Happy St. Patty's Day.
My last email was sent on my way to Telluride Colorado. That trip was great with 5 consecutive powder days and included 4 days at Telluride and 2 days at Vail. Since then, I have been trying to track another storm out west or even in NY or VT which has been nearly nonexistent. The jet stream is definitely playing with the ski season this year.
I have not seen much music lately but I did catch Neil Diamond Sunday night. Always a fun show for me. Anyone planning to head to Chicago for the Dead shows?
Yesterday was another reminder for everyone who bikes in Philly, they need to be careful....and to drivers as well - beware of bicyclists.
I thought Temple got screwed but this article makes a good case as to why Temple did not deserve to go to the dance. As for the Eagles, In Chip I Trust. I like the moves he has made. Improve the defense and it is OK to change things on offense. Think we need some WR help still and our offensive line still needs some attention as well as a safety. Not sad to see Foles go. I was at many of those games when he becamse a starter two years ago and although he ended up with only a coupld of interceptions, he had plenty of passes that should/could have been intercepted and our 10-6 record could easily have been 8-8 and missed the playoffs. Let's hope Bradford can stay healthy and be what the leage saw as the best QB in the 2010 draft. This cartoon on the Eagles made me smile. - Mark
FACTS OF THE WEEK
A) In 2005 in Philadelphia County there were 32 residential transactions at $1.5 million and up. Last year, there were 65
B) Homicide rate of 3/17/15: Police statistics show there have been 50 homicides in Philadelphia this year as of midnight Monday. There were 52 over the same period in 2014.
A) Coldest February in 36 years; record second half
B) Borgata adding outdoor concert venue, new nightclub
A) Pay-by-phone parking coming to Philly
B) The Price of a Philadelphia Taxi Medallion Keeps on Dropping (PPA will try selling them at barely 10 percent of their original price.)
C) Lyft can use older cars, PUC says
D) I-95 construction closures begin Sunday (3/15/15)
E) Study: Reopening PATCO 'ghost station' will cost $18.5M
A) Legal opinion allows sales of beer 12-packs by distributors
B) Six-packs of beer to your door in an hour
C) Proposed Pa. cider law could unleash a flood of new varieties
A) Philadelphia Tourism Agency Adds China Office
A) Philadelphia nursing school tops national ranking
B) Local law schools fared well in U.S. News annual rankings
V) Report: These local schools have the best MBA programs
Kevin Smith to shoot Clerks III in Philly after securing tax credits
A) W Hotel construction has started, completion projected to be in 2017
B) Groundbreaking Thursday for 'ultra-luxury' 500 Walnut condo tower
A) Philadelphia Economic Growth Among Worst Worldwide Of the globe’s 300 largest metro areas, the local economy comes in 250th. (Must be our progressive tax policies helping us achieve such success - MZ)
B) Conshy at the Crossroads Evenent: April 14th
A) Philadelphia Police in Rolling Stone
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Think you can eat a WHOLE PIG?? Join us Saturday March 21st for a food crawl paired with delicious signature craft cocktail samples as you travel to 14 of Fairmount's best bars and restaurants. Each location will feature a different part of the pig - sample your way through an entire pig and be reminded that pigs are good for more than just tasty bacon! Last year was hugely successful, we will see you & your friends there!