Newsletter for Monday, May 2
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Broad Street Runners were so focused on the 10 miles ahead of them they totally missed this caterpillar nest; photo via @alexisjlewis on Instagram.
WOMAN WHO CREATED A KATHRYN KNOTT PARODY IS SUING KATHRYN KNOTT
You might remember Kathryn Knott as the woman sentenced to prison for her involvement in an assault against a Center City gay couple. Or as the woman who later asked for a new sentence when she realized prison kinda sucks. Most recently, Kathryn Knott is known as the woman being sued by a 61-year-old who created a blog called “Knotty is a Tramp,” according to Philly.com. The gist? Kathleen O’Donnell, who is also suing Knott’s father and Bucks County, says she lost her job when Knott’s father used his pull with Bucks County detectives to inform her employer about the blog, which O’Donnell says was a parody.
TASTY FAKES EPISODE 2: HOW TO MAKE SWISS ROLLS AT HOME
Cue the good lighting, clear glass bowls and upbeat music; it’s time for another Tasty Fakes video. In the second installment of our quest to make our own versions of Tasty Baking Co. treats, we tackled Swiss Rolls with R2L pastry chef Peter Scarola. There are several steps to the process, so advance planning is a good idea, but Scaroloa was able to simplify it a bit. Bonus: the chocolatey swirls are gluten free. Watch and learn.
On the eve of the national Craft Brewers Conference in Philly, the local chapter of the women-in-beer Pink Boots Society is hosting a scholarship fund benefit with $10 raffle bags and a special tap list.
Where: Strangelove's at 216 S. 11th St. 19107
When: May 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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HOW TO STAY UPDATED ON THE TRIAL OF CHAKA FATTAH
Jury selection starts today for Congressman Chaka Fattah, and the trial is slated to begin later this month. It’s a rough week for the 11-term pol, who just last Tuesday lost his re-election bid in the primary to Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans. Fattah faces 29 different counts of illegally misappropriating federal, campaign and charitable funds. He told Billy Penn in an interview last week he’s been reflecting on his decades in office while his counsel focuses on the legal matters. To stay on top of trial news, click the “follow this” button at the top of our story. We’ll send major updates to your inbox.
THIS 100-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SET A WORLD RECORD AT THE PENN RELAYS
Ida Keeling is almost as old as the race she ran over the weekend. The 100-year-old New York City-based great-great grandmother was in town for the 122nd Penn Relays, and because being the oldest person there wasn’t cool enough already, she also set a world record in her age group by completing the 100-meter dash in 1 minute, 17 seconds. NewsWorks has photos of the 4’6″ powerhouse.