Looking Ahead: 13 Reasons You’ll Want To Be In Philadelphia In 2013

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What a year it’s been for Philadelphia.

2012 saw Anthony Bourdain film his first-ever TV episode here, the Penn Museum turns 125, the Academy of Natural Sciences turn 200, a snazzy new hotel open on Independence Mall, one of the world’s most renowned art collections open its doors right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and an epic music festival bring Jay-Z, Kanye West, Santigold, Jill Scott and more huge stars to Philadelphia.

Rest assured, 2013 will be no less impressive than 2012.  To help drum up some excitement for what’s in store for Philadelphia over the next 12 months, we’ve pulled together a roundup of 13 reasons you’ll want to be in Philadelphia in 2013.

Check it out below; and hit the comments and Twitter with your favorite moments of 2012 and what you’re most excited for in 2013.

Read more:  http://www.uwishunu.com/2012/12/looking-ahead-13-reasons-youll-want-to-be-in-philadelphia-in-2013/

Will Buyers Keep, Sell Or Shut Your Acme?

Ailing Acme Markets, one of the Philadelphia area’s largest employers with more than 13,000 local workers at more than 100 supermarkets, will be taken over by a group of private equity firms and real estate investors, its owners said this morning.

Supervalu Inc. “announced today a definitive agreement under which it will sell its Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market stores and related Osco and Sav-on in-store pharmacies” for $100 million in cash plus the assumption of $3.2 billion in debt.  The sellers hope to close the sale later this winter.  The deal covers 877 stores including the Acmes.

Buyers are a group led by former Chrysler owner Cerberus Capital Management LP and including Kimco Realty Corporation, Klaff Realty LP, Philadelphia-based Lubert-Adler Partners and Schottenstein Real Estate Group.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/Acme-Markets-sold.html#ixzz2Hdg8wx9g
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Local Bakers’ Angel Food Cake Judged Heavenly

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The key to a good angel food cake is timing.

That’s what Robert Wenger says.

The eggs must be kept at the right temperature, you can’t over beat them and you have to keep a careful eye over the cake while it’s in the oven, he said.

Those tips helped Wenger of Adamstown take home third place in the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=442720