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Date: 4/24/2009
Title: 32 Items (4-24-09) sponsored by AMERICAN MALE SALONS

Missed last week...lots of things to mention in the intro.

The Bunny Hop raised more than $13,000 a few weeks ago for charity.  Every bar in the area was crowded.  Put it on your calendar now for 2010 - the Thursday night before Good Friday. Cheap beer, big crowds, charity, and bunny ears - what is not to like?

US Airways does a much nicer job on international flights - they actually give you a pillow and blanket plus feed you.

Watching the Phillies blow leads in the 8th inning had me asking: Can Brad Lidge not survive a four out save?

I am evaluating my cellular phone package with Verizon.  Has anyone tried one of the no-name companies that are advertising the packages on the cheap?  I think those billboards are starting to get through to me.

I drove last month to NYC from Philly - over $26 in bridge and highway tolls! Bolt bus is a lot less: http://www.boltbus.com/

For those planning to do City Chase, here is a discount: http://www.citychaseusa.com/about/friendsandfamily.php

Not sure if this is true but the Manayunk Bike race, which is one of the best Philly days of the year, is in need of money: http://www.procyclingtour.com/websitepublisher/articles/55/1/EMBRACE-THE-RACE--HOW-YOU-CAN-HELP-BUY-TICKETS-AND-HELP-SAVE-THE-RACE/Page1.html

Eagles have the 9th most difficult schedule this year - based on 2008 records: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=4027503

If anyone is looking for a place with techno/house music, check out Fluid (these are not my videos): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLkhDFQA_vU and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr8NUgrIN60

I was watching the new 90210 episodes.  Dr. Pepper is paying them for product placement - which is incredibly obvious.  My question is was it the same way when I was younger but I was too young to realize what they were doing?  It was pretty pathetic the way they wrote in the product mentions.

And lastly, many home buyers are eligible for the $8,000 federal tax credit: http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/
And interest rates this week were still below 5%.  Interesting time to buy a house......  If thinking of buying a place in center city area, please talk to me.....

Hope everyone got in their taxes.  I filed an extension and then spent nearly seven hours with my accountant yesterday - Mark


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


1) First Annual Flip-Flop Ball

It's Finally here the First annual Flip-Flop Ball Summer Kickoff Party at <b>Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse. Thursday April 30th from 9pm til close, Featuring a two Hour Premium Open Bar, Complimentary Buffet, A DJ spinning all night Long, Live Jazz Flute!! (think Anchorman), Novelty Photos, and Tons of Giveaways and Contests. There will be a dress code for this Event: Guys Gotta Wear  Jackets, Girls Gotta Wear Summer Attire,  And Everyones Gotta Wear Filp-Flops, And of course you can be Creative with this. <p>Tickets are only $15 Dollars for this so Sign up Soon to Make sure your a Part of the Fun. You can either RSVP to bobby@cavsrittenhouse.com, call 215-665-9500, or Email us through our Website in the Contact us Section with Your Name and the Number of Guests Attending.

For more information on the web, visit: http://www.upcomingevents.com



2 Months to camp. Anyone who knows a elemenatary, middle, or high school boy or girl who may have a future or an interest in sports broadcasting, please check out playbyplaycamps.com, the top sportsbroadcasting camp in the USA where you learn how to anchor, report, interview celebrities, edit, do play by play and have a ton of fun.  Email jt@scholasticpbpnetwork.com if interested.


3) Young Professionals Spring Party at 32 Degrees

Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/1809/

Your Spring Party is Here! Come on out for this spring's hottest party for area young professionals. Get ready for a great night out with friends. Celebrating Your birthday? Celebrating Your birthday? If your birthday makes you a Taurus, you get FREE admission! (just show us your ID).  This event will feature an open bar (featuring Miller Lite, Premium Vodka, Gentleman's Jack Daniels and Captain Morgan Private Stock), your chance at free giveaways (you will get a free ticket when you come in), free gift certificates, and much more...Tickets are pay-check friendly at just $15 in advance online (click below) or $20 at the door. Hosted by YoungProfessionalEvents.com & UpcomingEvents.com.



The 2009 Tour de Cure is taking place on May 31, 2009.  This unique cycling event benefiting over 24 million people suffering with diabetes offers a variety of routes for families, recreational riders and avid cyclists. Along the carefully selected scenic routes of Bucks County, riders will be able to enjoy our well supplied rest stops stocked with snacks, sports drinks and plenty of cheers!  After the ride, join us in a great finish line celebration with a variety of delicious foods, live entertainment, relaxing massages and fun activities for the whole family! To register, please visit www.diabetes.org/tour  (select PA and then Greater Philadelphia). If you need additional  information about the Tour de Cure,  please contact Ed McIlvaine at 610-828-5003 ext.4658 or emcilvaine@diabetes.org



Tickets on sale now for PW’s IMAGE event!

The first ever IMAGE event will feature great deals from over 30 vendors, complimentary cocktails and light fare and dancing! Mix and mingle with the Image Icon Award Winners. Check out the Jones Martini Lounge featuring DJB. Tickets are only $10 and a portion of ticket sales will benefit one of our favorite local charities, Back on My Feet. The event is Wednesday, May 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Independence Visitor’s Center. Take the opportunity to get great deals on clothes for you – or pick up an item for Mom just before Mother’s Day approaches. For more information, visit www.philadelphiaweekly.com/image, or call Lucia at 215-599-7616.


6) Fairmount Arts Crawl

Sunday, April 26
Spend the day at the Fairmount Arts Crawl and discover unique artwork
for sale from over 50 local artists showcased in more than 35 restaurants,
bars, cafes and local businesses.  Along the way enjoy live music, dance and
family activities throughout the Fairmount Neighborhood.



Bike Sharing is moving along in Philadelphia, though pedaling slowly.

The feasibility study requested by City Council in June 2008 to the City Department of Transportation and Utilities for completion in December 2008, was funded in February 2009. It is scheduled to be finished in August 2009. Once complete, we hope it will be a guide to get a system up and running in Philadelphia as soon as possible!

Since we started drawing attention to the benefits of Bike Sharing for Philadelphia, such as automobile traffic congestion mitigation, air pollution reduction, increased physical activity for users and a complement to existing public transportation, other cities in North America have leap-fogged Philadelphia and will start large bike share programs shortly.


8) All Points West Music & Arts Festival

July 31, August 1 & 2 | Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ

The second annual ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL returns to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey on Friday, July 31, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 with Beastie Boys, Tool and Coldplay set to headline the three-day, multi-stage music and arts festival. All Points West will also feature performances from Echo & The Bunnymen, My Bloody Valentine, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, MSTRKRFT, Gogol Bordello, The Black Keys, Fleet Foxes, Neko Case, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys and more than 65 artists appearing throughout the 80-acre historic location that has panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline. This year, the Queen of the Valley stage has been changed to a Coachella-like tent creating an environment that will showcase comedy, DJs, electronic acts and bands.

Visit www.apwfestival.com for a full list of bands and ongoing updates.



A) Champions aren't made in gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them--a desire, a dream, a vision. - Muhammad Ali

B) Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. - Carl Jung

C) The most pathetic man in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision. - Helen Keller

D) Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. - Oprah Winfrey

E) Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever. - Louis L'Amour

F) You don't lead by hitting people over the head--that's assault, not leadership. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

G) Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower



The future is coming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL1_EjPVM4o&feature=channel


Our $39 joining fee makes it easy to start enjoying the benefits of exercise. Slim down, tone up and boost your mood in time for Spring.
We’re so confident that you’ll want to be with us for the long run, December’s on us. Drop into any club to take advantage of this offer. You’ll be glad you did come the holidays

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



Collingswood is taking Mother Earth seriously and believes that we have a responsibility to make the planet, and Collingswood, more green. Several projects, businesses and events in the Borough are dedicated to doing just that.

With a bike share, farmers’ market, composting programs and hundreds of tree plantings yearly, a green festival was a long time coming in Collingswood. The Borough that has been initiating green ideas for years will bring together the work and ideas of like-minded businesses, residents, officials and guests on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Irvin Avenue in Collingswood.”

The event will showcase environmental products, services, programs and more on both a local and larger scale. Visitors can take a close look at hybrid cars, tree planting (Collingswood Shade Tree Board will feature huge discounts on trees for home planting), composting, gardening, energy conservation, reserving water, solar power, recycling and even a kids’ section where little ones can play and learn about the environment. Learn more about green architecture and get involved with Collingswood’s bike share and get a free bike tune up from volunteer mechanics. Get to know local businesses that sell sustainable and eco-friendly products.





13) City Chase Philadelphia

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

More Info on City Chase Philadelphia » http://www.CityChaseUSA.com

Save $10 when use promo code PHILLY10.

City Chase Philadelphia will be back on Saturday, May 16! Enjoy a full day of Laughter, Adventure and Discovery as you and a teammate navigate Philadelphia using only your brains, street smarts, feet and public transportation. You'll learn about yourself, your teammate and the City of Brotherly Love as you are challenged physically, mentally and humorously throughout the 6-hour event. Teams of 2 are given a clue sheet and it is up to them to figure out where they need to go, complete the challenges and get back to the finish line first! Be a part of it on Saturday, May 16th in City Chase Philadelphia!


14) Stewards' Alliance HAPPY HOUR

Our Get To Know Us Happy Hour And Networking Event on Thursday, May 14th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at the Field House's upstairs' lounge, 1125 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, www.fieldhousephilly.com, featuring great drink specials and door prizes!

The Stewards' Alliance is dedicated to supporting the 5 Special Needs/Special Education Schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Including: (1) Saint Lucy's School for the Blind: (2) Archbishop Ryan's School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children; (3) Our Lady of Confidence Day School for children with Downs Syndrome; (4) Archangels Academy School of Special Education for children with developmental and cognitive delays; and (5) Saint Katherine Day School for children with cognitive and physical disabilities.  Please check out our web site http://www.stewardsalliance-phl.org/ to learn more about or to join the Stewards' Alliance.



Asking: $5,999.  
Automatic 4 Door Sedan, Metallic Gray  and in Excellent Condition with V6 3.5 Liter Engine. Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Locks,
AM/FM Radio, CD Player. Mileage: 91,500 miles; Gas Usage: 26 MPG. This was a company car, kept in excellent condition with servicing completed every 5,000 miles. If interested, contact jayehamel@gmail.com or call 908-334-7070



TSF (www.sprucefoundation.org) Gala -- Sat night, April 25th at The Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. Proceeds will be donated to Urban Blazers (www.urbanblazers.org). Come party while helping your community!
Tix are $75/person. We do have whats called the ENVOY program. for every 5 tix you sell, you get a free ticket. you can split the costs among six of you, it comes out to be $63. http://sprucefoundation.org/events.html



Casino revenue expected to yield over $200 in tax relief for homeowners

Governor Rendell announced this week that homeowners outside Philadelphia will see at least $200 in property tax reductions as a result of slot-machine gambling revenue boosting the tax-relief fund to over $770 million this year. Gov. Rendell assured Pennsylvanians that the amount of gambling revenue available for tax relief has remained stable despite the troubled economy. The exact number of Pennsylvania households receiving rebates this year will not be known until May 1, when counties report the number of homeowners who signed up for them.

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer; 4/14/09


18) JOB

Experienced bookeeper/office manager, 30 hours a week, and part time sales associate needed for Rittenhouse Row children's store, call 215.732.2661 x1 to apply.  Plage Tahiti, high-end women's clothing boutique is looking for a sales associate, four days a week including weekends. Candidates should email erica.ducat@gmail.com





20) Hidden City Philadelphia!
This unique arts festival that brings Philadelphia’s best unknown historical and architectural landmarks back to life through original works of art runs May 30 through June 28, 2009.
There are many historical and architectural landmarks around Philadelphia that at one time were all important to the city’s neighborhoods, but their significance – and in some cases their existence – has been forgotten over the years, making them hidden to the people who walk, run, or drive by them every day.  Performing and visual artists have created dance, music, sculpture, video, print, and mixed media pieces inspired by the history and architecture of their selected sites to draw attention back to the important people and places forming Philadelphia.


21) The Wilma Theater Gala 2009 and 30th Anniversary Party

Friday, May 1, 2009
The Wilma Theater & The Ormandy Ballroom



On April 26, City Food Tours is sponsoring a 3-hour food excursion in honor of the 445th birthday of William Shakespeare. Beginning at 12pm at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre on 2111 Sansom Street, you can join the walking tour, sampling foods reminiscent of Shakespearean times. Try everything from traditional English wine and ale to an assortment of cheeses and Elizabethan-inspired sweets. All participants must be 21 or older to attend. Advanced reservations are required. $55/person. To reserve spaces or to obtain more information, visit the Web site or call the number below. This event would not be possible without the support of the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Members of the theatre can receive a $5 discount on each ticket by entering promo code SHAKE when purchasing tickets (proof of membership required).
City Food Tours Shakespeare Birthday Tour, Center City, 800.979.3370, www.cityfoodtours.com



Join us THIS Saturday, April 25th for the Mojito Summer of '09 Launch Party on the gorgeous Moshulu. A thousand people on the world's oldest and longest cliiper ship out at Penn's Landing. DJ's Brendan Bring'em & Dirty on two outdoor decks.

If you RSVP now, we will e-mail you a pass on Friday morning that you can print out for $5 admission before 11pm AND that also includes the Open Bar 10-11pm. That's crazy cheap, but that's cause we love you. The pass also makes it much quicker to get in, we won't have to check your name on the list and you can get to partying that much faster.

RSVP HERE: http://www.paper-street.com/mojito

Mojito Sets Sail This Saturday, April 25th
Aboard The Moshulu at Penn's Landing
Doors Open at 10pm, Open Bar 10-11



A) Marijuana Advocates Point to Signs of Change :: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/20/us/20marijuana.html?_r=2&em


25) Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Survey 

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is developing a pedestrian and bicycle plan for the City of Philadelphia. The plan will identify and help to prioritize strategies that will increase the number and frequency of people walking and bicycling within the City of Philadelphia. The plan will provide recommendations for improving the connectivity, safety, convenience, and attractiveness of the pedestrian and bicycle networks. And if you live in or around Philadelphia, we want to hear from you! The questionnaire should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and will be available online for several months. Information collected will be confidential and used solely for developing the Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.  

To complete the questionnaire, click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=GeI6E0TRqBYhlNoQK8YdKw_3d_3d 

For more info on the plan and how to get involved, click here: http://www.tooledesign.com/philadelphia


26) International Children's Festival

The Annenberg Center's Penn Presents Celebrates 25th Anniversary of International Children's Festival
Tuesday, April 28 – Saturday, May 2

Founded in 1985 by Catherine Marshall, the International Children's Festival was the first of its kind in the country, aiming to provide Philadelphia area families with an easy and affordable way to experience the artistry of international performance and visual arts. Attracting more than 15,000 children and their families each year, the eagerly anticipated springtime tradition also aims to build the arts and culture audiences of the future. That goal remains the same this year, as Penn Presents welcomes a veritable feast of performers – from two Grammy Award winners to a Jazz education musical group, and even a Very Hungry Caterpillar – to help celebrate this momentous 25th anniversary.

This year's Children's Festival encompasses five days filled with inexpensive and creative indoor live performances (this year, no single performance exceeds $10), as well as FREE interactive outdoor arts, crafts and activities for children (and parents!) of all ages.

For more information about Children's Festival programming or ticket prices, please visit the event website at http://www.annenbergcenter.org/tickets/childfest.php. Bring a group and save $2 per ticket! To order, contact Jennifer Glass at 215.898.6789 or groups@ac.upenn.edu. Schools can apply to receive funding for bus transportation. A minimum of 40 tickets must be purchased to qualify. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and priority will be given to Title 1 schools.


27) Museum Week

Monday, April 27 – Sunday, May 3

Museum Week is being produced in honor of the 2009 American Association of Museums (AAM) Conference, which will be hosted by Philadelphia the first week of May. Over 6000 museums professionals from around the country will descend on Philadelphia to discuss how to remain relevant, real and responsive in today's challenging environment.

Please visit http://www.Phillyfunguide.com/museumweek for the full list of participating musumes and a complete details on all discounts. Discounts may not include admission to special events or exhibition


28) National Equality Forum

Equality Forum 2009 (April 27 – May 3) in Philadelphia features over 50 programs, parties and special events, including the National Equality Rally at Independence Hall on Sunday, May 3. (www.nationalequalityrally.org) The largest annual national and international GLBT civil rights forum has no registration fee and all substantive programs are free. For more information, visit www.equalityforum.com....


Fore at 4pm
Check out the new way to Network
Starting May 5th The KB Experience will be hosting Fore at 4pm  at golf clubs throughout the Tri-st.ate area.
9 holes will be played shot gun start at each location with a cocktail networking reception to follow.
9 holes Price: $ 45
Lesson Price: $ 125 (ask us about the lesson)

Event Info
May 5th at Pine Hill Golf Club
Time:  4PM 9 holes 6PM Cocktail Networking Reception
Address:  500 West Branch Ave, Pine Hill, NJ 08021
RSVP by May 1st to golf@kbexperience.com
What is Fore @ 4pm....
Growing your business is all about making contacts, so why not do it on the golf course? Come join fellow business professionals twice a month between May and October at various golf clubs throughout the Philadelphia region.
For more information contact Kristie Bergey at Golf@kbexperience.com


LARGE LOFT_STYLE CONDO w/PARKING IN NORTHERN LIBERTIES Wonderful spacious bi-level loft-style condo on very quiet street in Northern Liberties. Hardwood floors thru-out, exposed brick, stainless steel appliances, corian countertops, deck off living room, plenty of closet space, washer/dryer.
One parking space comes with property. Some shelving, bookcase, and tall wine rack included with condo. Available immediately at $1400 per month. Call Steve at 215-275-3365 or email:  scatone1@yahoo.com

Roommate needed for May 1st!  Luxury apartment Loft, 2 bdroom, full kitchen, shared full bath, near Temple. $650 from May 1st through
September 30th.  Option to renew after that.  Vil.Vongphrachanh@citizensbank.com



Monday, April 13th
Launch Party For Absolut Mango
@ mur. mur.
Join us for an exclusive event celebrating the launch of Absolut Mango in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. Philly2night members and guests receive complimentary Food and Absolut Mango Drinks from 8pm-11pm.
Sign up here: http://philly.cities2night.com/event/79887/exclusive-the-official-launch-party-for-absolut-mango/


32) Quirky Quizzo

Tuesday, April 28th, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Quirky Quizzo at Public House www.publichousephilly.com Beginning on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 and continuing every last Tuesday of the month, Public House on Logan Square will host “Quirky Quizzo” The Ultimate Game Show Experience,” from 8-10 pm. In addition to the entertaining game show experience, live DJ and specialty cocktails that will be offered throughout the evening, “Quirky Quizzo” contestants will also have the chance to win assorted prizes such as Public House Gift Certificates, Free Happy Hour @ Public House (Monday-Thursday only), 10% off entire bill @ Public House (only during the evening of Quizzo) and Quizzo- theme inspired paraphernalia, such as DVD’s, Tee shirts, etc.


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