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Date: 1/22/2010
Title: 24 Items (1-22-10) sponsored by The Red Ball 2010

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Still have some opening for Vail with PhillyTrips.com.  We have 40+ people signed up.

I have a decision to make in the coming weeks for my cell phone.  Currently with Verizon.  Thinking about moving to a T-Mobile or Sprint since they are some much cheaper but how is the service?  Looking for your opinions if you have either carrier?  Looking for info both locally and for when you travel.  And what is the new smart phone I should get?  I want to leave the Blackberry world.  And for Internet, has anyone been using the new Clear service?

Anyone else thinking of moving to NJ?
After spending some time in London the past few years, I realized we have one thing over them when it comes to drinking.    I have found drinking in Philly (especially during the week) can be very cost efficient.  Even on this list I tend to include at least one open bar each week.

Another good reason to be in Philly….when I first moved to Philly in 2001, I remember sitting down after work ready to watch the Flyers game.  Problem is my roomie had DirectTV.  So, no Flyers.  We changed over to Comcast that next week.  Time to think about being a satellite customer again 

And Philly has some good Mob history.  Love this guys short clips on Philly.com.

Does anyone know if parking is still free on WED nights in center city?  Could not find anything new about it.
Anyone else find 60 Minutes to be an emotional show? 

Went to Hair o the Dog on Saturday night.  As expected, always a good time.  The crowd is mostly 30s-40s with some other ages mixed in.  They need to figure out how to market better to the 20s crowd.
And I went to Naughty Bingo on Friday night at Urban Saloon. To my surprise, it was sold out.  The back room was packed.

In closing….please talk to me if you are thinking of buying or selling a home.  Already had two settlements for clients in 2010. Just read: Mortgages back below 5%. Rates still expected to rise in the long term– Mark



RedBall 2010

The 2010 Red Ball is scheduled for March 6, 2010 at the Please Touch Museum. Get your tickets now.

 1) Tavern On Broad is looking for Guest Bartenders for Wednesday Night & Sunday Fundays.
No experience needed. You will be paid.
Contact SJK if interested @ sk1975@comcast.net


Philadelphia runway fashion takes center stage on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 as “Fashion In Public” - Winter Edition
features top local vendors for a worthy cause.

Hosted by Jamie Reibenbach, Public House at Logan Square will welcome an array of visionary models provided by JS Models, LLC, all of which will be styled by the celebrated team at The Studio CL Workshop in Center City, Philadelphia.

Additional models will include: FOX 29 Anchors, Mike Jerrick & Thomas Drayton; Owner of Jeff Kellmer Private Jeweler’s, Jeff Kellmer & Philadelphia Weekly’s, Dave Muir.

Kicking off with a VIP complimentary cocktail hour (from 7-8pm) complete with butlered hors d’oeuvres, this "fashionable" fund-raising event will feature music by DJ Montone, special guest appearances by: Philadelphia Inquirer Sports Editor, John Gonzalez, Comcast SportsNet Anchors, Marshall Harris, Steve Weissman and Jamie Maggio, as well as the latest winter fashions from top local designers: Showroom 77, South Moon Under, Carmelita Couture, Rack and Roll, Jack & Jill Boutique, West Coast Optical, Max Studio and NKHenry Handbags & Accessories. 

While donations will also be accepted at the door, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, a fund-raising movement working to provide families with a safe, comfortable home environment while their children receive medical treatments at local Philadelphia hospitals.

Guests are encouraged to RSVP no later than Monday, January 25, 2010 to Shannon Kennedy at: skennedy@publichouseusa.com.
For guaranteed entrance into this event, purchase tickets in advance.  Guestlist attendees are not guaranteed entry without tickets.  To purchase your tickets in advance, please stop by Public House or call Public House at: 215.587.9040.


A) Maxim toasts Philly's beer scene:

B) Verizon Wireless, AT&T lower voice plan prices:

C) MTV's Jersey Shore .... in Sea Isle?


A) Charming 1 bedroom Condo for rent in one of the best neighborhoods in Philadelphia! 20 ft from the subway, numerous restaurants, art galleries, markets, gyms, coffee shops, fashion boutiques, and much more. Be in the heart of First Fridays :-)
Large Bathroom, Spacious Living Room, Dining Room, Hardwood Floors, 16ft Wood Beam Ceilings, Wood Burning Fire Place, Stackable Washer/Dryer, Attic Storage, Common Roof Deck with an Amazing View, Marble Tile in Bathroom, Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Garbage Disposal, Walk-in Closet ,Willing to Rent Semi-Furnished, Big enough for a couple. Contact me for an appt. Heidi 215.820.9384. I look forward to meeting you. $1,599/month. Utilities not included. Utilities are Electric/Cable/Internet

B) A sunny & warm one bedroom apartment (Available FEBRUARY 1st, 2010) in the Philadelphia Graduate Hospital neighborhood, facing the Naval Square entrance. Very close to the Fitler Square and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods.
$750 per month for 6 MONTH LEASE (Feb 1st - July 31st). (Preference given to current tenant at lease re-signing for 1 Year lease starting Aug 1st, 2010.)
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. The unit and building were recently completely rehabbed from top to bottom. The building has 6 condo units, the other 5 are all owner-occupied.
Hardwood floors in the living/dining area and in the bedroom, tiles in kitchen and bathroom. Comes with A/C, microwave and dishwasher in the unit and a washer-dryer in the building, plus a ton of closet space. Extra storage closet in basement is included with unit (FREE).
A very 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. 5 min walk to Fitler Square & 15 min walk to Rittenhouse Square. The Schuylkill River Park & Locust St entrance to river walk path (that links to Kelly Drive) is just a 10 min walk away.
$750 per month for 6 MONTH LEASE (Feb 1st - July 31st). First month rent, last month rent & security deposit required at lease signing. Credit check will be processed.  Cats and small dogs are welcome. No additional fees!!  Call 215-266-1922 to schedule a visit. Fitzwater Street at Gray's Ferry Ave


A) As you get up in the morning, as you make decisions, as you spend money, make friends, make commitments, you are creating a piece of art called your life. - Mary Catherine Bateson

B) A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. George Moore

C) If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. Martin Luther King, Jr., speech, Detroit, Michigan, June 23, 1963.

 6) Illuminare Italian Restaurant HAPPY HOUR

2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130, (215) 765-0202

happy hour 4 - 7 and 9 - 11
$4 house wine, $3 stella, $2 bud bottles
1$ slices of pizza - first slice free

7) Wing Bowl Entry Contest

If you want to enter the wing bowl, this is an entry competition

8) Philagrafika 2010

Running January 29 - April 11, Philagrafika 2010 will be one of the largest art events in the United States, celebrating the role of print in contemporary artistic practice with more than 300 artists at over 80 venues throughout the city. The Graphic Unconscious is the core exhibition, with works by 35 artists from 18 countries displayed across five venues: Moore College of Art & Design; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA); Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Print Center; and Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Significant installations by different artists will be on view at each site. Visit the Web site for more information about exhibits and events.
Philagrafika, 215.557.8433.


The Cars of Tomorrow-- Today!
The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) brings the Philadelphia International Auto Show back to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, January 30-February 7. A key feature of this year's show is the expansion of DUB Live!, a 35,000 square-foot display of some of the hottest customized rides and celebrity vehicles sponsored by DUB Publishing. In addition, a series of new production and concept vehicles will be on display. The event's Black Tie Tailgate Preview Gala is scheduled for January 29. Philadelphia Auto Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Make Money, Save Money, and Be "Green" By Reducing Energy Usage - Learn How February 11th at The Urban Saloon
If you are a property owner, business owner, contractor looking to generate business, or are working to make your company more green -- come to The Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia) on February 11 from 3 p.m. until 6:30 pm to learn more about Nansulate.
Nansulate is a patented clear insulating coating that helps reduce energy usage, thereby saving you money. It also prevents both corrosion and mold growth and can be used towards LEED certification points for possible tax benefits.  Nansulate coatings can be applied to the roof, to the interior or exterior of any home or building - either underneath new paint or over existing paint. Because of its unique insulating qualities, our customers have reported energy savings of over 40%. We all know that by saving energy you save money! Nansulate will help you at home or in any business setting by insulating pipes, boilers, hot water heaters, or anything that uses energy to heat or cool. This application of Nansulate will also prevent rust, corrosion, and mold growth.

Our event will show you how Nansulate can help property and business owners save energy and money and also help contractors generate additional labor revenue and gain a competitive advantage.

Please contact me if you are interested in attending.   If you can’t make the meeting or don’t live locally, but still think this product could benefit you, feel free to call or email me anytime.   I hope to see you all on February 11th!
Jennifer Minuchi, Cell: 856-296-4083, Email: jminuchi@industrial-nanotech.com

$0 to join and no dues until February 1.
Still need motivation? You’re right on time for the launch of commit 2010, our on-going effort designed to help you sustain a program of regular exercise. Through energizing clinics, engaging events and educational tips you ’ll get all the help you need to enjoy the life-long benefits of being fit. First tip: If your goal is weight loss, don ’t rely on just diet and cardio. For better results mix in strength training.

 11) Rembrandt: Selected Etchings

Drexel Gallery
32nd and Chestnut streets
On display through Feb.28, 2010
Lecture on Jan.27 at 5:30pm

In conjunction with the exhibition, "Rembrandt: Selected Etchings," on loan from the collection of W. Ann Reynolds and Thomas H. Kirschbaum, M.D., Drexel Gallery presents a lecture entitled "Secrecy, Mystery and Alchemy in Rembrandt's Etching Technique." The lecture will be given by Lloyd DeWitt, Associate Curator, John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art. The lecture will be held on January 27 at 5:30pm in Drexel University's Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery on the third floor of the Main Building at 32nd and Chestnut streets.


ALS for Philly Night L.I.F.E. @ Buffalo Billiards 1/29Friday 29 Jan. 2010 from 7:30 p.m. to 2 am, we will be hosting a special event at to raise funds for The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter (ALSA-GPC). All proceeds from the event will go directly to ALSA-GPC. Your $50 ticket will include a buffet, 3 hour open bar (wine, draft beer, well-drinks), live entertainment all night, door prizes and a silent auction.


About two months ago I saw a dog at our shelter sitting on a piece on vinyl which was on the floor of his kennel. It was pathetic. Our shelters do not have the funds to purchase beds so I decided to take on the project.  The dogs sit on the hard floor waiting and waiting for someone to save them and it was breaking my heart. Our goal is to have 100 Kuranda dog beds donated to the shelters- that will  get all the dogs off the floor.  Follow the link to a site where you can see more about the bed drive.    The donation is tax deductible. The beds will be installed at Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control and the Pennsylvania SPCA. 


Beyond the Glass Ceiling - Second Annual Women in Leadership Conference
Drexel University, 32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Tues - 01/26  
5:30pm until 8:30pm
Price of Event is $FREE.

Presented by Drexel Women in Business, this event strives to s to inform and inspire women for leadership roles. The event will feature a keynote speaker, a panel discussion, and two networking sessions over light refreshments.

Featuring keynote speaker, Selena Rezvani, MSW, MBA, author, speaker and consultant at NextGenWomen.


A) R2L, Two Liberty Place, 37th floor, 215-564-5337

B) Think 'El Vez' in West Chester

C) New Italian Market restaurant

 16) Le Bec-Fin hosts dinner for chocolate lovers 
Attention all chocolate lovers!  Le Bec- Fin will be hosting a delectable chocolate and sparkling wine dinner on Thursday, February 11th at 6:30pm. The menu will include five courses paired with sparkling and still wines from a prestigious Champagne House and features the following food items prepared by Chefs Perrier and Elmi with desserts by our Executive Pastry Chef Cedric Barberet:
Pan Seared Diver Scallop, Caramelized White Chocolate, Grapefruit, and White Asparagus
Roasted Breast of Squab stuffed with Chocolate Foie Gras Dulce de Leche Confit de Chou, Jus scented with Chili and Bitter Chocolate
Cheese with chocolate interpretation
Pre Dessert /textures of milk chocolate
Dessert/Venezuela chocolate soup
marinated pineapple soup in star anis, almond crouton and pineapple chips
Assortment of chocolate bonbons and rice krispies
Dinner will be $100 per person plus tax and gratuity with one seating at 6:30pm. For reservations call (215) 567-1000. Don't miss out on this great evening planned at Le Bec-Fin! 1523 Walnut Street, Philadelphia;  . 

 17) A Night Out for Haiti @ Drinker's Philadelphia

Come out on Wed. Jan 27th for 'A Night Out for Haiti' @ all 3 Drinker's Locations: Drinker's Tavern (124 Market St), Drinker's Pub (1903 Chestnut St.) & Drinker's West (3900 Chestnut St.) 100% of the revenue from the entire night (5pm-2am) will be donated to the American Red Cross for the Haitian Relief Efforts. Enjoy great food and drink specials plus raffles and DJs spinning all night. Remember all money from this event will go directly to the American Red Cross! 

 18) Unlocking the Secrets of Philadelphia Fashion in 2010

Wednesday, February 3
6 to 8 p.m.
Fox Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market Street, 20th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia is home to a wealth of talented designers, manufacturers, retailers and other members of the fashion industry.  We invite you to join us as we showcase Philadelphia's growing and innovative fashion world from the perspective of industry insiders.  Whether you are just starting out or a fashion industry veteran, this event is designed to help you unlock the secrets to making 2010 your most successful year yet.

Staci Jennifer Riordan, Esq., Chair of Fox Rothschild's Fashion Law Practice Group (L.A. Office)
Sarah Van Aken, Owner of Sa Va and FGI ambassador
Kristen Insalaco, Principal of Insalaco Public Relations and Director of Public Relations for Philadelphia Fashion Week 2009
Karen Randal, City of Philadelphia Director of Business Attraction
Kristie Bergey, Owner of the KB Experience and Executive Director of Philadelphia Fashion Week
Moderator: Peter C. Buckley, Esq.
Registration: Please RSVP by January 26, 2010


MenzFit started as a relatively simple concept: give a suit and a start to low-income men. However, we soon recognized that this was not enough.
Bring your old suits and join us for Happy Hour at Union Trust to benefit MenzFit
Tuesday, January 26
6:00-8:00 p.m.
717 Chestnut Street, Mezzanine Bar
rsvp to events@glosspr.com

20) Young Variety Membership Party

6-8pm on Wednesday Jan 27th. Join Young Variety for a night of fun for a good cause at Helium Comedy Club!


Date: Thursday, 1/28/2010
Location: Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by: JobCircle.com & Fox 29
Details: Join JobCircle.com and Fox 29's Job Shop at the largest career fair of the new year! If you are looking for a job, this is the place to be on Thursday, January 28th! Dozens of companies, hundreds of jobs and tons of opportunity await you!

 22) The Society of Progressive Drinkers (SoPD)

January Meeting will be Thursday, January 28th at 8:00pm, at Varga Bar in Center City.

Happy New Year!  We are kicking it off with a brand new venue, Varga Bar, on the northeastern corner of 10th and Spruce.  This space has had a couple of face-lifts since I moved into Philadelphia, and the 28th will be my first experience in the new incarnation.  They were awfully friendly when I called in, and they've got a beer list strong enough to knock out a tyrannosaur. Don't forget to invite everyone you know!

Thursday, January 28th
Starting at 8:00pm
Varga Bar, 10th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia


January 28th
Tavern On Broad


Jen invited you to "Think PINK: Fight against Breast Cancer" on Friday, January 29 at 10:00pm.

Event: Think PINK: Fight against Breast Cancer
What: Fundraiser
Start Time: Friday, January 29 at 10:00pm End Time: Saturday, January 30 at 2:00am
Where: Mission Grill

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