<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usFri, 27 May 2016 16:25:58 -0400Fri, 27 May 2016 16:25:58 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ocean City Fun for Memorial Day Weekend]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 12:55:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015495167_1200x675_694243395623.jpg NBC10's Matt DeLucia is in Ocean City, NEw Jersey giving us a glimpse of all the action happening at the Jersey Shore. This kick off to the summer has lots of activities for everyone to have some fun.]]> <![CDATA[From Food to Events: Summer Fun at Jersey Shore]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 13:15:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NBc10+Logo+Sand.jpg

The unofficial start to summer arrives as people flock to the Jersey Shore and Delaware Beaches for the Memorial Day Weekend.

From Atlantic City unlocking the ocean to fireworks over the boardwalk to Wildwood Crest’s Summer Kickoff Concert to just sitting on the sand, there are so many things going on down the shore this weekend.

NBC10’s Matt DeLucia previewed what’s in store for visitors to Atlantic City and Ocean City and will continue his tour of the shore next week.

What's to eat and drink at The Playground at Caesars.

Whatever your tradition is we hope you have a safe holiday.



Photo Credit: NBC10 - Derrick Cheston]]>
<![CDATA[Free Toll on Ride to Shore]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 08:57:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/new+toll+booth+generic.jpg

Maybe there is such a thing as a free ride.

Well, at least a free tollbooth.

Crab Fries-favorite Chickie’s & Pete’s is kicking off the "unofficial start of summer" by covering every driver’s toll at the Jersey Shore-bound Egg Harbor tolls along the Atlantic City Expressway from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. [[381083351, C]]

The #FreeTollFriday promotion by restaurant owner Pete Ciarrocchi has become a holiday tradition as the eatery with locations in Philadelphia, the suburbs and, of course, the Jersey Shore covers the $3 toll for an hour.

You will however still have to pay the tolls (and gas) on the way to your favorite Jersey Shore town but at least the one toll will be covered.

Safe driving on your way to the shore.


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<![CDATA[Singing Star of Philly POPS 'Memorial Salute']]> Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015476829_1200x675_693429827839.jpg Broadway actress Allison Blackwell is coming home for the Philly POPS Memorial Salute at the Mann Music Center.]]> <![CDATA[Bruce Springsteen Chooses Penn State Hat Over Rutgers Cap]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 08:51:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Bruce+Springsteen+Points.jpg

Bruce Springsteen is not showing his New Jersey colors.

Springsteen was photographed in Spain on Wednesday wearing a Penn State cap. The Boss recently performed in State College, Pennsylvania.

But the New Jersey native's blue cap fashion statement may not sit well with fans of New Jersey's largest university because the Nittany Lions are Big Ten rivals of Rutgers University's Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers plays Penn State in football on Nov. 19. in Piscataway.



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<![CDATA[Devon Horse Show Begins]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 06:57:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015471787_1200x675_693255747819.jpg The Devon Horse Show starts in Chester County Thursday. It's the oldest and largest multi-breed horse competition in the country and runs through the holiday weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Do You Know a Wawa Hero?]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 06:26:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/238*120/Wawa+Foundation+Hero+Award.JPG

Philadelphia-area favorite Wawa wants to recognize heroes in the community giving away $80,000 in grants.

The Wawa Foundation is asking people to share heroic stories about the work being done by Philadelphia-area non-profits "serving the community and inspiring citizens to become better community members."

The winning organization will receive a $50,000 grant with three runner-ups getting $10,000 each with winners being announced on July 4th at the Wawa Welcome America festivities, said Wawa.

"The Wawa Foundation would like to hear what ‘Hero’ means to your organization and how you are working to inspire and improve the communities you serve," said a post to the foundation's website looking for submissions.

Click here to complete the registration form and also share a video of 4 minutes or less. The registration deadline is June 1.

NBC10 and NBC10’s parent company Comcast are partners in Wawa Welcome America.



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<![CDATA[Philly POPS Play Historic Philadelphia Launch]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 11:53:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/192*120/Historic+Philadelphia+Signs.JPG

The Philly POPS Brass Band joined Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other dignitaries as Philadelphia relaunched its historic neighborhood.

The event and ribbon cutting at the Second Bank of the United States along Chestnut Street in Old City late Wednesday morning kicked off the summer tourism season, said organizers.

The POPS and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts are teaming up to present Memorial Salute, a concert honoring the American tradition of service on Saturday. The concert, which is free to active military, vets, Philadelphia police officers, firefighters and their families is a first for The POPS.

NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz will serve as emcee for the evening of music.

Click here to register for your FREE tickets



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<![CDATA[Play on, Philly! Hosts Anniversary Concert]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 13:17:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015440155_1200x675_691830339799.jpg This Play on, Philly! organization helps students who have a passion to learn music outside of school.]]> <![CDATA[Nathan's Famous Celebrates 100 Years in Coney Island]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 14:51:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/187*120/526115294.jpg The Original Nathan's hot dog stand was opened in 1916. 100 years later the famous hot dog establishment lives and thrives!

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<![CDATA[Get Ready for 'Maya & Marty']]> Mon, 23 May 2016 13:07:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/MartinShortBeyonce.jpg "Saturday Night Live" legends Maya Rudolph and Martin Short discuss their new variety show, "Maya & Marty," on NBC10.]]> <![CDATA[Memorial Salute From The Philly POPS]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 09:37:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015419110_1200x675_691059779745.jpg

Frank Giordano, president of The Philly POPS, talks about The POPS and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts teaming up to present Memorial Salute, a concert honoring the American tradition of service on Saturday. The concert, which is free to active military, vets, Philadelphia police officers, firefighters and their families is a first for The POPS.

NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz will serve as emcee for the evening of music.

Click here to register for your FREE tickets

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<![CDATA[American Revolution Museum Dig Uncovers 82,000 Artifacts]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 12:59:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/American+Revolution+Museum+Art.jpg

Archaeologists surveying the site of the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood uncovered about 82,000 artifacts linked to homes, taverns and print shops dating as far back as the 17th century.

Crews from Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. spent months uncovering items from the site — the size of a quarter of a city block — at 3rd and Chestnut streets, according to the museum. Many of the items help track Philly’s history before and after the American Revolution.

"It seems only fitting that such a complete story of the evolution of the city should be found on the site of a future museum," said museum CEO Michael Quinn. "These artifacts provide a tangible tie to Philadelphia’s past and help us tell the stories of people who lived right here before, during, and after the Revolutionary War."

Among the artifacts uncovered — many from brick-lined privy and well shafts sealed below 19th-century buildings that were taken down in the 1970s — were red earthenware from a mid-18th century tavern and items from 17th century homes.

Archaeologists also uncovered a re-assembled English delftware punch bowl that features the ship Tryphena, which sailed to Liverpool in 1765 carrying a Philadelphia merchants' petition of the Stamp Act.

Also uncovered were late-18-to-early-19th-century print type from Carter’s Alley, granite foundations of the city’s first "skyscraper" — a doctor’s office along Chestnut Street — and fragments from George Lippincott’s button factory, which thrived from 1913 until World War II, said the museum.

The findings were hailed as giving a glimpse into the history of Philly.

"Cities are constantly rebuilding themselves, and the construction of this new museum — right in the heart of the oldest part of Philadelphia — provided us with a rare opportunity to examine the things left behind by the people who lived and worked there, in order to learn about how the city began and how it changed," said lead archaeologist Dr. Rebecca Yamin. "This buried record of the past touches on many significant changes in the city’s development, essentially creating a microcosm of Philadelphia from its very beginning to the present."

The museum, which will use artifacts, artwork and manuscripts to tell the story of the American Revolution, is set to open next spring.



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<![CDATA['Chewbacca Mom' Breaks Facebook Live Record]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 10:55:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/chewbacca-mom.jpg

Candace Payne donned a Chewbacca mask in her car while the Internet gaped.

Within hours, it rose to become the most viewed Facebook Live video of all time, with more than 105 million views as of Saturday morning.

The Texas mother's random purchase at her local Kohl's was not expected. In the video, recorded at the store's parking lot, Payne says she was returning some items when she found the mask.

In an phone interview with 'Today,' Payne said: "I feel like I really helped people, and that's all that matters. People reach out to me, and they say, you know, 'I battle depression,' or, 'I haven't laughed out loud since such-and-such event.' And that's been so great. I've only been seeing positive feedback."



Photo Credit: Candace Payne
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<![CDATA[Fireworks, Concerts, Movies: Wawa Welcome America Details]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 12:57:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WEB-+Keith+11pm+-+23-15-32-02_19518646.jpg

America's birthday in the cradle of liberty will be full of great music, community events and three free firework shows during this year's Wawa Welcome America! festival.

The eight-day festival featuring more than 35 events starts Monday, June 27 and culminates with a full day birthday celebration on the Fourth of July. 

This year, the festival will feature three fireworks shows. Two will take place over the Delaware River and the third will follow the July 4th concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 

At least a dozen national and international music artists will take the stage at the July 4th concert inlcuding rapper Yazz the Greatest to celebrate the nation's independence. The performances will span eras and musical genres and include a special tribute to music icons Gamble & Huff that will include Philly legends the O'Jays & The Intruders.

The special concert will kick off at 5 p.m. and last for five hours, culminating with the firework finale over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The entire concert and firework display will be broadcast on NBC10, NBC10.com and the NBC10 app and, for the first time in the festival's history, in Spanish on Telemundo62, Telemundo62.com and the T62 app.

NBC10, Telemundo62 and our parent company, Comcast NBCUniversal, joined Wawa Welcome America this year as major sponsors.

Attendees will be able to watch seven free movies under the stars at locations across the city including Franklin Square, Xfinity Live!, Penn's Landing, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Piazza at Schmidt's and Tustin Recreation Center.

Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine, WMMR's Preston and Steve and Wawa associates will build a huge hoagie for the 24th annual Wawa Hoagie Day. The event will honor veterans and the USO.

The Barnes Foundation, National Constitution Center, African American Museum, Ben Franklin Museum, Rodin Museum and National Museum of Jewish American History are all offering at least one day of free attendance.

Other events include:

  • Meet Your Neighbors experience, a first, on July 4th
  • Independence Day Parade, featuring 4,000 marchers in Old City
  • Citywide book reading simultaneously at all 54 public libraries and a book giveaway
  • Celebration of Freedom Ceremony with the presentation of the Philadelphia Magis Award, a new honor to be bestowed by Mayor Jim Kenney

More than 500,000 people are expected to attend the parties, concerts and other events taking place during the festival.

NBC10, Telemundo62 and Xfinity will have full coverage of the events throughout the week.

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<![CDATA[Who's Playing Wawa Welcome America Festival?]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 12:46:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WWA+July+4+Empire+Yazz+the+Greatest.jpg The Wawa Welcome America! Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway on the Fourth of July is featuring a slew of artists with Philadelphia area ties this year.

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<![CDATA[Want to See Springsteen at CBP? 2nd Show Added]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 13:10:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_brucespringsteenpng_bim.jpg

Want to see "The Boss" rock the Phillies ballpark?

Tickets to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Wednesday, Sept. 7 concert at Citizens Bank Park went on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for $100 to $150 and quickly got close to selling out causing organizers to announce a second show at the ballpark on Friday, Sept. 9.

The two-night stop is the part of the rock and roll legends' "The River Tour" honoring the iconic 1980 album.

Springsteen sells out every time he plays Philly so be sure to grab your tickets as soon as possible. There is a four-ticket limit for field seats and an eight-ticket limit for ballpark seating and by midday Friday only a handful of tickets at lower quantities appeared to still be available.

Tickets to the Friday show go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m., said organizers.



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<![CDATA[Stotesbury Regatta, World's Largest for Teens, Blocks Philly Road]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 21:30:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Stotesbury+Regatta+Rowers+Schuylkill+River+Crew.JPG

The world's largest high school rowing competition returns to the banks and water of the Schuylkill River this weekend and that means a major thoroughfare will be closed to motorists as thousands flock to the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.

The Kelly Drive through Fairmount Park is the major closure for the 2016 Stotesbury Cup Regatta Friday and Saturday.

A 1-1/2 mile stretch of Kelly Drive was closed Thursday morning and will remain closed between Strawberry Mansion and Fountain Green drives until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Entrance to the regatta zone is by permit only so all other traffic will be detoured onto other routes including Strawberry Mansion, Fountain Green and Reservoir drives.

Expect potential delays on other Schuylkill River arteries like the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), which backed up Thursday evening, and the Martin Luther King Drive the next few days.

Click here to track the latest traffic on NBC10.com.

The 90th Annual Stotesbury Cup brings teenage rowers from around the country to Philly.



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<![CDATA[Bucks County School Takes 'Best Prom in America' to Snapchat]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 10:02:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Pennsbury+prom.png

Pennsbury High School is known for going all out during senior prom -- even earning the moniker 'Best Prom in America' from Readers Digest -- and this year organizers want to make it the best ever. 

"Every year seems to get bigger," says Senior Prom Advisor, Tony Napoli. This year is no exception; the theme "Going Gatsby" was voted on by the senior class of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania school last year, and the committee has been planning and working ever since to make Saturday night (May 21) feel like a moment out of the 1920s.

"Everyone is going to feel the real glitz and glamour of the era," says Napoli. That feeling is going to come from outstanding decor that includes a massive chandelier that will be lit at midnight, as confetti cannons fill the air to make the party feel straight out of Gatsby's West Egg New Years bash. 

As well as the legendary theme, Pennsbury is known for having music stars perform at the prom, which is held in the Fairless Hills' school's gym -- starting with John Mayer in 2004. This year, students get the chance to see Metro Station -- popular for their hit 'Shake It.'

The proms of the past have caught the eye of media outlets who want to see the experience firsthand. This year, photo sharing app Snapchat has reached out to the school and are giving students a chance to share the night on a live story.

Prom tickets cost students $100 each, and $200 per couple-- which Napoli says is much lower than other proms in the area. The budget comes from ticket sales, PTO donations and fundraisers. 

Napoli expresses that the event could not be put together without the effort of everyone involved. "It's just a really positive atmosphere for everyone involved," said Napoli. Along with administrators and parents, more than 300 students have come to help make the necessary parts to make the night perfect. 



Photo Credit: Tony Napoli, Pennsbury High School]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Wants You to Relieve Stress With Puppy Playdates]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 22:12:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/222*120/PSCPA+Uber+Puppy+Kiss.JPG

PSPCA and Uber have teamed up to bring puppy playdates back to the area on Thursday.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Uber users can request 15 minutes of playtime at their office with adoptable puppies from the Pennsylvania SPCA for $30.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Pennsylvania SPCA to find shelter animals their fur-ever homes.



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<![CDATA[How Philly Closes Out the Night]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 11:49:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jims+Steaks+Sing-a-Long.jpg

Cheesesteaks. South Street. Boyz II Men. People breaking out into soulful song.

It doesn’t get more Philly than that.

Those forces of Brotherly Love-dom collided at 3 a.m. Friday inside Jim's Steaks as a line of joyful partiers came together to show their Philly pride by channeling our most-famous boy band.

The (slightly off-key) result is enough to remind us all that our city, despite all the typical challenges, is like no other.

Singer Johnny Showcase, of "Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket," posted a video of the sing-a-long to Facebook.

New York may never sleep, but Philly knows how to close out a night.



Photo Credit: Johnny Showcase
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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Debuts Empower Mint]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 11:50:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/238*120/BenJerrysMint1.gif

Ben & Jerry's wants you to know that democracy is in your hands and the Vermont-based company has launched a new flavor of creamy, chunky goodness churned for the cause.

Empower Mint was introduced in North Carolina Tuesday in conjunction with the launch of the "Democracy Is in Your Hands" campaign to support the NAACP’s get out the vote efforts, protest voter suppression laws, and draw attention to dark money in politics.

Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield attended the event in Raleigh along with Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

Cohen and Greenfield said in a press release it chose North Carolina to launch the new flavor — mint ice cream with brownie chunks and a fudge swirl— because the state is at the epicenter of the fight for voting rights in the U.S.

"Almost immediately following the 2013 Supreme Court decision invalidating a critical section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, North Carolina passed a package restrictive voting policies that disproportionately impact black, Hispanic, and younger voters," the founders wrote.

The limited edition ice cream is going to be part of the company’s year-long effort to register at least 30,000 voters. Participating Ben & Jerry's scoop shops across the country will install kiosks to register voters.

It is also urging customers to demand that Congress reauthorize the landmark civil rights legislation, the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Trucks offering free scoops of Ben & Jerry's will tour North Carolina this summer with information about the campaign and voter registration.

Click here to read more about the campaign.

Click here to find out where you can buy Empower Mint.



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<![CDATA['Party in the Playground']]> Fri, 13 May 2016 12:10:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015241243_1200x675_683607107575.jpg Meg Wise, executive director of the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in Fairmount Park invites parents to join her in celebrating the beloved playground,]]> <![CDATA[Cirque du Soleil's Ovo Comes to Philly]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 10:49:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/183*120/Cirque+du+Soleil+Ovo.JPG The insect-themed Ovo is coming to the Temple University's Liacouris Center on North Broad Street in Philadelphia. Trampolinist James Johnson and actress Michelle Matlack talk about the traveling Cirque Du Soleil show.

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<![CDATA[Budget-Friendly Gifts for Mom]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 17:23:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520997194.jpg Buying a Mother's Day gift doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. This year, show mom you care with these fun and affordable gifts.

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<![CDATA[From Garbage to Fashion]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 05:43:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/188*120/Major+Susan+Dunigan.JPG Major Susan Dunigan of the Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center, sits down with NBC10's Vai Sikahema to talk about the organization's Garbage Bag Gala fashion show.

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<![CDATA[6 Best Buys for Mother's Day]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 08:27:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-129308937.jpg

It's time to honor that special woman in your life. Mother's Day is approaching, and whether you are buying for your mother, your wife, or both, consider some inexpensive alternatives or ways to save money on classic Mother's Day gifts.

Flowers – Flowers are a popular Mother's Day present, but you don’t necessarily have to pay flower shop prices. Instead of paying for a vase and the extra arrangement costs, find your own simple vase and make your own arrangement. You can find inexpensive yet beautiful flower bundles at most supermarkets that you can turn into a lovely bouquet on your own. Take the time to find out what types of flowers she prefers and which property is the most important to her (color, appearance, fragrance, etc.) 

Plants/Landscaping – Mother's Day is the perfect time of year to put out most new plants. Farmer's markets and local gardening society meetings/sales can be great places to pick up plants without paying holiday markup at home improvement stores or nurseries. 

Handmade Gifts – A well-thought out handmade gift can be worth far more to your mother than the money you spent. For example, customize a picture frame with sentimental mementoes and insert her favorite family picture. If you are a knitter, make her an afghan or a scarf. An Internet search of "Mother's Day DIY gifts" should spur your imagination and help you find a project that your mother will love within your price range and skill set.

Refurbishing Projects – Does she have a favorite piece of furniture that is in need of repair or refinishing? If it's in your skill set to do so, consider tackling this project. It might be difficult, or unwise, to do this as a surprise, so you may want to make the offer first. 

Hobby Accessories – Does your mother have a favorite hobby such as knitting or gardening — or perhaps she likes to golf or rebuild vintage Chevys? Regardless of her hobby, find subtle ways to find out what accessories she needs. Take an interest in her hobby and you are likely to find a suitable choice. Shop well in advance so you can take advantage of any coupons or sales related to her hobby if you can. 

Gift Cards – Got a hard-to-please mom? Consider gift cards so she can redeem them whenever she wants for whatever she wants.

Mother's Day is chock full of sales, rebates, and coupon opportunities. Make sure you check your local stores, newspapers, and websites/social media for deals related to your choice. 

Whatever you decide to shop for or make, start early. You will generally have the best selection and avoid pre-holiday markups. If you are making a Mother's Day present, starting early gives you a little extra cushion in case you have a mishap. Mom probably won't mind if her homemade gift is a bit late, but why take the chance? 

The most important thing of all is to know your mother's likes and dislikes. It's a good idea to notice potential gift ideas throughout the year and stash them away for future reference. You are more likely to come through with a pleasant surprise that way (but make sure she hasn't already bought the item for herself). 

With a little time and effort, you can make Mother's Day even more special. However, don’t forget to give your mom the most important gift of all — your time and attention. Let her know that you love her and would do anything for her, not just on Mother's Day but throughout the year as well.

This story first appeared on Moneytips.com.

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<![CDATA[Temple Graduation by the Numbers]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 10:46:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/temple+university+flags1.jpg

Temple University students are set to graduate Friday at the Liacouras Center in North Philadelphia. The class of 2016 is the largest in the University's history, with more than 9,000 students set to get their diplomas today.

Of Temple Class of 2016's 9,341 members, 6,504 will have earned bachelor's degrees, 1,913 graduate, 924 professional.

The class comes from 76 different countries, 49 states, two United States territories and 56 Pennsylvania counties but about 80 percent of the members of the Class of 2016 are from Pennsylvania.

About 20 percent of the students are from Philadelphia. Nearly 220 students come from the seven ZIP codes that surround Temple's main campus.

The youngest graduate to earn a bachelor's degree is 20-years old, while the oldest graduate is 63-years old.

There are 14 sets of twins in the Class of 2016.

30 graduates will celebrate a birthday on graduation day.

167 graduates are named Michael, by far the most common name throughout the class.

The traditional Temple "T" chair design on the floor requires 1,420 chairs.

As the graduates process in for the ceremony, "Pomp and Circumstance" is played about 25 times. 

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<![CDATA[Montco Allowing Booze, Banning Smokes in Parks]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 06:48:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/201*120/Green+Lane+Park+Montgomery+County.JPG

Drink this in, you will soon be able to consume alcohol in Montgomery County parks, with a catch.

The suburban Philadelphia county passed an ordinance Thursday that permits booze in parks with certain regulations including that individuals and caterers get a special-use permit and proper event insurance.

The regulation allows for people to serve beer, wine and alcohol at large events like birthday parties, graduation parties, charity events and weddings held at county parks, said the county. Imbibers would need permits and insurance even if someone just wants to have a couple of beers during a picnic, said the county.

The ordinance goes into effect May 15.

Well the county will allow drinking, it won’t allow smoking at all county parks and historic sites under any circumstances.

The county also announced Thursday that it will limit drone usage in parks to posted areas only – currently only allowed in Green Lane Park on Snyder Lane in Green Lane.



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<![CDATA[Celebrate Kentucky Derby at a Cemetery]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 13:15:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015151697_1200x675_679968323524.jpg Why not party in style on Saturday as West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd hosts its annual Kentucky Derby Party]]> <![CDATA[Come Out for South Street Spring Festival]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:20:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015113535_1200x675_678528067539.jpg Get ready for a full day of shopping, food, entertainment and more along South Street at the Headhouse District's South Street Spring Festival.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Street Theatre Let's 'The Music Play']]> Tue, 03 May 2016 13:17:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015113408_1200x675_678520387572.jpg The historic Walnut Street Theatre will honor some longtime friends of the arts during its Come Hear the Music Play benefit gala.]]> <![CDATA[The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:20:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015095451_1200x675_677805123621.jpg Inis Nua Theatre Company brings you "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning" a play about infamous American soldier Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sharing classified documents about the Iraq War with Wiki-Leaks.]]> <![CDATA[Barbie Unveils Misty Copeland Doll]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 17:41:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/MistyCopelandBarbie_3_361778.jpg

Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, now has her very own Barbie doll.

The doll is a part of the Barbie "Sheroes" program, which creates dolls in the likeness of women "who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere," according to Barbie manufacturer Mattel.

Copeland, who joined ABT in 2001 and was promoted to principal dancer in 2015, was intimately involved with the design of the doll.

"I always dreamed of becoming an ABT ballerina and through Barbie I was able to play out those dreams early on," Copeland said in a statement. "It's an honor to be able to inspire the next generation of kids with my very own Barbie doll."

The fashions for the doll were inspired by Copeland's Firebird costume from her first ABT principal role. She will be reprising that role on May 18 and 19 as part of the company's spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House.

"Misty Copeland is at the center of a cultural conversation around how women continue to break boundaries," said Lisa McKnight, general manager and senior vice president at Barbie. "As a brand, we want to honor women, like Misty, who are inspiring women to live out their dreams."

Copeland joins other Barbie "Sheroes" like Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Eva Chen, and Trisha Yearwood, among others.

"The Accidental Feminist" author M.G. Lord has said the Barbie doll was "the most potent icon of American popular culture in the late twentieth century."

The dolls have gone through constant adjustments and iterations to keep up with contemporary views.

The Copeland doll will join an expanded Barbie offering that now includes tall, curvy and petite body types, 22 different eye colors and seven different skin tones. There are also versions of Barbie as an entrepreneur, reflecting the growing number of women in that role.

Mattel said the Copeland Barbie will retail for $29.95 and is available for purchase now.



Photo Credit: Diane Bondareff
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<![CDATA[How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:22:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471857186.jpg

Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of a bygone era.

Derby Fashion 

In 1875, Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr. fashioned the Derby after glamorous European horse races. These races required full morning dress for all who attended. The high society women of the day came to the Derby to debut new spring fashions – especially hats. These women were invited to the race as part of Clark’s strategy to brand the Derby as an upscale event. In the 1960’s television gave women a reason to go all out with their hats, which deepened the “see and be seen” culture.

Unlike the Royal Ascot races, which restrict the size and type of hat for adult women (fascinators are not allowed!), there are no hat restrictions for the Derby. Hats bring good luck to the race, so let your imagination run wild when choosing or creating your hat.

Men also put on their Sunday best for race day, wearing bright, sunny colors, and donning a bow tie and fedora, bowler, or a natty straw Homburg or boater.

Hosting a Kentucky Derby Party 

Invitations reveal the color scheme for your Derby Party, as well as what kind of party it is – a brunch, backyard get-together or formal event. Send your invitations well in advance to give you and your guests plenty of time to plan for race day.

Atmosphere lies at the heart of the Kentucky Derby. In 1904, the red rose became the Derby’s official flower. Any red rose will work, but for authenticity, use red Freedom Roses, known for their rich, bright color in your décor. If you need inspiration for your party’s color scheme, look to colorful jockey silks.

  • Freeze rosebuds inside ice cubes, and use them to fill the champagne bucket. When the Derby winner is announced, pop open the bottle to celebrate!
  • Decorate the bases of wine glasses with miniature hats for the ladies and bow ties for the gents.
  • Fold napkins in the shape of a bow tie, using bright colors that coordinate with your party scheme.
  • Dress up your drink stirrers with miniature hats and bows of ribbon.
  • Use a lavishly decked-out hat as a table centerpiece.

Activities:

Photos — Rent a photo booth for your party, or create a picture perfect backdrop with playful props. Take photos of guests in their race day finery, adding trophies, riding crops, fascinators and clip-on bowties as photo booth accessories. Get some giggles out of your guests with a life-size horse and jockey cut-out for their faces. Make your party’s hashtag part of the display.

Crafts — Little Derby party guests and adults will have fun crafting hats out of paper plates, ribbons and flowers.

Games:

  • Corn Hole is an all-American way to bring guests outside for some competition. Customize your Corn Hole board for the Derby.
  • Put a twist on Pin the Tail on the Donkey with fun alternatives, like “Pin the Jockey on the Horse” or “Pin the Garland on the Horse.”
  • Play some rounds of Horseshoes to get in the Derby spirit!
  • Play some Derby trivia. 

Prizes — Trivia winners of all ages can receive a virgin “Mint Julep” – pour Junior Mints in a traditional silver mint julep cup, and top it with a sprig of mint.

Tradition  As the horses parade to the gate, sing along to “My Old Kentucky Home” with the band and audience on Television.

Lyrics below:

The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home,

Tis summer, the people are gay;

The corn-top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom

While the birds make music all the day. The young folks roll on the little cabin floor

All merry, all happy and bright;

By'n by hard times comes a knocking at the door

Then my old Kentucky home, Good-night! Weep no more my lady.

Oh! Weep no more today!

We will sing one song for my old Kentucky home

For the old Kentucky home, far away.



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<![CDATA[Race Day Guide: Blue Cross Broad Street Run]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:14:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/192*120/Broad+Street+Run+Starting+Line+2.JPG

Running? Cheering on a runner? Watching from the comfort of your couch? We've got everything you could possibly need for Sunday's 10-miler, right here, in one place. 

Before we get to the race (if you're running or not), feel free to check out the 2016 Blue Cross Croad Street Run Health & Wellness Expo presented by Einstein Healthcare Network and get a chance to meet your favorite NBC10 personalities.

NBC10 and Telemundo62 will broadcast the Blue Cross Broad Street Run (so be sure to set your DVR for Sunday morning if you're running)! You can also watch it streamed live on the NBC10 app and on the NBC10 mobile site.

Here are some tips for people running the race or watching from home or the side of the road.

Race Day Forecast:

Tips for Running in the Rain:

SEPTA Detours:

Spectator Info:

Results:

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<![CDATA['Legends of Sitcom' Marc Price & Marsha Warfield Team Up]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:08:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015052930_1200x675_676361795732.jpg Actors Marc Price and Marsha Warfield sit down with Vai Sikahema to talk about their Legends of Sitcom Tour, which is stopping in Princeton, New Jersey this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Night at the Fights]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:57:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015048061_1200x675_676195395592.jpg NBC10's Pamela Osbourne gives us the details on "The Thrilla' in Phila, Night at the Fights," a charity boxing match to help Philadelphia youth.]]> <![CDATA[Kids Have Fun With Science]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:40:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/224*120/Philly+Science+Festival+Smoke.JPG Children can participate in a hands on experiment at several libraries, the Philadelphia Science Festival will end with a carnival at Penn's Landing where kids will have more than 200 activities to choose from.

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Buckle-Up For Leroy's Uber Ride]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:38:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Uber+Leroy.jpg

It's a Friday night and you're ready to take on the town! Your Uber ride rolls up and you hop into the backseat of a GM Acadia beaming with bright blue neon lights, music bumping from the stereo, and a smiling Uber driver ready to feature your karaoke car ride on his Instagram page.

Does this traveling party sound too good to be true? For Newark residents this ride is a reality provided by Delaware's #1 Uber driver, Leroy.

Leroy’s unique personality and social media skills have driven him straight to the top of Uber's ranks. He averages 45 five-star rides per week, and makes twice as many trips as the average Delaware driver.

When you grab a ride with Leroy, expect to talk (or sing!) He's excited to chat with you and make your Uber experience enjoyable. "I have a really good relationship with my passengers,” Leroy told NBC10, “and like treating people the way I would want to be treated."

“People can't help but get excited when they request an Uber for a night out and see that their driver is Leroy because they know they're in for a very different driving experience,” said University of Delaware junior, Gwen Clarke.

Students love being featured taking selfies and singing karaoke on his Instagram: "It got popular really fast," Leroy said.

And it isn’t just about the party -- Leroy is just as concerned about safety as he is fun.

"It's all about getting the kids wherever they have to go safely and preventing DUIs and accidents," Leroy said. "Lots of accidents are fatal and having a designated driver at all times is something you can't beat."

Students couldn't agree more. “He never drives fast and knows the area really well. He genuinely really loves people and gets them where they need to go safely,” UDel senior Shawn Benesh told NBC10.

So the next time you're walking down Main Street and see those bright blue lights flashing from afar, be sure to request your Uber quick -- before someone else snatches him up!



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<![CDATA[Irish Pubs' 'Shortest Beer Run Ever']]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:13:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000014994031_1200x675_673996867880.jpg This is the 7th Annual "Gathering of Heroes" celebration will feature a beer run between the two Center City locations of the Irish Pub. the event raises money for children of Marine and federal law enforcement personnel lost in the line of duty.]]>