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Date: 10/3/2008
Title: 26 Items (10-3-08) sponsored by American Male Salons

How about them Phillies?  Making us all proud certainly.  You could see this year would hopefully be different than last years first round sweep by the way the Phillies handled themselves after winning the division Saturday.  Certainly there was a celebration but it was calmer and showed where their focus was. 

And on the other side, how about them Eagles?  Disappointing loss when winning was so close.  One has to wonder why we could not have done a bootleg or something more creative than handing the ball off to our fullback – or whoever that was not named Buckwalter or McNabb. 

I saw many people at the Sippin event despite the rainy weekend.  But the weather held out for the most part and the beer and wine was more than plentiful.  You can see photos at these links.  Plan to be there next year, as it is a great fundraiser for the Crohn’s Foundation.  http://www.upcomingevents.com/photos.asp?id=63 and http://www.upcomingevents.com/photos.asp?id=65

Did you know there is a free Bruce Springsteen show on the Parkway tomorrow (SAT)?
Also Saturday is a good day event – the Midtown Festival which is from Noon to 8:00 P.M. – rain or shine.  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 the street and enjoy the food, fun and music.
And do not forget the Dragon boat races on Kelly Drive on Saturday.

Lastly, some good real estate information.   Recent article saying Philadelphia area is at a low risk of housing-price drops: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/30247179.html. As always, I ask that you talk to me if you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the area.

And almost forgot.  Not sure if you saw the news today but Wells Fargo is buying Wachovia.  So, does that mean the Flyers will be playing at the Wells Fargo Center this fall?  - Mark

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Philadelphia and surrounding area yoga studios will put their good energy to use by participating in the 1st annual "One World Many Hearts Yoga Tour" October 4 and 5. The Yoga Tour is part of the "One World Many Hearts" project created by local yoga instructor, Brittany Policastro, who committed herself to The Off the Mat into the World Cambodia Seva Challenge and raising $20,000 for the Cambodia Children's Fund. This organization provides shelter, education, healthcare and nourishment to some of the most impoverished children that live in a place with one of the highest rates for child prostitution and domestic violence.

Brittany hopes the One World Many Hearts Yoga Tour will help her achieve the goal of raising the $20,000 needed to make her pilgrimage to Cambodia to work directly with these children. Each participating yoga studio is offering a 75 minute class for a minimum $10 donation with all of the funds going to the CCF. There will also be goodie bags for each participant as well as raffles in several of the studios.

One World Many Heart T-shirts, tank tops, yoga pants and yoga bags have also been created with 70% of the profits going to the cause. They will be available for purchase on the web site shortly.

If you would like to help Brittany in her efforts please contact her directly: Brittany@oneworldmanyhearts.com To make a donation, view the full schedule or for general information please visit www.oneworldmanyhearts.com



Please join me on October 8, 2008 for:
HAPPY HOUR @ JL Sullivan's from 5:30-7:30pm, includes free drinks, drinks specials and delicious apps! Get there early for the great deals!

Then head on down to Peter Nero and the Philly Pops- 'Broadway Showstoppers' at the Kimmel Center @ 8pm.

$50 includes the Two Hour Happy Hour and The Philly Pops Show!!! Guess what else we'll throw in...a FREE DRINK TICKET AT INTERMISSION!



The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election is Monday, October 6.



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A) RENTAL :: $1650-3-Bedroom Home in Manayunk
NEWLY RENOVATED HOME-This is a one-of-a-kind! A bonus this house has a parking lot for tenants available behind the property. Fabulous views of the Bike Race from your Inviting Front Porch! Very Convenient to Public Transportation!
Easy access to Center City by Train, Bus or Car! Minutes from Shopping, Dining, and Night Life on Trendy Main Street! Newly Remodeled Vintage Colonial offers Modern Amenities. Three Spacious rooms. Brand new W/W Carpeting. Freshly Painted. Amazing Closet Space and Extra Storage. Very large basement. New washer & dryer. A/C plus ceiling fans in bedrooms. Large Living Room and Formal Dining Room. Expansive Breakfast Room to provide extra Cabinets and Counters. Re-Modeled Kitchen features Self-Clean Gas Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, and Garbage Disposal, as well as Additional Cabinets. Beautiful Patio and Fenced Yard with picturesque landscaping. Retractable Awning to allow outdoor seating rain or shine. Newly built Storage Shed. Reply ASAP...this property will not last! Feel free to contact me at 267-304-3289 if you have any questions/concerns.  Please RSVP for this Monday by contacting me via e-mail or my cell.

We are looking for a roommate to move in November 1st to a beautiful modern townhouse in Conshohocken. You would be taking a nice-sized room with a personal bathroom and closet. House is furnished, includes washer/dryer, AC, comcast cable, internet, a back deck, and plenty of storage space in the basement. Parking is always available. House is in a good location, walking distance to bars on Fayette. Utilities are NOT included with rent.
Currently there are two females in the house, each with their own room. We're easy to live with, very laidback, but we also like to go out. Young professionals may apply. Please, no pets. Please contact me as soon as possible with any questions.  kryan@advanceweb.com

C) $1200 - 1br Luxury condo Graduate Hospital - next to Naval Square
Avail. November 1st (Fitzwater St / Grays Ferry) http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/858786927.html
A luxury one bedroom condo in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, facing the Naval Square entrance.  Close to the Fitler Square neighborhood.
This unit, with its 7 windows, gets a ton of light! There is a large living/dining area, good-sized kitchen area, separate bedroom and separate bathroom. See photos below. 
The unit is 2 years old and was completely rehabbed from top to bottom. The building has 6 condo units, the other 5 are all owner-occupied.
Hardwood floors in the living/dining area and in the bedroom, tiles in kitchen and bathroom. Comes with A/C, microwave and dishwasher in the unit and a washer-dryer in the building, plus a ton of closet space. Extra storage closet available in basement.
A very safe neighborhood and surroundings. 24-hour guard directly across the street at Naval Square.  Great supermarket and great restaurants 2 blocks away.  15 min walk to Rittenhouse Square.
This unit is a must see. Unit is available early-November 2008. First month rent, last month rent & security deposit required at lease signing.
Cats and Dogs are welcome. No additional fees!!
This rental is available November 1st 2008, call 215 266 1922 for more information.

We are looking for a roommate to move in November 1st to a beautiful modern townhouse in Conshohocken. You would be taking a nice-sized room with a personal bathroom and closet. House is furnished, includes washer/dryer, AC, comcast cable, internet, a back deck, and plenty of storage space in the basement. Parking is always available. House is in a good location, walking distance to bars on Fayette. Utilities are NOT included with rent.
Currently there are two females in the house, each with their own room. We're easy to live with, very laidback, but we also like to go out. Young professionals may apply. Please, no pets. Please contact me as soon as possible with any questions.  kryan@advanceweb.com



Pinsetter Bar & Bowl in Pennsauken New Jersey is Celebrating our One Year Anniversary with a Bowling Bash! Come Join us as we toast our first year in the bowling business October 11 9pm till close 

$3.00 games, $5.00 Martinis and $3.00 Heineken, Heineken Light and Amstel Light.


7) 2nd Annual Jack McDonald Memorial Pub Crawl

Saturday, October 11th - 4 PM

This pub crawl is memory of my Dad, Jack McDonald. The money raised benefits St. Martin de Porres School in North Philadelphia.  Suggested Donation of $20 gets you a drink koozie, raffle ticket, and a wristband that entitles you to the specials at each pub.  If you cannot make the pub crawl and would like to make a donation, please send it to the Jack McDonald Memorial Fund @ 264 Lyceum Ave. Phila, PA 19128.  If you would like to donate raffle prizes or know any businesses who would like to donate items, please email me.  Kate McDonald @ jackmcdonaldmemorial@gmail.com

For more info or to RSVP:  http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?event=BZFEJRAHUXLEQSWQADIA&inviteId=GPPVJVHKZYQWGDYYALYZ&showPreview=false&x=372452573

4-6 PM The Black Sheep Pub (17th btwn Locust & Spruce) ~ $4 Drafts, $3 Domestic Bottles

6-8 PM The Irish Pub (20th and Walnut)~ $2.50 Well Drinks, $2 Domestic Bottles, 1/2 Price Appetizers

8-10 PM Drinkers Pub (19th & Chestnut) ~ $2 Bud & Bud Light bottles and $4 Finlandia vodka drinks, $3 Bud Light Drafts, $1 Rolling Rock ponies, $12 Margarita Pitchers, $3 Jager shots $ 3 Tuaca Shots, $3 MHL & MHL LT Btls, $5.5 Heinie 24OZ cans, $8 MHL 40oz Btls, $6 Jager & Redbull Bombs, $8 Pub car bombs, & $.25 wings.

10 PM-12 AM Cavanaugh's of Rittenhouse (formerly Barrister's on Sansom btwn 18th and 19th) ~ $2.50 Miller Lite Bottles, $3 Domestic Drafts, $4 U-Call-It



The Baby Dance, an amazing drama about the painful realities of baby brokering, runs this weekend at The Shubin Theatre.  This play asks us to look at our choices, to look not only at the differences between people but also the similarities.  This play asks us to journey without fear, without bias and without a demand for answers in order to create the space for possibilities. Directed by April Feld, this production asks the question: When love is not enough, what price a human heart?
Featuring:  Jennifer Beatty as Rachel, Troy Bokenshire as Richard, Julie Gorham as Wanda, Ian Sullivan as Al and Toby Mulford as Ron.
Check out our website:   www.babydanceproduction.com
Show Dates/Times:
Friday, October 3 at 8pm
Saturday, October 4 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, October 5 at 2pm and 8pm
Tickets are $15 - Pay cash at the door
To reserve tickets or for more info:
Call:  215-882-2600
or email - babydanceproduction@gmail.com
The Shubin Theatre
407 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147



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Introducing..."Under-35 Night @ the Wilma"

Join us for rockin' pre-show appetizers by Hard Rock Cafe and signature Bacardi cocktails.

Thursday, October 23, 2008. Part @ 6:30pm, Curtain @ 7:30pm. Regular tickets: $49. Under-35 tickets: $35 (use code ROCK ON). INCLUDES FOOD, BEVERAGE AND SHOW!

wilmatheater.org, 215.546.7824, Broad & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

WILMA TURNS 30 with the 2008/2009 season!
Now on stage... Tom Stoppard's ROCK 'N' ROLL thru October 26, 2008.


Did you know thatPSC has YOGA classes?

Ski season Yoga: http://www.skinet.com/action/2007-12/ski-season-yoga

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15th Annual Philadelphia Cares Day - Saturday, October 18th!
Volunteer to make a school shine. More than 10,000 volunteers will paint classrooms, clear schoolyards, and refurbish playgrounds at schools throughout the region. Join us! Gather a team of coworkers, friends, or family, and register today!


12) Project Twenty1 Film Festival

Project Twenty1, the Philadelphia-based film festival and competition, is holding its 3rd annual Film & Animation Festival the weekend of October 4th and 5th at the 400-seat International House Theater at 37th and Chestnut. For schedule and ticket information, visit their website or check out their myspace.



PW Taste of Philly Cooking Classes at Whole Foods - Join Chef Moon Krapugthong from Chabaa Thai Bistro and Mango Moon for a cooking lesson at the Whole Foods in Fairmount on Monday, Oct. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is only $5 for the class and you can reserve your seat at the Customer Service Booth at Whole Foods. TASTE tickets will also be on sale that night. Anyone who attends the class will receive a $5 discount on their TASTE ticket. Limit 2 per customer. For more information on registering for a cooking class at Whole Foods, please call 215-599-9735. Whole Foods is located at 2001 Pennsylvania Avenue. Additional classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, featuring Chef Matt Babbage from World Café Live.



A) Cocktails for a Cause: Sex (and Politics!) in the City Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania Advocates
Date: Monday, October 6th
Time: 5:00 - 8:00
Location: TIME, 1315 Sansom Street
$10 suggested donation at the door
PPSPA Member* Specials:
$5 Smirnoff Mixed Drinks  / $5 Wine / $3 Straub Pints            
Appetizer and Shareable Plate Specials

For Pennsylvania, the 2008 Election will be the time for pro-choice political change and Planned Parenthood is committed to making that change happen. Join us to hear about Planned Parenthood's advocacy work and the One Million Strong Campaign!  Celebrate change in 2008, while supporting the important political work of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania Advocates.

*Your $10 donation to this fabulous event also gets you a one-year membership to Planned Parenthood's political arm. As a member, you'll get the above drink specials and all the latest info on how to make pro-choice political change in 2008 and beyond.

B) The Choice Event
Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania's 20th annual Fall Event & Auction
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2008
Time: 7:00 - 11:00
Location: Artesano Iron Works Gallery (Cresson St. & Green Lane in
Ticket Price: $100 per person, $400 - $1,500 per sponsorship

Each year, The Choice Event raises more than $100,000 to support comprehensive reproductive healthcare, education and advocacy initiatives in Southeastern Pennsylvania. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the event, purchasing tickets, or participating as an auction donor, please contact PPSP at 215-351-5552, or fallevent@ppsp.org.
Purchase tickets online at http://www.ppspdirect.org/choice-event.asp.


Where kids suffering from an illness are the stars...
Little Smiles, a 501(c)3 that acts as a silent check book for the nurses at CHOP, Bryn Mawr and Chester County hospitals treating children with serious illnesses.  While you read this e-mail, there are children suffering in the hospital that are in dire need of something to help take there mind off of things.  Little Smiles helps the nurses provide these kids with games, instruments, tickets, limo rides and anything else that will bring smiles to their faces.  Please join us as we raise money and awareness this fall.
When- November 8, 2008; 7-midnight
Where- Independence Visitors Center; 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia
Ticket Price- ONLY $100 (Food, music, open bar, silent auction)
Sponsorships- $1,500, $2,500 & $7,500 (presenting)
To order tickets, please call Beth Grandizio at 267-235-6486 (VISA, Mastercard, Amex and Discover accepted)
To sponsor or simply make a donation, please see attached form or call me at 215-874-0121.



16) O.N.E. at Rittenhouse Fallen Police Survivor Fund 
As Philadelphia mourns the death of the city’s fifth officer this year, locals are looking for ways to lend a hand. Join O.N.E. at Rittenhouse for a fundraising soiree along Sansom Street on Sat., Oct. 4, 4pm. Drink specials include $2 Michelob Ultras and $5 Red Bull or Vitamin Water and vodka. The party moves inside at 10pm. All of the proceeds benefit the Fallen Officers Survivor Fund.


A) This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.- Hubert H. Humphrey


18) Avalon 2009
Looking for a few Fulltime shares for the summer of 09. The house is over the 21st street bridge on 22nd and the bay. We have a boat slip if you have a boat or waverunners. The house is in a great location... If your are interested and need more information please email me at  Kburkhart23@yahoo.com.

Palace at the Ben's popular Indian cooking classes return this month. Sign up now to secure your spot for this four-week course teaching the basic elements of Indian food preparation, how flavors blend together, and how to create a variety of dishes.
Each class will include plenty of tasting and dining on your own culinary masterpieces. Classes will be held Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 13 and will be taught by Executive Chef Subhash Sarpal and General Manager Peter Khanna. A cost of $200 includes four sessions and all ingredients and equipment needed for the class. Space is limited and can be reserved by calling the restaurant directly.

Also, don't miss Palace at the Ben's amazing and affordable lunch specials, including the taste-of-everything thalis for vegetarians and non- vegetarians alike. Personally, I can't get enough of these, especially with all that naan for dipping every last drop.

The Palace at the Ben, 834 Chestnut St., (267) 232-5600


Two-Week Winter Break with Cosmic Volunters
As an alternative to spending winter break working at the local ice cream parlor, students of all ages are increasingly finding value in affordable, international volunteer programs. For a safe, all-inclusive, well-prepared journey, students turn to Cosmic Volunteers two-week winter break programs in Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, India, and Vietnam.
The dates for this year's two week winter break trips are Dec. 28, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2009. Spending two weeks immersed in communities abroad allows volunteers to participate humanitarian and environmental projects. Students benefit from experiencing diverse cultures, taking part in important social and ecological work, and having an experience increasingly important to businesses who like to see such initiatives on employee's resumes.

Volunteer work involves a combination of humanitarian and physical work with orphanages, schools, and other local organizations. Volunteers can even have their program fee waived by recruiting a group of 10 other volunteers for the trip. Recruit 15 volunteers and Cosmic Volunteers will pay for your international airfare as well.

Cosmic Volunteers is headquartered in Philadelphia. Call toll free at (888)-813-0248 or visit online at cosmicvolunteers.org.

21) Philly's Own New Green Magazine Launches

GRID is Philadelphia's first magazine devoted to local sustainability. To help create a better Philadelphia, GRID will cover the emerging food, energy, and housing challenges that we're facing as a community. Expect to see helpful how-to's, coverage of community action, and investigative reports. Download a pdf of the prototype at gridphilly.com, become a charter subscriber, and discover ways that you can help make your community more sustainable.


22) Philly Mag & Ritt Row Celebrate Wine Week!
October 19-23 will mark the first annual Wine Week for Philadelphia Magazine and Rittenhouse Row. They have partnered together with great area restaurants like The Prime Rib and Mantra to offer a 3 course menu with 3 wine pairings from a specified region of the world. For more information on participating restaurants, their menus, and wine choices please visit
www.phillymag.com/philly/wineweek_landing. This is a great way to spend a crisp Fall evening, so make sure you check it out.
23) Fifth Annual Raise A Glass For A Cure

The Philadelphia Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is hosting "A Night at the Ballpark," a cocktail party/silent auction Thursday, November 20, 2008 at The Diamond Club in Citizen's Bank Park, Philadelphia.  The proceeds from this event will support the ongoing research efforts at The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis, as well as support the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia.
The Buoniconti Fund serves as the fundraising arm of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the world's largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center.  It is a national organization with volunteer chapters in cities throughout the country.  Dedicated volunteers, many of whom are spinal cord injured (SCI) or have a family member afflicted by SCI, draw upon their individual communities and resources to create greater awareness and raise additional funds on a grassroots level.
We are looking for people to join our fundraising efforts, corporate sponsors, and donations for our Silent Auction.  Please contact Sarah Musto at 609.206.5008 or sbm21580@gmail.com to get involved and for ticket information.
For more information about SCI, The Buoniconti Fund or The Miami Project, visit www.thebuonicontifund.com


HYPE! Happy Hour at The Field House – October 7, 2008 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Join us for a happy hour with HYPE! Enjoy food, drink specials, and raffle prizes. For more information, visit
http://hypephilly.com/8427.html or www.hypephilly.com



Tuesday, October 7th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mug Shots II: A Beer-Tasting Bonanza at Triumph Brewery
Once again, The Clay Studio is teaming up with Triumph Brewery in Old City to throw a special beer-tasting bonanza! Sample a selection of Triumph's homemade brews, enjoy light appetizers, and receive a handcrafted ceramic mug made exclusively for this event by an artist from The Clay Studio! Members: $25.00 · Non-Members: $35.00.



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