🌱 Jim Gardner is being trained + Philly ACCT at Capacity + MANNA Feeds

Did you have a happy Thanksgiving? It’s Patty-Pat Kozlowski, your Daily host. Put on your stretchy sweatpants and eat the rest of the cake in the fridge. No judgment here. Here’s what’s going on:

  • During his recent broadcast of the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade, Jim Gardner had a visitor.
  • Philly ACCT needs adopters at maximum capacity.
  • MANNA continues to provide Thanksgiving to thousands of those in need.

But first today’s weather:

Breezy with showers around. High: 54 Low: 37.

Here are today’s top stories in Philadelphia:

  1. Quinta Brunson, the creator and star of ABC’s Abbott Elementary, surprised longtime Channel 6 news anchor Jim Gardner during the 6abc Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Parade. Gardner is retiring after being the most well-known news anchor in the Delaware Valley for decades, even having a cameo in the first season of Abbott Elementary. 6abcPhiladelphia
  2. Some difficult decisions may have to be made. This Thanksgiving weekend, the Philly ACCT is having a desperate call for pet adoptions as the city’s animal shelter is at full capacity. In general, adoptions have slowed as many homes are full of pandemic adoptions and presumably due to inflation rates raising concerns about the cost of keeping a pet. (wpst.com)
  3. MANNA volunteers on Thursday assembled about 900 bags containing all the elements of a Thanksgiving dinner and distributed them to people in the Philadelphia area who are living with serious or critical illnesses. MANNA was one of the few organizations that helped HIV-AIDS patients during the outbreak in the 1980s. Today, MANNA continues to serve people living with HIV/AIDS, but also provides meals, nutrition education, and counseling for people with cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions. (WHY)Today in Philly:
  • adventure aquarium | Christmas Underwater ft. Scuba Santa (9:00 a.m.)
  • Arts Access TV – Office for Arts, Culture and Creative Industries (6:00 p.m.)
  • Jewelry for your walls! (19:30 o’clock)
  • Cinderella at the Walnut Street Theater – Walnut Street Theater (8:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Most cheesesteak places are named after men. Pats, Jims, Ginos Angelos and Steves. That doesn’t mean women aren’t involved in the business of creating Philly’s most iconic sandwich. In fact, many businesses across the city depend on women to keep operations running. They handle the finances, they do PR, they manage the staff – and even make the sandwiches. Billy Penn has a hot take on the queens of these cheesesteak kitchens. (billypenn.com)
  • This bakery outsmarted the pandemic. When the pandemic first struck in early 2020, The Frosted Fox Cake Shop followed the order of the city and closed its doors – a circumstance that lasted for a few months. In June, however, they were back in business. Many food businesses closed their doors and were unable to open after Covid restrictions were lifted. Check out this Chestnut Hill bakery that knew how to turn the pandemic. (The Chestnut Hill Local)
  • Go to a bar for a drink tonight, you might just find the lid of your pot. Check out this matchmaking story that happened in one of Philly’s oldest bars. Reconnected after 20 years, a couple who met at McGillin’s Olde Ale House prepares to tie the knot. After meeting as a kitchen hand at the Center City Pub, known for its matchmaking skills, Joseph Scott proposed to Ivy Jackson while she was decorating for the holidays. (Philly voice)

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Patty Pat Kozlowski

About me: Patty-Pat Kozlowski has been writing Community News and Philly-Cenric Op/Eds for over 20 years. A jack of all trades, she has been a stand-up comedian, chef, DJ, newspaper editor, food truck driver, and parks director for Philadelphia Parks & Rec, as well as a community clerk/legislator for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Philadelphia City Council.

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