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Date: 4/26/2010
Title: 21 Items (4-26-10) sponsored by Tasting Time at Pinot Wine Boutique

Missed two Fridays in a row.  I have been swamped lately - just not enough hours in the day.  

I was able to make it out of town for a long weekend - sending this out from Utah.  Jumped out for a long weekend of 3 days of skiing.  Closed Alta today (SUN) for the season and will get have one more day left at at Snowbird.  Will try to get out some photos next week as the views here are great.

We have two buses heading to the Preakness this year.  Any interest?

Have been able to get to 3 Phillies games this year.  2-1 so far on the year with my two wins coming on open days.  Good thing we made national news for our vomiting fan.   Did you know there is a 20 second or so delay on the radio broadcast of the game?  Also got to see Body World 2 before it closed down at the Franklin Institute which was pretty cool.

And lastly, I gave up the Droid and went back to a Blackberry.  I just had a hard time with some of its functionality on the business stuff.  Next weekend (5/2) is New Orleans Jazzfest.  Anyone else heading down for the weekend?  - Mark

SPONSOR: Tasting Time at Pinot Wine Boutique

Pinot Wine Boutique - 227 Market St Old City Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thursday, April 29, 2010  6:00 PM

Grab your friends, invite your co-workers, tell your family... Tasting Time is back! This time we are at Pinot Wine Boutique for another FUN Wine Tasting AND Mini Wine-Class... read more »

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1)  Naughty Bingo

April 30th, Urban Saloon


Got a completed film you'd rather send us, short or feature? Our call-for-entries is also open for the Philadelphia Filmathon! And this year, there are even more reasons to send us your films! We accept all films, short form and feature, narrative, documentary, experimental, music video, you name it.


David Akers Kicking in Spring!

Lincoln Financial Group presents David Akers Kicking in Spring! on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Cescaphe Ballroom (923 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia). Join David Akers and friends for an evening of great food, fun, networking and a comedy show featuring Joe Conklin. Proceeds benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Tickets start at $150 per person and include free valet parking. To purchase tickets, please contact Rose Cunningham at 856.625.2046 or Rose@davidakerskicksforkids.org. For more information, visit www.davidakerskicksforkids.org.

4 ) BUS TO  NYC: $12

Greyhound and Peter Pan

5) ROOMIE NEEDED (Queen Village)

3rd floor loft space to share with roof deck.  440 per month. cheap. great location [5th and bainbridge streets] roof deck. w/d in unit. read on...

My roommate is moving in with her boyfriend at the end of April... So come May/ June I will need someone to share my apartment with.  It is approximately 75' x 14'-6". Quite large, right?! Too much space for just me and my super-friendly cat, Lenny. My place is on the third floor and has its own roof deck with a great view. Besides the deck being wonderful, the rent is as well...875 or 437.50 per person. We pay for gas, electric, and cable/internet, which varies somewhere between 90 and 150 dollars when all split up. There is central air, ceiling fans, and our own washer and dryer (not top quality, but they get the job done). The bedroom that is available is 16' x 14'-6". The one thing to know is that the apartment is set up like a loft and only has walls to enclose the bathroom and laundry area. You have to get creative with defining your space and storage. I have floor to ceiling curtains and large ikea wardrobes that define my bedroom space from the living room. My bedroom is at the front of the apartment leaving about 45 feet of living space between the two bedrooms.

Some info about me... I am a 26 year old female architect. I enjoy cooking, going to the gym, being outside, the occasional post work beer, and dvr. I like to occasionally have people over for a game night or to chill on the deck. I am laid back, but responsible and considerate. I keep the shared living space clean and leave the mess in my room. I am looking for a kind and considerate non-smoker who is responsible and pays their bills on time. I would like someone who shares in the communal tasks of cleaning and taking out the trash. I enjoy drama free and personable roommates. It is really nice to share and apartment with a friendly person. I really would like for someone to move in so I don't lose this amazing apartment. Sorry, no dogs are allowed.  marissa.mcmurtrie@gmail.com


A) Large two bedroom condo available for rent, rent-to-own or purchase in Wayne (take advantage of the $8,000 first time homeowner's tax credit by April 30th)
Beautifully painted condo features a large balcony and den (great for an office). Includes large open living room & dining room, great kitchen, ceiling fans in every room, lots of closet space and nice sized bedrooms.. Great to share with a roommate or by yourself. Country club setting (pool, golf, tennis) with easy access to 76, 202, 422, PA turnpike and KOP shopping. Located in Tredyffrin/Easttown School District.

More amenities include:
* microwave/dishwasher/gas range (included in rent)
* large walk-in closet
* wall to wall carpeting
* central heating/air conditioning (included in rent)
* private balcony
* large off-street parking lot
* bicycle storage room
* additional storage locker in lower level
* professional maintenance contract
* lockout service available
Available May 1st. Come see it today. Please call Val at 610-246-6196 or valewis123@gmail.com.


2 BR, 1 bath, 900 sq ft house for rent on small, quiet block with plenty of street parking (no permit required) in Grad Hospital neighborhood - north of Christian, west of Grays Ferry.   Completely rehabbed in 2006, with hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout; central air, gas heat and cooking. First floor has beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, lots of cabinet space, stainless appliances (refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave), garbage disposal, and breakfast nook, living room with ceiling fan, and coat closet. Second floor has 2 bedrooms with closets, and tile bath with tub shower. Main bedroom has a ceiling fan. 2nd bedroom is perfect for office, den, small bedroom/nursery, or large walk-in closet. Large finished basement is carpeted, and has storage closets and laundry (washer and gas dryer included). Kitchen sliding doors lead to a large enclosed (and furnished!) yard with plenty of space for entertaining.  15-20 minute walk to Rittenhouse, Penn, Drexel and Septa Regional Rail. 1.5 blocks from Septa 12 bus stop. A few short blocks to nearby restaurants and bars (Sidecar, Resurrection Ale House, Healthy Bites To-Go, Grace Tavern, Phoebe’s BBQ, Ants Pants), South Street Market and Pathmark grocery stores, dry cleaners, etc.  Rent $1350/month, available July 1st. Minimum 1 year lease required – first and last month’s rent and 1-month security deposit due at signing. No dogs; cats negotiable with pet deposit.  jaclynbaltman@yahoo.com

C)  $2000/1br - Large One Bedroom Condominium/Great Location-Art Museum Area PRICE INCLUDES ALL UTILITIES AND CABLE.

Large one bedroom unit now available for rent. Just blocks away from Kelly Drive and  minutes away from Center City/Rittenhouse!! 1200 square feet-One bedroom/One bath. Huge Balcony!! Furnished Available. Short or Long Term Lease Available. BUILDING FEATURES: *24-hour Lobby Attendant *Supermarket*Dry Cleaner *Restaurant*Shuttle Bus *Controlled Access*Onsite Laundry Facility*Professionally-Designed Fitness Center.  For more details please contact Jennifer at 215-435-2025.

7) FOR SALE : Main Line Condo for Sale - (just lowered $20,000 to 169K) 

Beautiful unit in quiet building, Oak Hill Terrace, with all the amenities. Come see why this is the most sought out condo on the main line.  This unit has an open kitchen and a washer and dryer in the unit - other oak hill units do not have the same luxury and beauty. Pool, gym, tennis available right outside your door. Please email zwick@markzwick.com with any questions. Owner financing is available as well. Make me an offer!!


Noon, 4/28, Reading Terminal

9) FUNDRAISER: Strike out Youth Homelessness

North Bowl, 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

May 21st

Open Bar from 9-12am
Bowl all you want
w/ The Covenant House Young Professionals

Tickets are $55 ($65 after May 11th)  You can purchase them online here: http://chypbowling.eventbrite.com/

Or you can call Zach/Aileen - 215.951.5411

If you are interested in sponsoring the event (6 tix, signage, promotion opportunities, etc) please let Zach/Aileen know.



A) Temple Law shines in Pa. bar exam

B) Penn OKs coverage for sex-change surgeries for students in health plan

C) Mann Center Partners With AEG

D) New plan to sell Pennsylvania LCB

E) Roger Waters to tour 'The Wall' (2 philly shows)

Sponsor: Philadelphia Sports Clubs

5 Ways to Run Past Your Mental Blocks

Electrolytes 101

Sponsor: Philadelphia Sports Clubs

11) Philadelphia Beer Experience - Northern Liberties Edition

Join us for our inaugural “educational pub crawl” in Northern Liberties! As always, we will showcase Rolling Barrel’s top four places to grab a (local craft) beer in this part of town. Passes include beer samples at all four locations, plus a guided tour and other surprises along the way. Comfortable shoes and an adventurous spirit are highly recommended.

Our stops will be Standard Tap, El Camino Real, Bar Ferdinand and Swift Half Pub.

Tickets are $35.00 per person.
Purchase them at http://www.rollingbarrel.com

Must be 21 or older to attend. Valid ID required.
Only 40 tickets available for this event so purchase yours today!

12) JOB :: Please pass along to anyone in your network with software/consulting background

Philadelphia based software company with the strong focus in Life Science space has retained Concord Management Group to assist in the expansion plans of a new Strategic Account Director and Account Executive Management Team.

The company is positioned very well to successfully capitalize on these shifts in the industry, and are offering one of the most comprehensive solutions available to manage corporate commerce on a broad scale. Over the last ten years, the company has been very successful in providing innovative software solutions, with a strong focus in the Life Sciences sector. What makes this even more exciting is that the Company was recently acquired, is now under new management, and is in the process of identifying and recruiting the next generation of team members. 

Compensation:  OTE – On Target Earnings = $300k+ Uncapped Top National Performing Rep = $1 Million Average Historical Rep = $350k Stock options available-commensurate with position

Please email jvalciukas@concordmgi.com to discuss in more detail.

13) PHilly Green Day

Join Greater Philadelphia Cares, Fairmount Park, the Department of Recreation and PHS Philadelphia Green on May 8th from 9am-12noon, for LOVE Your Park. 
Our community parks are the heart of our neighborhoods - gather your friends and family to form a team to help! Over 100 volunteer projects will take place in parks throughout the city, from Northeast to South Philly-and everywhere in between. In just a few hours, more than 2,000 volunteers will clean, green and celebrate Philadelphia parks.

Sign up today to volunteer at a park near you! 


14) Wine and Jazz 2010 Longwood Gardens

May 1

15) AVALON Shore house share

We are looking for one more person to join our house. We currently have 9 guys all 25 - 30 years old. Cost would be $2,100 for a full share for the full summer. If you are looking to join with a friend we can accomodate that as well.  Call or email Peter at 215-570-6999 (peter987@hotmail.com) for more information.

16) REAL ESTATE ARTICLES (sponsored by Mark Zwick, ReMax Services)

A) In Sour Home Market, Buying Often Beats Renting

B) Good article on the state of center city (tourism, real estate)

17) Norm McDonald

Thursday, April 29:
Comedian Norm Macdonald takes over the Helium Comedy Club for the first of three shows


The Raven Society Book Club is excited to announce its next book for discussion, which will take place on Tuesday, July 27 at 6pm at Naked Chocolate Cafe (2nd floor), at 31 S. 18th St.

Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy, written by Eamon Javers is non-fiction but "[reads] like a spy novel." You can learn more about the book here

We will have a rare opportunity to discuss the book with the author, himself, as he will be coming to the library for a Raven reception and lecture this summer (exact date TBD). Javers hails from Mount Airy and has spent most of his career in Washington, D.C. reporting for various media outlets including CNBC, BusinessWeek, Slate.com, and currently POLITICO, where he covers the intersection of Wall Street and Washington. 

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



The Raven Society is the Free Library of Philadelphia's membership group for supporters in their 20s and 30s. The Raven Society supports and promotes the Library's mission by contributing supplemental planning and marketing resources to existing Library programming and by developing and hosting additional educational, social, and fundraising activities. For more information, please call 215.567.7710 or visit http://www.freelibrary.org/donate/raven_society.htm  


Register at www.playphillysports.com!


In an unprecedented demonstration of affection, the fans of Harry Kalas will fund and build a monument to Harry that will outlast our eternal adoration and, when completed, we will publicly gift this sculpture to the Philadelphia Phillies...the team he served so well for 38 years. http://www.harrykalasstatue.com/

21)  Annual Lag Baomer BONFIRE, BBQ, Music Festival, & Drum Circle in Northern Liberties

What: Lag Baomer BONFIRE, Music Festival, and Drum Circle
When: sunday, May 2, 2010 @ 5 PM
Where: 851. N American Street
Who: You and 1000 others

• come be part of the ONLY Bonfire in Philly
• BBQ, Beer

Last year, 1000 people came for this exciting music festival and bonfire! This is the 4th annual Lag Baomer. Check out this crazy event! Come jam at the after-party.
All are WELCOME!
Free I-phone giveaways..


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