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    The voice behind the Mummers Parade

    Now there’s a book that looks at the colorful history of Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade and it comes from a very familiar voice. “Philadelphia Mummers is a photo-driven book.  It’s a big picture look at the Mummers.  It looks at who they are, how they work, the differences in the presentations and a little bit  on the challenges and opportunities that have existed in the modern era, which is 1965 until now,” said Philadelphia broadcasting icon Steve Highsmith. Highsmith has been […]

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    Aqua String Band prepares for their 97th Mummers Parade

    The Aqua String Band has been performing in the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade for nearly a century and have never missed a parade. Take a look back at their 97 year history… In the Bridesburg section of the city, the Aqua String Band has spent all year planning their routine for the 2017 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade. They are one of the oldest and the smallest of the string bands performing. Third year Aqua Captain, Ken Maminsky, says this year […]

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    Spinning classes are NOT easy

      PHL17’S Jason Lee visited Lifetime Athletic, an amazing workout facility (that is actually WAY more than just a place to work out) in Mount Laurel, NJ, to give a spin class a try.  Many people LOVE spinning classes for the great workout it gives them, and because it’s fun.  There’s music…and it’s a party atmosphere.  As Jason found out, it’s not easy.  He spoke to Leah Quatararo from Lifetime Fitness, and Leah gives some encouragement, as well as some […]

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    Tips for marketing your invention

      Everyone has ideas…and many people have ideas about the next big “As Seen On TV” product.  So, who better to talk to than Bill McAlister, the CEO of Top Dog Direct, about how to turn that big idea into big sales…and big money.  In this week’s “Money Monday” segment, Jennifer Lewis-Hall spoke to Bill about some of the recent As Seen on TV hits, and what characteristics are needed for make a successful product.  Bill said there are literally […]

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    Adopt a Pet: Meet Echo

      Echo is an adorable Domestic Medium-Hair cat that is just seven months old.  She was surrendered to ACCT Philly because her owners moved and could not take her with them.  She is an extremely lovable cat who loves to snuggle and is constantly purring.  Ame Dorminy, from ACCT Philly, told us that her previous home included kids and other pets, and she got along very well.  Echo would make a wonderful addition to any family.  And ACCT has a special […]

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    Adoptions From The Heart Casino Royale Night

      The weekend there is a wonderful event that benefits a great cause.  Adoptions From The Heart is holding a Casino Royale night on Saturday night.  Our own Jason Lee will host the festivities at The Clothier Room at St Sahag and St Mesrob Armenian Church in Wynnewood, PA.  We were joined in studio by Kristy Hartley Galbraith, an adoptive parent herself, to talk about this weekend’s event, and to talk about what a great cause Adoptions From The Heart […]

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    Ken Dunek talks about “Unmasking The Legacy”

      Ken Dunek, the publisher of PhillyMan Magazine and JerseyMan Magazine, stopped by the PHL17 studios to talk about his annual event, “Unmasking The Legacy”.  If the name Ken Dunek sounds familiar, it should.  He played pro football here in Philadelphia, for both the Eagles, and the old Philadelphia Stars of the USFL.  “Unmasking The Legacy” is a Halloween-themed event that honors ten people from the area, for their accomplishments in business, and their philanthropic efforts.  The event takes place […]

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    Chemical Free, Natural Beauty

      Beauty products that are chemical free and natural could be hard to find, so we have made it easy for you.  Beauty Expert Nicolette Brycki stopped by the PHL17 studios and showed our Lauren Berman some examples of beauty products that get rid of all the junk.  Nicolette speaks passionately about natural, chemical free beauty.  Besides her tips in this segment, you can get more of her suggestions on her website…nicolettebrycki.com.

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    Olive Garden stops by for National Pasta Day

      It is National Pasta Day, so we at PHL17 used our “noodle” to think of how we could celebrate such a great day.  Who better than The Olive Garden to have in our studio on National Pasta Day?  Juan Perez from the Willow Grove Olive Garden joined us on PHL17 Morning News, to show how we can set up a pasta bar in our own home, and do it for pennes…I mean pennies.  Juan is a great chef…he is […]

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    Exercises for the busy new mom

    Moms are busy, to say the least, and that is especially true of new moms.  The folks from Physiofit stopped by our PHL17 studios to spend some time with Jason Lee, and demonstrate exercises that new moms can do…and all they need is a stroller.  These are moves that are easy to do, and they can be done anywhere.  The point being, that exercise is important.  And even though we are all pressed for time these days, there is ample […]