Happy holidays to everyone.
Want to thank those who helped me in my help requests the past two weeks for Quickbooks and some SSN research. A new one this week: I am looking for a partner/investor for a new construction opportunity in the Art Museum area. Purchase the lot for $100,000 and build for $200,000. Should sell for around $375,000. Should put out a fair return. Email me for details if you have some cash to play with it. Here are some photos of my most recent purchase this week in Port Richmond (do not know how to allow you to see them without signign in, sorry). Bought for $40,000 and will put in $40 -50,000. Should sell for around $115,000 which would mean a $15,000 to $20,000 profit after expenses. Always looking for money partners in deals like this if smaller is more your comfort zone.
Did you know that Philly really is a mecca for colleg hoops? Most wins top 10 list and we have two programs. Check out the list here.
A few weeks ago I commented how bad the margarita at El Vez was....the ones I had at Mixto this week were very good.
This week I was out and had a situation with some friends that led to this question:
Some people say Councilman Bill Green will be our next Mayor after Nutter. Here is a quick intro on the man and his views about Business Tax Reform if interested.
And staying on the political front, I must ask why do we provide funding to countries that we know teach their children hatred of the west? And locally, I am hoping competition does come to our beer distributors as a new Harrisburg bill would allow.
Regarding sports....it is my luck that the Flyers game I attend is a 6-0 blow out (Boston, last Saturday). And let's hope our 4PM Eagles game means something after the Giants/Jets 1PM game.
Lastly, a bunch of events tonight and tomorrow night (details below) for those interested. - Mark
SPONSOR: 13th Annual 'To Life Party' - Christmas Eve in Philly
13th Annual ‘To Life Party’ At Public House and Mission Grill PHILADELPHIA’S LONGEST RUNNING CHRISTMAS EVE EVENT DJ Yan spinning House and Dance beats at Mission Grill Double Down DJs Jason Weiss and Josh Schreiber spinning Top 40 Dance at Public House. In honor of our 13th Year (Bar-Mitzvah) we will be giving out 600 grab bags graciously donated by SUGARHOUSE CASINO to our attendees. The Grab Bags have a value of over $250.00 and contain coupons, gift cards, and other items from places such as: Sugarhouse Casino Public House Mission Grill Field House City Tap House Xochiti Varsity Fitness Rodan & Fields Dermatologists American Male gym passes from Philly Sports Club and The Sporting Club and many other cool places *Drink specials from 8:00 PM - 10:00PM* Last year over 700 people came to celebrate don’t be left without a ticket! Portion of the Proceeds will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand ** ALL RAFFLES WILL BENEFIT ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND** ** $1.00 FROM ALL ALEX’S LEMONADE DRINKS WILL BE DONATED TO THE CHARITY **
SPONSOR: 13th Annual 'To Life Party' - Christmas Eve in Philly
1) QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse." -- Henry Ford
It Turns Out That Smoking Marijuana May Actually Make You A Safer Driver
Liquor Prices on the Rise? Today the Liquor Control Board will vote on whether or not they’ll allow approximately 24 vendors to raise prices on wine and liquor $1 to $2 per bottle. [6 ABC]
First A.C. casino strip club gets OK - but some clothes must stay on
3) TONIGHT: ONE CRAZY FESTIVAL OF LIGHT: NOSH & MOSH FEATURING MATISYAHU
When: Saturday Night, December 24th
Where: the TLA (Theater of the Living Arts), 334 South Street
6:00pm: Private vip chevra pre-party -- w/ special musical guest Aryeh Shalom
Music :: Candle Lighting :: Drink Specials :: 3 Day Vacation Door PrizeVip drink specials
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Drink Specials
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Chinese dinner (provided by Burger.org)
*must be over 21 to enter VIP event
*must be present @ drawing to win "chevra ipad 2" raffle
*for 20's & 30's only
... followed by featured Live Performance w/ MATISYAHU (stay & watch the show from The Chevra's VIP Balcony)
Last year's show sold out (around 1,000 ppl)! Only 300 VIP tix available! Reserve your place now…
Cost: $30 (exclusive Chevra rate - regular box-office ticket price is $42.50)
To RSVP: go to www.chevra.net/paypal/matisyahu
(If you Rsvp on facebook & purchase your ticket by the first night of chanuka, you automatically enter to win a personally engraved "ipad 2")!
Look forward to hanging with you there! Sponsored by: The Chevra :: Matisyahu :: Old City Records
4) 18th Annual Hair O'The Dog:
Philadelphia's swankiest black tie affair - The 18th Annual Hair O’ The Dog on January 14. This event, founded by Dan Cronin and Rob Molinaro of Chorus Communications, raises money for local charities. This year, Friends Are By Your Side and Garden of Reflection will benefit from the event. For more information about this event and ticket purchases, please view the Hair O’ the Dog website.
5) Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania
Big Car Raffle
Win a New 2011 Toyota Corolla
$50 per chance to win!
Don't miss out! Buy your tickets at www.bbbssepa.org/car
Every ticket gives you a chance to win and gives Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennslyvania financial support to help more children achieve their potential.
There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase. Online ticket sales end at 12:00 noon on January 12, 2012.
All raffle ticket holders will receive free admission to our raffle drawing event on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Ticket holders do not need to be present at drawing to win. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania. Winner is responsible for paying tax, title and tags. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6) TONIGHT AT WHISPER (late night option)
----HAVA NAGILA, BEER, WINE, TEQUILA----
**Last Call Promotions presents Challah Back II at Whisper Nightclub.**
**Join us for a night of entertainment and family at Philadelphia’s premiere Nightlife venue.**
$10 Limited advance presale tickets available at Challahback2@eventbrite.com
Tables are Limited and Highly Recommended
For Table Reservations: Dustin Kaplan, 484..571.8656, President@LastCallPromotions.com, http://challahback2.eventbrite.com
7) NYE HOTEL OPTIONS
- New Years Eve hotel deals: http://www.nyephilly.com/hotels.asp
- free dinner giveaway : http://www.nyephilly.com/specialoffers.asp#dining
8) Philly Offering Free Patches to Help Smokers Quit
The city is renewing its quit-smoking program. READ MORE
9) LEARN HOW TO BE A SMARTER DATER
Tuesday January 17 (7-9 p.m.). "Ready, Set...Date” Information and Inspiration Tips How to Meet Someone
Moorestown Library 111 West 2nd Street Moorestown, NJ 08057. Join renowned Singles Scene Specialists speaker/columnist and author of "Ready, Set...Date” CD Barbara Freire of New Outlook Singles. As seen on; WPVI Channel 6, CN-8 "Your Mornings", "Let's Talk About It" TV & radio shows, radio stations, magazines newspapers, nationwide, on the Internet and now available direct to you on CD! This fun and interactive sessions could change your social life. Many couples have met and found new friends with similar interests. Learn; ideas, ice-breakers, encouragement and incentive how to meet singles. A chance to meet other singles at the event too! FREE but please register to allow ample seating by calling 856-234-0333. http://newoutlooksingles.com
10) VOLUNTEER ON MLK DAY
Please join us on January, 16th as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day from 10am-2pm as conscientious community members fight urban blight! Greater Philadelphia Cares' volunteers work alongside residents to beautify neighborhoods through cleanup and gardening projects across the city. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with others as well as a good chance to make new friends! Register for one of the following projects or get your neighborhood involved.
2099 E Tusculum, 19134, Kensington- 100 vols. needed
1400 S 22nd Street, 19146, South Philadelphia- 15 vols. needed
1800 N Etting Street, 19121, Strawberry Mansion- 50 vols. needed
3400 N Crystal Street, 19134, Kensington - 100 vols. needed
3031 N Clifford Street, 19121 Strawberry Mansion - 50 vols. needed
5000 N 3rd Street, 19120, North Philadelphia- 25 vols. needed
2868 Frankford Ave-, 19134, Kensington- 100 vols. needed
3300 H Street, 19134, Kensington- 50 vols. needed
400 N 65th Street, 19151, Milbourne - 50 vols. needed
2800 N Jasper Street, 19134, Kensington - 50 vols. needed
2000 N Etting St., 19121, Strawberry Mansion - 50 vols. needed
4600 Hedge Street, 19124, Frankford- 50 vols. needed
1800 Meadow Street, 19124, Frankford- 50 vols. needed
McPherson Park (Kensington and Indiana) 19134, Kensington 100 vols.
840 E Hilton Street, 19134, Kensington, 25 vols. needed
3158 N. 6th. Street, 19133, Kensington, 10 vols. needed
For more information or to sign up, please contact Raymond Gant at 215-964-7627 or email@example.com
11) OPEN BAR XMAS NIGHT
THE 7TH ANNUAL GREEN LEGION AND "UN"OFFICIAL WEBSITES CHRISTMAS PARTY STARTING AT 8 PM CHRISTMAS NIGHT!!
Just revert back to everything up top! FREE open bar from 8-9:30... $2.00 Miller LITES and Miller High Lifes, $3.00 Holiday shots, $5.00 Holiday martinis! I'll be guest bartending and we will be giving away an autographed LeSean McCoy jersey along with Tim Williams playing live! Any questions about this you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
12) PHILLIES ROAD TRIPS
Friday, June 08, 2012 - Sunday, June 10, 2012
13) ST. PATTY'S DAY IN CLEARWATER BEACH!!
What else really needs to be said here?! The fact is a trip to Clearwater Beach with Phils Fever is one of the best times you will have all year! Couple that with a home pre-season game and one of the coolest venues for the Grapefruit League ON St. Patty's Day, and it just doesn't get any better than this! As part of The Green Legion family, Phils Fever has been running trips to Clearwater Beach since 2006, and we know what we're doing! We work with the best bars owned by Philly people, and have the best tailgate at Bright House Field where EVERYTHING is included and you don't even have to break out your wallet to pay for beer! With Frenchy's Tiki Bar in left field and the most intimate professional baseball setting you have ever seen, this is just a great warm-weather party that if you haven't been on before, you HAVE to try! If you have, then you already know!
We have two hotels to choose from... CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!!
14) DISCOUNTED PHILLY PARKING
Here is a 5% discount on the purchase of any of the following PPA parking smartcard items.
• $50 Museum Package
• $20 Popular Package
• $10 Holiday Package
In addition, these items will be sent via free FedEx shipping.
Simply put promo code “HOLIDAY2011” in the coupon code field during checkout.
Click here to place order.
This promo code expires on Dec 30th 2011.
15) TWO New Year’s Eve Fireworks Displays, 6 p.m. And Midnight:
Philadelphia gives you two opportunities to ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display — SugarHouse presents Twice the Fireworks ,Twice the Fun takes over Penn’s Landing for two breathtaking fireworks shows, first at 6 p.m. and then again at 12 midnight. Now you can be that much more flexible in your New Year’s Eve planning!
16) New Year’s Day: Sunday, January 1, 2012
- The 112th Annual Mummers Parade: New Year’s Day in Philly means it’s time for the Mummers Parade, an annual parade and day-long celebration featuring 10,000 elaborately costumed clowns, musicians and dancers strutting up Broad Street, leaving behind a trail of glitter, feathers and fun.
- Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins: Don’t stop believing. “E-A-G-L-E-S” will echo through the streets of Philadelphia this New Year’s Day as the first big sporting event of the weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Washington Redskins, kicks off at Lincoln Financial Field at 1p.m. Go Birds!
17) NHL Winter Classic Week: December 31, 2011 - January 7, 2012
- NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game - Saturday, December 31, 2011: Former Flyers, including Bob Clarke, Eric Lindros and Jeremy Roenick, will take the ice against past rivals from the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game at Citizens Bank Park.
- 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Monday, January 2, 2012: The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers take their historic rivalry outside for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park. With a little snowy cooperation from Mother Nature, this could be one of the coolest sporting events all year. The Flyers are also hosting a special Spectator Plaza, a free, three-day fan festival just outside the gates of Citizens Bank Park.
- More Winter Classic Events:
- Saturday, December 31 - Monday, January 2 – Spectator Plaza, a free, three-day fan festival just outside the gates of Citizens Bank Park.
- Friday, January 6 – The Philadelphia Phantoms take on the Hershey Bears.
- Tuesday, January 3 & Saturday, January 7 – Public Skate sessions at the outdoor ice rink at Citizens Bank Park.
18) Delilah's will be opening at 7pm on Christmas Day.
19) LAST CALL: CSI: The Experience
Through January 1
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, 215.448.1200, FI.edu
20) A Holiday Tradition- The Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad
Kids and adults alike will delight in Reading Terminal's interactive 500-square-foot train display featuring 14 working train lines that rumble through multitudes of miniature scenery, including Center City Philadelphia, a Christmas village, and snow-covered countryside. The Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad will be open daily at 10am in the piano court through December 31, excluding Christmas day. Sponsored by Greyhound, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, and National Constitution Center.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org
21) RUN WITH SHELTERED DOGS
22) The National Constitution Center To Host A Week-Long Winter Holiday Celebration
23) TONIGHT: Kosher Khristmas Eve @ Recess Lounge
Celebrate Khristmas Eve the Kosher way @ Recess Lounge.
$20 Open Bar From 11pm until 12:30am.
Soundtrack by DJ Jonathan Silva
For table and bottle service inquiries please email email@example.com
Dradels and Yamikas highly recommended.
24) SALUTE FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS
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. The Blue Cross RiverRink will salute our public safety heroes, police officers and firefighters, during two special events this upcoming season. The first event called a Salute to First Responders will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and the Blue Cross RiverRink Salute to the Men and Women in Blue will take place on Saturday January 7, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. http://www.riverrink.com/