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Date: 12/11/2009
Title: 26 Items (12-11-09) sponsored by AMERICAN MALE SALONS

Anyone going to be down at Army/Navy game tomorrow?  How about Nova/Temple on Sunday?

Reindeer Romp is Thursday. Always a recommended night in the Art Museum – and a good charity fundraiser too. (#1).

I almost forgot to mention.  Ski season in the east has finally arrived.  Windham and Hunter just opened in the Catskills (NY) and Blue Mountain should be open soon.  Think snow: www.PhillyTrips.com heading to Lake Placid and Vail.

I know I always mention real estate to the list but I rarely share things that I do.  I decided to change that with my most recent project.  I bought a property in the Art Museum (20th and Poplar).  It was a livable shell but I am tearing it down, adding a third floor addition and a full basement.  Here are the photos of what I bought: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=179231&id=731255790&l=daa3f5abdf  And here are the photos of what the house looks like today:  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=179236&id=731255790&l=70c29ffad8.  Ripped off the roof, knocked down the back and side wall, and removed most of the floors. I will try to post new pictures each week so you can see the project as it develops.   - Mark


Holiday gift certificates from American Male. Available in any denomination. This year, get what you really want.
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Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/2697/2697OUTLOOK/
DO NOT MISS OUT! Over 1,000 people expected!  Be sure to come out for the 12th Annual Reindeer Romp in Fairmount on Thursday, December 17th 2009.  $10 and a canned good gets you antlers and great drink specials while you ROMP around Fairmount for the Season’s Favorite Bar Crawl to Support Charity.  Hang out with hundreds of new and old friends. Get there early, stay late. Below, you will see a map of all the participating locations.  Double click on the map to zoom in or use the controls in the upper left corner of the map.  The blue icons are the starting points where you can get your antlers and drop off your canned goods.  The Red icons are other stops on the Romp.  You are welcome to Romp to as many locations as you wish, in any order after you get your antlers.  Click an icon for more information on that spot. --> UpcomingEvents.com reminds you to please drink responsibly.



I wonder how fast he is actually going...



Holiday Bone Drive for area shelters. They are looking for Old Blankets and Bones.  The goal is to have 1000 bones donated to local shelters durring the Christmas week.  If you can help please contact Randi J. Vladimer, at Randi@Vladimerlaw.com.


4) Mistletoe Madness

Top Hat
247 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009  7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Event Features: 1 Free Drink Included, Dancing, Drink Specials, Light Food Included, Private Area
Ring in the Holidays with the Philadelphia's largest singles party featuring PLENTY of Mistletoe and Singles! We'll be celebrating at Phillies hot spot 'Top Hat' for a night of fun, food, drinks, DJ music along with plenty of singles to snag under the mistletoe. Ages 20's & 30's
Join us for:
Complimentary First Drink (Domestic Draft or Well Mixed Drink)
Drink Specials all night ($5 house wines, $4 Well Drinks and $2 Domestic Drafts)
Delicious complimentary appetizers to enjoy
Plenty of Mistletoe to get you in the Holiday Spirit
DJ playing your favorite tunes
Prizes and giveaways
Fun Icebreaker
Plenty of area singles to mix mingle and party with!



A)  Market Street Revitalization Beginshttp://www.ucreview.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=73&twindow=&mad=&sdetail=1822&wpage=&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=2320&hn=ucreview&he=.com

B) Philadelphia ranks #78: http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/30/cities-affordable-cheap-lifestyle-real-estate-housing-foreclosures_chart.html?partner=yahoore

C) Singles group makes history with first 'cougar cruise': http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/12/04/cougar.cruise/index.html



The Eleventh Annual "TO LIFE" Party
Thursday, December 24, 2009
At Cuba Libre Rum Bar and Restaurant
9PM-2:00AM (Recess Lounge after party until 3:30am)

For the ELEVENTH year Andrew Spivack, Adam Solomon, and Jennifer Birch are hosting Philly's premiere Christmas Eve Party on Thursday, December 24th!!

Once again we will be taking over two of the hottest locations in Olde City, Philadelphia: 32 Degrees Luxe Lounge and Cuba Libre Rum Bar and Restaurant. On special occasions just like this the owners open the doors between the two places so you can walk freely between the two spots.
Making a return appearance will be DJ YAN in 32 spinning Vocal House and Club music in 32 Degrees, and we will have DJ KHAL Hip-Hop, Mash-up and Top 40 inside Cuba Libre.

Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door
If a 40 and over event is more your speed ....more info coming soon for 3rd Annual L'Chiam Party.
Last year over 800 people came out to celebrate.
For more information and Advance tickets go to http://www.pulseofphilly.com or http://tolifeparty11-Zwick.eventbrite.com
VIP tables available at 215-260-2326.
Don't miss the event that everyone will be talking about.
Advance tickets end at 12pm 12/24/09



7) Beer Tasting Event
Grab your beer loving friends and family and head to World Cafe Live on Sunday, December 27th from 1:00-4:00pm to sample stouts, porters, and winter seasonals from breweries including St. Fullien, Bells, Dogfish Head, Sly Fox, Harpoon, Michelob, Victory, Flying Fish, and many more! A palate-pleasing spread of finger foods is included, and live entertainment will make it a hoppin' party. All participants will bring home their complimentary 6 oz. World Cafe Live logo pilsner glass provided for your sampling pleasure! Tickets cost $40 per person (Ages 21 and over only) and $15 for Designated Driver tickets which will be available at the door on the day of the event. Tickets are limited so call today to buy your ticket 215-222-1400 or visit www.worldcafelive.com.



A) Old City condo for rent. $1750.  2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms. Garage parking.  condo is only 5 years old.  Email zwick@markzwick.com for more info.

B) West Conshohocken: 4br, 3 full baths - $2300 - NEW, 3900 SF, 2 CAR GARAGE
Jacuzzi hot tub, steam shower, fireplaces, breakfast bar, deck, no tiny bedrooms (smallest is 10x14) and all bedrooms have large closets. All rooms are cable, phone, and internet ready. Open layout is perfect for entertaining. Speaker system built into the living and basement ceilings.  All rooms are recently painted. Call Pete at 610-564-9575 or email pqmurphy@pqmurphy.com. https://post.craigslist.org/manage/1503126263/pkt5u


9) ONE CRAZY NIGHT:  Chanukah Party & Concert

Chevra + Moishe + Moshav = 1 Crazy Night.  It’s a pretty simple equation!  The masterful Moshav Band (www.moshavband.com) is coming from the West Coast to supply the Philly scene with a uniquely rocking Chanukah, courtesy of THE CHEVRA AND MOISHE HOUSE PHILADELPHIA!  It’s a party, a concert, a food-fest, a happening – all wrapped into… “One Crazy Night”!

When: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, doors open @ 7pm
Where: Triumph (Private party) – www.triumphbrewing.com – 117 Chestnut St. in Old City Philadelphia
Who: Jewish 20- and 30-somethings
RSVP @ www.chevra.net



Phil Stoltzfus, is starting his own firewood delivery business! Please support his efforts and make keeping warm this winter season convenient & affordable! His prices are competitive and he delivers! If you don't have a fireplace but know someone who does, please forward this on to them! You can reach Phil directly at 267.240.0033


Sprinting up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art gets old fast which is why we’re pleased to serve the greater Philadelphia area with six clubs. All offer state-of-the art equipment, personal training and free group exercise classes. Highpoint, Radnor and Society Hill have pools and Sports Clubs for Kids.

SPONSOR: PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CLUBS (http://www.mysportsclubs.com/regions/PSC.htm?WT.ac=Header_Image_PSC_Region)

11) WMMR Day Off at the Slopes

Friday, January 8th - Jack Frost Mountain in the Poconos - join WMMR for Day Off on the Slopes, presented by Coors Light. Skip work and
ski. Act quickly, supplies limited.  Get your lift tix for just $9.33 - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!




STOP for the camera: Fines begin today for red light violations around City Hall
The cameras, which take photographs that are used to fine red light violators $100, are at Broad Street and South Penn Square and Broad and John F. Kennedy Boulevard.The Parking Authority has sent warnings for 2,900 violations which shows red light cameras are very much needed, PPA Executive Director Vincent J. Fenerty Jr. Our goal is to use the best available technology to make Philadelphia's streets as safe as possible for both drivers and pedestrians." said.


Back by popular demand, Helium is offering the Winter VIP Pass! Valid January 2 through March 26, 2010, the VIP pass allows unlimited comedy for ONLY $49! Some of the comedians you can see include Brian Posehn, John Heffron, JB Smoove, Maz Jobrani and Paul Mooney, just to name a few.  Get yours at the club or online today.http://www.heliumcomedy.com/default.aspx



We would like to thank you for being such a loyal Helium fan by offering you four free show tickets to this Wednesday or next Wednesday's show! Enjoy two great shows on us just by calling the club at 215-496-9001 and making a reservation.
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 8:00pm with Joe Devito, http://www.joedevito.com/



This is a winter registration ALERT from the Manayunk Sport and Social Club.  There are only 2 weeks left to register for all our winter activities and spots are filling up really fast.  The staff at the MSSC realizes this is a very busy time of the year but please don't forget that all our winter sports begin right after the new year.

Winter sports include coed football(outdoors), volleyball, kickball(indoors), dodgeball and Men's 5 on 5 basketball.  To register click here or call the MSSC hotline at 215-696-7969.  Don't get left out in the cold!!!! http://shop.philly-manayunksportandsocial.com/main.sc


16) 2009 Running of the Santas

The Electric Factory - 7th and Willow, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/3259/3259OUTLOOK/
Running of the Santas (Philadelphia) is an annual bar crawl and festival that has grown into a national phenomenon and holiday tradition.  In 2009, the event will be held on December 19th across 25 cities.  Participants gather in their favorite holiday regalia and tour around pubs ending at the North Pole the Electric Factory.   Please click below for more details and tickets to the event!



A) Metered parking rates in Old City are now only $1.50 per hour (25% less than Center City meter rates).  Plus, many two hour metered spots turn into three hour metered spots after 4:00 so that you can make your shopping experience a dining experience too (or vice versa).
Enjoy free metered parking on Wednesdays after 5:00 PM, on every First Friday after 5:00 PM, and on Saturdays after 11:00 AM (Thanksgiving thru New Years).
Park at a Expert Parking (231 N 2nd Street) on Saturdays and Sundays and spend $50 at select merchants  and receive parking validation for a reduced rate.  Valid through December 31, 2009.  http://www.kyw1060.com/PPA-Gives-Gift-of-Free-Meter-Parking-in-City-on-Sa/5818772

B) PPA Gives Gift of Free Meter Parking in City on Saturdays
Free metered street parking! A holiday gift from the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
Every Saturday after 11am now through December 26th in Philadelphia, you won't need to pay for metered street parking.
Deputy executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority Linda Miller:
"We mean any of the meters around the city, whether it's in center city, a neighborhood in Mount Airy or Manayunk or even on South Street shopping. For districts around the city with meters, we are giving free metered parking"
Miller reminds everyone however that safety violations will still be enforced.
"So that means if you are in (front of) fire hydrants, (in) bus zones, handicapped parking or other violations like corner clearance or double parking those violations will still be enforced." The free holiday meter parking was started 15 years ago to draw more people to Philadelphia's shopping districts.



Please join me in collecting items for the Casey Cares Foundation.  This organization provides on-going, uplifting programs for families with a critically ill child in the PA, MD, VA, DC and MD areas.  These children are on treatment for leukemia, brain tumors, cystic fibrosis, blood disorders, lymphoma and other childhood cancers.     The program plans birthdays, holiday events and other festivities for the child. These events are often celebratory and special milestones in the child’s life but unfortunately some are the last event a family will enjoy with their child.  Hopefully, no one will  ever have a need for this program but there people that do and these programs provide opportunities for these children and their families to relax, laugh, celebrate, and for the children to be recognized.  Special items such as movie passes, certificates to selected restaurants, entertainment venues, pizza places, and pajamas, are needed.  If you are interested in helping or have a business that could offer some assistance in terms of balloons, food or events - please contact me – or you can submit directly to the foundation yourself - but reply to pamela8810@yahoo.com for information.  By submitting  items from the wish list you will help provide wonderful activities for the families that they would not be able to afford otherwise.  Creating memories is important for any child, but for the children in these programs, it is even more so. 



Jenna Comunications presents McFadden's Ballpark goes Hollywood. Party like a **ROCKSTAR** this New Year's Eve!!

Get your tickets now! There is a limited number of tickets for sale for this intimate upscale event. Come party with us as we transform McFadden's into a red carpet, VIP, celebrity style event.  Go to Hollywood without paying the price. Get away from the 1,000 plus people events and join this intimate affair as your ONLY destination this New Year's Eve!
Join us as we take over the ballpark: 5 hour open bar, Buffet + carving stations, DJ’s spinning house, hip hop, mash-ups and more, Celebrity look-a-likes, Free parking, Party favors, Champaign toast at Midnight, Professional coat check services, Stunning décor

We're bringing Hollywood with Philly’s sexiest crowd, so dress to impress! Limited amount of VIP tickets available. Includes 1 bottle of vodka & 1 bottle of champagne.   We’re offering a limited number of specially priced advance tickets for $100 until December 15th.

General Admission tickets will be sold, and they are going fast! Buy now to get the Early Bird Discount rate of $100, which will only be available until December 15th.
Purchase your tickets early and save money; prices increase as New Year’s Eve approaches and this event WILL sell out.
Visit www.mcfaddensballpark.com or call 215.952.0300 for more details

Jacket or Tie Required
Discounted rooms available at the Holiday Inn Stadium! The Holiday Inn is just around the corner from the park and runs a shuttle for hotel guests.
The Holiday Inn Stadium has offered a special room rate for the guest of Mcfadden’s on New Year’s Eve.
You can book your rooms by calling Tara Salerno @ (215)218-1432
Be sure to mention Mcfadden’s to receive the discounted rate of $119.00+ taxes.



This Friday night at Lotus Lounge (20th & Arch St); we bring you an extension of professionalism into the night. You work hard all week & deserve a way to PLAY.

RSVP & receive free mixed drinks & admission before 11pm. Mingle in an intimate setting as everyone contagiously unleashes all inhibitions. This is a social playground; so be prepared for enjoyment beyond any normal nightlife experience you've had to date. The area's top change makers have already made it their Friday night home. Come PLAY with us.

Music provided by DJ Manik (www.djmanik.com).
We are taking birthday reservations now for the new Friday party that encourages you to work hard & PLAY much harder...



Make a new connection and celebrate the holidays with Boost Networking Group

You are invited to join Boost Networking and Philadelphia area professionals at Noche for our November networking event. As with all Boost events, the event is free to attend by RSVP and open to area professionals.
When: Tuesday, December 15 @ 5:30pm
Where: Time - 1315 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
What: Professional networking event hosted by Boost Networking
Specials: Happy hour drink specials; complimentary food platters
Cost: Free to attend
Please RSVP to boost@kbexperience.com


22) Delilah’s Holiday Party

The lovely ladies at Delilah’s are throwing a holiday party that you definitely want to attend. Make your way to their Spring Garden Street location on Wednesday, December 16th, for all of the fabulous festivities. Beginning at 7 p.m., all guests will enjoy delicious butlered hor d’oeuvres, a select open bar, sexy performances, gift-certificate give-away’s, Delilah’s famous Sexy Santa contest, and much more. All donations from the evening will go towards the Homes For The Troops organization. Be sure to stick around for the holiday after-party held at the Zee Bar.  http://www.delilahs.com/


23) 8 Minute Dating Event at Bleu Martini
Take a much needed break from the Holiday hustle and bustle this season by attending Bleu Martini's 8 Minute dating event. This event will give you the unique opportunity to go on 8 great dates all in one night! Bleu Martini also asks you to bring an unwrapped gift that can be donated to the "Toys for Tots" programs. Participants who bring a gift will receive an $8 coupon towards their next 8 minute dating event. After the event ends, stick around and enjoy some fantastic tunes and of course, some great martinis! Register now at www.8minutedating.com


24) Temple vs. Villanova

SUNDAY, 3 p.m. Liacouras Center. The Owls take on the Wildcats in this Big 5 contest.


25) Annual YIP Holiday Party

Thursday, December 17th, 6-9PM
@ Vino Restaurant & Lounge, #27
in the Piazza at Schmidt's

Join us for a FREE complimentary happy hour from 6-7PM, brick oven pizza, and drink specials as we celebrate the holiday season in Northern Liberties and get cozy in the warm and inviting atmosphere at Vino.

It's a 10 minute walk from the Girard stop on the El and there's also free parking available in the Piazza parking lot. There's no admission to attend, we just ask that you RSVP to michelle.a.freeman@gmail.com.



The Raven Society Book Club will take place on Thursday, January 28 at 6:30pm at the Naked Chocolate Café at 31 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia.
At the meeting the book club will discuss…
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Read more about the book here: http://kathrynstockett.com/book/

RSVP to Anne Saporito at annesap@gmail.com if you would like to attend!


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