First newsletter of 2013. Between work and travel, I really have been that busy. All is well though.
My first ski days of the year were after new years were spent in Colorado with family and then a weekend in Stowe, Vermont. Stowe was my first bus trip in a while. Definitely a different and fun way to travel. For anyone looking to ski, I believe I am heading up on Thursday to Blue Mountain in the late afternoon. Can anyone make it up there for the night? Also, there is a Mt Snow bus trip Feb 22-24 if anyone is interested.
For new years, i spent four nights with Phish at MSG and enjoyed the great play ground (NYC) and then closed the holiday season with a fun Mummers Day. If you want to see how I was spending my last minutes of 2012 and first of 2013, here is a video. They went with a golf theme throughout the set.
In closing 2012, someone sent me this article on 10 things to do to become more successful. Thought I would share.
What did you learn this football season? I learned about the 1 point safety.
My rental season up at Temple has started. If you know anyone who might be looking for housing in that area, please pass along my information: http://www.templearearentals.com/. And here is my one real estate article for you: Home sellers can keep murders, suicides secret
Lastly, anyone heading to the wing bowl Friday? Was contemplating heading down for the event. - Mark
A) Wing Bowl adds theme song, invites final eaters
B) CNN on Philadelphia's gun violence
C) 7 cool things that happened to Philly in 2012
E) Philly's top-10 horrifying, stupefying, disgusting YouTube hits of 2012
F) Pot Vending Machine To Go Mainstream?
G) Gallery: Barnes Wins Top Architecture Honor
H) Camden #1, Philly #23....
I) 2012 Hottest Year on Record in Philly
J) Phila. neighborhood honored as a top ‘art place’
K) Penn State’s College Football Program Valued at $300.8 Million Rutgers $64.1 million. Temple U $46.9 million
L) CBS Sports Radio takes over 610 AM
M) N.J.'s first ATV park to open Sunday in Cape May County
N) Colorado brewery creates beer flavored with bull testicles; Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is made with 25 lbs of roasted bull gonads.
O) Philadelphia 19th Drunkest City
P) NY Times: 36 Hours in Philadelphia
R) Krispy Kreme closing a Phila. location
S) Resorts Casino spending $60M to restyle itself as Margaritaville
2) DID YOU KNOW???
Temple University men's basketball has more than 1800 wins as a program. The other schools to reach 1800: Kentucky (2,098), Kansas (2,081), North Carolina (2,073), Duke (1,982) and Syracuse (1,854). Pretty good company. http://www.owlsports.com/index.aspx?path=mbball
3) AIRPORT NEWS :: PHL
US Airways adding Philadelphia-Salt Lake City route
Spirit Airlines Announces New Service from Baltimore/Washington and Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Frontier Airlines adds flights from Trenton airport
4) Best Venues for Children’s Birthday Parties this Winter
5) $6 AIRPORT PARKING
6) PHILLIES SPRING TRAINING :: PHILS FEVER
* 3-nights/4 days at Hilton Clearwater Beach (www.hiltonclearwaterbeach.com/) - please tell us which 3nts you will need
* The coveted Phils Fever wristband for numerous drinks specials and NO COVER passes
* Charter bus to and from Bright House Field on gameday
* Fully catered tailgate to include:
* Roast Pork
* Sausage and Peppers
* Build Your Own Cheesesteak meats
* Macaroni Salad
* Cole Slaw
* Bottled Water
* All the Miller LITE you can drink!!
* Your premium Bright House Field game ticket between the Baltimore Orioles and the Philadelphia Phillies on March 17th, 2013
* ...And of course, Plenty of Phillies tattoos and Shamrock tattoos!!
* $370.00 per person - 4 people in a room
* $430.00 per person - 3 people in a room
* $550.00 per person - 2 people in a room
7) PHILLIES 5K
Register now for the Phillies Charities 5KLace up your running shoes and join us for the third annual Phillies Charities 5K on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 9 a.m.!
The USATF certified 3.1 mile run starts and ends at Citizens Bank Park with a loop through the surrounding neighborhood. After crossing the finish line, participants will be able to enjoy a cool down lap around the warning track on the field.
The Phillies Charities 5K entry fee is $50 per person, with net proceeds benefitting Phillies Charities, Inc.
8) Adventure Aquarium
Opens January 14
Adventure Aquarium invites you to come out of your shell this winter to experience an exhibit more than 200 million years in the making. features a collection of exotic species of both land and aquatic turtles from all around the world, visiting the aquarium for a limited time only.
Explore the fascinating era of flappers, suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists and real-life legends like Al Capone during the world-premiere Exhibition at the National Constitution Center.
10) Walnut Street Theatre
January 15-March 3 :: Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband
11) Pairings on the Parkway is back every Thursday!
Join us at Sister Cities Park (18th and the Parkway), 5-7 PM each week for BYO Thursdays, January 10 - March 21.
Each week, there will be a guided tasting of cheese, beer or wine inside the intimate setting of Milk & Honey Café. Bring your own bottle of wine and Milk & Honey Café will have
cheeses and other goodies available for sale that pair perfectly with your selection.
Follow us on twitter (@ccdparks or @milkandhoneymkt) for updates on weekly features and programs. For more information, visit SisterCitiesPark.org or MilkAndHoneyMarket.com
12) Looking for SIC roommates...
THE DATES WE HAVE THE HOUSE
- Polar Bear Weekend - St. Patty's Weekend - May-October
- prime location, one block from all the action - one of the nicest & biggest in SIC, everything is new - all rooms, bedrooms & kitchen are fully furnished - 6 bedrooms - 4 bathrooms - outdoor shower - basement - 3 floors - wrap around deck - parking
- 1/2 are in the bar biz - most girls are in their mid-late 20's - most guys are in their early-mid 30's - everyone has different days off so no matter the day there will be a group of people down, never dead, never over-crowded
- 3 bedrooms for girls:: - 3 bedrooms for guys :: - the girls rooms have 2.5 bathrooms - the guys share 1 bathroom & the outdoor shower
- we put people in the same bedrooms that have opposite schedules so you always get your bedroom & a bed in your room, beds/space are NEVER an issue
THE COST - 2k
WHAT'S INCLUDED- everything = rent, electric, digital cable, wireless internet, cleaning services
CONTACT :: firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
13) FIRST FRIDAY ART GALLERY CRAWL
February 1st from 5pm - 10pm on Gallery Row (2nd Street B/w Race and Market) in Old City, Philadelphia
Modern Encounters: A Cross Cultural Experience
Exploration of Haitian, Middle Eastern, Cuban, Mexican, and African American Culture
When: February 1st, 2013 5:00-10:00PM
Where: Vivant Art Collection - 60 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Experience: Want proof of Philadelphia's happening art scene? On the first Friday evening of every month the streets fill with art lovers of all levels who wander among the neighborhood's 40-plus galleries, from 5 until 10 p.m.
A casual atmosphere encourages art and people watching, eating at Philadelphia's fantastic restaurants and just plain mingling. There's diversity both in the crowd and among the galleries, adding flavor to the experience. Most galleries can be found between Front and Third, and Market and Vine Streets.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
14) EuroCircle's Paint the Night Red Valentine's Party at The Pyramid Club
Paint the Night Red Valentine's Party at The Pyramid Club
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 6:30 pm to 8.30 pm
Location: THE PYRAMID CLUB -1735 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Event info & RSVP: http://www.eurocircle.com/events/36916/ (login with your password/email to RSVP)
Join EuroCircle for our third annual cocktail event at the Pyramid Club. This year, we’ll celebrate Valentine’s in Red.
Tickets: $20 pp, http://eurocircle.ticketleap.com/eurocircles-valentines-party-at-the-pyramid-club/
Our evening begins in the bar with Eurocircle’s signature cocktail the Eurotini, followed by hors d’oeuvres and socializing. As a token of our appreciation for your continued membership, and helping make Eurocircle a global organization, our members will be invited to become a part this prestigious club. Please contact Sherry for more information at email@example.com
Also, did you know that Eurocircle will embark on its 3rd Annual International trip in September of 2013? This year we are exploring the ancient temples of Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. To join us, please contact Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip details: http://www.eurocircle.com/events/36314/
15) Network After Work
You are Invited to Expand your Network with 200+ Philadelphia Professionals on Feb.6th
Wednesday February 6th, 6-9pm :: Ladder 15 (1528 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19102)
We hope everyone had a great Holiday. Start 2013 the right way by expanding your professional network at Ladder 15 on Wednesday February 6th we are expecting 200 professionals from all industries and career levels to be in attendance. A guest from one of our last events obtained a new $170,000 client, don't miss out on your chance to make great connections. Help us spread the word by using the Refer a Colleague link in the right column.Network After Work is looking for Event Managers!! If you have prior event experience and enjoy attending other networking events please send your resume and a link to your LinkedIn profile to email@example.com.
16) FREE MOVIE SCREENING
Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies returns to Philly on February 7!
17) 95.7 BEN-FM's 9th Annual Mile of Meet
Let 95.7 BEN-FM help you meet your Valentine at this stress free Singles Event. An even mix of men and women ages 25-55 attend. This is the perfect place to meet that special someone. Your hosts: BEN’s Marilyn Russell, Amy Laurent, star of Bravo TV’s Miss Advised & Craig Robinson from The Bachelorette and Fox 29’s Kacie McDonnell. LADIES - there will be a MILE of eligible bachelors lined up on Main Street in Manayunk waiting to meet you. Just show up and get ready to go “”man shopping””?. GUYS - dress to impress, hundreds of ladies will be checking you out & getting to know you.
18) OPENING PARTY TEN SIX CLUB
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
OPEN BAR ::8-10PM
PASSED LIGHT HORS D' OEUVRES COMPLIMENTS OF ALFA
DRINK SPECIALS TILL MIDNIGHT
RSVP BY THURS, FEB 7 -
19) 30th Street Craft Market
Saturday, February 9, 11am-5pm This Valentine show will highlight 30 local artists and craftspeople in America's third busiest railway station. The list of vendors features some of Philly's finest makers of lovely local gifts like jewelry, hand knits, prints, cards, glassware, ceramics and more. The market will be inside 30th Street Station. Presented by University City District and VIX Emporium.
20) SPRING GARDEN ANTIQUE & VINTAGE INDOOR FLEA MARKET, FEB 9
21) THE 2ND ANNUAL WEST PHILADELPHIA HOMEBREWING COMPETITION
Presented by Dock Street and University City District
Sunday, February 10, 1-3pm
Dock Street Brewery, 50th and Baltimore Avenue
Join us for this special event at West Philadelphia's exceptional brewery, Dock Street Brewing Co., the first microbrewery in the City of Brotherly Love and one of the first in the country. Here we'll celebrate the ultimate in "drinking local". West Philadelphia-based 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!