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Date: 9/25/2010
Title: 30 Items (9-25-10) sponsored by The 16th Annual Sippin By the River

The rarest of all, a Saturday morning edition.

For those that read this in time, consider heading to the craft brew fest today at the Tap House.  I think  BEER20 will save you $20 off of the tickets.

I put one of my projects up for sale this week.  866 N 20th.  You can see the listing here.  Finishing the project opens up one of my Brazilian workers time.  If you have any home fixes that need some attention, please let me know as the labor rate is very reasonable.

Next weeked is a fun one with two good day drinking days.  Saturday is the Midtown Fall Festival and Sunday is Sippin By The River.  Sippin is always one of the best afternoons in Philly each year.

I went to Sugarhouse on Thursday night.  This is what I walked away with - We have a casino in downtown Philadelphia.  There is no club or hotel.  The bar areas are ok - one has outdoor seating with a nice view of the Ben Franklin Bridge.  They stop serving alcohol at 2AM and start again at 11AM despite being open 24x7.    I also attended my first orchestra performance this week under the stars at city hall.  I was actually hoping they would have kept playing.

Phish is playing their Halloween shows in AC.  If anyone has any access to tickets, please let me know as I am in need.  Same goes for Phillies playoff tickets.    Definitely excited to see what the Phillies are going to do in the post season.  Unbelievable run we have been on lately.  And speaking of sports, I will give my thoughts on the Eagles and Vick.  Vick did well against GB when they were not prepared defensively for a scrambling QB.  Detroit is just Detroit.  So....I think we need to wait a few more weeks to see if Vick and the Eagles can fly.

I have to throw this one out.  Did you know that California is voting to legalize pot?  My fingers are crossed...

And one more - did you know that a toll collector averages $46,000 a year?

Lastly, I was confused by this.  I know the government has banned off shore drilling in the gulf.  So why are we financing off shore oil drilling to the tune of $1 Billion in Mexico and $2 Billion to Brazil? - Mark

SPONSOR: 16th Annual Sippin By the River

Festival Pier - Delaware River Waterfront
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

World-famous wines and beers, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, gourmet cuisine from area restaurants, and live entertainment highlight this festival. This outdoor event will feature live music from the band DAME. Visitors can also stop by special pavilions featured authentic beer and food. Over 4000 people attended last year. Annual event to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

SPONSOR: 16th Annual Sippin By the River

1)  MUSEUM DAY - FREE - Saturday (TODAY)

Get your culture on for free this Saturday, September 25th, thanks to the sixth annual Museum Day.

In the Philadelphia region, approximately 20 museums are giving their sales staff the day off and inviting the public to experience their collections for free.

All you have to do to is go the official Museum Day website, fill out the form, and download the required ticket.

2) Krishna's Bhakti Fest/Festival of India (TODAY))

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010

Parade Start Time: 12 Noon

2PM - 7PM

Ratha Yatra staging area will be between 16 & 17 and Cherry Street.

Ratha Yatra (Parade of Chariots) will start @12 Noon from 16th and Cherry Street ( Near Love Park/City Hall) and go down to Festival of India site at Eakin's Oval (In front of Philadelphia Museum of Arts).

3)  Girardfest (TODAY)
The NoLibs/Fishtown border sings of itself with an outdoor fest featuring the raddest musical lineup of any neighborhood shindig this fall. Girard Avenue will be transformed with arts-and-crafts vendors, a beer garden, tons of food and artists like chamber-folk Roomtone, bossa nova/jazz artist Avi Wishnia and Afro-Caribbean fusion outfit Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde. On top of the titular thoroughfare’s festivities, events will be held at Crane Arts and the Lehigh Avenue Arts Festival a few blocks north. Crane will host performances by folk-poppers Toy Soldiers, rockers Blood Feathers, bubbly indie band The Swimmers and more. A trolley will connect festival sites—think of it as Ken Kesey’s bus with water ice instead of drugs and young parents who dress their infants in tiny Fugazi onesies instead of hippies. -Alexandra Jones

11am. Free. Girard Ave. between Front and Fourth sts. 215.789.4198. girardfest.girardcoalition.org 

4) Valley Forge
Convention Center: Calendar

September 24 - 26, Greater Philadelphia Fall Home Show 
www.vfconventioncenter.com/calendar.asp -


Belgian Beer Dinner

St. Feuillien Brewery, making beer for generations in southern Belgium, will be joining us for a night of beer & food at Parc on Wednesday, October 13th. One of a handful of female owned brewies in Belgium, owner Dominique Friart will be joining us for the event, and bringing with her some rare beers for this side of the 'pond'. Parc's Chef team has created a 4 course dinner to pair with 5 beers from St. Feuillien; La Blanche (a rare cross of a Witbier & a Tripel); Tripel; Gold medal winning Saison; Brune; & the season's kickoff of Cuvee de Noel. $75 includes the meal, beers, tax, tip, & a parting brewery glass. Reservations required, call 215-545-2262.

Parc Restaurant

227 S. 18th St

Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, October 13 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm


The future (and new now) of parking garages: BUDAPEST . Multiparker 730

 7)  The Ultimate Networking Event Live

Don't Miss The Networking Event Where Hundreds Of
Connections Are Made , Thousand of Business Relationships Are Build And  Everyone is Talking About It!

The Ultimate Networking Event Live
At Field House, Downtown Philly

Tuesday Oct 5th 6pm

Get Your Tickets Early
Don't Get Left Out Of The Hottest Business Networking
Event In The Philly Area

Attend or Showcase Your Business To Top
Philadelphia, New Jersey & Delaware Professionals

Attendee - Receive 1st drink, menu samples, Opportunity to Meet and Mingle with Top Decision Makers Create Lasting Friendly Business Relationships, Drawing for Fabulous Gift Certificates and Door Prizes, Phenomenal energy and excitement with Philly’s most sought after business professionals, business attire required! Only $25 

Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 at 6:00 PM (ET)

Field House, 1150 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107



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A) Tourist activity stalls, heats up

B) Profiling Student Cheaters: Are They Psychopaths?


Main Line Restaurant Week kicks off one week from today, starting Monday, September 27th and running through Sunday, October 3rd.

10) DressLikeAHo.com

Ok folks, Halloween is right around the corner and you folks really need the costumes and decorations! There’s Playboy costumes (notice the models? Yep, that’s some of the Girls Next Door), Toy Story, Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland, Avatar, Superheroes, Movie Characters, inflatable crap. If you’re shopping on a budget (like me), there is also a nice sized clearance area. So if you’re looking for a couples costumes, sexy costumes, funny costumes… please go to DressLikeAHo.com

Sponsor: Philadelphia Sports Clubs

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Sponsor: Philadelphia Sports Clubs

The National Constitution Center assembles 90 years of paintings, straight from the front lines.


There are almost 16,000 pieces of art in the Army's collection, most never seen publicly. It's a treasure trove by any yardstick, but especially for the National Constitution Center, which normally deals with hoary busts and yellowing documents to showcase the creation and maintenance of American democracy.

Art of the American Soldier" runs Sept. 24, 2010-Jan. 10, 2011, free with regular museum admission of $12, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., 215-409-6600, constitutioncenter.org.

 12) Covenant House Young Professionals present  The TrackPackPA.com Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament

The Annual CHYP Poker Tournament is in its third year and will be held again this year at Urban Saloon in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. This year’s event, sponsored by TrackPackPA.com, will be held on Friday, October 1st from 7pm-11pm and feature a Texas Hold’Em Poker tournament along with black jack, light appetizers and open bar from 7-9pm.  Prizes will be awarded to the players with the highest chip counts including a chance to win an Apple iPad, Restaurant Packages or tickets to a Philadelphia Flyers game.  Tickets can be purchased at: http://chyppoker.eventbrite.com. Space is limited, so buy your ticket in advance!

Covenant House Young Professionals (CHYP) is a diverse group of mostly 20-, 30, and 40- something’s who care about the issue of youth homelessness and want to make a difference.  The purpose of the board is to support the staff and youth of the organization by putting together fundraising and awareness events that spreading the word about Covenant House and its programs. For more information please contact Aileen Callahan, Special Events Manager at Covenant House Pennsylvania, by phone at 215-951-5411 ext. 1119.


A) 2007 Harvard pool table with air hockey or reverse side.  Red felt, 7ft long, includes accessories and pool stick stand ($350)
B) 2001 Kenmore refigerator.  Black, double doors with water dispenser.  Clean.  ($350)
C) 2007 Infinity Spa.  6-7 person hot tub with jets/blower. Speakers for iPod use, interior lights.  ($2250)
Pictures available.  Contact is Mark Hebert 609-221-1891 or hebert242@hotmail.com

14) Mozart/Chopin

September 26 - 27

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Broad and Spruce Streets

15) Quotes About Women By Men

A) Sigmund Freud:  “The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is: ‘What does a woman want?’” and “A woman should soften but not weaken a man.”

B) Albert Einstein “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.”

C) Lenny Bruce: “Guys are like dogs. They keep coming back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time ... they're gone.”

D) Oscar Wilde: “A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.” and “Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.”

E) Charles Bukowski: “Don't wait for the good woman. She doesn't exist.”

F) Bernard Cornwell: “You won't regret the men you never killed, but you will regret the women you passed up.”

G) William Shakespeare: “Women speak two languages -- one of which is verbal.”

H) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: “Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.”


16) Valanni Long Trail Dinner

Mon Sept 27, 5pm, at Valanni: 1229 Spruce St; Philadelphia; 215.790.9494

Valanni’s teamed up with Long Trail Brewing to offer five beers and five courses, with pairings like glazed hog wings and a LT Traditional IPA, plus confit fried chicken w/ a buttermilk biscuit and rosemary gravy teamed with a LT Double Bag -- which, in hindsight, really should’ve been employed to avoid Rosemary’s Baby.
There’s a free tasting the hour before dinner and attendee's get free drink tix to an afterparty at Varga Bar, so click through for the full run-down


Shake It!: It’s going up to 93 degrees this weekend, but things will be even hotter (in a good way) inside the Painted Bride, where they’re kicking off the 2010-2011 season with the Salsa Caliente! Dance Party. There will be two Latin big bands pumping out the beats all night. If you need lessons, get there at 9 p.m. Otherwise, the party starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $25. Details


Explore by foot, bike, kayak, car or even at home—the Delaware River’s rich, colorful and sometimes off-beat history—plus its unique green spaces and habitats. Philadelphia’s ports, parks, piers, and people are featured on this audio tour highlighting 20 landmarks along the river. How to take the tour:

Download the tour to your iPod or MP3 player
Download the brochure and call 215-399-0616 on
your cell phone
Take the tour from home -
Relax and see the tour online here (coming soon!)



Saturday, September 25:
Get Off Campus and Save Money - it's College Day on the Parkway!

Sunday, September 26:

Celebrate the Puerto Rican culture at this parade!

20) Fashion in Public with a Touch of Fur-September 29th!

On September 29th at 7pm, Public House Presents: Fashion in Public with a Touch of Fur, sponsored by PAWS!

PAWS Philadelphia has enabled us to develop an event unlike any other!  Fashion in Public will feature live adoptable dogs as the stars of our fall show. Pups will share the runway with professional models and local celebrities in hopes of finding their forever homes.

Supported by Philadelphia Fashion Week and House of Talent PA, “Fashion in Public with a Touch of Fur” will highlight local and leading high fashion designers while raising awareness for a great cause.

The top area designers showcasing their fall collections include: Max Studio, Pileggi Boutique, Elizabeth Maar, Love Illuminati, Aci Nae, Ermilio Clothier, Katie Ermilio, Rock and Soul Apparel and Distanté.  Our models will flaunt makeup by Chanel, hair by L’etoile and tans by Sun Myst Tanning Spa.

The show will feature Eagles players, Stewart Bradley and Todd Herremans, Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick and John Bolaris, Miss FHM Lauren Harris, Sixers Dancer Alumni, Kate Beaver and Matt Federici, as seen in Philly Magazine.

Stick around after the show for our live auction! Guests will get the chance to bid on a 7 night vacation getaway for two to Paris!!!

$20 Entrance donation includes 7pm-8pm complimentary open bar with proceeds to benefit PAWS.  For more information, contact skennedy@publichouseusa.com.

Space is Limited! To purchase your tickets, visit  www.publichousephilly.com today!

21) PA Voter registration deadline is Oct. 4

The Pennsylvania voter registration deadline is Oct. 4 for the Nov. 2 General Election. For more information about voter registration visit  www.VotesPA.com.

22) Phashion Phest 2010

It is time again for the 17th annual Phashion Phest!  At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010, head down to 12th street, between Arch & Race Streets, for the extraordinary “Dressed to Kill” event presented by Wachovia, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., and IBEW Local 98!

Some of Philadelphia’s most upscale retailers, salons and boutiques will come together to promote the fall season of fashion and beauty throughout the Delaware Valley area.  Guests will enjoy a fantastic runway show featuring designs from Kenneth Cole New York, the King of Prussia Mall, Rittenhouse Row, Rococo, The Shops at Liberty Place, and much more.

Attendees will also take pleasure in a top-shelf open bar cocktail reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m., which will feature must-see beauty trends from the likes of Panache Hair Design, Phoenix Salon & Spa, Tommi Lifestyle Boutique, Aveda, DermaCenter Medical Spa, Rittenhouse Plastic Surgery, and more!  Student designs from the local universities will also be displayed at this exciting event.

Be sure to stick around for the annual Fresh Face Model Search Competition as well, where the seven finalists from the August 21st casting call will receive beauty and hair techniques and tips. The grand prize winner, who will receive a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot and makeover, will be revealed at Phashion Phest before being escorted to New York City to interview with top modeling agencies.

For more information on this event, or to purchase tickets, ($50 in advance, $60 at the door, and $25 for students with valid ID) call 215-670-4323, or visit kindly click here.

23) 6th Annual Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering

Rittenhouse Row announces the 6th Annual Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering, September 29th from 7-9 PM at the Comcast Center. The event will feature fall’s trendiest looks from Rittenhouse Row’s boutiques and spas & salons, as well as the season’s hottest cocktails mixed by Rittenhouse Row’s most talented bartenders.

Tickets are $20 in advance,  $25 at the door. 

To purchase ticket 215.972.0101

24)  Wednesday Night Whinos at Dettera Restaurant and Wine Bar

When: Wednesday, Sept 29th, 2010 from 6-8:30pm

Where: Dettera Restaurant and Wine Bar, 129 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, PA

Details: Free food and fabulous drink specials await our Whinos! Join us upstairs at Dettera when you arrive.

Parking: Valet parking is available at Dettera.

Special Guest: Birthday Girl Marilyn Russell of 95.7 BEN-FM will be our celebrity Whino for the night!

Facebook Evite: Ladies, kindly RSVP here on our Facebook evite or email us at: rsvp@aroundmainline.com

25) LIBATION - Philadelphia's After-Work Happy Hour @ Noche

Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/5652/

Join us for LIBATION your escape from the day After-Work Happy Hour at Noche. Noche Lounge, conveniently located in Center City is the perfect restaurant and bar to relax with affordable drinks, amazing food and a friendly atmosphere. Philadelphia’s after-work crowd will enjoy complementary first drink and we have secured $3 Drafts, $9 Pitchers, ½ Priced Pizzas, $3 Stoli Drinks* PLUS GIVEAWAYS. Best of all,it is FREE! - IF YOU RSVP ($10 at the door if you do not RSVP). WE WILL SEE YOU THERE! Over 150 people are expected. LIBATION is a great after work event to gather friends, meet new people and create friendly, lasting, relationships. *Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30 $3 Any Drafts, $9 Any Pitchers, ½ Priced Pizzas$3 Stoli Drinks till 12amLIBATION - Philadelphia’s After-Work Happy Hour

26) The Official John Jameson's Irish Whiskey Birthday Party

Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/5568/

Come to Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse Thursday, September 30th for the Official Jameson Irish Whiskey’s John Jameson Birthday Party. There will be a 1 hour Jameson Open Bar from 8pm-9pm to kick things off. Irish Food Specials all day, Jameson Specials all Day, Jameson Models and Live Irish Music from Irish Band Bogside Rogues starting at 8pm.To be included for the 1 hour open bar all you need to do is sign up through Upcomingevents.com.

27) 5th Annual Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival

We hope you'll join us for The 5th Annual Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival, October 1-3, Philadelphia!  Tickets are now available. All festival screenings, as well as the Awards Ceremony, will take place at the 350-seat International House Ibrahim Theater, located at 3701 Chestnut St. For access to the Opening and Closing Night Parties and Sunday night's Awards Ceremony, as well as ALL the screenings, be sure to get yourself a VIP All-Access Pass and make a weekend out of it!  For a list of films that are screening, check out the Official Schedule.

28) A Night to Honor: The 2010 Butterfly Ball

The Butterfly Ball is a way for LBBC to pay tribute to, recognize and honor women affected by breast cancer and those who make a difference in the breast cancer community 

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) will host our annual fundraising gala, The Butterfly Ball. By being a part of it, you can help us raise more money than ever to support women and families affected by breast cancer. Last year, this event raised more than $500,000, enabling us to continue programs like our toll-free Survivors’ Helpline, large-scale conferences and free teleconferences. Our top-quality programs and publications reach thousands of women affected by breast cancer every year.

This year’s Butterfly Ball, co-chaired by Liz Barrett, Heidi and Jim Boudreau and Audrey Claire Taichman, will pay tribute to honorees Lisa Dautrich Black, JoAnn Cottman, Leslie Taichman and Sue Weldon. The honorees, like butterflies, have journeyed through the trials and tribulations of their breast cancer diagnosis and have found a compassionate way to give back to other women affected by breast cancer. In addition, Chico’s FAS, Inc., which operates well-known apparel brands White House | Black Market, Chico’s and Soma Intimates, will be presented with the 2010 Corporate Leadership Award.

This year’s event will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City Philadelphia, and will treat nearly 600 of Philadelphia's business and social leaders to spectacular views, exquisite food and dancing. A limited auction full of one-of-a-kind and priceless items and a drawing featuring dozens of fabulous prizes will contribute to the evening’s success. This year’s auction prizes include an African safari, a week’s stay at a private villa in St. Barts and a pair of diamond drop earrings valued at over $20,000. There will also be many other getaways, dinners, sports items, home accessories and lots of shopping opportunities!

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to win a 14-karat white-gold diamond bracelet valued at more than $17,000 and a relaxing escape package for two at an exclusive spa resort valued at $1,800 during our Grand Prize Drawing.

You can get involved in this year’s Butterfly Ball in many ways. Click on any of the links below for more information, or contact Lauren Ainsworth at (610) 645-4567 x113 or Lauren@lbbc.org.

29) Anniversary Gala

In an attempt to raise awareness and funds for research, The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation will host the 10th Annual Anniversary Gala.

At 7 p.m. on October 2nd, 2010, make your way to TRUST, located on Arch Street, and be a part of this special event to benefit victims in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area.  All proceeds from this event will be used for research and awareness of ovarian cancer.

Attendees will enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Carlino’s, live and silent auctions, and a night filled with non-stop dancing.  The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation will also premiere a special 10-year anniversary film.

To order your $100 tickets, visit click here, or call 610-446-2272.  Today, more women die from ovarian cancer than all other gynecological cancers combined. Lend your support and be a part of this life-changing event! 

30) Music and Beer

If the idea of music and beer excites you (not to mention German fare including Black Forest Cake to die for), then join us at Grumblethorpe on the evening of Saturday October 2 for An American Oktoberfest after the Revolutionary Germantown Festival. Click HERE for more.

To see what our partners in Historic Germantown are doing during the day of October 2 for the Revolutionary Germantown Festival with Battle of Germantown Re-enactment, click HERE.






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