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Date: 11/18/2011
Title: 17 Items (11-18-11) sponsored by The Red Cross's Red Ball 2012

Did not include any events for Thanksgiving eve - just too many out there

Eagles....I am 0-3 at home games this year.....Did you know that we recorded our first sack by a linebacker in the 2nd half of the Zona game?  No wonder are are 3-6.  And one does have to wonder why we have two of the games best cornerbacks and neither is allowed to play man to man against Fitzgerald. 

For those looking for a crazy exercise night, check out http://goruckchallenge.com.  I was driving home late Saturday night and saw these people carrying a log.  Then they went to jump in the river by the boat houses and carried out another log.  Then carried both through center city.  Honest - one of the logs is in the photo.  Was a group of nearly 30 people.  Was in insane. 

Some Phillies news: Put yourself on the 2012 Season Ticket Waitlist » and  Phillies tickets getting more expensive

And another nice development for Philly:  http://www.aroundphilly.com/blog/2011/10/28/punk-kids-will-finally-get-their-skate-park/

Lastly, for those that had some water damage from Irne (or damage from the earthquake, I thought this was interesting news: How to Write Off a Disaster Loss For Property Damage
Losses from one of the many disasters this year? You may be due some tax relief, even after insurance and other compensation for your losses. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows you a tax deduction for casualty losses, including losses due to property damage or destruction.
Full Story: http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20111117_disasterloss.htm

Have a good weekend - Mark


The 2012 Red Ball will be held on March 10, 2012 at the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park. Tickets sare on sale now!  More details will be posted soon, but for immediate questions, please contact redball@redcross-philly.org.


1) PhillyTrips - Pre Winter Happy Hour at Phillip's in Center City

Location:  Phillip's Seafood in the Sheraton Center City (this place is FIRST CLASS!!)
Date:  Tuesday, November 29th 2011,  5:30pm start (get there when you can)
RSVP Link:  http://www.phillytrips.com/rsvp/15/

Been looking at PhillyTrips.com but have questions or want to talk to others that have been on our trips?  Want to meet some of the people you will traveling with to Vermont, Utah or Whistler?  Want a place to meet up with people you have traveled with before on our trips?  This is a great place to do it.  No charge, free on-site parking (park in the Sheraton self parking lot, parking is validated at the bar), beer & mixed drink specials (5:30 - 7:30pm), food specials, plus prizes and giveaways!  We will start checking in people at 5:30pm, party goes until people leave (around 8:30 - arrive any time you want)!

This Happy Hour is a great way to get to know PhillyTrips.com and the people behind the scenes.  You can learn more about what we do, our upcoming trips, ask any questions you would like, give us your trip ideas, meet people who have been on our trips before, and discuss travel with other like-minded people.  Feel free to invite & bring friends, just have them RSVP on our site please.  It's Free!



Sunday, November 20:
Glide across the ice on University of Pennsylvania's campus and be charitable at the same time during the Thanksgiving Skate. FREE ADMISSION when you bring a non-perishable donation.


A) Starr Restaurants' latest concept coming next week


QUIET 1BR CONDO AVAILABLE FOR RENT AT THE CASTINGS - GREAT LOCATION IN OLD CITY - Small one bedroom unit (+/-650 sf) on the top floor of The Castings (136 N. Bread St., between 2nd/3rd/Arch/Race) available Nov. 1.  Central AC/Heat, new windows, washer/dryer, extra storage in basement are among the many nice features of this apartment.  Sorry bath lovers, there is a shower only - no tub.  Please contact Marc for additional information at 917.640.6076 or marcschulder@gmail.com.


Looking for a great new space to host your holiday party? Rumor, Philly's newest nightlife destination is available for private & corporate events. Rumor offers multiple event spaces,  several catering options, great beverage packages and a lux, chic atmosphere that is truly unique to Philadelphia. Special holiday packages are available. Email jaye@rumorphilly.com or call 215.988.0777

6) Philadelphia Marathon Weekend!


Check upcoming leagues for details or click below to register:

Monday/ Tuesday Football               Coed Kickball

Weekend Football                               Coed Soccer

Men's Football                                     Coed Dodgeball

Coed Volleyball                                    Men's Basketball



The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is proud to continue to present a wintertime tradition in Philadelphia, the 18th anniversary season of the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing.  It’s time to “Think Rink,” as the Blue Cross RiverRink located on Columbus Boulevard and Market Street, is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors and fresh air fun for everyone!

Featuring an outdoor Olympic size rink overlooking the Delaware River and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room and more, the Blue Cross RiverRink re-opens officially at 12 noon on Friday, November 25, 2011 with the first skating session of the season.  But there will be a special SNEAK PREVIEW event especially for 94.1 WIP Listeners on Wednesday November 23, 2011. From 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., WIP will broadcast live from the Blue Cross RiverRink and offer free skating and rental to all their listeners. This will be a special chance to get on the ice before the Blue Cross RiverRink officially opens for the season.

WIP is one of the first all-sports formatted stations in the nation and programming for the top-rated outlet can be heard on 94.1FM and 610 AM.  The CBS RADIO properties are the leading stations of its kind in Philadelphia and serve as the flagship stations for the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers.  The station’s programming is available on-air, online at www.cbsphilly.com and via the Radio.com application for a variety of mobile devices.  WIP-FM/AM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major market radio operators in the United States.  A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets.  CBS RADIO also owns and operates WPHT-AM, WOGL-FM and KYW-AM in Philadelphia.


 OpenDesks has launched a new shared workspace in West Conshohocken, the first of it's kind in the Western Suburbs.  Check out OpenDesks.com/Spaces/WorkSpace-Lab and follow @WorkSpaceLab on twitter.  They are now seeking full-time, part-time, and daily users.  For more info call 855-673-6337.

10) Winter Beerfest


November 26th 2011
At Union Transfer
1026 Spring garden street
Philadelphia PA, 19123

11)  Register for the 2012 Red Cross Walk and Run to Save Lives!

Sign up now for the 10th Annual Red Cross Walk and Run to Save Lives on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park! You can be a hero for your community and your local Red Cross by registering and raising money to support local Disaster Relief. When you join the Red Cross Walk and Run, you are helping thousands of people in our community who are impacted by fires, floods or other disasters.

Who: Walkers, Runners, Dogs, Companies, Schools, Churches,  Community Groups, Everyone!

When: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Where: Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA

Why: Earn fabulous prizes for raising money to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. Join the fun, eat some food and get some exercise while walking or running around beautiful and scenic Fairmount Park.

Don't wait any longer! Sign up today at www.redcrosswalkandrun.org and we'll see you on April 21st!

12) Marc Vetri

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Chef Marc Vetri has no tricks up his sleeve. He has no day-glo restaurants with cars fashioned into booths or service staff in required shell-toe Adidas, he just makes mind-blowing food. His first restaurant, Vetri, has been called “possibly the best Italian restaurant on the East coast,” by Mario Batali, and Bon Appetit hailed Amis “one of the Top 10 places for pasta in the country.” The South Philly native has a way of making a meal you will remember for years. Now, he’s intent on passing his knowledge on to the kitchen lay people in his new fundamentals cookbook Rustic Italian Food. Tonight, you’ll finally get your chance to ask one of the best chefs in the world any culinary question you might have. Be prepared, and bring a notebook. -Abigail Bruley

7:30pm. Free. Free Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.567.4341. freelibrary.org

13) Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2011

Experience the unique atmosphere of the authentic German Christmas Market in Center City Philadelphia!

Nov. 24th - Dec. 24th at Love Park, Philadelphia

14) Celebrate the holidays at the Annenberg Center!

Enjoy a traditional Irish Christmas with the acclaimed Irish band Danú (December 2), dance in the aisles as classic holiday music takes on a Latin flare with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra's Salsa Navidad (December 3), or see ten intoxicating ballroom stars including Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya from ABC's Dancing with the Stars in Champions of the Dance (December 15-18).  These family-friendly shows are the perfect way to celebrate the holidays!  Tickets start at only $20. For more information visit http://www.annenbergcenter.org/

15) 2nd Annual Stout & Chowder Festival 2011

Full Event Details & Discounted Parking Info: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/9080/

Enter the totally nautical world of the Independence Seaport Museum for an evening of sampling dark/seasonal beers (served at Burly Beer Stations), delectable soups and stews, and a special dessert “savor session” presented by Betty’s Speakeasy , Franklin Fountainand Hank’s Gourmet Beverages. Soups & Stews by Brulee Catering. Spend some time relaxing in our lounge or hang outside taking in the amazing views with a cigar by John Hay Cigars. 2nd Annual Stout & Chowder FestivalA belly-warming fundraiser for The Seaport Museum Saturday | November 19, 2011 | 5pm-8pmBrought To You By: Rolling Barrel Events  In honor of the festival’s Burly Beer theme and No-Shave November, a Burly Beard Competition will take place to name the official bearded mascot of Stout & Chowder Fest 2012. The competition will be judged byIFC’s Whisker Warscelebrity and Beard Team USA member Myk O’Connor. The winner will receive a sweet trophy along with other prizes. Think you have the burliest beard? You can register that evening at check-in. Tickets are $60 per person and include access to the Independence Seaport Museum and all its exhibits prior to the event (before 5:00 pm), unlimited samples of beer, soup, desserts and other tasty treats, a keepsake glass mug, and access to our official after-party at Triumph Brewing Company in Old City. Plus, proceeds benefit the museum! Groups of 6 or more can cash in on the “”six-pack”” discount and receive $5.00 off each ticket. Save $5 from UpcomingEvents.com! Use discount code “”UCE5”” when you are purchasing. Be sure to invite your co-workers, family, & friends - SEE YOU THERE!  Some of The Breweries: Boxcar Brewing Company | Dock Street Brewery | Flying Fish Brewing Company| Lancaster Brewing Company | Manayunk Brewery | Philadelphia Brewing Company | River Horse Brewing Company | Stoudt’s Brewery | Triumph Brewing Company | Troegs Brewing Company | Weyerbacher Brewing Company | Yards Brewing Company | D.G. Yuengling & Sons See Video From A Past “”Rolling Barrel”” Beer Festival

16) ART STAR Holiday Craft Bazaar
ART STAR Holiday Craft Bazaar! The Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar is an indoor retail art/craft show that is organized & juried by Philadelphia’s Art Star Gallery & Boutique. Shoppers can expect high quality handmade goods that reflect the unique & often quirky aesthetic of Art Star. Art Star has hand selected a diverse collection of over 55 local & national artists that create anything & everything, including housewares, paper goods, dolls, prints, ceramics, clothing, accessories, paintings/drawings, sculpture, and many other one-of-a-kind curiosities. All items have been handmade from a variety of mediums that include fabric, clay, glass, wood, paper & much...

17) Dock Street Limited Release Bottle Party


Prisoner of Hell ‘11, Barrel Aged Prince Myshkin ‘10, Barrel Aged Barley Wine '09 &

2011 Munique Logo Glass

Check out the Facebook Event Page!

It’s that time of year for Dock Street Brewery’s limited bottle release. This year we have a variety of specialty brews. This calls for celebration! Come to Dock Street on November 22nd and expect great food, great beer, great music and smiling faces as we release 750 ml bottles of our Barleywine Style Ale from 2009, 2010 Barrel Aged Prince Myshkin Russian Imperial Stout, and this year's batch of Prisoner of Hell Belgian Strong Ale. A small quantity of gold logo Munique glasses are on sale for the first time as well. One (yes, just one) sixtel of Dock Sreet Flemish Red Sour Ale is pouring from the taps. All of this excitement makes us want to sing, so we invited the epic-folky talents of On the Water to perform at 9pm.





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