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Date: 8/14/2009
Title: 28 Items (8-14-09) sponsored by AMERICAN MALE SALONS

Let’s start with some shore parties.  Saturday (8/15) is the annual pig roast in Avalon.  30 kegs expected on the bay (421 24th St.) from 1-8.  Next Saturday (8/22) is the 6th annual Bobblespalooza in Avalon.  It is an MS fundraiser and will be hosted by my shore house.  I believe 45 kegs is the expected number.  Details next week.

I am involved in a project with some friends that are light experts.  They are looking for some commission based sales people to help them.  The idea is pretty simple.  Change out the traditional lights we have been using for decades with green friendly lights.  Benefits include not only a tremendous drop in their electric bill (watts used) per month but it is also a much better quality light (more like the sun’s rays).  They have clients like Yuengling.  If interested in getting involved, please email me.

Did anyone go to the Preakness this year?  They changed their partying format for the infield and I am need some information on how it was.  Please share if you can.

Can someone spread some light on this topic for me?  What is the sales tax on beer?  I was out last week and charged 10% by Byblos on two five dollar beers.  My tab was $11, not $10.  Is that the correct sales tax or did they improperly charge me?  I found this article but am not sure of the answer. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07341/839943-85.stm

And lastly, a house reminder that the $8000 first time home buyer federal tax credit expires on Nov 30th: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/personal_finance/53145777.html.  According to this article, the philly market is undervalued: http://thephillypretzel.com/2009/08/09/philadelphia-housing-considered-under-valued-1st-time-since-2003/
As always, I ask that you speak to me about your real estate needs. - Mark


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1) PW Concerts in the Park

Come out for PW's 19th annual Concerts in the Park in Rittenhouse Square! The FREE concert starts at 7 and will feature some awesome original music. It's the perfect way to close out the summer! August 19th Kurt Vile & The Violators Mondo Topless August 26th http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/event-series/PW-Concerts-in-the-Park-39798377.html



A) Brand new rehabbed home in the heart of Graduate Hospital. This stunning renovation has a marble entrance foyer, separated living room and dining room and refinished hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and slate backsplash with plenty of counter and cabinet space. There is a patio off the kitchen. The second floor features a conveniently laid out bathroom. The master bedroom is spacious with a good sized closet. This home was freshly painted and shows beautifully. The basement houses all utilities and the laundry area. Email zwick@markzwick.com if interested.

B) Price lowered from 1475!!!! Renting now, Call today to schedule a showing! Don't miss your chance to live in this extremelly well maintained building in the heart of downtown, close to shops, restaurants, bars/lounges! Vibrant building with young professionals in an excellent location. All utilities and cable are included, just pay the monthly rent!
This location is close to UPenn, Drexel, 30th Street Station, area hospitals and easy access to highways 676, 95 and 76. List of additional ammenities below:
Higher floor, 1 bedroom /1bath unit with utilities and cable included, Easy living is offered in this corner one bedroom unit with views on down town and the river. Quite, clean in an excellent location. Modern lobby with doorman, 24HR Security. Professionally designed gym onsite. Laundry Facilities. Private Party Space. Mix restaurant/bar in the building serving best pizza in Philly and just blocks away from Rittenhouse Square.
Parking garage attached, monthly fee required, street parking available. Available immediately. No application fee!!! Lease length negotiable!Excellent closet space, dishwasher, refrigerator, HBO plus premium basic cable channels. Superb maintenance staff on site and excellent, responsive landlord!
215-327-8040 or rent2601@hotmail.com

C) Fully renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath loft available for rent at Locust Point Condominiums.
Unit offers brand new stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, full sized stackable washer/dryer.  Onsite gym will be available in the building by mid-September.  Convenient to both University City & Rittenhouse square. Nice tree lined ,residential block!
Available September 1st
Asking $1800 - First month and security required.
Garage parking is also available for an additional $250 a month.
Please contact Laurissa @ 570-401-4718 or lkuehn@its.jnj.com

D) Roommate Wanted - Manayunk.  Owner of a huge 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house on Umbria Street in Manayunk is looking for a fun, friendly,
professional male or female to rent the second floor large bedroom. Central air/heat, cable and wireless internet, big backyard, free
municipal parking lot across the street, canal trails across the street, 3 minute walk to R6, and less than a 5 minute walk to Main
Street.  Very reasonable rent and only 1/3 share of utilities.  If interested, please contactwaynerdudley@gmail.com

E) A gorgeous one bedroom apartment (available Sept 1st; $1200/month rent) in the Grad Hospital neighborhood, facing the Naval Square entrance. This 2nd floor unit, with its 7 windows, gets a ton of light! There is a large living/dining area, good-sized kitchen area, separate bedroom and separate bathroom. See craigslist posting for photos:  http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/1301798397.html 
Hardwood floors/tiles.  A/C, microwave and dishwasher in unit; washer-dryer in the building, plus a ton of closet space. Extra storage closet in basement incl. with unit. A safe neighborhood and surroundings. 24-hour guard directly across the street at Naval Square. Non-metered, on-street parking easy to find around condo building. Bus stop very close. Great supermarket and great restaurants 2 blocks away. 10 min walk to Fitler Square & 15 min walk to Rittenhouse Square. Schuylkill River Park 10 min walk. First & last month rent + security deposit required at lease signing. Cats and small dogs are welcome. No additional fees!! Call 267-252-3719 to schedule a visit.



A) COOL VIDEO (very trippy): MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU: http://www.vimeo.com/993998

B) Insprirational - guys with no arms or legs: http://inspirationmanifestation.com/218/no-arms-no-legs-no-worries-nick-vujicic.php



This Friday night August 14th, Patou is pleased to again host Alex Shaw and his fellow musicians for live Brazilian and samba music and dancing, drinks and great food with the entertainment beginning at 9pm.
This celebration is free, meant for all of our customers and is guaranteed to be alot of fun. Reservations aren't required but if you want to have a table near the entertainment let us know you're coming.
Whether you join us for a pitcher of sangria and a poulet pizza or come for a full dinner, this is sure to be a fun night. Our kitchen will be open especially late.
For reservations, or call 215.928.2987 or http://www.opentable.com/single.aspx?rid=2842&restref=2842


5) 48th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

Philadelphia Folksong Society
Sunday, August 16 from 11 am-11 pm  
Old Pool Farm
1323 Salford Station Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473
Regular Price: $70 (Sunday All Events ticket)
Funsavers Discounted Price: $35 (Sunday All Events ticket)
The Philadelphia Folk Festival is the largest and longest continuously running festival of its kind in the country. The Festival is presented the third weekend in August just north of Philadelphia in Upper Salford, Pennsylvania. Each year some 12,000 people per day gather at the Old Pool Farm for three days of music, children's programs, crafts, and campground jams. Entire families attend or volunteer, some representing three generations. More than 2,000 volunteers help facilitate and produce the Festival.
Hours of music on Sunday with great musicians including: Austin Lucas, Joe Pug, Justin Townes Earle, Marissa Nadler, The Folk Brothers, Slo-Mo featuring Mic Wrecka, Kerri Powers, Ellis Paul, Sara Hickman, Buskin & Batteau, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, The Low Anthem, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Give and Take Jugglers, John Flynn, Dave Massengill, Jack Hardy, Shannan Lambert-Ryan and RUNA, Melissa Martin and the Mighty Rhythm Kings featuring The Rockafillys, Dennis Hangey - bag piper, Gene Shay, Works Progress Administration, Langhorne Slim, The Folk Brothers, The Low Anthem, The Del McCoury Band, The Derek Trucks Band, Melissa Martin and The Mighty Rhythm Kings featuring The Rockafillys.
Promotional Code: sundaysaver
To redeem this offer by phone: call 1-800-556-FOLK and mention promotional code "sundaysaver."


Thursday, August 20th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Young Professionals in Real Estate and Finance
Networking Happy Hour at Tir Na Nog
Mix and mingle with young professionals in the Real Estate and Finance Industry at Tir Na Nog.
Enjoy complimentary appetizers and one free drink.

No cost to attend. Sponsored by Phlare Magazine.
To RSVP click here: http://app.mobilestorm.com/cp/viewRsvpForm.php?q=NTgwMA==



All aboard now, it’s Caribbean Festival celebration time at the Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing where 14 Caribbean islands will treat you to wholesome family fun. You can enjoy this FREE festival of Caribbean culture, music, and food on Sunday, August 23, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., located at Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. www.phillycaribbeanfestival.com



It has been a cruel summer- we endured inclement weather, a stagnant economy and a scary job market. It's time to put all that behind us to enjoy the rest of the season, and what better way to unwind than with a specialty drink from Raw Lounge.
We have reserved the outdoor bar and lounge at Raw, where we'll play some music, sip a few cocktails and sample some delicious hors d'oeuvres.
So join us after work, bring a few friends and let's enjoy the each others' company.

$15 pp if paid before August 20th. $20 after
Includes hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar with discounted beer and wine.
To RSVP, please register and pay in advance at: http://www.eurocircle.com/events/calendar/event.php?eid=2358



Komen Philadelphia P.I.N. Stripes Fall 2009: GETTING IN. STANDING OUT.
Discover what it takes to make your mark—from the top professionals in their industries.

Top professionals in their industries take the stage to give you insights on "Getting In and Standing Out"— at the Komen Philadelphia Affiliate Fall P.I.N. Stripes event on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. P.I.N. Stripes (Philanthropy. Insights. Networking.) has quickly become the seasonal event for aspiring young professionals like you, and this fall promises to be more motivational, knowledge-packed and network opportunistic than ever. The event will be held at the Loew's Philadelphia Hotel, beginning with cocktails and networking at 6:00 PM, followed by a spirited celebrity panel discussion highlighting our guests' rise to the top. 

For more information, including bios on our celebrity panelists, registration and more go to www.KomenPhiladelphia.org.

Wednesday, September 9
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Cocktails begin at 6:00  PM
Pre-Registration Required: $25; limited seating



I have 2 sets of tickets to see Jimmy Buffett at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday, August 23.
1 set (2 tickets) is on the Floor, section 1 The other set (2 tickets) are higher up, section 307
I'm asking $505 for the first set and $225 for the second set, which is what I paid for the tickets.
Email Tina at tcstoklosa@yahoo.com if you're interested.


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Beautiful renovated brick and siding, two story home with vintage wrap around porch is 1589 sq. ft. , 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath with refinished pine/walnut hardwood floors throughout, original moldings, 9 ft. ceilings, new windows/doors, alarm system, pedestal sinks and claw foot tub, brand new kitchen with appliances, and mud room. Freshly painted, washer/dryer/refrigerator included. Basement for storage. A cedar 6ft privacy fence surrounds a .18 acre of landscaped yard complete with flower beds, vegetable garden and shed. The wrap around porch is made of Trex material - no maintenance needed! Located in desirable Upper Merion School District, within walking distance to parks, shops, restaurants, walking path, train station, within 20 min. from CC Phila, all major expressways, and King of Prussia. Off street parking available, low borough and school taxes. Quiet, residential neighborhood. Contact zwick@markzwick.com if interested.


14) YOGA

Brittany invited you to "Detox Your Life with Brittany Policastro " on Saturday, August 15 at 1:00pm.
Event: Detox Your Life with Brittany Policastro
What: Workshop
Start Time: Saturday, August 15 at 1:00pm End Time: Saturday, August 15 at 5:00pm
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=110689992170&mid=dea96bG2b9613eeG317af72G7



MOJITO IS MOVED TO FRIDAY THIS WEEK. This is not a test. I repeat, this is NOT a test. Mojito at the Moshulu will be on Friday this week.
This is a one night only change, Mojito will be back on Saturday next weekend. There is a huge wedding booked since last year at Moshulu happening this Saturday, so Friday it is.
Resident DJ's Dirty & Brendan will be on hand just like always and we'll be partying on both sides of the boat just like always. I'm really excited to make the party pop off on Friday, Mojito used to be on Fridays back in the day and we had a lot of fun.
Please spread the word to everyone you know, through e-mail, text, twitter, facebook, etc. We don't want ANYONE showing up on Saturday and being dissapointed.
Just sign-up and you'll be given your express pass to print out. No more separate guestlist lines, just bring the pass to the door for $5 entry before 11 and $10 before 12am PLUS an Hour Open Bar.
RSVP & GET YOUR PASS HERE: http://www.paper-street.com/mojito



A) Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin: http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090806/hl_time/08599191485700

B) Beer could stop bones going brittle: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6014310/Beer-could-stop-bones-going-brittle.html

C) Philly's Northern Liberties in National Geographic: http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2009/09/on-foot/philadelphia-interactive
D) Dogs as Smart as 2-year-old Kids: http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090808/sc_livescience/dogsassmartas2yearoldkids


17) U2

Two tickets to the Thursday, Sept. 24th U2 concert at Giants Stadium!
Section 339, Row 26
$200 for the pair
Tickets can be picked up in Center City Philadelphia. These are actual tickets not etickets. CASH ONLY!!!!
Serious inquiries only to dal3774@hotmail.com



Red Bull is having an event in Phila saturday Aug 15th! It is a race that combines biking, running, skating and partying. Sounds perfect for us. Check it out at www.twoonefivemagazine.com/newsletter/block2block/index1.html
or redbullblocktoblock.com.


19) Dane Cook at the Trump Taj Mahal

Dane Cook, is extending his Global Thermo comedy tour, "ISolated INcident," with a third show to be held at the Mark G. Etess Arena at the Trump Taj Mahal.
Tickets are now available for three separate shows on September 4th, 5th, and 6th. The show will begin at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices are $110, $85, and $50 depending on seats desired.
Call (609) 441-6150 for more information on this show, or click here to purchase tickets and laugh the evening away.



Savor the last of the warm weather at Children’s Crisis Treatment Center’s 9th Annual “Cruise for the Kids” fundraiser on Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m. at the Moshulu (Penn’s Landing, 401 S. Columbus Blvd). Hosted by the Friends of Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CcTC), “Cruise for the Kids” is the hottest end-of-summer bash for young professional! Enjoy delicious food, top-shelf open bar, Caribbean-themed live music by Verdict, and fantastic raffle prizes while supporting the Friends’ efforts to raise funds and awareness for CcTC and its services for Philadelphia children and their families struggling to cope with traumatic experiences. Tickets are $80 per person for general admission and $60 per person for Friends of CcTC. VIP tickets are $100 per person and include admission to an exclusive VIP cocktail party at 6:00 p.m. Parking is complimentary. Casual cocktail attire. For tickets, please visit www.cruiseforthekids.org or call 215-496-0707 x1138. Yearly membership to Friends of CcTC is just $5.00 with purchase of a ticket to the “Cruise” (regularly $25.00).


21) Mural Arts Program & World Cafe Live present: A Philadelphia Ale & Arts Adventure

Thursday, August 27 • with IKE

The adventure includes a tour of both Philadelphia’s world-renowned murals and Yard’s Brewing Company. The tour ends at World Café Live for a reception sponsored by Yards, and live entertainment. Experience Philadelphia’s finest beer, music, and art - sure to make for an unforgettable evening.

An antique trolley of the city's world renowned murals
Intermission at Yards Brewing Company including a private tour and beer tasting
A reception at World Cafe Live with live entertainment
Celebrate Philadelphias finest beer, music and art

Tour begins and ends at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.). Free parking after 5:30 PM. Reserve your place today!



Tickets are on sale now for "From the Garden to the Galleria" - The 18th Annual Rodin Garden Party! Click on the image above to view the official evite details.
With the Rodin Museum’s garden undergoing rejuvenation this year, we’ll be traveling up the Parkway to the Perelman Building for our favorite fundraiser of the season. Book your tickets now to join 400 other young professionals to mix, mingle, and toast our worthy mission in the Skylit Galleria!
Funds raised through this event support the Young Friends’ mission of art acquisitions, conservation, and preservation of works in the collections, as well as educational and outreach programming. Be sure to support this wonderful cause by trying your luck at one of our fabulous raffle packages!
If you like your voyages to be First Class, purchase a V.I.P. ticket that will include a private curatorial tour of Common Ground: Eight Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s, access to our exclusive V.I.P. lounge all night, including a private bar, artisanal desserts, and many other First Class surprises! http://www.directid.net/youngfriends/2009_09_11/



Covenant House Young Professionals (CHYP), a group that supports Covenant House's work with homeless youth in Philadelphia,  is gearing up for our 2nd annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament Fundraiser!!  It will take place on Thursday, September 10th at Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Ave), starting at 6pm.  We are currently seeking table sponsors ($400 for 6 seats at the table) and individual players ($75pp). Prizes will be awarded to the players with the highest chip counts at the end of the evening. Last year's prizes included 42" Flat Screen TV, Wii, Phillies and Sixers tickets, and much more.  If you're not a poker player, but would like to come out and support a great cause, general admission is $20 (enjoy free appetizers). There will also be blackjack buy-ins later in the evening ($10), with prizes for the top winners.  If you're interested in playing in this tournament, please go to the following link for more details & mail in the registration form (advance registration required) at www.covenanthousepa.org/events/events.htm or contact Zach Wood with any questions (or to register by credit card) at 215-923-8350 or zwood@covenanthousepa.org.  Hope to see you there!!!



aug 15th: http://www.greatbeerexpo.com/philly/



Philadelphia’s top chefs, including esteemed honorary co-chairs Jose Garces of Garces Restaurant Group and Marc Vetri of Vetri, Osteria, & The Vetri Foundation For Children, join forces with a myriad of culinary pros, come together to take a bite out of childhood hunger on August 17, when Taste of the Nation returns to Philadelphia’s Loews Hotel. Enjoy the city’s best food and drink in this spirited event that 100 percent of ticket sales help ensure that no kid in America grows up hungry. Some participating restaurants include: Chifa, Vetri, Osteria, APO Bar + Lounge, Blackfish, The Capital Grille, Derek’s, DiBruno Brothers, Fish, Fork, Kong, Le Castagne, Little Fish, Masano, Modo Mio, Noble, Octo Waterfront Grill, and Savona.
Buy ticket here:  http://strength.org/philadelphia



World Cafe Live Hosts 2nd Annual Wines & BBQ Dinner
World Cafe Live is hosting a fabulous Wine BBQ for the second time ever on August 18th at 6pm. Tickets are $45/person to include all food and wine which will be served on the Loge.  The delicious Tapas menu, provided by Executive Chef Matthew Babbage
So head to World Cafe Live in mid August for this not-to-be-missed event!  3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215)222-1400. www.worldcafelive.com.     


Join Lock and Key Events on Thursday, August 20th  at our next Southern New Jersey Lock and Key Event. It’s the interactive and FUN way to socialize, make new friends, meet your match....or just to have a great time!  We are THE Lock And Key Events you’ve heard about!  Grab a cocktail and get ready to Unlock Your Possibilities.
For full details, visit our website: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event_details.asp?eventid=1094
Taylor's Bar & Grille - 2310 W. Marlton Pike Cherry Hill,NJ 08002


28) Summer Networking Happy Hour

The KB Experience is teaming with Phlare Magazine and Table 31
Friday, August 21st at Table 31
The Comcast Building
Philadelphia PA
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Table 31'S Plaza Cafe will host us with complimentary small bites & drink specials
1701 JFK Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19103
RSVP by August 17th to events@kbexperience.com



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