Been a busy two weeks for me. Sold the property I was working on this summer at 866 N 20th (Completed photos and before photos), been working on a rehab in Mount Airy, and today just started another full rehab at 822 n 20th (current photos).
It has been a great month for live event. Shows seen included the show of the year Roger Waters which I was able to catch twice), Allman Brothers, Robert Randolph at World Cafe Live's Free at Noon, and New Mastersounds (first show at the Note in West Chester - Bam Majerus's bar). Was also able to catch two nice Eagles wins (Skins and Giants). I learned at 91,000 capacity FedEx Field that you do not get lids or straws for your soda, their sound system is awful, and even worse is the cell coverage (Verizon and Sprint both stunk). I also was able to get in my first motocross experience this past weekend in the NJ Pine Barons.
I do want to give a plug for Green Legion who I traveled with to DC. They run trips for Eagles away games including places like Miami, New Orleans, Arizona, Arizona, Chicago, etc...Average trip has 500 people and includes tickets, bar events, tailgates, etc....Great excuse to get out of Philly for a long weekend. I have been on a handful of their trips and they are always well organized. www.GreenLegion.com.
Some random thoughts: Phillies are raising ticket prices , January 15th is the date for Hair o The Dog which is the same weekend as PhillyTrips.com Killington weekend, and whoever said you can not skip out on court or the law was wrong, and lastly I ordered online groceries from Genuardis for my first online food shop (experience was ok).
Almost forgot....also attended the Spectrum demolition yesterday which was the most anticlimatic moment of 2010 for me. I thought the building was coming down. Nope, they put a small hole in the side with a wrecking ball which took 20 minutes. At least I got to have one last beer with the venue before its demolition.
Have a happy Thanksgiving. - Mark
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1) THANKSGIVING EVE * THANKSGIVING EVE * THANKSGIVING EVE *
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2) The Ultimate Networking Event Live Tavern on Broad
Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/6130/
Tavern On Broad - 200 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Real world networking is essential for you to build and create relationships. Having the skills to network effectively in today’s challenging business climate, is critical and could make the difference between thriving or losing to your competitors . The Ultimate Networking Event, is designed to allow you to meet other like minded, business people, learn valuable networking skills, and create meaningful business relationships.
3) THE KYBER
After hosting music for more than a decade, the The Khyber suddenly (and inexplicably) closed shop before being reborn as the KPP, which kept the dark wood decor and memorabilia, tweaked some seating, and installed a shiny new beer tap system and kitchen serving up Southern comfort fare, but not a Southern Comfort fair, because there, everyone thinks he's the strongman. Coming out of that new kitchen’re starters including popcorn topped w/ bacon grease and cornmeal-crusted gulf oysters in a pickled Tabasco pepper remoulade; sammies like the Leidenheimer-rolled po boy with roast beef, hot sausage, or fried shrimp; BBQ plates of pulled pork, ribs, and brisket; and Memphis-style fried chicken, which's battered and deep fried, cause wokking in Memphis is kinda the worst. Staking its claim as Philly’s “best beer bar”, they’re running 20 taps (w/ serious suds like Russian River Damnation, North Coast Brother Thelonius, and Eel River Triple Exultation), two beer engines for firkins, plus bottles of German rauchbiers, Flemish sours, and Scottish wee heavies, also what Scots call the bigwigs who control the bathroom industry.
They’ll be rolling out daily specials very soon, and the menu's up for changes in the coming weeks, meaning some things may be pulled but, like those geese, may return...you knew you couldn’t stay away from the Franklin Mills drainage lot!
Keep track of their movements at their Facebook page, at least until they get their website hammered out
4) LINK OF THE WEEK
History of Camden, NJ: http://www.roangelo.net/valente/camden.html
5) 50 Awesome Quotes on IDEAS
1. "If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." - Albert Einstein
2. "If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself." - Rollo May
3. "An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." - Oscar Wilde
4. "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." - John Steinbeck
5. "The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away." - Linus Pauling
6) Homegrown Food Tours
In response to the increasing public interest in locally-grown food, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and City Food Tours have teamed up to produce the Philly Homegrown™ Tour. This two-hour walking tour includes samples of autumn-inspired eats from some of the city's local food hotspots. Running on three Saturdays, November 27, December 11 and December 18, the seasonal tour includes stops at Reading Terminal Market, Tweed and Capogiro.
City Food Tours, 215.546.1234, www.cityfoodtours.com
A) South Street Bridge Re-opens: Inky architecture critic Inga Saffron weighs in on the design (Loves all the room for pedestrian and cyclists. Other features? Not so much.) [Inquirer]
B) Say Goodbye to the White Pages. The Pa. PUC voted to make the White Pages available only by request starting in January. It’s a green thing. [Philly.com]
C) Krispy Kreme opening in NE Phila.
D) NJ Legislature seeks to loosen medical marijuana rules
E) Top 50 bars in Philly according to Foobooz
F) Date set for Spectrum demolition
G) Suit: McFadden's didn't want blacks
H) Unlike dogs, cats drink by defying gravity
I) 3 women robbed at SugarHouse, one was pistol whipped
J) OK to Make That a Double, Study Finds
8) EAGLES LICENSE PLATES
The Philadelphia Eagles and Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP) are excited to announce a new initiative in conjunction with PennDOT's Specialty License Program that features the first-ever Eagles PA License Plate. This license plate enables PA drivers to show their Eagles Pride and also help fund the vital work of EYP at the same time.
The new program is available to Pennsylvania residents with a current PA driver's license and PA registered motor vehicle*. The total amount of winning bids (minus $24) is tax-deductible.
The auction for numbers 51 - 100 will open at 2:00PM on Monday, November 15th and will close between 11:00PM and midnight on Sunday, November 21st. The auction for numbers 1 - 50 will open at 2:00PM on Monday, November 22nd and will close between 11:00PM and midnight on Sunday, November 28th. Links to the auction site and exact closing times will be available online at PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
Every $30 raised allows EYP to either provide books to a dozen children who may have never owned a book of their own, or purchase a pair of eyeglasses for a child who wouldn't receive them otherwise.
9) NEW DOWNINGTOWN MUSIC STUDIO (from Krista Rompolski)
In August, Sunstone Studios/the Lighthouse Lounge opened in Phoenixville. It is a place where local artists of all sorts can come to display and sell their items, as well as a place where the community can come to read books, play games and relax. Local bands can rent practice space there for only $100 per month and are free to use the studio to record or practice whenever no one else is scheduled. Their performance schedule is JAM-PACKED already with local musicians and groups looking to gain some recognition or just have fun! A Life in Reverse was the first band to play there. All the music events are BYOB. Any recognition or promotion of this studio would be awesome, as it's been such a positive thing in the community. Here is their website and a news article a few months ago about the opening:
10) ELFRETH ALLEY FUNDRAISER
Elfreth's Alley is hosting its annual Deck the Alley Event. On December 4th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm the Residents of the oldest residential street in America will open up their homes for tours and serve light refreshments. All proceeds from the event support the education and preservation programs of the Elfreth's Alley Association.
Advance Tickets: Students: $10, Adults: $20, Families: $60,
Day of Tickets: Students: $15, Adults: $25, Families: $80
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12) THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade: The nation's oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade marches down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Thursday, November 25, complete with elaborate floats, giant balloons and celebrity guests. And we have a guide to the best places for you to watch the parade.
13) Bartram's Garden's Annual Holiday Gifts & Greens Sale
Saturday, December 4 - Sunday, December 5
54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard, 215-729-5281
The Bartram's Garden's Annual Holiday Gifts & Greens Sale will feature Bartram's signature selection of beautiful boughs and freshly cut evergreens, as well as a stunning array of designer wreaths and centerpieces, plus much more – including extended holiday shopping in their shop, live music, and tasty treats offered by local vendors, including Baltimore Avenue’s own Milk & Honey Market!
14) PhillyLive! project shrinking for now
The initial development of the Philly Live! entertainment complex will be on a smaller scale than originally proposed for the entire project, with the first phase coming in at 45,000 square feet, philly.com reports. The project by Comcast Spectacor and Baltimore-based Cordish Co. at the sports complex in South Philadelphia was expected to encompass 350,000 square feet. Philly Live! will be located at the site of the Spectrum, where demolition is set to begin tomorrow. philly.com
15) RIVER RINK OPENS FOR SEASON
The Blue Cross RiverRink will salute our public safety heroes, Police Officers and Firefighters, as it re-opens officially at 12 Noon on Friday, November 26, 2010 with the first skating session of the season. $1 from each paid admission on Opening day will be donated to the HERO SCHOLARSHIP fund, a college fund for the children of Police and Firefighters killed or disabled in the line of Duty.
Regular skating session hours at the Blue Cross RiverRink are Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday hours: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Saturday hours are: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. and Sunday hours are: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Special Holiday Hours and other extended sessions are outlined at www.riverrink.com. Skating admission is extremely affordable at $8 and skate rental is available for $3. Convenient parking is also available on site for only $10.
16) WINTER INTRAMURALS
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Thursday Women's Basketball Pickup League NEW!
Thursday Men's Basketball Pickup League
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17) TOY DRIVE
Just announced... The Pyramid Club will provide one FREE well drink, house wine or domestic beer for those bringing a toy (one per person).
You are invited to the Philadelphia Jaycees’ Holiday Toy Drive & Networking Event
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St. - 52nd Fl. Mellon Bank Bldg. - Philadelphia
FREE TO ATTEND
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to support
The Support Center for Child Advocates (advokid.org)
Cash Bar / $5 Cocktails / $4 Wine / $3 Beer
Free Light Fare / $5 Happy Hour Food Menu
18) Rudolph’s Rowdy Ruckus to benefit the Jeff Cooper C.A.R.E. Foundation and Toys for Tots
WHEN: December 03, 2010
WHERE: Ladder15 – 1528 Sansom Street, Philiadelphia, Pa.
WHAT: The 16th annual Rudolph’s Rowdy Ruckus will be held on Friday, December 3rd at Ladder 15 from 9:00pm to midnight. Toy donations will be given to Toys for Tots and proceeds will benefit the Jeff Cooper C.A.R.E. Foundation. The event features drink specials ($3.00 domestic beers, $4.00 craft & import beers, and $5.00 call drinks & cocktails).
COST: $15.00 per person and a toy donation for Toys for Tots. Attendees who bring a new, unwrapped toy will receive a free raffle ticket at the door for their chance to win the main door prize.
HOW: Tickets may be purchased at the door on event night only.
Rudolph Rowdy Ruckus is an annual event that has traditionally generated the Delaware Valley’s second largest Toys for Tots pick up. Ruckus proceeds will benefit the Jeff Cooper C.A.R.E. Foundation. The untimely passing of Jeff Cooper was the result of a heart condition called cardiomyopathy. The Jeff Cooper C.A.R.E. Foundation aims to increase awareness, research and diagnosis of the symptoms of cardiomyopathy and heart disease in general. Please join us for a great night out in support of two great causes.
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Art, Music & Wine @ The Lighthaus
Saturday, December 04, 2010 in Philadelphia at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
603 N American Unit 702 Philadelphia PA
In a vacant penthouse in The Lighthaus, a seven story residential property designed by Erdy McHenry Architecture, Eurocircle will experience the space from a different perspective- through the work of three videographers.
Night in the city. Imagine floor to ceiling windows overlooking the illuminations of the city, waterways, bridges, trains and highways complemented by creative imaging of three videographers who will illuminate VIEW. Addressing space, time, and the unconscious through digitally recorded images, VIEW is committed to altering self awareness through extrospection.
DJ Laris Kreslins will spin for us, while we enjoy music, art, wine and architecture.
This is a "Bring a New Friend" event, so please bring a new Eurocircler to the event.
Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres will be served.
$20 pp if paid before Nov 30, $25 if paid later or at the door.
Presented by Michael Garden of CITYSPACE Real Estate.
The Philadelphia Circle Team
More news on the EuroCircle website
20) LOCK AND KEY
Join us for Philly's December Lock and Key Singles Party! A great non-intimidating way to meet singles in the Philly metro area! Prepay or RSVP online at www.lockandkeyevents.com/philly to hold your spot! We are expecting over 100 singles to participate!
Lock and Key Events are the new, interactive and FUN way to network, meet your match, make new friends....or just to have a great time!
Details of our next Meetup: Dember 4th, 2010
102 East Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 918-6280
Suggested Age range: 28-42 (if you are a little older...no biggie!!)
Check-in: 7:30 - 8:00 PM
Mix and Mingle: 8:00 - 9:45 PM
Prize drawing at 9:45 PM
Done at 10:00 PM and then stay and party until closing with no cover!!
- 1 FREE Well Drink or Draft Beer!,
- FREE APPETIZERS (until 9:00 PM),
- Drink Specials during the event
- Free admission into Más Cantina (no additional cover if you stay afterwards)
- Great prizes, and the opportunity to massively mix, mingle, make new friends, and who knows what else!
21) JAMIE MOYER FUNDRAISER