Saturday edition....wanted to get this out before heading to the beerfest at the Blockley. They sold out their 500 tickets. There i another beerfest next week in Valley Forge (#22).
Spots open for Killington this weekend (sponsor). Also, we are approaching an air deadline for Utah in January.
Eagles....I was actually not unhappy that we lost. The season was not taking us on a parade route anyway so we might as well be bad - get a better pick and shake up management some, It was obvious going in to the season we had no linebackers and safetys and that is what has killed us. Andy Reid....he made the decision to appoint the offensive line coach as defensive coordinator which clearly has been a failure. That alone is reason for him to lose his job. And I still think we only have one linebacker sack all season....and how many from our secondary? And what happened that are starting middle linebacker never even sees the field anymore (Matthews)?
Some radom things......one of my nephews plays this new sport. I checked it out and thought it was interesting : http://www.kronum.com
The Reindeer Romp is Dec 22nd: http://www.UpcomingEvents.com/Reindeer-Romp/
I had margaritas at El Vez - recommendation to avoid their house margarita - it was awful.
As I am approaching 40, I noticed two obits this week of people my age: 39 year old local and 42 year old ex NFL player. You do your own analysis but appreciate the days you have....
After living in Philly for more than 10 years, it always makes me happy to find new cool spots. This past week, I found two: Starlight Ballroom at 9th and Callowhill where I saw a DJ and Ruba at 5th and Spring Garden behind Silk City which serves until 3AM.
Ever wonder how much the local casinos are bringing in? Did you know that Parx generates twice the revenue of Sugar House?
If anyone needs a wheelchair accessible taxi, Philly finally has a few:
And lastly....I bought my first west Philly property this week - 46XX Locust. Will get you some phtoos. For people who never spend any time in University City, I think it will suprise you - I think it is some of the nicest neighborhoods in Philadelphia. - Mark
SPONSOR:: KILLINGTON WEEKEND 12/9 - 12/11/11
Killiington Trip for next weekend and you need a little incentive, Killington is making snow nightly and there IS SNOW IN THE FORECAST for late next week...RIGHT BEFORE WE GET THERE!
Your final chance to sign up is approaching. We cannot guarantee the availability of rooms after this Monday, Dec. 5th.
So, come out and get your sticks wet! It'll be FIRST RUN TO LAST CALL all weekend! Sign up here...http://www.phillytrips.com/trip/151/
SPONSOR:: KILLINGTON WEEKEND 12/9 - 12/11/11
A) Free, reduced parking on Saturdays for the season
B) LCB testing home delivery of spirits
C) Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad Returns to Center City
E) Cops Target Pot Smokers, Ignore More Serious Crimes
With NBA back, 76ers are hiring
A) Macy’s Holiday Light Show
For decades, families have flocked to Macy’s in Center City for the traditional Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert. Every hour on the hour, 100,000 glowing LED lights illuminate a wondrous display of holiday images. Through December 31.
B) Comcast Holiday Spectacular
Experience high definition visions of sugarplums on the incredible 84-foot HD Video Wall at the Comcast Holiday Spectacular. Set to the music of a 64-piece orchestra, the dazzling 15-minute show occurs at the top of the hour, 10 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Through January 1, 2012.
C) A Longwood Christmas
No holiday is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens, where more than 400,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows create a brilliant wonderland your family is sure to love.
4) Center City District Restaurant Week
January 22-27 & January 29-February 3, 2012. The full list of restaurants is up at CenterCityPhila.org/RestaurantWeek and we're adding new menus as they come in! You can also get menus on your smartphone by going to m.CenterCityPhila.org. Remember- you can make Open Table reservations for most participants right from our site. As we get closer to the big weeks, be sure to keep up on Center City District Restaurant Week presented by TD Bank events by following us on Twitter- @PhilaRestWeek.
5) Santa Paws Comes to Town
Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Philadelphia presents the 3rd annual “Santa Paws” this December 10th and 11th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Locals and hotel guests are invited to stop by Hotel Palomar’s living room with their furry friends for photo-ops as Santa Paws pays his yearly visit
6) HAIR - Direct from Broadway, Comes to the Academy of Music
7) The Rock, Paper, Scissors Championships
Wednesday, December 7:
8) VOLUNTEER TO HELP THE DOGS
Monster Milers Add Third Location for Volunteer Runners
The Monster Milers, the Monster Minders' volunteer organization which pairs runners with shelter dogs, is excited to add a third location to impact even more homeless dogs.
In early 2012, The Milers will start orientations at Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR), a brand new adoption center in Northern Liberties. A waiting list is now being formed for runners who want to join at the new location.
The Milers now have more than 250 runners through the orientation at their two locations - the PAWS Adoption Center in Old City and the PAWS Wellness Clinic in Grays Ferry. Learn more about how your can volunteer online.
9) Lock and Key Singles Event!
Thursday, December 8th :: 7:30-9:30pm
Sign up here: http://www.lockandkeyevents.com/index.php?fuseaction=home.regiondisplay®ion=PHI
10) University City Arts League's Annual Holiday Craft Show and Sale December 2-15
11) FOR RENT
Conshohocken (9th and Maple)
READY DECEMBER 15 JUST PAINTED, NEW RUGS, PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED
• 1 bedroom, 1 bath, nice size kitchen on 2nd floor
• Established, quiet residential neighborhood (9th & Maple Streets) with ON Street parking
• Shared use of front porch and large, level backyard (snow removal and grass cutting included)
• Basement storage with private washer and dryer
• Rent $800/month with 12 month lease and 1 month's security deposit
• Tenant pays own gas and electric (gas hot water heat, gas oven), tenant option to install own window a/c units
• Only STUFFED ANIMALS permitted, NO SMOKING INSIDE
email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to make an appointment
12) Wine & Cocktail Classes at Tryst
Are you ready to become a cocktail and wine connoisseur? Tryst's cocktail expert Erik Lombardo and sommelier Cristine Bruno will continue teaching cocktail/wine classes every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00pm for $25 each and will include a flight trio and light bites. Next up:
December 7: Navigating Bordeaux Wines via the PLCB
1523 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215.567.1000, www.lebecfin.com
13) Christmas Village
Due to the construction at Dilworth Plaza and permanent stench left behind by Occupiers, the city’s annual German-inspired Christmas market event will be relocated this year to Love Park, where it’ll no doubt be infiltrated by skateboarders and bums. Open from Thanksgiving Day till Christmas Eve, the village will feature a mix of more than 50 local and German vendors selling a wide variety of international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, toys and other arts and crafts. Catch three live performances each day from local choirs, bands and solo artists while stuffing your face with traditional European food and sweets like lebkuchen (gingerbread), waffles, strudels and, of course, classic German Bratwurst. -Nicole Finkbiner
11am-8pm. Free. Through Dec. 24. Love Park, JFK Plaza. philachristmas.com