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#PCCBuzz Heidi Hamels is now a Country Song Writer; Plus See Their 32,000 sq ft Home For Sale

Good Monday Morning. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I was in Sussex NJ enjoying the NJ State Fair, 4H Club and Horse Show. Great country fair with rides and farm animals. There are still plenty fairs around, and you should do a google search and find one near you. Speaking of country, Heidi Hamels, former reality TV star on Survivor, former Phillies player Cole Hamels wife (now Texas Rangers)

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and philanthropist Heidi Hamels is now a country song writer and producer. Country singer Lee Gantt’s first EP, “Casa Boulevard,” will be released in mid-September on HH Entertainment, a label created by Heidi Hamels. Gantt’s first single, “Ruined This Town,” was co-written by Heidi Hamels and Zac Maloy. The music video was shot in Gantt’s hometown of Grove City, Ohio, as well as Buffalo, Missouri, Heidi Hamels’ hometown. (additional source)

8-14-2017 12-09-30 AM (Custom)The Hamels are coming home to raise money for their school in Malawi – Here’s a message from her instagram.
Hey ya’ll come join us on September 7 (5:00-9:00pm)!! It’s time for the Top of the Hill @thehamelsfoundation event in Glen Mills PA at the famous Arasapha Farms (Bates Motel). Come out with your entire family to hang with @colehamels and I along with carnival games, rides, food, petting zoo, playground and live music by @saraspicermusic !! Get your tickets at www.thehamelsfoundation.org. And please note ALL (every cent) of proceeds go to kids that attend our school in Malawi or to local public schools in need of help to get them through the school year!! Can’t wait to see you there!!
8-14-2017 12-25-18 AM (Custom)Speaking of homes, since the Hamels now live in Dallas they’ve decided to sell their nearly completed French provincial style mansion in Missouri for nearly $10 Million. Located just outside of Branson, Mo. near where Heidi grew up, the home features nearly 32,000 square feet of living space with 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, six half-baths, and four living areas. The massive home sits on approximately 105 acres that include more than 1,700 feet of shoreline access to Table Rock Lake as well as a private dock. (Realtor) Hamels
Congrats to Chef Barbie Marshall who will be returning to Hell’s Kitchen in the upcoming “The Chefs Return as All Stars – Season 17 September 29 pm Fox 29

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Remember the sad story about the accidental fire that claimed the life of a woman in Bensalem, 39-year-old Tabetha Oakes Rutecki who died  trying to save two pets from a house fire. One of the pets lived through the fire, Lil’ Man who was taken to the hospital by a Bensalem Animal Control Officer, who called Red Paws. He spent a few hours being observed, but was ok and released into our care, and has been boarding at Central Bark Falls Township for over a month. Recently he was reunited with the survivors of the fire after they were able to begin to get their life back together.  We need to raise the funds to cover the cost of his boarding so that we can continue to keep families like Lil’ Man’s together after disasters. (source)

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Dollar Store General Concept to Piazza; M∙A∙C Returns To Rittenhouse, Bruce Willis Spotted

Hello Friday, August is just zipping by; BTW if you’re reading this before 830AM I’m on WOGL for another sing a long today with Marilyn Russell, and my pick for event of the weekend – it’s a killer. That’s a hint. Here’s another edition of #PCCBuzz (yes I know I changed the day again; Friday is a good day for gossip cause you need fun chitchat for the weekend, dinner and the beach) Last week I went to the  2nd Street Festival, it was fun. It wasn’t a client event so I got to really take my time to look around, and guess what I found a very interesting story.

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I saw this awning at The Schmidt’s Commons – DGX Philadelphia. Inside the space was still being built out. I check it out online to see what kind of business it was and it’s a subsidiary of Dollar Store General.  According to a story in the Tennessean:  Dollar General has a new demographic in mind with its smaller-format store concept DGX: millennials. .. There are similarities between a traditional Dollar General store and DGX, but the smaller-format store features a more modern design, a curated selection of goods and a brewed coffee station for metropolitan shoppers.

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It’s very similar to a convenience store with chips, a fountain machine with a variety of sodas, grab and go sandwiches and many of items to serve city dwellers.
“We are excited about our new smaller store concept and the opportunity to serve busy, city-dwellers with everyday low prices on the essentials they need in a convenient, easy-to-shop format,” Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO, said in a statement. “The DGX format is geared to meet the needs of the millennial shopper, which is an emerging and important part of our customer base and will help us broaden our appeal to attract a new segment of urban customers who put a high premium on value and convenience.”  (source) I asked around last Sunday and nearby neighbors told me at the end of August.

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Yesterday I was walking up Chestnut street and saw that Campers Shoes (1734 Chestnut St) had closed and in it’s place was this store window full of an explosion of fantastical colors but what did it mean.  I did some research, and it turns out that it’s a new campaign connected with the launch of M∙A∙C Cosmetics stores opening around the world. The Chestnut Street store is opening in the Fall of 2017,

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and for what I’ve seen on the internet the store openings are a lot of fun. I can’t wait to shoot it. How awesome that M∙A∙C Cosmetics will have another stand a lone store in Rittenhouse

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Speaking of Rittenhouse Square, Bruce Willis who was in town prepping for M Night Shyamalan’s movie “Glass” was spotted @ Barclay Prime for dinner arriving at 7PM and leaving at 9:30PM, b4 heading across the park to Scarpetta for nightcap last nite. He’ll be back in September along with the rest of the cast of GlassJames McAvoySamuel L. Jackson, and Anya Taylor-Joy along with franchise newcomer Sarah Paulson.  Samual Jackson said in an interview in Collier “We start rehearsal on [September] 18th and I start shooting on the 25th.”. They’ll be filming for 8 weeks, with many weeks of the shooting happening on the streets of Philadelphia, a bit in the studio and the rest outside of the City. Paparazzi HughE is ready.  Filming is scheduled until Thanksgiving, with a movie release date of January 18, 2019.  Heery Loftus Casting can help you become a star, or at least an extra on this movie. Glass is a direct sequel to Split and Unbreakable, bringing together the casts of both movies helmed by Shyamalan.

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Check out Gina Gannon tonight on 6ABC News during the crucial 4PM and 5PM newscasts.

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Crazy, Greg Seitter gets back from a relaxing vacation, then spends a day getting pies thrown in his face for charity. Sweet.
“I will be hosting a pie in the face fundraiser tomorrow afternoon to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society‘s #LightTheNight campaign. A $20 (or more) donation will entitle a colleague of mine to throw a pie in my face in your honor. Make a donation now: http://pages.lightthenight.org/epa/Phi17/gseitter
#PieInTheFace #Charity #Fundraiser”
His supporters raised over $1000. I wonder if he’ll take more pies for more money?
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Nina Tinari, Chairwoman of The Marian Anderson Award, announced today that five-time Grammy winner Dionne Warwick will receive the 2017 Marian Anderson Award on November 14, 2017, during the eagerly anticipated Gala and Concert at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

 

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Fairmount at Brewerytown Summer Soiree

On Wednesday, August 2, Flying Fish Crafthouse hosted a press and resident’s party for dozens of people who were taking refuge from the torrential rain.  Originally, the party was to be held on the Fairmount at Brewerytown’s rooftop, for guests to enjoy the spectacular, unobstructed city views, but the expected rain throughout the evening brought the event

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inside to the Flying Fish Crafthouse restaurant, located on the ground floor of this exclusive rental community.

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In the heart of Brewerytown, The Fairmount @ Brewerytown provides the ultimate loft living experience. The spacious rental apartments coupled with ample amenities and featuring a rooftop deck equipped with a dog park, lounge chairs, swimming pool, and, of course, the best view of the city.

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On hand to check you off the list: Allie Long, Audrey Hartman and Ellie Zimering
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Richard Rabed and Michelle Caffrey, Phila Biz Journal

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Whitney Ullman, Go Whitney and Jennifer Sherlock, Jenna Communications, LLC

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  Moriah Kelley, Phila Rowhome Magazine and Erin Kelly

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Aaah that view, the perfect fireworks over the Art Museum view as I would call it.

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There’s a pool and a huge lounge area for residents

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And that view, there’s a sunset view too but I love this shot

Check out this video by My New Philly to check out what the apartments and amenities look like
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The laid back atmosphere of the Crafthouse welcomes guests at three fully stocked bars, and a private dining room.  Each bar offers a curated menu of 12 Flying Fish beers, top shelf liquor and wines on tap.  The first floor beer garden, with roll-up garage doors, offers the perfect space to host any event from an after work happy hour to a special occasion, or just a fun night out playing life-sized Jenga and beer pong.

 

For more information visit: www.fairmountbtown.com or FFCrafthouse.com

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Stratus Lounge celebrates Christmas In July with Snow Showers

Tis’ the season to party this summer, and Stratus Lounge celebrated the half year mark of Christmas with a fun Christmas in July party complete with an ice lunge, snow machine, craft cocktails with holiday names like Mistletoe Raspberry-Hibiscus infused with Ketal One and fresh lemon or Winter is Coming comprised of Rita’s Cherry Water Ice, lime Ketel One
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Guests, some dressed in their holiday best, packed the night spot and grooved to the tunes of house DJ Pfef and after midnight when celebrated NYC DJ Skribble spun til 2am.

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There was also a midnight toast as Veuve Clicquot passed out their luxury champagne to all the guests.

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Pixs: A Midsummer’s Eve Celebrating Life, Love, and Tu B’Av

Throughout the year the Young Friends of NMAJH host various friend networking events, happy hours, outings, education sessions as well as at least two mixers as our parents used to call them – dances. One of them is the for our annual summer event celebrating Tu B’Av, the Jewish holiday of love –  Midsummer’s Eve. Everyone dresses in white…. Guests enjoy lite bites, including a desert bar, Beer, wine, and specialty cocktail by our wonderful sponsors, Tito’s Handmade Vodka!

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Allison Richman, Carly Richman, Dr. Jessica Isaacs and Lauren Dranoff. Next up for Lauren and her friend, they’re headed to Game of Thrones Trivia Night at Pizzeria Vetri (1615 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia) 8/22

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Samantha van Adelsberg, Campaign Executive of Eastern PA – ‎Jewish National Fund and Aimee Bornfreund.
Who headed to Crystal Springs Resort  for a quick weekend getaway. I checked it out, looks fancy and fun.

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Hannah Alexander, Family Therapist at Child Guidance Resource Centers and Dahlia Silberg
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Oleg Uzhansky, owner PROfection Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services and Cynthia Solis
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