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Date: 9/28/2009
Title: 31 Items (9-28-09) sponsored by the 14th Annual Sippin By The River

A Monday edition...

Eagles seem like we should be alright after a bad loss to the Saints and the walk in the park yesterday without McNabb or Westbrook.

Have you heard the sales tax in Philly will be 8% as of October 1st?  Not to worry. It is only temporary - you believe it, right?  Keep in mind city wage tax was only temporary too (50 years ago).  Hoping I am wrong...

Did you know the Flyers are playing preseason Hockey?  Or how about that I improved my Phillies home record to 5-8 on the last home stand?  Did you know JP Sullivans is now Tavern on Broad (www.tavernonbroad.com)

Or that Lounge 125 has morphed in to Recess?  Good luck to my buddy Ryan with his new endeavor: http://philly2philly.com/entertainment/entertainment_articles/2009/9/21/21818/recess_lounge_reenergizes_philadelphia_nightlif

For those looking to recycle electronics: http://search.earth911.com/?where=19130
And for those wanting to know more about PA open handgun laws: http://paopencarry.org/pa-open-carry-information

And I will close with a weird one for me.  Last week I had two racoons in my backyard one night at 20th and Fairmount.  Certainly caught my attention. - Mark

SPONSOR: 15th Annual Sippin' by the River
Penn's Landing, Festival Pier
Columbus Blvd @ Spring Garden Philadelphia, PA 19106  view map

Sunday, Oct 4, 2009  1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Event Features: Beer Tasting, Cooking Class, Dancing, Good For Singles, Indoor/Outdoor EVent, Live Entertainment, Live Performance, Outdoor Event, Special Event, Wine Tasting

The 15th Annual Sippin' by the River will take place on Sunday, October 4 at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing located at Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street. The event runs from 1p.m. until 5p.m. and benefits the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.  Sippin' is rain or shine.

At the event, visitors will enjoy food from local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and live entertainment from the band DAME as well as the Sounds of Sinatra from singer Carlo Morelli. Attendees can sample a huge assortment of beers while learning all there is to know from beer expert Gary Monterosso. Authentic beer and food will be offered in a special pavilion as well. A new large Wine Tent will house a variety of wineries offering samples.

Guests will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about wine from local experts Robert Peters and Richard Unti.

This is absolutely a 'do-not-miss' event of the fall season - over 4000 people once again expected!

SPONSOR: 15th Annual Sippin' by the River


Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Wed - 09/30  
Price of Event is $29.50-$150.00.



A) Good article on Jason Werth: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=crasnick_jerry&id=4492591



Temple Law Alum Ed Levine has moved on to the General Election for District Judge in Lansdale and he needs help in the city.  Friends of Ed Levine invite you to his final fundraiser of the year on Thursday October 1st at the American Pub at 1500 Market St. on the concourse level of the Center Square building.   The fundraiser will run from 6 to 8 pm and $30 gets you free beer, wine and food.  This is a great networking event and several judicial candidates for Montgomery County Common Pleas are expected to attend.   Support a worthy candidate and friend for District Judge.  For more info go to www.JudgeEd.com.



It is not too late to head out to SD, Oakland, Chicago, etc...:www.GreenLegion.com



Special Occasion - Come enjoy the dining event known as Special Occasion.  It is an original concept which allows you to experience a Special Occasion while sharing ideas with the creatively culinary.  The evening includes a full four course meal with approx. 30 minutes of culinary discussion.  If you are interested in learning how to create new dishes, host your own dinner parties, or even if you enjoy eating a great meal, Special
Occasion is for you.  This year’s calendar: Tuesday Oct. 6th Memories of Quebec, Nov. 10th Holiday Favorites, Jan. 12th Winter Warmth, Feb. 9th Catch of the Day, Mar. 9th Southern Hospitality
Montgomery County location $45.00pp BYOB
Registration Details sue.gilmore@prufoxroach.com or 610 222-3688



Philadelphia Fashion Week, Oct. 8 - 10, 23rd St. Armory, 215.783.3434, www.philadelphiafashionweek.org


7) Philly Neighborhood Food Week,
Ever wondered, when neighborhood restaurants outside of Center City would be highlighted?  Well the time has come! Ardent Management presents Philly Neighborhood Food Week (PNFW), October 11-18th   2009.  Over 30 restaurants from our favorite hangouts including, Manayunk, Northern Liberties, East Passyunk, Penn's Landing and Chestnut Hill are offering 3-4 course meals priced at $20 or $30 per person.
A complete list of participating restaurants and reservation options are available online at www.phillyneighborhoodfoodweek.com .



A) Center city
Beautifully remodeled 2 story, 1 bedroom apartment in Rittenhouse Square.  Open floor plan. Perfect for a couple or single person looking for good size living space.  Will be available Nov.1st.  $1800 per month, plus utilities.  Please e-mail kimwpt@gmail.com if interested.  Must See! 

B) Manayunk
Great 3 bedrm house just 3 blocks from Main Street!! On quiet side street where there is ample parking, yet short walk to bars and shopping. Living & dining area are spacious and eat-in kitchen is freshly painted. Outside back deck perfect for entertaining. Unfinished, clean basement great for storage. A/C units in each bedrm and ceiling fans as well. Washer and dryer.  The property is well maintained and is a MUST SEE in Manayunk. Please email for more pictures...my files are too large for this site. Thanks!  (215) 287 0809


9) Zipline & Rappelling Adventure Day

Head up to Spring Mountain for an exciting day of meeting new people, and discover the thrill of ziplining. The tour includes seven different ziplines, as well as multiples bridges, rappelling, and a cargo net.
www.meetmarketadvent or 800-239-0542 or info@meetmarketadventures.com



Monday Nights at 7pm come out to meet the Eagles Players for Eagles Prime Time Live Radio Show.  David Akers, Kevin Curtis and Special
Guests will be here every week.   
$3 Miller Lite and Sunset Wheat Drafts


A) Guide to Strength Training for Your Run

B) Strengthen your small stabilizing muscles

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

11) OPEN BAR: Dekuyper Mix Masters Tour Finals

The Blockley PourHouse
Thursday, October 1st 2009
Complimentary 2 Hour VIP Select Open Bar from 9-11PM
Featuring – Jim Beam Black Signature
Cocktail and Dekuyper Cocktails.

Winners & winning drinks from Round #1:
Heather Klement from Bourbon Blue – Sweet Libations
John Shunk from Bistro in Phoenixville – The Morning After
Scott Innes from G Lounge – Beam Me Up Scotty

The Finals of the Dekuyper Mix Masters Tour is here! Come watch Philly’s top 3 bartenders battle it out for Cash and a chance to go to the
Dekuyper Mix Masters National Finals.
The Blockley PourHouse, 38th & Chestnut Street University City Philadelphia, PA 19104




Grumblethorpe, 5267 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

After the Revolutinary Germantown Festival, come to Grumblethorpe, at 5267 Germantown Ave. for a relaxed evening in our 18th century garden. 
Beer, Music, & Great Food in Old Germantown Style.
Lancaster County Sausage, Coleslaw, Cider, Apple Dumplings, our renowned Home-Made Ice Cream, cold Beer, and more for sale!
Historic House Tours with costumed guides for a fee.
Children's games and activities!
Proceeds benefit the preservation of Grumblethorpe Historic House built in 1744, and the Elementary Education programs in history, science, and agriculture, that are produced for hundreds of local school children each year, at the site.

Benefactor: $100,  Sponsor: $75,  Patron: $45
For more information: (215) 843-4820 or grumblethorpe@philalandmarks.org                                                                                                            


A) The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. - Sophocles

B) Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. - Arthur Wellesley

C) Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend. - Walter Savage Landor


14) PHILLY MAG: Let's Do Cocktails

Philadelphia magazine is putting a new twist on their annual cocktail competition, Let's Do Cocktails. On October 1 at 6:30pm, experience the newest trends in vodkas, tequilas, and gins, while tasting your favorites and helping decide who wins Cocktail of the Year! Enjoy a night of mouthwatering cocktails, light bites and good times. Tickets are $50.
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, 800.595.4TIX, phillymag.com/letsdococktails


15) Midtown Village's Fall Festival

Stop by the Midtown Village in Center City on October 3 for their Fourth Annual Fall Festival. Event highlights include: live music, Oktoberfest activities, a Little Villagers area for kids, sumo wrestling, great food and drinks and much more. The shops and restaurants of Midtown Village will be out with tents showcasing their unique products and menus. The event runs noon - 8pm, rain or shine.
Midtown Village, Sansom Street, between 12th and Juniper streets and 13th Street between Chestnut and Locust streets, midtownvillage.org


16) Phillies announce 2010 schedule

The Phillies will host three teams in the American League, the Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians, at Citizens Bank Park as part of the 2010 home schedule. For the first time in four years, the Phillies will open and close the season on the road.

April 5: Season opener in Washington
April 12: Home opener vs. Washington
May 21-23: Boston Red Sox Interleague matchup
June 18-24: Interleague games vs. the Twins (18-20) and Indians (22-24)
September 26: Final home game (vs. New York Mets)
October 3: Season finale in Atlanta



Chuckleball, “A Sports Comedy & Parody Musical Revue,” is pleased to continue featuring their newest version, Brotherly Glove, at Doc Watson’s Pub (216 South 11th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107), every Saturday evening at 8pm, through October 24, 2009.  Brotherly Glove was chosen as this season’s title to reflect some of the biggest headlines and tense relationships in Philadelphia and national sports alike, such as: The 10-year saga between Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb; Michael Vick’s ‘Come-Back;’ how Manny Ramirez is treated differently than any other steroid-abusing athlete; and of course, the escapades of T.O.  The fast-paced revue is a unique theatrical event consisting of musical numbers that lampoon the headlines and the sidelines. Four actors impersonate dozens of top athletes, has-beens, and soccer moms in about thirty musical numbers.  Chuckleball, Brotherly Glove will continue every Saturday evening at 8pm, through October 24, 2009.  Tickets are currently on sale for $25, and can be purchased online at: http://www.chuckleball.com/tickets.htm or by calling: 646.307.4410. For more information, visit: www.chuckleball.com.


18) Village Whiskey is open

Jose Garces’ Village Whiskey (118 South 20th Street, 215.662.1088), an intimate, 30-seat neighborhood bar has opened.  Chef Garces serves a wealth of whiskies and inventive cocktails alongside simple, inexpensive bar food, prepared with his signature flair.  As one of the most comprehensive collections of its namesake spirit available in Philadelphia, Village Whiskey features a veritable library of 80 to 100 varieties of whiskey, bourbon, rye and scotch from Scotland, Canada, Ireland, United States and even a few Japanese options.  For those who desire something other than whiskey, a carefully chosen list of wines with a focus on sparkling wines; and a beer list comprised exclusively of American craft beers is available.  A menu of Chef Garces’ bar snacks, burgers and tempting raw bar selections, all under $20, complements the cocktails.  Village Whiskey will be open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. until 1 a.m.  For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit www.villagewhiskey.com or call 215.662.1088.


19) Patty's Garden Fundraiser for The Friends of Rittenhouse Square

On Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30, The Prime Rib will host a benefit for Patty's Garden. Patty's Garden is a memorial in Rittenhouse Square created by The Friends of Rittenhouse Square in honor of the late Patty Hogan. Patty was an avid supporter of the Square and a dear friend to many Rittenhouse Row members. The evening includes cocktails, dinner and a silent and live auction. Tickets are $125 per person payable to The Friends of Rittenhouse Square, business attire. To make reservations, donate an item or contribute, please email pattyhoganmemorialgarden@gmail.com






Philadelphia Senior Center (PSC), 509 S. Broad Street, presents 60th ANNIVERSARY GALA & DANCE, “THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE PSC” on Friday, October 16, 2009; VIP party at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm. This event will be held at Penn’s Landing Caterers/ Sheet Metal Workers Local Union Building, 1301 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147.  Start the evening with a VIP reception, complete with open bar and lavish hors d’oeuvres. (VIP tickets sold separately.) Enjoy a sit-down dinner and dessert. Dance the night away with live music. Enjoy a special anniversary multi-media presentation, including “60 Years of Stories.” Watch the Overbrook String Band perform in theme as the “scarecrow.” Enjoy a special performance by Tom Lawton. Tom was commissioned to create a musical composition to commemorate PSC’s 60th Anniversary. Cost: $60 (55 and Older), $100 (Under 55), $120 VIP (Includes Name Listing, VIP Reception with Open Bar, Anniversary Gift, More), $30 Name Listing. Tickets are on sale NOW. Call (215)546-5879, ext. 276, for ticket info or kaversa@philaseniorcenter.org                           

22) DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK:  Phish's Trey at Carnegie Hall

Download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KU2Q7URM
Trey from Phish playing Carnegie Hall with the Philharmonic.


23) Wine & Artisan Cheese Series
Le Bec-Fin and DiBruno Brothers have teamed up to host a spectacular wine and artisan cheese tasting series at Le Bec-Fin. Every tasting event will include three wines paired with six cheeses from different countries. The series schedule includes:
Monday, October 12th-  Pairings from France
Wednesday, November 11th- Experience wine & cheese from America
Wednesday, December 9th- A taste of Spain
The price is $35 per person per event plus tax and gratuity and each tasting will begin at 6:00pm. Reserve your spot today by calling (215) 567-1000.



Just-launched Zuppler's a free online takeout & delivery ordering service for suburban restaurants from Conshy to Royersford, providing menus, delivery zones/policies, and profiles & reviews of a quickly growing list of 50+ eateries you can just click to order from. They've also often got deals, eg, sign up as a "Community Member", and you'll get 20% off purchases of $50 or more, encouragement that should foster rapid community growth.
Suddenly suburban life ain't so shabby, thanks to Zuppler.com


25) CONCERT: Maxwell, Chrisette Michele and Robin Thicke

The Wachovia Spectrum
Saturday, October 3rd 2009



Then HGTV is looking for you!

MY FIRST SALE, a brand new HGTV show, is looking for first-time home sellers (and their agents!) in the Philadelphia Tri-State area.
We are looking for fun, high-energy people who are just starting the process of selling their first place!  We’ll be there to capture all the trials and tribulations, stress and success of prepping for sale, pricing, negotiating, and ultimately selling a home for the first time.
Taping will begin in Fall 2009 and will continue through Spring 2010.  Ideal candidates will be motivated, financially candid people who want to share the experience and the purchase details with HGTV and their audience.  Singles, couples and families are all invited to apply!
if selected to appear on an episode of My First Sale, home sellers will receive a DVD copy of the episode to enjoy for years to come.  Real estate agents will also receive a DVD of the episode.  If this sounds like fun, first-time sellers should apply now for immediate consideration!  
Request an application by emailing:  Rharris@highnoontv.com Or call Ronica Harris at (303) 712-3164





28) PA Voter registration deadline is Oct. 5

The Pennsylvania voter registration deadline is Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 municipal election. For more information about voter registration visit www.VotesPA.com.



Crossroads Music: Concerts in West Philadelphia, Music from all over the World

Crossroads Music is pleased to announce its fall 2009 schedule including music from Sweden to Senegal, India to Ireland, and South Korea to the Southern United States. Concerts take place at 7:30pm in the chapel of West Philadelphia's Calvary United Methodist Church, a beautiful room with excellent acoustics. Complete information is available at www.crossroadsconcerts.org

A) Saturday, October 17, 7:30pm: Debashish Bhattacharya Hindustani slide guitar
B) Saturday, November 21, 7:30pm: Tori Ensemble Korean musical tradition, Western new music and jazz
C) Saturday, December 5, 7:30pm: Oubliette Ensemble Music for myths, fairy-tales, and scary-tales


30) InLiquid's 10th Anniversary Party

Tuesday, September 29th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10x10 - InLiquid's 10th Anniversary Party
Young Professionals Preview Reception at the Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts Building
Presented in partnership with several local young professional organizations. 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia. Be the first to view hundreds of 10"x10" works of art created specially for InLiquid’s milestone benefit event! Place advance bids on silent auction items while meeting, mingling, and making new contacts with fellow leaders in the young professional community. Enjoy chocolate from Prestige Chocolates, hors d’oeuvres from Vino Restaurant and Lounge, Philadelphia Brewing Company Beer, wine and bubbly from Barefoot Wines, a sake tasting with Star Cellars, plus ROOT -- the hot new beverage everyone is talking about! Best of all, the event is free to members of Young Professional groups, and all attendees will receive a 20% discount to the big night on October 1.



On Wednesday, September 30th, The Headhouse Conservancy, together with Society Hill Civic Association, Queen Village Civic Neighbors Association, South Street Headhouse District and the Olde City Civic will celebrate our 2nd Annual "Soiree at the Shambles".

Last year's Soiree, held under the "Shambles" at Head House Square, was a successful community event.  Those who attended enjoyed an evening of frolic and fun while they socialized with neighbors and enjoyed a diverse selection of delicious delights contributed by many of our area's most wonderful restaurants.
This year's "Soiree at the Shambles" will be another extraordinary collaboration of generous neighbors and businesses.  The fundamental purpose of the Soiree is to raise funds to help preserve this National Historic Landmark:  the Shambles, America's oldest surviving Colonial-era marketplace, built before the Revolution in 1745, which is attached to Head House, our nation's oldest standing volunteer fire-engine house, built in 1805.  
contact Tania Rorke at 215.370.6485 or trorke@aol.com.


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