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Date: 10/7/2011
Title: 36 Items (10-7-11) sponsored by PhillyTrips.com - SKI and SNOWBOARD this winter

Game 5 tonight.....could we want anyone else pitching besides Mr. Holliday?   Hard to believe that Howard can not even put a ball in play against lefties.  My dad thinks Mayberry should be pinch hitting for Ryan in key situations when a lefty is pitching.  Hard to think the reasoning is out of the question with the season on the line.   All season, I worried about our lack of offense.  Not always fun being right sometimes.

And if the Phillies lose, not like we have the Eagles to look forward to.  Going in, concern was linebackers and offensive line.  Even more concerned about them now, agreed?  Can not stop the run and our red zone and short yard offiense have been horrible.

Despite the performaces on the field, I have been enjoying the seasons, making both Eagles games so far and the Eagles Sunday night Cliff Lee loss.  Let's hope for more baseball this season....and meaningful Eagles games in December.

Other news....I bought a gun.  Had my carry permit for a few years and finally made the purchase.  I just spend too much time in North Philly and other random places.  this is what I bought: http://www.kahr.com/Pistols/Kahr-CW9.asp  If you have any comments/suggestions, please let me know.

Another thing I learned this week.....Trader Joes on Monday night is insane - think gas lines in the 70s.

And lastly....sold the house I have been working on at 20th and Fairmount.  Will work to get some photos for you next week.  BTW, if anyone is interested in a 10% annual return, I have some real estate I would like to purchase with you....As always, if thinking about buying or selling a home, please keep me in mind - still using my Real Estate license.  



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1) CSI: The Experience at the Franklin Institute - Opens October 1
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to examine a crime scene, collect evidence and potentially solve a case, live out your curiosity during the CSI: The Experience at the Franklin Institute, a new exhibit based on the hit television show.


Bourbon Blue  

Friday, October 14th, 2011   8-10pm        

2 Rector St,  Philadelphia, PA 19127     

Includes a complimentary 2-hour open bar. Open bar will be from 8:00-10:00pm. GET THERE EARLY for open bar, stay the rest of the night for fun times! You MUST RSVP for this party to attend.   RSVP Here » http://www.nyephilly.com/rsvp/17/

3) Fall Festivals
Fall brings with it cooler weather, shorter days, gorgeous foliage and, especially here in Philadelphia, festivals every weekend. To help you navigate all the food, music, arts and harvest fests taking place this autumn, check out our Top Fall Festivals.

4) DesignPhiladelphia
Bigger and better than ever before, and now in its seventh year, DesignPhiladelphia transforms the city with 11 days of special events: discussions, tours, exhibitions and public installations showcasing the powerful role of design. (October 13-23).

5) Fighting for Democracy at the NCC
Learn about the personal struggles a group of citizens faced during World War II during “Fighting for Democracy: Who is the ‘We’ in ‘We the People’” at the National Constitution Center. The theater-exhibition hybrid mixes live performances with interactive displays to create a powerful experience. (Opens October 14)

6) Top Halloween Haunts
Thrill-seekers of all ages have plenty to look forward in October with the 20th anniversary of Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, scary fun at Peddler’s Village, haunted hayrides at Linvilla Orchards and more in our Top Halloween Happenings.

7) Taste of Philly

Wednesday, November 2nd

8) Film Festival

9) The South of France Wine Tasting

World Cafe Live - 10/9


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Philadelphia skatepark ground-breaking next spring

No More Tokens: SEPTA to Start Working on New Payment Technology

Philly: America’s 10th Most Gluttonous City

More red-light cameras coming to Center City

Want to Feel Younger, More Open? 'Magic Mushrooms' Trigger Lasting Personality Change

12) Wanda Sykes

Keswick Theater
Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wanda Sykes, the comedian best known by her raspy voiced opinions and razor sharp sarcasm cuts through any bull that sparks her anger and the result on-stage is non-stop laughs during hilarious vignettes that take on anything from the latest news to the lady zone.  The author, activist, talk-show host, film and television actress showcases all of her many charms and talents at the Keswick on Sunday, October 9.

Wanda began her comedy career in 1987 when she first appeared in front of a live audience. She lost the competition, but continued to hone her craft. She moved to New York City in 1992 and caught a break opening up for Chris Rock at the legendary Caroline’s.

Wanda Sykes may be one of the funniest comedians of all times. But she’s also a ground-breaking revolutionary: becoming the first black female entertainer at the White House Correspondents dinner, the first openly gay comedian to host the same dinner and is the only black woman to make the list of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-ups on all time.

The four time Emmy Award winner will have you laughing long after the house lights come on.

Tickets for Wanda Sykes are $68 and $48 and can be purchased: Online at www.keswicktheatre.com


The Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) are set to introduce an app for their 2012 cheerleader calendar. The app will cost $1.99 and be available for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices. The app will feature photos and video. It will be available in early November, according to the team. The Eagles are reportedly the first NFL team to roll out such an app. (SportsBusiness Journal, Sept.12-18 and http://tiny.cc/ej97x)


Connect to Philadelphia’s Newest Park by using the new Race Street Connector

Friday October 7, 2011
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Rain or Shine

Race Street Pier

Columbus Boulevard at Race Street on the Delaware River

In conjunction with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Friends of Race Street Pier will host the First Friday Party on the Race Street Pier.  Visitors can explore the galleries in Old City and then take a stroll down Race Street, explore the newly constructed and lit, Race Street Connector, and celebrate First Friday at Philadelphia’s Newest Park. Elements include:

  • Vending by the Bike Caffe.
  • Race Street Peers Information Table
  • Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert Information Table
  • Music by DJ Jack Tripper
  • Performance by the Night Bright Band
  • Strolling lighted performers, featuring hula hoops and spinning lights

15)  25th Annual AIDS Walk Philly!

october 16th

16)   3RD ANNUAL 'OLD CITY WINDOWS 2011'   An all-in-one window competition, exhibit, and DesignPhiladelphia Event

On Friday, October 7th - Sunday, October 23rd, 2011, The Old City Business Collective launches the third edition of Old City Windows, a design-inspired window competition and exhibit celebrating innovative thinking and visual inspiration from students, artists, and professionals in various fields of design. The OCBC's event kicks off on the popular First Friday in Old City - the public is invited to vote for their favorite windowand enjoy a fun night out in Philadelphia's most vibrant art, design, and fashion district.

During this three-week event, visitors can peruse windows featuring unexpected designs created by talent from the greater Philadelphia region as part of a competition awarding prizes for Best in Design (selected by a juried panel) and Public's Favorite Window (compiled from online and text voting.)

Last year, the neighborhood-wide exhibit showcased a skeletal Betsy Ross sewing in a red-saturated storefront window designed by artist Tom Judd, Candy Depew's bejeweled fish dancing around a designer showroom, and multi-colored textiles braided  by display coordinator Hayley Carmo for a beauty studio.

In 2011, The OCBC aims to spotlight new talent and heighten the visual experience of Old City Windows. "We are thrilled to host this event and each year we are amazed at the creative energy we receive from the participants involved," says Program Director, Monique Mason

An opening reception will be hosted at Dane Decor (315 Arch St.) on Wednesday, October 12th from 6:00PM -9:00PM. Winners of the Windows competition will be announced at a  celebratory event at Trust 249-51 Arch St.) on Wednesday, October 26th from 6:00PM-9:00PM. Open to the public.

As part of the larger city-wide DesignPhiladelphia event (October 13th - 23rd), Windows is hosted during a wide array of design events: Cocktails and Conversation at Scarlett Alley featuring a jewelry trunk show. Moko's Pompadour debuts with on-site models pompadoured in various stylings - everything from the Gibson girls to rockabilly to modern-day street culture. Wear your best pomp to their party and receive a complimentary gift bag. NEXT? What is next on the design front? Hosted by Minima presents Handcrafted objects from around the world.. 

For additional details, visit discoveroldcity.org. To learn more about DesignPhiladelphia events in OldCity, visit designphiadelphia.org


17)  Stand-Up Fundraiser for LLS

Please join Abbe Meck and Van Kapeghian in our fight against blood cancers. Thursday, December 1st we are proud to present Mo Mandel (who you may know from Modern Family and Chelsea Lately) at Helium Comedy Club in Philly! Abbe and Van are running the Disney Marathon in January and seeking to raise over $10,000 toward the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They will be running a half marathon and full marathon on consecutive days, that's 39.3 miles - please join us in this fight!

Tickets are $15 per person, please contact Van Kapeghian (phone: 609-969-2387 or email: van@furiousball.com) for tickets. If you are unable to attend but would still like to support this cause, please visit http://pages.teamintraining.org/nj/wdw12/AllForLayna

18) DressLikeAHo.com

Ok folks, Halloween is right around the corner and you folks really need the costumes and decorations! There’s Playboy costumes, Toy Story, Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland, Avatar, Superheroes, Movie Characters, inflatable stuff. If you’re shopping on a budget (like me), there is also a nice sized clearance area. So if you’re looking for a couples costumes, sexy costumes, funny costumes… please go to DressLikeAHo.com


City Tap House and Dogfish Head introduce Pumpkin Smash on Sunday, October 16th from 1pm-5pm. For a $5 Entrance Donation, enjoy Live Music by REPLAY, $4 Dogfish Head Draughts and $5 Seasonal Specialty Cocktails! Proceeds will benefit Back on My Feet. The highlight of the day will be our Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest! Contestants can participate for a $500 City Tap House Bar Tab! For more information and to enter the contest, contact Jessica at jmcgarvey@publichouseusa.comtoday!  


  join us for a special fundraising event for Soccer Sisters United of Philadelphia, a non-profit organization which provides high-level soccer training, competition and academic support to inner city girls. The event will take place next Monday, October 10th, from 6pm to10pm at Whisper Lounge. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Michael Schulson's SAMPAN restaurant. Miss Pennsylvania 2010, Amber-Joi Watkins will take on the red carpet from 6-7pm to interview guests including the Honorable Mayor Michael Nutter; Philadelphia Union’s Freddy Adu; Philadelphia Eagles’ Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek, and Todd Herremans.

We hope you are able to join us and support this amazing organization. We are still accepting donations for the silent auction, if interested please contact me, my information is below. Those of you who have already contributed to the silent auction, we greatly appreciate your kindness and support. To RSVP to this event, please email lindsayfurman@gmail.com with your number of guests. Please help us continue to better our cities children with sports and education programs.



Hurry, Tickets On Sale until October 10 and will not be available at the door!

 You're invited to:  AFTER X,  the exclusive party for young professionals of the Pink Tie Ball

Saturday, October 15  ·  9:00 PM


Cescaphé Event Group's brand-new 17,000-square-foot entertainment venue

600 North Broad Street,  Philadelphia

Forget about anything else you had on tap for October 15 - because OUR party is the ONLY one offering you a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.The first post-Pink Tie Ball party ever held... and the first public event of its kind held at Vie, After X combines the excitement of the Ball's 10th anniversary with an incredible celebration designed exclusively for young professionals.

 Gather your Friends & Get Your Tickets Now 

  • $90 per person (tax deductible as provided by law); tickets will not be available at the door.
  • Cocktail attire required


 Phillies & Mural Arts Unveil Plans For New Eight-Story Mural


Five-time Tony Award-winning producer, Jon B. Platt (Wicked, The Book of Mormon), presents Gazillion Bubble Show, created by and starring international sensation, Fan

Yang.  Part of the Broadway Season, the production will come to the Merriam Theater for five shows only on November 5th & 6th.

Tickets ranging in price from $15 to $42.50 are now on sale.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Sts (open daily 10 am to 6 pm) or at the Merriam Theater box office, 250 S. Broad Street (open during performances only).

Groups of 10 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883. 

Performances include:  Saturday, November 5th at 2pm and 5pm and Sunday, November 6th at 11am, 2pm and 5:30pm.

24) Rugby Returns to Philadelphia!

Philadelphia Welcomes the Rugby League World Cup Qualifying Tournament

The American National Rugby League (AMNRL) will host the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Atlantic qualifier in Philadelphia this October. Three of the sport’s premier teams – Jamaica, South Africa and the United States – will compete in a week-long tournament with the winner earning the final spot in the 2013 World Cup tournament.

The World Cup Qualifier will take place at Campbell’s Field in Camden, NJ on October 15-23. The United States, currently ranked 15th in the world, will be looking to make history by earning its first ever birth in the Rugby League World Cup.

“We are excited to be able to host the Atlantic qualifier here in Philadelphia in front of some the most passionate sports fans in the country,” says David Niu, President & Founder of the AMNRL.

Tickets start at just $5 for children, $8 for students (with valid ID) and $10 for adults. Ticket packages for all three games will also be available. Additional information about the event can be found via the event’s Twitter feed @RugbyWCQ or at RugbyWCQ.com.


26)  Flea Market

October 15th 9AM-5PM.  43rd & Chester Ave.


Star of the CBS Late Late Show


Craig Ferguson and his famous brand of humor are coming to the Auditorium at Council Rock South! Come experience the Emmy Award-Nominated host of the CBS Late Late Show, bringing you his outrageous comedic stand-up. Aside from entertaining millions of fans across the globe with his late night talk show, Ferguson has redefined stand-up comedy with his unique and one-of-a-kind style, drawing on personal narrative combined with his traditional joke style and impeccable delivery.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to the Miracle League, a baseball and softball league specifically designed so that children with physical and mental disabilities can safely participate in sports!

* Please note that tickets are available at the Parks and Recreation Office in the Northampton Township Building at 55 Township Road, Richboro, PA 18954 (no surcharge added).  Tickets are also on sale at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.   Tickets prices are $69.95 for Orchestra Seating and $49.95 for Tier Seating.


28) Network After Work at Ladder 15

Join Network After Work on Wednesday October 19th at Ladder 15 (1528 Sansom St.) from 6-9pm. Network After Work is a monthly event that attracts business professionals from all industries and career levels. Events allow attendees to expand their professional network and create new business opportunities. Upon entering guests will receive a name tag color coded by industry for easy navigation. Events provide a relaxed atmosphere conducive to business and social networking. Complimentary sponsored cocktails and light appetizers are provided for the first hour of the event.

To RSVP please visit:

Admission Includes:

  1. Name Tags Color-Coded by Industry
  2. Complimentary Sponsored Cocktails from 6-7pm
  3. Complimentary Light appetizers from 6-7pm

Admission: $10 with pre-pay / $15 with RSVP at the door / $20 without RSVP

Click here for a map to Ladder 15

29) Million Man March Comes to Philly This Weekend

The event marks the 16th anniversary of the first march in Washington, D.C. As blacks from across the country get ready to head to Philly this weekend for the second Million Man March, organizers stay focused on their No. 1 goal: tackling Philly's staggering poverty crisis. READ MORE

30) Fall for the Arts
Chestnut Hill’s 27-year strong arts fest could be the break you need from the smog of the concrete jungle. Oodles of family friendly activities will line seven blocks of gloriously car-free Germantown Avenue, where patrons of all ages can browse the wares of more than 150 different artists and relish the festive food choices—all in the open fall air. Two stages at opposite ends of the festival will showcase a variety of local talent from classical guitarists, dancers and magicians, to bands like the Dukes of Destiny and Zydeco-a-Go-Go. It’s a little something for everyone. -Rachel McDevitt

11am-5pm. Free. Sunday, 10/9, Germantown Ave. chestnuthillpa.com

31) Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival
Bring the entire family to celebrate the foods of the Pennsylvania harvest at Reading Terminal Market's annual Harvest Festival, October 15, 10am-4pm. Filbert Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into an urban farm with hay bales and corn stalks. Climb on an authentic farm tractor for a hay ride around the Market, take a walk through a pumpkin patch and enjoy freshly-made donuts, locally-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, candy apples and more.
Reading Terminal Market, 1100 block of Filbert Street, 215.922.2317, readingterminalmarket.org

32)  Live Lunchtime Music in Chestnut Park
Enjoy music in this hidden gem of a park every Wednesday and Friday (weather permitting), noon-1:30pm through October 28. Grab your lunch and enjoy some crisp fall afternoons listening to music.
Chestnut Park, 1707 Chestnut St., 215.440.5500, CenterCityPhila.org/life/chestnut_park.php

33)  Tuesday 10/11: Sustainability & Planning

6-9 PM. Meet in front of PECO building @ Market & 23rd Sts. 

Night ends @ PHS garden @ Market & 20th Sts. 

We hear a lot about green cities and clean economies. These concepts are already shaping the city we live in, but most of us have little hands-on experience with them. Join us for a guided, hands-on tour of what sustainability really means for you and for Philadelphia. 

This Sustainable Philly Walking-Tour will take you to key sites in Center City where green technology and sustainable thinking are already impacting our lives. Take a pleasant evening stroll with experts on transportation, urban planning, and green building who'll show you what's happening and what could happen in the future. Stops will include the PECO Green Roof, the new Penn Park, and 30th St. Station. Click here to register for the sustainability walking tour!

34) Lunch with the City's Leaders: Meryl Levitz

Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/7766/

Join Meryl Levitz, President and CEO of Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation for Center City Proprietors Association’s (CCPA) Lunch with the City’s Leaders. For ten years, CCPA has been engaging the business community with our highly successful Lunch with the City’s Leaders series, where CCPA members and friends meet and ‘get to know’ Philadelphia’s leaders. This particular series engages the business community with highly respected leaders who consistently promote civic responsibility, economic commitment and cultural responsibility to the Greater Philadelphia region.

35) Mural Arts Month
October marks Mural Arts Month, a celebration of the 3,500+ murals found throughout the city. Join the Mural Arts Program for 31 ways to participate in 31 days, including new mural dedications, tours and special events throughout the month.

36) The National Liberty Museum's Glass Weekend & Auction Gala

Oct 15th





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