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Date: 1/13/2011
Title: 22 Items (1-13-11) sponsored by the 17th Hair O' The Dog Black Tie Party

18" storm total at Killington - heading up with PhillyTrips this weekend.   Would love for you to be with us as we have room on the bus...leave Friday afternoon and back Monday night.   My first trip of the season to Vermont after a handful of midweek trips to NY (Hunter/Windham).  Also did my first night skiing this past week at Blue ($25).    If you ski/ride, please let me know.  Always more fun on the mountain with a group.

Hope everyone had a good new years.  I spent three nights in NYC at Madison Square Garden with Phish.  Here is some video of how they celebrated New Years.  Show of 2010 for me was Roger Waters performing The Wall. Video of the show,

The Eagles loss hurt but the better team won in GB.  The Eagles have not had a defense all year.  I read this article on the NFL title game of GB/PHI where the Eagles won - thought it was worth sharing. - Mark

SPONSOR: Hair O' The Dog Black Tie Party

When the Hair O' The Dog started way back in 1995 (that's 102 dog years ago!) at the Tiki Club in King of Prussia, we were excited by the turn-out of about 100 people. Each year since, this black tie extravaganza has grown in both size and prominence in the region, with Hair O' The Dog attracting thousands of party-goers to date. Over the years, the event has been held at some of the best venues the city has to offer.  This year will be no different as we venture out to one of newest and most stylish venue's in town: The Philadelphia Belle. 

SPONSOR: Hair O' The Dog Black Tie Party

1) JOB: Senior / Lead Design Researcher at Electronic Ink

The Senior / Lead Design Researcher is a key member of the team and is responsible for research related engagements, including leading projects and gathering product requirements, analyzing research data, applying this information to the design process, validating the usability of the resulting product, writing reports, developing supporting artifacts, and reviewing research protocols before they are released to the client.


3) JOB

A) Seeking - Outbound Communications Director

Create content for weekly newsletter in Energy Marketplace with focus on electric and green energy

Create content and maintain social network feeds – twitter, facebook, linked in

Catalog educational links and news stories

USAenergyManagement.com   USAgreenENERGYmall.com

Send experience and compensation requirements to DBCooper@USAgreenENERGYmall.com

4)  MOVING SALE-all items at significant reduction from their purchase price.
2008 Harvard Pool Table with air hockey and accessoris $375
2008 Nordic Track Elliptical $500
1996 Refrigertor (white) $200
Located in Voorhees, NJ.  You will need to pick up.  
Contact-Mark hebert242@hotmail.com Pictures available

5)  SUPPORT FreeMyBeer.com?

No Holiday Cheer in 2010      :: Pennsylvania Legislature fails to take action to reform beer laws
Seventy-five years ago this month, Prohibition was repealed in the United States and once again beer was sold openly to the public. Seventy-five years later, despite collecting over 125,000 signatures urging action and despite the introduction of a bill by Senator John Rafferty, Pennsylvania is still no closer to reforming prohibition-era beer laws. What does this mean for you? It means you still can’t buy a six pack of beer at distributors, grocery stores or convenience stores in Pennsylvania. It means Pennsylvania is still saddled with an antiquated, ineffective and unsafe system for licensing liquor sales. It means, in short, that despite overwhelming support (70 percent state-wide) YOUR VOICE WAS NOT HEARD!!!

Is this defeat? Absolutely not! Freemybeer.com is as committed as ever to dragging Pennsylvania beer laws into the 20th century. We will be re-tooling the campaign and bringing our message to a newly elected Governor and Legislature. This time, WE WILL BE HEARD!

How can you help? Share this email with friends and family. Contact your elected officials to make your desires known. Check the freemybeer.com website frequently for updates. And stay tuned for more information in early 2011! -  Your friends at Free My Beer.

6) Black Tie Bowling

the most unique and most FUN black tie event in the area!

February 5, 2011,  8pm-12am

Wynnewood Lanes, 2228 Haverford Road, Ste 1, Ardmore, PA 19003, 610.642.7512

Dress: Black Tie and don’t forget socks to wear with your oh so stylish bowling shoes!

Website: This fabulous event brings a new twist to the term “Black Tie Event”…

Each team of 8-10 chooses their own charity to support so you are bowling for a cause that YOU pick…and the prizes are huge!

First place: $3,000    Second place: $2,000   Third place: $1,000

Cost:  $60 for bowlers and $40 for spectators

Cost includes: Bowling, Drink Specials, Food and Music!

If you are interested in being a team captain please contact: Renee Patrone @ 609-634-6219 or info@blacktiebowlingphilly.com 


celebrate and set new goals on this New Year... I bid you to honor the Haitian Independence Day. On January 1, 1804, Haiti proclaimed its independence, becoming the second independent state in the Western Hemisphere behind the US independence in 1776 and the 1st free black republic in the world. The Haitian Revolution began in 1791 under the religious leader Boukman. It continued with François Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture with over one hundred thousand slaves rising up against the French. In 1803, his reign came to an end with the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, when the French tricked him into a meeting where he was arrested and sent to France; where he died shortly after. The revolution was carried on by Jean-Jacques Dessalines. Finally, on November 28, 1803, Rochambeau surrendered and Dessalines declared Haiti to be a republic on January 1st, 1804. The Haitian Revolution is regarded as a defining moment in the history of Africans in the New World*.


Registration for our 2011 Winter 2 Soccer Season is now open for registration! 

Mon. Coed 6v6 Indoor Soccer @ Suburban Sports in Conshohocken Starts 1/10 (Last Day to Register is Tomorrow)

Sun. Men's 7v7 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/6

Mon. Coed 8v8 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/7

Tues. Coed 8v8 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/8 

Wed. Coed 5v5 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/9

Wed. Men's 5v5 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/9

Thurs. Coed 7v7 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/10

Sat Morning Coed 8v8 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/19 

9)  Center City District Restaurant Week

January 16-21 & 23-28, enjoy some of the city’s best cuisine at just $35 for three courses (not including tax, gratuity or alcohol). Many of the restaurants also offer a three-course lunch for $20.  Get a full list of restaurants, see menus and make online reservations at the official CCDRW Web site.

10) The Chef And The Brewmaster
On January 20, Chifa hosts a special 6-course gastrological tour with Jose Garces and the Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver. The one-time event starts at 7pm with only 130 seats available. Price is $85 per person.  Chifa, 707 Chestnut Street, 215.925.5555, www.chifarestaurant.com


Spacious One Bedroom Condo in the Wanamaker House

* High floor, Eastern exposure, breathtaking views of downtown and Rittenhouse Square
* 700sf with upgraded kitchen and floors
* Laundry room on every floor
* Wanamaker House is a full-service condo building with 24 hour doorman/security, fitness center, and rooftop pool. In-building parking also available for additional fee.

Available Feb 1, 2011. Rent $1700/month.  Please contact Judy at 215-688-2830 or heyjude1005@yahoo.com for viewing.


Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo promotes responsible pet ownership and care at a family event. Programs and activities offered throughout the weekend include World of Dogs Program, Rainforest Reptile Shows, a petting zoo and a pet photo contest – all designed to educate and entertain the Expo’s guests. And don't forget to bring your pups for a romp in the Puppy Playground! The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo has something for every animal lover, pet enthusiasts and the general public. A fun day for the whole family. Click here for a schedule of events for the weekend.

The Philadelphia Pet Expo will be at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA from January 14-16, 2011. The Pet Expo hours are Friday 4 PM – 9 PM Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM


Free Library of Philadelphia is kicking off its ninth annual One Book, One Philadelphia series, and nine subsequent weeks of inspired programming on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. with an evening of music, dance performances and a special video message by author Sherman Alexie.   Musical performance by Udi Bar-David (Philadelphia Orchestra cellist and Director of Intercultural Journeys) and R. Carlos Nakai (Grammy Award-winning Navajo-Ute flutist), as well as a performance by the Red Blanket Singers and Dancers of the local Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Nation.  For more information about all the programs going on the next nine weeks go to http://libwww.freelibrary.org/onebook/obop11/OBOP_2011_Calendar.pdf


Pliner Solutions has an immediate opening for a skilled web developer at our offices in Willow Grove, PA. The candidate would ideally have a BS or MS in a computer science, information technology, or software engineering. Title is "Senior Web Developer". He or she must have strong experience in ASP.Net and C#.  If you know someone that would be a good fit for this position, please have them contact me at brad@pliner.com as soon as possible.

15) Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Ticket Packages

Caught in the post-holiday blues?  Give yourself or someone you love the gift of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and bring the warm weather a bit closer with something to look forward to!  The upcoming Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), which holds the spotlight for three and a half weeks next spring (April 7 to May 1), has a slate of unprecedented programming featuring virtually every artistic genre, targeted to the young and young-at-heart alike. 

Additionally, PIFA Ticket Packages are discounted 10% when bought together vs. single ticket prices. Any or all of the ten packages, each including 3 diverse programs, can be purchased online at click here, or at the Kimmel Center Box office, and the newly re-designed PIFA website provides easy access to detailed information on all PIFA partner organizations and events.  PIFA, inspired by the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia's renowned performing arts center, is the city and region’s first major international arts festival, celebrating the spirit of collaboration and innovation that characterized Paris from 1910 to 1920.    The festival will feature a feast of music, dance, fashion, fine arts, outdoor events, theater, literature, cuisine and more, the festival will celebrate Philadelphia’s rich and vibrant cultural community.  So this year, think ahead to spring and offer your loved ones, colleagues, friends or even yourself, an unforgettable gift

16) IPAD USERS - a joystick for games


17) Therapeutic Massage

RelaxPhilly specializes in Therapeutic Massage brought directly to your door, if it is in your home or at your workplace - we are your first choice!  Schedule your first massage and receive 20% off, you can also refer a friend and in return you both will receive a $20 discount towards your next massage!  More info and other discounts on our website: www.RelaxPhilly.com 


Freshii is now open at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton!

Through it's vision of "Fresh Food, Custom Built, Fast," Freshii is focused on becoming the most convenient choice for healthy and fresh meals and snacks served quickly in a cool, clean, and environmentally sustainable setting. While the brand has stores throughout the United States, Canada and Internationally, this is it's first Philadelphia location.  To celebrate Freshii's entrance into the Philly market, the store has planned a day full of FREE food and great deals. Freshii will also have daily deals through January 28th and is offering 20% off all catering orders during this time! January 18th:

7:00 a.m. - First 30 people get FREE breakfast of choice and FREE coffee/tea

7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.- FREE coffee/tea with purchase of any breakfast item

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 pmFirst 200 people get a FREE meal

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.- 2-for-1 meals (bring or find a friend!)

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 - FREE snack

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - 1/2 priced bowls and salads

On January 19th January 28th:

Wednesday, Jan. 19th : Free small soup with any meal

Thursday, Jan. 20th : 2 for 1 bowls

Friday, Jan. 21st : 2 for 1 wraps

Saturday, Jan. 22nd : Free snack with any meal

Monday, Jan. 24th : ½ off breakfast total

Tuesday, Jan. 25th : Free side of soup with any meal

Wednesday, Jan. 26th : 2 for 1 bowls

Thursday, Jan. 27th : 2 for 1 wraps

Friday Jan. 28th : Free snack with any meal


Entrepreneur's Outlook 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

WILLIAM C. DUNKELBERG, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business. "William Dunkelberg is a big name in small business"

Begin 2011 with the exclusive opportunity to hear Bill Dunkelberg share his perspective on what the new year will bring for entrepreneurs.

Networking Reception preceding remarks. Hors d'oeuvres and open bar.  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.  Limited Seating! Register Now

20) NETWORKING: architecture, engineering, and construction
I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I just wanted to let everyone know the next networking event for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries is coming up on January 18th at 6PM at Spamps restaurant in Conshohocken, PA. Everyone is welcome and I encourage you to invite others. Below is the link to the website for more details. Hope to see you there! 

21) PhillyNORML Fundraiser hosted by High Times Magazine and Plant Life Music
Thursday, January 20 at 8:00pm
Location: Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA

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