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Date: 11/20/2009
Title: 27 items (11-20-09) sponsored by 4TH ANNUAL WINTERFEST

Sorry I missed last week.  I jumped out to the LA/SD for the Eagles.  Fun weekend of shorts and sunshine.  Definitely a different way to live out there.  And the ease to accessible medical marijuana made the law look like a complete joke.  Having an older stadium like the chargers play in sure leads to long bathroom lines. They charge $150 to park an RV and $25 a car which I thought was expensive.  And as I complained a few weeks ago about Philly going to an 8% sales tax, I should complain less since LA is at 9.75% - even for socks and underwear.  Being out west in LA, you can see how earthquakes have created the mountains/hills in the area.  Did you know we actually have earthquakes in PA/NJ?  It is true: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/neic_nea5.html

As far as the Eagles, I think I should be banned from the remaining games.  Went to Dallas the week before too.  I learned the upper deck in the Linc still has some 700 level Vet mentality.  I was amazed how many fights we had in our section.    And speaking of Veterans Stadium, let’s remember last week was Veterans Day.  Maybe you want to participate in this program: http://www.opgratitude.com/

I might have some extra tickets to see Phish on TU and WED in Philly.  Does anyone have interest?

Save the date:  HOD is back.  Jan 16th.  http://www.hairothedog.com/
FYI: the Irish Pub at 20th and Walnut no longer has wing night on Wednesdays.  And Ladder 15 now charges a $5 cover on FR and SAT nights
Good luck to anyone on this list who is running the marathon this Sunday.

Last week, I attended a new event in town, Naughty Bingo.  It was something different and fun.  I know they are planning another night which I of course will let you know about: http://www.naughtybingophilly.com/.  ANd for those that can not wait, check out Kinky Quizzo (#21)

And you know I always have to finish with some real estate information.  Philly has 3 of the top 15 zip codes (19104, 19145 and 19148)  in this report as the Hottest Zip Codes: http://www.cnbc.com/id/33733815.  If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, PLEASE do talk to me.  I do earn a percentage of my income from my Realtor activities and your support and trust would certainly be appreciated and well deserved. I almost forgot. Here is a good link to see if you qualify for the federal tax credit for first time home buyers: http://www.realtor.org/fedistrk.nsf/files/government_affairs_tax_credit_ext_chart_110409.pdf/$FILE/government_affair
s_tax_credit_ext_chart_110409.pdf - Mark


It’s Christmas time everybody!!! Come join us for McFaddens 4th Annual Winterfest on December 5th!!! Check out this winter wonderland event starting at 3pm with featured performances by Mr. Greengenes, Liquid A. and Lost in Paris.  Philly’s #1 Christmas party this year not too close to the holiday. Light shows inside the giant tent, snowboard demos, sled pull and YES real snow!  Come dressed as Santa to recieve half-price admission. http://www.mcfaddensphilly.com/



CONGRATULATES YOU ON WINNING A VIP HAPPY HOUR PARTY AT THE AMERICAN PUB AT CENTRE SQUARE, Philadelphia's Premier New Drinking, Dining and Social Establishment!  You May Reserve Your VIP Happy Hour Party at The American Pub on a Thursday or Friday of your choice within 1 month of receiving your notification.

You May Choose From The Following Time Slots:  4pm-6pm, 5pm-7pm, 6pm-8pm, or 7pm-9pm

TO CLAIM YOUR AMERICAN PUB VIP HAPPY HOUR PARTY, Please email your Name and Your Contact Phone Number to: cheryl.americanpub@gmail.com with the email subject line:  "THE AMERICAN PUB Happy Hour Party Winner" (You will then be contacted to finalize the time/date of your party)
- As the host/hostess, You Receive a FREE 2 hr Top Shelf Open Bar
- SPECIAL VIP SEATING AREA For You and Your Guests
- 2 Hour ULTRA VIP DRINK PACKAGE For All of Your Guests
- Discounted Food Menu Items
The American Pub is located at 1500 Market Street inside the Centre Square Building (Concourse Level),  www.theamericanpub.com


2) Philly Roller Girls Try-Outs 2009

Do you want to be one of the Philthy Britches, The Broad Street Butchers or The Heavy Metal Hookers? The Philly Roller Girls will be holding tryouts on November 22nd (you must be 21 to try out). No previous derby experience is required, but you do need to bring your own knee -pads elbow pads, wrist guards, and helmet. Millennium Skate World can provide free skate rentals if you need them. Gear up and get out there, you could be the next Broad Street Butcher   http://www.phillyrollerderby.com/events/details/47-prg-tryouts



Philadelphia Weekly recently launched a Happy Hour Guide application available for Iphones. The application lists bars according to your geographic location. You can also search by neighborhood and day of week. Currently the app features specials for over 170 bars and the list is constantly growing! Another cool feature is the call a cab button, which lists local cab companies so you don't have to worry about finding a ride home if you've had one too many! The application is available for $.99 and is getting great reviews! You can find it by searching "Philly" on the iTunes store or by clicking here, http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/drink/guide/happy-hour/



A) FDA: Caffeinated alcoholic drinks may be illegal: http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/11/13/caffeinated.alcohol.illegal/index.html

B) Sea Isle gets a face lift: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20091107_Sea_Isle_City_looks_for_better_entrance.html

C) Artificial Penis Takes a Bunny Hop Forward: http://io9.com/5400759/artificial-penis-takes-a-bunny-hop-forward


What a laptop will look like in the future: http://manneli.com/movies/Laptop.html


6) Thanksgiving Day Football Food Drive Frenzy 2009

Don’t just sit on the couch and watch football this Thanksgiving. Get up and do something good for yourself and others. Philabundance is holding their annual touch football game turkey day morning. Just donate one or more perishable food item and you’re in the game. They play “street ball†style so everyone gets a chance to play, also there will be volleyball, and a visit from Santa for the kids. Volunteers from Philabundance will be there to take additional donations from spectators as well.  http://www.philabundance.org/events/2009_thanksgivingfootballfrenzy.asp


7) Passyunk Square Holiday Home Tour

December 5, 2009, 12pm-4pm
Tickets on sale now at B2 Café (Passyunk & Dickinson) and Benna's Café (8th & Wharton)
$15 presale, $20 on 12/5
This 5th Annual self-guided tour of homes throughout the Passyunk Square neighborhood will showcase the funky, fabulous homes seen nowhere else in Philly. Join us for a SLiCE of pizza and the ‘End of Tour’ party at Devil’s Den for drink specials and good times!  See attached for more details..





9) Gobble Hour - Thanksgiving Eve Happy Hour in Philly
The American Pub at Centre Square - 1500 Market Street. Centre Square Building. Philadelphia, PA 19102  view map
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009  5:00 PM
For all of you that are looking for a place to head out after work on the evening before Thanksgiving, we have your spot! With over 200 people expected, this is a happy hour not to miss!



10) 3rd Annual Back on My Feet Bash!

Back on My Feet, the non-profit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of the homeless population by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem, will be hosting its 3rd Annual Bash.  The Bash is an evening of celebration, inspiration, music, dancing and memories. It is an opportunity to applaud the efforts of BOMF’s members, volunteers and supporters for their efforts in growing an organization that is helping people change their lives.
Dance the night away in cocktail attire and sneakers at the Third Annual BOMF Bash!
Dress: Cocktail attire and your favorite pair of sneakers
Date: Friday, December 4th
Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing, 201 Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Band: Not Collidge Material (Oldies/Rock)
Speakers: Anne Mahlum, BOMF Founder and President and a Member of Back on My Feet
Tickets: $100 per person (cost to start a new BOMF member)
Bulk Ticket Package Deal: $350 for 4 tickets (Please email Maureen@backonmyfeet.org with names of guests)
Food and Drink: Dinner stations along with complimentary beer and wine
Audience: 400 professionals and 100 BOMF members

Tickets may be purchased online here http://philadelphia.backonmyfeet.org/Third-Annual-Back-on-My-Feet-Bash.html or via check to: BOMF Bash Philly, 1520 Locust St., Suite 804, Philadelphia, PA 19102



The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is proud to continue to present a wintertime tradition in Philadelphia, the 16th anniversary season of the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing.  It’s time to Think Rink, as the Blue Cross RiverRink, located on Columbus Boulevard and Market Street, is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors and the cool way to stay fit!

The Blue Cross RiverRink will explore the magic of Fire and Ice, as it re-opens officially at 12 Noon on Friday, November 27, 2009 with the first skating session of the season.  For the sixteenth season on Philadelphia’s waterfront, the Blue Cross RiverRink continues to be located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street Featuring an outdoor Olympic size rink overlooking the Delaware River, and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room and more, the Blue Cross RiverRink, will open with a magical celebration fit for all ages with free activities for the entire family.  The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia’s only outdoor public ice rink, is located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street.  For more information on skating sessions, ice skating lessons, birthday parties or private receptions, please call 215.925.RINK or visit www.riverrink.com.



Planning a holiday gathering?  With the holidays just around the corner, we cordially invite you to host your gathering at the Chelsea in Atlantic City. Our Holiday Packages ensure an evening filled with great food, spirits and holiday cheer. We welcome your company, coworkers, family and friends. If you are interested in booking a holiday gathering at the Chelsea or for more information, please email jayehamel@gmail.com  or visit http://thechelsea-ac.com/index.php


13) Zodiac - Scorpio Party with Open Bar & Dancing

Saturday November 21

Its time for another Zodiac party. This month we are all celebrating with the Scorpios.
The party includes:
-Private VIP room
- OPEN BAR 9-10pm
- Drink specials all night long!!!
- DJ start at 9pm

This amazing party drew over 50 people last month at the Libra Party!!! All are welcome.  Scorpios...Please invite your friends and come celebrate!  If you know a Scorpios, bring them to the party. Grab all your friends and come out and join the party.

Food: We will be ordering up appetizers during the open bar.
Cost: We ask that everyone kick in $7 to help cover expenses.
Where: the Vault Room at Mission Grille  , 1835 Arch Street
RSVP:: http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Night-and-Day/calendar/11784004/
We hope you can join us for the second in this series of Monthly parties. Will you join the party


14) SPONSOR a family for Thanksgiving

Tackling Together, a Barrett Brooks Foundation, doesn't do anything like everyone else! Instead of just giving out turkeys for Thanksgiving, we are fixing a home cooked meal for the residents of the Dreuding Center/Project Rainbow (a subsidiary of Holy Redeemer Hospital) which is a transitional housing program for homeless women and their children. Tackling Together and our celebrity friends consisting of current and retired Eagles players, will prepare, cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner for these residents.

We are asking for a donation to support a family for Thanksgiving. You can be a part of this campaign, not by attending an event, but by sponsoring a family. Your sponsorship will help in one of three ways to support a family and to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. Click here to feed a family now.  http://tacklingtogetherdc-upcares.eventbrite.com/



Join us for Wine Down Wednesdays and TOB Live. ½ price Wine by the Glass, ½ price Bottles of Wine… Acoustic Music begins at 8:00pm by the talented Greg Davis.  http://www.tavernonbroad.com/



A)  1420 Locust St  27P  $1690 includes ALL utilities including comcast cable! 
Live in luxury in this spacious, newly renovated one bedroom condominium with breathtaking southern view of Philadelphia overlooking the Kimmel Center. This sunny high-floor condo includes balcony for outdoor enjoyment.  New renovation includes granite countertops, tumbled marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and natural maple cabinets. Wide plank maple hardwood flooring give the living room a warm and contemporary feel; elegant full marble bathroom contains a washer and dryer.  Amenities in this full service doorman building include workout room, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, as well as private outdoor terrace. Valet parking garage in building  -It is across street from the best gym in Philadelphia; Open House this Saturday 3:30 - 5:00   Cell phone number is 215-880-

B) $2450 / 4br - 3 Bath, Large New House in West Conshohocken. Very spacious, great layout for entertaining, 2 car garage. Jacuzzi tub. Deck. Fun neighbors! Please go to http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/1465181054.html for more info.

C) Townhouse For Rent: Voorhees, NJ, $1350/mo.
An immaculate 2 story loft townhome located in beautiful Victoriana has 2 bedrooms with walk-in closets and 2 FULL bathrooms--A MUST SEE! Included is an upgraded wood burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings w/new skylight, newly replaced central air/heat , new carpets, large deck off living room w/storage closet, washer/dryer, newer kitchen appliances, dishwasher, and private parking. Conveniently located within walking distance from local mall, restaurants, grocery stores, and gym. Train station (PATCO Speedline) located within 1 mile as well as major highways for quick and easy access to Philadelphia. Great school district for kids! No pets allowed (Condo Association rules!).  Security deposit and credit check required. For Photos: http://southjersey.craigslist.org/apa/1448812219.html



This Thanksgiving weekend, fill your belly with turkey and your ears with the sweet sounds of The Philadelphia Orchestra. As part of a very special Thanksgiving offer, music lovers can get tickets to the Orchestra’s performances on November 27, 28, and 29, for just $30! The concerts feature the Philadelphia Orchestra debut of acclaimed conductor Jaap van Zweden, who leads Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 with Horacio Gutiérrez as soloist and Bruckner’s gigantic (yet unfinished) Ninth Symphony. A rising star in the conducting world, Mr. van Zweden is currently in his second season as the music director of the Dallas Symphony. Log in to www.philorch.org with promotion code TURKEY or call 215.893.1999 to take advantage of this great offer. You will be thankful that you did! This offer is available from Friday, November 20, to Sunday, November 29. Additional processing fees apply. Offer valid for Philadelphia Orchestra concert Mozart and Bruckner, November 27-29, 2009, only. All tickets subject to availability.



Ban on hand-held devices takes effect in Philadelphia. A city ban prohibiting the use of hand-held phones and text messaging while operating a motor vehicle became effective this month. Fines start at $75 if the violator chooses not to contest the ticket and range from $150 to $300 if the ticket is contested in court. Drivers can still use hands-free devices or call 911 in an emergency. Police will only issue warnings for the first month of the ban, but will begin ticketing drivers Dec. 1. Source: Daily Times; 11/3/09



For the Phillies, the Grapefruit League season officially begins with a World Series rematch with the New York Yankees on March 4.


20) Fairmount Park Thanksgiving 5 Mile Turkey Trot




Come get Kinky at Valanni's Kinky Quizzo.  Starting at 10:00 PM each Sunday, KJ your hostess will test your knowledge of everything kinky and give away fun prizes such as toys and videos.  Enjoy drink specials, too.  Valanni, 1229 Spruce Street. 215.790.9494. www.valanni.com




Nov 23rd



Tickets are discounted through December 31st

24) Young Friends of the ART MUSEUM Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 9, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Lippincott House 2023-2025 Locust St
Celebrate the season and join the Young Friends at The Lippincott House for their annual Holiday Party. Enjoy catering by b*smiths, complimentary beer and wine service, a Candy Cane Raffle, and exceptional company.
Tickets on Sale Now! $25 for Young Friends; Non-Young Friend are welcome for a $30 fee. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call (215) 235- SHOW (7469) or visit us in person at the Museum to make your reservation.
Look out for invitations to...
The Winter Gala Publicity Party on January 20th
Save the Date for the Young Friends Winter Gala Saturday, February 20th!
Questions? Contact the Membership Program Coordinator of the Young Friends at (215) 684-7858 or email youngfriends@philamuseum.org.


25) Tree Planting Day in NL Nov 21

Help make Northern Liberties Greener!
No experience necessary - just a passion for making the community better. We'll be planting trees all over the neighborhood.

Saturday Nov 21, 12 Noon, meet at Liberty Lands
Free Pot Luck meal afterwards at the NL Community Center (3rd & Fairmount)
Info: Erika Goldberg, bgoldewag@verizon.net or contact the NLNA at 215-627-NLNA
This is a great community service opportunity for high school students!



Registration for our 2010 Winter Soccer Season is now in full swing.  We have tons of different leagues to offer this summer in all different locations!  The Winter Leagues will sell out so please sign up soon before you miss out!  Check them out!                                                                                               
Sunday Men's 7v7 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 11/29
Monday Coed 8 vs. 8 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 11/30 (2 Team Spots Left, Individuals Still Needed)
Wednesday Men's 5v5 Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 12/2
Wednesday Coed 5v5 Soccer @ Starfinder starts 12/2
Thurs Coed 7v7 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 12/17 (2 Team Spots Left)

Field requests and scheduling conflicts are already starting to come in.  Remember, we do not accept field requests until the teams have actually signed up!  If you have a request, please send it to Dan Feeney, at dan@sportandsocialclubs.com



"Thanksgiving Eve w/ Mr.Greengenes LIVE" on Wednesday, November 25 at 8:00pm.

Event: Thanksgiving Eve w/ Mr.Greengenes LIVE
Start Time: Wednesday, November 25 at 8:00pm End Time: Thursday, November 26 at 2:00am
Where: Field House

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=209781648464&mid=16d392bG2b9613eeG4302a6aG7



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