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Date: 9/26/2008
Title: 23 Items (9-26-08) sponsored by The 14th Annual Sippin By The River

Eagles won last week.  How nice did that feel despite the injuries?  The MVP was our punter, Sav Rocca.  He did a great job for us getting us great field position.  And after calling out Dawkins, it seems as though he stepped up.  For those interested in Eagles away games, there is still some time to get on board for San Francisco (300+ people are already signed up).  http://www.sportsandtrips.com/ref.asp?id=359

Great wine event this Sunday.  Looks like the weather might just be perfect for it after all: http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/weekend/19130?from=hrly_topnav_business.

And there should be a good, but much smaller, wine event on WED night at Public House (#14).
For those looking for something to do on Saturday, October 4th, check out the Midtown Village festival.  I attended last year.  You could walk around the area with beverages.  Item #23.

After watching USC lose last night, I realized what I want from my college football season.  All I really care about is that at the end of the year, the BCS is all screwed up and we have some kind of controversy.  All I want for Christmas is a NCAA playoff.

A few weeks ago, I attended a Sunday night dance event at the Bubble House in University City.  I think the party is smaller now that the summer is over but it seems like it is a good time and could be worth checking out if you are looking for an active Sunday night.  http://www.sundaephiladelphia.com/
Of course, this Sunday night is all about the Eagles.  I have no plans so if you are heading out to watch the game in center city, please give me a shout.

Lastly, I am looking for some people that have good credit and currently do not own a home. In particular, first time home buyers.  If you fall in this category, please email me as I have some opportunities I would like to discuss with you.  And not sure of the latest with the financial mess but going in to this week, did you know that the 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Rates Fall for Fifth Straight Week?  Low interest rates, federal tax credits, and lots of worried sellers out there - an interesting time to be looking for a home to purchase. - Mark

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SPONSOR:: The 14th annual Sippin' by the River
The fourteenth annual Sippin’ by the River outdoor wine and beer tasting festival will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2008, from 1 to 5 p.m., rain or shine, on Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard at Spring Garden Street, in Philadelphia.

With close to 4,000 people attending last year’s event, proceeds from Sippin’ by the River, which topped more than $85,000 last year, benefit research, education, and support programs for people suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – chronic digestive disorders of the small and large intestines collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Currently, IBD affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans.

SPONSOR:: The 14th annual Sippin' by the River





Please join us for an exciting, free event taking place on October 1, 2008 at Penn State Great Valley in Malvern.  We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to present the local premiere of “Tiny Tears,” a compelling and emotional documentary that tells the stories of children affected by HIV/AIDS.  Their courage, resilience, and hope are the focus of the film by Director Robert Corna, whose credits include “The Gangs of New York,” and HBO’s “Rome.” The film has received international recognition and premiered this past spring at the United Nations and The Cannes Film Festival.  The evening will begin with light refreshments and an opportunity to meet Director Robert Corna.

We encourage you to invite your family, friends, and colleagues. 

5:30-6:15 pm for networking and light snacks, 6:15 – 9:00 film and discussion.  Musser Auditorium,

You may view the “Tiny Tear” trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1uBjLKN8RI.  For more information on Camp Dreamcatcher please visit http://www.campdreamcatcher.org/.

The event is free and open to the public but we do ask that you reserve your space. RSVP to Cathy O’Neill cxo10@psu.edu or 610-725-5324.


3) Book Club Meeting

October 2, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

It's 2001. The dot-com bubble has burst and rolling layoffs have hit an unnamed Chicago advertising firm sending employees into an escalating siege mentality as their numbers dwindle. As a parade of employees depart, bankers boxes filled with their personal effects, those left behind raid their fallen comrades' offices, sifting through the detritus for the errant desk lamp or Aeron chair. Written with confidence in the tricky-to-pull-off first-person plural, the collective fishbowl perspective of the "we" voice nails the dynamics of cubicle culture--the deadlines, the gossip, the elaborate pranks to break the boredom, the joy of discovering free food in the breakroom. Arch, achingly funny, and surprisingly heartfelt, it's a view of how your work becomes a symbiotic part of your life. A dysfunctional family of misfits forced together and fondly remembered as it falls apart. Praised as "the Catch-22 of the business world" and "The Office meets Kafka," I'm happy to report that Joshua Ferris's brilliant debut lives up to every ounce of pre-publication hype and instantly became one of my favorite books of the year (from amazon.com).

Please RSVP to Anusha at BalasubramanianA@freelibrary.org if you would like to attend.



A) I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. - Douglas Adams

B) If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's. - Joseph Campbell

C) Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

D) There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. - Beverly Sills

E) We can't reach old age by another man's road. - Mark Twain


5) Reggaeton Explosion

Saturday 9/27/08
Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton NJ
Featuring Don Omar, Tego Calderon & Ivy Queen
Special Guests Charlie Hustle & Streatz
Doors Open at 6pm / Show Begins at 7pm

Purchase Tickets: www.sovereignbankarena.com, www.comcastTIX.com, or www.eliteworldmedia.com

Listen to radio commericals: http:\\lamega.lamusica.com
View TV Spot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWpgfVbzO6E



Come One, Come All, Join the Covenant House Young Professionals for the 3rd Annual Creepy BALL! Your entire $20 suggested donation will benefit Covenant House Pennsylvania and their work with homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. This Halloween party will take place on Saturday, October 25th at Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Avenue) from 8pm – 11pm. We will have a costume contest at 10pm, with prizes awarded for the scariest, most hilarious and most creative. Light appetizers will be included, and drink specials include $2.50 domestics, $3.50 imports, and $5.00 mixed drinks.

Covenant House Pennsylvania provides shelter to over 500 homeless youth and support services to over 3,000 homeless and at-risk youth each year. For more information about the Young Professionals for Covenant House, please contact Jennifer Lawrow at 215.923.8350 or jlawrow@covenanthousepa.org.



$2300 / 2br - 2 bedroom 2 bath 1450 sq ft. City View Condos parking available (Art Museum)

6th floor condo for rent. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Largest unit in building. Apartment completely refurbished in the past 4 years. 24/hr security desk, indoor free gym, outdoor pool, Hardwood flooring in living room and hallways,

Amazing South city view, Close to all major highways, Kelly Drive, Art Museum, WaWa, Whole Foods, and many more.
All utilities included except cable, internet and phone.
Covered Parking on first floor of garage available at an additional $200/mo

Can be rented partially furnished, price would be negotiatiable. Available Oct. 15th Please call Jaci 267-251-2405






One or Two Exterior offices in Conshohocken, PA.  Ability to Sub-lease at $800.00/month per office.  Rent includes furnished office, all utilities (including phone) and internet connections.  Office Suite also has copier, fax and small conference room.  Free on-site garage parking and Fitness center.
Contact:  Jimiannuzzi59@verizon.net or call 610.688.4349


10) Benefit for the Families of Police Officers Isabel Nazario & Patrick McDonald

Saturday, October 4th, 2008 ~ 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Ancient Order of Hibernians
Division 87 Hall ~ 2171 Wakeling Street

Draft Beer ~ Food ~ Entertainment ~ Chinese Auction

$25.00 per person.  All proceeds go to the Nazario & McDonald Families

If you are interested in purchasing tickets or donating an item for the Chinese Auction, please contact my wife or I at the numbers listed below. If you cannot attend but would still like to make a donation, please make check payable to the Nazario family and/or the McDonald family and mail to my attention at 8130 Winthrop Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19136. Please spread the word for this very worthy cause. Best regards.

Matt McIntyre                          
(215) 333-3104 home                
(215) 704-6302

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11) Young Friends of ACHIEVEability Fight Poverty

On Thursday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Young Friends of ACHIEVEability will host its inaugural event. This fun filled evening will help benefit single parents in the fight against poverty.Young Friends Of ACHIEVEability is an organization dedicated to serving single parent, low-income families. By providing housing and supportive services, they help families gain financial stability. Young Friends of ACHIEVEability also stresses the importance of education. In 2007-2008, they helped 19 of their clients receive college degrees. In order to celebrate its formation, the Young Friends of ACHIEVEability will be hosting a fundraiser at the Rittenhouse Square restaurant, Pearl. Guests will be treated to cocktails, compliments of Ketel One Vodka and Red Bull. They will also have the opportunity make contributions and change the lives of single parent families in need. For more information, please contact Stephanie Goldstein at 215.748.8803. -Jesse Winchester

Young Friends of ACHIEVEability, Pearl, 1904 Chestnut St.


12) Cedar Park Neighbors Annual Fall Fair

The Cedar Park Fair will take place on Saturday, September 27 from noon to 5pm, in Cedar Park located between 49th street and 50th street on Baltimore Avenue, the very heart of the Cedar Park neighborhood. There will be something for everyone! There will be food, vendors, kids' activities, health screening, public service tables, and music and other entertainment all day. The line-up includes Adimu Kuumba, a Drill Team, and The Rays of Hope plus our favorite local DJ Jamar.

In addition, there will be a special raffle with a grand prize of "$500 in Fine Dining," with gift certificates from TEN of our favorite local restaurants! PLUS there will be more than 50 other prizes! You can bring your filled out tickets and money with you to the Fair, or you can drop them off at Abbraccio Restaurant (47th and Warrington) in advance.

For more information email contact@cedarparkneighbors.org or call 267-531-4147. This year's fair is sponsored by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, University City District, O'Donnell Real Estate Inc., Urban Bye Realty and State Representative James Roebuck. See you at the fair!


13) Clark Park Farmers' Market 10th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 4 from 10am to 4pm
43rd & Baltimore Avenue

FEATURING: outdoor market, local food, public art, live music from: Oak, Oak, Okay (a teenage girls rock band)
Happy Accident (a local band of Food Trust members), The Imhotep African Dance & Drum Ensemble (a 20 piece African drum circle, with stiltwalkers)
Birdie Busch and her band, West Philadelphia Orchestra


14) Tasting Time in the City -- A Young Professional After-Work Wine Tasting

The Public House
18th St @ Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday, October, 1st 2008
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
UpcomingEvents.com and YoungProfessionalEvents.com invite you to the first event of a new series: Tasting Time in The City

What better way to spend an evening after-work then with a premier Wine Tasting Party. The party comes complete with Four great wine selections to sample from Bonterra Vineyards, wine expert Richard Talmadge Ambrose on hand to describe each Varietel, and of course light menu samples from Public House.

Relax, kick back, and network with other young professionals. All women will receive a Spa Gift Certificate and guys will receive a coupon for a haircut at American Male. How is THAT for value?! There are limited spots available and this event will sell out quickly. Sign up now so you do not miss out.

The last event had over 125 people. Tickets are only $20 - compare to similar events out there that are over $40!


15) SAVE THE DATE :: Rumble

We are hosting a "Rumble in the Kitchen" event at the Loews this October 22nd. Please see link below and JOIN US!! You can scroll through the charity stuff and to the part where it's a 3 hour open bar for $40!!
Please pass along to anyone you know who may be interested.


16) FUNDRAISER:  Last Rodeo at Urban Saloon (for the Obama/Biden ticket)
WHAT:  Last Rodeo Happy Hour
DONATION:  No minimum, no maximum!
WHEN:  October 1st 5:30PM – 8:00PM
WHERE:  Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Avenue across from the Penitentiary)
Election Day is a little over one month away and everyone’s help is needed to support ground operations.  Please come out and join us for our happy hour with free food, drink specials, fun door prizes and voter registration forms.  The Urban Saloon has graciously supplied a very nice room for us to hang out and there is no minimum (or maximum) for campaign donations.  We hope to see you there!

For more information contact Kimberley at Kim@ImperialeStrategies.com



A) Armin VanBuuren- Great Armin Trance ASOT Number 362
Lots of good summer electric dance tracks

B) Armin's show in NYC
Get you tickets for Halloweens NYC show here –gonna be monumental!

C) France's house DJ David Guetta's 20 minutes from the Germany's Love Parade 
Saw him in Ibiza , French House DJ. He's not a DJ, he's a entertainer full of tricky-samples. Did not use his headphones
much at all. Worth a listen. http://www.trance4all.com/Tiesto/david_guetta_LP2008.zip

D) Live Tiesto-Mysteryland (Radio 538) Dance Department 23-08-2008


18) New Café on the Parkway

September 29 marks the grand opening of the new Capriccio Café and Espresso Bar at Café Cret. The glass pavilion is just a stone's throw from Love Park on the Parkway and offers museum-goers, area office workers, neighbors and Center City visitors a respite with La Colombe coffee, Bassetts Ice Cream, homemade paninis and more, in a beautiful setting with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Capriccio Café and Espresso Bar at Café Cret, 16th Street & Ben Franklin Parkway, 215.735.9797, capricciocafe.com



A) Janet Jackson in philly, 10/2, Thursday
B) Taj Mahal at Keswick, 10/2
C) Crosby and nash in DE, 10/4
D) Rusted Root at Electric Factory, 10/4
E) Death Cab For Cutie , HOB Atlantic City, Sun, Oct 5

At American Male, we know MEN. We are more than a barber shop. We are the men's grooming experience! American Male salons are in a class by themselves - offering TV's, complimentary beverages and a place you can call your own with style and confidence - an event you'll love and never forget. http://www.americanmale.com/

20) A Happy Hour Event Sponsored by the Young Friends Committee!
Host: Young Scholars Charter School
Location: The World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Thursday, October 2, 5:30PM

The Young Friends Committee of the Young Scholars Charter School is pleased to announce that it will host its Fall Happy Hour at World Cafe Live!

Join us for an evening out in the company of other professionals at one of Philadelphia's great arts establishments.  Enjoy complimentary appetizers and discounted drinks while supporting the middle school students of the Young Scholars Charter School in North Philadelphia.

As an added highlight, enjoy a performance by our very own Project G.R.E.E.K. step club!

Our Mission
Located in North Philadelphia, Young Scholars Charter School prepares middle school students to attend and succeed academically in the best high schools and colleges, and Young Scholars provides students with a foundation of life skills required to become productive members of their communities.
Learn more about Young Scholars at www.phillyscholars.org.

Our Need
Our students' education continues year round, and that's why we are pleased to announce that all proceeds from the Fall Happy Hour will go toward creating Summer Scholarships for the Young Scholars.  From sports to academics to creative arts, we are excited to support the students' education through the summer months.  Your $5-20 dollar donation at the door will go toward this great cause.

21) Singles Horseback Riding Weekend

Here is your chance to spend a weekend at a REAL dude ranch. Singles are taken over the resort for a weekend of bonfires, hayrides, shooting and horseback riding. There is even a real Saloon on the property. So if you never rode or been riding for years this is the place. Lessons for first time riders included. See you there

For full details, visit our website: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event_details.asp?eventid=621

Malibu Dude Ranch - 351 Foster Hill Road Milford,PA 18337


22) Comedy Contest at Urban Saloon   
Host:  Sean Moses
Location: Urban Saloon, 2120 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130 US

When:   Saturday, October 4, 8:00PM

I will be hosting a comedy contest at Urban Saloon.
8 comedians... 3 winners...3 judges and giving away my own money!!
Tickets are $15 and include 1 you call it drink!
There is no better deal in town for a good comedy show.

Also every Mondey is Open Mic.. same location and start time...Open Mic is a free show!

23) Midtown Village Fall Festival is set for October 4

The restaurants, shops, and businesses of Center City's Midtown Village district are taking to the streets on October 4 for the third annual Fall Festival, Noon-8pm. 13th Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, Sansom Street between Juniper and 12th Streets and Drury Lane will all be closed to traffic so that visitors can stroll and enjoy food, fun and music. The festival will feature international cuisine and beverage tents from nearby restaurants and retailers, live music, adult and kids games, charitable giving and much more.



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