🌱 Jim Gardner was educated + Philly ACCT at Capacity + MANNA Feeds

Did you have a happy Thanksgiving? It’s me, Patty Kozlowski, your host at the Deli. Put on your rubber pants and eat the rest of the pie in the fridge. There is no judgment here. Here’s what happens:

  • During his last broadcast of the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade, Jim Gardner had a visitor.
  • Philly ACCT needs adopters at a maximum capacity shelter.
  • Mana continues to feed thousands of people in need on Thanksgiving.

But first, today’s weather:

With showers around. High: 54 Low: 37.


Here are the top stories today in Philadelphia:

  1. Quinta Bronson, creator and star of ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” surprised Channel 6 newscaster Jim Gardner during a… 6abc Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving parade. Gardner is retiring after decades of being the Delaware Valley’s most popular newscaster and even had a cameo role in the first season of “Abbott Elementary.” 6abc philadelphia
  2. Some tough decisions may have to be made. There is a desperate call for pet adoptions in the Philly ACCT over Thanksgiving weekend as the city’s pet shelter is at full capacity. In general, adoptions have slowed because many homes are filled with adoption in the pandemic, and possibly because inflation rates are raising concerns about the costs of keeping a pet. (wpst.com)
  3. Mana volunteers assembled and delivered about 900 bags, containing all of the Thanksgiving dinner items, to people throughout the greater Philadelphia area on Thursday who are critically or seriously ill. Mana was one of the few organizations that helped HIV/AIDS patients during the outbreak of the disease in the 1980s. Today, MANNA continues to serve people living with HIV/AIDS, but also provides meals, nutrition education, and counseling to people with cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, and other medical conditions. (Why)Today in Philadelphia:
  • Adventure Aquarium | Underwater Christmas with Scuba Santa (9:00 AM)
  • Arts Access TV Program – Bureau of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (6:00 p.m.)
  • Jewelry for your walls! (7:30 PM)
  • Cinderella at the Walnut Street Theater – Walnut Street Theater (8:00 pm)

From my notebook:

  • Most cheesesteak joints are named after men. Pat, Jim, Gino Angelo and Steve. That’s not to say that women aren’t involved in the work of creating Philly’s most famous sandwich. In fact, many stores around town rely on women to keep things running. They handle finances, do public relations, manage staff — and even make sandwiches. (billypenn.com)
  • This bakery has outlasted the pandemic. When the epidemic first emerged in early 2020, Fox Frosted Cake Shop The city-state followed and closed its doors—a circumstance of several months. By June, they are back in action. Many food related businesses have closed and been unable to open after Covid restrictions were lifted. Check out this Chestnut Hill bakery that knew how to mutate the pandemic. (The Chestnut Hill Local)
  • Head out to the bar for a drink tonight, you just might find your pot lid. Check out this matchmaking story that took place in one of the oldest Philly-Reconnected bars After 20 years, the couple who met at the McGillins Olde Ale House prepare to tie the knot. After meeting as kitchen workers at a Center City bar known for its matchmaking prowess, Joseph Scott is introduced to Ivy Jackson while decorating for the holidays. (PhillyVoice)

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Patty Pat Kozlowski

About me: Patty Kozlowski has been writing community news and Philly-cenric Op/Eds for over 20 years. A generation of all trades, she was a comedian, chef, DJ, newspaper editor, food truck driver and parks director for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation as well as a community relations/legislative aide for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Philadelphia City Council.

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