Last email was 4/15.....Sorry to those that actually enjoy these. Life has been busy....jumped out to Colorado for a couple of days to get my last days of spring skiing (note: Snowbird got a foot of new snow this week), then spent some time in New Orleans for Jazzfest. By the time I recovered from the trips, and kept up with work, the weeks just go by. BTW, I am planning to run a trip to New Orleans next year for Jazzfest so if you wanted to go, start thinking about it now - you have a year notice.
One issue I have with Philly is the trash - we are a dirty city. The more you travel, the more it confirms that people do not take trash seriously here. The neghborhoods are messiest the day after trash day. Ever see the trash people continually miss the trash truck and leave the trash on the street with no care in the world? It was actually amazing to see the speed of a trash truck in New Orleans at 4AM picking up trash. They clearly get paid for completing the route and not hourly as they moved with such speed. Anyway....This article from City Paper on trash I found timely.
Coolest video I have seen in recent weeks was the video of the Mummers in 1927 and 1931. Looks like 2014, no?
Phillies....told you they could not pitch and their hitting is suspect. After the last week, hard to argue the facts despite having some of the highest paid athletes in the country. Would it not be great if we could have three $8 million dollar players to replace one Ryan Howard? We will in a couple of years....
Despite my travels and fun activities, I am putting in my 50+ hours a week - working on my own real estate projects as well as working as a Realtor with buyers and sellers. My travels and activities cost $$$ and there is no trust fund so I must be doing something well to earn. I come with references...and would be honored to work with you, your friends and family. - Mark
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1) QUOTE OF THE WEEK
United States Navy SEAL and SEAL Team 6 founder Richard Marcinko: “The more you sweat in training, the less you'll bleed in battle.”
2) Baseball history exhibit in Philly: Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American
In The news
3) Philadelphia Question on Jeopardy
A) Pennsylvania ranks 33rd in economic competitiveness ... and taxes are a big reason why
B) Travel: The nation's 7 best cities to visit for beer (philly #5)
C) Floating Park Among Summer Plans For Penn’s Landing
D) Top Free Tours In Philadelphia
E) Powdered Alcohol Has Arrived - Huffington Post
F) Philly a no-show in top 10 startup city list
G) City Bans Smoking in Public Parks (effective NOW)
H) Philadelphia area’s pollution earns it an "F" from American Lung Association
F) New Philly 10K in SEPTEMBER (MZ: is $55 and $70 seem expensive to anyone else beside me?)
an ambitious combination of three fun events: 1) a 15 mile, two-river regatta, 2) a challenging river to river scavenger hunt, and 3) a "Saturday stroll" on Walnut Street.
Independence Seaport Museum, in partnership with our friends at Schuylkill Banks and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and many more, invites everyone to accept the Walnut2Walnut challenge and register for the event that best fits your interests and sense of adventure. These are your rivers - connect with them and help our children take advantage of the opportunities for learning presented by a vibrant and diverse waterfront.
Find Walnut2Walnut on Facebook and Twitter.
8) APP OF THE WEEK : Entrain,
Helps you get through jet lag more efficiently.
9) Uber Philly is growing like crazy and we're looking for some all stars to join our team!
* Operations & Logistics Manager <http://uber.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8d2fd6968b2b5c64d0d22dba2&id=f1a9ad4173&e=1425e686c1> : You're eager to take ownership of Uber's supply growth in Philly. You have awesome people skills and get legit excited about analytics and logistics.
* Operations Coordinator <http://uber.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=8d2fd6968b2b5c64d0d22dba2&id=9d2afa50bc&e=1425e686c1> : You're super organized and logistically savvy. A problem solver at heart with a genuine interest in learning by helping, you never miss a detail.
* Community Operations Manager <http://uber.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8d2fd6968b2b5c64d0d22dba2&id=2f85c080f8&e=1425e686c1> : You're a customer support ninja. You're hungry to revolutionize the processes that Uber uses to delight riders and driver partners.
* Community Manager - Marketing <http://uber.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8d2fd6968b2b5c64d0d22dba2&id=bb9e914f3b&e=1425e686c1> : You're a negotiating machine that never takes "no" for an answer. You hustle. You're creative. You eat analytics for breakfast.
* Brand Ambassador (Part Time) <http://uber.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8d2fd6968b2b5c64d0d22dba2&id=ab594c6fc4&e=1425e686c1> : You're a hustler. You LOVE on-site events and will do anything to spread the Uber love.
* Operations Coordinator (Temporary) <http://uber.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8d2fd6968b2b5c64d0d22dba2&id=7cf7612dc1&e=1425e686c1> : You're just as savvy as your permanent counterpart, but looking for a short-time gig to grow your skillset.
Think you're a good fit for one of these roles?
Fill out THIS FORM <http://uber.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8d2fd6968b2b5c64d0d22dba2&id=a00712801f&e=1425e686c1> by Monday, April 21st at 12:00pm EDT and tell us why you've got what it takes to join our team!
10) 15th Annual PhillyFIT Bash Health & Fitness Expo
Saturday, June 7, 4-8pm
Indoors at the NAC (Newtown Athletic Club), 120 Pheasant Run, intersection of Penn’s Trail and Newtown Bypass, Newtown, PA 18940
Saturday date night/family night. What a great way to get out and have some fun! 75 local businesses come together to form the biggest workout party you’ve ever seen! Gyms, yoga, karate, dance studios, etc. All for your entertainment and education. The pool will be open. Dinner options available with cocktails/bar, live music and tons of fun!
Treat yourself: de-stressing area, free massages, holistic healing tips, acupuncture, essential-oils demonstrations, reiki, reflexology, shiatsu, hair and make-up makeovers, fitness fashion and clothing, and skin care.
Kids’ activities: come see your favorite costumed characters and enjoy balloon twisting, a moonbounce, face-painting, sports games, and exercise demos.
Have your body fat tested and enjoy tons of healthy foods and samplings!
By pre-registering, you are automatically entered to win from more than 15 prizes, such as a $250 gift card to a local day spa, gym memberships, day camps for the kids, and so much more!
And don’t forget about our charity raffle! A $1 ticket buys a chance for more than 75 items. Proceeds benefit charities such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Wags Rescue and Referral, and Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS.
Just $5 per person; kids under 5 FREE!
11) Old City Night Market
On May 15th Night Market is taking over Old City!
That means black garlic wings, tacos al pastor, lobster rolls, empanadas, samosas, satay, crepes, popsicles and so much more from the city's best food trucks, restaurants AND local beer from our friends at Yards Brewing Company AND live music!
Plus: A mobile art collaboration between The Clay Studio and The Center for Art in Wood.
About Night Market
Night Market Philadelphia is the city's premier street food festival, a roving food event spotlighting Philly's best ethnic and regional restaurants and food trucks. Inspired by Asia's lively outdoor markets, our events celebrate up-and-coming neighborhoods and showcase Philadelphia's diverse food and drinks and vibrant arts and culture scene.
12) John F. Collins Park
a small quiet oasis off busy Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. It's a relaxing spot for lunch, reading, or just enjoying a beautiful day. Through the generosity of the William Penn Foundation, the Center City District has restored the park's fountain, benches, landscaping and lighting. John F. Collins Park is owned and operated by Center City District.
1707 Chestnut Street | JohnFCollinsPark.org | Facebook
Concerts in the Park
Enjoy live music every Tuesday and Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm in the park (all concerts are weather permitting).
May 13 - Lavell Ferguson, piano
May 15 - Frank Butrey, guitar
May 20 - Elliot Levin, sax
May 22 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
May 27 - Josh Lawrence, trumpet
May 29 - Rittenhouse String Quarte
13) SPRING LEAGUES
Registration is going on now. The Manayunk Sport and Social Club is offering Tuesday/Wednesday Softball, Saturday Session 2 Softball, Ultimate Floor Hockey, Frisbee, and Sunday Night Kickball. For information about the sports listed go to www.manayunksportandsocial.com.
14) RODIN MUSEUM
The Rodin Museum offers a free tour, Rediscovering Rodin, daily at 1:30 p.m., offering an in-depth look at the collection.
15) Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair at Rittenhouse Square:
May 9-11. For Moms who love one-of-a-kind jewelry, furniture, photography, sculptures and clothing, the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fairreturns to Rittenhouse Square for all Mother’s Day shopping needs.
16) Fitler Square Spring Fair
May 9-10. On Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, families are invited out to celebrate Fitler Square and the start of the spring season at the Fitler Square Spring Fair. Coinciding with Mother’s Day weekend, the fair brings a silent auction and flea market shopping to the alfresco park, so shopping for Mother’s Day has never been easier.
17)• Art Star Craft Bazaar
May 10-11. Lovers of unique finds descend on the annual Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar, where the handmade goods include housewares, ceramics, clothing, art, paper goods and much more. The weekend-long sale at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing is punctuated with live music, food and art demonstrations all throughout Mother’s Day weekend.
18) Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
May 11. The whimsical Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a fantastic family-friendly destination any day of the year, but on Sunday, May 11, the sparkling sculpture garden comes to life with Family Jams and make-and-take crafts inspired by renowned Mexican papier-mâché artist Joel Garcia The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and is free with admission.
19) Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
Saturday, May 10
Franklin Square, 6th and Race Streets
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join the Pan Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia this Saturday for a free outdoor festival. This event offers an ideal opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and traditions of the region's many Asian communities. Attendees will enjoy a variety of ethnic performances, fine arts, handcrafted merchandise and delicious food.
20) 5th Annual IPA Block Party
Saturday, May 10
Hawthornes, 738 S. 11th Street
Noon - 8 p.m.
Beer tickets are $5 each; cash only
Come to South Philly for the Fifth Annual IPA block party! Even though Hawthornes is being rebuilt, the party is still on! Come see the progress of the restaurant while enjoying treats and food from Chef Mathew Plank, live local music and games for the whole family. Also come for a vast selection of IPAs, ciders and other beverages. This event will go on rain or shine!
21) Dad Vail Regatta : May 9-10
22) Bainbridge Green Festival
Come out and join us on May 10, noon to 4 pm as we celebrate the second annual Bainbridge Green festival! Some highlights… It’s the city-wide . . . Read More
23) Brewerytown Spring Festival
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 12pm - 5pm,
2600-2800 West Girard Avenue
The annual Brewerytown Spring Festival will transform the 2600 to 2800 blocks of West Girard Avenue into a colorful and tasty street festival celebrating art, food and music. The event will include live music, specials from local businesses, a few unique food trucks, kids' activities, and talented arts and crafts vendors. If you are interested in participating by displaying/selling your handmade items.
24) Head North to the 4th Annual Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Fest, May 10
A) MMR*B*Q Radio Show 5.10.14 l Susquehanna Bank, Camden, NJ
B) Lady Gaga, monday, 5/12, Wells Fargo
C) Bruce Springsteen, May 14th, Hershey, PA
26) Pie in the Sky Festival 2014
Its the Pie in the Sky Festival! Please join us for an all-ages outdoor festival on Saturday, May 10th. We'll be celebrating the art of the kite and the art of the food truck at Penn Treaty Park....
27) Entrepreneur Forum
~Cash bar & complimentary hors d'oeuvres~ Come join us for our popular networking event and network with the best!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:30 - 8:00PM
Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square 421 S. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19147
28) Philly Chamber Newtworking :: May 14th
29) THE ULTIMATE NETWORKING EVENT LIVE AT OCEAN PRIME :: May 14th
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
124 S. 15 street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
30) The LuLu Shrine Circus i
Thursday-Sunday May 15, 16, 17 and 18th to Plymouth Meeting, PA
Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/contests/LuLu-Shrine-Circus--256011871.html#ixzz314i5ITTw
31) Philly's Biggest Storytelling Showdown Returns! :: May 16th
32) Art In The Open
Banks of Schuylkill River
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Dates: May 16-18, 2014
Local galleries and selected artists will display a variety of different art work, styles and disciplines along the banks of the Schuylkill for this weekend. Other related institutions, such as local art schools, will participate to create a lively festival full of educational opportunities. Each year, a new set of artists is selected to best showcase the art of the city and the river that runs through it.
33) Ninth Street Italian Market Festival
Ninth St. along Washington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Dates: May 17-18, 2014
If food is your preferred artistic medium, then there is no better festival to attend than the Ninth Street Italian Market Festival. Italian food is an art form in itself, but you can also enjoy eating outdoors at the numerous restaurants and eateries. Plus, if you’re not interested in official meals, you can taste foods from vendors on the street. Art lovers will also find crafted Italian treasures and the welcome center sells souvenirs. The festival includes the Procession of the Saints and is a family-friendly festival that includes live entertainment and crafts.
34) Stotesbury Cup Regatta :: May 17-18
35) Manayunk Craft Beer and Irish Whiskey Festival :: 5/17/14
Kildare's Irish Pub (Manayunk) - 4421 Main St, Manayunk, PA 19127
36) Radnor Hunt Races :: May 17
37) A Special Bridal Event: Happily Ever After
Join us for a Bridal Event as dozens of brides search for the perfect music, photos, cake, and of course the dress!
Sunday, May 18
Twenty9 Restaurant & Bar :: 1-4PM
One Complimentary Select Drink Upon Arrival!
Two Bridal Fashion Shows (2pm and 3:30pm) - See the season's hottest dresses and tuxes!
Butlered Hors D' Oeuvres Drink Specials DJ Dan Cronin Spinning Your Favorite Tunes! Photo Booth for you and your friends!
$5 tickets in advance $10 tickets at the door
38) Yoga on the Steps
Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ Philadelphia Museum of Art
Living Beyond Breast Cancer's signature education & fundraising event on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Refreshments & Healthy Living Expo promoting health and wellness will take place after the event featuring sponsors & local businesses.
39) Philadelphia International Cricket Festival :: May 18