The Last Word Week of Aug. 25, 2005

We are family: Attorney Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin, chair of the family law practice group at WolfBlock, addressed the topic of PARTNERS, a relationship education project sponsored by the American Bar Association, at the 2005 Academy for Family and Consumer Science Educators conference gathered in Norristown.
… Who better folk than Philly's Gene Shay to serve as emcee of the 44th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, a three-day banjo-rama kicking off Aug. 26 at Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, Pa. Of course, there's more than banjo-playin' to pick at, but it was the only way for TLW to remind the sponsoring Philadelphia Folksong Society that he's had his banjo bag packed and ready to go the past 44 years without an invite. Which suggests they must really mean business down on the Farm. …
Time for a commercial break: Does Sharon Geller run hot and cold? Only when it comes to award-winning TV work: The Center City resident has received a Telly Award for her principal role in a local Rorer's Heating and Air-Conditioning commercial. Not bad for the dog days of summer for Sharon, who also just took part in a trailer for the International Dog Film Festival. If her 15 canine co-stars thought they could steal her thunder, well, they were barking up the … well, you know.
Scott D. Schulman of Voorhees, N.J., has been named a partner in the law firm of Petrillo and Goldberg. … Net prophets: Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. – a full-service law firm – has just gotten a little bit … fuller. They've put together a topflight team of communal leaders/attorneys who've given tzedakah a good name – including Norman Zarwin, Alan Casnoff and Rotan E. Lee – to form a group especially dedicated to providing legal counsel to nonprofit organizations.
… "Orphan" finds home: Late Philadelphian Lyle Kessler's "Orphan" is coming to Broadway early next year, with Al Pacino as star of the revival. … Scott F. Blacker has been named "Campaign Associate of the Year 2005" by the Jewish National Fund. Somewhere, in Israel, a tree is smiling.
… Miles and miles of glory: Dresher screenwriter Andrew Miles' "Love for Rent" must have a bigger price tag on its sale these days as the romantic drama just nailed the McDonald's Audience Choice Award at the 2005 New York International Latino Film Festival. No surprise for those who recall the talented writer's last effort, "Ambushed."
… Hey, so we got "Rocky"! Current CBS "The Early Show" stalwart and former Fox Philly favorite Dave Price, who's seen his asking price skyrocket with each weather forecast he makes, has been selected "NYC Tourism Ambassador" of NYC & Co., which reps the city's tourism program.
… This doc's accomplishments are numbered – literally: Dr. Robert Worthington-Kirsch, a pioneer of the uterine artery embolization procedure, dealing with uterine fibroids, just performed his 2000th UAE, which, if there were such a thing for such procedures, surely would earn him a spot in the Hall of Fame. They're cheering him – stat! – at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, where Worthington-Kirsch serves.
… Here's a "Top 10" list David Letterman would be proud to present – not to mention Herman and Sandra Jacobowitz, whose son is part of the list: Marc Jacobowitz, now partner in an L.A. law firm, has been chosen one of the Nightingale Healthcare News "Outstanding Physician Practice Lawyers for 2005," cited for his expertise in transactional health law. Marc will pick up his award on Nov. 3 when the Physician Agreements & Ventures Conference gathers in Chicago. Last time TLW ran an item about L.A. law, Harry Hamlin was still married to Nicolette Sheridan.


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