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Date: 10/30/2008
Title: 22 Items (10-30-08) sponsored by American Male Salons

Wow, wow, wow.  After all these years - finally being a winner…..I read this morning that since 83,  the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers and Flyers made it to the championship game or round — seven times, in total — and lost all of them.  No wonder we all have wanted this so badly.  

Personally, I was raised in north NJ as a Philly sports fan in the midst of all the NY fans.  The Mets, Yankees, Giants, Rangers, and Devils all won their titles while we just came close – that was a lot of abuse to take over the years.   My parents grew up in Camden and moved north before I was born.  In the early days of cable, we would actually get the Philly sports teams so it was easier to follow the teams.  When I went to baseball games, it was always at Shea Stadium when the Phils came to town (I did go to a Yankee Stadium often too).  And in college at U of Delaware, I would catch many games each year at the Vet – I even blew off a day of classes to wait in line for 93 Series tickets.  So, having my first championship as an adult was long overdue.  I actually was able to talk to my parents and for the first time, thank them for making me in to a Phillies fan.  Apparently, it is character building

So, after watching both game 5s at the Irish Pub, I headed down to Broad Street last night.  It was a scene for the ages and fortunately I had my camera with me.  I will get my photos and videos available for viewing by next week – some might need some editing (If you took photos of your night, please send me a link to them).  Broad was insanely fun but then the bad element had to show up and do what they do and turn a wonderful celebration in to a bit of a scary scene.  At one point, I saw a kid pick up a bottle and get ready to throw it.  I did my best to tell him not to do it.  He just could not understand that it is possible that he could be on the receiving side of a flying bottle.  So, he threw it, his friend got all bothered with me for suggesting bottle tossing is not a good activity in a crowd and I decided I should move to a safer place down Broad.  All in all though, I think we did pretty well as a city.   Here is some video of Broad post game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFHWbYm0Jlo (not my footage)

On to the parade!  This is dream, the ultimate goal.  Item #1 is the parade route.  Weather forecast is 60 and sunny! I think I will probably put myself in an area near Market and Broad.  I want to see them go down both streets.  Then I figure I will head south with the team on Broad and possibly jump the subway down to the sports complex.  Then head back to center city to continue the party.  I suggest you go to the liquor/beer store today as I am not sure what time they open in the morning.  Text me if you are out and about and want to meet up. 215-519-9482.  But keep in mind I will only have limited beer supplies, so BYOB.

What a month this has been with all the partying for the Eagles and Phillies.  And then the regular events that the city offers.  Just this past weekend I attended game 3 and saw two concerts (The Who and Trey from Phish).  And I discovered a fun old venue for those people that want a place to chill and dance – Silk City.  I think I need some time relax…..which we know will not happen.

Some more general thoughts:
A) Should we not have instant replay in the World Series?  They had at least three blown calls (Moyer at first, Rollins at third, and Rollins when he was hit by the pitch).  Maybe they could do it like football with the coach’s challenge system.
B) The Red Bell Brewery at the Wachovia Center is not a Finnigans Wake – FYI.
C) I attended an event at the new Starr restaurant where Striped Bass used to be.  It is now called BUTCHER & SINGER!  They made some modifications to the inside but I was told it is not that much different.
D) Here are some photos of the Philadelphia Weekly Taste event which I suggest you all attend next year: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/?inc=article&id=754&x=taste-of-philadelphia&_c=photos and

Lastly, for people that are thinking of buying or selling a home and are worried that prices might drop, I found a company that works as an insurance company against the value of your home.  They are offering price protection.  For information on the company, please email me and I will send you their info to check out. 

I am off to get my Halloween costume.  - Mark

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Champions' Parade Tomorrow

A parade to celebrate the Phillies' World Series win will step off at noon tomorrow from 20th and Market Streets. It will head east to City Hall and then south on Broad Street before it ends at the sports complex. The city encouraged fans to take public transportation.



A) Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's own ignorance." - Confucius

B) Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

B) You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you." Dale Carnegie

C) In politics, stupidity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte

D) The dumbest people I know are those who know it all. - Malcolm Forbes

E) Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln


3) 16th Annual Bridesmaids' Ball!
Join Philadelphia's young business professionals in celebrating the ghosts of weddings past! Enjoy all the fun of a wedding reception without any of the hassles! Guests are treated to an evening of delicious desserts, open bar, live music, reception classics and dancing. This year, we are celebrating our Sweet Sixteen! So...we're having a dessert party with plenty of sweets for our guests! Proceeds benefit the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
It's not too late to purchase your tickets for just $70! Tickets purchased now through 5 p.m. on October 31st are just $70! Tickets thereafter are $85.
For more information about the Bridesmaids' Ball, our upcoming events and to purchase tickets, please visit www.bridesmaidsball.org.

4) Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Handlers NEEDED



5) 76ers TICKETS

2 tix for sixersgame on nov 30th.
face value $119 each plus reserverd parking.
asking $225 all together.
section 124 row 12th.
Email sguy24@hotmail.com if interested



A) 4 Steps: Hold Your Liquor: http://www.askmen.com/money/body_and_mind_200/215_better_living.html

B) The Stink in Farts Controls Blood Pressure:: http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20081023/sc_livescience/thestinkinfartscontrolsbloodpressure;_ylt=ArbiNwPz.q_KtiHsS7wanIas0NUE



Part time position in West Norriton, PA on Saturdays and Sundays 9 - 3
$12/per hour
Details: We are a golf package company that is looking for an account representative to answer phones and book tee times at golf courses that we deal with.  Computer experience/Good Phone Skills a must!!
Golf Experience helpful but not mandatory.
Contact info: Jamie Andrews, 610-631-3100, Jamie@opengolfteetimes.com



2 blocks to the beach!  Dewey Beach end unit townouse.  Perfect group party house - let your friends pay your mortgage! http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/reo/894700881.html


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=00d_1224451809 (clean)


10) Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival :: THE SECRETS

Monday, November 3, 7 pm
The Gershman Y; Corner of Broad and Pine Streets http://www.pjff.org

Directed by Avi Nesher; with Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler Israel, 2007, 120 min., in Hebrew and French, with English subtitles Deftly tackling taboo subjects, such as feminism, sexual awakening and lesbianism, The Secrets proffers a fascinating inside view of women in the patriarchal world of the ultra-orthodox. The film is set in a women’s seminary in the picturesque town of Safed, the birthplace of Kabbalah. It is here that students Naomi, the attractive and intelligent daughter of a revered rabbi, and her friend Michelle, a rebellious new arrival from France, start upon a secret spiritual journey.



5 Ways to Improve Your 5K Speed:: http://www.active.com/running/Articles/5_Ways_to_Improve_Your_5K_Speed.htm?act=EMC-Active&Vehicle=Insider&Date=10_15_08&Edition=1&Sections=Articles&Creative=5_Ways_to_Improve_Your_5K_Speed&TextName=More&ArtText=Txt&Placement=2&Dy=Thu

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

Come have a drink with The Insiders, Philly comedy’s newest drinking buddy!
Fri. Nov. 7th and Sat. Nov. 8th  8PM at the Society Hill Playhouse Red Room
Call 215 923-0210 for tickets.  $15 and your first drink is on us!! 


12) Win a Jimmy Rollins bat!

As the Phillies close-in on a long-awaited championship, PAWS is thrilled to announce a RAFFLE that is sure to excite Phillies fans everywhere!

$5.00 buys you a chance to win a Louisville Slugger signed by Jimmy Rollins! All proceeds support PAWS’ lifesaving efforts on behalf of Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. So you can help save lives as you vie for a piece of history!

For more information and a photo of the bat, click here: http://www.phillypaws.org/News/archive/28.asp
To buy tickets, click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=532794

You can buy multiple chances by indicating the quantity during checkout. Once we receive your payment, we will send your ticket numbers to you via email. The drawing will be held on Friday, October 31, 2008. Winner need not be present to win. Winner will be notified via phone and/or email.

For more information about PAWS, please visit www.phillypaws.org. Thank you for your support!


13) McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Host Annual Veterans Appreciation Day

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurantswill host its annual Veterans Appreciation Day, on Sunday, Nov. 9. All U.S. military veterans can enjoy a complimentary entree in honor of their service to our country. Area McCormick & Schmick's restaurants in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, and Atlantic City will participate. As in past years, McCormick & Schmick's will offer this program to those defined as a veteran by the Veterans Administration, Title 38 US Code 101, which is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. All veterans must show proper identification.




We need a few good toys, bring your unwrapped toy to this annual Big Ten Alumni event hosted to collect toys for less fortunate children in the Greater Philadelphia area during the holiday season. Meet and greet with local Marines and other Big Ten Alum while making the difference in the life of a child through the USMC Toys for Tots program.

Location: Lucy's Hat Shop, 2nd & Market Streets, Olde City
Date:  Thursday December 4th
Time 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: One unwrapped, new toy or $10
For more info: psuphila.org

B) Penn State Alumni Announce Liberty Ball at Franklin Institute to Help Kids With Cancer

Philadelphians can eat, drink and dance the night away while they support the fight against pediatric cancer at the same time. The Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is hosting the Liberty Ball, A Knight for the Kids at the Franklin Institute on Saturday, February 7, 2009.

 This semi-formal charity ball will include cocktails, dinner, music and dancing, special appearances from cancer survivors, and speakers like Cindy Kerr, founder of Conkerr Cancer a Case for Smiles and Dennis Vicidomini, Father of Nick Vicidomini, Four Diamonds Child. All the proceeds will go toward the 2009 Penn State Dance Marathon grand total, which benefits the Four Diamonds Fund, pediatric cancer research, and treatment at the Hershey Medical Center, and Conkerr Cancer a Case for Smiles. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $115 a person and can be purchased at www.libertyball.org  or by sending a check to PSAA-Philadelphia Chapter, PO Box 21233, Philadelphia, PA 19114.

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is an excellent resource for Penn Staters who want to network, participate in community service and charity functions, or meet new people and attend social events. Visit their website at www.psuphila.org  for upcoming events and membership information. Contact Jamie Nelson, Chapter President, at president@psuphila.org for more information.



Please Join us for Monday Night Football
at Millcreek Tavern *
Monday, November 3 from 6 - 8pm
42nd Street & Chester Avenue
Come on over for pre-game food and drink specials!
stay for the game (and stay longer for karaoke)!
RSVP to youcie@ucityphila.org and your first drink is free! Bring friends and their first drink is free too! One free drink offer valid with RSVP to each happy hour event. Must be 21 to enter.



PW Election Night Party

Location: Sole Food, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
When:   Tuesday, November 4, 8:00PM

Voting can be stressful so after you cast your vote, join PW at SoleFood for two complimentary drinks, complimentary appetizers and up to the minute election coverage! We'll have a DJ in between important announcements, live blogging and video, raffles for a hotel stay in Washington D.C., movie tickets, restaurant gift certificates and more! Hope you can make it out! Please RSVP if you can attend.



This event is a VIP event featuring a tasting of Crown Royal Traditional, Cask No 16, and XR.
The retail price of the XR averages between $130-$150 per bottle alone.
To enjoy this product as most establishments would cost about $50 per drink.
You can join this event for $20 per guest all inclusive featuring:
The Crown Royal Tasting Trio
Hors D'oeuvres
Services and gifts from Michael Alan's Fine Barbers

A cigar vendor will be available with cigars to purchase
This is the reason to get the guys together!!!  

WHISKEY - A Journey Through Crown Royal

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 from 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM (ET)

Location: Swanky Bubbles Restaurant & Champagne Bar, 482 Evesham Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003



Join PEC for our annual fall gathering of members, friends and colleagues. Taste delicious wines, savory hors d'oeuvres and enjoy the scenery along the Schuylkill River!
Fall Networking Wine Tasting Event
Climate Change and Wine Tasting
Thursday, November 6, 2008
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (640 Waterworks Dr., Philadelphia - visit www.fairmountwaterworks.com for directions)
Climate change will impact much of the way we live, eat, work and play. How will it affect your delectable glass of red or white wine? Join us to learn about how our changing climate impacts grape crops and wineries.
Presented by Phil Hinerman, PEC Board Member, Member of the Society of Wine Educators, and Certified by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.
Sustainable wines and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Guests are also invited to tour the Interpretive Center.
$35 per person.
Please RSVP to CMeyers@pecpa.org or 215-592-7020 x101



Friday, November 7 at 5:00 PM  Print This EventPrint This Event

In the world of wine, there seems to be a split between red lovers and white lovers. If you normally like red wine, why not come and see if you can find some white wines that can be added to your wine list. If you love white and just haven’t found that special red, come and see what you’re missing! If you like both – great! Find your new favorites!

We will sample 6 fabulous red and white vintages. What a terrific way to meet other professionals who enjoy a relaxing, flavorful glass of wine!

Our venue for the evening is the new Buckhead Saloon. We have the space exclusively for our members, so come on over and enjoy this casual, but classy new bar and experience the Rocky Mountain Lodge atmosphere.

With your wine tasting evening, enjoy a light fare of gourmet cheeses and crackers to complement the savory vintages and clear your pallet for the next delicious sample. We hope you’ll join us for this fabulous red vs. white wine-tasting event! Come and show your colors!

When: Friday, November 7 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Where: Buckhead Saloon, 461 N. 3rd St. Philadelphia 19123

Price: $25.00 if purchased by 5 p.m. Friday, October 17

To order, please use our secure server at https://www.prosinthecity.com/index.cfm?cityid=6&action=orderform&eventid=6942 or call 202-686-5990.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.



Philadelphia Eagle Hosts "Looking Out For Kids" Fundraiser - The second annual "Looking Out For Kids" Charity Cocktail Reception hosted by LJ Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles and The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University will take place on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 7 p.m. The fundraiser, held at the Hafter Student Center on the Elkins Park campus of Salus University, raises funds for under insured and uninsured children of the Philadelphia School District. The event will feature a silent auction and a "fashion eyewear exhibit" hosted by LJ Smith and friends, where guests can purchase the latest in chic fashion eyewear. For more information on how to purchase tickets, donate silent auction items or become a corporate sponsor for the event, please call 215.276.6070 or http://www.teivision.com/news/smith_event.htm



Where kids suffering from an illness are the stars...
As you all know, I co-chair the PA board of 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.




Registration Begins: 10:00am Walk Begins: 11:00 am

Date: November 8, 2008

Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

For more Information call Allison at 215-643-5434 x 27 or email allison@alsphiladelphia.org directly.
The walk site is wheelchair and stroller accessible. You don’t need to walk any or all of the route in order to participate.




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