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Date: 10/17/2008
Title: 30 Items (10-17-08) sponsored by the 6th Annual McToberfest

Sorry I missed last week. I was just busy with work stuff and did not have the time to get out the weekly.

How bout the Phillies?  As I am happy to make it to the World Series, I seem to be less excited than most people in this town.  I want a parade.  When we get that, then it is time to be truly excited.  Just my two cents.  And how much are the Eagles scaring us lately?  Without Westbrook, we just do not seem like a playoff team.  How great was it to see the entire NFC East lose this weekend?

Saturday is McToberfest.  For those not sure what it is, it is a day and night long event where McFaddens tents their parking lot and has live bands all day.  It is always a good turn out.  And for those looking for a fun night, check out the Taste event from Philadelphia Weekly.  It is always a fun night and a good value.

Did you know you can not get a glass of ice water at Plough and the Stars in Old City?  I thought that was pretty strange.

If any of the females in NJ are looking for a great person to do their hair, I have a long time friend that you should definitely check out.  She has a great resume and is someone I know you will be happy with.  She works at Julian Hair and Color Studio in Cherry Hill.  You can reach her at hopedoms@aol.com if interested.  I confidently say you will be very happy with her.

If you are a first time home buyer in Montgomery County, shoot me an email.  I learned of a new program the county is offering that has some nice incentives.  Email me for the information.


The Smell of Festivals is in the Air & the Season Begins at McFaddens on 3rd St. with our 6th Annual McToberfest!
Come Party with us Indoors & Outdoors!
Huge Outdoor Tent with Live Bands & Great Drink Specials ALL DAY!!!
Come Rock Out to...
Mr. Greenegenes!
52 Pick Up & Modern Bliss!
Enjoy $3 Coors Light & Coors Banquet Along with $5 Red Bull & Vodkas ALL DAY!


1) PW's Second Taste of Philly

Wednesday, Oct. 22 at The Franklin
7 to 10 p.m.
Join PW for the second annual Taste of Philly event at The Franklin.
Sample foods from over 35 restaurants, sip delicious beer, wine and cocktails. Mingle with the city's coolest crowd and be amazed with performances from ArcheDream for HumanKind (www.adhk.org). Come dressed to be photographed and ready to dance in the DigPhilly.com lounge and Planetarium lounge. The cost for the event is $25 and tickets can be purchased in the PW offices at 1500 Sansom Street, Monday through Friday from 11 to 3 p.m., or online at www.philadelphiaweekly.com/taste. Half of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Archedream for Humankind. Purchase your tickets early, this event will sell out!


2) Walnut Street Theatre’s Ninth Annual Silent and Live Auction

You Can’t Stop the BID!

Friday, October 24
Walnut Street Theatre's Ninth Annual Silent and Live Auction
On October 24th, join us for big hair, big music and big bids as our Ninth Annual Auction celebrates the Walnut’s holiday production of Hairspray. All proceeds go directly to Walnut Street Theatre’s education program, which reaches over 100,000 kids every year.  From in-depth full year partnerships to exciting and informative touring outreach performances to the region’s largest theatre school, the Walnut’s comprehensive education programs enhance the educational experience for students, teachers and parents alike.

Among some of the sensational items being auctioned are two round-trip tickets to any destination in the world compliments of Air France, luxury box seats to Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles games, certificates to fine restaurants across Philadelphia and beyond, a variety of high quality jewelry, a trip for two with Apple Vacations and much more!

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  To inquire about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please call Bonnie MacDonald, Special Events Coordinator, at 215-574-3550, ext. 506 or email devevents@walnutstreettheatre.org



2 hours of Tiesto in 2002 in Holland



A) Google’s Mail Goggles Prevents Drunk Emailing :: http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/10/googles-mail-go.html



Join the St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children for the 5th Annual Apple Fest! This fantastic event will be held Thursday, October 23rd from 6-9 p.m. at the Stotesbury Mansion in Rittenhouse Square (1923 Walnut Street). Enjoy fine wines, savory beers, specialty cocktails, and fabulous fall fare. There is also a fantastic silent and live auction. Proceeds benefit the Child Protection Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To reserve tickets, visit www.scfchildren.org or call 215-568-1126.



Aruba Time Share available for $600 off! Due to scheduling chellanges, our timeshare is suddenly available!

Aruba Marriott Ocean Club
Feb 20th - 27th.
Sleeps up to 8
Price: $2800.00, which is $600 off our pre-paid price.

Amenities: Kissed by the sun and reflecting the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club is the treasured jewel of Aruba's Palm Beach. Entertainment, adventure and fun for all ages surround this oasis with exciting water sports and ocean excursions. A few sandy steps take you to the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino or the Marriott's Aruba Surf Club.

email pdgroc@aol.com for info.





8) Every Saturday night

Experience the Electrifying Global sound of DJ Venus7

Prive' brings the luxury lounge experience to old city Philadelphiathat offers a fun and lively atmosphere in a very trendy yet elegant restaurant & lounge. Prive' is a great place for everyone who seeks something new! They execute excellent service, the drinks are sublime (great wine list) and the late night menu is perfect for late social cocktails or food and marvelous evenings of goodtimes. This elegant Art Deco-Contemporary restaurant offers superb Greek and French cuisine enhanced by panoramic views of old city  for a truly exceptional dining experience or an unforgettably romantic affair.
Dinner  hours  : 4 pm to 11 pm
Late night menu : 11pm to 2 pm


246 Market St. (3rd St.) Philadelphia, PA 19106
For more information visit www.priveoldecity.com



A) 3 bed 2 full ba Manayunk House  -  $1350
Manayunk House – Large 1900 Square foot, 3 bedroom house that has 2 full bathrooms. Large Eat-in-Kitchen, with dishwasher and great big living areas on the first floor. Decent size yard on a big lot. The 2nd floor has 2 good size bedrooms, 2 large closets, and a very big bathroom. The third floor has an extremely large bedroom, a full bath and a walk in closet. Laundry room conveniently located on the first floor. Plenty of dry storage in the basement. The house is one block from Fairmount Park and one block to the Wissahickon Train Station. Run or ride right from your doorstep. Parking on this block is very good and the house is still only a short walk to Main Street. Easy access to Ridge Ave, Kelly Drive and I-76. Immediately available. $1,350 plus utilities. Please respond by email if interested or call Joe 215-990-1956.  jherzog@cbpref.com photos can be provided on request.

B) Brand new 2 bedrooms / 2 baths apartment on Penn campus at 4300 Spruce in Philadelphia available for rent. See pictures at (4300spruce.com/ home.aspx). The rent is $2,000 per month including all utilities. The apartment is not furnished. It consists of a large living/dining room and kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, many closet spaces, and a long corridor with a den space at the end.  ngentili@sas.upenn.edu



One or Two window view offices in Class A High Rise Office Building in Conshohocken, PA directly off Fayette Street.    Ability to Sub-lease at $750.00.  Rent includes furnished office, all utilities (including phone) and internet access.  Office Suite is over 1200 sf with a copier, fax and small conference room.  Free on-site garage parking and Fitness center.  Steps from the R6 Septa Rail line.
Contact:  Jimiannuzzi59@verizon.net or call 610.688.4349

As the saying goes, “Health is Wealth”. Well, this October we want to help you get healthier and wealthier. That's why our joining fee is just $59. That's it. No hidden fees. And ask a membership consultant how you can save even more money when you refer a friend. Stop by any of our over 7 convenient locations and get started today.

Toning those muscles: http://www.skinet.com/action/2008-10/get-fit-rip

SPONSOR:: PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CLUBS  (http://www.mysportsclubs.com/regions/PSC.htm)


November 13, 2008
7:00-10:00 pm
$40 includes Food, Drinks, Beer, Wine & $500 in playing chips
 We will be having black jack, roulette, craps tables.  Dealers will be on hand to help teach you the games!  Whether you are a gambler or not this is a fun night of food, drinks, networking and games!  Prizes will be awarded to the big winners!

Not familiar with the Northern Home for Children? Since 1853 Northern Home has continuously provided a safe-haven for children and a safety net for children and families facing extraordinary challenges.  Through the provision of family, school and community based programs and supports, Northern Home directly affects the lives of nearly 3,000 children from across the Delaware Valley.  All proceeds from the Young Friends Casino Night will go directly to our children and programs.  With the substantial cutbacks in programs, the funds raised from this event are critical to continue the high quality of our programs and supports.



Ritz-foster Bichon Frise



The Pedal Co-Op is a worker-run organization that offers environmentally-friendly services to local businesses and residents in Philadelphia.  



http://flickr.com/photos/hawhawjames/2880536422/ (clean and short)



CNN to give  prize to 'hero' on second Thanksgiving night special

The awards show, unusual for a cable news network, will give a prize to one of 10 individuals selected by viewers through a vote on the CNN Web site.

The special is an attempt to honor people who may not make the news, but are doing things to help others, said Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, a unit of Time Warner Inc. There were more than 10,000 nominations for potential "heroes," he said.

A panel that included Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Richard Branson, Magic Johnson and George Lopez selected the 10 finalists.

One of CNN's nominees this year: is one of our own. Anne Mahlum, a marathon runner who started the "Back on My Feet" program that gets homeless people running.
 I'm asking everyone to just take a second out of there day to Vote for Anne and her cause. It doesnt not take long at all. Plus it
doesn't ask for your email address   http://heroes.cnn.com.

The publicity would do great wonders for this charity.. please vote for Anne Mahlum  at http://heroes.cnn.com/



October 29. 2008: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 21st Century Society presents the first event in the 2nd Annual Cocktails and Composers series - MARTINIS AND MOZART.  This event, co-chaired by Aimee Alexander and Pippa Scott Liebert, will be at the Water Works Restaurant and Lounge from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  The cost is $20 for Members and $25 for Non-Members.  The night will feature a free signature martini, drink specials, free appetizers, and a short performance of a Mozart classic by Philadelphia Orchestra musician, Daniel Han, and ensemble.  Reservations must be made in advance.  Please contact Ellen Caccia at 215.893.1956 or ecaccia@philorch.org to reserve your spot.

Water Works Restaurant and Lounge:
1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130



Temple Football hosts a “Pink Out” to benefit the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Temple vs. Ohio
Tuesday, October 21, 8:00 PM
Lincoln Financial Field

For its only October home game, Temple Football is hoping to raise money and awareness in the
fight against breast cancer by declaring a “pink out.” The game will be televised nationally on ESPN 2, with 10% of all single-game tickets benefiting the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  The first 20,000 fans will receive thundersticks, and everyone is invited to come early for music and entertainment in Head House Plaza .

For tickets/information: www.owlsforthecure.com


18) Mutt Strut

A unique opportunity for animal lovers and their dogs (or "rented" PAWS dogs) to come together, walk a 1.5-mile scenic route, enjoy a festive atmosphere and fun activities, and raise funds and awareness for PAWS' lifesaving efforts on behalf of Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. This "Dog Walk and Adoption Festival" will be taking place on Saturday, October 25th, 2008 in FDR Park (across from the Sports Complex -free parking). It begins at 11am and Philly's own Mummers will be kicking it off! To register to walk, click here. For general information on the festivities, check out their website.  http://phillypaws.org/


19) Robert Klein At Helium Comedy Club
Comedy legend, Robert Klein, will be in town for two shows ONLY at Center City’s Helium Comedy Club! Klein, a Second City alum, had over 100 appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, performed eight HBO specials and his album, Child of the Fifties, is one of the most successful comedy albums of all time.

In addition to performing alongside other comedy greats such as Rodney Dangerfield and Jonathan Winters, Robert starred in The Owl and the Pussycat with Barbara Streisand and was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in
They’re Playing Our Song. 

October 21 & October 22Showtime: 8:00PM
Tickets: $25 Reserved / $20 General Admission

Click HERE to purchase tickets or call the
Helium Comedy Club Box Office at 215-496-9001

Helium Comedy Club
2031 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


A) "Be the change you want to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

B) "Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you." - Henry Ward Beecher

C) You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say." Martin Luther

D) You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." - John Wooden

E) Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life - john wooden



Become a non-partisan poll monitor.
Committee of Seventy and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are now registering volunteers for their Voter Protection Program. Volunteers work on a team of 2 – 3 assigned to a group of polling places where they will answer voters questions, respond to complaints and document problems. Your participation is needed to help keep the November 4th election clean and fair. Sign up for a training session and Election Day shift at www.seventy.org/volunteer. If you run into any problem when you go to vote on Election Day call our hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. If you have any questions before Election Day call Committee of Seventy at 215-557-3600, or to find your polling place visit www.seventy.org/cac.


22) Sudoku National Championship

Saturday, October 25th, 2008
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Register for the chance to win over $20,000 in cash prizes. It’s the largest puzzle tournament in the United States! Get into the Guinness Book of World Records and schmooze with Will Shortz, “The Puzzle Master.” Register at:  http://www.philly.com/sudoku



In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition, Plymouth Gin- the gin used to create the first documented dry martini- invites you to experience the modern speakeasy.
Enjoy an evening of perfectly crafted aperitifs & be transformed back to the days of vintage cocktail culture, compliments of Plymouth.
It's Monday, October 20th at the newly remodeled and expanded Valanni at 1229 Spruce Street.
Specialty cocktails, food & more from 9-11pm.
Space is limted. Please call our friends at Strategic Group at 1-888-256-6482 for your RSVP. Just call & leave your info .
Invites are non-transferable & admit one to the event. 21 & up.
Check out the very speakeasy-ish flash invite here: http://www.strategicgroup.tv/plymouth/flash/pa_trade/



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.



Thursday, October 23th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Women’s Campaign International Wine Tasting at Kildare’s Irish Pub Headhouse Square
Philadelphia based non-profit Women’s Campaign International is hosting a wine tasting and light fare event at Kildare’s Irish Pub to share its work with Philadelphia. Philadelphia empowers women worldwide. Become a part of the Movement. Kildare’s Irish Pub Headhouse Square/South 2nd Street. For details, email jocelyn@womenscampaigninternational.org. womenscampaigninternational.org. Hosted by Ben FM’s Morning Show To purchase tickets, go to www.active.com/donate/wcikildares


26)  U.S. Sports Film Festival

The U.S. Sports Film Festival is the first and only comprehensive sports film festival that will be hosted annually in Philadelphia, PA, a storied sports town with passionate fans. Join us for the first annual U.S. Sports Film Festival on October 23 - 26, 2008. The USSFF is not just a festival, it is an interactive-experience and a celebration of sports films past and present. For more information, click here.



Friday, October 24th, 8:00 PM 
Guitar Hero Tournament to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis
All you can eat. All you can drink. Guitar Hero Tournament and Wii Competition. Prizes and raffles include a brand new Wii, Phillies and Flyers Tickets, and much more. Proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis. October 24, 8 PM, Spring Mill Fire Hall, Conshohocken – Buy tickets at www.wewillrockcf.org 


28) 4th Annual Treasures Show & Sale at the Penn Museum

Friday-Sunday, October 24-26
Friday: 11am-6pm, Saturday: 11am-8pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm

Enjoy timeless treasures from world cultures, offered by distinguished dealers in the spectacular setting of the Penn Museum galleries. Decorative objects, textiles, wearable art and more from Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Antique and unique “discoveries” to enjoy for generations. Presented by The Women’s Committee to benefit the Penn Museum.

Location: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, on the Penn campus, across from Franklin Field
Information and tickets: 215-898-9213 www.museum.upenn.edu



Shows in AC and Philly



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.


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