Recap of my most viewed vids of ’13

Selection of the five most viewed short videos in 2013 produced by Bas Slabbers 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…

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Rally in the Valley [VIDEO]

Mountain bike enthusiasts from across the region and all ages gathered in Wissahickon Park on Saturday for the 6th Annual Rally in the Valley festival.

The mountain bike event, organized by the Philadelphia Mountain Biking Association (PMBA), gives riders a chance to socialize, pick up riding tips and cruise together on the trails.

Jacalyn Clawson with PMBA said this year’s festival was scaled down a bit. Some vendors didn’t return after they had to deal with heavy rains during last year’s event.

Originally posted on WHYY’s )

Video highlights of the Mt. Airy vs. Chestnut Hill (11U) showdown

Video highlights of the Mt. Airy vs. Chestnut Hill (11U) showdown (via NewsWorks)

July 25, 2011 By Alan Tu Video by Bas Slabbers On Thursday, July 21, 2011. Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill Junior Baseball League (11U) teams met in the 21st Tournament in Roxborough. 11U refers to the 11-year-old player division within the tournament. Both teams were beaten earlier in the week so this…