I have been busy with both work and play. Had a great ski month in March with trips out to Whistler/Washington (Mt. Baker) and a second trip to Big Sky, Montana. Never seen so much snow in my life in one spot then at Baker. Utah was hit with over 3 feet of new snow this weekend. If you can make an April trip out west, please let me know. And if you are thinking you could do a trip to ski in Chile this summer, email me.
Besides skiing, I was able to make it to all six of the Phillies home games last week. Never heard the national anthem but did not miss a 7th inning stretch either. If you are down at future games, keep me in mind as there is a chance I will be there.....With our pitchers, as long as we take 3 of 5 games each time through the rotation, we will end up in the playoffs. For some Phillies history, click here. And if you want to buy/read a new Phillies book just published, click here.
And to complete out some partying thoughts....Preakness is May 21st and selling well. I have not booked my New Orleans Jazzfest trip yet so if you have interest, let me know.
Work wise....I started my first new construction up at Temple U (2008 N 18th), have a full rehab going at 822 N 20th, plus three other rehabs underrway for the city of Philadelphia's ReDevelopment Authority (RDA). The RDA work is under the federal governments Neighborhood Stabalization Program (NSP). Plus still working with a handful of Realtor clients, getting my places up at Temple rented, and evaluating new projects. Of course I am not too busy to help you buy or sell a home....which reminds me I also have a newer listing in South Philly (1510 S Beulah). - Mark
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1) ADOPT A KITTEN
FREE... We have a young kitten, a pretty light grey with white paws and face, that is looking for a home. We are located in Center City, and need to find her new home as soon as is possible. If interested, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and a time this week when you can visit and bring her home.
2) Ultimate Networking Event Live at Foundation Room House of Blues
Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/6960/
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) Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
April 7 – May 1, 2011
Lights on, curtains up. It’s Philadelphia’s moment, as the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) turns a bright spotlight on the city’s arts and cultural scene. For 25 days including four weekends, from April 7 through May 1, 2011, audiences will revel in an array of one-time, only-in-Philadelphia productions by some of the region’s top talents. PIFA will feature music, dance, fashion, fine arts, poetry, cuisine and more — all generously flavored with the essence of Paris: 1910-1920.
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5) 5th Annual Philadelphia Book Festival – April 11 - 16
Celebrate the joy of reading during the fifth annual Philadelphia Book Festival (April 11 - 16). The week-long literary extravaganza features discussions with bestselling authors, musical performances and an incredible Festival Street Fair on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Saturday, April 16).
6) "Trees Glorious Trees" at Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens embarks on a three-week celebration of the forest during Trees Glorious Trees on April 22. Take a tour of Longwood’s champion trees while learning about the role trees play in the environment and their many uses in our everyday lives
7) Franklin Square Re-Opens For The Season
One of Philadelphia’s five original public squares laid out by William Penn, Franklin Square is a must-visit for family fun. Now open for the 2011 season, Franklin Square boasts a miniature golf course, a classic carousel and Stephen Starr’s famous SquareBurger shack.
8) NEW WEEKEND BRUNCH
Sampan and Silencia have teamed up to bring you the hottest new brunch. Michael Schulson's Sampan, has a new kind of brunch addition to its establishment this Spring. Sampan's Dim Sum Brunch, will be Philadelphia's newest weekend hot spot in Center City beginning April 9th. As the cities young professionals indulge in Sampan's newest menu, every Saturday11-4 and Sunday 11-CLOSE, they will also relish the beats of Philadelphia's most wanted DJ's, playing a remix of today's hottest hits and classic dance music of 70's and 80's throughout the day. Some specials include Togarashi, Bloody Mary's, Yuzu-Rosewater Mimosa's, Steak & Egg Banh Mi, and BLT Satay, just to name a few. For Reservations Please Call 215.732.3501 http://sampanphilly.com/
9) The Spruce Foundation- Support Philadelphia's Aspiring Artists Happy Hour
Thursday, April 14 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Marathon Grill, 1818 Market St. Philadelphia, PA
In Advance: $5 for HH Entry and $5 for Raffle Tix
At the Door: $10 for HH Entry and $5 for Raffle Tix
Purchase Tickets Here: http://tsf.ticketleap.com/spruce-foundations-support-philadelphias-aspiring-artists/
Join us for the Support Philadelphia's Aspiring Artists Happy Hour. Thursday, April 14th at 7pm, Marathon (1818 Market Street).
This is a great opportunity rub elbows for volunteering and career opportunities.
As always, DRINK SPECIALS are available!
10) Philadelphia Science Festival – April 15 - 28
Science heads out of the classroom and into the city during the Philadelphia Science Festival (April 15 - 28). Learn how beer is made, gaze at the stars or take part in a massive street festival during the celebration of all things scientific.
11) GALLERY NIGHT
Gallery Night is back, bigger and better than ever. On April 15 from 5-9pm, galleries across Philadelphia will keep their doors open late for an evening of free special exhibits and light fare as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. With 38 galleries and counting, this will be the largest Gallery Night event to date. Gallery supporters can also vote for their favorite gallery on Phillyfunguide.com through the PNC Arts Alive audience choice poll. Help your favorite gallery win up to $1,900 worth of advertising for upcoming exhibitions. The event is produced by Center City District and Phillyfunguide.
Visit Phillyfunguide.com/gallerynight for a list of participants and their exhibit information along with a downloadable Gallery Night map.
12) Pig Roast on the Patio
Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/7118/
City Tap House - 3925 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
This event has been rescheduled to Sat. April 16 due to the weather forecast. Ring in Spring on the City Tap House Patio Saturday, April 16th, 2011 from 1pm-4pm! Join Stoudt’s Brewing Company and Drink Philly for our first ever Pig Roast. With live music by Jefe and a Grand BBQ Buffet, this is something you do not want to miss!
13) Tree Planting with UC Green
Saturday, April 16, 9am-noon
From 9am to noon on Saturday, April 16, join UC Green at their annual tree planting event. Over 100 trees will be planted throughout West Philadelphia. For more information and to sign up, contact Winnie Harris at email@example.com or 215-573-4684. The volunteer list fills up quickly so don't delay! W
14) BRIDAL SHOW
Pre-Register for the West Chester Spring Bridal Show at www.eventplanner.com to Receive a FREE "Bride-to-Be" Tote Bag.
April 17, 2011 at Milestone Events from 1 pm to 4:30 pm.
15) Fairmount Arts Crawl
Full Event Details: Sunday, April 17, 2-6pm Spend the day at the Fairmount Arts Crawl and discover unique artwork for sale from over 50 local artists showcased in more than 35 restaurants, bars, cafes and local businesses. Along the way enjoy music, dance and family activities throughout the Fairmount Neighborhood.
16) 13th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop
Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:00 PM
13th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop Bar Crawl Sponsored by Blue Moon and the brand new Jack Daniel's Honey. Participate in the area's favorite spring-time bar crawl with great drink specials and over 1,000 people!
17) SWING DANCE PARTY
April 16th, Del Frisco's
18) OPEN BAR
10-12 open bar. Open to 3AM
Recess Lounge, April 14th
19) Race Street Pier Hard Hat Tour
The Friends of Race Street Pier, PHS, and the DRWC are hosting a 'Hard Hat Tour' of the pier. Join the tour and see the pier before it opens to the public. Then, after the tour, we will head to the Race Street Cafe at 208 Race Street.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 19, 5:30- 7:30pm
WHERE: Race Street Pier
RSVP: By Friday, April 15th to Bridget Keegan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 898-6316