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Date: 10/4/2013
Title: 28 Items (10-4-13)

For Philly residents, you have until Oct 7th to appeal your 2014 taxes.  The appeal form can be found here.  If you are not sure of your 2014 tax amount, you can find your assessed value here.  And for those with cars in center city that have parking permits, check out the new rates coming for your parking permit here.  Sometimes I wonder why anyone would want to live in Philly....although the city does offer so many good things in the fall like this Sunday with the Midtown Village Fall Festival.

Philly sports thoughts....I went to the opening night of the Flyers who are our only hope for a championship and it looks bleak....just do not think we have enough talent to compete with the top teams - clearly the same issue with the Eagles and Phillies. And the 76ers new marketing campaign tells you were that team is at.


1) Growlers Bar 1st Anniversary Block Party

This Saturday, October 5th, from 12pm to 6pm Growlers Bar will be closing down Fitzwater Street between 8th & 9th Streets to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The festivities will include performances by Abbreviated Profit (accoustic duo) as well as Trinadelphia w/ guest vocalist Precious G (reggae). Craft beer and barbeque will be served outdoors, as well as a moon bounce and face painting for the little ones. Some of the neighboring businesses will be joining the party; Massage Bella Vista will be offering free massages; Cardenas Oil & Vinegar Taproom will be sampling their products; and Burke & Payne Barber Co. will be on hand with their barber chair.  http://www.growlersbar.com


A) Philly #89 in economic Vitality (not too worry, has nothing to do do with the way city hall treats our businesses here - MZ) 

B) Man’s body brews its own beer, gets him drunk without drinking


D) Rowan and Drexel Rank Very High on “Ugliest Colleges” List

E) Philadelphia Among Top Domestic (#18) Destinations for Americans 

F) The Penn Museum in Philadelphia Celebrates 100 Years with the Largest Ancient Egyptian Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere

G) How much sex is considered exercise?

H) Cop's punch spurs changes to the Puerto Rican Parade

I) Philadelphia's GDP growth 9th out of top 10 metros

J) Scientists Study Best Way to Get Served at a Bar

K) New half marathon in Philadelphia in March

L) The Philadelphia Eagles Launch a Wine

M) Philadelphia’s Hotel Monaco Is One of Fodor’s Top 100

N) Philadelphia Ranked Fairest City Of Them All

3) New Flyers App 

4)  The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse    :: October 8th

5) New Outdoor Flying Trapeze School Opens This Week in Kensington

6) Philadelphia Nightlife Awards 2013 Recap and Winners

7) Top 5 Philly Events: DesignPhiladelphia Special Edition  :: http://www.designphiladelphia.org

8) Roommate wanted for Townhome share

Your own private bathroom, bed room, linen closet and clothes closet. Shared living room, dining room, kitchen, & laundry room. Includes WiFi & Comcast Basic Cable.  Your own parking space. Storage in basement. Deck, yard and BBQ grill. Quiet safe neighborhood (neighbor is a cop). Great location for quick access to Philadelphia.   Seeking a professional individual with stable income to share living expenses.  Prefer non-smoker but smoking okay if outside on deck.  Must be willing to have a background and credit check completed prior to moving in. I have a little dog so must like animals. If interested call/text Michele at 215-920-2203.


Looking for a vacation get-away? I am selling a week at my Club Regina time-share that can be used in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta or Cancun, Mexico from now until mid-December (excluding Thanksgiving). Club Regina is part of Raintree Vacations and all resorts are located on properties that also house Westin hotels. Whether you are looking to golf or go deep sea fishing in Cabo, experience the vibrant night life of amazing restaurants, art galleries and clubs in Puerto Vallarta or snorkel in Cancun any of these destinations offers a relaxing get-away that you'll never want to leave! Email me at rachelsigman19@yahoo..com if you (or someone you know) are interested. 

 9) 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival

October 17-27
Multiple Locations::  Philadelphia Film Society:: Filmadelphia.org

10) Oktoberfest on Ben Franklin Yacht

The only thing better than celebrating Oktoberfest? Celebrating Oktoberfest on a boat, of course. Raise a glass to good times aboard The Ben Franklin Yacht, and you'll be treated to a fun-filled German experience. This three-hour cruise departs on October 10, 11, and 13 and features authentic food like brats, schnitzel, pretzels, and potato pancakes -- plus live music and a traditional German atmosphere sure to float everyone's boat.

11)  Rappel for Charity
On October 18, nearly 100 business leaders, celebrities and area youth are in for the thrill of a lifetime as they rappel 31 stories down One Logan Square for "Building Adventure 2013," a fundraiser that supports programs at Philadelphia Outward Bound School. Now in its second year, the fundraiser is designed to reflect Outward Bound's innovative youth development work, and replicate what the organization encourages young people to do every day: challenge themselves, discover untapped potential, and use it to make positive change in the world. Proceeds benefit students from underserved Philadelphia communities and teens who have suffered a tragic loss, as well as expeditions for war veterans.
Building Adventure 2013, One Logan Square, 215.232.9130 x2326, BuildingAdventure.org

12)  PA Guild of Craftsmen
Soak in autumn foliage, creative design, and unique handmade style at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen's Fine Craft Fair in Rittenhouse Square, on October 11, 12, and 13. Over 140 creators offer contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, one-of-a-kind jewelry, blown glass, and more. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m - 7 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Admission is free.


Grab your broomstick and fly around East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) during the fourth annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Enjoy seasonal craft beers bubbling up in cauldrons at a record-setting 14 bars and restaurants.  Tickets are $6.66 and include $3.00 craft beers, a witch hat and a Witch CRAFT stamp card. Earn a stamp by purchasing a craft beer, food or other beverage at participating locations.  Collect five or more stamps to be entered to win a gift certificate prize package worth $350.00. Scare up your finest witch’s garb for a chance to win title of “Witch of East Passyunk” and “Most Original Costume.” Passyunk Gardens will cast its own spell with natural witches brew and other tricks and treats. Registration takes place at newly opened Garage (1231 EPA) from 5:30pm -7:00pm.   Thanks to Witch CRAFT sponsors Boston Beers, Origlio Beverage, Drink Philly, Philebrity, Pretzel Crisps, UBER and Yelp. Tickets are on sale now at  www.bit.ly/passyunkwitch. Proceeds benefit EPABID's cleaning and greening programs. 

14) Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam (this weekend at Wells Fargo)

Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson, Grave Digger The Legend® driven by Adam Anderson, Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson, Monster Mutt℠ driven by Whit Tarlton, Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw, Crushstation driven by Greg Winchenbach, Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims and Hooked driven by Steven Sims!!

15) 2013 Atlantic City Rodeo (Oct 5 & 6)

16) Fall Family Fun Days @ Sister Cities Park start this Saturday!

Celebrate fall each weekend with music, family-friendly activities, pumpkins for sale from Urban Jungle along with fall-themed food and drinks. Throughout the month, see the Scarecrow Festival on exhibit presented by the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation after-school program. For a full schedule of events, visit SisterCitiesPark.org  

Starting in October, also be sure to enjoy the new Imagination Playground™ pieces at Sister Cities Park, sponsored by Brandywine Realty Trust, Friends Select School, and Greene Towne Montessori School.

17) Shopping Event (Sunday, Oct 6th :: Center City Philadelphia)

18) The Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia :; October 8th

19) The Awesome Fest To Open Center City Philadelphia's First Ever Drive-In Movie Theater! - starts 10/18/13

20) 2nd Annual Celebrity Casino Night

Media personalities and former athletes roll the dice for Easter Seals at the 2nd Annual Celebrity Casino Night,  presented by Zarwin Baum and Citrin Cooperman


22) R2L Winemaker Dinner Series

R2L will be hosting a Winemaker Dinner Series this fall. On Thursday, October 10, R2L will welcome André Hueston Mack of Mouton Noir Wines, and on Wednesday, November 6, the series will feature Matt Hobbs from Paul Hobbs Wines. Each dinner will include four courses with wine pairings and a meet-and-greet with the winemakers at 6 p.m. r2lrestaurant.com

23) Ron Howard's Docu On Jay-Z Festival To Air On Showtime Oct 11th

24) Old City Seaport Festival: Parade of Boats :: October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The 2nd Annual Old City Seaport Festival, hosted by the Independence Seaport Museum, is a weekend-long Festival with Tall Ships, live music, craft village and activities along the waterfront.  On Friday, October 11th at 5:00pm, watch the majestic Parade of Boats as they arrive up the Delaware River from Penn’s Landing. Visitors can watch the Parade of Boats for free on the Landing.


Old City Seaport Festival: Pirate Battle :: October 12 @ 5pm - 6pm

The 2nd Annual Old City Seaport Festival, hosted by the Independence Seaport Museum, is a weekend-long Festival with Tall Ships, live music, craft village and activities along the waterfront. On Saturday, October 12, there will be a Pirate Battle on the Delaware River. This is sure to rock the Landing as Tall Ships shoot cannons back and forth from one another.

25) http://www.brewsforboobies.com :: October 12th

26) RIVERPALOOZA SAT OCT 12TH ::Mar River Manayunk

27) DesignPhiladelphia: The Five Tastes of Chinese Cuisine with Chef Joseph Poon

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013 // 6:00-8:00PM


Purchase Tickets Here

In celebration of the PAA's fall exhibition by Beijing-based artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, The Way of Chopsticks, join renowned chef Joseph Poon for a tasting and culinary celebration of the tastes of Beijing! Chef Joseph Poon became known as “the Duck Master” when he opened Philadelphia’s first Duck House, Sang Kee Peking Duck House in Chinatown. He has cultivated the Chinese art of “Pulling Beijing Noodles,” and given demonstrations for the American Culinary Federation as well as many culinary schools across the United States. For Design Philadelphia, Chef Poon will use the “five tastes” of Chinese cuisine, including sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy, to create Beijing Pork dumplings, which are served with several “secret sauces” incorporating each of the tastes for guests to sample. https://app.arts-people.com/?show=37591

28) Join your business peers at the Chamber's 213th Annual Meeting featuring CBS News' Scott Pelley

Join members of the regional business and civic community to exchange ideas and information as the Chamber presents its top priorities for the coming year. We are honored to have CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley as our featured speaker. GPCC Chairman Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President & CEO, Citizens Bank of PA/NJ/DE will also present the Chamber's new Board of Directors.

View more information or register »  :: http://www.greaterphilachamber.com/event/3408/213th-annual-meeting

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