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A Dream Is A Wish Princess Holiday Concert, Philadelphia Wings Season Opener, and 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' at the Merriam Theater

Once upon a BEN Around Philly episode, Kristen is visited by three fairytale princesses. The Philadelphia Theater Company’s A Dream Is A Wish: Princess Holiday Concert returns to the Suzanne Roberts Theater on South Broad Street for ONE DAY ONLY - Sunday, December 16th, and Shawn Stone - the director of Marketing for the Philadelphia…

Patrice Banks of Girls Auto Clinic

This week, Kristen speaks with Patrice Banks, who is a local engineer turned mechanic... ahem… sheCANic. In 2016 she founded Girls Auto Clinic, a Pennsylvania-based repair center (and salon) staffed by and focused on women. Patrice and her sheCANics fix cars, sure, but also inform and empower women to learn new things and not be…

New Leash On Life and BEAUTIFUL on Broadway (with a chance to win tickets!)

This week Kristen speaks with Rob Rosa, the AVP of Prison Programs at New Leash on Life USA. New Leash On Life USA is one of the country’s most unique prison-dog training programs. They save at-risk shelter dogs by training prison inmates to care for and socialize them to enhance their adoptability. The program is…

The 39th Annual West Chester Christmas Parade

The 39th Annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade is THIS Friday already, November 30th. Mark Yoder, President and CEO of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and Kate Sheehan, the Manager of Community Affairs for QVC join Kristen to detail what’s in store for this years parade. Featuring 6ABC’s Adam Joseph, along with QVC…

Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, Christmas Village and the Made in Philadelphia Market, and The 39th Annual West Chester Christmas Parade

A few weeks ago, Kristen participated in a charity flag football game hosted by NRG Energy. She played for a charity called Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, who received $2,500 from NRG when her team won. Jen Leary and Lori Albright from Red Paw Emergency Relief Team now join Kristen in the BEN-FM studio to…

Beautiful on Broadway, Small Business Saturday, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Wingston - the new Philadelphia Wings mascot.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has been on Broadway for five years now in New York City telling the story of Carole King’s life through her many hits like It’s Too Late, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, So Far Away, I Feel the Earth Move, (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman and…

The National Dog Show's John O'Hurley with Matt and Kristen

The Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show (Presented by Purina) happens here locally at the Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks each year in November. John O’Hurley, who you may recognize as the voice of BEN-FM (and who played Peterman on Seinfeld) visits the area each year to co-host the broadcast. Listen as he speaks…

MANNA Pie in the Sky, First Person Arts Festival, and a trip to Belgium from Philly Loves Beer

This week Kristen speaks with Rob Saxon, the Director of External Affairs at MANNA about this incredible organization currently in the middle of their biggest fundraiser of the year, Pie in the Sky. MANNA is selling six different delicious flavors of pie (Aberdeen Apple Pie, American Airlines Sky Pie, Berry Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie,…

Sean Anders, Director/Co-Writer of INSTANT FAMILY and BEAUTIFUL BOY's Nik Sheff

This week, Kristen had the opportunity to screen two films hitting the theaters this fall. The first, Instant Family, starring Mark Walhberg and Rose Byrne. It's about a couple who fosters and then adopts not one child, but three siblings.. which was not exactly the plan (at first). It's a super funny and also touching…

Kristen's Disney Cruise Line Vacation Recap: A Disney DREAM Cruise

From October 15th-19th this year, I was lucky enough to take a trip of a lifetime with my family. I traveled to Orlando, Florida where we went to Magic Kingdom and stayed in Disney World. The following morning we boarded the Disney Dream in Port Canaveral, Florida which then traveled to Nassau, Bahamas and then…