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Social media marketing company hosts cook off

ChatterBlast held their 2nd annual Chowderblast competition at their offices in Center City, where their employees and clients prepared chowders for competition. It was a delicious event, where a panel of three judges tasted and picked the Gumbo Chowder as the winner. There was also a people’s winner, which was determined by monetary donations, proceeds going to the MS Society. That winner was the Red Sauce Chowder.

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Close Enough To Untouchable

Celebrities converge in Philly passing as New York

Director Neil Berger is filming his new movie “The Untouchables” in Philadelphia this month. Stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston as well as other notable actors have been in town. The film is based on a 2011 movie called “Les Intouchables” and will be shooting in the Philadelphia area through the end of February.

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Alex Scott’s Impact Resonates at 11th Annual Ball

From one glass of lemonade to millions in contributions

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation hosted its 11th Annual Lemon Ball on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street. Lemon yellow dresses, ties and accessories were the fashion statement of the night. An extensive silent auction and a vibrant live auction raised over $840,000 for pediatric cancer research.

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Dim Sum House Opens

Earlier this month, University City’s Dim Sum House celebrated its grand opening. Guests attending the party enjoyed a buffet of delicious food tastings of Shanghai and Cantonese dim sum. A traditional lion dance known to bring luck was performed to the delight of the diners. This is the second restaurant opened by Jane G’s owner, Jane Guo.

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Hair O’ The Dog Celebrates 23 years of Fun and Fundraising

The glamorous Hair O’ The Dog annual event at the Fillmore kicked off the winter social season in Philadelphia. Over 1500 well-dressed guests walked the red carpet at the event before heading into the concert hall to be entertained by musicians and DJ’s including: Mr Hollywood, Lil Jon and EDM singer Vassy. Guests enjoyed top-shelf libations and gourmet fare by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Proceeds from the evening went to Bianca’s Kids.

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Holidays Philly Style

Philly’s popular culture mag celebrates the season

Philly Style Magazine hosted their annual Holiday Party at Aqimero, at the Ritz Carlton in Center City earlier this month. Nearly 300 friends of the glossy, entertainment magazine came out to mingle in merriment at celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s highly recommended eatery. Guests dined on delicious Latin seafood and small plates, including a slew of seafood options including ahi tuna, lobster and holiday drinks...

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And Then They Danced

PGN editor and husband throw a lively soiree

Mark Segal and Jason Villemez hosted their annual holiday party, which attracted many of Philly’s business and political leaders. Spotted at the party were David and Rhonda Cohen, former Governor Ed Rendell, Andy Toy, Richard Bonds and Jeffrey Moran.

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Good Times in Old City

Medical Guardian treats it’s employees to holiday fun

Medical Guardian medical alert services held their annual holiday party earlier this month at Cescaphe’s Tendenza venue in Old City. The evening began with a cocktail party where employees, managers, spouses and friends enjoyed a light buffet while chatting about holiday shopping, traditions and favorite holiday songs. Afterwards, there was a dinner and company founder and CEO Geoff Gross thanked...

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Celebrating Jefferson’s Continuing Mission

Recognizing leaders in Jefferson’s extended circle of friends and family

Thomas Jefferson Hospital held their 14th annual Gala on Dec. 9 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The evening began with a reception followed by a dinner program. This year they honored Dr. Edmund Pribitkin with the Achievement Award in Medicine for his contributions to medical science and compassionate care. Bill McDermott, Chief Executive Officer of SAP received the Award of Merit for his...

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Hospitable Holidays

Philly visitors bureau welcomes our city’s everyday ambassadors

On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) ushered in the holiday season with the PHLCVB Annual Luncheon. The gathering brought together more than 1,200 members of the hospitality industry for networking, and to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments over the past year.

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40 Years of Letting Kids Be Kids

The Please Touch Museum Celebrates 40 years

On Nov. 3, the Please Touch Museum celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala hosted by president Patricia D. Wellenbach. Guests enjoyed a cocktail party, sit-down program, and coffee and dessert. Honorees included Lisa & Gie Liem who received the Portia & Otto Sperr Legacy Award with PNC receiving the Corporate Philanthropy Award.

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Liberty City Press is an independent weekly newspaper distributed by the Philadelphia Multi-Cultural Media Network whose members include Philadelphia Sunday Sun, The Philadelphia Gay News, Al Dia, The Metro Chinese Weekly and The Metro Viet News.

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