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Date: 8/23/2013
Title: 20 Items (8-23-13)

Hard to believe summer is winding down....

Back from a wonderful Hawaii trip celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary.  Took a cruise on Norweigian so it was great being able to see four of the Hawaiin islands.

Now just back at work and trying to get the last good days of summer in.  And for those that do not know, I have my Temple properties along with other Philly based investment properties that keep me busy along with my Realtor clients (always looking for more buyers/sellers to work with).

I do want to highlight a great 43 minute CNN piece on marijuana.  Click the link to see it without commercials.  Might even make you cry.



A) WATCH: Flyers Goalie Gets Zombie Ben Franklin Mask

B) Watch: Frozen beer


A) Historic Philadelphia Warship Struggles To Stay Afloat 

B) Philly restaurant (Parc) among best in US for outdoor dining

C) Cape May beach named one of best in US

D) People who have sex often make more money, study finds

E) South Jersey municipalities to launch DUI checkpoints, patrols

F) Marijuana and Tax Reform?

G) Kids Who Get in Trouble Grow Up to Be Entrepreneurs

4) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Manayunk Brewery

The Ultimate Networking Group

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

5) Butterfly Festival

Come see the beautiful monarch butterflies as they are released for their southern migration to Mexico. There will also be experts on hand to teach you about creating a butterfly habitat in your home garden. Sat., Aug. 24, 10am. Free with admission. Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media. tylerarboretum.org


A)Tony Bennett

The man behind tunes like “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and “Rags to Riches” brings his brand of jazzy pop to the beautiful Longwood Gardens. Hearken back to a time when jazz standards and swing music dominated the radio waves. Tues., Aug. 27, 7:30pm. $69. Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. longwoodgardens.org

B_ Smooth Jazz Summer Nights  (Friday, 8/25)

A mellow waterfront evening filled with the smooth jazz stylings of Christian Scott, and a landside fireworks display. 7:30pm. Free. Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. delawareriverwaterfront.com   Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/Calendar-August-21-28-220407401.html#ixzz2cdg67f9Y



Music and Art Programming Aimed at Stimulating East Market Street Corridor

Beginning Friday, August 16, new life and vibrancy will be injected into the East Market Street corridor between City Hall and Sixth Street, thanks to Market East Associates – owners and developers of the proposed MARKET8 casino, an urban entertainment and hotel project at 8th and Market Streets – in partnership with the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB). The Market East Arts Series will run Fridays from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon – 5 p.m., for 14 weeks through December 2013 featuring live music and dance performances as well as other community activities. 

The PHLCVB and MARKET8 are among several stakeholders involved in concentrated efforts to create a more exciting atmosphere between 13th and 6th streets along Market Street, working with programming partners The Gallery, Hard Rock Cafe and the Field House.

8) Center City's Restaurant Week is BACK- Sept.15th to 27th



For the remainder of August, the Prime Rib will be offering 15 oz of their Prime Rib for $20 and 30% off all bottled wines.

The Prime Rib 1701 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19103  (215)772-1701  http://www.theprimerib.com/ 

10)  Food Trucks scheduled at The Porch through December

UCD is pleased to announce that our popular food truck lunch program at The Porch will continue through December. Every Wednesday and Friday from 11:30am-2:30pm, award-winning mobile food vendors populate The Porch at 30th Street Station, offering a wide range of gourmet and home-style lunch items. For the confirmed list through October click here.

11) Original Copy Of Emancipation Proclamation On Display In Philadelphia


Attention all Real Estate Professionals… you’re invited to our Real Estate Referral Networking Event at Maggie O’Neill’s Irish Pub & Restaurant on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013!  The event is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and is $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door.  Please feel free to invite any of your business contacts in the real estate field.  You can register for the event at http://polarisreferralnetwork.eventbrite.com
For more information please contact Al Schuster at 484-885-0090.

13) Ben Franklin Museum in Old City Reopening After Two-Year Spruce-Up 

14) Prince Music Theater announces new season

15) University Pinball

4006 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-2561

University Pinball is a small arcade located in West Philadelphia. This little-known place is open until 12 a.m. from Sunday through Wednesday and until 2 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It brings in new games often and has a wide variety to choose from. Fighting and driving games, pinball and skeeball are just a small taste of the fun on hand. The games run off of coins, and some even give out tickets, which can be redeemed for prizes. University Pinball is a rare old-school arcade and is unique to Philadelphia. No food or drinks are served, just fun.

16) Raise The Macallan at the Skybox, September 10-13

by Drink Philly on Aug 20, 2013 in Event Listing 

What do you know about single malt Scotch whisky? If you’re already an aficionado, you know the smoky, rich liquid is something to seek out. If you haven’t yet been introduced to the nuances and flavors of Scotch, get ready to discover a new taste to savor. The Macallan is one of the most well-known whiskies in the world, and it’s landing in Philadelphia this September.

Gather a group of friends and RSVP for The Macallan tasting event, held at the Skybox in Fishtown from September 10–13. Just choose a time on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday here and you’ll be set to raise a glass of the Highlands whisky, which has been distilled and aged in Scotland since 1824.

The Macallan is available in several styles, each aged in sherry casks for a different length of time. The Macallan 18 is one of the most popular expressions of the whisky, hitting a sweet spot after being aged 18 years, but each one has its own charm. Join the whisky experts at the Skybox and find out all you need to know about this unique spirit.

RSVP here. 

Event Date: 09/10,09/11,09/12,09/13
Event Time: Varies
Location: The Skybox
Price: FREE with RSVP
Website: http://drnk.ly/180pnT9

- See more at: http://philly.thedrinknation.com/articles/read/11313-Raise-The-Macallan-at-the-Skybox-September-10-13#sthash.2wFevoz1.dpuf

17) Philly Naked Bike Ride (Sunday 8/25)

Strip down, douse yourself in body paint, grab a bike and band together with fellow bike nerds of all skill levels to ride across the city. The ride, a “bare as you dare” event, aims to promote fuel conscious consumption, positive body image and cycling advocacy. 3pm. Free. Location to be determined. phillynakedbikeride.org

Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/Calendar-August-21-28-220407401.html#ixzz2cdgUYMRN

18) PW Concerts in the Park

Wednesday, August 28

Nah, you’re not stupid. Of course you were on hand at last week’s phenomenal Concerts in the Park kick-off in Rittenhouse Square, and I bet you’re on deck for the second on Aug. 21—with Sundae’s fantastic Lee Jones, New Jersey crooner V (that’s “vee,” not the Roman numeral for five) and Philly diva Alma “Lady Alma” Horton. But it’s this one, people, the close-out Aug. 28 concert in Philadelphia Weekly’s annual three-week summer series, that heads will be talking about for months. Why? It’s hip-hop night. And after opening-show blessings from spirit warriors Leana Song and the Yoruba-chanting beauties accompanying the divine Doc Gibbs, followed by Jones’ sweat-inducing house party and orgasmic performances from a pair of singers extrarordinaire, as Redman declared on his iconic jam 20 years ago, it’s time for some action.

Who else but the brothers of Illvibe Collective to put in the work first? Mr. Sonny James and DJ Phish will provide the pre-gig warm-up, with playlists that underscore why their Body Rock parties at Kung Fu Necktie stay packed to the gills each month. Feared and revered local yokel Mic Stewart, whose full-length LP, Peaceworld, hit streets in April, is set to rock first, then Cee Knowledge—yes, he of Grammy Award-winning Digable Planets fame—brings his Cosmic Funk Orchestra to center stage with its fiery, futuristic anthems. Expect some surprises, fam—including a surprise special guest who’ll join them onstage before ending Concerts in the Park 2013 on the highest note possible. / KENYA BEVERLY

5pm. Free. Rittenhouse Square Park, Walnut St. between 18th and 20th sts. philadelphiaweekly.com

Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/Calendar-August-21-28-220407401.html#ixzz2cdgqHtoW

19) Sports Card, Toy, Comic & Collectibles Expo

Get your collection started with more than 125 tables of comic books, sports cards and vintage toys to choose from. Fri., Aug. 23, 10am. Free. Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, N.J. wildwoodsnj.com/cc

20) Philadelphia Selected to Host AND1 Summer Remix Basketball Tournament 


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