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Date: 2/15/2013
Title: 27 Items (2-15-13)

Anyone heading to Mumford and Sons this weekend in Camden?  Was thinking about heading to their show on Sunday.  Do not know their music but listened to some on Youtube and thought I would try to check them out.

Last weekend, I made it up for three days to NY for some time on the mountain.  Spent two days at Windham and one at Hunter.  They received a foot of new snow from the storm which was a similar amount as Vermont, so I did not make the drive further north.  Helped that I had a free place to stay at Windham.  If people can head up during weekdays, please let me know.  I also learned about a place on the way up for discount lift tickets to many places in NY and VT.  Easy to pick up on the way north.  Mt. Snow bus trip Feb 22nd.

For those that like to run and love dogs, here is a great way to help dogs in shelters head out for a run: Monster Milers.

Drove by the site that the new Mormom church is to be be built.  Although they technically broke ground a while back, they did not actually start work until recently.  Definitely a construction site now.  I am excited to see the finished church as it will be a great addition to Philadelphia.

As always, I ask that you talk to me if you are thinking of buying/selling a property in the greater Philly metro area.  I have some investment opportunities that I might push out next week.  - Mark


Goon City - part 1

National Review Calls Philly "Goon City" in Piece on Unions - part 2

2) Mike's Seafood Polar Bear Walk/Run for Autism this Sunday

2/17/13  Sea Isle City, NJ

3) Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a tax deductible donation to my fundraising campaign which runs through mid April. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help to fund the therapies and treatments needed to help save lives today.  Please copy the link below to your browser where you can make a donation and get an email receipt for your records.


Sober bar: Alcohol-free nightspot in the works for people in recovery

Should Pennsylvania legalize pot?

Is Montgomery Co. senator's push to legalize pot a pipe dream?

Alcohol Blamed for 1 in Every 30 Cancer Deaths: Study

Study suggests men want to sleep with their female friends


Website Ranks Philadelphia Among The Top Cities For Cheaters

Grub Street New York's best pizza list has Philly flavor

Phila. sites get spots on 25 hottest hamburgers list

Pittsburgh makes most literate list, Phila. doesn't


Washington Post praises Philly dining scene

ABC News praises developments at the Navy Yard

5)Cavanaugh's Brew and Chew With Yards Brewing, February 20

If you’ve never paid a visit to Yards Brewing Company’s Delaware Avenue brewhouse, you’ve got to make the trip. Just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge, the tasting room is open seven days a week and tours are available on weekends. However, since it’s winter, the easiest way to get a good look at the current lineup from one of our most local beermakers is at the February edition of Brew and Chew at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse.

On Wednesday, February 20, you can spend two hours tasting of four different Yards beers, paired with four different appetizer plates. All you need is to RSVP in advance, then pay $25 at the door, and the beer and food is yours from 7–9 PM. If you’re lucky, you’ll even catch Yards co-founder Tom Kehoe, one of the nicest guys in the biz. Sign up here to get in on the fun.

Event Date: 02/20
Event Time: 7-9 PM
Location: Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse
Price: $25 with RSVP
Website: facebook.com/events/145654002255009

6) Second Annual Bierfest at German Society of Pennsylvania, February 23

This history of the Philadelphia region is full of beer, thanks in large part to the huge influx of German immigrants in the 1700s. German beer is on the rise in Philly again, and you can celebrate in sudsy style at the second annual Bierfest on Saturday, February 23.

Held at the German Society of Pennsylvania headquarters at Sixth and Spring Garden Streets, the festival features german-inspired beers from 18 local craft and legacy breweries, as well as a special German Import Lounge run by The Foodery.

The Philly Roller Girls — our city’s “most ferocious female athletes” — will be pouring your beer and hosting an arm wrestling challenge. Brauhaus Schmitz will provide New German snacks and also offer hot platters for sale. Live bluegrass music will play (is bluegrass German? Who cares), and Barry’s Home Brew will hold demonstrations on brewing.

The main event runs 1–5 PM, and tickets are $45 per person. If you’re smart (or want to get smarter about German beer), you’ll swing for the $60 all-inclusive ticket, which includes access to a VIP seminar at noon.

The panel will bring together Victory’s Bill Covaleski, Appalachian’s Artie Tafoya, author Lew Bryson and importer Lars Dahlhaus. Marnie Old will moderate a discussion titled “Lager Love and the Resurgence of Session Styles.” Tickets to the seminar only are also available for $30 per person.

Event Date: 02/23
Event Time: 1-5 PM
Location: The German Society of Pennsylvania
Price: $45 or $60 for VIP
Type: Beer,Food
Website: phillybierfest.com

7)  Justice Film Festival makes Philadelphia debut; Special Offer for City Paper Readers

code: citypaper for $34 tickets  2/22-24

8)  Fabulous Shoe Night to benefit Mommy's Light Lives on Fund- February 20th! : www.fabulousshoenight.com

9) Pay What You Wish Wednesdays at the Art Museum
Music and more, every Wednesday night after 5 p.m.

10) Soccer Shots returns to Sister Cities Park this Spring
Starting Sunday, March 10, Soccer Shots is back in Sister Cities Park. Soccer Shots is a children's soccer enrichment program with coaches who are uniquely trained to work with each specific age group, teaching them real soccer skills and character lessons, such as respect, sharing and encouragement. Each class is engaged in a soccer scrimmage appropriate for their specific age and level of development. Each session is 30-40 minutes of high energy soccer fun! Sister Cities Park is a no-cleat location. Sundays, 9-11am. Ages 2-5.

Registration is easy and online at: Philly.SoccerShots.org. Register now to be sure you can join us on the field this spring!

11) Weekend Brunch!
Milk & Honey Café at Sister Cities Park now offers brunch on Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-2pm. It's a $10.95 prix fixe with a great view, right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway! Enjoy omelets, waffles & more, all made with as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible. COUPON: 15% off, through March, 2013. Print and present to server.
More Info: CenterCityPhila.org/life/sister_citiesbrunch.php

12) StPatty's Day in Clearwater with the Phils


Back early and even less expensive than last year, if you are coming to Clearwater over St. Patty's Day and you want to watch the Orioles play the Phillies in beautiful Bright House Field, we have actual seats in 119, 104, and 103 for that awesome cult game we began in 2009!  Also, our friends from The Alibi in South Beach will once again be catering our Florida tailgate where you will have an awesome menu as always and all the beer you can drink... ALL FOR $95!!

Seats on the secondary market are around $70-$100 for these seats right now so we are basically throwing in the tailgate.  We can also put together AS LARGE of a group as you can give us, ALL TOGETHER!  I'd start in 119 if I were you!  It's closest to Frenchy's!  CLICK HERE if you would like to sign up for the Ticket & Tailgate package.




9pm - 11pm
(Doors close at 9:30 pm sharp!)
F E AT U R I N G . . .
* design by Creme Design
* a small culinary tasting by Chef Shola Olunloyo
* bar by Rolling Barrel Events
* performances by West Philly Orchestra and Kuf Knotz
* tunes spun by Lovesick, Inc.
* in collaboration with Nancy Berman Kantra
Made possible by The Wyncote Foundation
Purchase at:   www.theatreconfetti.com

*must be 21+ to attend  *tickets include wine, beer, and a bite-size sensory tasting by Chef Shola Olunloyo  *tickets must be purchased in advance, capacity is limited

14) SOLAR  (from Ron Mears)

The PA Sunshine Solar Program is a state grant run by the PA Environmental Protection Department that allows PA homeowners to convert part or all of their electricity usage to Solar, for free.  It is a 7.25 million dollar grant, that will likely expire sometime in the next 4-5 days.  In order to capitalize on this grant, you must get in their system, and arrange for a consultation, which initially takes about 10 minutes, when you report to them your power usage and pricing.  To do this you will simply need one electric bill.  To have someone at SolarCity phone you within the next few days, in order to get on the list for free solar panels, click this link and fill out the information.  Not only are the panels free, and free to install, but it will likely cut your electricity bill by 30 or so percent.  The only reason to avoid solar is because of the initial downpayment which is normally quite pricey.  With this PA grant, the state covers it.  To utilize the grant, however, you must sign up now and arrange a virtual consultation with SolarCity.

Follow this link to fill out your information: http://friends.solarcity.com/a/clk/4GlTVd

Read about the grant here (it is expected to be totally depleted within the next few days unfortunately, which means you must sign up to be contacted by SolarCity immediately):  http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/grants_loans_tax_credits/10395/PA_Sunshine_Solar_Program/821790


Join us Saturday, February 16 from 10pm-3am at Recess Lounge as 418 Music and Manayunk Social Club presents EDM SATURDAYS VOL 1 & Margie Martino's Record Release Party.

LIVE on RADIODANZ with DJ Armando, Gino Caporale, DJ Punzo, DJ Dominic Donny Chiro and DJ Serious

Guest Bartenders include: Jennifer Brennan and Jamie Alessandrine.

Recess Lounge | 125 S. 2nd St. | Philadelphia, PA

16) The Spring Garden Antique & Vintage Indoor Flea Market

was moved from last Saturday due to inclement weather to next Saturday, February 23 from 8am-4pm.

Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Furniture, Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Glassware, Pottery, Primitives & Much More!

Free Parking, Free Admission, ATM, Food Court, Handicap Accessible

Add your email to their mailing list - philafleamarkets@aol.com
For their complete Winter Indoor Market schedule visit - www.philafleamarkets.org

820 Spring Garden St | Philadelphia, PA


  • Dowlings Palace (1310 N. Broad St.) offers an open mic with featured performers every Thursday. Cover is only $3 before 9:30pm and there is also a light complimentary buffet. Open Mic is part of a tradition for Dowlings Palace with new performers showcasing their talent and going on to become successful artists.
  • Every second and third Friday of the month, October Gallery (701 Market Street) hosts a Panoramic Poetry reading at 7:30pm. This event is free for performing poets; for the audience, its $7 at the door or $5 with RSVP to panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com.
  • Looking to jam out to some poetry on the go? BlogTalkRadio.com features an online poetry session called Poetic Minds Plus every Saturday from 4-6pm. Log on, relax, and have a listen.

New and upcoming events are constantly being added to the calendar. Experience a new form of art in Philadelphia with PhillyPoetry.org!

18) VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Philadelphia Fan Testing Facility

19) FLYERS NEWS: Rob Zombie Meets with Flyers in Preparation for Broad Street Bullies Movie


Convention Center, 2/16 - 2/18


Sure, Lady Gagahas canceled her Philadelphia concert that was planned for next week, but don’t despair. The PR folks at the

Wells Fargo Center have sent out this announcement just a few minutes ago: “For those who were looking forward to seeing Lady Gaga perform at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia next week, XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, the dining and entertainment district located next to the Wells Fargo Center, will show a prerecorded Lady Gaga full-concert performance on a 32-foot, high-definition screen with food and drink specials on Tuesday, February 19 at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Must be 21 and older to attend.

22) Beck's Cajun Café Offers Lunchtime Delivery 

Three years ago, Chef Bill Beck brought 'Nawlins favorites to Philadelphia with Beck's Cajun Cafe at the Reading Terminal Market. In July last year, he opened a second Cajun eatery at Amtrak's 30th Street Station. Starting this month, Beck will have a new option for those craving the hearty, spicy flavors of southern Louisiana and the Gulf - lunchtime delivery! Diners can enjoy Train Wrecks, po'boys, jambalaya, muffaletta, bread pudding and more in their homes, offices and classrooms by calling Beck's Cajun at 215-382-2800 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon. to Fri. Orders over $25 will be made without a delivery charge. For more information about Beck's Cajun Café, visit:  www.beckscajuncafe.com.

23) Hooked Up - Philly's Hottest Anti-Valentines Party

Whisper - 1712 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103  view map    parking »

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013  9:00 PM

view event on facebook »

Join us for absolutely the hottest Anti V-Day Party around!!! Great drink specials, amazing music from DJ Royale, dancing, partying 'til 3:30am, and more. VIP Tickets available with no-line, first dri... read more »

24) The Fine Line

Sigma Sound Stage - 212 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

i-g creative and This is it Philly presents The Fine Line! Come join us as we honor some of the area’s bests artists and enjoy live music from some of Philly’s most talented musicians. Artists include: Adam Smith, Stacey Flygirrl Wilson, Jena Serbu, The Air Rat, and Zeke Jenei. Enjoy complimentary signature cocktails and light appetizers! Tickets to this event are only $5! Buy tickets below or RSVP by e-mailing info@i-gcreative.com or calling 267-455-0004.


Philly Alumni Club Happy Hour & Quizzo
Tuesday, February 19, 5 pm (Quizzo at 7:30 pm)
Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse (1823 Sansom St., Philadelphia)

Free. Please register for planning purposes. 21+ only.
Come unwind after work with your fellow Blue Hens at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse. Great Happy Hour specials include $3.50 select drafts, $2 off all beer, $3 off mixed drinks, $4 off wine and a half price burger and pub menu. Stay (or show up) for Quizzo beginning around 7:30, and show everyone that Blue Hens are the best. Whether this is your first or 50th event, we want to see you there! Register now for this event.

26) Business Speed Networking is back  :: 2/20/13

27)  Taste Philadelphia's Best Dishes in One Night

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