<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Events, Concerts, Shows and Things to Do]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/the-scene/events http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:18:43 -0500 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:18:43 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Shobha]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:18:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/2012_08_Shobha_Columbus_Circle.jpg

What’s not to love about the Shobha? When you want to look your best and you need your eyebrows groomed as well as other parts of your body tended to, Shobha is the place to go. With over a decade of experience and excellence in hair removal, Shobha caters to a clientele that includes top beauty editors, A-list celebrities and busy New Yorkers.

Shobha is known for its consistent quality and client sensitivity embodied in its line of products and all-inclusive treatments for the brows, body and bikini area. Shobha herself, founder and entrepreneur extraordinaire, has fused her Indian cultural heritage with a high-powered business education and background (Harvard MBA, Fortune 500 work) to create a successful company infused with warmth and fantastic services and goods.

Good news for Washington, D.C.! !ith four upscale locations in NYC, Shobha will be opening its doors in spring 2013 in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. D.C. will soon see what Lucky magazine says about Shobha, “fast, efficient and ultra-hygienic!"

For more information, visit the website.

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<![CDATA[Your December #PhillyGram ]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:55:02 -0500 We're showcasing your best #PhillyGram pictures online at nbc10.com. Be sure to tag your favorite Instagram photos with #PhillyGram. Send us photos that illustrate why we love the Philly area and what makes it so great ]]> We're showcasing your best #PhillyGram pictures online at nbc10.com. Be sure to tag your favorite Instagram photos with #PhillyGram. Send us photos that illustrate why we love the Philly area and what makes it so great ]]> http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*160/d2ca6f8a3cb111e29b9b22000a1f96c57.jpg We're showcasing your best #PhillyGram pictures online at nbc10.com. Be sure to tag your favorite Instagram photos with #PhillyGram. Send us photos that illustrate why we love the Philly area and what makes it so great

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<![CDATA[Looking Back on 2012 with 1st Look]]> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 01:33:14 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/LOOKINGBACK.jpg Join host Ali Fedotowsky as we take a look back at the best of 2012. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look's Best of Adventure 2012]]> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 01:33:11 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/BESTOFADVENTURE.jpg Join host Ali Fedotowsky as she takes a look back at some of 1st Look's most exciting adventures of 2012.]]> <![CDATA[1st Look's Best of 2012]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:15:12 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/1LK_3191_WEB_PROMO.jpg Join host Ali Fedotowsky to take a look at the best "1st Look" moments of 2012, Saturday after "Saturday Night Live" on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[Philly Breaks Guinness 'Soul Train' Dance Record]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:50:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly+Soul+Train+Dance+Line.jpg

Philadelphia’s most soulful dancers -- and non-dancers for that matter -- hit the Art Museum steps in February in an attempt to set a world record.

Nearly nine months later, the group, which included Mayor Michael Nutter, was recognized by Guinness World Records for the largest organized Soul Train dance line ever.

“We’re elated, overjoyed and so very proud to claim this record in Philadelphia’s name,” said organizer Sheila Simmons,.

Simmons says she submitted the application for the group and received word back on Monday that it was a record. A photo of the certificate was posted to Facebook.

The event was held to give area music fans a chance to express some Brotherly Love while also honoring the memory of Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius, who died earlier this year.

“Considering how Philly responded to events like Live Aid, Unity Day, Million Woman March, Welcome America and our normal annual events, I thought 211 -- we can do that,” said radio host and fellow organizer Manwell Glenn, who hatched the dance line record idea. “It’s Soul Train and Don Cornelius. Everybody wants to get involved.”

To set the Guinness World Record at least 212 people needed to dance down along a line of fellow dancers. It took around two hours and in the end they wound up with 291 dancers, according to a certificate received from Guinness.

Despite the certificate, Guinness still hadn't updated their website to acknowledge the new record, Instead, it still listed by a group of students at Berkeley, Cal. school.



Photo Credit: Guinness World Records/Martin Regusters/Leaping Lion Photo]]>
<![CDATA[First Lady's "Night Before Christmas"]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:14:11 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/michelleobamareads.jpg First lady Michelle Obama teamed with actor Rico Rodriguez this year for the reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

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<![CDATA[Spotlight! Murray the Elf]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:38:00 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/murray3.jpg

This holiday season, see the new children's play that mixes mystery with comedy. Visit the Act II Playhouse December 14th through the 23rd to see Murray the Elf. Join Murray on his journey to toy land - a place where things are never as they appear to be, to help solve the case of the missing mistletoe. All roles in this fun, family adventure are played by just two actors! You don't want to miss it.

Where: Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002
When: December 14th - 23rd
Kids: $8
Adults: $12 ($10 for subscribers)
Contact: 215-654-0200

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<![CDATA[Spotlight! Tyler Christmas Bird Count]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:43:17 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/birdwatch.jpg

Enjoy the outdoors with an annual tradition for the every day early bird. On December 15th, join Tyler Arboretum for their annual Christmas Bird Count. Rise and shine at 5:30am to search for owls and other nocturnal and dawn birds. Explore Tyler's woodlands and meadows to find common and unusual birds of all types. The best part is that it's free!

Where: Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063
When: December 15th
Time: 5:30am - 12:00pm
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Visitor Center at 610-566-9134 ext. 212

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<![CDATA[1st Look Loves: "The Dash Snow Initiative"]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:25:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/dash-snow-initiative.jpg

Among the glittering events happening in Miami for Art Basel is a private dinner and auction presented by Chanel and Paddle8.com to benefit the Henry Street Settlement’s Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) and the Dash Snow Initiative.

A group of Snow’s closest friends are honoring his memory by raising funds for an after-school program in his name, and the artists donating works include high-wattage names, such as Julian Schnabel, Ryan McGuinley, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince and Dan Colen, among many others.

This unique project honors Snow’s legacy by giving back to the most vulnerable youth in BGR's community, a neighborhood with significant meaning in Snow's life.

Bidding is open until tomorrow, December 5th at 12pm EST — please visit Paddle8.com for more information.

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<![CDATA[Baby Elephant Plays with Mom]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:50:23 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/BabyElephant1204.jpg The Oregon Zoo's new Asian elephant calf plays in wood shavings with her mom, Rose-Tu. The female calf was born at 2:17 a.m. on Nov. 30 and weighed 300 pounds. ]]> <![CDATA[White House Holiday Decorations ]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:14:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/Michelle-Obama-Christmas.jpg With the holiday season just around the corner, Christmas trees and piles of present decorate the White House. Take a look at some of its best decorations.

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<![CDATA[WARNING: Get Your Old Bike Off Philly Sidewalks]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:14:34 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/generic_bike_lock_bikes.jpg

Have an abandoned bike that has been taking up space in your neighborhood? By this weekend, the matter will be history.

Starting Thursday through next Thursday (Dec. 6) the City of Philadelphia hold their annual removal of uninhibited bicycles in Center City.

All bicycles scheduled by the Street Department for removal from racks, posts or other structures will be tagged with an alert notice to the owner at least one week prior to the removal date. These bicycles are considered in un-useable condition and that have been locked in the same location for one month or more with damaged or missing parts.

The following bicycles’ tags will be bright yellow and will contain information pertaining to the current status and pick-up information of the bikes. All bikes and parts will be donated to local charities.

Why is this such a big deal, you ask? The City of Philadelphia believes this will help free up existing space for cyclists in sometimes hard-to-find sidewalk parking areas.

To help with the cause, report an abandoned bicycle by calling 3-1-1 or use the Philly311 smart phone app to report it. Be sure to include the description of the bike, its location, and any damage or where it is locked to (i.e. tree, parking meter, etc).

But what if your bike has been caught up mistakenly in the sweep-up? Simply remove the yellow tag and relocate the bike to nearby bicycle rack. Call the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities at 215-686-9000 if you are unable to move your tagged bicycle or if you have any questions.



Photo Credit: Mary Schwind/ NBC Philadelphia]]>
<![CDATA[Rockefeller Tree-Lighting Time Lapse]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:52:32 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tree_add_P10.jpg A time-lapse video of the tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center.

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<![CDATA[Who's Going to Win the Jackpot?]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:26:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/powerball_ticket11_28.jpg The Powerball Jackpot continues to grow and has reached a record at $550 millon. NBC10's Monique Braxton spoke to Powerball ticket buyer who are keep their fingers crossed.

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<![CDATA[Old Rockefeller Tree Used for Philly Homes]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rock-tree-2011.jpg

Ever wonder what happened to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree after it’s removed from Rockefeller Plaza?

Well, the next time you’re driving around Philadelphia you might just drive right by it.

The 2011 Rockefeller Christmas Tree, which came from Mifflinville, Pa., was milled into lumber that Habitat for Humanity used to build homes on the 1900 block of Morse Street and on Gratz Street in North Philadelphia helping two families realize their dreams of owning homes.

Tishman Speyer, co-owner of Rockefeller Center, participated in the building of the Christmas tree wood-built homes.

“Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is looking forward to hosting the Tishman Speyer team to work on homes that will incorporate lumber from the 2011 Rockefeller Christmas Tree,” Frank Monaghan, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, said in May. “The homeowner families are equally excited that a portion of the Rockefeller Tree will be used in their new homes. It will bring as much joy to them as it did to the visitors of Rockefeller Center.”

Since 2007, wood from past Rockefeller Christmas Trees have been used to build homes in Stamford, Conn., Hudson Valley, N.Y. and other locations in the same state where the tree was grown. No word yet on where this year’s tree will go after the holidays but New Jersey seems like a good bet with this year's tree coming from Mount Olive.



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<![CDATA[The Meaning Behind Rockefeller Christmas Tree]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:14:30 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/134312125.jpg This year's lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree represents joy and hope at the start of the Holiday season.

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<![CDATA[Spotlight! Brunch with Santa]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:06:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/santa24.jpg

Celebrate the holidays with a special holiday feast! This December, the Elmwood Park Zoo invites you to have brunch with Santa. Gather the family and enjoy a buffet-style brunch, get your photo taken with Ole' Saint Nick, meet his reindeer, and make your own holiday ornaments. Tickets are on sale now, so get them while you still can!

To make a reservation, call 610-277-3825 ext. 241

When: December 15th - 16th & 22nd - 23rd, 2012
Where: Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA

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<![CDATA[Spotlight! WAA's Holiday Gift Drive]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:53:14 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/wwa.jpg

Make a difference in the lives of women and children survivors of domestic violence. This holiday season, Women Against Abuse will hold their annual Holiday Gift Drive. All gifts collected will go to emergency shelter residents so that they can have something to give to their loved ones. Now is your chance to help create memories and start a new tradition. Gifts will be accepted at the following drop-off locations:

WAA's Administrative Office
December 4th - 18th
Tuesdays: 9:00am - 12noon
Thursdays: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
100 South Broad Street - Suite 1341
Philadelphia, PA

The William Way Community Center
December 15th
11:00am - 3:00pm
1315 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

For the 2012 Holiday Wish List, please visit womenagainstabuse.org

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<![CDATA[Rockin' with the Rockettes at Radio City]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:51:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/rockettes1stlook.jpg Join us for the Rockettes 85th celebration at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. ]]> <![CDATA[Get Your Skate on at Penn's Landing]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/iceskatingrink.jpg

Looking for a cool way to kick off the holidays?

Well, you're in luck, the Blue Cross RiverRink opened for business Friday. The city's only outdoor rink located at Penn's Landing gives skaters a great view of the Delaware River as they glide along the rink.

For the 19th season, the Olympic-sized rink is frozen on top of a parking lot -- and will stay frozen throughout the whole season thanks to some confusing technology having to do with water and anti-freeze and little tubes keeping it solid.

Admission is $9 depending on the hours and skate rentals will run you $4.

If skating isn't your thing -- or you just need to warm up on a cold winter day -- you can head inside to enjoy the snack bar and arcade.

New this year, you can track your skating and check out mini tutorials with the "Go Figure!" app available for free download in the iTunes store.

The rink is located on Columbus Blvd. at Market Street. For a full schedule of skating times and other events at the rink, click here.



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<![CDATA[Black Friday Shopping]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:59:48 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/221*120/BF21.jpg Here's your photos of the craziness that is Black Friday shopping.

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<![CDATA[The Line Forms Now for Pre-Black Friday Deals]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:55 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Black_Friday_Line_Sign.jpg Folks were lining up outside the Best Buy in Deptford, N.J. ahead of Black Friday deals. And other shoppers already got shopping done Thursday during Thanksgiving deals. And stores like K-Mart planned on reopening Thanksgiving night for more doorbusters. NBC10's Vince Lattanzio talks to shoppers and shoppers in waiting.

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<![CDATA[Join 1st Look for Game Night with a Twist]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:12:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/237*120/1stlookgamenight.jpg Join host Ali Fedotowsky and watch "1st Look" Saturdays after "Saturday Night Live."]]> <![CDATA[A Model Train Christmas]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:11:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/111408-model-train.jpg

Get on the train for some affordable family fun to get in the holiday spirit in Chadds Ford.

The Brandywine River Museum’s “A Brandywine Christmas” features an interactive, hands-on holiday display including locomotives, ornaments and other holiday favorites.

Starting Nov. 23 through Jan. 6 kids of all ages can smile with delight as more than 150 O-gauge model trains and 300 model freight cars on nearly 2,000 feet of track. The display is nearly 30 years in the making and you can check out the “Train Cam” to see what to expect.

In addition to the tree, be amazed by stunning towering fir trees that will include hundreds of whimsical critter ornaments made from natural materials by conservatory volunteers.

But beyond the tradition, comes the holiday thrills. Be sure to check out Pop-Up! Illustration in 3-D, a virtual selection of pop-up books that range from late 19th century to the present. This visual experience incorporates an element of surprise and the excitement of motion, pop-up books that will definitely delight the young and the young at heart.

And don't miss the museum's collection of regional and American art.

The museum is located on Route 1 in Chadds Ford. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors ages 65 and over; students, and children; and free for children 6 and under and for Brandywine Conservancy members.



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<![CDATA[Tips, Apps to Get You Through Thanksgiving Weekend]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:10:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/LIM_Shopping120011_28_mezzn_448x336.jpg

Thanksgiving week is upon us, and with travel (be it near or far), Black Friday shopping and a long weekend ahead it can be overwhelming.

But we've broken it down by sharing a few links to help get you where you're going, tips on what to do once you're there, and some apps to use along the way.

Start by checking our NBC10 Traffic map before you head out the door.  Check out SEPTA for special weekend schedules and fare information. And for the best gas prices check out Gas Buddy.

And if you plan on braving the crowds for those great Black Friday Deals, here is your guide to Black Friday Deals and Steals.

We've found a set of great, FREE apps that can help you save money and your sanity this Thanksgiving weekend. So before you start shopping, download our Top 4:

Avoid Traffic Jams: WAZE

It's not your typical GPS navigation app.
Waze pings other app users to get you real-time conditions. It also offers turn-by-turn navigation that will re-route you as jams occur.

Best Gas Prices: Gas Buddy

Save some cash when you're filling up for your weekend travel with Gas Buddy. This app will tell you gas prices for stations near you or near wherever you are headed. If you see a deal, you can share the updated price through the app.

Find Places: AroundMe

Traveling to a place you may never have before? AroundMe will use GPS to locate restaurants, pharmacies, banks and more near you. It also has menus, phone numbers and foursquare tips.

 

Live Music: Pandora

Like Christmas music or not, Pandora lets you listen to the type of music you want, and may introduce you to something new. They're streaming for free and you can listen to your customized Internet radio station, too, even if it's a combination of Nine Inch Nails, Christmas jingles and Kelly Clarkson (try it out).

And you can help make the holidays even more special for local kids by giving to NBC10's and B101's Stockings for Kids campaign.
NBC10's Weather APP

And never be caught off guard by weather this weekend (or any day of the year!) with the NBC10 Weather app. Get the latest NBC10 forecast, weather alerts and interactive radar, for wherever you are.

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<![CDATA[Philly Marathon Champ: I Had Hometown Advantage]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:57:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Michael+McKeeman+Philadelphia+Marathon+Winner+Thumbs.jpg

“I feel like I’ve never really won something that big.”

A day later, Ardmore’s Michael McKeeman was still coming to terms -- and working out the aches and pains -- after winning the Philadelphia Marathon in a time of 2:17:47 Sunday morning. The time was just seconds off his career best but good enough for his his first marathon win.

McKeeman says he had a secret weapon -- his knowledge of the course, especially the twists and turns of the river drives that make up about half of the marathon course -- during his winning performance.

“One of the reasons I wanted to run here this fall was because I know the course so well. I did a lot of my training out on the course. A lot of my long runs I started out in Manayunk and I would run down the Kelly Drive.

“I just know every little turn and I know how the wind blows even. Because I feel it’s almost always the same wind direction out there. So I know from doing so many runs out there alright we’re  gonna come around this corner the wind’s going to be in our face for a while so I need to kind of relax or tuck in but then once we make this other curve then it’s gonna be at the side so we can push the pace a little more -- so that definitely helps.”

The 36-year-old (who could easily be mistaken for a college student with his young looks) also wore a secret weapon.

“It definitely helps to have Bryn Mawr Running Company on your chest,” said the employee of the running store who also wore a company shirt during his visit to NBC10 studios Monday. “It is something that everybody knows in the area.”

He even got to see some of his co-workers and friends outside the Manayunk location of the running store.

He also almost drank a beer during his trip through Manayunk.

“Someone did try to hand me a beer. I guess around mile 19 there’s a group of guys who do beer but I had to turn it down.”

McKeeman was too busy dropping runners as he pushed the pace on his return trip down the Kelly Drive.

“I was the instigator after we passed the halfway point.

“I usually go out pretty conservative and I run a strong second half. So I have a lot of experience running races like that where I’m either catching people or I’m the one trying to push the pace.”

He pushed away all challengers and by the time the Art Museum came into view McKeeman was all alone but that didn’t mean he hit cruise control.

“At that point, probably the biggest thing I was thinking about was keep going because I was hurting. I didn’t know how far ahead I was.”

Turned out that the North Penn High School grad had plenty of cushion -- he beat second-place Scott Macpherson of Austin, Texas by 42 seconds.

McKeeman says the support of his wife and parents (his biggest fans) helped him reach his goal. They even took turns riding alongside on the bike as he trained.

“It’s an individual sport once you’re out there in the race… there’s nothing anyone can do for you but the process of getting ready for the race isn’t an individual thing for me.”

What’s the fuel of this champion? McKeeman eats balanced throughout the day before the race with some rice, pasta and other carb-loaded foods but doesn’t buy in to eating a huge pasta dinner the night before the race.

“If you’ve properly fueled all week and the day before you don’t need to eat that much in the morning to make it through the race. You already have all that stuff stored up.”

He opts simply for a bagel or power bar the morning of the race.

But after the race McKeeman, who says he loves to eat, let’s loose.

“After the race I went to Jake’s Sandwich Board and had a turducken sandwich and a Peanut Chew milkshake. And then for dinner, I had a bacon cheeseburger that had a grilled cheese for each bun.”

The online running coach, running store employee and semi-pro runner’s win in Philly was his first win in seven marathons and McKeeman says his last.

“This is probably the first time in 20 years where I finished a race and didn’t have at least some semblance of a plan for the next step.

“I’m going to go out on a high note. I don’t want to do it again. It hurts. … it’s just a lot of time and effort and sacrifices and I’ve been doing it for so long… I’m gonna still train and run some shorter races but I think for the marathon I need to step back… If I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it 100 percent and I don’t feel like I can do that anymore. I put everything I had into this one so I could do it well and go out on a high note.”

So will he actually pull a Brett Favre and come back to defend his crown?

“I keep telling people I’m going to retire from the marathon and no one believes me… I’m George Costanzo, I’m going out on a high note. There was that one episode (of Seinfeld) where he would tell the joke, people would laugh and he would just leave. That’s what I want to do.”



Photo Credit: NBC10.com - Sarah Glover]]>
<![CDATA[Spotlight! The Music Man]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:09:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/musicman.jpg

Celebrate the holiday season with one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time! Join NBC 10 at the Walnut Street Theatre now through January 6th to see Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Follow con man Harold Hill as his plan to scam a repressed community goes awry when he falls in love with a local librarian. The classic musical is a must see for the entire family!

When: Now - January 6th, 2013
Where: Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Contact: 215-574-3550

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<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: Holiday Edition]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:04:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/turtle-1217.jpg From the Santa Bandit to the Grinch Cop, check out these weird, offbeat news photos — with a holiday twist — from around the world.

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<![CDATA[Local Man Wins Philly Marathon]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:47:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/BRAHNEY-PHILLY-MARATHON.jpg

Michael McKeeman, a North Penn High School graduate from Ardmore, Ap., was the top finisher for the men in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon.

McKeeman won the race with a time of two hours, 17 minutes and 47 seconds.

He's no stranger to success in Philadelphia. McKeeman, now 36, finished second in the 2006 race.

The top finisher for the women was Irina Mashkantceva. She won with a time of two hours, 35 minutes and 34 seconds.

If Mashkantceva's unofficial time holds up, it would be a new race record.

McKeeman wasn't the only local runner to find success at the marathon. Rachid Bensalem, 40, of Philadelphia won the Men's Masters Marathon with a time of two hours, 28 minutes and six seconds. Doreen McCoubrie, 51, of Malvern, Pa. won the Women's Masters Division in the half marathon with a time of one hour, 23 minutes and 22 seconds.

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<![CDATA[Make your Heart Sing at "Once"]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:03:14 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ONCE.jpg If you're looking to spend some time on the Great White Way, make sure check out "Once." Join Ali onstage as she grabs a beer from the Irish Bar set and see just what it takes to put on one of the most creative shows on Broadway! Once: A New Musical 242 West 45th St., New York, NY 10036 / 212- 239-6200]]> <![CDATA[See the Origin of the Universe at the Brooklyn Museum]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:33:12 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/BROOKLYNMUSEUM.jpg Showcasing some of the best and most diverse talent in the city, the Brooklyn Museum should be on every visitor's radar. With the art of Mickalene Thomas on display, no self-respecting art lover should miss a trip to this museum. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11238 / 718-638-5000]]> <![CDATA[Philly Marathon Forecast, Traffic & Tips]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:40:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/philly-marathon-edit.jpg

The 19th Annual Philadelphia Marathon is set to take place this morning. 

Of course, the big concern going into the race is the weather. Runners and spectators should expect mostly sunny skies this morning at the start with a mix of sun and clouds as the day goes on. Temperatures should be a little below 40 degrees when runners line up in front of the Art Museum at 7 a.m. and go up to around 43 by 11 a.m., according to NBC10 meteorologist Dave Warren.

NBC10 meteorologist Sheena Parveen also says expect a low UV Index and that winds shouldn't be a big problem.

You still might want to wear the sweatpants, long-sleeved shirt and hat right up until the start of the race or plan to lose the extra layers as the race goes on.

And spectators might want to bring a scarf and gloves as they track their favorite runners on their smart phones.

If you plan on heading down to the race to run or watch you are encouraged to take SEPTA or PATCO into the city and then walk to the start line. If you plan on driving there are various lots and parking garages located in Center City that are within walking distance. You can also hope to find a spot on the street but don’t count on it being easy.

As for the road closures:

The inner lanes of the Ben Franklin Parkway have been closed since Friday and will stay closed until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

From 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the entire Ben Franklin Parkway from near Eakins Oval and from 20th to 23rd Streets along the Parkway will be closed for the half marathon and marathon. The rest of the course will be closed from 6:45 a.m. Sunday until 4 p.m.

The following streets and intersections will be closed from 6:45 a.m. until runner pass by (times vary).

- 21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
- 22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
- Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 22nd to 16th streets
- Arch Street between 16th to 4th streets
- 4th Street Arch to Vine streets
- Race Street, from 4th Street to Columbus Boulevard
- Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), Vine Street to Washington Avenue
- Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
- Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
- Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
- South Street, Front to 6th streets
- 6th Street, Bainbridge to Market streets
- Chestnut Street, 6th to 34th streets
- 34th Street, Chestnut Street to Girard Avenue
- Lansdowne Drive, Girard Avenue to South Concourse Drive
- South Concourse Drive, Lansdowne Drive to West Memorial Hall Drive
- West Memorial Hall Drive, South Concourse to Avenue of the Republic
- Avenue of the Republic, West Memorial Hall Drive to Centennial Circle
- Old Lansdowne Drive to the Sweetbriar Loop
- Black Road
- Martin Luther King Drive
- Kelly Drive
- The Falls Bridge
- Ridge Avenue, Schoolhouse Lane to Manayunk Avenue
- Main Street, Ridge Avenue to Green Lane



Photo Credit: G. Widman]]>
<![CDATA[O'Hurley's Ode to The Perfect Dog]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:42:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/john+o-hurley-national-dog-show-poem.jpg

National Dog Show host, Seinfeld actor John O'Hurley, shares his thoughts on the dogs in our lives in the poem below called, "The Perfect Dog." [see below]

O'Hurley is hosting this year's show again.

You can see it live, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18.

Tickets are still available.

Click here for more information.

 

The Perfect Dog

My son asked a question as little boys do
Of me in my wisdom and all that I knew.

“Is there a dog that is perfect?” he asked on a whim,
Well, I thought and I thought about where to begin.

“He’d have ears that were floppy… or cropped and alert
And eyes that were sleepy… or perky and pert,
He’d leap like a bunny or sit in your lap
And run fast as horses… or opt for a nap.

“A dog that is perfect would be covered in spots
Or maybe one-color … and then have spots-not.

“He’d be small as a teacup… or big as a house,
With a nose that seemed flattened … or long like a mouse,

“He’d swim and he’d hunt with a coat flying free
Or be dainty and delicate … and ‘He’d’ be a ‘She’

As I struggled to answer, and not with a clue,
My son, with a smile, said, out of the blue,
With the wisdom of children, what he already knew…

The dog that is perfect … is the one next to you.

- John O'Hurley



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<![CDATA[Stockings for Kids]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:21:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SFK.jpg

Now is the perfect time to spread some holiday cheer. So NBC10 and B101 are working hand and hand to bring you Stockings for Kids. Now is your chance to light up the holiday for children in need across the Philadelphia region. All you have to do is drop off any new, unwrapped toys at any of the following participating locations.

Pennsylvania Drop-off Locations

Borough Hall of Birdsboro
202 E. Main Street
Birdsboro, PA 19508
(610) 582-6030

Boscov's @ Berkshire Mall
1665 State Hill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 779-2000

Boscov's @ Coventry Mall
351 W Schuylkill Rd
Pottstown, PA 19465
(610) 327-8080

Boscov's @ Exton Square Mall
166 Exton Square Mall
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 280-6573

Boscov's @ Fairgrounds Square Mall
2910 N. Fifth Street
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-2000

Boscov's @ Granite Run
1067 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
(610) 566-5255

Boscov's @ Lehigh Valley Mall
Rt. 22 & Rt. 145 North
Whitehall, PA 18052
(610)-231-8000

Boscov's @ Neshaminy Mall
200 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA 19020
(215) 953-5900

Boscov's @ Palmer Park Mall
121 Palmer Park Mall
Easton, PA 18045
(610)-250-2772

Boscov's @ Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 W. Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19426
(610) 825-8686

Boscov's @ Reading Mall
4500 Perkiomen Avenue
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-2000

Manayunk Development Corporation
4312 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(267) 270-3082

Philadelphia City Controller's Office
1230 Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 686-3916

New Jersey Drop-off Locations

Boscov's @ Cumberland Mall
100 Cumberland Mall
Vineland, NJ 08360
(856) 327-3800

Boscov's @ Deptford
1750 Deptford Center Road
Deptford, NJ 08096
(856) 686-1223

Boscov's @ Egg Harbor
6725 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 383-1880

Boscov's @ Moorestown Mall
400 W Route 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 231-1101

Boscov's @ Voorhees
6001 Echelon Mall
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 772-6400

Delaware Drop-off Locations

Boscov's @ Christiana Town Center
361 W Main Street
Christiana, DE 19702
(302) 369-6440

Boscov's @ Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-9271
 

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<![CDATA[Spotlight! Malvern's Victorian Christmas]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:28:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/MALVERN1.jpg

It's that time of year to get into the spirit and light up the town! Join NBC10's Harry Hairston on December 7th and 8th to celebrate Malvern's Victorian Christmas. The town will hold its annual tree lighting along with children's shows, strolling street performers, hayrides, tastings, and much more. It's an event you wont want to miss! For a full list of events, visit malvernsvictorianchristmas.org

When: December 7th and 8th
Where: Various locations in Malvern, PA
Contact: 610-296-9096
 

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<![CDATA[National Dog Show Returns This Weekend]]> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 12:09:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/169*120/dog_show_2010_AP10120603149+%288%29.jpg

The National Dog Show is returning to the Philadelphia area this weekend for the fourth year in a row.

Around 2,000 purebred canines and over 170 different breeds, will be on display for the competition.

The show will also introduce two new American Kennel Club sanctioned breeds, the Russel Terrier and the Treeing Walker Coonhound. The competition is a “benched” format show in which the public will have the chance to interact with the dogs, learn about different breeds and talk with experts. Philadelphia is only one of five “benched” format shows left in the country.

The winner of the dog show will receive $20,000 in prize money.

The show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, is set to take place November 17 through November 18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. Best In Show judging is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. each day in the stadium ring.

NBC10 will air the show on Thanksgiving Day, right after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, from noon until 2 p.m.

Tickets for the show are available online at the National Dog Show website.
 



Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS]]>
<![CDATA[Viewers Donate to We CAN]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:58:06 -0500 How You Can Help!]]> How You Can Help!]]> http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/161*120/gallery+food+drive+lori+military1.jpg We partnered with Philabundance and asked for donations to help those in need this Thanksgiving and you answered the call! Thanks so much!]]> <![CDATA[NBC10's Weapon [Under Construction!]]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:28:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/lead+image+gallery+skyforce7.jpg Get ready for the Philly's newest news-gathering force!

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Looking at Philly's Casino Proposals]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:43:44 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/slot+machine.jpg Philadelphia is days away from filing it's second gaming license, but where will the casino go? NBC10's Deanna Durante takes a look at the proposals and the players behind the plans.

Photo Credit: AP/Carolyn Kaster]]>
<![CDATA[Cute Baby Panda Named]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:18:02 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/babypanda.jpg As is tradition with pandas born at the San Diego Zoo, the cub's name was announced in an official 100-Day ceremony, Xiao Liwu. The name means "Little Gift" in English. At the time of the naming ceremony, he was tucked away in his den with mama Bai Yun. Zoo vets can be seen measuring the tiny Panda.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Bon Jovi Breaks Ground on Philly "Soul" Homes]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:52:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bonjoviedit.jpg The rock star broke ground on JBJ Soul Homes., a housing-retail-office complex in the Francisville neighborhood between 15th and Broad streets.

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Picks Up Her Pom Poms at Cheerobix]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:21:06 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CHEEROBIX.jpg You want to see spirit fingers? Watch what happens when Ali Fedotowsky joins the cheer squad to get herself in shape with the coolest workout routine in Chi-town! Indigo Studio 213 W Institute Place, Suite 704, Chicago, IL / 312-612-YOGA]]> <![CDATA[Try to Keep Yourself Afloat In Inner Tube Water Polo]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:57:06 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/INNERTUBEWATERPOLO.jpg Water Polo is regarded as one of the more difficult competitions out there. When you add an inner tube, it becomes one of the most outrageous! But don't let the floaties fool you. If you want to swim with these guys, you better bring your A-game. NYC Social Sports Club 273 Bowery, New York, NY / 212-929-5353]]> <![CDATA[The Ocean Is Your Yoga Mat at YogAqua]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:42:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/YOGAQUA1.jpg Imagine a surfboard. Imagine the ocean. Imagine Yoga. Now imagine all three put together. In Marina Del Rey California, they've done just that and have taken to new levels of transcendence. YogAqua West Hollywood, CA / 888-281-1690]]>