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City Representative's Winter - Spring 2011 Calendar
Experience the best of Life, Liberty and You in Philadelphia
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City Representative's Office Sends Philadelphia Message Near and Far.
For a closer look at where we've been and what we've been doing, see our Out and About photo gallery
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2011 Mummers Parade
One of the hottest and oldest events in town is scheduled to step off on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. when the city’s beloved sequined Sultans of Strut, the Philadelphia Mummers, dust off their fancy golden slippers to take center stage in the spectacular 111th annual Mummers Parade.
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PRESIDENT’S HOUSE OPENS ON INDEPENDENCE MALL IN PHILADELPHIA
Much-Anticipated Site Honors Lives of Enslaved Africans in Presidential Household
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Mayor Michael A. Nutter officially will light City’s traditional holiday trees in annual ceremony to kick off holiday season
Mayor will be joined by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, special guest performances by the cast of Parenting 101, CAPA’s Choir & Dance Troupe, Nutcracker’s Mouse King, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo and more.
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American Daniel Vassallo and Dutch Mariska Kramer race to a Philly finish and capture 2010 Philadelphia Marathon
Daniel Vassallo, 25, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, and Mariska Kramer, 36, of the Netherlands were the top male and female finishers at the 2010 Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 21, an ideal day for road racing; temperatures were perfect and skies were clear.
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MARATHONING’S BEST HOST CITY EXPANDS ITS 2010 PHILADELPHIA MARATHON RACE WEEKEND EVENTS
An enhanced weekend experience of activities features four races, more than 20 Cheer Zones, free Health & Fitness Expo, volunteer opportunities and family fun.
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MAYOR MICHAEL A. NUTTER LAUNCHES AN EXCITING CITYWIDE INITIATIVE: THE PHILADELPHIA COLLECTION 2010
10 days of Fashion & Style, from September 23 to October 2
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Local design icon Mae Reeves honored at a ceremony and fashion show for her contributions to the fashion and business industry
City Representative Melanie Johnson and other dignitaries honored local fashion legend Mae Reeves whose designs were coveted by stars such as Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald at a ceremony and fashion show today at the African America Museum of Philadelphia.
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THE ROOTS TO ROCK THE WAWA WELCOME AMERICA!’S GRAND FINALE, THE LARGEST FREE CONCERT IN AMERICA! ON JULY 4
Wawa Welcome America! features free family fun, entertainment and activities June 25 – July 5
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Mayor Michael Nutter honors the City’s Centenarians in milestone 10th annual celebration
Mayor Michael A. Nutter hosted an annual birthday luncheon to honor Philadelphia residents who are at least 100-years-old.
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MAYOR NUTTER AND BILL COSBY CELEBRATE 2010 COLLEGE GRADUATES
Toss Your Caps! Philly Graduates From College
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WAWA Welcome America
MAYOR NUTTER ANNOUNCED WAWA WELCOME AMERICA! FESTIVAL CALENDAR AND CONCERT HEADLINERS

Residents and visitors of all ages will be excited by the spectacular lineup of programs, events and talent for the 2010 Wawa Welcome America! festival.
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Dad Vail Regatta
MAYOR AND DAD VAIL REGATTA OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE NEW TITLE SPONSOR FOR THIS SPRING’S DAD VAIL REGATTA

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Dad Vail Regatta officials announced Aberdeen Assets Management, Inc. as the event’s new title sponsor.
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Living Flame Memorial Service
Mayor Nutter leads tribute to fallen police officers and firefighters at City’s annual Living Flame Memorial Service

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett A. Gillison and other City officials honored police officers and firefighters, including deceased Police Officer John Pawlowski and Fire Captain Stephen Cospelich, in the annual City of Philadelphia’s Living Flame Memorial Service, at Franklin Square Park, Sixth and Race streets
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Daughters and Sons To Work Day
Mayor Michael A. Nutter hosted dozens of youngsters at a career day kick-off event as part of the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day at City Hall.

The day of mentoring, an internationally organized effort, was coordinated locally by the City of Philadelphia.
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13TH ANNUAL SUBARU CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, sushi and sake tastings were among events designed to celebrate Japanese culture and the arrival of spring in Philadelphia.
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PAL Day at City Hall mentoring event
More than 20 youngsters from the Police Athletic League (PAL) “shadowed” City officials at the annual Lockheed Martin PAL Day at City Hall today.
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Welcome America! Festival 2010…..Breaking News
Welcome America! Festival Officials Announce New Title Sponsor For This Summer’s July Fourth Celebration Area retailer Wawa pledges sponsorship support

February 12, 2010--Welcome America! Festival officials today announced Wawa, Inc. as the event’s new title sponsor.  The partnership will help continue a tradition of nearly two decades of excellence and build on the success of last year’s festival.
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Holiday Tree Lighting
Sixteenth Annual City Hall Holiday Celebration And Tree Lighting Spectacular Filled With Song, Sparkle, And Surprises
Rain Couldn’t Dampen Spirits at Dilworth Plaza Holiday Festivities

December 5, 2009 – Hundreds of Philadelphians gathered at Dilworth Plaza on a chilly, rain-soaked evening to join in the City of Philadelphia’s official launch of the holiday season on Wednesday, December 2, 2009.
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New Year's Eve
Philadelphia To Produce Two Waterfront Fireworks Shows On New Year’s Eve
Free Fireworks over the Delaware River kick off a Festive Four Day Weekend with many ways to celebrate!

November 30, 2009 — Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced today that the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) will produce not one but two fireworks shows this New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2009. In addition to the traditional show at Midnight, there will now be an earlier show at 6:00 PM now promising twice the fireworks, twice the fun! Both shows will be choreographed to unique soundtracks and launched from barges in the middle of the Delaware River with clear views from both Philadelphia and Camden ...
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Philadelphia Marathon
American John Crews and Canadian Jutta Merilainen race to a Philly finish and capture 2009 Philadelphia Marathon
Victories cap off record-high field of runners and successful Marathon weekend of events.

(November/December, 2009) – American John Crews and Canadian Jutta Merilainen were the top male and female finishers at the 2009 Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 22, a perfect day for road racing; temperatures were crisp and skies were clear. A record 17,000 runners competed in the Marathon weekend’s three events: the marathon, half marathon and the Rothman Institute 8K. More than 50,000 fans and friends lined the courses and cheered the runners on from curbside and from the 22 Marathon Cheer Zones that lined the course.
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