Definitely the holidays with not many events going on this week or next. I hope everyone had a good Christmas and has a great new year. I am off to NYC for some Phish shows (let me know if you are up there this weekend) but will be back in Philly for one of my favorite days of the year, Mummers Day. For those that do not know, we have our very own Boubon Street once a year - just head to 2nd and Washington in the afternoon and the street party continues in to the night. BYOB recommended. For those looking for a big NYE party, here are some options: http://nyephilly.com/
Since it is new years, when I came across this link, I thought I would share. Did you pass the test? And since it is a new year, I was thinking of joining the Pen & Pencil. Is anyone a member that could sponsor me?
Saw this video of a rap battle with DeSean and Vick and had to share. I actually watched the entire thing. Found this article on Philly from The Financial Times that I thought I would share.
And here is some updated information on our homicides (we are ahead of last year with 324 as of Tuesday). And for a bonus, here is some info on Camden's homicides which is record breaking.
Not sure who would be looking for a wood shop, but there is one in Manayunk that you can join. I thought it was a neat idea: www.philadelphiawoodworks.com
And lastly, in Freddie Mac's results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®, the average fixed mortgage rates finished up the year near record lows, helping to keep homebuyer affordability high. The 30-year fixed eased slightly this week to average 3.35 percent, while the 15-year fixed remained unchanged at 2.65 percent. If anyone is looking for help/advice on buying/selling a home, I am always available to assist. - Mark
1) NEW YEARS RUNS
Franklin Mills Mall Franklin Mills Blvd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Monday, December 31, 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012, 9:00PM - Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 2:00AM
Urban Saloon, 2120 Fairmount ave, Phila, PA 19130
$55 per person includes: Top shelf open bar 9-2am (Yes, Goose and Red Bull included!), Hor'dourves buffet, Champagne toast at midnight, DJ, Free coat check, Hats, horns and party favors!
4) 4 Bedroom Home for Sale or Rent in Manayunk
Beautiful townhome with your very own parking spot, close to Main Street, and the train station. This beauty is a breath of fresh air from the moment you walk in the door. This home features beautiful hardwood flooring. The living and dining rooms are of perfect size for entertaining. Three year old custom kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite countertops, custom ceramic tile flooring, and stainless steel appliances. There also is a great breakfast room with main floor laundry and half bath, which leads to the wonderful back yard with lovely garden and wooden privacy fence. The master bedroom on the 2nd floor boasts tons of space and very large closets. The other 3 bedrooms are also of great size with plenty of closet space. Updated bathrooms, hardwood flooring, newer windows, recessed lighting. The list goes on and on. This home is ready for you to unpack your bags and move right in!! http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/3473635608.html
5) CHILDREN'S NEW YEARS EVE
Annual Countdown to Noon Celebration
12:00pm & 1:00pm
Countdown to Noon™ lets children usher in the New Year at a party created just for them! As the Noon hour arrives, little party animals will countdown to 2013 as streamers and confetti blast from Countdown cannons. Countdown to Noon celebrations will take place at Noon and 1:00pm. Please Touch Museum will be open from 9:00am – 3:00pm on Monday, December 31st. The Museum will re-open at 11:00am on New Year’s Day.
For more information about the Annual Countdown to Noon Celebration please contact T. Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 581-3181
6) MIKE VICK FUNDRAISER :: Cocktails with 7! Team Vick Foundation
Monday, January 7th
7) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Table 31-100th Event 2013 Season Opener
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Kick Off 2013 With With New Contacts and Connections. Don't Miss The 100th Event Celebration Of The Ultimate Networking Event At The Hottest Spot In Philadelphia, Table 31 at The Comcast Building.
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.
8) A Very Special Entrepreneurs' Forum Evening
Philadelphia 100® Signature Event
Each January, the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, along with our co-owners, is pleased to honor the winners of this year's award. We celebrate with a special speaker and a festive networking event. This year, we are excited to have Fran Dunphy, head basketball coach of the Temple Owls share his motivational insights on winning attributes and social responsibilities that will resonate with all entrepreneurs. Please join us for a great night of networking with the best and insights that you can use to achieve your dreams.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Federal Reserve Bank 7th & Arch Streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
Networking 5:30 - 6:15PM Remarks/Q&A 6:15 - 6:45PM Networking 6:45 - 8:00PM
Hors d' oeuvres, beer and wine
Tickets in advance - $25.00 At the door - $35.00
9) Hair O' The Dog: Philly's Swankiest Black Tie Party
19th annual Hair O' The Dog Black Tie Party will be held January 19th at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia