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Date: 3/5/2013
Title: 24 Items (3-5-13)

Been a few weeks since the last email.  Work has been keeping me busy.

Have been able to have some fun though.  Was able to catch one of the Mumford & Sons shows (which was good- big band with them), already been to three Flyers games this season), made it up to Mt. Snow, Vermont for a weekend, and tonight will be my first 76ers game in many years.

Killington, VT trip has some spots available March 15th weekend.

Erin Express is coming up with the 'warm up' Express this weekend.

Does anyone find it funny how the government can create a law for you or me but exempt themselves from the law?  Here is one example courtesy of city council in Philadelphia.

If any one has interest in the building of the Ben Franklin Bridge, here are some of the first photos of the bridge being built.

For those thinking about selling their home and pricing strategies, here is an interesting article.  If anyone wants a free report on what has sold in their neighborhood recently, just send me your address.


1) The Villains Attic (from Ron Hansen)

I've found so many cool things over the years looking for new stuff for the RaceChairs products, that I started a new site.  VillainsAttic.com is a collection of unique lifestyle and convenience items for the modern gentlemen.  Since the site is new, I want people to initially get as excited about this stuff as I am, so I created a coupon code “zwickâ€Â that will give anyone from your list a free Travelo travel atomizer with their first purchase ($18 value).  www.villainsattic.com

2)  The 2013 TreePhilly Citywide Tree Giveaway Program

Free yard trees from the City of Philadelphia are available at community events this April.  The educational sessions will tech you everything you need to know about planting and taking care of your tree.  Please pre-register for up to two trees at www.treephilly.org.

3) OPEN BAR: March 6th

We welcome the North Shore Beach Club community to the Grand Opening of Cavanaugh's Headhouse.  Our fellow member, good friend and owner of Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Ken Hutchings wanted me to invite the whole North Shore Beach Club Membership out for a private VIP reception.  This would include a private room and a complimentary open bar with some light bar snacks.  This event will happen this Wednesday, March 6th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.  If you are interested please click the wufoo link below and enter your name, email and the number of guests.  Click here to sign up - https://northshoreclub.wufoo.com/forms/cavanaughs-headhouse-guestlist-rsvp/

Here's some more info about the venue. The Cavanaugh family would like to introduce its newest member, Cavanaugh's Headhouse, located at 421 S 2nd St. The building is home to one the city’s oldest operating pubs in the historic Headhouse Square district.  An old world charm welcomes you with traditional offerings such as fish & chips, shepards pie as well as Cavanaugh's award winning burgers and wings. Cavanaugh's also boasts of the city’s newest and most complete Whiskey bar, where rare classics are just as plentiful as the $5 pop shot. With 25 large TV's that feature the most live programming of all sports packages including European football.  Cavanaugh's promises something for everyone, with 6 distinct rooms available for birthday, game day, graduation, alumni and banquets; making Cavanaugh's your party headquarters.

VIP Guestlist - https://northshoreclub.wufoo.com/forms/cavanaughs-headhouse-guestlist-rsvp/

4) Philadelphia Marathon Changes Race Date, Runners Confused (and Frustrated)
The 2013 race date was suddenly bumped up a week with no explanation. What's up with that? READ MORE

5) Half Off Bridge Tolls for Senior Citizens

Did you know that the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) offers a 50% Discount on bridge tolls for senior drivers aged 65 or older?

Senior Drivers enrolled in the DRPA Senior Discount Program pay a discounted toll of $2.50 which is 50% of the current passenger vehicle toll for all four bridges operated by the DRPA:  Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry, and Betsy Ross.  The discount is valid at any time on any of the four bridges.

Seniors must have an active NJ E-ZPass account and must enroll in the DRPA Senior Discount Program annually.

Information and applications can be found at www.drpa.org/pdfs/SeniorEZPass.pdf.  You may also apply by telephone:  1-888-288-6265

6) JOBS :City parks and recreation to hire with added funding


Maker's Mark to restore alcohol content of whiskey


NY fire dept.'s squirrel kill draws complaints

Philly #2 when it comes to the nations highest taxes

Philadelphia Among Worst Cities for Driving

Camden, Atlantic City Among Most 'Miserable' Cities to Live in America

Philly's pizza is ranked 4th in America

Fluid Nightclub to close

8) McPatty'sFest Tickets

The countdown to McPatty's Fest is on and tickets are going fast!
Come out and party with 4,000+ of your closest friends and get the ultimate St. Patrick's Day experience that only McFadden's and Johnny Utah's can provide!

The party starts at noon with Split Decision and Go-Go Gadget rocking out all day and night long in our huge outdoor heated tent! Check your inhibitions at the door and prepare for a 15+ hour party that will leave you full of "I DID WHAT AT MCPATTY'S FEST!?" for weeks to come.

This is an event you DON'T want to miss! Pre-Sale DISCOUNTED  tickets are limited and selling fast!   Don't wait, buy your tickets today!


9)  St Patty's Day Killington Ski and Snowboard Bus Trip!

Hit the Killington slopes with us again on this amazing ski/party bus-trip weekend!  Get your final turns in for the 2011-2012 season!!!

Killington is nearly 100% open and even got snow this past weekend!  It should be a great time with sunshine and moderate temperatures on the mountain, great for hanging out on the Apres Ski bar decks outdoors!

Bus it up to Killington for skiing/boarding, hot tubs, pools, nightlife, and much more.  Includes R/T transportation, 2 nights in condos walking distance or short shuttle to nightlife & restaurants and a 5 minute free shuttle ride to the mountain, 2 day lift pass, and MORE!  Ski by day and party by night with other PhillyTrips.com travelers, as well as other groups from the area.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS  (http://phillytrips.com/trip/179/)

10) Preakness with ... PITBULL and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and MORE!!

We say the "new" Preakness since there have been many changes (since the times years ago) to make it a much better event and day away from Philly.  Early Bird & Group booking discounts available.

In a nutshell, we think this is going to be one of our most fun trips yet.  R/T motorcoach bus transporation, ticket to the infield with open bar all day long, relax under the sun doing some concert-listening to  PITBULL and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and many other acts; TBA!

You can get all the details on our website.  Forward this email to your friends and co-workers.It is going to be a GREAT DAY!

To make it easy, FULL DETAILS can be found on our website here: http://www.phillytrips.com/trip/178/

11)Free Beer At Kildare’s Starting Tonight

Free beer. Free shepherds pie. Free Jameson. Yes, I said FREE JAMESON. Kildare’s is getting all crazy with their St. Patty’s Day celebrations and spending the next 17 days just flat-out giving stuff away to people at all their local outposts.

Like, for example, today, where the bar will be handing over free 12oz Guinness draughts to the first 100 people through the door. Yeah, it’s a short pour, but why are you complaining? Its free. You want a big boy pint, buy one.

Oh, and just for kicks the bar will be handing out $17.59 gift certificates to every customer who kicks a keg of Guinness between now and the big day.

Free Stuff From Kildare’s

March 5  Free Premium Irish Whiskey tasting featuring Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell and Greenore
March 6 Free Jameson and the Giant Peach cocktails
March 7  Free Corned Beef & Cabbage Spring Rolls all day
March 8  Free Fish & Chip Bites all day
March 9  Free Jameson 12 Year shots to the first 50 guests per location after 5 p.m.
March 10 Free full Irish breakfasts for the first 50 guests per location
March 11 Free Bangers & Mash Bites all day
March 12 Free tastes of Jamison Irish Whiskey all day
March 13 Free Guinness Float desserts all day (Guinness with a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with raspberry liqueur)
March 14 Free Guinness Cupcakes all day
March 15 Free 12 oz. Guinness draughts at 17:59 (5:59 p.m.) in honor of Guinness being created in 1759 A.D.
March 16 Free Irish Trilogy Flights (Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s)
March 17 Free Bloody Molly’s to the first 20 guests on St. Patrick’s Day – Open at 9 a.m.!

Kildare’s Irish Pub [Official]

12) Zee Bar: Party til 6am with JJ Flores!  March 9th

13) Old City Celebrates Kids On 2nd Street Festival!  March 9th

14) Philly Art Museum : Wednesdays After 5pm : Pay What You Wish
Philadelphia Museum of Art   26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway 215.763.8100  PhilaMuseum.org

Tree Philly15)Girls' Night Out at The Flower Show Thurs. March 7th


16) Cavanaugh's 2 Hour VIP Open Bar

Cavanaugh's Head House - 421 South Street philadelphia,PA 19147

March 7th

Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/10488/

We welcome the philly2night community to the Grand Opening of Cavanaugh’s headhouse. Everyone on the philly2night guestlist will receive a 2-Hour VIP Open Bar from 9:00PM till 11:00PM.

17) 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

through 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center


The 2013 Red Ball Gala will be held on March 9th at the Please Touch Museum of Philadelphia. A festive evening of spectacular food from local caterer’s and restaurants, spirits and good old fashion fun complete with a majestic carousel....Find out More!

19)St. Patty's Day Parade (why not on March 17th?

March 10th

20)  Ninth Annual Brewer's Plate at National Constitution Center, March 10

Fair Food Philadelphia is bringing local beer-makers, chefs, bakers and distillers together for an unforgettable evening of food and drink. Held at the National Constitution Center on Sunday, March 10, The Brewer's Plate features more than 20 restaurants and 20 breweries, along with sweets and spirits.  Tickets to the event run $70 per person, which brings all you can eat and drink from 6–9 PM. Look for food from Alla Spina, Brauhaus Schmitz, Khyber Pass Pub, Fork, Kennett, Southwark, South Philadelphia Tap Room and a ton more, including beery sweets from Beer Cakes Philly. On the drink side, you’ll find beer from Nodding Head, Prism, River Horse, Sly Fox, and plenty others. Plus, sip on spirits from Dad’s Hat and Philadelphia Distilling.   Spring for the $140 VIP ticket to get in half an hour early at 5:30 PM and gain access to the “Small Wonders” VIP experience. Tagged as “The Big Taste of Small” Scale, the room will be dedicated to small batch brews and specialty cheese and farm products. You’ll get to sample and mingle with Aimee Olexy of Talula’s Garden, Bill Covaleski of Victory and many other local luminaries.

Event Date: 03/10
Event Time: 6-9 PM
Location: National Constitution Center
Price: $70 or $140 VIP
Type: Beer,Food
Website: fairfoodphilly.org/farm-tours-events/the-brewers-plate-2012/

21) Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting
Monday, March 11th, 7:00pm, $45.00

22)  52nd National Wine Week

Smith & Wollensky. From March 11th through the 15th try 10 wine samples for $10 with the purchase of a lunch entrée.

Looking to sample before the Wine Week festivities begin? Enjoy their “Catch an Early Flight” promotion beginning February 18th on National Drink Wine Day. It’s a chance to sample 4 premium wines from their featured Wine Week partners for only $18.

23) Entrepreneurs' Forum Education Series - Social Media & The Entrepreneur

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 :: 5:30 - 8:00PM  ::  Register Here

On Tuesday, March 12th at 6PM, Philadelphia Runner will be hosting their annual Ladies Night. $10 admission will get you a $20 gift certificate to the store, as well as wine and snacks while you view the latest spring fashions and sneakers. All attendees will be entered into raffles, while enjoying games and receiving information about warm weather running.
To register visit: https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/89882
1601 Sansom Street


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