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Date: 11/22/2013
Title: 13 Items (11-22-13)

For thoese looking for something a big party atmosphere on Tday Eve, my buddy Dennis is hosting a party at Xfinity.   For those looking for something to do on Friday after Thanskgiving, there is an annual 'Black Out Friday' gathering that afternoon at McGillans (2nd floor).  Email me if interested in some more details.

For those, like me, that dislike bathroom attendants, this trend might make you happy.

For those that think pot should be legal, here is some good news from the states of Maine and Michigan.  And I am not sure why our PA state legislators can not approve medical marijuana for those that are sick and could use some additional help - disappoints me.

I received my cancellation from my insurance company (Aetna since 2005) this week as it is not a compliant plan with the Affordable Care Act.  Trying to figure out my options for new insurance for 2014 but I can not get on to the healthcare website to see what options I have through their marketplace.  :(

For those with motorcycles or scooters in Philly, this is an interesting storyline developing.

Philly Sports: Flyers are playing much better (almost .500) and the Phillies are not getting any younger (Carlos Ruiz signing analysis).  The Eagles give away free Dunkin Donuts coffee after a win if you are signed up.  Remember the Eagles radio campaign that told you to turn down your TV and listen on the radio while in your living room?  Well it does not work at the actual game itself - the Eagles radio is on a 15-20 second delay.  It was finally nice to see an Eagles victory......And this happened pregame with McCoy which I thought was great.

For those NYC Village music fans, here is some venue news: Sullivan Hall (ex Lion's Den) is closing this spring.

For those thinking (me) our convention center needs an attitude adjustment for the betterment of Philadelphia, they are getting a new convention center boss - Will it help?

And since I always try to finish on some real estate topic....Did youyou know that Stone Harbor, NJ is the 6th most expensive housing market in the USA?  As always, happy to talk to you about your housing needs, whether buying or selling.....or just curious if a refinance and need a free housing valuation analysis.  - Mark


1)  NEW YEARS EVE PARTIES - multiple locations throughout Philly.

2) Food trucks parked at The Porch through December


A) Survey: Philly Traffic Not As Bad As Other Cities

B) Philly Tourism Agency Uses Social Media To Promote Philadelphia Home & Abroad

C) Ramp To Replace Stairs For Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrians and Cyclists 

D) Restored Roxy Theater Reopens In Rittenhouse

E) Philadelphia gets first taste of Uruguayan citrus

F) http://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2013/11/19/plcb-retail-year-in-review-report-philadelphia-drinking/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EDIT:%20PM%20Daily&utm_content=AM+News+11%2F19

 G) Philadelphia Ranked Fourth Most Walkable City in the U.S.

H) Most Vegetarian-Friendly City for Sports Fans award

I) Top 10 Worst Cities - Worst Places to Live 2013  :: Philly #6 (worse than Camden - MZ)

J) Philadelphia gets perfect score for LGBT equality

K) Was it something I ate? Holiday foods can cause hangovers

L) Alfa on Walnut St. to close

M) United Airlines to Fly Out of Atlantic City 



The Prime Rib, 1701 Locust Street, 215-772-1701 www.theprimerib.com will be serving  Thanksgiving dinner from 2-8pm.  In addition to their regular menu a special Roasted Turkey platter will be available with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce all for $35.  Extra ala carte  trimmings include Butternut Squash Soup ($9) and Whipped Sweet Potatoes ($8).  For children under 12, platters are $18.  Of course there will be pumpkin pie for $8 a slice.

6) VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  EAGLES FLASHBACK (they call it music) 


Register now and heat things up this winter with PSN Winter Leagues!  We have Philly's largest selection of indoor leagues to keep you warm and having fun this winter!

Sign up with a team or on your own or group of friends and we will create the team!  Check out the full lineup of leagues below and don't forget that registration for PSN December Pick-Up Leagues ends 11/26.

All Winter Leagues kickoff mid-January and INCLUDE Paid Referees (yes, ref fees ARE included w/ registration fees!), team jerseys at your first game, sponsor bars, league prizes, team photography and all leagues are located within walking distance of Center City.    

8) The Macy’s Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center CityA Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1955

9) Sign Up Now For Major League Bocce's Winter 2014 Season and Save


Each week from January 23 through March 13, teams from two divisions will duke it out every Wednesday and Thursday night on custom-designed, 20’ x 5’ courts that are literally at the bar. After each bout, players will enjoy discounted Dogfish Head pints, the League’s official beer sponsor, and enjoy specials on food.

10) Elton John at Wells Fargo  (11/27)

11) Thanksgiving Eve (11/27) : Mad River - Secret Service

12) Thanksgiving Day Parade :: November 28

The oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Paradeis a can't-miss start to the holiday season in Philadelphia. Click through for our complete Parade Spectator's Guide.


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