Former Jenkintown Athletic Director Admits to Relationship With Student


Jury selection was to begin this week in the case of Mark Citron, the former athletic director for the Jenkintown School District who was accused in 2012 of having a relationship with a 17-year-old female student. But instead of facing a jury of his peers, Citron has elected to plead guilty to corruption of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. Read more »

Splendiferous Interior: Restored Carriage House in Bella Vista


Among the charms of living in this greene country towne you can count streets nearly narrow enough to touch both sides simultaneously and the occasional carriage house remaining in a row of homes. This darling property on Kater boasts both and also includes a garage big enough for three-car piggyback parking in case you need a little more than colonial delights.

Above the cavernous garage is a loft-like living space with with exposed bricks, refinished pine floors and high wood-beam ceilings. The space has two large skylights and several windows that help break it up into separate areas. The single bathroom features a custom industrial sink and a very cool restored door. The kitchen is situated in the middle, open to the living and dining areas. And there is a wall of closets for the sleeping area in the back.

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Tomorrow: Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Preview Party


So if you don’t already have plans for tomorrow night, you’re in luck. There are still tickets available for the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Preview Party where all of the swells will be gathering to eat, drink, eat some more, drink some more, and get themselves amped up for the main event coming May 3rd.

All the big Rittenhouse bars and restaurants will be on hand, including a. Bar, a. Kitchen, Butcher & Singer, the Continental, Corner Foodery, The Dandelion, HipCityVeg, Lacroix, Luke’s Lobster, Rouge, Rosati Ice, Russet Restaurant, Sbraga, Square 1682, Termini Brothers Bakery, Zama and others. DiBruno Bros. will be providing more snacks. Franklin Mortgage, the Ranstead Room and the crew from the Library Bar will be slinging drinks. So, yeah. You’ll be able to stuff your face and pour plenty of drinks down your neck while rubbing elbows with the beautiful people. And the best part? You’ll be doing it all in the Ballroom and Grand Salon at The Rittenhouse  (210 West Rittenhouse Square), which are some pretty nice digs.

Tickets are $75 per person ($125 for VIP). The fun starts tomorrow night at 6:30pm. And you can get your tickets in advance through the link below.

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Preview Party [Get tickets here]

Georges Perrier at Bistro St. Tropez This Week

Georges Perrier, Patrick Rames and Greg Moore

Georges Perrier, Patrice Rames and Greg Moore

Tonight, Wednesday, April 23rd and Thrusday, April 24th chef Patrice Rames of Bistro St. Tropez (and Craig LaBan’s first Philadelphia review) will be hosting his former boss, and friend, Georges Perrier. The event will feature classic French dishes paired with wines chosen by Moore Brothers Wine Company’s Greg Moore, another Le Bec-Fin alumnus. The four-course wine dinner will be served from 6:30 pm. t0 9 p.m. and the cost is $150 per person, plus tax and gratuitiy.

Perrier has been quite visible recently, spotted on multiple nights at Alex Capasso’s Crow & The Pitcher and telling Michael Klein, he’s looking to open a new restaurant of his own.

Check out the menu Perrier and Rames’ have put together for these dinners. 

PHOTOS: Monique Lhuillier’s Dreamy Spring 2015 Bridal Collection Includes Mint and Periwinkle

Oceana by Monique Lhuillier, probably our favorite design on her runway this season. All photos courtesy of the designer.

Oceana by Monique Lhuillier, probably our favorite design on her runway this season. All photos courtesy of the designer.

In the past year or so, we have talked a lot about blush gowns, and the major moment they’ve been having with brides. It’s a trend that we haven’t just seen on the runways or on the covers of designer lookbooks—we’ve actually seen it on real brides, right here in Philly. They’re walking down the aisle in soft shades of pink, cotton candy, and rose.

It’s been pretty cool to see brides playing with the tradition of wearing white on their wedding day, and so it is with great curiosity that we received the pastel gowns that floated down the runways in the Spring 2015 bridal collections at this most recent bridal market—particularly the mint gowns in Monique Lhuillier’s collection. (And by curiosity, we also mean squeals and gasps, because—well, you’ll see, below.)

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Highlights From Tribeca, Part 2: More Sweet and Caring Than Carnal

Ticket film critic Piers Marchant shares his favorite flicks as he takes them in at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City: 

Extra reading: Highlights from Tribeca, Part 1: Equal Parts Mad, Creative Genius

Drexel Study Shows LGBT Parents Still Face Bias in Child Custody Disputes

lgbt child custody

Despite a plethora of studies showing that gay moms and dads are just as effective at parenting as their heterosexual counterparts, courts are not considering that in child custody dispute cases. That comes from a new study out of Drexel University that’s led by Emily Haney-Caron, and Kirk Heilbrun, PhD. More from a press release sent out this week:

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Poll: Jersey Still Feeling Effects of Sandy

Newsworks reports: “A new poll finds that two-thirds of New Jersey residents believe the state is not back to normal 18 months after Superstorm Sandy. Just one in 12 of those who say the recovery isn’t complete are optimistic that it will be in the next year, according to the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll out Wednesday. And 13 percent don’t think the state will ever return to normal.”

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Draft Daily: Trade Up For Mike Evans?

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Texas A&M

Greg Cosell of NFL Films was recently asked for his thoughts on Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans.

“You can make the argument that in some ways he’s a bigger and faster Anquan Boldin with his physicality and his hands, which is obviously a very good thing,” Cosell said while appearing on the Ross Tucker Football Podcast.

That’s a starting point sure to get Eagles fans excited.

At 6-5, 231 with 35 1/8-inch arms and 9 5/8-inch hands, Evans is one of the more physically imposing wide receivers in this year’s class. At the combine in February, he ran a 4.53 40: Read more »

Flyers Lose, Fans Flip Off Former Flyer


My grade school was terrible at basketball. The St. Martha’s teams I played for did not win a game in either 7th or 8th grade. I was not yet five feet tall and not very good, so I didn’t play much. One night we were losing big to St. Dominic’s; I remember it well because it was played in a gym where some parts of the sideline were concurrent with a radiator. There was not much to be excited about. On the bench I asked a teammate what he was doing after the game. “We’re going to Joe’s house,” he said, “to make fun of the other team until we feel like we’ve won.”

When your team loses, moral victories are important. It’s good to have a coping strategy. The Philadelphia Flyers have not won the Stanley Cup since 1975 — a drought so long even St. Martha’s has won a title in that timeframe. Last night, the Flyers lost to the New York Rangers, 4-1, in Game 3 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series, two games to one, and they’ve outplayed the Flyers for most of it. Last night’s 4-1 Flyers loss was the best the team’s played all series! If you handle Philadelphia’s perennial sports failures by giving up as soon as you just know, now’s a good time to start giving up.

But, oh, what a moral victory Flyers fans had Tuesday night.

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