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Date: 1/9/2012
Title: 22 Items (1-9-12) sponsored by the 18th Annual Hair O' the Dog

Happy belated 2012.  I spent my new years up in NYC - Phish had a four show run at Madison Square Garden.  Was fun to be a tourist up there.  There was a time when that was my 'home' city - lived 15 miles west of Manhattan until I moved to Philly in 2001.

Have been enjoying PHL lately though...Mummer's Day was great - everyone should make there way to Washington and 2nd Street at some point - littlerally a Bourbon Street mentality.  Also saw my first Salsa band at Painted Bride and first show at Union Trust this weekend which is a nice, new venue in town. 

For those who are curious the 2011 homicide toll was 320, the most in three years.  And speaking of our city, I am not sure how our politicians can be allowed to retire and return with our tax payer dollars: http://mobile.philly.com/news/?wss=/philly/news&id=136350118&deliver=bb&c=y.

Had a trip to Colorado planned for last week but there has been an incredibly low amount of snow out west this season.  Best conditions are at  Whistler which has been having a great ski season at that happens to be where we are going at the end of Feb and early March.  More locally,  I am always looking for people who have flexibility during the week and can take a few days to head up to NY or Vermont.  If you have some time to take midweek, please let me know.  Might be heading up this later this week. 

Sports....I actually have found myself routing for the Giants the past couple of weeks.   Thinking we can maybe get Steve Spagnuolo for our defensive coordinator and move Juan to another coaching poistion.

Recently learned about the history of Stephen Girard of Girard College.  An amazing Philadelphian.  For those that have 19 minutes, this is a good video - educationa (lower left hand corner) or click on this link.

Talking real estate, this is the most recent house I developed and sold (1129 E Rittenhouse, Philadelphia).   Always looking for money investors/partners for future projects and new Realtor clients..... - Mark


Sponsor :18th Annual Hair O' the Dog

Date: January 14th 2012
Time: 9:00pm - 1:30am VIP begins at 8:00pm
Location: The Westin Philadelphia at Liberty Place

When the Hair O' The Dog started way back in 1995 (that's 102 dog years ago!) at the Tiki Club in King of Prussia, we were excited by the turn-out of about 100 people. Each year since, this black tie extravaganza has grown in both size and prominence in the region, with Hair O' The Dog attracting thousands of party-goers to date. Over the years, the event has been held at some of the best venues the city has to offer.  This year will be no different.

 Sponsor :18th Annual Hair O' the Dog




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  • A four-year undergraduate degree in Business or Sales Management or equivalent knowledge is required.
  • Three to five years’ experience managing channel partnerships is required.
  • 4+ years’ experience Telecommunication/Technology sales strongly preferred.

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A) NJ and PA Turnpike increases (and comparisons to other states)

B) LCB Adds More Metal Detectors. Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board has decided that, in an effort to quell violence and unlawful incidents, bars with a history of disturbances should have someone with a metal detector wands screening patrons as they enter. [CBS 3]

C) Middle aged adults whose memories have grown hazy can't blame occasional pot smoking or other light illicit drug use, new research suggests

D) Need help avoiding hangover? Less booze, more H2O

E)  Study Reveals Who's More Prone to Be a 'Mean Drunk'

F) Deep-Voiced Men Have Lower Sperm Counts, Study Says

G) Paranoid or placid? Brain scans show pot's effect on mind

3)The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Union Trust Steakhouse

Tuesday, January 10th 6pm


Hundreds of Professionals Attended Our Last Event!

Don't Miss Your Opportunity To Connect With Top Business Leaders and Decision Makers In The Philadelphia Region



5)   Network After Work at Top Hat

Join Network After Work on Thursday January 12th at Top Hat on the 2nd floor of Lucy's Hat Shop in Old City from 6-9pm. Network After Work events are for professionals of all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network. Events take place monthly which allows guests a chance to foster new professional connections in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to business and social networking. Upon entering, guests will receive a name tag color coded by industry which allows for easy navigation. Network After Work events allow guests a chance to get their name and brand in front of some of Chicago's top business professionals while visiting the city's best nightlife destinations. Complimentary Sponsored cocktails and light appetizers will be provided from 6-7pm

To RSVP please visit: http://philadelphia.networkafterwork.com

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


Basketball: 2 Teams Remain   Soccer: 3 Teams Remain   Kickball: 3 Teams Remain   Football: Deadline extended ... act now - all leagues down to less than 5 team spots remaining!


7)   Philadelphia Lock and Key Singles Party For  Ages 39 to 59

Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/5925/

Lock & Key Events are the hottest interactive and FUN way in Philadelphia, PA for singles to socialize, make new friends, or just to have a great time!  Men get keys, Women get locks & everyone interacts while trying to unlock to win great prizes.  Lock and Key Events transform a regular happy hour by adding the ULTIMATE ice breaker theme.  This event is for All Singles.   Recommended for Men and Women between the ages of 39 & 59. Pre-Pay online in advance with promo code “”SE5”” and save $5 off this event! Sponsored by: “”SinglesEvents.com””  For all the details, including advance discounted tickets and contact info for questions, please click ‘more info’.

8) PHILLY Streets Department’s 2012 Christmas Tree Recycling Program runs through Saturday, January 14

Jan 21st :: TWO sessions

9)  Monster Milers Add Third Location for Volunteer Runners

With more than 250 volunteers already running with The Monster Milers, the volunteer organization which pairs runners with shelter dogs is holding several orientations at each of its three locations in the new year.  Upcoming orientations are filling up, but spots still remain for Jan. 25 and Feb. 21 at 5:20 p.m. at PAWS Wellness Clinic, Grays Ferry, and Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Street Tails Animal Rescue Adoption Center, Northern Liberties. Learn more and sign up online.

10) Center City District Restaurant Week

For two weeks, January 22-27 & January 29-February 3, enjoy some of the city’s best cuisine at just $35 for three courses (not including tax, gratuity or alcohol). Many of the restaurants also offer a three-course lunch for $20.   Get a full list of restaurants, see menus and make online reservations at the official CCDRW Web site.

11) Happy Birthday Poe! Happy Hour

Public Event for The Raven Society of the Free Library of Philadelphia

January 12th, 6-9PM

Raise a glass to the master of Gothic lit and all things macabre with the Raven Society! We'll toast to the creator of the poem for which our great society is named, and enjoy exclusive drink specials, complimentary appetizers, door prizes, and more upstairs at Pub and Kitchen.  Also, did you know that "The Raven" was based on Charles Dickens' pet Raven, Grip? And that you can visit Grip in the Rare Books department of the Free Library? It's also the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens in 2012, so the Free Library is planning a Year of Dickens to showcase our outstanding collections. So many things to celebrate!   The event is open to all at $10 per person, though Ravens will be admitted free of charge. If you would like to join the Raven Society, please visit our website here: http://www.freelibrary.org/donate/raven_society.htm

12)Center City Restaurant Week

When it comes to dining out, there's really no better time than restaurant week. Between January 22-27 and January 29 - February 3, Center City District Restaurant Week will offer you three-course lunches ($20) and three-course dinners ($35) at over 100 participating spots. Book your reservations in advance; as you probably already know, these coveted (and discounted) tables fill up fast.

13) Motorcycle and Scooter Parking

Pennsylvania Law prohibits motor  vehicles from driving or parking on sidewalks. The Philadelphia Parking Authority has established new parking zones to accommodate motorcycles and scooters in the area between Arch and Locust, Broad and 20 Streets. Only motorcycles and scooters are permitted to park in these zones, where the meter fee will be one-half the prevailing rate on the block. Motorcycles and scooters may not park on the sidewalk in that area. Doing so will result in a $76 fine.

Motorcycle and Scooter Parking Locations: http://philapark.org/motorcycles-scooters/


A) Jerry Seinfeld, January 14, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, 215.893.1999, KimmelCenter.org

B) Jim Breuer, January 14 at Trocadero Theatre, 

C) Sandra Bernhard, Tuesday, Jan. 10
Fresh from appearing with Betty White on TV Land’s hit show Hot in Cleveland, Sandra Bernhard is bringing her show, “I Love Being Me, Don’t You” to the Painted Bride. Bernhard is a mix of Don Rickles on steroids with a sprinkling of Liza Minelli. The sultry brunette, accompanied by a backup band, will also sing a few songs. During the show, she lets loose about Obama, conspicuous consumption and the superiority of gays over straights. Attendees will hear riffs on Pippa Middleton’s butt (two peaches) and Bristol Palin’s role as an abstinence spokeswoman. Bernard, who was famously Madonna’s gal pal in the ’80, pokes fun at the crusades of Madonna’s heir apparent, Lady Gaga. Audience members, who think that they can just sit back and relax, beware. This twisted sister loves to skewer the crowd. -Laura Goldman.  8pm. $40-$50. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. 215.925.9914. paintedbride.org Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/Calendar-Jan-4-10-2012-136619033.html?page=2&comments=1&showAll=#ixzz1iXdxYbum


Wednesday, January 11:  The University of Pennsylvania's Institute of Contemporary Art celebrates the opening of two, new, winter exhibitions.


The Body By Bria Boot Camp has arrived. All ages and skill levels can enjoy the energy, accountability and excitement of BBBoot Camps. It’s an extremely affordable way to get the training and results you need from a professional! It’s time to throw those excuses away and get in the best shape of your life!

I will be hosting the boot camp at Urban Saloon in Philadelphia. Yes it is a bar; they have a perfect size room in the back where we will be working out. I will be having two classes, one at 7PM and another at 8:30PM on Wednesdays nights. Classes are only $10 per person. 

Days and Times are subject to change. Please contact me (Tony) if you are interested. 

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"Haiti Observation- A Memorial, Remembrance, and Honor"
Thursday, January 12th from 5pm at Vivant Art Collection
Over the last two years, the people of Haiti have shown their resilience, strength, and their efforts to continue inspire us all. This memorial will be led by the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia with special invited guests including the Haitian Consulate, Chairman Stanley Straughter, Councilwoman Janine Blackwell and other local politicians, The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia (50+ organizations), the Haitian Clergy (100+ churches) and local Haitians community.

 19) Fri., January 13th: Lock & Key Party @ Cantina Diablos Ardmore PA - Ages 40s-50s

Friday, January 13, 2012
8:00 PM

Cantina Diablos
2330 Haverford Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

Prepaid Price: $19.00 per person w/ promo code

20)  Syracuse vs. Villanova : Men's Basketball

WED, 1/11/12, Wells Fargo Center

21) Business Connect Presents:   Social Media - How to Use it for Business Impact 

Join us for an exploration of how to leverage Social Networking & Search Engine optimization to benefit your business goals.  (What to do and not to do for effective use of this powerful media)   Presenter Dan Gemp, President of Dreamscape Marketing, www.dreamscapemarketing.com  will cover LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and advise on how each should be used or not used

$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Includes Breakfast

When:  January 12th

Time:    8am - 8:30am networking and breakfast, 8:30am to 9:30am presentation, :  :30- 10am networking

Location: Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

22) WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: www.drinkphilly.com



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