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Date: 9/5/2012
Title: 35 Items (9-5-12) sponsored by BEERFEST at the BALLPARK

Hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend.  Based off the amount of events I am seeing, it definitely is a new season.  Weather in Avalon this past weekend was mostly cloudy all three days.

Tonight is the NFL opener.  I am planning to watch the game out in town.  If anyone is gathering for the game, please let me know as I would be happy to meet out.  I think I have to root for the Giants as hard as that will be for me.

Work wise, last week was really busy.  Bought one new home under the Neighborhood Stabalization Program: 1328 E Sharpnack.  This is the 5th one I am working on in the program.  Also helped a client of mine in Graduate Hospital - home sold for over $500,000 - $10,000 over asking price with three offers in 48 hours.  Nice house at 2023 Kater Street.

Last couple of weeks also included two good concerts.  Saw Madonna and Bruce Springsteen.  Bruce played for three hours and 20 minutes on Labor Day.  Madonna is still very impressive.  Second best show I saw in 2012 behind Roger Waters The Wall. 

Saw an article in the NY Times about Joe Frazier.  It is curious how we have a statue of Rocky but not anything for Joe - not even a street named after him.  Also heard about this the night before the event.  I talked to some people that went and everyone raved about the White Party.  Will hopefully get some more notice before they do another similar event.

And lastly, an article about college housing with some focus on Philadelphia.  As many of you know, some of my income is from my Temple properties.  Always happy to talk real estate wiith anyone looking to invest (actively or passively), buy or sell.  Or even if you need some contractor recomendations.  - Mark

SPONSOR ::BEERFEST at the BALLPARK  (6th Annual)
Welcome to Beer Fest at the Ballpark 2012 - you & your family, friends, and co-workers are all invited! Enjoy an incredible Fall day at McFadden's Ballpark sampling over 50 Different Beers from 30+ Craft Breweries all while listening to Live Band & DJ Music, indulging on Great Ballpark Food (yes, it's included!). Last fall was just amazing - we have added more beers - all to create an incredible day of beers and fun!


1) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Union Trust Steakhouse

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)  Philadelphia, PA

Ultimate Networking, also known as The Ultimate Networking Group, has hosted over 80 successful B2B Networking Events since its 1st event in April 2009. Today The Ultimate Networking Event has recieved rave reviews from professionals throughout the PA/NJ/DE area. Not only have the professionals given us their approval, but media, such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The Philadelphia Business Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer has as well.


Philadelphia Lock and Key Singles Party For  Ages 29 to 55

Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/8157/

Lock and 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 29 & 55. 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’.


3)   The Young Professionals Ball

(doors open at 9:00PM - open bar starts at 9:30PM - things really heat up at 11:00pm - party rocks on 'til 3:30am!

WHISPER - 1712 Walnut St, Philadelphia

4)  Get Involved: Volunteer at Friends Hospice
Friends Hospice cares for all individuals and families facing terminal illness. There are volunteer opportunities that require as few as two to three hours per month or as much as half-time, or even full-time work.

Friends Hospice prefers a one to two-year commitment from volunteers, but is flexible. For those interested in participating in direct patient care, a 20-hour training course is required. Hours could range from daytime to the evening, depending on the volunteer work.

Volunteers are needed for community education and outreach, general office support, assistance with fundraising and public relations efforts, bereavement support, and support of hospice participants and their loved ones (running errands, preparing light meals, staying with a person to give family members a break, and lending emotional support and companionship).

For more information, please visit friendshospice.org.




Ultimate Frisbee, Coed Touch Rugby, Weeknight Coed Softball, Friday Coed Softball, Saturday Coed Softball, Monday Coed Football, Saturday Coed Football, Men's Flag Football, Coed Soccer, Outdoor Coed Kickball, Coed Volleyball, Coed Dodgeball, Men's 5 on 5 Basketball, Coed Fllor Hockey, Men's Roller Hockey, Bocce Ball - 4

6) Give Your Old Shoes New Life and Benefit Landmarks!

Landmarks Education at the Physick House and the Powel House is conducting a shoe drive in partnership with ShoeBox Recycling, which will donate $0.50 to Landmarks Education for every pound of recycled shoes collected. The program will not only benefit Landmarks Education Program - the shoes will be used by people in need worldwide.

We are accepting all kinds of shoes (formal wear to athletic shoes), as long as they come in a pair! Please drop them off at Powel or Physick - there will be a collection box for shoe donations at both sites.

Help Landmarks Education Program reach our fundraising goals AND give back to the community at the same time!

For more information contact education@philalandmarks.org or Phone 215-925-2251 and press # 5 for EDUCATION


A) Southwest to end daily flights between Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham

B) Philadelphia’s Pizza Museum Sets Opening Date

8) PHILADELPHIA Free Library

A) The Library continues to celebrate the 200thbirthday of the famous Victorian author Charles Dickens, who brought the world nearly 1,000 characters through 15 fiction novels


  • September 10, and 11 at 7:00 pm and Sept. 12 at 2:00 pm is Paint the American Eagle, a staged reading of a new play inspired by Charles Dickens’s American Notes, in which he recounts his experiences and impressions taken during his six-month journey to the United States in 1842. The reading of Paint the American Eagle, written by Philadelphian Reuben Wade, will take place at Parkway Central Library as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and is the first Fringe event staged at the Free Library.
  • More events, including Dickens in Philadelphia  Bus Tour On September 15, Drinking with Dickens, an interpretation of Sikes and Nancy by Dickens’ great-great-grandson Gerald Dickens, and a Literary Salon on Nicholas Nickleby will continue throughout September. Additional events will continue until January 2013.
  • More details can be found on freelibrary.org/dickens

B)      Free Library’s “Drawn into Politics” Exhibition on the History of Political Cartooning:

  • With the 2012 election season in full swing, the Free Library will feature an exhibition from September 10 – November 11 at the West Gallery of Parkway Central Library. The “Drawn into Politics” political cartoon exhibition will feature 40 rare political cartoons from the founding of the nation through the present day. These cartoons belong to the Free Library’s Print and Picture collection.
  • This “Drawn into Politics” exhibition will also feature works by Signe Wilkinson, Pulitzer-Prize winning Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News cartoonist, running through World War II to the present day.
  • An online component will include 60 additional images

Each of these programs contain exciting digital components, as part of the Free Library’s aim to provide literacy in the digital space in the City of Philadelphia.   http://www.freelibrary.org/

9) FREE CONCERT: The Sheepdogs to perform at The Porch!

"groovy, harmonic, neo-psychedelic sound" - Rolling Stone

UCD and WXPN are pleased to announce The Sheepdogs for the Friday, September 7th Free at Noon concert at The Porch at 30th Street Station. An up-and-coming Southern-rock influenced band gaining a ton of buzz, The Sheepdogs are recent winners of three Juno Awards. They released several recordings independently prior to entering the Rolling Stone "Choose The Cover" competition, beating 15 other bands to win the contest and be featured on the cover, the first unsigned act ever to do so. The band has made appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. They recently signed with Atlantic Records with a new album produced by The Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney to be released on September 4th. Register for the September 7th Free at Noon concert online here.


We are accepting applications for the 2013 season and they are selling out fast.  If you didnt get a 2012 season pass but want access to the pool for the next month or so till we close, just put down the $100 deposit for 2013 and we'll give you access to it the remainder of this year.

North shore beach club memberships apply here: ttps://northshoreclub.wufoo.com/forms/2013-membership-application/

11) Registration for PSN Fall Sports Leagues is NOW OPEN

and we have some amazing new leagues ready to roll for the fall (see below for league details)! Definitely don't miss out on our all new Coed Turf Flag Football, Men's Turf Flag Football, Salsa Dance Lessons, Doubles Tennis, Dodgeball at Friends Select and Coed Stadium Softball where you can channel your inner Ryan Howard! http://www.philadelphiasportsnetwork.com/register/

12) September Happenings @ Collins Park
Some programs are weather permitting. For the most up-to-date listings, follow @CCDParks or visit JohnFCollinsPark.org.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon-1:30pm
Concerts in the Park
September 6: Rittenhouse String Quartet, Strings
September 11: Frank Butrey, Guitar
September 13: Rittenhouse String Quartet, Strings
September 18: Yoomi Kwan, Cello
September 20: Daniel DeJesus, Violin
September 25: Rittenhouse String Quartet, Strings
September 27: Umar Raheem, Saxophone

13) EAGLES vs Browns Game Vip AfterParty hosted by Lesean McCoy

Suite#25: The Official Eagles vs Browns Game VIP AfterParty Hosted by LeSean McCoy + Teammates • Sunday, September 9th, 2012 / Grrey Goose Cherry Noir Open Bar  / AURA • Northern Liberties / 628 N. Front Street • Philadelphia PA

RSVP NOW- http://suite-25-sep9-rsvplink.eventbrite.com


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER20th   ::   12 Noon - 1:30 pm

Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street

With remarks by  NY Times Bestselling Author Dr. Joel Fuhrman  : Eat to Live and Super Immunity   (Over 48 Weeks on the NY Times Bestseller List)

Celebrate three remarkable champions  in the health and nutrition fields Cizens Bank Foundation 

Dr. Richard Cohen, President & CEO of Public Health Management Corporation

Tickets $100  |  Tables (10) $1,000
Exhibit tables and sponsorship opportunities available. 

Click for tickets 

15) Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 11, 2012  :: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 7th and Arch Streets  Philadelphia, PA 19106

What's Your Entrepreneurial DNA?vvvvFind out if Builder, Opportunist, Specialist or Innovator DNA drives you (and what to do about it).

Joe Abraham is a serial entrepreneur, author and founder of the bosiDNA.com accelerator in Chicago. In this session you'll learn about breakthrough research they did to discover the 16 different behavioral profiles of entrepreneurs - and how your profile drives the decisions you make as an entrepreneur. Knowing your profile will help you predict which strategies will (and won't) work for you, who to bring on your team and the business model and operating plans that will work best for you. Founders of tech and non-tech companies were part of this study.

Be there to discover your Entrepreneurial DNA and how it can work - for or against you - in business...and life.

Register Here 

 16) Fountains & LIGHT at Longwood Gardens
the final days of the spectacular LIGHT exhibition by Bruce Munro (on display until September 29).


Top September Festivals
Live music, bright lights, arts, crafts and fantastic mushrooms of all kinds are just a few of the delights you'll experience during some of our Top Picks for September Festivals in Philadelphia and the Countryside.

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival
Celebrate the humble fungi during the two-day Kennett Square Mushroom Festival. The annual event attracts thousands of mushroom lovers from across the country with a weekend of food, fun and fungi education. September 8-9.

18) Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe is back with 16 days of more than 180 dance, theater, visual arts, music and spoken-word presentations performed in venues from traditional stages to street corners, cars, galleries, cabarets and restaurants. September 7-22.

19) Volunteer at Greenfest Philly 2012

With an expected attendance of 10,000-15,000 people, Greenfest Philly is the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area. This is Greenfest’s 7th year and will feature live music from bands like Cheers Elephant, a variety of food carts including Yumtown, a clothing swap and exhibitors like the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Engineers Without Borders. In addition, SCA, one of Philadelphia’s most sustainable companies, will also be providing a scholarship fund for Green Innovators to exhibit their new and creative products for free.

Greenfest is looking for volunteers to work one or more shifts – which run from 8am-noon, 11am-3pm, and 2pm-6pm. Volunteers will perform a variety of tasks which include:

  • Helping out a the Kid’s Zone
  • Assisting with the clothing swap
  • Directing festival attendees assisting exhibitors
  • Being a Recycle Hero (where they are encouraged to wear a cool costume)
  • Helping with setup/take down of the event

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chris Minott at cminott@cleanair.org or 215.567.4004 x 113.

For more information, please visit greenfestphilly.org.

20) $1800 / 4br - 1800ft² - Large House in Manayunk-3 Blocks from Main St (Manayunk)

This is a large (1800 sq ft) Manayunk row home. It has 4 bedrooms/ 1 bath and is only 3 blocks from Main street (2 blocks from Castle Roxx). It is located next to the Old Eagle Tavern. Easy access to Roxborough, East Falls, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia University, PCOM, and others!
Everything in the house was completely renovated 5 years ago and is still looking new. The kitchen is beautiful with a tile floor and lots of newer Kraftmaid cabinets. The glass top electric stove and a dishwasher are also part of the kitchen. Family and Dining rooms are hard wood floors with crown molding.
All bedrooms are carpeted with large closets (6 feet wide). 3 of the bedrooms are about 14'x14'. The other one is about 14'x8' but it has an 8'wide closet. All the windows have been replaced and are new.
There is a back yard with a patio that is wonderful in times of nice weather.
The house has gas hot air heat and central air conditioning. The full basement has a washer and dryer and plenty of storage space.
Available immediately. A credit check may be done on applicants. One month's security deposit and the first month's payment are required at time of lease signing. A lease ending in May 2013 or a one year lease is requested. Contact Chris at 484-557-2103 to schedule a showing. Pets will be considered with an additional pet deposit. 


Philadelphia's third annual series of fashion and style events - The Philadelphia Collection. This year, it will take place from September 13th to September 20th with a special preview event, Fashion's Night Out, on September 6th.  http://thephiladelphiacollection.org/


Join Network After Work and 200 Philadelphia professionals on Tuesday September 11th at Mission Grill (1835 Arch St.) from 6-9pm. Our last event was our largest event to date and we are expecting over 200 professionals for this months event. Complimentary sponsored cocktails and appetizers will be served from 6-7pm. Refer a Colleague using the link in the right column.  
To RSVP please visit:  http://philadelphia.networkafterwork.com

23) Music Fest & Rib Cook-off Saturday

It's back - the famous NLNA Music Fest, and the A Full Plate Rib Cook-off!

Come out for fantastic ribs prepared by individual and restaurant contestants, plus the commemorative, bottomless beer cups - and of course a great roster of local music!

* Rib Cook-off 11AM-3:30PM 

Enjoy delicious ribs, Vegetarian Quickfire items, and an Anything Goes Taco Takedown! It's $20 for adults and just $10 for kids 12 and under (kids under 5 eat free). And a portion of the proceeds benefits Teens4Good, which runs the urban garden at 8th and Poplar.

* Music Fest 4:30-10:00PM

Great music, more food, and the bottomless beer cup.

4:30 - The Art Fischman Jazz Quartet
5:15 - Jacob Waters
6:00 - 56 Men
6:45 - Chalk and the Beige Americans
7:30 - Astronaut Your Country
8:15 - The Really Cooks
9:00 - St. James and the Apostles 

24) Penn Treaty "Champagne in the Park" Benefit Friday  
6:00PM - Proceeds Benefit Penn Treaty Park

Our good friends at Penn Treaty Park are throwing the 7th annual "Champagne in the Park" fundraiser September 7.

It's a lively and relaxing evening with food and drink from local establishments, along with jazz music.

 Tickets are required, and proceeds benefit the nonprofit Friends of Penn Treaty Park. For more info visit penntreatypark.org or contact A.J. Thomson, ajthomson7@gmail.com.

25) Trenton's 1st Annual House Music Festival  :: Sept 8th

26) Tremain Smith Opening Reception this Sunday

You are warmly invited to the opening reception of my new work this Sunday, September 9, 2012. 12 noon until 5:00 pm.

The Rosenfeld Gallery, 113 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.   www.therosenfeldgallery.com

27) Radio 104.5 Free Concert Saturday - AWOL Nation

This Saturday September 8th, Radio 104.5 brings its last summer block party to the piazza for this season.  This will be a big show with thousands in attendance for AWOL Nation and Imagine Dragons headlining.  The concert is 4-7pm and as always, free to get in.  Come to Kings Oak before, during, after the show and enjoy $3 miller lights, our sliders and specialty cocktails.  http://www.radio1045.com/pages/events/block-parties/


Friday, September 7, 8:00 pm

Join us for a special screening of We Who Are About to Die in the prison's central rotunda!

For its 13th screening at the Eastern State Penitentiary, the Secret Cinema has selected We Who Are About to Die, a 1937 drama based on the true story of wrongfully convicted death row inmate David Lamson. Lamson spent 13 months at San Quentin awaiting execution before the U.S. Supreme Court reversed his conviction.

Admission is $10. Seating is limited. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability. More information is available on our website.





Monday, 5-8 at Public House.

32) Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting at WORLD CAFE LIVE

Tues. September 11 :: http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=3511&utm_source=LiveAccessPhilly&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=LiveAccessPhilly

33) 2012 Audi FEASTIVAL
On September 12, Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov and Audrey Claire Taichman will host the 2012 Audi FEASTIVAL, a benefit for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. The FEASTIVAL unites Philadelphia's most distinguished chefs and restaurants and features live performances from some of the world's most acclaimed artists. The event runs from 6 - 9pm and tickets start at $250 per person.
Audi FEASTIVAL @ Pier 9, 121 North Columbus Boulevard, 215.413.9006, PhillyFeastival.com


Join the Raven Society on Wednesday, September 12 at 6 p.m. for pizza and a movie night at Nomad Pizza. Delicious pizza and craft beverages will be available for purchase, and a screening of literary classic To Kill a Mockingbird will follow (movie will begin around 8 p.m.). This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP on Facebook or to raven@freelibrary.org 

Free, 611 S. 7th Street (Between South and Bainbridge), 6 p.m.  




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