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Date: 3/21/2014
Title: 21 Items (3-21-14)

It has been a busy couple of weeks.  I did make it up to Vermont for a couple of days at Killington.  The storm delivered with nealry two feet of snow.  Had some car issues on the way up - ended up getting towed off of the NY Thruway and renting a car to complete the trip.  The crazy part is that my buddy's BMW had only 50,000 miles on it when it broke down.  The computer had an issue and effectively shut down the car.  Technology is wonderful, most of the time.  Also was able to get two Allman Brothers Band shows at the Beacon Theatre this week.  After 45 years, they still put on a very good show with some great visuals/screens. 

Although spring has arrived ski season is not over yet.  There seems to be another storm coming possibly next week.  If it does arrive, I am planning to head back north.  If interersted in going, please let me know.  Also, looking at one or two more trips before ski season ends out west (UT, CO, WA).  If anyone can jump on a plane in April, let me know.

And speaking of flights, I just discovered Wilmington Airport.  Frontier Airlines flies from there to these cities (Atlanta, Chicago-Midway, Denver, Detroit, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa).  From my searches, I saw a real price redcution compared to some PHL flights and Wilmington offers FREE parking.  http://www.flywilmilg.com.

Also discovered this past weekend that Philadelphia has the second oldest parade in the country - our St. Patrick's Day Parade.  So i ventured to it.  Was not very exciting - mostly elementary school kids doing Gaelic dancing.  

As always, if you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Philadelphia or simply would like to know what homes have sold for your neighborhood, I am very happy to help.  Been fully focused and licensed on real estate since 2005 so I like to think I could be a good resoource for you. - Mark

 1) VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Metallica in concert debuting their new song "Lords of Summer"


2)  USA Today lovefest with East Passyunk Ave:

A)  10 Best Philadelphia Foodie Spots:

B) Place to Visit for First-Timers:

C)  Places to Visit for Hipsters: 


april 13th, sunday

4) The Philadelphia Bar, Nightlife & Hospitality Convention

April 29th and 30th


A) Undercover Cops at Eagles games?

B) Two Drexel Students Deliver Drug Paraphernalia Via GoPuff App

C) Philadelphia Metro Has 27 of 1,000 Richest U.S. Neighborhoods


E) BBC Wing Bowl Coverage

F) Work to soon start on King of Prussia Mall expansion

G) Going Native At The Penn Museum’s Cafe

H) Comcast adds 18 channels to mobile streaming app 

I) Kenney weed bill passes favorably out of committee

J) Huffington Post: McGillans top bar for St. Patty's Day

K) Franklin Flea to make suburban debut at Plymouth Meeting Mall

L) Philly Airport Library

M) New $200+ per person meal dining in Philadehia: Volver

 6) Chima Brazilian Steakhouse "Fires Up" Happy Hour with Special Performances by Minas, a Bossanova Duo

7) Judges Needed for Temple's BYOBB

Temple University's Be Your Own Boss Bowl® is seeking preliminary judges to review mini

business plans and help determine which make the finals. The BYOBB is one of the most comprehensive and richest business plan competitions in the USA. Participants include students, alumni, faculty and staff of Temple University. 

Business plans are just 15 pages in length and preliminary judges have 10 days, including two full weekends, to review three plans and return scores. Time commitment is about 60 - 90 minutes per plan. Plans will be distributed on Thursday, March 27. Completed scoring sheets are due back by email Monday, April 7 by 8 AM.

Plans include lifestyle businesses, highly scalable ventures, social impact firms and more.  Preliminary judges should have about 15 years professional workplace experience and familiarity with business planning. EFGP has generously supported the BYOBB in past years with dozens of its members participating.

Preliminary judges are invited to the BYOBB ® Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 24 and will be acknowledged in all event materials. Organizations contributing judges will be listed as a supporting organization in our promotional and event materials. 

Please help an aspiring Temple entrepreneur and judge plans this year for the 2014 Be Your Own Boss Bowl®.  Thank you for your consideration!

To participate, please click HERE

8)  Bill Clinton speaking at Temple U: April 10th.  


 10) XPN Live at Noon Archives: 

Listen to live shows through the years at XPN Free at Noon.  You can listen on www.xpn.org every Friday at noon on the Internet

For the archive, click here.

For this week's Free at Noon performance, click here.

 11)  Thrive with Arianna Huffington - Lessons in Being Happier at Work

As the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, Arianna Huffington is by any measure considered extraordinarily successful. Join us for a conversation with Huffington about her latest book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.

Audience Members will hear about her realization that there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and that we should start focusing more on our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Program

Hyatt at the Bellevue, Grand Ballroom, 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Ticket: $50.00    VIP Ticket: $150.00   REGISTER ONLINE

12)  Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

Through October 26

National Museum of American Jewish History
5th and Market Streets

13)  The Phantom of the Opera

March 19-April 12
The Kimmel Center
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street


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 15) Free Outdoor Yoga at Race Street Pier Starts April 6th

 16) The World's Largest Bar Crawl

 Saturday, May 3, 2014 · Philadelphia, PA

 Tickets & More Info » http://www.TheCrawl.com

 Are you ready for the single biggest gathering of bar crawlers EVER? Philly needs to beat the Guinness World Record - and we need YOUR help. Buy Tickets by 3/23/14 & Save 20%! (UCE20PCT) 

17)  Lit Ultrabar's 2 Year Anniversary!  

Saturday, March 22                             

Thank you for 2 Year's of incredible memories! We ask you to join us as we go until 6am for another incredible event; the White Party round 2! Sign up below for the guest list: Wear white and sign up for FREE admission before midnight. Also, to add the 2 hour bar tab from 10:30-12:30, it is $15 for ladies, $20 for  gentlemen. Guest List. Text 610-291-2867 to make VIP rsvns to this extravagant event!

18) Inaugural Philly Wine Week Kicks Off in March

19) Michael Jackson' by Cirque du Soleil Wells Fargo : 3/25 and 3/26

20) Lock and Key Singles Mix and Mingle Party

Join Lock and Key Events and Pre-Dating at our next Philly Lock and Key Event. It’s the interactive and FUN way to socialize, make new friends, meet your match....or just to have a great time! We are THE Lock And Key Events you’ve heard about! Grab a cocktail and get ready to Unlock Your Possibilities ™. Lock and Key Events transform a regular happy hour by adding the ULTIMATE ice breaker theme. It’s like no other party you have ever attended!!! With your lock or key, you now have a reason to talk to anyone and everyone you want! What a great way to unwind after a long work week...or kick off a night on the town!Admission only $22 (to PREPAY w/ promo code SE5) and INCLUDES 1 DRINK & FREE APPETIZERS !!Please RSVP now to ensure you get a lock or key! Check-in begins at 7:00 PM and the Party starts at 7:30 PM. Call Renee (484) 432-7202 for more info or to register by phone.

21) Back on My Feet 5-Miler (Halfway to Broad) presented by AT&T

Saturday, March 29th is a race designed to prepare you for your best Broad Street Run, your first race, or even greater finish lines that lie ahead. We believe that a fitness goal can transcend the physical, inspiring greater motivation and resulting in more tangible achievements in one's life. At Back on My Feet we work to prepare individuals towards a life of independence and self-sufficiency. This preparation starts with a goal.

So before you buy yourself that new pair of yoga pants, sign up for the 'ONE-TIME-ONLY' gym membership deal, and promise yourself a year filled with success, happiness and health....commit yourself to your own finish line. Meet us at the Back on My Feet 5-Miler and determine what your finish line will be.   #MYFINISHLINE   REGISTER NOW



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