Monday was one heckuva night for Philly sports. Carson Wentz threw four touchdown passes and led the Eagles to a big win over Washington to go to 6-1, the best record in the NFL. Meanwhile, Ben Simmons recorded a triple-double and Joel Embiid dropped 30 points in the Sixers' first win of the season. But the night was much more historic than that. Check out the details on Wentz's remarkable night, Simmons' history-making game and the last time both the Eagles and Sixers won on the same day. It's...been a while.
Don’t worry too much about the signs in airports warning how a Pennsylvania ID won’t get you onto an airplane in January 2018. For one thing, Pennsylvania just got another extension Thursday. Your Pennsylvania ID will work for at least another year, so you’re good for now. But you should worry later. Here's why REAL ID and upgrades to PA driver's licenses have been such a mess.
What happens to all the empties at Philly bars after the booze inside is gone? They can be tossed in recycling bins, sure, but there's an even more sustainable solution. Bok building studio Remark Glass takes used beer, wine and liquor bottles and turns them into functional glasses, bowls, vases and lighting. Here's details on Remark's live glassblowing demo (with beer) at the Dock Street Cannery on Wednesday.
Yesterday was the anniversary of Frank Rizzo's birthday. To commemorate the day, a group of anti-Rizzo protestors installed a giant inflatable rat that looked like Donald Trump right across from the Rizzo statue in Thomas Paine Plaza. Trump Rat was terrifying, for sure, but somehow it got even creepier when the thing was being deflated. Check out the flat rat here.
The Philadelphia Water Department, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and United by Blue are hosting a party to talk about trash. Really! Food and drink will be provided as reps talk about how government, the school district and local nonprofits are making moves towards being litter free. Bring questions — and also your weird trash items like used markers and batteries, if you want. Rabbit Recycling will be collecting them on site.
Where: Fairmount Water Works at 640 Waterworks Dr. 19130
When: October 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $10
Billy Penn Likes
When we spoke with ESPN's Matt Hasselbeck this week about Carson Wentz, he called the Eagles star a franchise quarterback, but also a franchise person. ESPN aired the story of Lukas Kusters before Monday's game, showing what Wentz meant to the young boy from Wilmington, Delaware stricken with cancer. Nicknamed the Dutch Destroyer, Kusters saw Wentz as his hero. Wentz, who now wears a Dutch Destroyer wrist band, still sees Lukas the same way. If you haven't yet, grab a box of tissues and spend a few minutes sharing their story.
On a lighter note...congratulations Philly! You've made it into the Amazon sweepstakes, one of 238 finalists for Amazon HQ2. We highlighted some of the best parts of Philly's pitch the other day, but knowing the city is up against 237 other areas across 54 different states, provinces, districts and territories in North America, well, maybe a few sports jerseys from the Johnny Doc collection won't be enough. (Which is better, a Wentz jersey or $7 billion in tax breaks?) Here's a look at some of the suitors, as Amazon sets out on their HQ Tinder experience.