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Date: 11/30/2012
Title: 22 Items (11-30-12) sponsored by The Philadelphia Winter Beer Festival (Saturday)

Seems that the city topped 300 murders again earlier this week but amazingly not on Eagle is on this list.  When enjoying another Eagles loss at the stadium (figures this is the year I make it to every home game to date), I was thinking how much we miss Jimmy Johnson.  Seems like he was able to cover up lots of issues with our defense for many years.  And staying with Philly sports, I read this article after Chooch's suspension about Adderall in sports.

Some positive Philly stuff.....  This is the link that did not work to the good 60 Minutes piece on Philly.  And if you have not seen the city's new marketing campaign, here is a sneak peak.

I believe we have a few last open seats on the bus available for Killington early season from 12/7 to 12/9.  Click here for full details.  For Killington's current conditions, click here.

Lastly, According to a new Center City District report released today, property prices in Center City rose 13 percent in the first nine months of 2012. In addition to other positive markers, such as increased numbers of sales and fewer average days on market, the report reveals that the number of unsold condos in the Four Highrises of the Apocalypse — the Aria, the Murano, Ten Rittenhouse, and the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton — have dropped to just 30 percent of total units. [Inquirer, Center City District]. 

Always happy to talk real estate with you..... - Mark  of Higgins and Welch Real Estate and Temple Area Rentals.

SPONSOR: The Philadelphia Winter Beer Festival 

Saturday, 12/1/12

3rd Annual Philadelphia Winter Beer Festival - you and your family, friends, and co-workers are all invited! Enjoy over 50 winter brews from multiple craft Breweries along with Live Music and food. Limited VIP Tickets (also includes 2-hour early entry, private tasting & presentation, and more) and General Admission tickets are available - do not wait to buy them as they are selling VERY FAST! SEE YOU THERE!  http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/10872/outlookcal/

1) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Table 31

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

The Magic of the holiday season combined with the power of networking equals especially solid connections. Don't Miss The Ultimate Networking Holiday Event Live at Table 31 at the Comcast Building Tuesday Dec. 4th 6pm. Plus Every Attendee Can Win Great Prizes Like The New Kindle, Philly Pops Tickets, and Much More.

2) Free Saturday Parking for Holiday Shoppers

Fenerty also announced discounted $8 parking every Saturday from 11am to 5pm at the following Parking Authority parking facilities:

  • AutoPark @ Olde City (2nd & Sansom)  AutoPark @ Independence Mall (5th & Market)  AutoPark @ 8th & Filbert  AutoPark @ the Gallery (10th & Filbert)  AutoPark @ Jefferson (10th & Ludlow)  AutoPark @ JFK Plaza (underground garage 16th & Ben Franklin Parkway)  If the patron stays or enters after 5 p.m., the regular posted rates will apply.

“The Philadelphia Parking Authority is pleased to join with Mayor Michael Nutter and be a part of spreading the holiday joy and encouraging shoppers to patronize local merchants during the holidays,” Fenerty said.  If you have an questions or concerns please visit our support tab.

3) The Good Dog Bar Anniversary Party

Sunday from 7pm till 2am.  There will be drink specials and prizes all to benefit The Morris Animal Refuge!

Please try to attend!  Details for the event are on our website - http://www.morrisanimalrefuge.org/upcoming-events/index.php

4) Holiday Mixer and Charity Fundraiser :: Evoluer House

12/11/12  :: 7-10PM  :: $25 IN ADVANCE  :: 1709 Walnut Philadelphia, PA :: ttp://www.evoluerhouse.org 

The Evoluer House is a dynamic and innovative non-profit organization that empowers at-risk girls by nurturing positive self-expression and personal development. The target population is girls of color in Philadelphia who are experiencing a unique set of social and emotional challenges and barriers. Our curriculum is designed to promote emotional, mental, and social well-being and to provide girls the tools they will need to make positive choices over a twelve-week program. Evoluer House provides a safe community for girls to share experiences and learn both from and alongside one another.


A) Pier 53 to become a park?

B) Phila. snubbed by women soccer league

C) More states ponder legal marijuana as Feds loom

D) Accident rate rises at intersections with red-light cameras, N.J. study shows

E) Foobooz: Top 50 Philadelphia Bars 2012

F) Bon Jovi skips Philly and so does Clapton

G) Fabulous: Mummer’s Parade Gets Its First Drag Queen Brigade

H) Philly Ranked as Number Two City for LGBT Equality by Human Rights Campaign

I) Designer Irina Sigal Opens Center City Boutique

6) U.S. Route 202 Parkway to open Dec. 3

The new $200 million U.S. Route 202 Parkway will open on Dec. 3 to provide a direct route for travel between Montgomeryville, Montgomery County and Doylestown, Bucks County. The new 8.4-mile-long Parkway runs from Route 63 (Welsh Road) to Route 611 in Montgomery, Warrington and Doylestown townships. The project is being completed over 40 years after it was initially proposed in 1968. The state-funded Parkway is accompanied by a 12-foot-wide, shared-use path for non-motorized travel and includes 19 access points to the path. There are also five trailhead parking areas along the route. Visit www.us202-700.com for more information.

7) PSN Winter Sports Leagues Registration Now Open

 Definitely don't miss out on our EXCLUSIVE Winter Only Leagues such as Coed Indoor 16" Softball, Bowling, Indoor Tennis, Coed Indoor Turf Flag Football, Coed Indoor Turf Soccer and Coed Indoor Killer Kickball!

If leaving the couch this winter is just not your thing, you HAVE to check out our all NEW Monday Madden '13 Video Game League at Tavern on Broad - spots are limited!

8) VIDEO: Sons of Ben Becomes a Movie

8) Winter abandoned bike sweep 11/29 and 12/6

It's bike sweep time again. If you’ve left a bike for dead on the street or simply haven’t moved yours in a really long time, consider yourselves on notice:  The Streets Department will be cruising the streets clipping off abandoned bikes in the coming weeks. The bikes being removed have been reported as abandoned through 311 and will be flagged with yellow tags by the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities a week prior to removal. The purpose of the abandoned bike sweep is to free up existing parking for bicycles and clear space on the sidewalk. The bike sweep will take place on Thursday, November 29th and Thursday, December 6th. The harvested bikes will be donated to a charity that will repurpose/refurbish/repair them for new owners.  To report an abandoned bicycle, please call 311 and give as precise a description as you can, including bicycle type, location, what the bike is locked to (a tree, parking meter, etc.), and other defining characteristics.

9)  Karaoke Happy Hour 

5-8pm every Thursday at Marathon 1818 Market,

join us for Karaoke Happy Hour.
FREE ABSOLUT COCKTAILS while supplies last

$3 beer specials
$4 cocktail specials
Complimentary bar snacks

10) SANDY BENEFIT: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Announce Hurricane Sandy Benefit Show in AC :: December 6th 



Celebrate a fun night out dedicated to helping The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia SCAN Team & Child Abuse Awareness on Thursday, December 6 at Boardwalk Bar.

2 hour open bar (6-8pm), buffet, philanthropy, games, music, dancing, and a silent auction will be the highlights of the night.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Visit

12) Elli Kokkinou Live - Sunday December 2nd

THERE ARE ONLY 2 Mezzanine tables left and are going FAST!!!!

Call ASAP to reserve your table and to see ELLI KOKKINOU LIVE..



New townhouse on edge of Manayunk 3 stories. 1st story is walk in slate, office/ possible 4th bedroom + 1/2 bath, workshop, storage room, & laundry room, 2nd story has open kitchen dining area with granite counters and stainless appliances, hardwood throughout, living room, plus 2nd level deck, + 1/2 bath. 3rd story has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths (this includes master bed & attached master bathroom). House can be rented partially furnished. Large back yard. 2 car parking + garage. Free parking lot across street. Short walk to Ivy Ridge train station and Main St. Also, 3 blocks from tow path and Wissahicken for running, hiking, and biking. 1 block away from 2 dog parks. Pet friendly. 

15) CHARITY FUNDRAISER  ::  Boardwalk Fun for a Cause  :: 12/6/12

Join us for fun, drinks, and food on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 5pm at the Boardwalk Bar in Northern Liberties. We will gather to celebrate a fun night out dedicated to helping The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia SCAN Team & Child Abuse Awareness. Philanthropy, games, music, dancing, silent auction, a Two Hour Open Bar and Buffet will be the highlights of the night. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.


16) LOCK AND KEY   :: 12/6/12


It's the most wonderful time of the year - the Philly POPS presents Holiday POPS! at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts!  Don't miss this holiday tradition as Peter and the Philly POPS invite you to celebrate the sounds of the season.  The Philly POPS special mix of joyous choirs, merry sing-a-longs, and a special visitor from the North Pole is a recipe for family cheer that will last until New Year's!  So load up the sleigh and jingle down Broad Street for the quintessential holiday concert, featuring vocalist Capathia Jenkins, The POPS Festival Chorus, The Philadelphia Boys Choir, The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir and organist Peter Conte. 

December 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 2012.
Tickets: 215-893-1999 or www.phillypops.org

18)  Yoga Night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Just Breathe: Yoga Nightwill take place on Friday, December 7th, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Learn about the time-honored practice of yoga through meditative exercises, yoga postures and breathing techniques while admiring the beauty of the museum’s collection. After yoga, bust out your favorite moves while dancing to DJ-spun bhangra music. Henna tattoos, themed tours and special healthy-menu items will be available throughout the night. No need to register—just show up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Great Stair Hall with your yoga mat! More info is here.

$20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $14 for students, free for museum members; December 7 from 5 to 8:45 p.m., Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

19)  ARMY/ NAVY at Licoln Financial Field  :: 12/8


21) The Who at the Wells Fargo :: 12/8


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