It has been nearly two months since my last update....have just been super busy. Mostly wiith work but also some good socializing. Finished my first new construction in August, have three rehab projects coming to conclusion currently, and in the ealry stages of my second new construction. Plus I had been real busy with my rental properties up at Temple U. Throw in weekends down the shore, Phillies/Eagles games, concerts, etc....and the result has been a hiatus. And almost forgot I have been trying to get some new legislation passed in city hall for a Neighborhood Improvment District up at Temple. Have learned quite a bit about city politics. :)
The SoCo event (#9) is free booze, Midtown Festival (#19) is a usually a fun outdoor drinking day in center city that I recommend.
Hoping to get back on a regular schedule with the newsletters and that everyone is well. - Mark
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1) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Field House
Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/5027/
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. Ultimate Networking Events, are designed to allow you to meet other like minded, business people, learn valuable networking skills, and createe meaningful business relationships.
2) 2011 SKI MOVIE TRAILORS (ski season is coming)
3)RANDOM PHILLY STUFF
A) SuperFresh Opened August 26 26 has been set for the SuperFresh supermarket at 2nd & Girard.
B) No rest on the restaurant beat: 60 more on way in Phila.
C) NEW CONCERT VENUE - 600 people - Union Transfer
4) Taste of Philadelphia Tour.
The tour leaves at 10 a.m. from 12th and Filbert Streets every Wednesday and Saturday. It's 75 minutes through Reading Terminal Market, with plenty of info about the history of Philly foods and samples along the way! Reservations are required, and the cost is $15.95 for adults, including the food.
A) Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 Americans binge-drink http://usat.ly/qoqfcB
B) National drug survey shows big drop in methamphetamine use http://usat.ly/mRSH2k
C) An explanation for enhanced perceptions of attractiveness after alcohol consumption. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20570085
D) No rest on the restaurant beat: 60 more on way in Phila.
G) Study: Smoking Pot Might Help You Lose Weight - Wait, what? READ MORE
H) How Eagles game prices compare in NFL: Slideshow
I) Phillies set attendance record
J) the Phils outdrew the Yanks, 3.68 million fans to 3.65 million
K) New Menu for 2011-2012 Season At Lincoln Financial Field: http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/2011/09/22/new-menu-for-2011-2012-season-at-lincoln-financial-field/
6) VOLUNTEER at Philadelphia Zoo
Check out these great upcoming volunteer events!
OCTOBER 22, 23, 29 & 30: BOO AT THE ZOO
Shifts are 8:30am - 12pm, 11am - 2:30pm or 1:30pm - 5pm.
It's our annual Halloween event! Guests enjoy trick or treating in the Zoo, free with admission. Approximately 75 volunteers per shift are needed to help with candy distribution and games.
Terri F. Smith,
7) Volunteer with Wissahickon Valley Park
If you’re interested in ecological issues, then Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers want you! Ecological restoration in Wissahickon Valley Park could use a few extra hands removing invasive species, planting trees and more! Office help is also welcomed. Students could work on administrative tasks and students with an environmental or science background are welcome to do restoration-related research. Groups are always welcome! Either pick a date from our calendar or we can set up a day just for your group!
Ecological restoration events last two hours and are usually on a Saturday or Sunday. Any other volunteer projects can last as long as you’d like! Please see our website calendar for specific dates and times: http://wissahickonrestorationvolunteers.org/calendar/
For more information, contact Susannah Beckett at 215.951.0330 x2101 or email@example.com
8) Reserve your spot now to volunteer for the Philadelphia Marathon
Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20!
Be part of the action at this world-class race! Register today to be among more than 3000 volunteers on hand to support this great Philadelphia event. You'll meet and help more than 18,000 runners and some 40,000 spectators, who come from every state in the nation and more than 30 countries.
All volunteers will receive a free 2011 Marathon sweat shirt or tee!
To sign up as an individual, click here. To form a team with your friends, family or co-workers, click here.
9) SoCo Fiery Pepper Launch Party
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ Ladder 15
View Event Details » http://www.UpcomingEvents.com/SoCoPepperLaunch
10) COOL VIDEO OF THE WEEK :: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShFAeNdiEiA&feature=player_embedded
11) Main Line Restaurant Week Returns September 26th-October 2nd!
Main Line Restaurant Week is back for its first anniversary next week with dozens of the western suburbs best restaurants and chefs. Do not wait to make a reservation as our participants are already extremely busy! [ Click here for a complete list of current participating restaurants ]
12) BAD DOG BALL
On October 15, 2011, from 9:00PM - 1:00AM, the Pennsylvania SPCA will celebrate the 2nd Annual Bad Dog Ball at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. A young professionals’ cocktail and dance party with a purpose, the Bad Dog Ball raises money to fund critical programs like Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement, the Pennsylvania SPCA low-cost veterinary clinic, adoptions, spay/neuter programs, animal behavior rehabilitation and more.
The event includes a 4 hour open bar, late night snacks, raffle prizes, music provided by DJ DEL - all to raise money for abused and abandoned animals in Philadelphia.
PLUS... your dogs are welcome to attend!
The event website is http://baddogball-steveschaeffer.eventbrite.com/ Tickets are on sale now.
13) 2011 PHILADELPHIA FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL
It’s here, our largest event of the year for film & animation lovers & creators alike!
With over 130 films screening over 4 action-packed days, accompanied by a ton of industry workshops and partiees, this is a festival you will remember for a long time.
Check out our online schedule of events and get your tickets or All-access passes HERE! http://www.projecttwenty1.com/
14) Revolutionary Germatown Festival
Sat. Oct 1, 10-7:30pm
Join Landmarks' friends in Historic Germantown on
Saturday, October 1, 10am-4pm
for the Revolutionary Germantown Festival on the
Cliveden Grounds, 6401 Germantown Avenue
(Re-enactments of the Battle of Germantown at 12:00 & 3:00)
Followed by An American Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe - 4:30-7:30 at 5267 Germantown Avenue!
15) Rephresh Wednesdays
Mint Lounge - 50 South 2nd Street Philadelphia,PA 19106
Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/5029/
NiteStalkers Production Presents: REPHRESH Each and every Wednesday Night from 10pm to 2pm. Three DJ’s spinning all your favorite House, Electro, Progressive, Trance, Techno
16) Progressive Thinkers Forum returns
Sept 29, 2011
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1735 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
After a summer of thoughtlessness, the Progressive Thinkers Forum returns on September 29. We missed you.
This month, join Councilman Bill Green, Daily News Editor Larry Platt, and Young Involved Philadelphia to talk about kids these days, and how we get them to stop planking and start getting involved. Share this event on Facebook and Twitter
We hope you can make it!
Philly Progressive Thinkers Forum
A) GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS Friday - 9/30/2011
B) Jane's Addiction House of Blues Atlantic City
18) Philadelphia Lock and Key Singles Party For Ages 27 to 47
JD McGillicuddys - 421 N. 7th Street Philadelphia,PA 19123
Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/4741/
Lock & Key Events are the hottest interactive and FUN way in Philadelphia, PA for singles to socialize, make new friends, or just to have a great time! Men get keys, Women get locks & everyone interacts while trying to unlock to win great prizes. Lock and Key Events transform a regular happy hour by adding the ULTIMATE ice breaker theme. This event is for All Singles. Recommended for Men and Women between the ages of 27 & 47. Pre-Pay online in advance with promo code “”SE5”” and save $5 off this event! Sponsored by: “”SinglesEvents.com”” For all the details, including advance discounted tickets and contact info for questions, please click ‘more info’.
19) MIDTOWN VILLAGE FALL FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011
12 NOON - 8 P.M.
20) RiverCity Festival
Please join us for a great volunteering opportunity at the RiverCity Festival on Saturday, October 1st. The festival will be held at Penn Treaty Park on the beautiful Delaware River in Historic Fishtown.
The festival itself is from 12-5
For more information about the festival, go tohttp://www.rivercityfestival.org/index.html
21) Pigtoberfest in Manayunk!
Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/5068/
Get ready for the first annual Pigtoberfest in Manayunk party! This Indoor/Outdoor Event features your First Drink Free, Live Music, whole roasted pigs, amazing Oktoberfest Beers (5 great choices!), Oktoberfest food including Brats and Roast Pork Sandwiches, and OF COURSE an after party inside The Ugly Moose to watch the Phillies playoff game! Now, ready for the GOOD part? RSVP on this website (click “”rsvp here”” to the left or below) and UpcomingEventscom will give you another Oktoberfest Beer -or- a brat/pork sandwich FREE! How is THAT for awesome? Just a $5 cover at the door. SEE YOU THERE! Make sure all your friends RSVP as well to get the extra free beer or food item.
22) Rain Dance Promotions & Whisper Night Club
●• PASSION - Friday Night @ Whisper Night Club ●•
●• Friday Sept 30, 2011 [10pm - 3am] •●
Sounds by : DJ JAY-SKI spinning - Top 40 | Dance | Hip Hop
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Guest List & Bottle Service Discounts
$5 Reduced Admission 10pm till 1.00am [$10 regular,$20 after 1am ]
Please get on the guest list - Only RSVP " Yes " on FB Invite
Guestlist closes Friday Sept 30th 12pm.
-- Special Rates for Bottle & VIP Service --
23) Pre-Dating Philadelphia - Speed Dating For All Single Professionals Ages 33 to 43
Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/4676/
Come out and meet other Busy Single Professionals in Philadelphia face to face at Pre-Dating Speed Dating, the largest Speed Dating event service in the US for Busy Single Professionals. Go on many 6 minute mini-dates all in one night. This event is for All Single Professionals. Venue is located in (Inside PA Convention Center). Recommended for females between 33 & 43 and males between 33 & 43. Pre-Pay online in advance with promo code “”SINGLE5”” and save $5 off this event!
24) Farmer's Market Every Tuesday South and Passyunk
Every Tuesday from 2:30 to 7PM At South St. and Passyunk
Taproot Farm–Kale, Asian Eggplant, Italian Eggplants, Heirloom tomatoes, okra, fresh herbs, red slicing tomatoes,garlic, carrots, sweet onions, herbal tea bouquets, cucumbers, squash, swiss chard, , lettuce, eggs
Beechwood Orchards –Apples, Peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, plums, mixed berries, apricots, pluots, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, garlic, apple butter, honey, peach and apple sauce, rhubarb, asparagus.
Livengood’s Produce –Lettuce, Canteloupes, Tomatoes, Corn, beans, Summer Squash, strawberry and blueberry jam, chard, beets, red potatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, and more.
Beef, lamb, and pork!
Big Sky Bakery – A wide range of breads and other certified organic baked goods!
The market atmosphere is casual and relaxed, a good mid-week market with a variety of products, particularly for residents out of town on the weekends. This season for the first time the farmers can accept Pennsylvania ACCESS, VISA, and MASTERCARD