Newsletter for Sunday, April 3
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The thrill of victory is one intensely electrifying feeling; photo via @novambb on Instagram
VILLANOVA LEAPS INTO COLLEGE BASKETBALL FINALS
Guys, a local team is about to play in a national championship. Last night, coach Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats capped their March Madness run with a knock-out punch, waltzing over the Oklahoma Sooners to win 95-51 — the largest margin in any Final Four game in history. On Monday (tip-off at 9:19 p.m.) they face the North Carolina Tar Heels, who are considered a light favorite to win. Bring it, because Philly is all about the underdog — and, maybe just this once, that’ll count for a gritty team from Radnor, too.
THAT CRAZY HAILSTORM KNOCKED OUT POWER FOR THOUSANDS
If you didn’t see the hail, you probably heard it. Pea-sized chunks of ice rained down on the Philadelphia region early Sunday morning, part of a violent storm that also brought rain, snow and super high winds. Gusts up to 60 mph helped knock out power for more than 42,000 PECO customers, according to Philly.com, with Bucks County bearing the brunt of the blackouts.
PHILLY’S PASCHALVILLE LIBRARY HAS A NEW COLLECTION: NECKTIES
On March 10, a dozen fashionable ties ordered from Amazon debuted in their new home: On display in the Paschalville Branch Library in Southwest Philly, where they’re available to job-seekers for borrowing to wear to interviews, totally free of charge. It’s the sharing economy, on a public service level.
ON THE CALENDAR
Slate editor in chief Jacob Weisberg is in town to talk about the legacy of the 40th U.S. President.
Where: National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St. 19106
When: April 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: $10
Forget about Restaurant Week, this deal is actually good. Build-your-own platter of chef Erin O'Shea's meets with all the fixins for less than $25 per person.
Where: Percy Street Barbeque at 900 South St. 19147
When: April 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to April 10, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.
How much: $45 for two
YIP Philly presents a panel of people who've made a difference in their communities, sharing success stories and advice.
Where: National Mechanics at 22 S. 3rd St. 19106
When: April 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $10