Want to start by congratulating Steve Christini success with his company - having the US Army as a new client and wish him luck at the X-Games this weekend.
Would like to follow that up with something that is pretty amazing. Recently met through a friend the guy (Kevin Bramble) in this video - he is the 2nd one in the video in the wheelchair. Pretty impressive, no? He was hurt hucking a cliff many years back and has kept going.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47b5v2eKuFg. He has even started his own disabled ski equipment manufacturing company helping other handicapped athletes.
Last week, I sold one of the houses I rehabbed for the Philadelphia Redevlopmentr Authority as part of the Obama stimulus package. Photos here. We actually had 5 offers on the house within a week of putting it on the market. You can see details on the program here: http://www.phillyhomesnsp.org/index.html. It was the second house I worked on in the program that was sold (and quickly) - working on two more rehabs for them currently.
As always....happy to help if you are buying or selling a home. I come with more than six years of experience.... - Mark
SPONSOR: Eagles vs. Dolphins in MIAMI with The Green Legion!!
It has been a long off-season and we are thankful to say the NFL lockout is OVER and it's time to get back to business!! We hope that you as Eagles' fans will travel with us this year to one of four destinations to include the city I now reside in, MIAMI, and more specifically, SOUTH BEACH!! I have spent the entire spring setting up one of the greatest trips we have ever run and we hope you enjoy everything! As an addendum to the info you will read below, we have even added the Official Green Legion Latin Block Party which will take place on Espanola Way on Saturday afternoon when we close down the street from 4-8 PM! We will have ridiculous specials on mojitos, margaritas, caipirinha, and every other drink you can imagine! There will be mariachis and live music!
Oh, and don't forget our Official Pep Rally party at the WORLD FAMOUS CLEVELANDER!!!
Thanks for your interest and everyone who has done it before will tell you there is no trip like a road trip to see the Eagles and we do it better than everyone!! Join us or if you have questions, please call us at 215 666-5940 or email us at email@example.com!
SPONSOR: Eagles vs. Dolphins in MIAMI with The Green Legion!!
1) LADDER 15 THURSDAYS
Don’t miss ½ priced burgers and $3 Stella’s at Ladder 15, every Thursday starting at 5PM until close. Stop by everyday between 5PM and 7PM for happy hour.
1528 Sansom Street http://www.ladder15philly.com/
2) Volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House
The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is looking for volunteers to transport families to Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia and other locations in the House Mini Vans. This opportunity requires a one-year commitment to volunteer a minimum of two times each month. After their interview, successful applicants will receive a three-hour orientation and on-the-job training.
You can fill out the volunteer application form here. You can also contact Linda Parry at 215.387.8406 x404 for more details or with questions.
3) FREE OUTSIDE MOVIE & THEATRE
Tuesday, August 2:
Catch the classic Indiana Jones flick Raiders of the Lost Arc for free in Liberty Lands Park.
Wednesday, August 3:
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater kicks off its free performances of The Comedy of Errors.
4) FOUR COURSE MEAL FOR $25 EVERY WEEK
Feast on a delicious four course meal for $25, cooked by students at the JNA Institute of Culinary Arts.
5) Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival July 28 – 31,
6) FREE CITY TOURS
A) The Friends of Independence National Historical Park offer a free twilight walking tour every evening at 6 p.m. Featured in our July 4th coverage, this tour is a great introductory trip at any time. Tours leave from Signer's Garden at the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets.
B) Self-Guided Walking ToursThe Preservation Alliance’s new, self-guided walking tours of three Philadelphia historic districts make it easy to visit, whenever it’s convenient for you and at your own pace. The Rittenhouse East and Rittenhouse West tours explore the rich architecture, including many buildings by prominent 19th- and 20th-century architects, in the neighborhoods that comprise the city’s Rittenhouse-Fitler Historic District. The Girard Estate Historic District tour visits a rare, planned community of great architectural distinction in South Philadelphia.
Scroll down to download and print an easy-to-follow pdf tour, or hit the streets with your web-enabled cellphone or handheld device and follow our interactive version as you go!
Each tour includes a neighborhood history, easy-to-follow map and photographs and description of each building along the way. http://preservationalliance.com/tours/index.php
7) The Second Annual High Heel Race in Avalon
Last year, more than 400 attendees dedicated their time to the 2010 High Heel Race in Avalon, benefiting the Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation. This year, Jenna Communications is proud to partner with MFOCF to support the event, a short 50-yard dash ran in heels. The races start this Sunday on July 31st at 12:00pm on 21st Street in Avalon. The cost is only $25 to participate, and there will be great prizes for the winners. Melanie started MFOCF in 2008 to help raise money for ovarian cancer education and direct financial assistance for young women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. For more information, please check out the MFOCF Web site.
As a precursor to the event, the Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation teamed up with Jenna Communications for "Show Off Your Heels" at Table 31 on July 7 and raised $1,000 for the foundation. Attendees were able to pre-register for the High Heel Race and learn more about the foundation's initiative. The event was featured on CBS3, click here to watch the clip.
8) FALL LEAGUES REGISTERING NOW!
Manayunk Sport and Social loves every sport season, but there isn't any that compares to FALL! Excited about new sports, new fields, new parties, and even BIGGER leagues we want to let you know sign-ups are officially on!
Be a part of the largest coed sports league in the tri-state area, ten thousand people cannot be wrong! This is the most fun, most active, and most excited you'll be all year! Sign-up now and get a spot in our featured and most popular coed softball leagues! Taking more teams than ever, spots are filling up for weeknight, Friday, and Saturday leagues!
Visit www.manayunksportandsocial.com or call 215-696-7969 for information on all of our sports from ULTIMATE BOCCE TO COED FOOTBALL TO COED FLOOR HOCKEY and loads more!
A) Study shows how binge drinking harms memory http://usat.ly/qtOJAD
10) The USS Skeeball League is now forming
August 20th City Tap House will be holding it’s Summer Festival- Crabfest 2011. Enjoy all you can eat Maryland Blue Crabs and Brooklyn Beers from 2pm-5pm and LIVE music by One Step Ahead on the patio. Tickets are $35 and are available on their website, www.citytaphouse.com. Pre-Sale Prices (until August 10th) are just $30. For more info contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
12) PHILLIES AROUND TOWN
PLACIDO POLANCO WILL BE APPEARING AT “THE SPORTS CAVE” (1625 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA) ON JULY 30TH FROM 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM. TICKETS ARE $35 AND A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY is $5. PLEASE CALL THE STORE AT 215-454-2711 OR STOP BY TO PURCHASE TICKETS.
CARLOS RUIZ WILL BE APPEARING AT “THE SPORTS CAVE
13) WILDWOOD RENTAL
$3500 through Sept 6th / $4,000 through Sept 27 (Irish Weekend)
Location: 405 E 10th Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260
-2BR/1Bath (3 beds, futon)
-3 air conditioners, 4 ceiling fans, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, new fridge & oven/range
-2 Blocks to the Beach
-2 Blocks to Russo's Market
-3 Blocks to Gym on 10th.
-8 Blocks to either the Boardwalk and Bar/Restaurant district.
-Steps to award winning Ice Cream Parlor
-Rentals includes utilities (with cable and wireless internet)
14) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Recipes for Success at Northern Home for Children
Sunday, August, 7, 21 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cook with teenage moms as you share healthy recipes and good nutrition practices with them. One volunteer is needed to watch children while their mothers are cooking. No special experience needed - all recipes and activities will be provided. Volunteers must be 18 years and older. Contact:
Project Leader: Elizabeth Krow, 215-620-3262, email@example.com
15) FREE FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ
COOL OFF ON HOT SUMMER NIGHTS WITH SMOOTH JAZZ
ON THE DELAWARE RIVER WATERFRONT
The Smooth Jazz Summer Nights Concert Series returns for the 14th season
An evening summer breeze off the river, the cool sounds of smooth jazz in the air- a perfect way to spend a hot summer night. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights in August, the Smooth Jazz Summer Nights Concert series takes to the RiverStage on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street. This season’s intriguing lineup of award winning Smooth Jazz artists will delight music lovers. This FREE concert series is sponsored by WDAS-FM, along with CW Philly 57 and CBS 3.
The Toronto based group, Four 80 East brings their “acid jazz” sound to Penn’s Landing on Friday, August 5. Brought together by producers Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace, Four 80 East’s unique sound combines R&B, jazz, and soul music. Their music is filled with club-inspired beats, exotic rhythms, and soulful melodies- a sound at the forefront of the Nu-Jazz movement.
16) African Culture takes the Stage at ACANA African Festival
Trinidad’s queen of soca music Joan Tigrass Rowley, R&B megastar Jodi, and American born Congolese artist Rafiya will highlight the exciting stage line up at the 4th Annual ACANA African Festival on Saturday August 6, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This free festival taking place on the RiverStage on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing is part of the PECO Multicultural series and will also feature the Go for Broke Band featuring Yeadon Councilwoman Penny MacDonald, as well as Philadelphia jazz band, Coda.
Dance is also an important highlight of the ACANA African Festival. Taking the stage will be the world famous Universal Dance Ensemble, as well as an exact replica of the Ballet African Dance Troup from the Republic of Guinea based in Camden, New Jersey. The West African inspired African American dance troupe, Kulu Mele, will also be part of the program.
17) HELIUM COMEDY CLUB LINE UP
July 31 | Philly's Phunniest Person Contest
August 2 | BirdText| "Househusbands of Philly"
August 4 - 6 | Kevin Nealon| "Weeds" & "SNL"
August 10 - 13 | Vinnie Brand| "Tough Crowd"
18) EFGP August 9th 2011 Annual Networking Event at Chenango!
- · August Annual Network Event Information
August 9th, 2011
1031 Germantown Ave
Chenango Restaurant Now Open in Northern Liberties Philadelphia Next to Arrow Swim Club & Adjacent to the Piazza at Schmidts
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres Cash Bar
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Networking
Please Note: NO ONE will be admitted after 6:30 p.m. unless they are on the registration list.
19) FILM COMPETITION
The 21-Day Filmmaking Competition gives teams of filmmakers and animators from around the world the opportunity to make films and animations up to 10 minutes long in just 21 days.
We provide inspiration (“The Element”), motivation (a competition!), a World Premiere theatrical screening and worldwide promotion after the festival ends.
Returning team? REGISTER NOW. Otherwise, read on!
By popular demand, Last Chance Deadline: July 30
When does filmmaking take place? The 2011 Competition begins July 30th (the “Launch Event”). Films are due August 20th (the “Drop Event”).
20) SATURDAY EVENTS - July 30
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens once again host their annual summer festival celebrating Philly’s creativity by featuring art, music, dance, poetry, live art and interactive activities. Now in its fourth year, the 1000 block of South Street will be blocked off to accommodate the art vendors, food vendors, organizations (including Philly Aids Thrift, Paradigm Gallery and Mighty Writers) and an anticipated audience of more than 1,000. Participants can also enjoy gourmet cupcakes from ButterCream, vegetarian/vegan options, sandwiches from Big Dan’s 11th Street Deli and other delicious treats as they browse the numerous items available from art vendors. While the festival is free, there will be performances and activities inside Philadelphia’s Magic Garden, which range from $5-$25. Fergie’s Pub will also be providing some refreshments on a first-come-first-served basis, but feel free to BYO. -Sydney Scott
B) Kenzinger Clambake - July 30th
Something happens when the thermometer rises that makes everyone want to be in a Frankie and Annette ’50s movie, sipping umbrella drinks, rocking out to surf guitar and grilling up a good old-fashioned clam bake. Enter the Kenzinger Clambake. The Philadelphia Brewing Company classic brew will play host to a full-on beach party within the walls of Johnny Brenda’s. DJ DNA, a.k.a. David April, will be spinning the requisite surf tunes and switch-blade rockabilly while you scarf down all the top-neck clams, monkfish, corn-on-the-cob and new potatoes you can handle. Easy on the third helpings there, chief, there is a limbo contest to win, after all. -Abigail Bruley
4-8pm. Pay as you go. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Franford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com
21)SUNDAY EVENTS - JULY 31st
A) Young Involved Philadelphia Summer Jam
Young Involved Philadelphia’s a community group that aims to civically engage and empower young Philadelphians, and this afternoon they’re hosting local music at the Jamaican Jerk Hut. Singer-songwriter Ryan Tennis has the sappy acoustic pop on lockdown and Betty Iron Thumbs is an indie-rock quartet that adds a bit of Rilo Kiley sunshine to their post-K Recs tropes. Nineteen year-old rhymespitter Ya Man Tee’s teaming up with Philly-via-Jamaica emcee Verso, whose Audacious Angel mixtape (2009) finds him channeling the conscious flows of Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Headlining is former-Hustle emcee Kuf Knotz, who delivered his solo debut, BoomBox Logic, last year on Drexel’s MAD Dragon Records. According to his recent, Weezy-inspired Tweet, his sophomore release is almost ready: “new music coming soon sorryforthewait.” Got a mixtape to hold us over? -E.S.
2pm. $15-$20. With Kuf Knotz, Betty Iron Thumbs, Ya Man Tee & Verso + Ryan Tennis. Jamaican Jerk Hut, 1436 South St. younginvolvedphila.org
B) Flea Market Madness
Sifting through piles of antiques and crafts to discover that ultimate flea market find can be maddening, but this Sunday Flea Market Madness will make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable. With 200 inside tables featuring vintage clothing, handcrafted jewelry, antiques and even repurposed furniture, hundreds of vendors will be laying everything out for the taking. Get there early—it’s set to start at 10 a.m.—to score the best flea market finds. 10am-3pm. 461 N. Ninth St. 609.589.3300
22) 76ers 12th annual Beach Bash
The Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) will host their 12th annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 30 at Jack’s Place in Avalon, N.J. from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The team’s head coach and assistant coach will be in attendance, along with the Sixers Dancers. There will be numerous free activities for families and a 21-and-over section inside the bar area that requires a $10 admission. A “yard sale” featuring autographed items and a silent auction will be held to raise money for charity http://jacksplaceavalon.com/
23) 2nd street festival
http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/events/Philadelphia-Folk-Festival-124794324.html - Northern Liberties July 31st
24) Best of the Main Line Party
25) MT AIRYSTREET FAIR
Philadelphia is hosting a very cool event: A roving outdor street fair featuring restaurants and gourmet food trucks. August 4, it will take place in Mt Airy. It's called Nightmarket. Click for more information.
26) First Friday Party After Dark
In conjunction with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society , the Race Street Peers will be hosting a First Friday event at the park.
After you explore the galleries in Old City this coming First Friday, August 5th, be sure to take a stroll down Race Street to the new park. This is where the First Friday celebrations will continue with live music and food!
WHEN: Friday, August 5, Rain or Shine, 7-10PM
WHERE: Race Street Pier, located at the intersection of Race Street and Delaware Ave.
MORE INFO: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=222561131116408
27) Philly Slut Walk Has Been Rescheduled.
The event—which is held to raise awareness of misogynistic tendencies in cases of sexual harassment and debunk societal double-standards that judge women for the way they dress—has been slated for August 6th. At 11 A.M. rally-goers will walk from 11th and Pine at Kahn Park to Dilworth Plaza where they’ll be addressed by speakers. [CBS 3]