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Date: 10/23/2008
Title: 26 Items (10-23-06) sponsored by American Male Salons

I Just got my tickets for tomorrow night!  Let me know if you will be at the stadium.

Heading home from Tampa with a split.  That is ok, especially considering we have not hit well the entire month.  We have had some timely hitting to win games but our team batting average must be horrible.  We need to take 2 of 3 at home, and then win one more in Tampa.  As Mongo of http://www.phillytailgate.com/ said best "The opportunity is once again upon us to host a parade down Broad Street, one that is much deserved..."  And what would make us all happier than a parade?  We better not have a parade for 2nd place.

For those that missed McToberfest on Saturday, you missed a fun day.  They always get a good turn out for the events.  The next big tent party there is Winterfest (Running of the Santas) on December 13th - save the date.

Also this past week, I checked out the new Buckhead Saloon (the old Tiki Bobs).  If you want to try riding a mechanical bull, this is your place.  Will only cost you $3.  Here is some video of me on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=datdQD3ec4U

I also attended my first www.meetup.com event this week. It was an event for snowboarders.  Check out their site as I am sure there is a group of people just like you.

I have not been pushing the ski trips yet this winter but I will, promise.  Here is some information though for me to share.  Killington, VT just received seven inches yesterday: http://www.killington.com/winter/the_mountain/interactive_gallery/daily_photos.
We have our upcoming trips to Steamboat, which is listed as a top ski town: http://www.skinet.com/travel/2008-10/top-ten-ski-towns?5
And we also have Park City this winter: http://www.skinet.com/travel/2008-10/top-ten-ski-towns?6
Both listed as great places to enjoy the mountain air.  You can check out the ski trips at www.PhillyTrips.com.

Last week, I also attended the Philadelphia Weekly Rooftop Hop.  The event was held at the high rises on the corner of Delaware Ave and Spring Garden. Check out the views from the penthouse roof deck.  Seems like these are the photos we should be using in our city brochures:

I have been busy....I also attended my first Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern State.  I would recommend it as an event to do once every handful of years.  They do a nice job with it.  And just today it was rated as the number one haunted house in the country: http://cityguide.aol.com/newyork/haunted-houses-halloween-2008?page=14

And I highly recommend the Philadelphia Weekly Taste event next year.  They did another great job with the event this year.

Did anyone see that Septa now has some hybrid buses in their fleet?  I was happy to see one in town.

And lastly, let's talk REAL ESTATE.  Buyers, this is a great time to buy.  A buyer I represent just went under contract for a house at $375,000. The same house in the complex sold for as much as $449,000 just a year ago.  Many sellers are desperate which is great news for buyers.  Interest rates are still very low.  All you need is decent credit and a job to secure a mortgage - with as little as 3% out of pocket thanks to the Federal Housing Authority. http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20081020_washingtonreport.htm

I almost forgot to include this.  I am a listener to Howard Stern and heard this live.  Then someone sent me the link to it so i figured I would share.  Maybe we need some kind of guidelines as to who can vote? http://www.bpmdeejays.com/upload/hs_sal_in_Harlem_100108.mp3

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Roommate(s) wanted – big house on Umbria Street in Manayunk!  Owner of 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is looking for one (possibly two) fun, easy-going professional roommates.  Rooms will be available December 1st and I am interested in either renting two rooms to one person (second room could be an office or TV room), or a room each to two people.  Free municipal parking directly across the street, 5 minute walk to Main Street, 2 minute walk to R6.  Central AC, 2nd floor deck, 9 foot ceilings, huge kitchen and backyard…I can send pics and more details to interested parties.  Email waynerdudley@gmail.com



Looking for Fulltime shares for our Avalon Bay house on 22nd street over the 21st street bridge. The house has five bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3 decks overlooking the bay and a boat slip. If anyone is familiar with Bobblepalozza that is our house, we were there last year as well. The cost is $2750 which includes rent, utilities, supplies for the summer (toilet paper, paper towels, etc) and bi-weekly cleaning service. Fulltime does get a desginated bed in the same room shared with a few others. Please email me if you are interested. Kburkhart23@yahoo.com



Looking for a FUN Holiday shopping with your girlfriends
Throw a Holiday Slumber Party! 
FREE shopping spree for you!
call Kyle 215-284-2755



The Corporate Development Center, Philadelphia's leading professional development and executive training resource, will host a Distance Learning session on NOVEMBER 12, 2008 at The HUB in the Cira Centre from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Best-selling author Michael Treacy will share his expertise on thriving throughout difficult economic times.  $99 includes the training session, networking, and lunch.  The session is ideal for those in sales and marketing, for small business owners, and corporate leaders.  Register at www.corpdevcenter.com by November 5th.  Please call 215.991.0213 with questions.






Tower Investments' proposal for mid/high-rise apts, supermarket, parking garage, 0.9 acre park, and other features at the former Schmidt's Brewery site at 2nd and Girard, appears to be moving forward. After several zoning meetings and some changes, NLNA has given qualified support.


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Top area salons host 15th annual, area-wide fundraiser supporting City of Hope

While you’re updating your fall and winter wardrobes, consider a new hairstyle to top off your latest look.  The best salons in the Mid-Atlantic region will open their doors on Sunday, November 9th, for HopeCuts, a benefit for cancer research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope.  Generously giving up their day off, salon staff will donate their time and treat patrons to a variety of services, including haircuts and manicures, some at a discounted price.

Thousands of salons across the country have hosted HopeCuts events since its beginnings in Philadelphia in 1993, raising more than $1 million for City of Hope.  Guests are encouraged to make appointments now, since space is limited.  To find a participating HopeCuts salon near you or for additional information, please visit www.hopecuts.org.

About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation.  City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology by U.S. News & World Report.  Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics.  For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org



Enjoy all the space in this big house. In the manner of a virtual tour...
- large dry basement with full size washer and dryer
- first floor is the living room with decorative fireplace, dining room, kitchen, and small enclosed back patio
- second floor has bathroom and two bedrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a door and makes for a nice "suite". They can also be used separately of course.
- third floor has two bedrooms set up in the "suite" style also.
There are three window air conditioning units. The house is light and airy with freshly painted walls and professionally cleaned berber carpets throughout. Each bedroom is large enough to fit a queen size bed and bureau. Two of the four bedrooms are quite large.
East fall is an adorable community situated between Manayunk and Fairmount Park. Enjoy the easy access to the Kelly Drive recreational area and local restaurants. Many major roads (76, Rt 1, Roosevelt Blvd, Lincoln Dr, Ridge Ave, Henry Ave) are easily accessible. The R6 regional rail provides service to Manayunk and Center City.
Rent by Nov 1 and get 1/2 off November rent.


10) Volleyball Players Needed

Tuesday evenings 7:00 or 8:00 or 9:00 pm depending on game time.
Manyunk - Hillside Rec Center
Cost:  $175/team of six + ref fees
BB level play
Need two players.
Contact me at tracyjodance@yahoo.com


The Picnic Bench Workout: http://www.skinet.com/action/2008-10/fitness-ann-picnic-bench-workout

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11) SEPTA study reveals 25 percent growth expectations

By the year 2035, SEPTA transportation planners expect patronage to increase by more than 25 percent. The study, led by K. Jonathan Kugel, focuses on train service only and does not include busses and trolleys. Kugel presented his findings to the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission after six months of research and evaluation. In addition to his forecasting, he suggested that SEPTA increase its parking spaces to accommodate an additional 3,700 vehicles. On average, SEPTA has experienced about 5 percent increase in ridership since the early 1990’s, especially after massive infrastructure projects that revitalized area stations.
Source: The Intelligencer; 10/11/08



http://www.treetopsrescue.org/, one of our foster dogs Misty just gave birth to 11 adorable puppies!  The picture is so cute I just wanted to share and also, if anyone you know is in the market for a rescue puppy contact my parents through the website!  They won't be available for awhile AND it's important to know that to adopt a puppy from my parents (or from any rescue) you MUST have the patience and, more importantly, the time, to deal with one.  Regardless, if you or anyone you know is interested in adopting a rescue dog or cat, check out the web page and fill out an application!
Here's an additonal link to Misty's (the puppies mom) web page: http://www.treetopsrescue.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=823762
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:19:45 +0000

Misty, our pregnant foster dog, gave birth last night to 11 pups.  As best we can tell at this point, there are 2 brown with black boys, 3 black with brown boys, and 6 solid black. Of the black ones, 3 are girls and one of the 3 boys has a small white diamond on his chest.  Mom and babies are doing well.



This Halloween a local Center City doctor, Paul Rubin will host a “Healthy Halloween for Adults” event on Friday, October 31st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., located at the Paul Rubin Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic, 42 S. 15th Street (15th & Chestnut Streets), 17th Floor.

The event is being held in conjunction with October’s National Chiropractic month and features Halloween health tips for adults including trick-or-treating benefits & proper posture support stabilizers; healthy options to distribute to children, and much more.  The goal of the occasion is to raise awareness of the chiropractic health benefits that the Halloween holiday can serve to adults.  National Chiropractic month recognizes the importance of proper bone and skeletal health.

For more information, call 215.972.0307 or visit www.philadelphia-chiropractic.com


14) Six Truths of Life ......

1. You cannot touch all your teeth with your tongue.

2. All idiots, after reading the first truth, will try it.

3. And discover that the first truth is a lie.
4. You're smiling now because you're an idiot.

5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.

6. There's still a stupid smile on your face.


15) Philadelphia Blue Day

Philadelphia Blue Day is a city-wide fundraiser and show of support for the Philadelphia Police Department. On October 28, selected bars, restaurants and retailers will donate 10% of their sales for the day to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 Survivor’s Fund. The goal is to raise $50,000 for the fund, which provides ongoing financial support to the families of injured and fallen officers. Visit the Web site for a list of participating businesses.
Philadelphia Blue Day, Various Locations, www.philadelphiablueday.com


16) Bar 210 Debuts at Lacroix

Bar 210 is now open in the elevated portion of the Lacroix dining room at the Rittenhouse Hotel. Bar 210 features an extensive wine list and handcrafted cocktails made from house-infused liquors and eclectic ingredients, paired with Executive Chef Matthew Levin's unique bar menu. All of this, while you enjoy a picturesque view of Rittenhouse Square.
Bar 210 at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, 215.790.2533, www.lacroixrestaurant.com


17) Happy Hour x 3

The 5 O'Clock Club returns to Public House, Mission Grill and Field House every Wednesday from 5-7pm. Each and every week, enjoy $3 Blue Moon and Coors Light drafts, $4 house wine, $5 specialty cocktails and selected appetizers for $5.
Public House, 2 Logan Square, 215.587.9040, www.publichousephilly.com
Mission Grill, 1835 Arch Street, 215.636.9550, www.themissiongrill.com
Field House, 1150 Filbert Street. 215.629.1520, www.fieldhousephilly.com



This is an urgent plea for your help. The shelter is packed with dogs whose lives depend on getting out -- into rescue, an adoptive home, or a temporary foster home -- immediately.
The dogs are large and small, young and old, healthy and sick, and of a variety of breeds. They are all desperately waiting for a chance at life. We cannot house them all, and more are coming in all the time. By taking one home, either temporarily or permanently, you give them the chance at life they deserve and make room at the shelter for another whose life depends on us having the space. Bull (below left) is just one of the dozens of dogs at the shelter who are waiting for you to save them today.
IF YOU CAN FOSTER, RESCUE, OR ADOPT AN ANIMAL: Come to the shelter (111 W. Hunting Park Avenue) immediately. A staff person or volunteer will be thrilled to help you find the right animal(s) for you to take into safety. Assistance will be available until 8 p.m. tonight, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week. To make special arrangements to come at another time of day, please email Natalie at Natalie@phillypaws.org (please email only as a last resort; Natalie is inundated. It is best to just come directly to the shelter.)
Directions to the shelter are available here:
More information about foster care is available here:






$325000 Just Reduced - Brand New 2 Bedroom Condo (Northern Liberties)
Beautiful 2-story, 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo in Brandywine East. This is a new renovation - everything is BRAND NEW. Designer kitchen features stainless appliances and granite counters, gas range with warming drawer. Designer baths with stunning imported tile, rainhead showers, deep tub, everything custom. Spacious bedrooms, HUGE entertainment room with original mantle, gas logs and plasma TV hookup and wet bar. Extra large private backyard. Original mouldings and entrance doors. This house is totally custom and beautiful and just reduced in price. You must see it! New electric, new AC, gas heat. Everything new and gorgeous. Plus a 10 year tax abatement!!! So close to center city and subway, bars and restaurants.  Email zwick@markzwick.com for more info.



A) When one door closes another one opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell


22) Students Run Philly Style's first Young Friends Event

Thursday, November 6, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Irish Pub (1123 Walnut St.)

Come support the only program in Philadelphia that offers marathon training to help youth succeed in life. Enjoy free food, a free raffle, a silent auction, $2 domestic pints & $2.50 well drinks! Your $10 cover goes directly to help Students Run serve Philly's youth.

To reserve a ticket, please email studentsrun@nncc.us
To learn more about Students Run Philly Style, please visit www.nncc.us/studentsrun.html
If you can't make it, but would like to contribute, please visit our donation page: www.nncc.us/programs/SRPS/donate.html



The 21st Century Society presents Cocktails and Composers

October 29, 2008
Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
6:00PM – 8:00PM

$20 for Members
$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 Melissa McCarten at 215.875.7698 or MMcCarten@philorch.org to reserve your spot.



Listed on Entertainment Weekly's one of the Hottest People to Watch, CHARLIE became a household name as a cast member of the three-time Emmy-nominated Chappelle's Show.  Once dubbed, "Eddie Murphy on acid," by Chris Rock, he's spent the past five years performing to sold-out audiences worldwide!
FRI., NOV. 7, 8 PM
Buy Your Tickets Now! http://www.keswicktheatre.com/content.cgi?cid=3


25) WWW.GETONTHECOUCH.COM: Relationship Advice From Your Peers—Real Advice From Everyday People
WWW.GETONTHECOUCH.COM is a website that provides entertaining essays and down-to-earth advice, FROM REAL PEOPLE, about all aspects of romance.  The site has sections for Singles, Daters, Engaged people, Married couples, and those going through break ups, separations and divorces. It even has spots for those couples who are on the infamous "break" from their relationships.
GetOnTheCouch.com has sections separated by age demographic, if you want to target advice from those who can better relate with your issues. There are sections for people in their teens and early twenties, late twenties and early thirties, and so on. What's more, all these places are easy to navigate and devoid of the bells and whistles of those sites with a little less substance.
So get on the couch and share your thoughts. We're listening.





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