Been a long time since my last email. Might be the longest gap I have had since I started. Just been busy.....my rental season at Temple, a bunch of construction projects (example), and trying to get my ski days in. We had our first PhillyTrips.com west ski trip to Tahoe a few weeks back - had great sunny skies and then snows 8 feet the week we leave. Now out in Utah for a quick few days on the mountain. For those interested, think about Big Sky, MT in late March.
Anyone planning to head to New Orleans Jazzfest this year? Check out the music line up.
Anyone a pessimest and think this (Chase) is a sign of things for the Phillies?
Anyone know of an open half share down in Avalon that is dog friendly? - Mark
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1) THE RED BALL
The Red Ball benefiting The American Red Cross is Saturday, March 5th from 8PM until Midnight at the Please Touch Museum.
Get your last minute tickets today by visiting, http://www.theredball.org/
A) Philly's dance-club scene set for a comeback
B) Redevelopment at Wilkie starts : A $43 million redevelopment project that will encompass an entire city block and create hundreds of jobs broke ground at 600 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia Tuesday, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports. The project includes the redevelopment of the former Wilkie Buick car dealership into 39,000 square feet of retail space and redevelopment of the historic Biberman Building, a seven-story former industrial building, into 97 rental apartment units.
C) Phila., other cities' populations rising
D) Phila. Eagles tickets remain same price
E) Report compares city councils' pay, perks
3) ROOMIE NEEDED
1 bedroom available in fully furnished 2 bedroom house in East Falls. East Falls is between the city and Manayunk and is a cool neighborhood with a mix of young professionals and families. It’s near Kelly Drive & Fairmount Park. One cool thing about East Falls is the many access roads in and out. No traffic jams here. This house is on Barclay St, Philadelphia 19129. The bedroom is a nice size (currently fits a queen bed, bureau and side tables easily), has a closet and new windows that let it nice light. The house is beautiful and on a one-block-long tree lined street. This matters in that there's no cross traffic, parking is available and the street is pretty. This block is one of the more desirable ones in East Falls. The house boasts a new top of the line kitchen (granite, solid maple cabinets, island/bar, dishwasher, fridge with ice-maker, gas stove, garbage disposal), new bathroom, washer/dryer, patio and hardwood floors. Some storage is also available.
The house is decorated nicely with quality furnishings (no ikea or particle board crap). This is truly move-in ready. Just bring your personal items and you’re good to go. If you want unfurnished that can be accommodated with an additional fee to cover storage.
About me: I am a professional in my 30's and work a regular job, but with kind of "off hours" so there won't be an issue with bathroom and what-not timing. I also don’t care much for TV so no competition over that. Flat screen TV with HD cable. WiFi also. I have one old lazy cat who is half indoors/half outdoors. I am willing to accept another pet so long as the pet is 100% accident and stink free. Also, my cat gets along with most other animals. I am neutral on smoking in the house (within reason) and that can be up for discussion. Currently I smoke in the house sometimes, but don't need to if that's an issue. The house doesn’t smell smoky.
Available now but I can be flexible about when you want the lease to start. Short or long term available. $475 with shared utilities or $600 all inclusive. email@example.com
Privately held growing company is searching for a financial analyst. The company is in the Norristown area and looking for a 2-5 years experience in a financial analyst role. The individual must be sharp, analytical, and a strategic thinker. The position is unique in that it is strategy and opportunity analysis. Potential candidates must be experts with Excel, able to think on their feet and up for a challenge. The position pays up to $75k. contact. Beth Winkler firstname.lastname@example.org
5) CatNIP Animal Rescue Third Annual Fund Raiser
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 7-11 p.m.
Anthony's Ballroom, 4990 State Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Buffet Dinner, Dance to the music of DJ Ryan Myers
Guest Speaker: Pierre Robert, WMMR Radio Personality and Animal Advocate
Silent Auction, Raffles, Basket of Cheer, 50/50, Door Prizes and more!
6) Sign Up Now for PSN's NEW Bowling League!
Registration runs 2/2 - 3/4 | Spots are First Come, First Served | League Starts 3/14
Registration Includes: Individual/Team Registration, Championship Games, Team Shirts, League Scheduling, Facility Reservations, Top-of-the-Line Equipment and Shoes, Discounted Parking, Weekly Standings/Statistics, League Winner Prizes, Drink Specials and PSN Pass Benefits.
7) Secrets of the Silk Road
February 5 through June 5, 2011
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Beginning February 5, Penn Museum in Philadelphia is hosting the only U.S. East Coast showing of a landmark new exhibition from China.
This historic exhibition of objects reveals surprising details about the people who lived and traded along the ancient Silk Road—between 700 and 3,800 years ago. For the first time ever, two of the many mummies recently found and preserved in western China’s inhospitable desert sands, as well as the complete trappings of a third, are being presented in the United States—concluding with this east coast exclusive exhibition at the Penn Museum. A wide array of ancient objects—including clothing and textiles, gold jewelry and coins, figurines, tools, burial goods, and even perfectly preserved food—help illuminate the history, and pre-history, of the famous Silk Road, where lavish goods, technologies and ideas between East and West were adopted and exchanged.
8) Volunteer with the Franklin Institute
You've explored the Franklin Institute; now you can volunteer! Volunteers are needed to help in the administrative offices, give demonstrations, assist with special events and exhibits, help in the Museum store and help assist visitors. A minimum of 80 service hours is required, with each shift lasting approximately four hours. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities available at the Franklin Institute, please contact Britta Haring at 215.448.1281 or at email@example.com.
9) DaVinci exhibit at Franklin Institute
The "Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop" exhibit begins Saturday at the Franklin Institute, the Delaware County Daily Times reports. The attraction will have "life-size models of Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old inventions ... made using materials and techniques from the 15th and 16th centuries."
10) VOLUNTEER FOR PAL
Police Athletic League of Philadelphia's 24 Math Challenge is a fun and educational contest where school-age children (grades 5-8) compete to solve math problems. Volunteers are needed to help keep score, judge answers, and generally help out. Some basic math skills would be helpful (knowing what numbers will add up to 24) but you do not need to be a math expert.Dinner will be provided for volunteers.
Tuesday, March 1
Samuel D. Cozen PAL
732 N. 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
15 volunteers needed
The Samuel D. Cozen PAL Center will be hosting a prom dress giveaway for PAL kids - help to sort the dresses and get them on racks so that the kids can find a dress for their special occasion and help with general set up for the night of the event. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.
Thursday, March 10
Samuel D. Cozen PAL
732 N. 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19130
15 volunteers needed Help stuff and seal the Police Athletic League newsletter. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Police Athletic League of Philadelphia Headquarters
2524 E. Clearfield Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134
7 volunteers needed
The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia has 26 centers across Philadelphia supervised by Philadelphia Police Officers that serve thousands of kids annually. The organization offers a large variety of sports, education and recreational programs to all of Philadelphia's youngsters free of charge.
Join the fun! Contact Holly Warth at 215-291-9000 x 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org today to sign up for any of these Police Athletic League events.
11) BON JOVI
|Wells Fargo Center - PA (formerly Wachovia Center)
12) PHILLY WEEKLY HAPPY HOUR EVENT
13) U of DELAWARE
Philadelphia Alumni Club March 2011 Young Alumni Happy Hour
March 2, 6:00 p.m.
The Irish Pol - Old City (45 S. 3rd St.)
Join fellow Blue Hens for a Philly Alumni Club happy hour. Meet some people, do some networking and enjoy some drinks! This event is free but please register for planning purposes.
Register now for this event
Hope to see you there! Sincerely,
UD Philadelphia Alumni Club, UD Alumni Relations
14) Philly Progressive Thinkers Forum - Thursday
Please join the Philly Progressive Thinkers Forum and the Society of Progressive Drinkers for a relaxed networking event. Drinks are $1 off in the basement bar of the Black Sheep. Unlike our monthly lunches, there will be no program at this event, just a chance to meet each other and share ideas.
Please take a moment to RSVP below, so we can make sure we all fit. Please feel free to invite/bring other people, but ask them to RSVP as well. Ignore anything Eventbrite may tell you about tickets, just RSVP and show up.
PS. Remember that the next Progressive Thinkers Forum lunch will be held on March 18 from 12:30-1:30 and will focus on the upcoming Philly city council races.
15) Join us for a Happy Hour to benefit Morris Animal Refuge on Friday, March 4
$5 donation includes complimentary light fare, one complimentary drink and drink specials!
(Thursday, February 17, 2011) Philly2night invites you to come out and support the Morris Animal Refuge’s annual Furball fundraiser, with a pre-event happy hour. Join us at Public House, located 2 Logan Square in Center City, Philadelphia, on Friday, March 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Spend the evening with Philly2night and friends, while supporting a wonderful cause. The Public House is always a good time and this happy hour is going to be awesome! You can pre-register for this event on Facebook or through Philly2night.com.
A $5 donation includes complimentary light fare as well as the following drink specials: $3 beer, $4 wine, $5 cocktail specials and one complimentary drink from Tito's Vodka! Donations will be accepted in advance and at the door.
For more information about this event, visit Philly2night.com or call Lauren Reilly at 215-495-1664.
For more information about the Philly Furball event to benefit Morris Animal Refuge, visit phillyfurball.com.
16) The Bellevue Gets Engaged!
“Calling all fashionable brides-to-be! Please join us on March 5, 2011 at the 19th Floor of the Hyatt at The Bellevue for the premier, all-inclusive wedding event experience, The Bellevue Gets Engaged.
The event will feature internationally recognized designer Nicole Miller, who will be on hand to meet, greet, and oversee a high-energy fashion show featuring bridal, formalwear, and sportswear from her Spring 2011 collection.
Our choice merchants will uniquely display their services for the bride and groom in a luxurious setting, helping you to plan one of the most important events of your life. And, at the end of the day, you get to leave with an exceptional goodie bag filled with all sorts of treats from our extraordinary sponsors.
For more information, please visit click here. To purchase tickets, please visit click here.
17) CATNIP FUNDRAISER
Third Annual Fund Raiser. It will be held at Anthony's in Drexel Hill (from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday. March 5th), and there will be a buffet dinner, a dj/dancing, a guest speaker (Pierre Robert of WMMR), as well as a silent auction, raffles, door prizes, a basket of cheer, 50/50s and psychic readings.
The ticket price is $50, which I know is a little steep, but $30 of each ticket is fully tax-deductible. CatNIP is no-kill rescue and adoption group. And as we're an all-volunteer organization, 100% of our donations go directly towards helping animals.
March 5th: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/contests/Philly-Craft-Beer-Fest-112885794.html
The 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show
By: Michelle Mass
As the countdown to Spring begins, it is time to mark your calendars and get excited for the 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, presented by PNC!
This year, the Flower Show will debut “Springtime in Paris,” to be held March 6th through the 13th at the newly renovated Pennsylvania Convention Center. The nation’s premiere horticultural event, our city expects hundreds of thousands of visitors to be in attendance during show week, and will offer exclusive promotions and special displays all week long!
This year’s theme will offer guests a romantic view of the streets of Paris by depicting breathtaking gardens, cafes, parks and beautiful floral displays. Guests will be able to see Parisian parks, a 37-feet-high arch of the Eiffel Tower, beautiful topiary animals created by Valley Forge Flowers, an avant-garde look of “Underground Paris” produced by the American Institute of Floral Designers, and much more!
Guests will also be able to view more than 150 free presentations and instructional displays featuring the hottest gardening trends for flowers and floral designs.
For shopping, the Flower Show will offer a vast array of plants and products for your garden as well as mouthwatering tasting demonstrations by the area’s most famous chefs and wine experts.
Those interested can also help support The 2011 Flower Show by participating in an online auction via show partner, CharityBuzz, from February 24th through March 18th which offers exciting biddings for trips abroad and other VIP experiences.
For ticket information, visit click here and to participate in the CharityBuzz online auction, visit click here