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Date: 2/28/2014
Title: 26 Items (2-28-14) sponsored by the 17th Annual Philly Fur Ball Charity Event

First off, if it does snow on Monday, does anyone want to head north and get some skiing in?  Thinking of heading to NY or VT depending on where the snow falls.  Last time I threw out a similar plan, a group of us headed to Windham, NY where we ended up with two feet of snow and had some very fun turns.

March is here and the calendar seems to be picking up quite a bit.

As always, please talk to me if you are thinking of buying or selling a home.  I have been licensed since 2005 using my real estate license to help both buyers and sellers of their primary homes but also specialize in investment real estate (where I spend a large % of my time). - Mark 

SPONSOR :: 17th Annual Philly Fur Ball Charity Event

Join Morris Animal Refuge for our 17th Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser. It’s a party for the pets as Morris celebrates 140 years of advancement in animal welfare! On Saturday, March 1st, we will commemorate this historic occasion at the 23rd Street Armory.  Celebrate this milestone with signature cocktails from the open bar, gourmet cuisine from 12th Street Catering and amazing silent auction items from Morris supporters as you dance into the night.  
The 2014 Fur Ball will also feature a grand silent auction and raffle prizes. 
All proceeds will go directly to Morris Animal Refuge to raise vital funds and awareness to the abandoned pets of Philadelphia.

1) Philadelphia neighborhood map shows development projects
Code for Philly, a community of web developers, has a new map showing which Philadelphia neighborhoods have seen an increase and decrease in new projects between 2007 and 2013. It's an interesting visual of sections of the city experiencing change, but the map offers some results that might seem unexpected. Click here for more.
Source: Philadelphia Magazine; 2/17/2014


3) 6ABC and Live Well Network Are Doing a Philly Casting Call for Their New Dream Proposal Series


A) Philadelphia a Top City for Dating, Somehow Worse Than Richmond

B) Top 10 cities with highest tax rates (Philly #2)

C) Same-day grocery delivery service comes to Philadelphia

D) Philly Ranked Among Best Cities for Single Men

 E)  Philly Ranked Among Best Cities for Single Men

F) Philadelphia among worst cities for saving money

G) Chima Brazilian Steakhouse "Fires Up" the Winter with Complimentary Parking and Happy Hour Drink Specials

H) And the Average PA Lovemaking Session Lasts...

I)  Philadelphia ranks 24th in “brainpower” rankings

J) 20 of Philly's best boozy brunch deals  

5) 2014 Flower Show Highlights and Schedule

This year’s Flower Show is filled with nine days of special events and activities. Below are a few highlights:

And be sure to check out these fun theme nights:

  • LGBT Party: March 2 at 4 p.m.
  • Wedding Wednesday: March 5 at 6 p.m.
  • Girls Night Out: March 6 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Save $5 on Parking: The Philadelphia Flower Show is offering a $5 off downloadable coupon for discounted parking.

    Buy Tickets Online and Save $5

    Tickets are available online in advance for $27 for adults ($32 at the door), $20 for students with valid ID ($22 at the door) and $15 for children ages 2-16 ($17 at the door).*

    Purchase tickets online and view special offers using the button below.


     Are you a real estate agent, lender, contractor, home inspector or other real estate professional and are looking to grow your business?  If so, please join us on Thursday, March 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Maggie O’Neill’s in Drexel Hill, PA for our monthly real estate referral networking event.  Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door and light appetizers will be served.  Sponsored by Keller Williams Real Estate – Media, PA.  To purchase tickets, please visit:  https://realestatereferralnetwork.eventbrite.com

    7) MAMA MIA

    The 10th longest-running show in the history of Broadway heads to Philly for a short run at the Academy of Music. The feel-good musical features ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All.”  2pm and 8pm. $20-$105. Academy of Music, 300 S. Broad St. 215.731.3333. kimmelcenter.org

    8) Flamenco Festival

    Longwood Gardens
    1001 Longwood Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    (610) 388-1000

    Dates: March 1, 2014

    This festival is free with Longwood Gardens admission. Come out and enjoy the beauty of spring cropping up at the gardens as well as the artistic dance of Pasion Y Arte of Philadelphia. There will be two shows at Longwood that feature lavish costumes and musical accompaniments in the art of Flamenco music and dance. The event also includes film screenings and classes.

    9) Free Cheesesteaks If The Flyers Win

    The only complication? You have to eat it at the Sugarhouse Casino.

    But on the upside, it’s a Campos cheesesteak (served at Sugarhouse) that’s being offered free to anyone who signs up to receive a coupon. It works like this: You sign up here before tomorrow night’s Flyers game. And then, if the Flyers win, you’ll get a coupon emailed to you on Friday that’s good for a free cheesesteak ON THAT DAY between 11am and 8pm.



     12)  PHILA ART MUSEUM - NEW EXHIBITTreasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910, opening March 2, 2014

  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Treasures from Korea, an unprecedented exhibition of rare and spectacular objects, many that have never before been seen outside of Korea and are only available due to a unique multi-institutional collaboration between the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Museum of Korea, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

  • With Philadelphia being one of only three United States stops, you can be the first to experience artistic treasures from the Joseon dynasty — a line of twenty-seven monarchs that ruled the Korean peninsula for more than five hundred years and left a momentous legacy for modern Korea.

    In many ways, the scope of Treasures from Korea and the rarity of the artworks included is a once in a lifetime experience. The spectacular masterpieces produce not only a fine arts exhibition, but tell the story of a culture that continues to manifest itself today.

    13) Philly Craft Beer Festival 

    Philadelphia Navy Yard on March 1, 1:30-5 p.m., with food trucks, exhibitors and of course beer. Brewers signed on include Troegs, Evil Genius, Samuel Adams, Boulder Beer, Victory, Flying Fish and a host of hard cider outfits as well. Tickets are $46. http://www.phillycraftbeerfest.com/tickets.html

     14)  GIST Benefit Ball 2014

    Full Event Details & Discounted Parking Info: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/17259/outlookcal/

    Welcome to the 2014 Gist Ball to benefit cancer research - you and your friends are in for a great night! Includes: 5 hour top shelf open-bar, extensive stations and butlered hors d’oeurves, dancing, live entertainment, silent auctions, basket raffles, and 50/50.  In the past, guests have won round trip airline tickets, vacations weeks, high fashion designs by Milly and Coach, autographed sports items. Hotel rooms available for $89/night with transportation to and from the event. FREE PARKING at the venue and at the hotel!!!    Please Note that Proceeds from this event go to Fox Chase Cancer Center and Sloan Kettering through the GIST Cancer Research Fund-Raising funds for the rare sarcoma GIST. Please help us raise money and awareness of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors.

    15)  2014 USA CURLING NATIONALS (this weekend)


    At the Piazza.  Saturday event, March 1st.  Only $65 with the code "metrospect" gets you the following!

    17) PHILA MUSEUM OF ART: Young Friends Winter Gala

  • March 1st

    18) ERIN EXPRESS (March 1st and 8th)



    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5  :: 6-9PM 


  • $5 Tickets in Advance or $10 at the door - 
    ***A portion of the night's proceeds will go to The Philadelphia Children's Alliance. 

    21) RED BALL 2014 (March 8th)

    22) Avalon Shore House Meet & Greet

    Full Event Details & Discounted Parking Info: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/18029/outlookcal/

    Is your circle of friends shrinking or are you tired of the Philly scene and are looking for something new & different to do? Then consider joining an Avalon shore house. You won’t be disappointed. Make tons of new friends! And don’t think this is only for the younger set. There are houses for 40s and 50s too.If you’re interested in meeting some potential housemates and talking about shore house opportunities, come on out to Tir Na Nog Irish Pub and ask for Tom at the back bar.

    23) McPatty's Fest 2014

  • Full Event Details & Discounted Parking Info: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/17990/outlookcal/

  • For 11 years, McFadden’s Philadelphia has been giving the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ the craziest St. Patrick’s Day festival... and this year will be no different. Come out and party with 4,000+ of your closest friends in a style ONLY McFadden’s and Johnny Utah’s can offer. Secret Service, Breyn from Greengenes, Split Decision, and Go-Go Gadget will be rocking out all day and night long in our huge outdoor heated tent for the first time ever! Check your inhibitions at the door and prepare for a 15+ hour party that will leave you full of “”I DID WHAT AT MCPATTY’S FEST!?””for weeks to come.

    24) Penn Museum Offers Iraqi Cultural Day Saturday, March 8 in Conjunction with One Book, One Philadelphia Project

    25) TRUNK SHOW

    King Baby Studio meet and greet. Kaleidoscope Boutique presents celebrity jewelry designer King Baby studio trunk show. Enjoy refreshments while you shop one of a kind pieces, vault pieces and their new collection. Refreshments will be served and enjoy 30% off discount of all clothes store wide. 151 North 3rd street Philadelphia 19106. For more details contact store 267-519-2587. 

     26) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Aloft Mt. Laurel

    The Ultimate Networking Group

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

    Mount Laurel, New Jersey


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