Recap of my most viewed vids of ’13

Selection of the five most viewed short videos in 2013 produced for WHYY’s NewsWorks. Added as a bonus is an extended version of the inaugural Turkey Day football rivalry between two local high schools. What is your favorite?

#5 – 2013 Mt Airy Day

Grounds of Cliveden, NorthWest Philadelphia, PA USA – May 4, 2013; The 43rd Mt. Airy Day took place on the grounds of the Cliveden on Saturday. The annual bash took place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is put on by the West Mt. Airy Neighbors (WMAN) and East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN) to bring together the community for a day of fun and family-friendly activities.

This year’s Mt. Airy Day featured sunny skies, live performances all day long, food trucks and artisan vendors. The KidZone was set up for children to play and included pony rides and Zoo on Wheels from the Philadelphia Zoo. Also check the gallery with 13 photos of this event on

#4 – Inaugural Turkey Day Rivalry

Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Stadium, NW Philadelphia, PA, USANovember 28, 2013; Thanksgiving Day inaugural Legacy Bowl football rivalry between MLK Cougars and Imhotep Panthers (32-30).

Here is as a bonus an Extended version of 12m11s.

This video is produced as part of a story by Brian Hickey with photos by Brad Larrison on WHYY’s “Inaugural MLK vs. Imhotep football ‘Legacy Bowl’ had an ending for the ages”

Find out what video is my most viewed (far from ‘viral’) of 2013 after the break…

#3 – Cycling enthousiast plans coffeeshop in Germantown

Germantown, NW Philadelphia – May 28, 2013; On a spectrum that starts with a vision and ends with reality, Germantown’s Coulter Street Supply Co. sits somewhere in between. With each passing day, though, Tim Walkiewicz and John Burke inch closer toward a tangible presence which will bring an espresso bar, rotating art gallery and commercial space to Germantown’s western edge. ( Story continues on

#2 – History of the Battle of Germantown of 1777 through questions of kids

Full story by Amanda Staller with photos by Rikard Larma here

#1 – PA State High School Championship from the sidelines

Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey PA – December 15, 2013;
The Imhotep Panthers are defeated in the PIAA AA State Championship by the South Fayette Lions. This video is produced as part of a story by Brian Hickey with photos by Brad Larrison on WHYY’s “Imhotep Panthers outmatched in state championship-football game”