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Date: 2/20/2009
Title: 19 Items (2-20-09) sponsored by The Fur Ball 2009

Less than 100 days until Memorial Day....
But ski season is still here and you can join us in Vermont or Utah: www.PhillyTrips.com

I learned a lot about life this past week.  Where did I get this information?  What did I learn?  I learned who drinks coffee in the morning and who just finished vacuuming their home, who just went to the bathroom and who starts thinking about their upcoming weekend plans on Monday, etc.....  This information can all be found on the Facebook news feed.  It is amazing how many people are updating their information - it literally has new information every minute.  I was not feeling well, so I planted myself in front of the TV with my laptop and the information was endless.  It has almost become addicting for me.

For those animal lovers looking to support a good cause, the Morris Animal Refuge is hosting their annual gala Saturday: http://www.phillyfurball.com/

This weekend, after not making it to Public House in a long time, I ended up there two consecutive nights which was nice.  http://www.publichousephilly.com/
Also, made it to Northbowl on Sunday where I might have bowled my best game ever - 133.  Unfortunately, my second game was closer to my average near a 75.  Northbowl has a regular Sunday night special starting at 10PM with $2 bowling, shoes, beers, etc.... www.northbowlphilly.com

For those people who live in East Norriton, here is a nice plug for you: http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate/article/106608/Best-Affordable-Suburbs-2009. And for those first time home buyers, the Economic Stimulus package provides a Homebuyer Tax Credit – An $8000 tax credit that will be available for qualified purchase of a principal residence by a first time homebuyer between January 1, 2009 and September 1, 2009.  The credit does not require repayment.  Let me know if you would like more information on the tax credit. - Mark


February 21, 2009 - 7:30 to Midnight
Philadelphia Marriott, 1201 Market Street, 4th floor Grand Ballroom
HONORED GUESTS: District Attorney Lynne Abraham & Assistant District Attorney Barbara Paul
Dress: Cocktail Chic/Black Tie Optional
Dancing: Dancing to local Philadelphia DJ
Pussycat Lounge: Drink to the Music of a Live Jazz Band
Tickets Include: First Drink, Buffet Dinner, Free Yards Beer All Evening
The Morris Animal Refuge offers innovative and high quality care for cats, dogs and other small animals. The Refuge provides a full range of preventive, protective and adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned animals


1) The 2009 Red Ball

Sunday, 3/15/2009
Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by: American Red Cross

The 2009 Red Ball moves to the Please Touch Museum for an evening of dining and dancing! This gala event features Philadelphia's finest gourmet cuisine from top restaurants, a spectacular Ketel One ice bar, a Tommy Bahama Rum Bar, live dance entertaiment and more... http://www.theredball.org



What better way to spend an evening after-work then with a premier Wine Tasting Party. The party comes complete with six hand selected wine choices from Chima's expansive wine menu. A wine expert will be on hand to describe each selection, and of course menu samples from Chima's Rodizio menu. Relax, kick back, and network with other young professionals. Everyone attending will get a $20 gift certificate good towards area services for men and women. 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. <b>Sign up now so you do not miss out!Tickets are just $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Grab your friends - meet up for Tasting Time in the City. WE WILL SEE YOU THERE!
For more information on the web, visit: http://www.upcomingevents.com



We have a gorgeous house on the Bay close to the nightlife, but due to Economical struggles we haven't been able to fill it with our normal group so we are looking to add a few additions. Only serious inquiries will be accepted and please know that you will be interviewed. If you are the right fit for our house you will completely understand the reason for the intense interview, and thus will probably be accepted.

We'll start with the 'must not be/haves' as to not waste anyone's valuable time (as we are actually professionals in real life, we just pretend not to be on the weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day):

We have part time and full time shares available. For more details please respond to this ad.
wennyliz@gmail.com for more info



A) Pucker up: Scientists study kissing: http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/13/kissing.science/index.html

B) Cycling Enters the Electronic Age With a New Gear-Shifting System: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/14/sports/cycling/14gears.html?scp=1&sq=Cycling%20Enters&st=cse

C) Philly based Roots going late night: http://encore.celebrityaccess.com/index.php?encoreId=177&articleId=29738


5) ICE SKATING :: Live DJ On Friday and Satuday Night!

The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing is still the coolest place to be this winter. Open through March 1, the RiverRink rocks with a live DJ every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm-midnight. Located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street at Penn’s Landing. For more information, visit www.riverrink.com



Magellan Search Group is currently representing opportunities with Fortune-Sized Companies in the Philadelphia area! If you are looking for an opportunity and have an Accounting, Finance, or IT background please feel free to contact Luke Kauffman @ 215-399-9243 or via email lukek@magellangroup.com.



Manayunk 1BR apartment with off-street parking.  Charming with hardwood floors; ceramic tile kitchen & bath. Newer kitchen with dishwasher.  Bright and huge bedroom.  Perfect location: five minute walk to Main Street and Ivy Ridge Train Station.  Pets allowed.  $860/month inc. heat & hot water. Available immediately.  Emily 610.585.7344/emilyrex@hotmail.com



On Tuesday, February 24th, join YIP (Young Involved Philadelphia) at National Mechanics to watch President Obama deliver his unofficial 'State of the Union' before a joint session of Congress. In his address, Obama will outline challenges facing the nation and lay out the priorities for his administration.

To take the edge off, enjoy $5 Obama Bombs (Tuaca/Espresso Liquor Shot dropped in half pint of Boddingtons) and $2 Lagers and stick around after for Karaoke.

When: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 8PM-10PM (Karaoke 10PM-2AM)
Where: National Mechanics
             22 S. 3rd Street, Old City


9) Environmental Sales Position Available

If anyone knows someone who might be interested in a full time sales position in the environmental field, please tell them to contact me via email. Sales experience and/or background in environmental engineering/geology is preferred. Some travel required.

Email Charis at charisgehret@gmail.com



The Bellevue Gets Engaged
The entire nineteenth floor of the Bellevue will be transformed for the bridal event of the season on February 28, noon-4pm. Nicole Miller will be there (in person) for the fashion show (which also features Polo Ralph Lauren); Philadelphia Wedding editor Carrie Denny will be on hand to sign copies of her book, The Bride's Instruction Manual; and XIX will provide champagne, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Your favorite Bellevue merchants will also be on hand: Teuscher, Williams-Sonoma, Tiffany & Co., Vigant, Origins and Pierre and Carlo, as well as sponsors like Crane, the Paperie and EBE Entertainment. One room will be dedicated to just wedding cakes. Fiancées, dads and boyfriends can also attend, enjoying all that The Sporting Club has to offer (for free) as well as drink specials at The Palm, JL Sullivan's and Bliss. Purchase tickets in advance at the Web site.
Park Hyatt Philadelphia and The Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street, 215.875.0429, www.bellevuephiladelphia.com


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



Beautiful 4 BR, 3 bath Avalon home available for rent.  There are three floors (3rd floor is a master BR suite with jacuzzi tub and double sinks), and three decks with bay views.  Many amenities, including a 50" TV and internet access.  Walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shopping.  Available 5/23/09 through 7/4/09. For weekly rates, please email:  noone.katie@gmail.com.



A) I attribute my success to this:  I never gave or took an excuse. - Florence Nightingale

B) The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark. - Michelangelo

C) If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. - Martin Luther King, Jr

D) Whenever you see a successful business, someone made a courageous decision. - Peter Drucker

E) Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andre Gide



A) EDDIE GRIFFIN performs his high-energy stand-up at the Keswick on FRI., FEB. 27 @ 8PM, in an exclusive area appearance! The popular comic-turned-actor/producer starred in
the hit TV series Malcolm & Eddie plus major motion pictures including Undercover Brother, the Deuce Bigalow films & Norbit. This is an adult show & is not appropriate for children
under 17 years of age. Buy Tickets Now! http://www.keswicktheatre.com/

B) Living legend B.B. KING - the reigning king of the blues - comes to the Keswick for a special 2-night stand WED. & THUR., APR. 1 & 2 at 7:30 PM. Grab this opportunity to experience the 18-time Grammy Award-winner live in an intimate theater setting! Buy Tickets Now!



Monday, February 23rd to Friday, February 27th, 2009

Celebrate Philly Cooks! with two great ways to dine: Chef's Tasting $75 Menu for Two - You choose the restaurant, the chef chooses the meal. All week long, savor a prix fixe Chef's Tasting menu for two at participating restaurants. Chef Tables benefiting Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House - A truly unique dining experience. A group table will enjoy a meal designed and prepared by the spectacular Chefs of each participating restaurant. Some meals include wine pairings & others include a special champagne toast! A portion of all proceeds will go to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. http://www.phillymag.com/


15) 3rd Annual Bartenders Ball

The 3rd Annual Bartenders Ball, hosted by Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2009.  Highlights of the black tie optional event include a live band, DJ, hors d'oeuvres stations, late night coffee bar, wine tasting and more!  General admission is $75 and VIP admission is $100.  For VIP guests, the party will start at 7:00 p.m..  For other guests, admission opens at 8:00 p.m., ending at midnight.  Discounted overnight guestrooms are available.  For more information or to purchase tickets on line please visit www.parestaurant.org or call 800-345-5353.



What does The Wrestler, gowns and The Morris Animal Refuge have in Common? They will all be a part  of this year’s Oscar Party to benefit the Morris Animal Refuge and The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Sunday, February 22, 2009                                   
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Mad River Bar and Grill, 4100 Main Street, Manayunk,  PA                                               
Cocktail or Celebrity Attire requested!! (Dress to  Impress  as your favorite actor or singer.  Be prepared with an Oscar   Acceptance speech.  Awards for Best Dressed)
$25 with RSVP, $35 at Door          
Goodie bags/first 50  to RSVP
If you would like more information about this event, or to schedule an interview with Dara Donolow, Please  email Will DeTruck @Willyphillydares@gmail.com



Register Today for Running on Empty: Make a Little Go a Long Way

Every dollar counts in business. Learn from experienced entrepreneurs and business owners as they discuss strategies and share personal experiences on how to survive and thrive during challenging economic times.

Please join us for a panel discussion and networking reception on February 26, 2009, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, at the PNC Center (1600 Market Street, Philadelphia) in the Center Hall. This event is hosted by Innovation Philadelphia and sponsored by the Empowerment Group.

5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Panel
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Breakout Discussion
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Moderator: Mark P. Loschiavo, Executive Director of Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship

Malik Boyd, Premiere Brand Group
Charnelle Hicks, CHPlanning
Connie Pearson-Bernard, Seamless Events, Inc.
David White, DesignDesign

The cost to attend is $25, which includes light appetizers and a cash bar. Register today at www.innovationphiladelphia.com.


18) Chinese New Year Tours

Join Joe Poon for an insider's tour of Center City's Chinatown, learning about its history, culture and food. Chef Joseph Poon's team will serve a full lunch or dinner and your visit will include a Tai Chi demonstration and a Chinese vegetable carving lesson. Chef Poon will also give a walking tour of the community, including stops at a fortune cookie factory, Chinese herbal medicine shop, Chinese place of worship, a Chinese bakery, Asian grocery store, fish market and more (Stops vary depending upon timing). Tour openings this month: February 21 and 28. $45 per person, reservations required.
Joseph Poon Tours, 1010 Cherry Street, 2nd floor, 215.928.9333, www.josephpoon.com



Feb 28th


Email Jason for 2009 membership deals jason.newcomer@town-sports.com


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