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Date: 3/20/2009
Title: 29 Items (3-20-09) sponsored by The Young Professional Ball

March Madness is upon us.  Hoping our Nova can more of an impact in the tourney. Just watched Temple lose.  I ended up picking Oklahoma in my bracket but I think Louisville is going to take it.

Last weekend was the last of my PhillyTrips.com winter excursions.  Killington was sunny skies and good people but conditions were a bit icy and hard pack.  I really want to get a scuba diving trip together….

Softball and soccer anyone?  I might be putting together a last second team.  Email me if interested and I will send details.

Looking at the summer music schedule and was wondering if anyone is planning to attend any Phish shows or http://www.bonnaroo.com?
For those heading to the World Music Conference in Miami, please give me a review when you are back in town.

I just learned about this.  https://www.boltbus.com/ is $10 bus rides to NYC with wifi access.

Bunny Hop date announced – April 9th.

If you are thinking of buying a home and have a job and good credit, I am not sure if there will be a better time to get buy.  There are some hungry sellers out there and as the WSJ posted today: Under 5%, Mortgages May Be Near The Bottom.  I am happy to help if you want to talk about the buying process. - Mark

SPONSOR :: 2009 Philadelphia Young Professionals Ball
Pearl, Rittenhouse Square, 1904 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Friday, Mar 27, 2009  8:00 PM

Event Features: 1 Free Drink Included, Bottle Service Available, Dancing, DJ'd, Drink Specials, Fashion, Good For Singles, Light Food Included, Special Event

The 2009 Young Professionals Ball. Now in it's 8th year, this is the most talked about and exclusive event for young professionals in Philadelphia & South Jersey area. Complimentary first drink, drink specials, an incredible DJ, amazing dancers, and one heck of a fun time as usual. Click More Info below for complete details on this amazing event for Philadelphia Young Professionals.

SPONSOR :: 2009 Philadelphia Young Professionals Ball


Spring is finally here, so dust off those cleats, get out those gloves and get ready for some fun!  The Manayunk Sport and Social Club offers you the ability to register for Philadelphia's most popular coed sports and social events as a team or as an individual. There is no better place to stay active with this spring because the MSSC has over 15 different sports and activities.   The MSSC has unparalleled membership service and member benefits, a wide variety of team sports and activities and that are all located in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our coed leagues have expanded and are bigger than ever. The fun you will have at our parties and social events are unmeasurable and unforgettable. Contact us if you're interested in joining the biggest and best coed league in Philly or if you would like more information. www.manayunksportandsocial.com


2) Young Professionals After-Work Networking Happy Hour

Date: Wednesday, 3/25/2009
Location: Positano Coast in Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by: UpcomingEvents.com & YoungProfessionalEvents.com

Join us for The Young Professionals After-Work Networking Happy Hour at the amazing Positano Coast in Old City. Area young professionals will enjoy a complimentary first drink, great drink specials, light appetizers, networking, and giveaways. more info www.UpcomingEvents.com



Join Positano Coast for a Special Charity NHL Alumni Signature Wine Dinner 3/24/09

Meet & Greet with Dave “The Hammer” Schultz

Menu includes wine pairings with Dave Schultz Chardonnay & Bobby Clarke Ca
bernet Sauvignon

Highlights include: Tuna Crudo, Scallop Ravioli & Veal Tenderloin

$75 per guest (all inclusive)
10% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Katie’s Krusaders www.katieskrusaders.com

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, 215-238-0499


4) WineO Resturant/Bar

447 Poplar St, Phila PA 19123 Northern Liberties

First Friday Wine Tasting - Art Exhibt & Music
April 3rd 2009 at 7pm-9pm
$20 tastes 10 -15 different wines from all over Europe & US

Tuesday Poetry Night 7pm - 10pm hosted by Abbi Dion ( drink specials)
Wednesday Acoustic  open mic night hosted by Anolog Summer 10pm -12am (drink specials)
Thursday Date Night $50 per couple 3 course meal bottle of wine
Sunday in the Biz night 80's 90's hosted by Wendilline 10pm -2am ( drink specials )



A) 8th and Carpenter: $2200
The 3BR/2BA bi-level unit in my duplex is for rent, available anytime between now and June 1st to start a lease. Please feel free to forward the link for the Craig's List posting to anyone you might know looking for a nice place in the city. http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/1072095235.html

B) $1450/Month 1 Br 1 Ba Condo in Oak Hill Terraces, Utilities included, Showings begin April 4th.
Beautifully updated large 1 Bdrm-1 Ba in South Terrace (~ 864 sq. ft.)
Open modern Kitchen: Tiled floors, laminate countertops, excess storage, new matching energy efficient Frigidaire appliances, food pantry, extra wide/deep sink with disposal, creative wine storage, & a stylish breakfast counter! Master Bedroom suite has an enormous custom walk-in closet with a shoe rack, hanging areas (including extra long dress area), a total of seven drawers, & room for off-season storage. Full bathroom includes linen closet, under sink storage, and above toilet/wall hugging cabinet. Tub/Shower with dual head for fixed & hand-held convenience!
GE Space Maker Washer/Dryer and extra clothing storage conveniently located in-unit laundry nook. Sliding door to railed terrace, perfect for outdoor dining & entertainment.
Secure, elevator building in excellent community. Plenty of elbow-room here! Serious inquiries only. Showing beginning April 4th. Utilities included! Credit
Link: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/1079992673.html (apts/housing for rent)
Contact Neely: LeonRosen@hotmail.com

C) Townhouse for Sale/Rent – Elkins Park, near Abington/St. Mary’s and Einstein hospitals. Spacious and clean- 2 floors, 2 bedroom, 1 ½ bath, new carpet and newly painted, Incl. W/D, refrigerator, Central Air, Ceiling fans, parking, Convenient to turnpike, center city and all shopping centers. Low taxes, Abington school district.  Please see link http://www.realestate.com/Property/18745164-106-SUSAN-DRIVE-ELKINS-PARK-PA-19027.aspx
email zwick@markzwick.com for more info



A) Top US lawyer signals shift in marijuana policy: http://www.law.com/jsp/pa/PubArticlePA.jsp?id=1202429203876

B) Last call for arcane drinking laws in Utah: http://enews.earthlink.net/article/nat?guid=20090319/49c1d150_3421_1334520090319-1672668604



Duplex located in the heart of Queen Village. Just one block from South  Street, it is in a short walking distance to the South Street Sea Port,  Italian Market and Old City.  All windows have been  replaced last year with Anderson Windows. 
Unit #1 - Bi - level one bedroom w/ alcove  Includes Gourmet kitchen, gas cook top w/ grill, electric wall oven, built  in microwave, garbage disposal, dishwasher, tile floors, granite tops,  hardwood floors, high ceilings,exposed brick, deck, full size washer and  dryer, full basement and Newer Boiler.
Unit #2 - Bi-level 2 bedroom, one bath w/ loft and den  Includes refinished hardwood floors, exposed brick, dishwasher, garbage  disposal and a new washer and dryer.. Eat-in kitchen, gas range, garbage  disposal, dishwasher, hardwood floors, exposed brick, roof deck, bright  atmosphere, washer and dryer not included.
Current Rents:  Unit #1 $1,100     Unit #2 $1,200
Tenants pay for all utilities except cold water.
Average Monthly water bill - $43/mo.  2008 Taxes - $4,178
Head house Square Assessment 2008 - $398. 2008 Commercial Liability Insurance - $2,143
Asking price: $419,000. Email zwick@markzwick.com for more info



A) We have a 3 bedroom and sofa bed with central air house on 28th street bayside in Avalon across from the Sunoco Station. A group of guys and girls range 28 to 43 years old looking for part timers to share the shore house . We have several Part time ($1400) openings available. Looking for either guys or girls. We have the house Memorial Day to weekend after Labor Day. We have a great deck and dock close to everything in Avalon.
If you are interested you can e-mail at William.x.White@gsk.com



Morton’s The Restaurant in King of Prussia invites you to indulge in the very rich experience…

ECLAT Chocolate Tasting
Thursday, March 26th, 7 to 8:30pm
The cost to savor and sample is just $35.00, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Please contact Nicole_Morgenstern@mortons.com to reserve your sweet spot.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pat Burrell isn't with the Phillies anymore, yet the City of Brotherly Love is still close to his heart. The former Philadelphia slugger took out large ads in two of the city's largest newspapers Friday to thank the fans for their support during his nine seasons with the club.
Burrell left town after helping the Phillies win their first championship since 1980. He signed in January with the Tampa Bay Rays, the team the Phillies beat in the World Series.
In the advertisements in The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, Burrell thanked the fans for sharing a championship parade with him.  But the new American Leaguer said he hopes to see them again in October -- at World Series time.


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


May 9th at Spectrum



PECO Power Hour—The Philadelphia Orchestra's popular community ticket program—offers $10 tickets the day of each subscription concert at the Kimmel Center Box Office between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM (11:30 AM–12:30 PM for 2:00 PM performances).

From March 16 to 22, PECO and the Orchestra are allowing patrons to purchase PECO Power Hour tickets in advance for select subscription concerts this spring. For the first time ever, patrons can conveniently reserve these tickets online at www.philorch.org/pecopowerweek (promotion code: PECOPOWERWEEK), through the phone, or by visiting the Kimmel Center Box Office.

This advance purchase opportunity will be available from Monday, March 16, at 10:00 AM until Sunday, March 22, at 11:59 PM. Tickets purchased online or through the phone will be charged a $5.50 per ticket processing fee.



I have decided to move into center city (yea!!) and am looking for an apartment (1 bedroom or studio) for no more than $950/month.  I'm flexible on the location so long as it's in the city.  I am looking for a June 1st lease start.  Please let me know if you are aware of anything available and forward to anyone you think may know of something. ekbushnell@gmail.com


14) Plastic Bag Fee and Styrofoam Food Packaging Ban Information Session

Join RecycleNOW Philadelphia in advocating for a cleaner, greener Philadelphia by calling on City Council to pass a plastic bag fee and Styrofoam food packaging ban. Learn more about what these important pieces of legislation will do for our city and how to support these important bills.

Monday, March 23, 2009
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Commons Meeting Space, Lower Level
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

On April 3, Councilmen Frank DiCicco and Jim Kenny will hold a hearing on legislation they have introduced to reduce waste in Philadelphia by banning plastic bags at large retailers, mandating a $.25 fee on plastic shopping bags at smaller stores and banning Styrofoam food packaging. At an information meeting on M
arch 23, City Council staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the legislation. Learn:




On April 4, 9am-2pm, join your fellow Philadelphians for the 2nd Annual Philly Spring Cleanup. Last year, volunteers removed over 2.5 million pounds of trash and 48,000 pounds of recyclable materials in an estimated 71 commercial corridors and 3,500 blocks. This year, the plan is to again recruit thousands of Philadelphians to volunteer at clean-up sites; to raise awareness about litter prevention; and to instill neighborhood pride and civic responsibility in residents in an effort to keep the city clean each and every day. A host of cleaning and beautification projects are planned at parks, rec centers and in neighborhoods throughout the city, with more being added every day. You can view the cleanup sites and register to participate- either as an individual or as a team- at the Web site.  Philly Spring Cleanup Day, Various Locations, www.phillycleanup.com



March 21 & 22



Please join us April 25, 2009 in either a 3k walk (you may bring your canine friend), 5k run, or a 7k run.  Please check out,  www.loversnotfighterscharityrace.com.  Thank you for your generosity and support.

You can have fun and be a hero when you sign up for the Red Cross Walk & Run to Save Lives on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park! Help raise money for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross when you register as a walker or runner, start a team with friends/family, or sign up your dog at www.redcrosswalkandrun.org. There's food, fun and fundraising prizes! Registration begins at 7:00 am and the walk and run will start at 8:30 am.   The Red Cross Walk & Run supports programs and services to help you, your family and your neighbors prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. From choking to cardiac arrest and fires to floods, each emergency is random and unpredictable. Thanks to the support of friends like you, the Red Cross is there to answer the call for help, one family at a time, whenever and wherever disaster strikes


18) 11th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop

Thursday April 9
Sponsored by Blue Moon
$10 for Bunny Ears
$3 Beer Specials

6:30 - Get Your Ears at McKenna’s, 24th & Brown and Urban Saloon, 2120 Fairmount Avenue
7:30 - Hop On Your Own to:
The Belgian Café, 21st & Green
Bishop’s Collar, 24th & Fairmount
Bridgid’s Restaurant & Bar, 726 N. 24th Street
Illuminare, 2321 Fairmount
Jack’s Firehouse, 2130 Fairmount
London Grill, 24th & Fairmount
Rembrandt’s, 24th & Aspen
St. Stephen’s Green, 17th & Green

RSVP at www.upcomingevents.com


19) Philadelphia Film Festival and Cinefest

Students receive $1 off of single tickets for all screenings during the Philadelphia Film Festival and Cinefest showings when they show their Campus Philly discount tag. The festival boasts 12 days of internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies, documentaries and shorts.

The Philadelphia Film Festival and Cinefest runs March 26 – April 5. Visit www.phillycinefest.com for more information on performance schedules and locations.


20) Public Relations Careers 101

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This free seminar is your chance to meet and hear from top PR minds from all areas of the profession, including agency, non-profit, corporate, healthcare, politics, and sports. Panelists will share insight into their careers and the realities of working in public relations, as well as tips on how to stand out in this difficult job market. Meet with members of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association after the panel discussion for one-on-one tips on how to turn your college experience into a successful career in PR. All pre-registered participants will automatically be entered in a raffle for the chance to win a “shadowing day” with a PR pro!

Be sure to place your resume in the “drop box” for review by a PPRA professional at a later date.

For more information, and a list of confirmed panelists click HERE or contact Ashley Berke, PPRA College Relations Chairperson, at aberke@constitutioncenter.org

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


The next HeARTs for Autism Family Program is Saturday, March 21, 2009, 10am - 11:30am. NOTE: New Location for this month - All Saints Church, 9601 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, 19114 in the Parish Hall. Parking is in the rear lot and you come up the walkway on the north side of the building to enter.

Kids and Adults will color and decorate Tshirts that say I Love Somebody with Autism and have the HeARTs kids logo. This will be a fun time and the shirts can be worn during Autism Awareness Events in April. ASD Kids and siblings will do group activity with volunteers and Barb, while parents join Veronica for support time, and then gather to do the thsirt decorating. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of shirts and supplies. A special thanks to the Dever Family for their donation to this month's program.

Please reply to this email or Robin@HeartsforAutism.org or call 267-231-7585 if you have questions and to register. Please state names and ages of ASD and siblings and if there are any special considerations (ie seizure, asthma, SI, diet, etc) and the name of the parent/caregivers participating.


22) New Musical at the Kimmel Center

Broadway's most talked about new musical and the biggest Tony Award®-winner in years is coming to Philadelphia.  Spring Awakening, the eight-time Tony Award® winning Broadway musical, will open at the Academy of Music and play for eight performances on June 23 – 28, 2009 as part of the Broadway Series. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10am, and range in price from $25 to $80, with a limited number of VIP premium seats available for $100. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at www.kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad and Spruce Streets (open daily 10am to 6pm) or at the Academy of Music box office, Broad & Locust Streets (open during performances only). Groups of 15 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947.  Performances include: Tuesday – Thursday evening at 7:30pm; Friday & Saturday evening at 8pm; Sunday evening at 6:30pm; matinees Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 1pm.



Bird loves Ray: http://www.maniacworld.com/bird-loves-ray-charles.html



Please Join Settlement Music School's Young Friends For our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting And Gala 101 Pre-Party
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Gross McCleaf Gallery, 127 S Sixteenth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tickets are $45 per person and free for anyone purchasing a ticket to Settlement Music School’s Gala 101.
Purchase your tickets beforehand online or by contacting Kathryn Hague at 215-320-2686 or khague@smsmusic.org


25) The Spruce Foundation's 2009 Annual Gala : Springing For Spruce

Saturday, April 25 at 8:30pm at The Reading Terminal in Philadelphia.

Please join us for an unforgettable night of music, dancing, open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Blazers, a Philadelphia non-profit provding unique opportunities for physical activity and education, contact with nature, and social connection to promote the healthy development of underserved youth in Philadelphia.

The Spruce Foundation (TSF) is a non-profit organization founded by a group of young Philadelphians searching for a meaningful way to empower Philadelphia's young adult and youth communities. The goal of The Spruce Foundation is two-fold:
(1) To support Philadelphia's underprivileged youth;
(2) To provide Philadelphia's young adults with a network that fosters public awareness and community involvement to create valuable change.
The Foundation's vision is to raise social awareness among Philadelphia's young adults and to increase their involvement in the Philadelphia community by encouraging their personal investment in Philadelphia's youth. TSF aims to show Philadelphia's less fortunate youth that Philadelphia's young adults believe that they are the city's future leaders.



A) We build too many walls and not enough bridges. - Sir Isaac Newton

B) No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. - Sir Isaac Newton

C) Life is like a dogsled team.  If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. - Lewis Grizzard


27) YPN

YPN invites you to join in our conversation with Bill Marrazzo, President and CEO of WHYY, Inc. Mr. Marrazzo will be discussing the importance of civic engagement in the Philadelphia region during the tough economic times. WHYY, Inc. covers the fourth largest market in the country and is one of the oldest running PBS stations in the nation. In an average week, approximately 1.3 million households tune to TV12 for information, education and entertainment; almost 365,000 weekly listeners enjoy WHYY FM programming. Members, now numbering more than 100,000, contribute their financial support each year to WHYY. So come and catch a behind the scenes look at WHYY and gain an understanding of the importance of civic engagement in Philly while enjoying some food, courtesy of The Pita Pit.



The most anticipated martini event of the year strikes again! Philadelphia Magazine's Martini Madness is back on March 26 at The World Cafe Live. Music, mingling, and mixing make for the perfect Thursday night recipe.    Enjoy cocktails featuring over 25 vodkas and gins, including Ketel One, Absolut, Grey Goose, Pinnacle, Three Olives, Rain Organics and more! Experience the Madness on March 26 at 5:30pm. The World Cafe Live. Tickets are $40 and going fast. This event sold out last year, so get your tickets now at phillymag.com/martinimadness.
For more information on the web, visit: http://www.upcomingevents.com



Saturday, March 28th, 8:00 PM
Shut Up & Dance 2009 and Shout with Sole after-party &at the Forrest Theatre &

Don’t miss Shut Up & Dance, a one-night-only benefit performance for MANNA presented by dancers of the Pennsylvania Ballet. The performance is followed by Shout with Sole: a spicy after-party with The Dancers. MANNA improves health and delivers nourishment for people at acute nutritional risk due to life-threatening illness. Visit www.mannapa.org/sud for tickets and more information.


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