Home About Me Real Estate

Date: 4/8/2014
Title: 32 Items (4-7-14) sponsored by Preakness 2014

I was doing so well with getting on a regular email schedule again and was going to suggest to people to please add any friends/co-workers/etc...that you think might find the below content interesting- then I jumped a plane to utah for the week and everything came off track.  Of course, the trip was well worth it.  We received two different storms of 12" each which made for a good week at Snowbird and Alta.  And of course the day I leave, they receive 18" of new snow.    Unlike most people that go on vacation and actually leave work behind, I work a bit each night  on the 3-10 things that I need to keep moving forward and put everything else on the shelf.  That being said, I was able to get a client (seller) of mine to the settlement table with the help of my office for a triplex in the Art Museum (2427 Brown at $475,000).  

I know it is almost the home opener but I saw today the schedule of events for the game.  You can see the pregame festivities timeline here.  I am actually thinking about heading down this afternoon so if you are also at the stadium, let me know.

Spring is definitely here by the amount of events that are back on the calendar.  Hope April is treating everyone well.  BTW, I think I have one more trip out west to ski in me this spring if anyone has interest.... -Mark 

SPONSOR :: Preakness 2014

Join us as we head to the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes, May 17th, 2014; our 8th Annual Preakness bus Trip, with Headliner LORDE!  As well Switchfoot, Eli Young Band, Sundy Best and Go Go Gadjet will perform on the Jägermeister Stage...and still more TBA!

This trip is an exciting "get out of Philly" day trip.  If you are alone or have a group, everyone will have a blast.  Over the past 8 years, over 1000 people have come on this trip!

Regular Trip Includes INCLUDES: R/T motorcoach bus transporation, ticket to the infield with open bar all day long, relax under the sun doing some concert-listening to Multiple Musical Stars!

DON'T MISS PREAKNESS HEADLINER: LORDE!!!  Along with Switchfoot, Eli Young Band, Sundy Best and Go Go Gadjet on the Jägermeister Stage!!

SPONSOR :: Preakness 2014

1) Top All-You-Can-Eat Sushi In Philadelphia

2) Philly Beer Week Opening Tap tickets on sale

3) PHILLY PHAIR - OPEN AIR MARKET (Every Saturday in to November at a different location in philly)

4)  Students: use this discount for FREE Philly Tech Week business events

5) Volunteers Needed For Veteran Wheelchair Games In Philadelphia


6)  APP OF THE WEEK: Unlock Philly: use this App to Find Wheelchair-accessible SEPTA Stations


A)  Study: Sugars Found In Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight

B) Vancouver Sun:  In love with Philly

C) 10 Fascinating Pennsylvania Women

D) New Flea Market Set To Open On Part Of Atlantic City Race Track

E) Phillies food lineup: Get yer pastrami, poutine, mussels

F)  Instacart Now Delivering Wine and Liquor in Philly

G) Philly Cheesesteak - experts say not healthy for you

H) Report: Philly’s Recovery From Recession is Lagging

 I) Study: Pennsylvania Has 10th-Highest Tax Burden (NJ #2)

J)  7 statistics that show Philadelphia is a rising economic powerhouse

K) Elevated park on rail viaduct finally firming up

L) Philadelphia Among Worst Cities for Parking

M) Beck, Band of Horses, Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis to headline XPoNential Fest

N)  April At The Porch At 30th Street Station  

O) Great Adventure Debuting World’s Tallest Drop Ride: Zumanjaro, Drop of Doom

P) FOR SCOTCH DRINKERS: How Japanese Single Malts Surpassed Scotland’s Finest 


Qatar Airways begins Philadelphia flights

United starts flying out of Atlantic City to Chicago, Houston | 

9) The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University: “Lori Nix: Unnatural History”
April 19–August 2
“‘Unnatural History’ humorously explores some of the shenanigans that might take place behind the scenes of a natural history museum,” explains artist Lori Nix of her work displayed in The Academy of Natural Science’s upcoming exhibit. 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-299-1000
Read more at http://phillystylemag.com/the-latest/pursuits/postings/4-must-attend-cultural-events-in-april#2jGsH6VHMtQ85c1I.99

10) MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT: Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 

11) Philadelphia Film Society Announces Spring Showcase April 11-17

12) Meals on Wheels DE is holding their 17th Annual "Meals With The Masters,"

series of culinary events. It will be on April 25th and April 27th. We have national and international chefs participating. For tickets and more information, please visit www.mealsonwheelsde.org

 13) FOR RENT:  $1800 / 3br - Heart of Fishtown  (Available immediately)

* House for Rent in Fishtown - 1237 E Columbia Ave  * 3 bedroom/1 bathroom - 3 stories  * Rent is $1800 per month plus utilities * Freshly painted walls and brand new hardwood floors.  * Kitchen - dishwasher and microwave * Washer and dryer * Spacious renovated basement runs the length of the house (tons of storage)  * Cute cobblestone yard with dirt trim for gardening * Central air and heating system - ceiling fans 
* Plenty of on street parking * Close to I-95, the El (4 blocks) and major bus routes and shopping centers. * Easy access to Center City! Great locale in an up and coming area that is still affordable! 
* First and last month's rent, as well as security deposit of one month's rent expected on signing of the lease  * Pets allowed, but no "barkers" * Big Plus - Landlord is a normal person :)  Email catphilly@gmail.com for showings.

From June 4th through May 18th enjoy Romeo & Juliet Wednesday through Saturday at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. For tickets and information, call the Box Office at 215.496.8001 or www.phillyshakespeare.org. Senior, student and group discounts are available.
Wednesday-Saturday, 7PM
Sunday, 2PM
2111 Sansom Street

15) EDM LINK OF THE WEEK:   Deadmau5 Streams 2 Hour Set from Home

16) Eastern State Penitentiary: "Pop-Up Museum: Sin and Salvation"
April 12–April 22
The historic Eastern State Penitentiary will kick off its 2014 tour season with a special exhibit, “Pop-Up Museum: Sin and Salvation.” Attendees will have the opportunity to view never-before-seen “objects of sin,” some dating back to the time of Al Capone, “Slick Willie” Sutton, and other notorious criminals. 2027 Fairmount Ave., 215-236-3300
Read more at http://phillystylemag.com/the-latest/pursuits/postings/4-must-attend-cultural-events-in-april#2jGsH6VHMtQ85c1I.99

17) Curtis Symphony Orchestra :: April 13
The Kimmel Center  Broad & Spruce Streets Curtis.edu

18)  2014 Philadelphia Book Festival :: April 13-19

Free Library of Philadelphia : 1901 Vine Street: FreeLibrary.org

19) Art Unleashed @ the University of the Arts
The University of the Arts will host its much anticipated Art Unleashed event April 10-15, showcasing the work of both emerging and established artists. Celebrating its fifth year, the show features the original work of students, faculty and alumni through an exhibition and sale on the campus of the University of the Arts in the heart of Center City. From cutting-edge contemporary jewelry to ceramics, photography, crafts, furniture, painting, sculpture and illustration, the event is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to acquire stunning, original pieces from across genres.
University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street, 215.717.6030, ArtUnleashed.UArts.edu

20) Brew and Chew with Sierra Nevada, Cav's Headhouse, April 17 

21) International Orchid Show and Sale
Displays of beautiful, rare and sometimes bizarre orchids will fill the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, April 11-13. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society is presenting their International Orchid Show and Sale, with vendors from around the world offering plants for sale. Experts will lead talks and activities. Free with museum admission.
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000,


23) Entrepreneurs' Forum and the Philadelphia Union 

Spring Signature Event   Wednesday, April 9, 2014  : 5:30 - 8:00PM  Register Here

 ~ Light food, wine and beer will be served~

24)  Main Line Mixers at Ralph's of South Philly

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)  :: King of Prussia, PA


The Frozen Four is coming to Philadelphia and the Wells Fargo Center April 10 & 12, 2014 and you can Experience It Live! Four of the best teams in NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey will compete for the championship, but only one will achieve the ultimate title of becoming NCAA national champions!

26)  Real Estate Spring Fling - Thurs, Apr 10

The Chart House
Thursday, April 10  :: 6-9PM
$5 tickets in advance, $10 at the door :: Click Here for Tickets

27)  Murder at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, April 12 from 2:00-3:30pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art

A murdered curator has left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. Our team of sleuths will have to uncover the clues to solve the mystery and stop the killings in this adults-only scavenger hunt, hosted by Watson Adventures.

$34/person includes the 1.5 hour hunt and admission to the museum, so you are free to stick around afterwards and explore!  

28)   Philadelphia Distilling's Tour -- April 12th

Come get an exclusive, behind the scenes look at Philadelphia Distilling! Meet our talented distillers and learnhow we craft Bluecoat Gin, Penn 1681 Vodka, XXX Shine Whiskey, The Bay Seasoned Vodka, and Vieux Carré Absinthe.  Learn about the history of Philadelphia Distilling.  Taste our complete range of premium spirits!

Tour details and signup directions below. Don't forget to return your empty 750 mL and 1 L Philadelphia Distilling bottles to the distillery, and receive a $3.00 coupon for our on-site store.


WHEN /  April 12th.
TIMES / 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm (each tour lasts about1.5 hours)
COST / $10.00 per person upon booking reservation.    
Tour includes a comprehensive walk through of our distillery with one of our talented distillers, a tasting of our full range of spirits, light refreshments, and a chance to purchase spirits and merchandise in our retail store. 
Questions?  Contact Ian Taylor at ian@philadelphiadistilling.com or 215.671.0346 x15   Payment is required upon booking reservation.  Book your reservation ONLINE: 

 29)  ROLLER GIRLS :: April 12th

 30)  2014 Indoor Ultimate National Championships - Sun National Bank Center

Single-Day or Weekend Admission to the 2014 Indoor Ultimate National Championships (Up to 55% Off) – April 12th at 8am & April 13th at 9am

Location: Sun National Bank Center, 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611, http://www.sunnationalbankcenter.com


Sunday April 13th join us at Rumor for an uncategorized mixture of lifestyle, premium drinks on a Sunday night social experience + a private celebrity birthday Affair. #8 Tony Wroten + #1 Micheal-Carter-Williams the Lead {Rookie of Year} Candidate. Rumor is located on 15th Sansom St #models #philly #diverse  #upscale #goodmusic 10pm-2am #togetherwebuild 




32) WHISKEY FESTIVAL :: April 13th



Back to top ^

Site Sponsors

Click to visit PhillyTrips.com - Planning Trips for Philadelphia! Philadelphia Sports Clubs Windham Mountain, NY American Male - A Full Service Salon for Guys

Temple Area Rentals

Higgins & Welch Real Estate