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Date: 10/12/2012
Title: 29 Items (10-12-12)

I was quoted for the first time in the Inquirer this week.  Always looking for investors/partners if you have some extra dollars to invest - not up at Temple but other neighborhoods around Philadelphia.  And while on the topic of real estate, I am still helping some people buy/sell homes..... listed this house in the Art Museum (740 N Judson)  and had it under contract within a week.....Just sharing.

This weekend has some good outdoor festivals: http://bloktoberfestphilly.com/ and Chestnut Hill.  Last Saturday was a good one - some photos if you missed it.

I have four free tickets to the orchestra tomorrow (SAT) night.  Email me if you would like them.  Or try to sign up for your own free tickets if they are still available.

Eagles thought of the week....should Vick own a dog?  And anyone else notice the ex-Phillies having some big hits this week in the playoffs?

For my Justin Bieber or Phish fans out there, I thought this was interesting.  When I was in California this summer seeing Phish, Bieber was at one of the shows.  Bieber's current tour has multiple Phish song teases.   For those interested, this article has the details.

For those thinking about ski season, they are making snow in Colorado......Some early season trips to Vermont if interested.

Lastly, I was invited to an event last week - the new piano bar at 15th and Locust.  Just wanted to give them a shout out: http://duelpianobar.com/

1) The Ultimate Networking Event at XFINITY Live! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

At The Ultimate Networking Event you will meet CEO's, Business Leaders and Decision makers from a variety of industries in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware region. You will have the opportunity to grow your business from some of the area's top business networking professional's.

5 Reasons You Should Attend! Over, 80 Events Successfully Hosted, 75 New Businesses Launched, 5,000 Business Professionals Attended, 100,000 New B2B Relationships Created, and Over $12,000,000 In New Business Has Been Generated For Our Attendees.

2) VIP Grand Opening Party at Craft & Claw

Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ Craft & Claw

The long-awaited moment is here - announcing the VIP Grand Opening of Craft & Claw seafood house & bar!! With absolutely amazing food, gorgeous decor & 2 floors of action, a very healthy craft beer list, and a full menu full of the most exquisite seafoods you can imagine, you and your friends are surely in for a TREAT. VIP Open Bar & Food Sampling Included.

NOTE: This event is FREE to attend if you RSVP. VIP reserved seating upgrades in the upstairs lounge with waitress service is available - purchase on the website.

3) Tickets for The 19th Annual Hair O’ The Dog, Philadelphia’s Swankiest Black Tie Affair, are now on sale! 

This highly anticipated event will be held on January 19th, 2013 at The Loews Hotel Philadelphia.  This year, co-founders Robert Molinaro and Daniel Cronin of Chorus Communications, are pulling out all the stops by offering VIP access for all, top-notch entertainment, elaborate décor and state –of- the- art lighting concepts.  In addition, top shelf libations, gourmet butlered hors d’oeuvres and stations will be included, along with admission to the exclusive after-party at G Lounge.  Party goers will certainly be waggin’ their tails off to the sounds provided by: Split Decision Band, The World Famous DJ Enferno, DJ Eddie Tully, DJ Perry Angelozzi, and DJ Royale. 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit www.Friendsarebyyourside.com.  For more details and to purchase tickets visit the newly refashioned www.hairothedog.com website

 4) $10 off TASTE of PHILLY event

5) Pandora Listener Town Hall

I'm writing to invite you to a Pandora Listener Town Hall meet-up in Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel on South Broad Street. The get-together will be very informal. I'll share some Pandora history, background on the Music Genome Project and talk about Pandora today. I also want to hear what's on your mind – questions, complaints, ideas – everything is fair game.

To RSVP, just reply to this email (tour@pandora.com) – ideally by October 16th. If you plan to bring guests just let us know how many and their names.

DoubleTree Hotel, Philadelphia City Center, 237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Click here for map and directions


A) Philadelphia Marathon Sets Record For Number Of Runners

B) East Passyunk Avenue expands restaurant choices

C) Art Commission gives "in concept" nod to Parkway Mormon Temple

D)  BIGGER BEER: Expansion at Victory, Philadelphia Brewing Company

E)  Changes to start soon for SEPTA ‘smart card’ system



8)  State of Young Philly Final Week of Event :: VIP Reception, Presentations, and Celebration!

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th

WHERE: Dorrance Hamilton Hall, The University of the Arts

TIME: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Final Showcase & Celebration

Over the past two weeks, officially declared "State of Young Philly weeks" by City Council, we've engaged hundreds of participants and over 50 partnering organizations in conversations around the future of the City. And we've challenged attendees to turn their ideas into action by entering the YIP Challenge.

Check out some State of Young Philly highlights here: http://www.stateofyoungphilly.com/media-coverage

Don't miss out on an opportunity to hear the outcomes of the Challenge and network with hundreds of other young professionals and organizations throughout the region, at this Saturday's Final Showcase.

VIP Reception (5-6 pm)  $50 Ticket includes: open bar, buffet, a performance by Doogie Horner, free car service from Uber ($50 credit) and ticket to the Final Showcase

Final Showcase and Celebration (6-9 pm)  $20 Ticket includes: open bar and buffet

Purchase your tickets today!  ttp://imaginingphillysfuture.ticketleap.com/soyp-2012-final-showcase-and-reception/


$900.00 – Paoli, PA

Available apartment has an updated kitchen with refrigerator, oven, microwave, garbage disposal & dishwasher, beveled edge counter tops, raised panel cabinets. Also has a full bath with tub surround, vanity, medicine cabinet and linen closet and a large bedroom with ample closet space. Unit has individual gas heater and central air unit (tenants pay electric, hot water, heat & air conditioning), coin operated laundry facilities inside the common area (no need to go outside to do laundry!) Private parking lot and is near public transportation & SEPTA Paoli Station.   http://www.trulia.com/rental/3097315092-90-W-Central-Ave-2W-Paoli-PA-19301

$925.00 – Drexel Hill, PA

2-bedroom apartment in the Pilgrim Gardens section of Drexel Hill! The second floor apartment offers a large living-room, full eat-in kitchen and central air conditioning. Washers and dryers (no need to go outside to do laundry!) and storage space in the basement common area. Located two blocks from the Pilgrim Gardens Shopping Center and minutes from Route 1, I-476 and I-95. Tenants pay all utilities except trash and sewer.  http://www.trulia.com/rental/3096781317-301-Pilgrim-Ln-2-Drexel-Hill-PA-19026

For more information please contact Albert H. Schuster,at 484-885-0090.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19  :: 6:30-9:30PM

1st Select Drink & Light Apps Included
Free Raffle Drawing

Happy Hour Specials - $4 Beers, $5 Wine, $6 Select Cocktails
Dozens of New Contacts
Portion of Proceeds Benefit Local Charity

Ticket in advance $10
Purchase at the door $15
CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR THROUGH JS!RSVP at www.jsnetworkingwhisper.eventbrite.com

11) 2013 Trailblazer Award, Nominate a Woman in Leadership Today

Philadelphia magazine is now accepting nominations for the coveted annual Trailblazer Award. Recognize an extraordinary woman whose leadership and commitment has paved the way for future generations  Nominations due by 11/11/12

12)  Ticket Presale Coupon Code for NCAA Basketball Championships   (2013 2nd and 3rd round)

13)  You're Invited: o-toro Grand Opening Party

o-toro Grand Opening Party Hosted by AroundMainLine.com
Thursday, October 18th, 6pm-8pm

AroundMainLine.com is proud to host the official Grand Opening event for the Main Line's hottest new restaurant, o-toro! Enjoy complimentary bites, drink specials and more with the region's top movers and shakers on Thursday, October 18th from 6pm to 8pm.

» Click here for party details on AroundMainLine.com   ::  » Click here to RSVP on Facebook  :: » View location on Google Maps  

14) AIDS WALK :: OCT 21st



17) Before the Bridge Festival

Sat., Oct. 13
Jersey gets a bad rap, but for us, it’s our magical, uncharted neighbor to the East, brimming with undiscovered treasures and discount shopping. The quaint town of Collingswood, in particular, has a long tradition of catering to artists and musicians with imported-record shops and a bumpin’ indie-rock scene. The Before the Bridge festival was set up to attest to just that, urging native Jersey folk to stay local and Philly folk to suck it up and cross the bridge. Beloved Philly acts Illinois, Sweatheart and Prowler will mix seamlessly with some of Jersey’s finest up-and-comers. Bring some extra cash to wander the vendor area for some local art and wares and literature about some great causes designed to keep up the Jersey steam. -Abigail Bruley   1-10pm. Haddon and Woodland avenues, Collingswood, N.J. beforethebridge.com

18)  Planetarium on the Parkway  Friday, 10/12/12
For one night, the Franklin Institute will join forces with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the internationally renowned artist behind the city’s current world-premiere public-art instillation Open Air, to present a once-in-a-lifetime interactive presentation. Since launching on Sept. 20, Open Air has used the voices of locals via the project’s website and iPhone app to manipulate 24 powerful robotic searchlights positioned along the Ben Franklin Parkway. For this event, Lozano-Hemmer will be temporarily switching the interface, giving complete control over to Derrick Pitts, the Franklin Institute’s chief astronomer. Using an iPad, Pitts will direct the lights and pinpoint constellations in the night sky, something that typically isn’t possible with outdoor astronomy events. While avid stargazers are welcome to bring their own telescopes, Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Astronomical Society will have two massive telescopes on hand should you want a better view. -N.F.   8:30pm. Free. Eakins Oval, 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 215.546.7550. associationforpublicart.org

19) West Chester Chili Cook-off

OCT 14th
Stroll around countless vendors and taste-test scrumptious chili from competing teams at the West Chester Rotary’s 10th annual Chili Cook-off. A $10 wristband gives participants the ability to vote for the winner and sample more than 60 varieties of chili that will be available for tasting. The team that receives the most votes will win the People’s Choice Award and a $300 cash prize. Remember to wear your fat pants. 10:30am-4pm. Various prices. Gay and High sts., West Chester. 610.692.3900. westchesterchilicookoff.com

20) The Oatmeal
OCT 16th

The Oatmeal claims it firmly believes in truth, beauty and chest hair. We believe it is a hilarious, smart and delightfully weird web comic. To celebrate the release of his latest collection, How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You, creator/illustrator/coder Matthew Inman is bringing his weird brand of fun to Philly. The newest volume includes various illustrated guides to understanding felines, such as “6 ways to tell if your cat thinks it’s a mountain lion,” and a pull-out poster featuring a murderous cat. If you’re not already familiar with the Oatmeal, check out Inman’s previous best-seller 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides) or browse other hilarious titles on his website. Be warned, though: It’s more addictive than the cutest kitty videos.  6pm. Free. University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. 215.898.7595. upenn.edu

21) Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant Oktopbrfest

October 13th


22)  Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival
Bring the entire family to celebrate the foods of the Pennsylvania harvest at the Reading Terminal Market's annual Harvest Festival on October 13 from 10am-4pm. Filbert Street (aka Harry Ochs Way) will be transformed into an urban farm with hay bales and corn stalks. Kids and adults alike will have the chance to climb on an authentic farm tractor for a hay ride around the Market, enjoy freshly made donuts, locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, candy apples, live music and much more.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org

23) 2012 Cheesesteak Challenge
Square 1682 will host the third annual Cheesesteak Challenge: High Steaks block party on October 14 from 2-5pm on the 1600 block of Sansom Street. The event salutes Philadelphia's signature dish while benefiting local public schools through The Philadelphia Academies. A panel of expert judges comprised of local culinary personalities, food journalists and Philadelphia notables will select the Judges' Choice. Guests of the event vote on the "People's Choice" award. Admission is $25 per person and includes cheesesteak samples from all chefs.   Square 1682, 1600 block of Sansom Street, 215.563.5008, Square1682.com


24)    The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. Taste of Fall

When:  Sunday, October 14, 2012  1-4 p.m.


Where:   Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
For More Information:  http://www.jlphiladelphia.org/?nd=ticket_list&fundraiser_id=28&und=200
As a bit of a crash course, here is a little bit about us:
The Third Annual Taste of Fall Cooking Competition and Exhibition will host over 400 attendees. We invite you to support us for this festive afternoon in the outdoors filled with food, wine, and beer tastings, activities, and live music. Enjoy items for sale from local farms, specialty food vendors, and select artists. Bring your children to enjoy a variety of activities in the children’s area. Take a stroll around Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in East Fairmount Park, which will be stylishly transformed for these festivities. Proceeds will support our signature focus, Apple a Day™.
For over 100 years,The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. has been involved in programs that change lives. Whether it’s creating community gardens or educating children on the benefits of healthy food choices, the Junior League offers women an opportunity to make change happen. The Junior League is for all women who want to make a difference.
Each year, over 900 Junior League members volunteer their time, energy, and abilities to tackle urgent needs in the Philadelphia area. Our current community programming focuses on Healthy Living; through our Apple a Day™ initiative, we are helping local families gain access to healthy food and providing interactive education on nutrition and exercise. 
For more information, visit our website https://www.jlphiladelphia.org/


26)  Philadelphia Film Festival
Philadelphia Film Society
1600 N 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Dates: Oct. 18 to 28
Prices: $165 (Weekend Badge) – $1,000 (Platinum Badge)

Film buffs don’t want to miss the annual Philly Film Fest, which brings more than 100 new films from around the world to the City of Brotherly Love. The movies come from Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Sundance and are shown at venues around the city over an 11-day span.

27)  Zombie Bar Crawl of West Chester

Zombie Bar Crawl of West Chester is the largest and Creepiest Bar Crawl ever. Get ready to crawl, Slither and Scream between all of your favorite bars with drink specials for you along the way Barnaby’s of America West Chester, LandMark Americana, Ramshead Bar and Grill and of course Kildares.


28)  Punkin Chunkin for ALS

Come to the Burlington County Farm Fairgrounds to watch pumpkins soar. You’ll have so much fun you’ll be begging for more.  You have seen it on the Science Channel.  Now see it live in Springfield Township.  See trebuchets, catapults and air cannons send those pumpkins flying.

When:   October 20, 2012 from 11AM to 4PM
Where:  Burlington County Fairgrounds; Routes 206 & Jobstown-Jacksonville Rd. Springfield, NJ
Enjoy hayrides, contests, great food, and drinks - all sales benefit ALS. 

For a small donation, you may be able to launch a pumpkin yourself!  RAIN or SHINE!

For more information about the event or to make a direct donation to ALS call: 609-265-8494 or check us out at www.iChunk.org 

29)  2nd Annual West Philly Homebrew Competition

Sunday October 21st, 1-3pm 

ATTN PHILLY BEER DRINKERS: Join us for this special event at Dock Street Brewing Co. Here we’ll celebrate the ultimate in “drinking local”. Homebrewers will showcase their amazing talents as you experience great beer emerging from the basements, kitchens and garages of West Philadelphia. The $8 admission gets you in the door to experience all of these wonderful homebrews, light snacks from Dock Street, and voting privileges for the “People’s Choice Award”. Tickets are very limited, so act fast!  


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