Went the Flyers season opener last week - means I attended three of the four season openers (going 0-3) this year (Phillies & Eagles). Do not see myself at the 76ers home opener but who knows. Hard to believe the Eagles could take the NFC East with our defense but with the weak schedule we have coming up, maybe we can get to 8-8 this year. BTW, how about the fact that Chip Kelly is the longest tenured coach in Philly: Andy Reid was fired by the Eagles on December 31. Doug Collins and the 76ers parted ways on April 11. Charlie Manuel was fired by the Phillies on August 16 and The Flyers changed coaches this week.
Ski season is coming up. Will send out a list of trips this season but the highlight is the Colorado trip to Telluride & Crested Butte in February. For those that are skiiers (and those that are not) watch an awful avalanche story from this past winter, check out this video. There is also a very long article to go with it. I have skiied this resort a handful of times but never made the hike that they show in the video.
Watched this video from the 2013 TedX conference on nonprofits last night. Very interesting perspective for anyone in the industry but as important for the general population.
For those that like energy drinks, I thought this chart was worthy of sharing.
For those who like to cook and have smoke alarm issues, check out the newest Smoke/CO2 detector.
Lastly, I know many of you know but here is a reminder. I generate my income through real estate. I am a full time investor/developer/landlord. I am also a licensed Realtor and handle a couple million dollars of real estate transactions annually . Despite needing updating, this weeks sale was a Northern Liberties home for more than the asking price. Never too busy to discuss real estate with you....Would very much like the opportunity to work with you to buy/sell properties.....or simply provide some free market analysis for you. - Mark
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Sunday, October 13, 2013 @ Fado Irish Pub
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Enjoy UNLIMITED samplings of 30+ beers from local, regional, and international breweries 5 delicious ounces at a time from 2-7pm - PLUS, live music, the debut of the long-awaited double IPA from Victory - Dirt Wolf - as well as Guinness Harvest Red beer!
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1) Fall Harvest Festival :: Filbert Street: Saturday, Oct. 12
Down on the farm on Filbert Street: You've no doubt been waiting all year for a chance to go on an honest-to-God hayride. Your opportunity comes 'round again today as the Reading Terminal Market stages its annual Fall Harvest Festival. Hayrides are only part of the fun on today's menu, though: you and the whole family will be able to walk through a pumpkin patch, enjoy freshly made donuts and candy apples and experience the best of our region's bountiful harvest of locally grown fruits and vegetables, plus lots more. (And if that's not enough, the RTM has a side dish for adventuresome cooks as well: a live cooking demonstration from Israeli celebrity chef and TV personality Gil Hovrav inside in the La Cucina demonstration kitchen.)
Fall Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 1100 block of Filbert Street, next to the Reading Terminal Market. Gil Hovrav cooking demonstration: 10:45 a.m. to noon in La Cucina at the Market. Both events free.
2) Fall Festivities at The Oval: October 12. The Oval, the parkway’s well-loved pop-up park hosts a full day and night of fall activities on October 12. From noon to 4 p.m., paint pumpkins, embark on a hayride throughout the green space, enjoy food from a number of food trucks. After the daytime happenings, don your best Halloween costume for the chance to win the best dressed award at an evening party from 4 to 9 p.m. Also groove around The Oval to the tunes of area DJs at the evening portion of the event.
3) FREE LIBRARY: Raven Society and the Movies! Tour on Tuesday!
There's still space! The Raven Society and the Philadelphia Film Society don't want you to miss this special opportunity for an exclusive young professional tour and reception of the Free Library's film exhibit on Tuesday, October 15 at 6 p.m. Don't miss out on seeing Grip, Charles Dickens's stuffed raven, along the tour.
4) 17th Police District Bicycle Registry
The 17th Police District has empowered SOSNA to create an online registry for your bicycle. By participating in and building this fledgling database, we can help police return stolen bikes to their rightful owners. Philadelphia is one of the worst cities for bike theft, according to Kryptonite, who as recently as 2008 ranked Philly #1 for bike theft. This at a time when more and more people are using bikes, especially in our neighborhood. A recent analysis of Census data by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia found that the census tracts within our neighborhood have some of the highest ridership figures in the state! In fact, Census Tract 19 (between Broad and 21st Streets, Catharine and Washington) has the highest bicycle mode share in PA - 18% of commuters from that tract bike!
Date: October 12
Location: 738 S. 11th Street
Hawthornes’ Ales for Tails block party prevails on Saturday, October 12. Beginning at 2 p.m., the street-closing festival promises guests a solid selection of awesome brews all while raising money for PAWS. Take your pick of 35 beers ringing in at $5 a piece — everything from ciders to lagers to seasonal pumpkin brews. Pair your drinks with a variety of street food at the all-day fest and dance to live music all along the festival. Also, keep in mind, this is a cash only event.
Dates: October 12-13
Location: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard & Walnut Street
Guests can embrace Philly’s maritime culture at the second annual Old City Seaport Festival, kicking off on October 11 with a majestic sunset Parade of Boats. On October 12-13, visitors head to Penn’s Landing for a crafter’s village, deck tours of the Tall Ships, food trucks, a moon bounce, face painting and an outdoor beer garden. Throughout the weekend, guests can expect fun encounters with roaming, costumed pirates and their live parrots.
7) OutFest :: October 13
All throughout the Gayborhood on October 13, folks gather for Outfest, a National Coming Out Day Festival that brings a GLBT embracing block party to the streets. Guests enjoy contests, games, shopping, live music, bar specials and lots and lots of dancing.
8) The Ultimate Networking Event Live Top Dog Cherry Hill
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Top Dog, 2310 Marlton Pike Cherry Hill, 08002
Founded in 2009. The Ultimate Networking event, has hosted over 125 successful B2B Networking Events. Today The Ultimate Networking Event has recieved rave reviews from professionals throughout the PA/NJ/DE area. Not only have the professionals given us their approval, but media, such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The Philadelphia Business Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer has as well.
For two magical days, Chestnut Hill transforms into Hogsmeade, the fictional town made famous in the Harry Potter series for Harry Potter Weekend. On October 18, an opening ceremony and pub crawl kick off the festivities. On October 19, spectators catch the collegiate Quidditch tournament at Chestnut Hill College. Plus, throughout the weekend, restaurants and shops all over town participate in Harry Potter-themed fun.
Major League Bocce is here in Philadelphia, and you have just a few more days to get in on the Center City league. There's still time to join the Center City autumn 2013 team, which plays games at Field House by Reading Terminal Market. Games are played for up to an hour. Afterwards, players head to their sponsor bar — within walking distance from the park — to enjoy discounted pints of Dogfish Head, the League’s official sponsor beer, plus specials on food.
Dates: October 18-20
Location: Horticultural & Lansdowne Drives
Celebrate the harvest moon and give thanks for a good harvest during the Family Moonviewing Weekend at the Japanese House at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden from October 18-20. Events and activities include a moon-viewing tea ceremony, a moon-viewing party, a sweets-making class, a traditional Japanese choral performance and storytelling.
A) NY Times: A Creative Renaissance in Philadelphia’s
B) NY TIMES: Four Square Blocks: Philadelphia
C) Phillies game costs are 4th highest in league
D) Bakery In Reading Terminal Named One Of America’s 20 Best Dessert Spots
E) Colliers International Report Shows Fastest Rising Retail Rent In The Nation Is On Philadelphia's Walnut Street
Sundays at Fort Scott start back up November 10th!
We're offering Coed Soccer, Coed Football, Men's Football, and the latest season of KickballSF! Early bird specials are available for all 4 leagues until October 18th.
14) US OPEN SQUASH 2013 (10/9-10/18/13) AT DREXEL
15) VIDEO OF THE WEEK: How to Wrap a SEPTA bus
16) FREE OCHESTRA CONCERT WITH COLLEGE ID (Tuesday, 10/15)
17) 2 Exclusive Historic Philadelphia Experiences
18) RAPPEL FOR CHARITY (10/17-18)
19) Delilah's 22nd Anniversary Party (10/16/13)
20) Penn Museum Young Friends Halloween Event
Be intrigued by tales of death and mystery surrounding the exploration of Tut's tomb as detailed by Dr. David Silverman, Curator of the Penn Museum's Egyptian Section, and then mingle with fellow young friends.
Enjoy a cash bar with drink specials, have your fortune told by a psychic, take a flashlight tour of our famous Egyptian collection, and experience some thrills (and chills!) participating in additional festive activities.
$10 general public; $5 Museum members
21) Beerfest at the Piazza (10/18)
22) Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits: Ticket Package
Valley Forge Casino Resort • King of Prussia, PA
Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20
am-packed with celebri-chefs from Top Chef and Extreme Chef, a Real Housewife of NYC -- Ramona Singer -- and more than 150 regionally renowned food and drink vendors, the Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits is a gourmet foodie extravaganza held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. Teaming up with Philabundance, a local organization that provides meals to those struggling in our community, this festival is both an educational expo with culinary demos, as well as a feast in and of itself.
Choose from the following ticket offers:
• $45 for two tickets to the 4 to 8 pm. session on October 18
• $79 for four tickets to the 4 to 8 p.m. session on October 18
• $79 for four tickets to the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. session on October 19
• $79 for four tickets to the 4 to 8 p.m. session on October 19
• $45 for two tickets to the noon to 4 p.m. session on October 20
• $79 for four tickets to the noon to 4 p.m. session on October 20
• $60 for two tickets to "Celebrity Chefs on Stage!" with Debi Mazar and Garbiele Corcas, plus General Admission to festival on October 19
Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits's Website |
23) Philadelphia Lock and Key Singles Party For Ages 24 to 47
Lock & Key Events are the hottest interactive and FUN way in Philadelphia, PA for singles to socialize, make new friends, or just to have a great time! Men get keys, Women get locks & everyone interacts while trying to unlock to win great prizes. Lock and Key Events transform a regular happy hour by adding the ULTIMATE ice breaker theme. This event is for All Singles. Recommended for Men and Women between the ages of 24 & 47. Pre-Pay online in advance with promo code “”SE5”” and save $5 off this event! Sponsored by: “”SinglesEvents.com”” For all the details, including advance discounted tickets and contact info for questions, please click ‘more info’.
24) 2013 Mutt Strut: Register Now!
At the 7th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut, dogs and the people who love them will walk the 1.5-mile scenic route at the Navy Yard to raise funds and awareness for PAWS’ efforts to save Philadelphia’s homeless animals. The dog walk and fall festival includes: a pet costume contest, talent contest, “Ask the Vet” and “Ask the Trainer” booths, agility course, paw print/paw painting station, adoptable dogs, plus live music, food trucks, and fun for the whole family! The Navy Yard is a new location this year to make the Mutt Strut bigger and better than ever.
When: Saturday, October 19, 2013. Check-in/registration begins at 9am; start strutting at 11am!
Where: The Navy Yard (Broad Street, south of the Sports Complex). Plenty of free parking!
To register and for more info, visit: www.pawsmuttstrut.org.
Date: October 19
Returning to the west side of South Street for a fifth year, Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend. The all-ages festival features four blocks of food, craft beer and live music from noon until 8 p.m.
Pumpkin Days Celebration at Tyler Arboretum: October 19. On October 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tyler Arboretum brings tons of fall-centric fun to its grounds in Media. Decorate your own yard with pick-your-own-pumpkins and scarecrow-making. Check out some gorgeous fall foliage while enjoying some sips and snacks of the season at the Pumpkin Days Celebration.
• Pumpkin Fest 2013 Presented by CB Cares Educational Foundation: October 19. The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown hosts another year of the hugely popular Pumpkin Fest which is presented by the CB Cares Educational Foundation for the first time. At the event, which begins at 4 p.m., watch 20 artists carve masterpieces into pumpkins of all sizes, listen to live music, indulge in fare from food trucks, catch a movie screening in the meadow at 7:30 p.m. and watch the freshly-carved pumpkins illuminate at dusk. Admission is $20 per car.
27) AIDS WALK PHILLY :: 10/20