Cafe last Sunday night. Jenny has been covering the City Hall/Political beat and tells me she’s excited to cover the social beat as well. I for one am so excited to read her take on what’s new and exciting in the world of happening in Philly, especial the political angle. Not since Mary Patel gave up her political column in the City Paper, and moved to Hollywood, has anyone really covered the political going ons , parties and gossip. That is sorely missing in the City. So bring it on. Congrats again to both Jenny and Molly.  Jenny’s Column starts Monday.
 As Molly says in her last column today:
You should hit her up with any and all juicy tidbits. Email her at, give her a call at 215-854-5917 or follow her on Twitter, @PhillyGossipDN.
Read Molly’s last column here: