Monday afternoon edition. Getting this out each Friday should not be that difficult but life/work has been busy.
Of course, I still have been able to get to some good events (Red Ball, Beerfest, McPattyfest, Mike Gordon concert, and skiing).
I did pick up the new Motorola Droid. Everyone seems to love the phone besides me. I find it to be very slow. Not sure if I will keep it or head back to a Blackberry.
Have you seen how our state is using our tax dollars? This has been all over the press but in case you missed it.
For those still thinking of going after the $8000 federal tax credit before the April 30th deadline, mortgage rates are still your friend. From Friday: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.95 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending March 11, 2010, down from last week when it averaged 4.97 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 5.03 percent. And I saw this article about Philly neighborhood names and thought it was worth sharing.
SPONSOR: 12th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop
|Thursday, April 1, 2010 6:00
12th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop Bar Crawl Sponsored by Blue Moon. Participate in the area's favorite spring-time bar crawl with great drink specials and over 1,000 people!
SPONSOR: 12th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop
1) GLENN ZIEVE ANNUAL MARCH MADNESS POOL
Pool web site: http://hoopness.com/pool/player/?PhillyMarchMadness
A) If owning or buying a pickup truck or SUV, this is a Philly must read
B) Chester County #24 in Richest Counties
C) N.J. raids yield $10 million marijuana operation
D: $29 million in renovations the Baptist Temple will re-open as a arts and events center on the campus of Temple University on North Broad Street in Philadelphia.
E) Rebuilding stretch of Blue Route set to start Monday
F) Breaking down how breaking balls are breaking Ryan Howard
1Br/1Bath for Rent Immediate Occupancy. 21st & Chestnut, Rittenhouse Square. Fully renovated, brand new hardwood floors, new title, kitchen, appliances, paint, granite. New on the market, be the first to occupy. All Utilities included with premium cable, HBO, high-rise building, superb views, 24hr security/doorman, restaurant/bar, spa, business center, gym, garage(extra cost). Close to highways, 18th and 30th street station(s), Trader Joe’s. Won’t last, call today! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for pictures or call 215-327-8040 to schedule showing.
4) Dragonboat team looking for a few more crew members.
The Independent Dragon Boat Race is Saturday June 5th. Rack and Roll Clothing Co. is getting a boat together. We have a coach to teach us how to do it. Get some great exercise outdoors and meet a handful of fun new people. There are 12 seats left. It’s $60 per person for equiptment, 3 practices and the race. Practice dates and times will be determined when the team is full so everyone’s calendars are considered. All practices are encouraged, but you don’ t have to make all 3. To join the team, e-mail email@example.com. To start your own team, go to www.independencedragonboat..com.
5) HOME COOKED MEALS
Too tired or busy to cook? Let me do the work for you. Fresh homemade meals delivered to your door. Daily or weekly. Personal or Large party menus designed for you. Call Nicole at 267-240-0207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
6) FREE WEEKLY CONCERT
Noon, every Friday, World Cafe
7) NONPROFIT OF THE WEEK
Students Run Philly Style is the only program in Philadelphia that offers marathon training to help young people succeed in life. We do this by connecting students with adult mentors who help them imagine and accomplish goals beyond their dreams, including the completion of a marathon.
Based on a similar initiative in Los Angeles, the program delivers powerful results for youth, including increasing high school graduation rates, improving health, providing safe choices after school and developing positive relationships with caring adults.
8) AVALON RENTALS
A) AVANLON SHARES AVAILABLE
We need 5 Part Timers and 2 Full Timers. the address is 768 21st on the bay. FT is 2500 PT for 8 weekends is 1500. IF anyone wants to know more email email@example.com
B) STONE HARBOR (AVALON) RENTAL
Seeking mid-30’s to mid-40’s for house at 83rd on the bay (3 bedrooms and 2 baths). FT pays $1,800 and PT pays $1,000 for rental period July 17th through September 18th for a guaranteed assigned room and bed (2 per room.) If interested, email: NJ.firstname.lastname@example.org
C) HUGE Avalon Bay front house with 2 boat slips, 4bedrooms, 3baths looking for a few good peeps to complete the house. We are a great group with no drama and love to have fun! Always enjoying the sun on the decks and docks....having a few cocktails and lottsa BBQs. We are looking for Full timers at $2500 a share with 3 to a room...and willing to do some part-timers at $1700 (not guaranteed a room, but there is tons of space)from Memmorial day to Labor day. If your group has 3 even better, you could get a room to yourselves! I promise you will not be disappointed with this HUGE house and the wonderful mates;-) If interested please hit me up! Tell me a little about yourself or your group. Lets see if we would be good mates!!! Summer is less then 11wks away...Yeah Baby!!! Let the fun begin!!! email@example.com
9) LEUKEMIA FUNDRAISER :: Talent Show & Dessert Reception to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
On June 6th, I will be participating in a century bike ride (100 miles) at Lake Tahoe through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. In order to reach my fundraising goal of $4,800, I will be holding a talent show and dessert reception at Drexel Med (15th & Vine) on Wednesday, April 28th from 7-9:30 pm. Donations of $5 or more will be collected at the door. During the show, over $500 in amazing prizes will be raffled off, including gift certificates to Max Brenner, Marathon Grill, Naked Chocolate Café, Scoop DeVille, and many more! Raffle tickets will be sold at the door for $1 each, 3 for $2, or 10 for $5. After the show, there will be a dessert reception featuring baked goods from Au Bon Pain, Dunkin' Donuts, More Than Just Ice Cream, Picnic, and other local eateries.
I hope you will come out for an evening of great entertainment and delicious desserts -- all for a good cause! For more information about the event. Thank you so much for your support!
P.S. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation online, please visit my website at http://tinyurl.com/tahoeridejulie.
10) CITY RUNNING TOURS
3/20 Complimentary Special Event
When: 3/20 at 10:30 am
Where: lululemon, 1527 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA
What: Run and sweat along side us on a group run and tour of the best Center City yoga studios. We will start and end the tour at lululemon in Center City. We will run a 4- 5.5 mile route on the tour. This is a great chance for locals to learn more about the city in which they live and to find great new places to stretch out those tired running muscles.
Extras: In the week following the run, lululemon will be hosting a yoga crawl to sample out the studios we toured!
SPONSOR: PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CLUBS
Teamwork and competition make workouts more fun. Get both when you enter our team triathlon. Whether it’s your first week or you’re a ringer, all levels are welcome. Teams of three will compete in 20-minute running, swimming and cycling events. Clubs without pools will offer alternate challenges. Registration is $10 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross’s aid to Haiti. Donation to the American Red Cross will be 100% of proceeds less administrative fees. Nonmembers are invited and space is limited.
SPONSOR: PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CLUBS
11) Bucks County Health and Fitness Fair
Sponsored By Aria Health
April 17 from 10-5
April 18 from 11-5
At the Sportsplex
1331 Oreilly Dr
Feasterville, PA 19053
All proceeds from $10 entry fees go to the American Diabetes Association. Kids 12 and under free. Seniors $5
There’s a movement afoot of people taking charge of their own health and wellness. We’re more interested in where our food comes from and exactly what’s in it. Exercise is becoming more important to us, but we want to have fun doing it. We’re taking a more informed active role in our healthcare options. The Bucks County Health & Fitness Fair features: *Over 75 booths and exhibits *Free health screenings *Seminars and workshops *Fitness Demos *Healthy Food Court *Healthy Cooking Demos *“Ask the Expert” pavilion featuring private consultations *Spa treatments *All Ages Hands On Fitness Zone *And More!
12) When Style Meets Status - Charity Style Auction & Reception
ModestE', a chic and trendy women's clothing and accessory boutique, will present its 1st Annual Charity Style Auction and cocktail reception this upcoming Saturday,
March 20, 2010 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The auction and reception will be held at Trust located at 246 Arch Street in Downtown Philadelphia. Known for its classic architecture and modern décor, Trust is the perfect venue to host this celebration of fashion and philanthropy.
"When Style Meets Status" charity auction and reception will certainly be an evening of bliss! Sponsored by Diageo and hosted by CBS 3 news anchor, Natasha Brown, the event will be starting with a high-end runway show/charity auction and ending with a complementary light dinner prepared by noted culinary artiste, Chef Smiley. During the cocktail reception, there will be a live band entertaining guests as they indulge in their succulent cuisines and stimulating conversations. Specially invited guest 76ers' Center, Samuel Dalembert, along with other fellow 76ers will be in attendance to join in the festivities as well as to support the causes.
Not only will the charity style auction feature pieces from Our ModestE' Boutique, there will also be designs from designers Rashad Corey & Production Team, who also has produced runway shows for both Philadelphia's and New York's Fashion Week.
ALL proceeds generated from the charity style auction will be donated directly to The American Red Cross' Haiti Relief Fund and The Samuel Dalembert Foundation to help rebuild Hiati and its patrons as well as the Peace & Love Foundation, the organization that targets the youth, promoting non-violence.
13) PANEL :: Cleantech Companies to Watch
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
St. Joseph's University
Haub School of Business-Teletorium
City Ave & 54th Street
Voluntary $10.00 Donation at the Door
Cleantech is a burgeoning industry of products and services that improve performance, productivity, or efficiency while reducing costs or energy consumption while improving the environment. The government and financial investors are betting that the industry will be a driver of the economy yielding jobs and generating strong financial returns. The Philadelphia region is rich with resources and technologies that hold promise for being the eventual winners in this industry. The Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia invites you to come and meet four CEOs whose companies could change the world:
Moderator: Mark Heil, Cerenova Fund Marketing
Scott Nissenbaum, President of Finite Carbon
Mr. Patrick Flynn, Founder of Enersol Incorporated North America, and Inventor of Hydrogen Odorization Technology
Andy Daga, President and Founder of Momentum Dynamics (MD)
Emily Bockian Landsburg, CEO of BlackGold Biofuels
14) Juvenile Law Center Happy Hour March 25th
Join us for a great networking event on March 25th...
Where: The American Pub located in the heart of Downtown Philadelphia at 1500 Market Street Centre Square Building (Concourse Level)
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23rd
Video: Temple Theaters opens RENT: Temple Theaters has opened its original staging of RENT, which runs through April 11 at Tomlinson Theater. Show times and ticketing information available online.
17) 45 AND OLDER EVENT
FRIDAY April 2nd (7:30 Happy Hour Start) FIRST FRIDAY SINGLES HAPPY HOUR - Dance and Mingle. In Hollies Lounge -- @ The Holiday Inn, Fort Washington PA
A GREAT PLACE TO SOCIALIZE, NETWORK and DANCE"
SINGLES NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR includes: COMPLIMENTARY APPETIZERS and DRINK SPECIALS 7:30 – 8:30. ADDL: BAR SNACKS and FOOD MENU Available at Bar!
DJ will be playing your dance favorites ----STARTING at 8:00 REQUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME!
PLENTY OF FREE PARKING (on Premises) Admission --- $ 8.00
SAVE A FEW BUCKS: GET THERE BEFORE 8:30 for reduced admission of $ 6.00, if you mention Social45.com!!!! Must mention "social45.com" before paying for the reduced admission prior to 8:30pm. DRESS CODE: After Work - Business Casual - Fashionable! Recommended for ages 40 and UP! (Mostly a 40s and 50s crowd)
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
18) Women in Motion’s Health Expo.
The Women in Motion Dining & Networking Organization is hosting a Women’s Health Expo on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. This networking & health expo will host 4 Free Professional Health Seminars by experts in their fields, along with 43 Health & Business exhibitors. The event is open to the public. Advanced registration and payment required by March 15th. Visit www.wimnetworking.com for registration or contact Dee Rogevich at email@example.com.
19) WOUNDED WARRIOR FUNDRAISER
Help Performance Fitness raise $5000 for the Wounded Warrior Project by doing as many pushups as you can in 90 seconds. Even if you can only do 10, every pushup raises money for Wounded Warrior. Pushups for Charity Wynnewood will be held on Saturday, March 20th at 9:30 at All Saints’ Church.
Donations accepted here.
20) 7th Annual Fighting Irish 5K and 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 9:00 AM local time
Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park (near Valley Green Inn)
Chestnut Hill/Philadelphia, PA
21) Wachovia Center
22) JOB OPPORTUNITY
We are a small company in the pet industry that is launching a new territory in Chicago at the beginning of this summer. This is a very unique type of business and an INCREDIBLE opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for someone we can train to be to team leader/manager within 1 year. Team leaders can easily make at least 100k+ depending on their performance. Prior to becoming a team leader you can expect to average $900 /week (conservatively) on weeks that you work. You will be working along side the regional director and will be expected to help out in all aspects of the business. You MUST be a hard worker and a quick study. Our company recognizes, rewards, and requires hard work. Long hours are not uncommon.
The training would start in South NJ (room and board can be supplied). You and the regional director will relocate to Chicago IL in May/June to begin the launch of the Midwest. This is a rapidly growing company with huge long term potential for someone with the right drive. You will gain incredible experience and knowledge about launching a new business while being closely mentored by an industry professional. This is NOT multilevel marketing or anything like that. This is a very legitimate, very successful company looking for the right people to help it grow.
Some facts about the job: -Realistic 6 figure earning potential within 1 year. -This job includes -all expense paid- travel (by car) 4 days a week. You MUST be comfortable traveling. -This job is in the pet industry; you must appreciate animals as pets and be comfortable working with them. -Valid drivers license BIG plus. -Military background BIG plus. -Must be a fast learner. - Must be articulate, energetic, and trustworthy. -All staff works off a strict sales script which you will be required to memorize word for word. -No experience necessary. -No resume required.
Ultimately we’re looking for a “right hand” to the regional director; someone we can count on for everything and anything . If you are selected training would begin ASAP. If you really feel that based upon the above description you would be a good candidate and would like to know more about the job, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of yourself, why you think you'd be good at this job, and contact information. Do not just send your resume, we don't need a resume! If you send me your resume and nothing else we will not read it because it proves that you didn't read this. It would be very helpful if you type your email address in the BODY of the email.
22) Philadelphia Comedy Academy
The Philadelphia Comedy Academy is an ongoing monthly workshop taught by comedian, Brad Trackman, that focuses on developing and honing a 5-minute set of stand up. The course is held Monday nights from 6 to 9pm in the showroom at Helium. Tuition for the course is $400, which includes three classes, a private session with the instructor and a graduation performance on a Saturday at the end of the session.
23) MAD RIVER ST. PATTY'S DAY PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC
St. Patrick's Day
Wed. March 17th
Feat. Live Music All Night by Stellar Mojo
Drink Specials All Day till Midnight!
$3 Guinness & Coors Light Pints
$4 Jameson shots & drinks
$5 Car Bombs
Open Buffet from 6-8pm
Free Giveaways & Mad River St. Patty's Shirts
24) FUR BALL
Morris Animal Refuge invites you to join us for an evening of Hollywood Glamour. We're rolling out the red carpet 1940's style. Dig deep into your closets to find your best glamour and glitz outfits. There will be flashing cameras, a delectable buffet dinner, music, dancing, drinking and exciting treasures to bid on in the silent and live auctions. All in support of homeless, abandoned, and abused animals.
Dress: Black & White
Tickets Include: A scrumptious buffet dinner, drinks, and dancing
MORRIS ANIMAL REFUGE www.morrissanimalrefuge.org
The Morris Animal Refuge offers innovative and high quality care for cats, dogs and other small animals. The Refuge provides a full range of preventive, protective and adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned animals. You can make a direct, and immediate impact on the lives of one of these animals by "saving a life today",
The Morris Animal Refuge adoption services cover the Greater Philadelphia Pennsylvania Region only; consisting of an area in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. In more than 135 years, no animal has ever been turned away from our door.
The Refuge, the first in the United States to care for cats, was founded by Elizabeth Morris, one of our nation's pioneers in animal welfare, in 1874. The Refuge continues to operate today in Center City Philadelphia at its home at 1242 Lombard Street.
The Refuge is run by a small and dedicated staff whose primary responsibilities include animal care, adoptions and humane education. Our volunteers provide many hours of additional support with all phases of animal care and fund raising.
The Morris Animal Refuge is a nonprofit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service under their code, section 501(c)(3). The refuge is dependent on the community's tax-deductible contributions to provide a second chance for these deserving animals
25) St. Patricks Day at World Cafe Live
Tickets » World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Get a head-start celebrating with Black 47 on March 14th at 6:30 PM. Black 47 will celebrate their 20th Anniversary in 2010. Back in the early 90's Black 47 helped create the modern Irish Festival. They had recently appeared on Leno, Letterman & O'Brien and introduced a whole new generation of Irish-Americans to their roots.
St. Patty's Day Beer Dinner features live music by Trolley Stop, samplings of Irish beer and a 5-course Irish dinner. Upstairs Live at 7:00 PM.
Downstairs Live St. Patty's Day Celebration with a performance by widely proclaimed Celtic band, Solas! The Philadelphia Inquirer said 'they make mind-blowing Irish folk music, maybe the world's best', and The New York Times praised them 'unbridled vitality'. Show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets $30.
Want more info? View Website » www.Tickets.WorldCafeLive.com
26) Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Friday, March 19th at Fieldhouse, 9-12.
27) Avalon Shore House Happy Hour Meet & Greet
The Urban Saloon - 2120 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Avalon Shore House Happy Hour Meet ; Greet, sponsored by Tom Stolle. Ever wonder why there’s not much happening around town on summer weekends? That’s because everyone’s in Avalon. Want to join the fun? Then consider joining an Avalon shore house sponsored by Tom Stolle. Five houses to choose from on 24th, 27th, 28th, 79th, and 80th Streets. The following age groups are available (each house is different): mid-20s to early 30s, 30s, 30s and 40s, 40s and 50s. Have you ever experienced a summer shore house? Basically, singles and couples come together to share a house. It’s an opportunity to meet other like-minded professionals who are looking to make new friends and have a good time. This won’t be a flop or frat house situation. The cost is $1,650 for a half share (every other week), but depending on the house you pick, your season will be either 9 or 10 weeks. The full season cost is $3,000 for double the weeks. This setup couldn’t work without some structure, so there will be reasonable rules. And since everything's in writing, there won’t be any surprises once summer gets started. You may be a little apprehensive about joining a group when you don’t know anyone, but don’t be. Most of the people joining every summer come on board by themselves. But to help allay your fears, everyone will have a chance to meet each other and see the house in person before making a decision. So why not stop by the Urban Saloon in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia on Friday, March 19th for a happy hour from 6-9pm and meet your potential roommates. Get your first free drink if you order an appetizer. Plus, we will have drink specials ($3 domestics, $4 craft beer, $5 wine & call drinks) and there is free on-street parking right there. Since you don’t have to make a commitment, you have nothing to lose. And if you want to see the houses, there will be an open house in Avalon on Saturday, March 20th. If interested in getting more information, contact Tom Stolle at email@example.com or 215-272-1379.