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Date: 9/17/2013
Title: 26 Items (9-17-13)

Let's start with the Eagles.  Looks like an 8-8 season is in our 2013 future.  The games are fun again though, right?  We did not solve our issues with our secondary or linebackers yet, and our pass rush yesterday with/without the blitz could not get any pressure on the QB, but our offense seems to be on a good path - though I wonder by the time we have a playoff defense will the league figure out how to stop our offense.  It is great to see DeSean Jackson returning punts again. And lastly, if RG3 was not so rusty in the opening game, would we not be 0-2?

Secondly, I do not know if this is true but if so, it is another sad day to be an American (not as sad as another awful gun incident).  The US goverrnment has for how many years told the American people there is no just reasoning for medical marijuana to help some sick people but the U.S.Health and Human Services patented medical marijuana in 2001 which outlines how it is helpful.  I first read about it in the NY Post and googled the patent number and it seems to verify it.   How do some of our politicians live with themselves and how do we as Americans keep voting them in?

Fall means beer festivals.  Oktoberfest at Xfinity is coming up, Sippin By the River is this Saturday, and here is one in November that is free if you volunteer.

Fall means ski season is coming up....I have been looking at this $709 Vail ski pass for years and thinking maybe this is the year I finally buy it.  Anyone have days they can spend in Colorado with me this winter?

I have some friends looking to get in to a Pocono ski house - anyone know of a house that could use a few people?

Saw this article a few weeks back about our venture capital dollars in the region going to companies outside of Philadelphia.  Thought it was sharing since until it is fixed, the city will always be held back by our elected policy makers.

I think our state liquor store system is a big loser but for those nearby these stores, you are receiving a bonus.

As always, please consider talking to me about your real estate needs if buying or selling a home....or are just curious to what has sold in your neighborhood....happy to be of assistance.  - Mark


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3) September Is Festival Month

Dozens of late summer and early fall festivals are hitting Philadelphia and The Countryside in the coming weeks. Check out our complete chronological guide to 50+ upcoming festivals.  

4) Oktoberfest Celebrations

September marks the beginning of Oktoberfest season in Philadelphia, with more than a dozen great celebrations taking place around the city with block parties, beer gardens, delicious food, live music and more. Complete guide: Oktoberfests in Philadelphia.

5) INTRAMURALS: SN Fall Registration Now Open


The building collapse that occured this past June at 22nd Market claimed the lives of six individuals.  One Mom, Nancy Winkler  lost her only daughter - Anne Bryan and she has started an effort to  create a memorial and park in the site of the building collapse.  She would be so appreciative if you and your family members could (1) sign the petition and (2) circulate this to your many friends including everyone you know in Philadelphia. The petition link is: http://tinyurl.com/PhillyCollapseMemorialPetition

7)   PHOTO OF THE WEEK :; Market street in 1910

8) Back on My Feet Fundraiser :: The Craziest Race You Will Ever Experience

The Stroehmann Back on My Feet 20in24 Challenge (20in24) has been rescheduled to September 21-22, 2013 with a new Start/Finish area at thePhiladelphia Museum of Art

Register today with a 25% off discount when you use the discount code CRAZY24!  All races will take place around the scenic 8.4-mile Schuylkill River running loop!    Race and volunteer opportunities the weekend of September 21 - 22: 

Light Up the Course!
Run the 8.4-mile Midnight Madness race at 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 22 and wear glow-in-the-dark gear for your chance to win the "Most Illuminated" contest.  Register today.

Early Riser 8.4-Mile Race! 

Wake up early and join us for the Pajama Loop and wear your most comfortable PJ's at 6 a.m. on Sunday, September 22!  Register today.

So Many Relays to Choose From!  

The Five-Person Relays puts teams of five together to run a choice of one to four 8.4-mile loops each. Need something a little more fast-paced?  Try the Two-Timer Two-Person Relays and choose to run one or two 8.4-mile loops with a friend! Register today.

Looking for a Challenge?  

The Lone Ranger ultra-marathon tests how many miles you can run in 24 hours. (Only a few entries remain!)  Email us if you are interested in running the Lone Ranger!

Looking to Volunteer or Pace?  We need volunteers and official pacers for race weekend. Get your friends and family to sign up!

A Discount for You!  Get 25% off your registration.  Use the discount code CRAZY24

Your Registration Can Change Lives!
Back on My Feet is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.


A) Jersey Court: Don’t Send Texts toDrivers, Or Else

B) Philly Ranks 10th for Twentysomethings

C) Philadelphia drivers among the worst in nation

D) New Chinatown bar opening Setp 8th

E) Bolt Bus and Mega Bus only pay $7500 a year for their bus stop???

F) Ivanabitch Introduces World's First Tobacco Flavored Vodka

G) Really? Philadelphia is third happiest city in America

H) Only one Philadelphia athlete made list of top selling jerseys

I) Old age at least means fewer hangovers

J) Rock N Roll Half Marathon this weekend

K) Flyers open up practices to fans

L) Eagles unveil new cheerleader uniforms

M) Breakdown of porn usage duration by state and other metrics

N) Table 31 to close

O) Philly420: Harrisburg has a chance to have a national impact on marijuana reform

P) Smaller Testicles, Bigger Parenting Role, Study Suggests

Q) Study Sees No Link Between Drinking During Early Pregnancy and Birth Woes

R) New Philly Historic Markers

S) Segway tours will visit some haunted locales (through Nov 2nd)

T) Live Music Venue Boot and Saddle to Reopen

U) The Benjamin Franklin Museum Reopens

V) The Michener Art Museum hosts From Philadelphia To Monaco: Grace Kelly Beyond The Icon this fall

W) Philly #21 in meeting spaces in USA

10) 2013 Fringe Festival

September 5-22

FringeArts :: http://www.livearts-fringe.org

12) Richard Gere and Aston Kutcher coming to Philly (in October and Sept)

Watch the video of Aston accepting an award - good info

13)  Top 20 Drinking Quotes of All Time: 

14) Please Touch Museum's Expectant Parent's Bootcamp

Date:  September 21, 2013  :: Time: 10am - 2pm

Cost: $50 per person or $90 per couple - includes all event programming, continental breakfast, complimentary swag bags, raffle items, and more! 

Description: Expectant Parents Bootcamp is a must see event for expectant mommies and daddies! We will conquer some of the most exciting and pressing new mommy and daddy questions and help you prepare for the amazing and exciting changes your family is about to experience! Bootcamp Expo will feature vendors specializing in all things baby! From baby gear to childcare experts, you won’t want to miss our Expo area for free advice, giveaways and more! 

15) VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Founder of ESPN (18 short clips on the founding of ESPN)


16) 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have introduced a new 10-game plan for the 2013-2014 season called the WEEKDAY PLAN. The plan includes the team’s home opener on October 30 andnine other weekday games throughout the season. The team describes the plan as “providing the perfect after-hours entertainment for networking opportunities and rewarding employees.”  (http://tinyurl.com/l8h4ls5)


18) NORTH SHORE BEACH CLUB: Half Off Deal for 2014 Memberships

Cost of your membership for the 2014 season in half.  The first 100 people that sign up and pay for their memberships by Sept 30th will get in for half price. This is only available for the full-time memberships. So pay $300 instead of $600. This offer expires Sept 30th or when we hit 100 paid in full. 

19)  Conshohocken Restaurant Week, September 16-22

20) Philly Fashion Week

21) Ultimate Real Estate Networking at Pagano's Market and Bar :: Tuesday, 9/17

22) ** An Event From Our Partner MeetUp Group - Lock & Key Events on MeetUp! **


Thursday, September 19, 2013  ::7:30 PM


Kildares Irish Pub , 4417 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

23) You’re Invited: Fall Main Line Restaurant Week Launch Party in KOP!

Join hundreds of the burbs biggest movers and shakers on Thursday, September 19th for the most incredible party ever to hit King of Prussia!

[ Click here for party details and to RSVP ]

24)  18th Annual Sippin' by the River

Full Event Details & Discounted Parking Info: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/14455/outlookcal/

The 18th Annual Sippin’ by the River will take place on Saturday, September 21st at Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia! That’s right everyone, after MANY requests, we are back on the Delaware Waterfront! The event will run from 1pm until 5 pm and benefits the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. 100% of the proceeds benefit CCFA.What’s Included  Your ticket will grant you entrance, $15 in free slot play, a free shuttle to/from Sugarhouse (The Sugar Express), free parking, the chance to sample an assortment of great wines & beers, entertainment, live music, and much more - all with the great backdrop of the Delaware River.  FULL DETAILS COMING SOON - SAVE THE DATE!!!    Photos From the Last Sippin’ Event        Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3 Gallery 4   About Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)  Proceeds from Sippin’ by the River benefit research, education and support programs for people suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis - chronic digestive disorders of the small and large intestines collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).   Currently, IBD affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans. CCFA, a voluntary, non-profit national organization, seeks to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.   For event sponsorship information or to make a donation, please contact Jessica Brookstein at (215) 396-9100 or email jbrookstein@ccfa.org.

25) 102.9 WMGK's 3rd Annual Brew Blast on the Battleship

Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for a great day of craft beer sampling (over 50 beers) & live classic rock (courtesy of the MGK House Band) on the tented deck of one of our nation’s most revered battleships. All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship. WMGK’s John DeBella, Debbi Calton, Andre Gardner & Ray Koob will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you. This year’s featured beers will be announced in the coming weeks. Last year’s Brew Blast featured the over 50 craft beers including offerings from: Ommegang, Unibroue, Brooklyn, Lagunitas, Sixpoint, Weyerbacher, Victory, Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada, Troegs, Yards, Harpoon, Blue Moon, Flying Fish & MANY more.

26) HQ Beach Club and HQ Nightclub present Tiësto

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

HQ Beach Club, the sprawling daylife pool party destination at Revel in Atlantic City, will celebrate its Closing Day Party with Tiësto on Sunday, September 22 2013 The Grammy nominated DJ will be spinning at HQ Beach Club before transferring the bustling party indoors to HQ Nightclub later that night. Contact: zach@revelnightlife.com for table reservations. Tickets can be purchased at www.revelnightlife.com

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