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Date: 5/1/2009
Title: 23 Items (5-1-09) sponsored by PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY IMAGE AWARDS

It has been a fun week for me – my personal Spectrum week.  Was able to catch the end of the Kings of Leon concert, then saw Bruce two nights, and am planning on seeing the Dead there tonight.  In between, Monday night I squeezed in a Phillies dramatic walk off HR with my brother’s kids – can you believe the cheapest ticket for the upper deck was $19?
Then throw in Public House’s 4 year anniversary party.  http://www.publichousephilly.com/ the Manyunk Brew Pub’s Brewfest on Saturday. http://www.manayunkbrewery.com/
Going back to the Spectrum, it really is an old building built in a different era of construction.  They actually have seats that are blocked by cement walls in the upper deck.

In the morning (SAT), I am off for a few days to New Orleans for my annual Jazzfest trip.  And for those that think it is a jazz event, you are wrong.  There is all kinds of music – everything from gospel and blues, to Cajun and Native American sounds. http://www.nojazzfest.com/

For those running the Broad Street Run on Sunday, here is what seems like good advice: http://www.phillymag.com/health/articles/race_day_tips_for_the_2009_broad_street_run/

Some big news – the bike race, which I think is by far one of the best days in Philly, is on: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/sports&id=6788556&rss=rss-wpvi-article-6788556

And other good news:  As of 4/23/09, 84 people have been murdered in Philadelphia so far this year, a 12.5 percent decline from the same time last year, when 96 had been killed.   - Mark


PW presents the first IMAGE awards event! We will have over 30 vendors offering discounts on exclusive merchandise. Jones will be hosting an awesome martini lounge with hot beats from DJB! Cocktails will be provided by SlyFox, Barefoot Wine, Domain De Canton and Botticelli, among others. Sample VitaminWater 10!

Tickets to this event include cocktails and light fare, shopping and admission to the after party at JONES!! Jones will have complimentary bites and discounted drinks from 10 til ??

A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Back on My Feet. Purchase your ticket online, www.philadelphiaweekly.com/image



Bell Cellars Wine Dinner at Caffe Aldo Lamberti, Wednesday, May 6th, 6:30pm.
$70 per guest (plus tax & gratuity). Hors D'oeuvres with Samplings of 4 Special Bell Wines, as well as a 4 Course Dinner with Complementing Wines.
Guest Speaker, Sandra Hewitt Bell, Owner of Bell Wine Cellars. Click to view the menu: http://lambertis.com/emailimages/bellwine.jpg


2) Tasting Time @ Le Bec Fin

Le Bec Fin, 1523 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
What better way to spend an evening after-work then with a premier Wine Tasting Party at Philadelphia's most exclusive restaurant, Le Bec Fin. This event comes complete with six hand-selected red & white wine choices to taste from 6:30 - 8:30pm. A wine expert from The Wine School of Philadelphia will be on hand to describe each selection, and of course there will be menu samples from the Le Bec Fin's exquisite menu. Relax, kick back, and learn about wine with other young professionals. Everyone attending will get a gift bag as they leave at the end of the night.

Tickets are only $30 - compare to similar events out there that are over $60!
Click Here to Purchase Tickets:: http://tastingtime050709-ypeemail.eventbrite.com/


3) JOB :: Network Engineering Services Technician

Job type:  Contract (expected duration 6 months)
Location:  King of Prussia
Pay:  Based on experience.
Summary: This position will be responsible for updating the T1 paths within the multiple MSCs (Mobile Switching Centers). All changes will be tracked within a database managed by a Granite Systems, Inc. software product called Xng.
Strong knowledge of the Granite Xng software.
Experience in changing T1 paths represented in the database.  This includes the ability to create new revisions, delete path elements, add path elements, decommission current revisions, and activate new revisions.  Most path element changes will be on equipment deletions and additions.
Understanding of Lucent 3G/UMTS wireless network equipment
Experience with Tellabs 8860 is a definite plus.
Please email your resume to Marianne Murphy [meehan_marianne@hotmail.com] if you are qualified and interested.  Please put 'Network Engineering Services Technician' in the email subject



Cinco de Mayo done right - and for charity!!  Join us for Philadelphia's biggest Cinco de Mayo party at it's hottest outdoor location for Young Professionals - The Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant.  Great top shelf margarita drink specials from Sauza Hornitos, light munchies, and more.  We are asking for an optional $10 donation to support Alex's Lemonade Stand - and we will give you a free drink!  Please help support this amazing charity - and get a little something back for doing so.
7th Annual Cinco de Mayo Charity Young Professionals Event
Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant - 4120 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19127
Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/1804/


5) Philadelphia Reading Olympics

Calling all volunteers: Interested in education in Philadelphia? The Philadelphia Reading Olympics is looking for volunteers to act as moderators, scorekeepers, and guides at the Philadelphia Reading Olympics competitions in the beginning of May. The Reading Olympics engages fourth through eighth graders, from Philadelphia’s public, parochial, charter, independent schools and after school programs in a collaborative reading competition, with the competitions in May bring the teams together to answer questions about the books.

Getting children to read independently is one of the best ways to ensure their ability to read well. Statistics show that the quantity of independent reading is directly linked to vocabulary development and proficiency. If any questions, please contact Bonnie Stone at bstone@gpuac.org or 215-851-1982. If you would like a volunteer application, please email ian@campusphilly.org.



A) One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. - Maya Angelou

B) Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. - Stephen Covey



What have you been thinking about lately?  Bloblive is an open-mic night for ideas. It's a regular gathering of big thinkers, business-starters, dreamers and entrepreneurial geniuses that meet in hip urban settings to share their ideas. Whether you're established and want to keep growing or have a rough sketch that's nothing more than a dream, bloblive will help move your journey forward.

May 5, 2009
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Doors open at 6:00 PM - Idea sharing and collaboration begins at 7:00 PM EST
Rembrandt's, 741 N 23rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Appetizers will be provided.

Idea sharing and live video streaming begins at 7:00 PM EST
Follow all of our bloblive events on Twitter.com/ideablob and tag your Tweet #bloblive to join the discussion.
EmailJensherlock1@aol.com for more info


8) Regional officials on-board for high-speed rail project

U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-6th), along with county and local officials from the greater Philadelphia region, has expressed his willingness to participate in President Barack Obama’s early-stage proposal to develop high-speed rail lines to connect cities in 10 major regions. The proposal could revolutionize travel in the Keystone Corridor between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and reduce dependence on cars and planes, lower carbon emissions and spur economic development along the rail corridors. The proposal calls for $8 billion of economic stimulus money and $1 billion a year for the next five years to jumpstart the rail plan. Matthew Edmond, a senior Montgomery County transportation planner, said if high-speed trains become a reality for the region, commuting time from the Philadelphia area to Harrisburg could be cut almost in half from its current commute of 90 minutes. Rep Gerlach has advocated high-speed rail investment for years, and cosponsored a measure included in the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 that allowed private companies to submit proposals for developing high-speed rail lines.   Source: The Times Herald; 4/20/09


9) Where are the Women Entrepreneurs?

An Open Forum on What's Holding Us Back
Only 10% of the companies in the Philly 100 are headed by women, and not one in the top 25.  And only three companies in the Fortune 1000 were founded or co-founded by women.  Join us as female entrepreneurs, investors, psychologists and more discuss -- with as little regard for political correctness as possible -- what might be behind these disturbing facts.  Touch points include access to capital, aversion to risk, sociocultural norms and pressures, inadequate mentoring and more. 

Break out discussions give you the opportunity to vent, brainstorm and strategize on how to unleash the power & potential of women entrepreneurs!

Wednesday, May 6
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Program

Alter Hall, Fox School of Business Undergraduate Commons (1st Floor)
Montgomery Avenue and 13th Street

Temple University Main Campus
Students, and University faculty and staff register free.
Professionals/Others:  $25 (Breakfast included)
NOTE:  Pre-Event Registration ends May 5 at noon.
On-site registration for professionals:  $35


10) Philadelphia’s Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5
Guests of all ages are invited to Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday bash in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5, 2009. LINCOLN 200 presents the region’s finest 19th Century collections, interactive exhibits, and visual and performing arts related to the theme, “Lincoln Then and Now.”  The Festival highlights Lincoln’s close ties to Philadelphia, including his 1861 inaugural whistle stop tour to Washington DC, and Philadelphia’s pivotal role in preserving the Union in the Civil War through a variety of fantastic entertainment for the whole family.

The celebration on Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall, will open the public’s eyes to the City’s rich Civil War heritage and set the stage for the Civil War 150th Anniversary. Visitors also will experience and enjoy Green-Linc, 21st Century Abe, Lincoln Logs, iLincoln, Lincoln for Kids and a marketplace offering arts and crafts, all celebrating the life and legacy of America’s 16th president. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to veterans and military families. For more information, visit www.lincoln200philly.org.
For more information, contact Mike Guzzo, Simon Public Relations: 215-545-4715 x25


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)

11) Chestnut Hill's 13th Annual Home and Garden Festival

Date: Sunday, 5/3/2009
Location: Chestnut Hill in philadelphia, PA
Hosted by: Chestnut Hill Business Association
Details: See over 150 home and garden vendors, live music and dance performances, and food offerings will feature Chestnut Hill’s restaurants. The cost to attend and park at this event is free. The rain date is Sunday, May 17.... [more info » http://www.networkinphilly.com/upcoming.asp#2028]



$1250 Studio Apartment - Wanamaker House (Rittenhouse Square)
Available June 1st in the beautiful Wanamaker House building located at 2020 Walnut Street.  14th Floor with southerly views, approx 550 square feet, Wall-to-wall carpeting, ample closet space, Murphy bed.
Rent includes: hot & cold water, full fitness center, seasonal rooftop pool access, 24 hour doorman
For more information. carrie.oshaughnessy@gmail.com. 856-669-8568

House for Rent in Fishtown - 1239 E Columbia Ave - 3 bedroom/1.5 bathroom - 3 stories - Rent is $1600 per month plus utilities - Totally renovated from basement to roof.  All new throughout!  - Freshly painted walls and hardwood floors - Brand new-Remodeled kitchen, with all new appliances (including dishwasher and microwave), granite counter top, cabinets and flooring! - Brand new, remodeled bathrooms - brand new washer and dryer - spacious renovated basement runs the length of the house (tons of storage) - small yard includes deck - central air and heating system and ceiling fans - plenty of on street parking - Close to I-95, the El (4 blocks) and major bus routes and shopping centers - Easy access to Center City! Great locale in an up and coming area that is still affordable! - First and last month's rent, as well as security deposit of one month's rent expected on signing of the lease - If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call, or stop by to check it out!  Catherine - catphilly@gmail.com - 215.327.3451

Roommate Needed to share house in prime Queen Village location. $800.00 per month with ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED.
Male or female roommate to share house. Backyard, off-street FREE Parking and many more amentities...
ROOM AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY: More space than you can imagine in the city! See for yourself ... Master Bedroom size closet space (two separate dual closets w/double doors). Bay window with great view. Can be furnished or unfurnished depending on your need... This is a rare opportunity in the city to be so close to SO many conveniences! Click to check out advertisment - http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/roo/1144893837.html
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JACKIE at jwagner1204@hotmail.com

2 bdrm luxury loft, huge kitchen, and shared full bath. Plenty of street parking, near Temple, Fiche Town, and Northern Liberties. I need a roommate until Sept 30th. After that, you can renew the lease for another year if you select to. Please call only if you are seriously looking. My cell is 215-266-6254
N. 5th Street at Cecil B. Moore



A) Yankee and the New Shea Stadium review: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/the_bonus/04/27/stadiums/index.html

B) Paterno News: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4118848



Boot Camps with a Purpose kicks off Summer: Starting May 2, thousands of participants, spanning out from the Philadelphia region and reaching as far as Australia, will suite up to huff, puff, lift, pump, and even swim — for charity. Boot Camps with a Purpose is simple. Fitness instructors pick a charity, commit to a series of charity fitness events, collect $15 donation per participant and donate the entire kitty to the charity. Locally found in Old City, Bala, Lower Merion, Narberth, Exton, Mount Laurel, Wilmington and other locations:  Check it out at www.bootcampswithapurpose.com <http://www.bootcampswithapurpose.com>



Mummy Dearest
Thursday, May 7
6:00 pm
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104  www.museum.upenn.edu

The Young Friends of the Penn Museum invites you to an evening of mystery, intrigue, and death on the Nile.   Enjoy food, drinks, and murder Mystery Theater performed by Without a Cue. 

Party hostess, Imma N. Denile, and her husband, esteemed archeologist Dr. Richard Denile, will regale you with some stories of his adventures unearthing a pharaoh’s tomb in Egypt.  Then compete as a team to solve the crime and win exciting prizes including tickets to major area attractions including Ghost Tours of Philadelphia, People’s Light and Theatre Company, and Wilma Theater and gift certificates to fantastic restaurants, including Estia and The Field House.

Join us as an individual to meet new people or as a team with a group of four friends. 
Tickets:  215-898-5093 or http://www.museum.upenn.edu/mummy
$30 Members in advance, $40 Non-members in advance
$100 for a four-person team in advance.
At Door:  $50 Individual tickets only, based on availability.  

Young Friends is a group of active Museum members ages 21 to 45.  To join, call 215-898-5093 or visit www.museum.upenn.edu



Photography Exhibit by Owen Fitter Photography (www.fitterphoto.com)
Opening Party: Saturday, May 2, 6:30pm - 10:00pm (exhibit runs from May 2 - 31)
Location: The Witch Restaurant (1401 E. Moyamensing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148)
Join for a night of food, drinks and the panoramic photography of Owen Fitter.



Friday, May 8th  
Forte’s Young Professionals Mambo Party at the Kimmel Center  
Forte, the Kimmel Center’s young professionals group, hosts a Mambo Party in the Kimmel Center's Cadence Restaurant following the Conga Kings and Tiempo Libre concert in Verizon Hall, Friday, May 8, 2009. Enjoy live music, dancing, drink specials and complimentary appetizers. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit www.kimmelcenter.org/forte.



The Food Trust kicks of the 2009 farmers' market season Sunday, May 3rd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Headhouse Farmers' Market Opening Day. Now in its third year, the Sunday Headhouse Farmers' Market, located at 2nd and Lombard streets, is the city's largest and most popular open-air farmers' market.

This season, the Sunday market boasts more than 30 vendors, including foodie favorites such as produce from Blooming Glen Farm, chicken pot pies from Griggstown Quail Farm, handmade sausages and condiments from Talula's Table and breads and baked goods from Wild Flour Bakery.
In addition to the best of local spring produce, meats, cheeses and other artisanal foods, Headhouse Farmers' Market Opening Day will feature local music from groups including the Marc Silver Band, Cowmuddy and the Broken Banjo Band, and cookbook signings with local authors including Aliza Green, author of Starting With Ingredients: Baking, and Tara Mataraza Desmond, co-author of Almost Meatless.



On May 11 the price for a 1-ounce First-Class Mail stamp will increase from 42¢ to 44¢. Prices for other mailing services — Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services (including Parcel Post), and Extra Services — will also change. The average increase by class of mail is at or below the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index.


20) Philadelphia Cares About Fairmount Park Day 2009

Saturday, May 16th

On May 16th, join Greater Philadelphia Cares, the Fairmount Park Commission, and more than 1000 volunteers for Philadelphia Cares About Fairmount Park Day. Over 40 projects will take place at locations throughout the city, from the Northeast to South Philadelphia - and everywhere in between. In just a few short hours, this rain-or-shine event will help keep Fairmount Park clean and green for generations to come. From Pennypack Park in the Northeast to Morris Park in West Philadelphia, volunteers will battle invasive weeds & vines, paint benches, plant trees and pick up trash, beautifying the public park spaces we all know and love so well.

Click here to register or email volunteer@gpcares.com for more information.  http://gpcares.volunteerhub.com/Events/Browse.aspx



May 8th, Friday
Official P2N 9 year Anniversary Party!
@ LOEWS Hotel
This will be the EVENT OF THE SEASON! It’s the Official
philly2night.com Anniversary Party. Our biggest event of the year! NO COVER and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Must be on the guestlist.



the Dad Vail (May 8 - 9)


23) Jeff Cooper C.A.R.E. Foundation Spring Fling

Saturday, May 9, 2009
7pm – 10pm
Ladder15 – 1528 Sansom Street, Philiadelphia, Pa.
Come celebrate a great cause and check out Philly’s newest bar Ladder 15. $50.00 admission offers selections from the appetizer menu and three hour open bar. All domestic & imported bottle and draft beer. Also includes Ketel One, Smirnoff/Smirnoff flavors, Captain Morgan, Jack Daniels, Bombay, Tanqueray, Southern Comfort, and many more. Great door prizes and raffle.
The Jeff Cooper C.A.R.E. Foundation is a 501c3 public charity. It is dedicated to Cardiac Awareness, Research and Education primarily for young adults aged 18-35 who are greatly affected by heart disease, and in particular cardiomyopathy, and are largely unaware of its symptoms and effects. In light of the untimely passing of Jeff Cooper, the foundation was formed to create strategic partnerships, utilize resources and raise funds to increase awareness and prevention of this silent killer.



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