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Date: 9/4/2009
Title: 29 items (9-4-09) sponsored by AMERICAN MALE SALONS

Missed last week….just been busy with work.  Besides my realtor business I have my rental properties and projects that are taking up too much of my time.

Going back a few weeks, we went through 35 kegs at the Bobblespalooza party.  More importantly, the day raised over $4,000 for MS.  Drunk people for a good cause.  I think if it was not a hurricane forecasted weekend with wicked humidity, the party would have been a bigger success.  Here are some photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmccoy73/sets/72157622046563093/
The next day is a themed costume bar crawl.  Here are some pics for those interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmccoy73/sets/72157622140156502/

I need some help with some simple websites.  If you have experience building sites and have some extra time on your hand, please let me know.  I can get you a project scope.  Not the highest paying opportunity but there is some pay and adds to your portfolio.

Did you hear Philadelphia county sales tax is going to 8%?  Not to worry though as it is only temporary.  You believe the temporary part, don’t you?

If anyone is looking for an inexpensive condo in the Art Museum (17th and Green) for under $160,000, please let me know ASAP.  It is 600 square feet and has a deck with low condo fees.   Email me for more information. - Mark


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1) Tasting Time - Battle of the Vines

Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ Derek's in Manayunk
View Event Details: http://tastingtime091009.eventbrite.com

Grab your friends, invite your co-workers, tell your family. Tasting Time is back and this time we are at the amazing Derek's in Manayunk for another fun wine tasting - guaranteed! What better way to spend an evening after-work then with a premier Tasting Time party - this time with EIGHT amazing hand-selected wines off of the Derek's Wine Bar List for an extra-special event with a wine competition! The party comes complete with 8 select wines to taste, each paired with an amazing food dish from Dereks's menu. Relax, kick back, and learn about wine. Stay after with great wine & beer drink specials.
Grab your friends - meet up for Tasting Time. WE WILL SEE YOU THERE!
View Event Details » http://tastingtime091009.eventbrite.com



A) I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe
B) Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. - Orison Swett Marden


A) 3 Drills for Open Water Swimming

B) 4 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail

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


Enjoying the Outdoors: The Basics of Over Night Camping
Saturday, September 12,  1 pm –Sunday, September 13, 10 am   
This program is for those who wish to learn about hiking, camping and cooking outdoors without leaving a trace. Staying overnight is not required, but recommended.  $10 per person camping,$7 per person not camping ($2 off with Colonial PA Plantation admission).  Persons not staying overnight and children under 8 must leave the park by 9:45 pm. 
Agenda:  First we’ll have a hamburger and hot dog lunch which we will cook over a campfire we will build. Then we’ll learn about outdoor gear, front country etiquette, setting up a campsite, cooking and fire safety.  After we’ve set up our campsite we will use mountain man recipes to prepare family-style meals which we will cook on a camping stove and a Dutch oven dessert. After dinner we will go on an evening hike, sit around the fire, make S’mores and hot chocolate. Breakfast is a surprise mountain man delicacy, but for those a little less adventurous, pastries/coffee/ juice/milk will be available.   
Meet at the playground in Area 17.  Registration is required and participation is limited to 12.  Call 610-892-3908, email ra-nrspridlenved@state.pa.us, for info or to make a reservation.  Persons with financial hardships may attend at no cost.


Urban Saloon - Saturday Sept. 12th, 9-11pm
Come celebrate at the End-of-Summer Luau to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  FREE food!  A buffet of hot roast beef sandwiches, tots, tossed salad and veggies; soft pretzels from the soft pretzel factory; $2.50 domestic beer; $3.50 craft and import beer; $5 call drinks and wine -- all with your $10 donation.  All door charges benefit Team-in-Training on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.






opens oct 13th



Join us September 13-18 and 20-25 for an expanded restaurant week. Participating Center City restaurants will offer 3 course dinner for only $35* per person. In addition, many of the participating restaurants will also be offering a 3 course lunch for $20*. And participating parking facilities will offer diners discounted rates. Restaurants book up fast, so make your reservations today! For more details, visit www.centercityphila.org
Tax, beverages and gratuity not included. Lunch or dinner only.



Since Monday is the big holiday and all that we will be doing a special Mojto holiday party on Sunday ONLY. No Saturday party, so spread the word. Still the same awesome deal: RSVP & print out your pass and it's $5 before 11, $10 before 12 and you get an Open Bar 10-11included. 
RSVP & GET YOUR PASS HERE: http://www.paper-street.com/mojito
MOJITO IS SUNDAY THIS WEEKEND, Sunday September 6th aboard the Moshulu at Penn's Landing



THIS FRIDAY September 4th (7:30 Start)
FIRST FRIDAY SINGLES HAPPY HOUR and Dance In Hollies Lounge -- The Holiday Inn, Fort Washington PA


ADDL: BAR SNACKS and FOOD MENU Available at Bar!
DJ will be playing your dance favorites ----STARTING at 8:00 REQUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME!
Complimentary Dance lesson/mixer at 8:30pm
Admission  ---  $ 8.00
GET THERE BEFORE 8:30 for reduced admission of $5:00 !!!!
DRESS CODE:  After Work - Business Casual - Fashionable!
Recommended for ages 40 and UP!
ADDRESS: 432 Pennsylvania Avenue Fort Washington PA 19034 Hollies Lounge is NON SMOKING, COMFORTABLE and a convenient location from everywhere!

More info and directions: www.social45.com
The First Friday Singles Networking Happy Hour and Dance will be held the First Friday of each Month!



N2N Festival featuring Robin ThickeSaturday, September 5th: State Sen. Anthony Williams and the West Philadelphia Coalition of Neighborhoods and Businesses invite the community to the upcoming 20th Annual Neighborhood to Neighborhood Street Festival. Featuring R&B Singer Robin Thicke, Jeff Bradshaw & Brass Heaven, Carol Riddick, Black Ice and Hezekiah.



Greetings Ravens and Friends!
The Raven Society Book Club is excited to announce its next book for discussion, which will take place on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30pm at Naked Chocolate Café on 18th St. (between Market and Chestnut):
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers.
RSVP to Anne at annesap@gmail.com if you would like to attend!
Thanks, Raven Society Book Club



The Pool Outside SunDeck @ Harrah's Resort Atlantic City w/ Tom Colontonio, DJ Yan, Jason Evan, and More
Friday 9/4 10:00 PM - Saturday 9/5 4:00 AM
777 Harrah's Blvd.  Atlantic City, NJ

The biggest Friday night weekly in Atlantic City is going to get bigger! Start your Labor Day Weekend off with a bang, as we welcome Tom Colontonio to the Sun Deck at The Pool in Harrah's Casino on Friday September 4. Coming back from a successful tour in Australia and a huge gig at Guvernment in Toronto, we couldn't be even more anxious to welcome Tom back to the city where he's rocked many parties at for years!

Joining Tom will be Philadelphia's own DJ Yan and Jason Evan. Yan was a former resident of Lounge 125 and was responsible for one of the largest weekly events for Philly House Music (Elevate). He has also set the stage for the likes of Boris, Oscar G, and Chris Lake to destroy the dance floors. Yan continues to rock various venues in Philly and has also been performing in Park West and Nocturnal nightclubs in Miami.

Jason Evan has been involved with some of the largest dance music events in Philly and has spun with artists including Tom Colontonio and Activa. He has also had guest mixes featured on various Internet radio stations (Party 107.com, DI.fm) and on Internet shows (Mike Saint-Jules' Universal Soundz, Sean Tyas' Frequency Friday). Jason will be podcasting in the near future and is currently working on productions.

Playing Top 40, Mashup and Hip Hop all night inside will be resident DJ James Strizz with MC Ringo.  Special guests will be DJ Big Ben from Hot 97 New York and Gary Pine, vocalist for Bob Sinclar's chart-topping tunes World Hold On and Love Generation.

Party starts at 10:00 PM and goes on until 4:00 AM. To be able to enjoy this for free, e-mail junior@3rdetm.com or jasonevan@comcast.net to be placed onto the Fuzion Guestlist, and arrive before midnight. Otherwise, after midnight, cover is $10. We urge you to get there a little early, as the line just to get in The Pool gets packed quickly.



Sips specials all year long: https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:17347.2349479865/rid:d0b2a99a694a645b74affb636daa2e47

B) 13 in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and Lucky Strike Lanes will continue their Wednesday night promotion of $2 Drafts, $3 Wine, $4 Cocktails and discounted appetizers into September. Be sure to continue to come out on Wednesdays 5-7pm for this great deal.  13, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., 215.625.6795, marriott.com
Lucky Strike Lanes, 1336 Chestnut St., 215.665.9501, www.bowlluckystrike.com



Registration for our 2009 Fall Soccer Season is now open for registration.  We have tons of different leagues to offer this summer in all different locations!   We also have some new leagues that you might be interested in.  Check them out! FALL REGISTRATION ENDS SEPTEMBER 8TH!                            Saturday 9.12 Coed 8v8 Outdoor Soccer in Fairmount Park--NOW USING REGULATION SIZE GOALS WITH A GOALIE!! Two Levels of Play!
Monday 9.14 Coed 8v8 @ Starfinder
Tuesday 9.15 Coed 7v7 @ Starfinder
Wednesday 9.16 Coed 5v5 @ starfinder
Sunday 9.13 Men's 7v7 @ Starfinder

Registration for our 2009 Fall Football Season is now open for registration.  We have tons of different leagues to offer this Fall in all different locations!   We also have some new leagues that you might be interested in.  Check them out! FALL REGISTRATION ENDS SEPTEMBER 8TH!                            Saturday 9.12 Coed Touch Football in Fairmount Park!
Saturday 9.12 Men's Flag Football in Fairmount Park
Tuesday 9.15 Coed Touch Football @ Francisville Playground in Art Museum Area (4 TEAM SPOTS LEFT)



MTV Casting Call for hit TV series 'Is She Really Going Out With Him'
Now casting couples that live in or around Philadelphia area!
If you’re between the ages of 18-26 and would like to participate MTV WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!

To be considered, please send recent photo(s) of you and your significant other, best contact info, & a short bio highlighting your relationship to:

All eligible candidates must:
A) Be at least 18 years of age as of 07/2009
B) Be available for 3 days of shooting Oct/Nov 2009
C) Live in/around Philadelphia (50 mile radius)
Want more info?   View Website » www.PhilaCast.com



2008 Mazda 3 $15000
Vin # - JM1BK12G481777872
Mileage - 27,400
Check out the listing using the vin #. You'll see this is a VERY fair deal. The car has a manufacturer's warranty good up until 35K miles. Oil changed every 3,000 miles. Includes sunroof, satellite radio/iPod input, & spoiler. The only reason I am selling this car is because I recently got a job that is less than 2 miles away...I'm going green! This car gets great mileage.  jamesadamdecker@gmail.com



A) Argentina court ruling would allow personal use of pot: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/08/25/argentina.drug.decriminalization/index.html

B) Beer prices are going up

C) New Evidence that Running is Addictive

D) New Center City Trash Cans: http://www.campusphilly.com/articles.nsf/community/8E95D963EA809B898525760F00685DF3?OpenDocument



$1395 / 3br - Large Manayunk House-great location-nice Yard
Live in the heart of Manayunk, only one block from Main St. Large 3 bedroom house with gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. One full bathroom. Nice size kitchen with a Dishwsher. Wide open living area on the first floor and 3 good size bedrooms. House has a first floor laundry room and backyard. There is a large dry basement that can be used for plenty of storage. Rent is $1395 plus utilities. Walk to all that Main Street has to offer and walk to the Train. Available Late September. Please call Joe at 215-990-1956 or jherzog@cbpref.com



Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial home in the Valley Forge/King of Prussia area. Large, manicured, fenced yard with inground pool, pond and patio. Fresh paint, new doors and windows, hardwood floors throughout. New A/C! Asking $334,500. email zwick@markzwick.com for more info.






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



Reserve your tickets now for "From the Garden to the Galleria" - The 18th Annual Rodin Garden Party before we sell out! 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!


23) JOB

A high-growth prestigious company in Northern Delaware seeks a Senior Financial Analyst to join its growing team! This person will producing and delivering financial and operational analyses, managing planning and metrics models, providing financial analysis to prioritize and lead cost reduction efforts, providing analytical support for facility optimization initiatives, collecting and analyzing quantitative data, and more!
A qualified candidate MUST have an MBA from top-tier school and 3+ years operational financial analysis experience in Fortune 500 company.  The candidate should possess advanced analytical skills; ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment; work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations; strong interpersonal skills – including written and oral communication skills – and strong financial modeling skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Highly competitive salary and bonus. Top of the line benefits!  For more information and consideration please send resume to Sarah Brumbley   sbrumbley@kforce.com.  


24) Positano Coast Honors Gift Certificates

The wonderful people behind the wildly successful Positano Coast are at it again. In attempts to continue to please all of their guests, Positano Coast has decided to redeem all gift certificates, up to $100.00, that were originally for Oceanaire and Bookbinders, two Philadelphia seafood restaurants that unfortunately did not make it through the countries rough economic times.
Positano Coast is open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner, and successfully brings the tastes of the Amalfi Coast of Italy to Philadelphia.  Stop in to Positano Coast and experience their fully stocked wine bar and Sopra Lounge, an open-air second floor lounge that offers magnificent views of the chic and tranquil city.
To make a reservation at this seafood lovers' haven, call 215-238-0499 or click here for more information.


25) Mystery Beer Weekend

September 4-5-6, 2009
33 Beers in 3 Days. (How will your liver stand the suspense?)
The SECOND ANNUAL Mystery Beer Weekend at Memphis Taproom is just around the corner. We're tapping 33 beers in 3 days. It's up to you to
tell us what they are. Sure, there will be clues...every good mystery has clues.


26) Brandywine Tour

The 33rd annual Brandywine Tour will take place on September 6 at 7:30am. The tour will have carefully marked routes of 28, 50, 62, 80 and 100 miles through the backroads of Chester and Lancaster counties. Cyclists enjoy regular food stops and finish-line massage therapy and pizza. Pre-registration is $18 while day-of registration is $25.  http://www.dvbc.org/brandywine.php


27) Off the Record with Jeffrey Lurie, Joe Banner, and Tom Heckert

Thursday, September 17, 2009
5-7:30 PM
Join the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Philadelphia Eagles as we kick off the 2009 season!
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce invites you to join Eagles Chairman & CEO Jeffrey Lurie, President Joe Banner, and General Manager Tom Heckert, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunity to hear from the top members of the Eagles Front Office.  Emceed by Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro, the Eagles' executives will reveal why the Eagles are rated one of the best franchises in all of professional sports.
Following the program, network with fellow members of the Greater Philadelphia business community during a cocktail reception at Lincoln Financial Field.  The event will also include appearances by the Eagles Cheerleaders, and the team's mascot, SWOOP.
Exhibiting Opportunities Available!
Visit greaterphilachamber.com for details and to register today!


28) Philly Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
Let's be honest, when it comes to music, Philly was never known to cut corners. The Philly Live Arts Festival begins this Thursday and will feature 15 artistic and musical performances from local artists as well as artists from New York, Poland, Austria and Australia. The Philly Fringe will be more of an unfiltered version of the Live Arts Festival, as it will feature more than 185 new artists in more than 80 venues. You don't want to miss crowd favorites like Melanie Stewart in her musical theater performance, Kill Me Now. With more than 45,000 attending the festival over the 16 days, be sure to reserve your tickets as soon as possible. For additional information about artists, tickets, schedules and venues, visit: www.livearts-fringe.org

29) Inner Circle Networking for Music - Film - Fashion - Media - Professionals

World Cafe Live - 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/2711/2711OUTLOOK/
Inner Circle is bringing Philadelphia’s film, fashion, media & music professionals out for a night of networking . If you are a professional in the creative field we encourage you to join us. After the networking session, there will be a listening party for Elements: The Beatles Remastered followed by The Music Series presented by Origivation Magazine and Thorpe Productions featuring: Jon Delise, Metropolis and The Flying Machines.


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