Archive: June, 2010
CBS3/CW57 will lose morning meteorologist Doug Kammerer this summer.
He's bound for WRC, the NBC station in Washington, D.C., where he will become chief meteorologist. Kammerer grew up in Fairfax County, Va.
Kammerer came to town to work at NBC10 in 2003. He joined CBS3 in mid-2007 but had to sit out about six months due to a noncompete clause.
Kim Pawlowski, widow of Police Officer John Pawlowski, was the top female finisher among police personnel in Saturday's second annual Badges of Honor 5K, a benefit for the families of emergency personnel killed in the line of duty.
When John Pawlowski was killed in February 2009, Kim was pregnant with their son, John III, who turns a year old on June 11.
Her time for the 5K was 24:01. She played soccer in college and likes to run. She's also training for the Irish Pub Tour de Shore bike race in July.
Germantown native Kevin Eubanks is coming home to receive a pair of honors for his first major events since he left The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last month.
On June 17, the musician will receive a plaque on the Philadelphia Music Alliance's Walk of Fame on South Broad Street, putting him in the sidewalk alongside such notables as Frankie Avalon , Dick Clark, John Coltrane, and Teddy Pendergrass.
The next night, Eubanks will join Billy Paul ("Me and Mrs. Jones"), the Intruders ("I'll Always Love My Mama"), and Joe "Butter" Tamburro (WDAS-FM, 105.3) as this year's honorees at the annual Phillies "Sound of Philadelphia" Night. They'll all get the 2010 Phillies Gamble & Huff Community Partnership Award.
Brauhaus Schmitz had so much fun at its German bierfest on Saturday, it will run it again Sunday at the German Society.
Hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. Beers will be $3.
Details are here.
500°, the new Rouge-affiliated burger shop at 1504 Sansom St., will be offline "less than a week" after a predawn fire Friday wrecked some back-of-the-house equipment, said owner Rob Wasserman.
He attributed the cause to spontaneous combustion that ignited material around the electrical box.
Ralph Pecca, owner of the bento-box-sized Ro-Zu at Seventh and Bainbridge Streets, will reopen this weekend, nearly two weeks after the restaurant shut down.
The closing was related to the sudden departure of chef Todd Dae Kulper, who declined to specify the reason for the falling out.
Pecca told me that he has new a chef, Hung Pham, formerly at West Chester's Kooma. "We're still going to be known for fresh, high-quality sushi," Pecca said.
Nice People Theatre’s new play, Love Jerry, is a musical about a pedophile and the damage he inflicts on his relationship with his brother.
Producers Nicole Blicher and Miriam White wanted to buy a video ad on Philly.com, which rejected it.
Philly.com president Ryan Davis said the spot — whose opening frame shows actor Scott Boulware in front of a plain background — was turned down because the subject of the ad was not clear from the outset. Once the ad rolls, the words, “This is Jerry. Jerry is a pedophile,” appear on the screen. Davis said the word carries “significant shock value."
“All we did was apply the same sensibility and standards we apply to all content,” Davis said.
Blicher and White took their outrage to social media, castigating Philly.com for not accepting the ad. They’re offering a $2 discount to anyone who shows up at the box office and says, “I forwarded your ad.”
A bunch of Fox29ers are expected to lead the pack Saturday (6/5) at the second annual Badges of Honor 5K Run, whose proceeds go to the Survivor’s Fund to help defray the costs resulting from the deaths of Philadelphia police officers, firefighters, and correctional officers, who die in the line of duty.
Fox29's John Bolaris and Dave Schratwieser came up with the idea in February 2009, after Police Officer John Pawlowski, who was killed.
It's an easy 5K, starting at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. It's $35 for on-site registration and goes off rain or shine.