Philly sports has gotten so bad that I am left talking trash with a buddy from Seattle about Philly Union soccer.
I told everyone that our offense sucked all year....that when playoff time came, it would hurt us. Read what I wrote back in June: http://www.markzwick.com/view_newsletter.asp?id=349. I just do not understand how we can not hit with a manager that came to the big leagues as a hitting coach. bunting people over, hitting to the opposite field, etc....just does not seem to be the way the Phillies play and we see the results (again). I would like to see new a manager in town....
As for the Eagles, with a loss this week in Washington, it could free up our fall/winter to enjoy other acvtities on Sundays. So many reasons it seems we keep losing.....worst turnover differential in the league, awful; red zone performance on both offense and defense, no linebacker play, missed tackles, no offense short yardage game, etc....
Seems like the Flyers are going to be as popular as ever this season with no basketball and no Eagles playoff hunt.....
I went to a concert this week at a very cool theatre in Montclair, NJ this week: http://www.wellmonttheatre.com. Saw Trey from Phish. I was embarrassed to wear anything that could have stirred up anything Philly related. And it has nothing to do with some of our corrupt police department - this guy is so dumb....
For those in to club (techno) type music, there is a new place in town worth checking out: http://rumorphilly.com/. They have been bringing in some big time DJs since opening a few weeks back. Located at 15th and Sansom.
Last week I promised to get some photos of my most recent completed project online for you. Here is a link. House sold for $400k+. As I keep mentioning, open to taking on investors if anyone has interest. Minimum investment would be $25,000. Lastly, as always, happy to help you buy or sell a home.....still have my Realtor license active.... - Mark
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Pre-Sale New Years Eve Tickets On Sale This Weekend!
Tell Your Family, Friends, and Co-Workers... This Weekend Kicks Off Our NYEphilly Ticket Pre-Sale!
This Weekend (Saturday October 15th, 10AM SHARP!) we will post to our Facebook Fan Page a Pre-Sale code that will allow you access to purchase tickets before anyone else. This is a super-special opportunity. You MUST be a fan of our Facebook Fan Page to get the pre-sale code. You can become a fan here: https://www.facebook.com/NewYearsEve
Here's how it will work. We will post up the Pre-Sale code on the fan page on Saturday morning at 10am with a link to buy tickets to the parties. You can click the link and use the code to get to our ticket site. Sounds easy enough, right? Yup, it is. You just need to be a fan to get the code!
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1) PHILLY NEWS
A) NEW FISHTOWN BAR + ARCADE = BARCADE
2) The 9th Annual 'Philly's Largest' Fall Singles Party & Mixer!
Bourbon Blue - 2 Rector St Manayunk,PA 19128
Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/5198/
Join Bourbon Blue, SinglesEventscom, and 95.7 Ben FM Thursday, October 20th from 6:00-10:00pm for the 9th Annual After-Work Fall Singles Party & Mixer at Bourbon Blue! This is an indoor/outdoor (outside deck or inside for live music & huge bar/room). Grab a friend or come alone. Either way, SEE YOU THERE!! Click below for FULL details on what’s included.
3) Sign Up Now to Volunteer for the 18th Annual Philly Cares Day!
Greater Philadelphia Cares is hosting our 18th Annual Philly Cares Day and we need YOU! Philly Cares Day is a day when we come together to roll up our sleeves and help spruce up the schools and non profit agencies that strengthen the fabric of our community.
This year it's taking place Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00am- 2:00pm. Register to volunteer TODAY by visiting www.philacares.org
So grab some friends and join us in what will surely be a day of transformative work and positive change for our community! Hurry up though, time's running out!!
4) Cheesesteak Challenge
To mark its second anniversary, Square 1682 will host the Cheesesteak Challenge: High Steaks block party this Sunday, October 16th, from 3 5 pm benefiting Philadelphia Academies when top chefs duke it out for this year’s title in a spirited block party of culinary wizardry. Representing: Chef Guillermo Tellez, Square 1682; Chef Peter Woolsey, Bistrot La Minette; Chef Mike Stollenwerk, Fish; Chef Daniel Stern, R2L; Chef Townsend Wentz, McCrossen’s Tavern; Chef Nick Farina, Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar; Chef David Boyle, Davio’s; Chef Brian Turowski, Jackson 20 (Alexandria Va.) and Chef Lynn Rinaldi from Paradiso Restaurant & Wine Bar. Judges include WMMR's Matt Cord.
$20, includes all cheesesteak sampling, benefits The Philadelphia Academies.
Beer will be on sale from Philadelphia¹s Victory Brewing Co. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/192671
117 South 17th Street
5) Voyage of the Living Dead Tours Aboard the Battleship NJ
Survive the Voyage of the Living Dead tour at the Battleship NJ. Zombies have overtaken the ship. Weekends in Oct., 7pm – 11pm.
6) BAD DOG BALL
Bring your bad dog and come party with the Pennsylvania SPCA at the Hyatt on the waterfront and enjoy four hours of open bar, late night snacks, raffle prizes, music provided by DEL, and lots of dancing -- all to raise money for abused and abandoned animals in Philadelphia.
Saturday, October 15th | 9pm-1am
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
Link to purchase tickets: http://baddogball-staceykracher.eventbrite.com
The weather is still nice enough to wander around South Street with a drink in your hand. So this week, sample a variety of foods from around the city and jam out to some of the city’s emerging acts at the third annual Bloktoberfest. This year promises to be bigger and better with a wider selection of beer, more blocks and food and faster service. Area restaurants will offer their food curbside and Philadelphia’s food trucks will be on the scene. The Walkmen, Toy Soldiers, Paper Monster and Cozy Galaxies provide the soundtrack. The event is free to attend but a beer pass is required to drink—they’re available online or at the fest and passes include drink tickets. The more you drink, the more proceeds go to support students and various education initiatives in area schools. Win-win. -Brenda Hillegas
Noon-8pm. Free. Rain date, Oct. 22. South Street, Broad to 17th sts. bloktoberfestphilly.com
Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/Calendar-October-12-18-2011-131582478.html?page=2&comments=1&showAll=#ixzz1aa9uZqBm
8) McToberfest 2011 at McFadden's
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ McFadden's 3rd St
View Event Details » http://www.mcfaddensphilly.com
"With a toast and a "prost," big beers and no fears, cover bands and a great crowd, Mctoberfest is a party larger than even the tents that contain it." Saturday October 15th, McFaddens 3rd St. throws the Largest All Day drinking Oktoberfest party, rightfully named MCTOBERFEST. There will be a Giant Outdoor Heated Tent ... Grilling, All Day Drinking, Live Bands (Split Decision, Joe Bachman and the Crew, Love Seed Mama Jump), DJs, Beer Garden, Outdoor Games and So Much More.
Buy your discounted tickets here and avoid the lines! Contact Neina for any party requests or for additional information: 215-928-0630 or firstname.lastname@example.org -- click below for tickets...
9) The National Liberty Museum's Glass Weekend & Auction Gala Is Here!
10) AIDS WALK
11) YOUCIE EVENT
10/18, Tuesday, Happy Hour
12) 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: http://philadelphia.networkafterwork.com
- Name Tags Color-Coded by Industry
- Complimentary Sponsored Cocktails from 6-7pm
- 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
13) Philadelphia Film Society Opening Night Celebration
20th Annual Philadelphia Film Society Opening Night Celebration! Opening Night Festivities begin on: Thursday, Oct 20, 8pm-1am. Opening Night Screening is at: Zellerbach Theatre in the Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street, University City, 8pm. Opening Night Party is at: The Agora, Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th Street, Use Walnut Street Entrance, University City, 10pm-1am. Opening Night continues down the road at The Agora. Be one of the first to check out this gorgeous new space while mingling with industry VIPS. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’ouveres from our terrific sponsors and dance the night away with the feisty Broadzilla DJs. Opening Night Admissions: Film & Party: $50 | $45...
Ghosts of the Great Road Walk
Join us Saturdays, October 15, 22, 29, for a walk through Philadelphia's most haunted and historic neighborhood.
Choose from two different tours operating every Saturday
3:00 p.m. - Market Square
meet at 5501 Germantown Avenue to explore the neighborhood around the square-- walk ends at Grumblethorpe
6:00 p.m. - Colonial Campground meet at 6430 Germantown Avenue to explore the neighborhood around Cliveden
$10/person. For information call 215-844-1683 or visit www.ghostsofthegreatroad.com