On the Town With HughE Dillon- Randomness, Rehoboth & Joel Embid
Hope you had a great weekend. Mike (Happy 24th Anniversary) and I headed to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with our friends Matt Malinowski and Chuck Lentz. The weather was beautiful Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night we had dinner at Salt Air, which was delicious, especially their rolls. Sunday night we finally got the rain that everyone else was getting around us, and we stayed in and played Philly-opoly (Monopoly based on vintage Philly, when Corestates was the name on the Flyers/Sixers arena) Prediction, look for the renaming of the arena before the year is out.
Sunday afternoon we took a drive, and grabbed a bite at Rusty Rudder. How random I ran into Geoff Pierce and Samantha Peirce, Mama Peirce and the MacCloskey’s in Dewey Beach; I hadn’t seen them since their wedding in January. Remember he was the #artmuseumhottie I photographed working out 3 years ago. Seems like an eternity.
Rehoboth Beach was hopping with Philly faces. 6ABC’s Matt Pellman was there, as was Marisa Magnatta, Preston & Steve Show, visiting with Jenny Hatton Baver & Scott Baver, who live nearby, but are originally from the Philadelphia area. When Jenny Hatton lived in Philly and was with Profile PR she helped start Philly Beer Week, which kicks off this Friday, June 1. Info Here
And new arrival to Philly, NBC10 reporter (Seriously do they have the best looking news personalities at that station?) Miguel Martinez-Valle took advantage of the beautiful weather to take a dip in the 66f Atlantic Ocean at Rehoboth Beach on Saturday afternoon. Last week he was at Robert Irvine’s Beats ‘n Eats
Although over at Fox 29 we have a few beauts our-selves. Jenn Frederick tells it like it is on air and off, and now she’s writing a blog about it. Get the inside scoop on how she balances her career, family life and friends. On Memorial Day she wrote a great piece on friends and the importance on surrounding yourself with nice/supportive peeps.
I want a nice, fun, smiling supportive group of buddies. Not a crew of high maintenance diva back stabbers. (source) Join 84ks subscribers and get weekly “fly on the Wall” fun at Jenn’s blog. (Subscribe here)
In the June issue of Philly Mag, another Fox 29 supastar getting some air time. (Alex Holly at Manna’s Gauc Off Thursday night, to her right is Robert Bennett, on the right, he’s opening Classic Cakes in Suburban Station. Says look for a September date.)
One of Us: Alex Holley
While I was away Joel Embiid twice played basketball at Starr Gardens at 9th and Pine,
to the delight of the local guys
Kathleen Turner poses after the show with Philadelphia Theatre Company’s new Producing Artistic Director Paige Price and Carol Saline, Board Member.
Tony Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Kathleen Turner (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Romancing the Stone) will make her Carlyle debut May 22–June 2 with her new cabaret show Finding My Voice, which premiered at The Philadelphia Theatre Company back in September.
Congratulations to my neighbor, casting director Roz Fulton, co-founder of Direction and Exposure Access (DEA) (with her mom Jacqui Fulton) which specializes in casting hard-to-find actors, including seniors and children. DEA casts for an array of film and TV projects including “National Treasure”; “The Sixth Sense”; “Rocky I, II, III, and V”; and “Beloved” as well as “Hack” and “Jersey Girl.” She won the 2018 Female The Philadelphia Independent Film Awards (IFAP) Impact Award, which were handed out May 20, 2018 at International House. Here’s a link to additional honorees.
Thoughts are with WYFF station as the death of their long time employees: reporter Mike McCormick (on the hammock with his husband) and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer, (who will be greatly missed by his soulmate Heather). The duo were covering the impact of the heavy rain in Tyson, NC, and died when a tree fell on their vehicle yesterday. They died instantly, with the car still running and in gear. It reminds me that our time could come at any minute. Be Kind To One Another, and live your best life.
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