Wanted to get this out before heading in to the weekend – especially since I skipped last week. Been crazy busy with work – 2 rehab projects at the moment, plus my rentals and Realtor clients.
I will be at McFdaddens ballpark tomorrow (SAT) for the Flyers game and I have tickets to Sunday’s game against Boston if anyone is around. Doesanyone want three tickets to the game for $35 each?. So far, I am 4-2 with the Phillies this season (3-2 at home).
Was at the Preakness last Saturday. A nice day for drinking. The infield has performances from Greengenes, Collective Soul, and O.A.R, along with pro volleyball players and horse shoe tournaments. And yes there were horseraces too. Much different than the old days in the infield.
Here is a really cool performance of Lady Gaga by a sixth grader.
Also, did you know we have a legitimate Japansese house in Philly? All my years in town and I just discovered it.
If anyone is looking for some inspiration, here is a 20 minute video for you: somewhat inspiratonal
And if anyone wants to learn about the MOVE fiasco, here is a good set of videos:
I saw this article about Philly’s 10% property tax increase and thought it was worth including.
Center City Sips is back.
Donovan’s house is for sale. Anyone interested?
And lastly, there is a good service from the city, 311. I called at 6PM asking about the WED night parking and actually had someone answer. After 7PM on WED nights in center city, it is free parking. - Mark
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A) Mormon Church to be built downtown (Bonus: did you know Roy Halladay is Mormon?)
B) Atlantic City casino revenue slide slows
C) Philadelphia tourism attraction Lights of Liberty getting upgrade (I did not know there was a current attraction - MZ)
2) THURSDAYS OLD CITY HAPPY HOUR
Over 20 locations throughout Old City
Every Thursday in Old City, 5 to 7pm means $3 cocktails, beers, and wine along with half-price apps from 20 restos and bars including Triumph Brewery, Bleu Martini, Mexican Post Old City, Swanky Bubbles, and Cafe Spice, who Posh kicked out of the group because "she's fat".
3) The Ultimate Networking Event
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM (ET)
Location: Field House, 1150 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
4) INVISALIGN OFFER FROM SHAWN FAUST
DURING JUNE AND JULY
Invisalign is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that orthodontists use as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces. Invisalign offers superior esthetics, comfort and hygiene while giving you that beautiful smile you deserve. Contact Faust Orthodontics today for a free consultation. Mention Mark Zwick's newsletter when scheduling.
Faust Orthodontics, 1621 Darby Rd, Havertown, PA 19083, 610-446-8000
Hours: Wed and Thur 9am-7pm, also open one saturday per month except during summer
A) Garrison Greene Townhouse. $1850.00. 4XX Fort Hill Circle, Fort Washington. 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths. Spectacular townhome located in the Garrison Greene community. The main level has an open floor plan with living /dining area with cherry wood floors, gas fireplace, crown molding and a sliding door leading to an oversized deck (one of the largest in the development). The kitchen is sunny and bright with 42"natural maple cabinets, a large pantry and cherry wood floors. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a nice size walk-in closet and full bath. The other two bedrooms share a full bath and have plenty of closet space as well. The house has convenient second floor laundry. The finished basement functions also as a cozy den with beautiful bright ceramic tile floors; there is one car garage with a 3 car parking driveway. A superb location, close to major roads (PA Trpk, Rt. 309, etc.) and within walking distance to the Septa R5 Regional Rail stop. Move in date: August 1st. Please email Stacey – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-485-8959 or Matt- 215-237-5396
B) Awesome apartment available with incredible views of the Art Museum, Cira Centre, and Schuylkill River in the Locust Point building. Fully renovated loft style 1 Bd/ 1 Bath with s/s appliances, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, storage, gym, and other amenities. Located at 25th/Locust this apartment is easily accessible to points in Center City and University area. Available June 1 - $1800/mo. Please contact email@example.com with any inquiries.
C) $875 Large Bedroom Available in Center City Luxury Apartment!
Gorgeous, large bedroom available in 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in Center City Luxury Apartment - The Ben Franklin House. Washer/Dryer in unit. Spacious living room, dining area, and kitchen (dishwasher included). There is a 24 hour security desk and fitness center in the building. There is also a restaurant, convenience store, and laundromat all conveniently located in the grand lobby. There is a parking garage on the lower level of the building for a reasonable monthly fee. The Ben Franklin House is situated within blocks of Rittenhouse and Old City and is one block from the train station. It is also directly across the street from Jefferson Hospital - so it's a great place for residents, nurses, and/or medical students. The building, itself, is a historic site in Philadelphia and has a beautiful, grand lobby. For more info about The Ben, go to www.theben.com. About me: I'm a young professional in my early 30's. I work nearby and love living in the City. I'm usually home on weeknights and go out on the weekends. I'm really laid back and I keep the common areas neat. I'm preferrably looking for a female roommate. Email for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
6) Free Goo Goo Dolls show
A fun summer house in Avalon is looking to fill 2 Full-time shares for
8) Investment Opportunity with Local Start-Up Microbrewery
The microbrewery segment of the beer market has shown consistent growth over the past ten years. If you’re looking for an exciting investment opportunity with solid returns (and free beer!), consider this opportunity to partner with an exciting new brewery planning to commence operations in Chester County.
This innovative brewery will:
- Be run by an experienced brewer with a proven track record;
- Produce top quality, flavorful and drinkable beers;
- Capitalize on innovative and aggressive marketing strategies
Investment opportunities begin at $10,000. For more information or to obtain a detailed business plan, please e-mail us at email@example.com. Serious inquiries only, please.
9) Introducing PIN Stripes Spotlight Series, Benefiting Susan G Komen for the Cure: May 24
Empower your career to outshine the rest at the debut event of the P.I.N. Stripes Spotlight series. The next dimension of the popular Komen Philadelphia Affiliate’s Philanthropy, Insights, Network. (P.I.N.) young professionals program.
Spotlight kicks off with an elegant 3-course meal and wine along with our featured guest, Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office.
Monday, May 24, 5:30 PM, Le Castagne,1920 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
Cost is $50 and covers the 3 course meal and wine and is a donation to Komen for the Cure.
Seating extremely limited, register today at www.KomenPhiladelphia.org/pinstripes.
10) The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia is urgently seeking 5,000 volunteers to help package one million meals for the people of Haiti
WHO: Groups and Individuals (11 year of age or older) can sign up to volunteer. Groups can sign up to adopt 1 or more packaging stations (each station requires 14 volunteers) over 1 or more time slots.
WHEN: Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd (choose the best day and time slot for you)
WHERE: The Armory on the Drexel University campus, on 33rd Street between Arch and Market Streets
WHAT: Help assemble and package nutritious meals targeted to help the immune system of malnourished people.
HOW: Register at www.salvationarmyphiladelphia.orgas an individual or group to volunteer for one or more 2-hour time slots on the Friday or Saturday.
This is a wonderful opportunity for people to do something hands-on locally to serve the people of Haiti. The packaged meals will be shipped immediately to Miami, and then transported to Haiti. Once delivered to Haiti, the meals will be distributed by Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams and indigenous staff / Salvation Army officers already on the ground. The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950, and currently operates schools, clinics, a hospital, feeding programs, children's homes, and 60 community centers across the country. Should you have questions about the event or registration process, please contact Mary Harmer at 215-787-5964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11) JUNIOR LEAGUE
Are you a woman who wants to improve the Philadelphia area through community service and advocacy with other women who share your vision for a better tomorrow?
When the Junior League of Philadelphia gets behind an idea, Philadelphia changes for the better! With initiatives ranging from creating community gardens to helping children cope with a loved one's cancer diagnosis, trained JLP volunteers are devoted to positively impacting the lives of local families and restoring our community.
Founded in 1912, we are 900 women strong and counting. Make lifelong friends, make a difference, make history today.
For membership information and to attend an Open House, please visit: http://www.jlphiladelphia.org or email: email@example.com
Open Houses: June 3rd, Mission Grill, 1835 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
12)Beer and wine tasting to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub, 150 south street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-592-1155, www.paddywhackspub.com
13) Philadelphia Soft Pretzel Factory: Cheesesteak Pretzel Giveaway
When: Mon May 24 11am – Mon May 24 2pm
Description: Free cheesesteak pretzels at all Philadelphia Soft Pretzel Factories.
14) Reading Terminal Outdoor Farmer's Market
From 9am-1pm, every Sunday through mid-November, Reading Terminal Market is offering a new outdoor farmers' market in conjunction with Farm to City, an organization that runs farmers' markets in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. Fourteen local growers and producers offer fresh & local fruits, vegetables, artisanal cheeses, pastured meats and more. After you shop at the farmers' market on 12th Street, across from Reading Terminal, shop at your favorite merchants inside the Reading Terminal Market, and, while you're at it, grab a bite at the city's best collection of eateries. Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch streets, 215.922.2317, www.readingterminalmarket.org
15) USCG William Tate COMING MEMORIAL WEEKEND
16) Cavanaugh's Mug Nights
417 N Columbus Blvd; Philadelphia; 215.629.7400
Every Wednesday night at Cavanaugh's River Deck, grab some free hot dogs while drinking on the cheap with a $5 mug of beer that can be refilled for just a buck; plus, you get to hang on to the mug, meaning you can keep tapping Wednesday hard, this time without that creepy Pugsley kid watching.
17) SATURDAY AT HELIUM COMEDY CLUB
Brad Trackman's Comedy Academy - Graduation Show
Saturday, May 22, 2010, 4pm-6:30pm
2031 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
-Expect approx 20 comics in the show and a chance to catch a rising star
-Show starts promptly @ 4pm, but plan on an arrival closer to 3:30
-It is highly recommended that you call for reservations ASAP & mention you are coming for Tom Darby
-Tickets are $15/pp
18) SOCIAL 45 EVENT
Friday May 28th
May Singles Monthly Happy Hour/Dance Party for 40's & 50's Octo Waterfront Grille Philadelphia, PA 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Join Us at the beautiful Octo Waterfront Grille. We'll be enjoying great appetizers, a free drink with great drink specials and a dj for dancing. Mix and Mingle with a fun icebreaker too!
Event Includes: Assorted Appetizers (7-9pm), First drink FREE
Octo Provides a fun waterside atmosphere DJ/Band spinning your favorite tunes for dancing under the open sky Great 40's and 50's (give or take) singles to meet Icebreaker to get you mingling
Advance tickets $8.00 or $10 at the door (space permitting). Reccomended Ages: 40s & 50s. MORE INFO: http://www.SinglesEvents.com
19) PET ADOPTIONS
Animal advocacy groups, pet professionals, and hundreds of adoptable animals will come together for With Love Super Adoption Day, May 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Piazza at Schmidts (2nd and Germantown Ave.)
Hosted by Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, this fundraising and awareness event will bring together several animal welfare and rescue groups in the Philadelphia area along with live music, food, and vendors selling unique products for people and pets. With Love Super Adoption Day will be one of the largest adoption events nationwide.
20) MMR-B-Q 2010 with Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains and More
Sunday, May 23rd
Susquehanna Bank Center
21) BOOST NETWORKING
You're invited to join Boost Networking on Tuesday, May 25 for an evening of business networking at Con Murphy's in Center City as we celebrate reaching a milestone 100 members of our LinkedIn group. The event is free to attend and open to area professionals.
When: Tuesday, May 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Con Murphy's, 1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (at the Windsor Hotel)
What: Professional networking event hosted by Boost Networking
Cost: Free to attend
Please RSVP to Boost@kbexperience.com if you plan to attend.
22) SPRUCE FOUNDATION
Next week on Wednesday, MAY 26th at 7pm, JOIN US for an event we are calling: "Connect. Engage. Party!" at Marathon Grill (1818 Market Street). Weather permitting, we hope to gather outside in the beautiful springtime sun!
The idea is simple but great: we invited 4 new Philadelphia based nonprofits to come and present their mission, programming and some volunteer opportunities to YOU. TSF wants to continue delivering on our promise to help improve your awareness and involvement in our community.
Each nonprofit will have a few minutes to present and inform us and our guests about (1) who they are (2) what they do (3) ways to get involved. Like last time, there will be a lot of great networking opportunities as well!
There will also be DRINK SPECIALS and a chance to support these non profits directly.
23) Craft beer and food pairing event at City Tap House
Thursday, May 27, 6-8pm
City Tap House
3925 Walnut Street (in The Radian)
Join YOUCIE for an exclusive craft beer and food pairing event at University City’s newest micro-brew pub, City Tap House. This 2 hour event will feature four appetizers paired with four craft beers, expertly selected by the beer steward. Passed appetizers and 4 oz. beer samples are FREE during this special YOUCIE event. Want a full pint of your favorite brew? RSVP to get a free drink ticket at the door! You must be 21 and older to attend this event.8i
24) he Second Annual Girls Night Out at The Pier Shops at Caesars
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Location: The Pier Shops at Caesars in Atlantic City, NJ.
Time: 6pm to 9pm
About: The Pier Shops at Caesars hosts their annual, Girls Night Out event on Thursday, May 27, 2010. At Girls Night Out, guests experience hot deals and cool cocktails from
6pm to 9pm. Kick-off the summer season at the only event where one can find chic fashions at amazing prices all while sipping cocktails and sampling exclusive new products – all under one roof! With over twenty participating stores and retailers, guests will have the chance to indulge in all areas of fashion, jewelry, beauty and makeup. The event is FREE and the first 200 people will receive a complimentary bag filled with goodies. Guests must RSVP to Cashman & Associates at 215-627-1082 ext. 6 or go to www.cashmanandassociates.com.
25) Brandywine River Blues Festival
Instead of spending hours in shore traffic this Memorial Day Weekend, come celebrate with a relaxing weekend at the Chaddsford Winery. Go and enjoy many of their acclaimed wines and enjoy the sounds of Blues music all three days. Admission is $25 per person and includes wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass and two concerts on the property.
26) SOCCER: U.S. National Soccer Team v. Turkey
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Sat, May 29, 2010 02:00 PM