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Date: 10/25/2013
Title: 14 Items (10-25-13)

Music seems to be on my mind.  Was able to catch both Pearl Jam shows this past week at the Wells Fargo Center.  Springsteen made it Monday night too.  Here is a review from the Inquirer.  PJ changed up about half the songs in their set list each night.  Staying with music....for Arcade Fire fans or those that are interested, here is a link to their new album you can stream.  And lastly, Phish is playing in Reading on Tuesday (10/29) and then three nights in AC (10/31-11/2) - if going to any of the shows, let me know.

QB controversy over?  From PhillyMag.com: 2.76 was Foles’ average yards per pass attempt against the Cowboys. It’s the worst mark this season by any NFL quarterback who threw at least 10 passes in a game. If you extend it back and include all of 2012, only one quarterback has posted a lower number in a single game. Ryan Lindley (Cardinals) went 10-for-31 for 72 yards against the Jets, averaging 2.32 yards per attempt last season.

For those thinking about ski season, I thought this was a good advertisement from Killington.

I enrolled this week in the GOES program.  It allows you to get through TSA security quicker at the airport.  Will let you know how it goes after the next step which is an in person interview.  The cost was $100 to sign up. 

If you or anyone you know has video security cameras on their property, please ask them to register their camera with the Philadelphia Safecam program. Here is an article from CBS on the program.  

Happy Halloween - Mark


1) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Doc Magrogan's West Chester

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Doc Magrogan's Oyster House
117 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380


2) Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
November 1 - 3

More than 250 juried artisans return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival to sell handcrafted work.




A) New "downtown" definition shows where Philly ranks

B) Uruguay to sell legal pot for $1 per gram

C) CNN Editorial: Marijuana is safer than alcohol

D) Cheap Beer during Eagles games    

4) Late Night Food Option: The Prime Rib

1701 Locust Street, 215-772-1701 

Live Night Lounge in the Leopard Room of the Prime Rib featuring the All-Star Jazz Trio Saturday evenings beginning at 10:15.  Serving a late night menu until 12:30 


5) 1st Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: Philly Expo Center - 11/2



Did you know Pattison Ave that runs by our sports complex in South Philly is named after Robert E. Pattison, who was govenor of PA twice in the late 1800s.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Pattison


7) Peddler’s Village Apple Festival

November 2-3. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and the apple offerings at the Peddler’s Village Apple Festival are enough to keep you out of the doctor’s office for a long time. Enjoy apple butter, apple cider, apple fritters, caramel apples, apple pie eating contests and much more at the weekend festival.



Spacious 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment in the beautiful VERSAILLES building.

Featured Hard wood floors, French doors in the living room and bedroom, Spectacular views of the city , and friendly neighbors. Dogs and cats allowed ( small extra fee with building) and there is coin operated Laundry conveniently  in building. Most utilities are included such as Gas (heat) and water, however electricity is not. Bike storage available in basement and there is extra storage available for rent . Friendly  reliable and helpful Doormen on duty 24/7 makes you feel safe and more like home. The location is brilliantly located close to Rittenhouse square park ( good for walking your dog) :)

Apartment is available Dec 1 (or a little sooner or later as I will work with you what is good for both of us)  Email belka116@yahoo.com for more info.


10) Dazed and Confused - 20 Years Later (I remember driving an hour to see this ovie in the closest theatre showing it to the U of Delaware)

A) the cast, then and now

B) The music  

11) Career Wardrobe's Empowering18 Tea and Fashion Show presented by EY,

Sun., Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at Hyatt at the Bellevue. Bring your mother, daughter, sister, niece, and best friend as women across generations enjoy afternoon tea with sweet and savory treats.   

Hosted by 6ABC's Nydia Han, Career Wardrobe's third annual Tea & Fashion Show welcomes women from across generations to support the organization while enjoying an afternoon tea party celebration. The theme of this year's event is the central tenant of Career Wardrobe's mission: empowerment. Featuring looks by local designers and boutiques, including Career Wardrobe's own upscale resale store The Wardrobe Boutique, the fashion show will showcase both professional and casual trends.

Tickets for the tea start at $80 and are available online


The Black Crowes Wed, 10/30/13 Bethlehem, PA  (anyone going?)

Steven Wright November 3 at Keswick Theatre

Josh Groban November 3 at Wells Fargo Center

13) Avenue of the Arts 20th Anniversary Gala
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment abound as the Avenue of the Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary in style. The night doubles as a tribute to former governor and notable Eagles fan Ed Rendell. 5:30pm. $100. Masonic Temple, 1 N. Broad St. avenueofthearts.org/anniversary.asp

14) Navigate Philly:  Lightning Talks on Politics, Policy, and Beer 

Tickets at $5 and selling fast.  Get yours here.

Monday, October 28  |  6-8 pm  |  National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St.  |  #SOYPTalks

Fascinated by the 2015 Mayoral Race? Curious about the state of our schools? Want to tap into Philly's growing beer culture? Join YIP for a drink and an education 

delivered to you in quick 5 portions from some of our city's most 

dynamic leaders.

  • WHYY Reporter Dave Davies picks the political races to watch in the next year
  • Joe Sixpack of the Daily News cracks open Philly's beer culture
  • Sophie Bryan of the School District of Philadelphia studies the education crisis
  • Director of PEW's Philadelphia Project Larry Eichel graphs our changing demographic
  • Chris Satullo of Newsworks covers Philly's changing media landscape
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