Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Reading Garden in Holmesburg

Grab your copy of "50 Shades of Grey" or whatever other novel you're reading that passes for literature these days and head on over to Holmesburg Library's new Reading Garden at 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue).

The Friends of Holmesburg Library and members of District Council 21’s Glaziers Local 252 have created a reading garden next to the library. It's a welcome and beautiful addition to the Frankford Ave. corridor!

Here's a link to Tom Waring's article in the Northeast Times along with a really nice picture of the Reading Garden.

http://www.bsmphilly.com/northeast-times/5302-reading-garden-is-a-new-chapter-for-library.html

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Belated Tank Yooz...

Mayfair May Fair 2012
All the Bands that entertained at the Triangle; Boss Hydro, Zengage, Rev, Aj Slick, Michael McCullough, Joe Coyne Evryman Jack. Pat's Music for providing the back line for the bands to use, and Arsenal for setting up the stage and for the PA sound system.
you!

Special  thanks to Bobby Henon, Kevin Boyle, Captain Frank Bachmeyer, and District Attorney Seth Williams, and everyone else who was a good sport and hopped into the Dunk Tank yesterday to help raise funds and awareness for our own Mayfair Town Watch.

Thank you also to the Soft Pretzel Factory who coordinated their block party with the May Fair, and every other business who stepped up yesterday and did their best to show neighbors and visitors to Mayfair just how great our neighborhood can be when we work together.

The Grey Lodge did a really good job of hosting the After Dark portion and  Attorney Micheal JP Williams, Esq and See-Saw Day Care hosted the First Annual Mayfair Car Show. Thanks to Helene Ryan, Sexie Sadie, and Huge Jackman for providing the music down on that end.
Thanks also to everyone in the Mayfair Civic Association, Mayfair Town Watch, and the Mayfair Business Association specifically; Joe DeFelice, Michael JP Williams, Pete McDermott, Suzann St. Marie, Lisa Greco, Antoinette Montgomery, Donny Smith, Mike Serverson, Kevin Leonard,  John Jenkins, Anna Stacey, Milt Martelack Jr., Mia Hylan, Megan Whalen, Mike Ennis, Melinda Mulvenna, Dana Lambie, Donna Donat Lou DePaul from 3rd Federal Bank, Randy Wolfe and Staff at Republic Bank, Carolyn Purtle and Viriva CCU.

Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run 2012
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Monday, May 28, 2012

This Week in Mayfair (05/28/12)

Coming at you live from the Jersey shore people!!! Well, geographically I'm a couple of blocks west from the actual shoreline but I can smell the beach from here. Trust me, I'm not that crazy person happily tapping out my novel on the beach (I go to the local coffee shop where people can marvel at the rainbow colors of my Mac, my designer rumpled clothing, and my witty yet obscure sticker flair). Plus, I would get sand and sunscreen in my laptop and the glare off of it would probably give me worse sunburn than I typically already get. (Thanks Anglo-Irish-Scotch-Polish ancestors, you pasty SOB's). I also have my 2 boys to look after while on the beach and while the little one isn't busy eating sand, he's probably one step away from drowning. I'm also required to focus my 4 year old's attention into something more productive than staring at the girls in bikini's in a way that he's going to have to unlearn by the time he's a legal adult or he's going to get the cops called on him. My husband is teaching him the finer points of sunglasses and the occasional lingering leer while building sandcastles. The force is strong with this one.

Since I'm heading back to Mayfair tonight (kids are staying down with the in-laws til tomorrow--YEEE-AH!) I need to know what in the holy heck is going on this week. Huh. What do you know? A blog post titled "This Week in Mayfair". How informative and brilliant (Why, thank you. You're welcome! You look lovely today. Stop it. My hair is a frizzy humid mess.).

Now that it's officially summer, Mike Perzel wants you to celebrate it with one of the great symbols of summertime and leisure--a baseball game!! Get a quote on your personal insurance (Auto, Home, Renters, Life) to be entered to win seats (Section 131, Row 5--game to be determined) at The Perzel Agency. While there, don't forget your $5.00 Wawa Gift Card. Just make sure you mention the MBA! All MBA members also qualify for a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card for getting a quote on your Business Insurance. No Purchase Necessary must be 18 years or older.

There's only a couple days left to take advantage of the MAYfair Special at Guppies Child Care Center. Any family that enrolls in the Center (7915 Frankford Ave)  for care and says that the Mayfair Business Association sent them will receive FREE registration! A $65 value! Give Melissa a call right now at (215) 624-5434.

The Grey Lodge Pub is gearing up for perhaps one of their most important weeks of the year; Philly Beer Week. As always, Quizzo is set for Wednesday night at 8pm and then the fun never stops. Check out their full calendar here but I will give you some of the highlights and not-to-miss events! On Friday, June 1 from 8am to 10:30am (time for your other grandmom to "kick the bucket") join Scoats and crew in "Occupy the HOG". What's the HOG you ask and why are we occupying it? Why it's The Hammer of Glory, the omnipotent symbol of Philly Beer Week. Like the real Occupy movement they have no focused reason as to why they are occupying other than the fact that it's making it's 2nd stop of it's daylong journey to open up the taps at the Grey Lodge Pub.  However the GL has several things going for it that the official Occupy movement didn't; they have jobs and take showers (rimshot).  After having some breakfast courtesy of the Grey Lodge get ready to protest whatever you feel like (again similiar to the Occupy movement) with protest signs courtesy of the Lodge and then climb on the Sugar House Bus to follow the HOG around all day if you like!

Visits from brewers from Chimay (4pm), Voodoo Brewers (6pm), Spring House Brewers (8pm) round out Saturday and they will be bringing with them the best of their delicious concoctions for everyone to try. Then Sunday starts at 5pm with Lew and Scoats presenting their findings from their New Jersey Brewery Trek followed by a visit from Dr. Beer, Roger Barth, a chemistry professor at West Chester University at 7pm. He teaches a course called The Chemistry of Beer (Dude. Where was this class when I was in college? I pretty much did the homework EVERY night). He wrote a book with the same title, which he will have for sale for just $25, and heard  your Dad say it's what he wants for Father's Day. Dr. Barth will also be taking and answering questions and will be performing experiments that explode (beyond awesome--take video!!) Home brewers, Dr. Barth will bring equipment to measure SRM (the nerd in me had to Google that--Standard Reference Method--system used to specify beer color) of your beer samples.Round out your night by having a beer at 8pm with Don and Wendy of Vanberg & DeWulf!.. the importers of Dupont and lots of other iconic beers. Safely head home full off beer knowledge and bask in the glory of your beer-filled weekend. 




This post would not be complete without addressing the true meaning of this day; a day of memorial to those men and women who have fought and died for this country. The unselfish sacrifices our soldiers have made since the inception of this country is one of the most amazing things to me.  I personally would like to thank each and every one of you for giving yourselves up to a greater cause then yourself. I truly think most of us take for granted the freedoms that come with your sacrifices because we have known nothing else but the freedoms your deaths and sacrifices have afforded us. We never pause to think that the small things that we demand as regular ways of life in this country are huge luxuries in other countries. Whether you politically believe in the "cause" or not, these people laid down their lives and put themselves regularly in harm's way so you and I can continue to live the way we do, say the things we want to say, and go about our lives in pretty much a state of oblivion.

"What is a hero? My heroes are the young men and women who faced the issues of war and possible death, and then weighed those concerns against obligations to their country. Citizen-soldiers, who interrupted their personal and professional lives at their most formative stage, in the timeless phrase of the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, 'not for fame of reward, not for place of for rank, but in simple obedience to duty, as they understood it.'"
~Jim Webb, US Senator and former Secretary of the Navy.




"Where do we get guys like this the reporter asked? The answer is as simple as it is profound. You give them to us. You parents, you families, you brothers and sisters, grandparents, uncles and aunts, friends, you loan us these wonderful young people. They are the fruit of our country, raised by caring parents or a single parent, nurtured in love, and taught that Americans are supposed to have concern for the rights, freedoms and needs of not only our own citizens, but the citizens of the world ... The credit for their goodness, and their greatness, rests with all of you back home. The mothers, the fathers, husbands, wives, all of the family members, all the friends, the teachers, the preachers, scout leaders, football coaches, volunteer youth workers of all sorts, each person who had a positive impact on the lives of these young people deserves a piece of the credit."

Colonel Ron Smith, US Army, The Meridian Star, March 9, 2005

Monday, May 21, 2012

I Spell Success, M-A-Y-F-A-I-R M-A-Y F-A-I-R

One more post about the Mayfair May Fair 2012, I swear!

It could not have been more of a beautiful day or more of a success in my book. The Ave was teeming with families having a great time and enjoying all of the different events that many of the fine businesses and neighborhood organizations of Mayfair worked so hard on.




I had a great time kicking off the day at the Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run. The weather was perfect for running. I say this like I have experience with this. I don't. I hate running and I think people who do it are slightly crazy. There are probably only 3 situations in which I would actually run on purpose;  free kate spade bags, being chased by a murder/rapist/serial killer/zombies, and killer bees. Actually I have to be honest, it would really only be for the kate spade bags. The other two situations I would totally stumble myself into a corner like those annoying screaming dumb girls in horror movies and be killed/violated/skinned-and-worn-as-a-coat/eaten/stung to death. We had a fantastic turnout to honor fallen hero Firefighter Joseph Konrad, including many of his family members; Mayfair's own Trish Paffen rocked the National Anthem;  3rd Federal Bank helped with money collection (thanks to Lou and his lovely assistant!); Randy and his employees at Republic Bank helped us out in so many unseen ways this week with organizing all the pre-registrations AND donating the pretzels for the run; Mark Gilbert and Shop-N-Bag donated water and oranges; and Viriva CCU gave us all the goody bags in which to put all of that stuff! It's great Mayfair Business Association members, not to mention the countless CDC, Civic Association, Town Watch, and Mayfair Memorial Playground members all pitching in and working together to help out with an event like this that makes this community wonderful.



Then I was on to helping set up a table for my pet project (ha! it's a pun...you'll get it in a minute), the Northeast Dog Park. Everyone kept asking "Where is the dog park?". Well, technically right now it's a brilliant pie-in-the-sky idea looking for a permanent physical home but we had a lot of interest and sold some yummy home-made doggie treats at our bake sale. Our Doggie Pageant was a great success and we had a great turnout of Mayfair and Northeast dog owners willing to see if we can find a place to call our own in the Great Northeast! Many thanks to Suzann St. Marie, Executive Director of the Mayfair CDC and Milt Martelack, Jr. President of Mayfair Town Watch who served as our judges and picked a phenomenal set of dogs as the winners in 5 different categories. I'll see if i can post some pictures at some point! Additional thanks to both MBA members Prudential Prime Real Estate for allowing us to set up in front of their store and Stan's Health Foods for bringing down a bunch of dog friendly resources for us to hand out and to Megan Whalen and Mike Ennis my co-coordinators and champions for our cause!

All of Frankford Ave was buzzing with activity but nowhere more so than the Mayfair Town Watch Dunk Tank. It may have had something to do with the fact that it was set up right near the stage where all the bands were playing their hearts out for the people of Mayfair (Kudos to Donny Smith for coordinating all of the great live music for the Mayfair May Fair. It truly was the heart and soul of the day.) It could have also been the fact that all of the employees of the 15th police district were lined up to make sure that Captain Frank Bachmayer of the 15th was dunked at least 100 times. Props also to Representative Kevin Boyle and Councilman Bobby Henon for being good sports and not worrying about a little bit of water messing up their perfect politician hair (Seriously, is that part of the vetting process before you run for office? Credentials? Check. Good speaker? Check. Money? Check. Good hair? NO? Back to the drawing board!). DA Seth Williams also put in an appearance to check out the fun. Unfortunately, we couldn't convince him to get in the dunk tank but there's always next year!


 Then onto the Grey Lodge Pub for Mayfair After Dark at around 6pm; good food, Mayfair Car Show, Art Show and of course the all important BEER(S). I browsed the Mayfair Car Show and pretended to know stuff about cars and talked to Mike Williams, car show coordinator and VP of the Civic Association.  I was pretty much tapped out at that point but I stuck around long enough to hear Huge Jackman, Queen Helene, and finally Sexy Sadie Band sing a couple tunes AND more importantly, I bought this
It's a snail! An awesome snail!! I love it!

at the Art Show (fabulously coordinated by Mike Ennis), came home, cuddled with my kids (who I hadn't seen in 2 days because they were down the shore--lucky!) and crawled into bed. After that heartwarming reunion scene with my hubby and adorable children, I awoke Sunday morning to a text from Mayfair Business Association Award Winner for "Mayfair Business of the Year", Lisa Greco of BellaLisa Studios, telling me that my leaving before 9:30pm was "Busch league". The me from not even 10 years ago would have agreed with her and probably called me a skank. However, I will have my revenge in the form of next week's Mayfair Merchant Profile where I will make up random facts and lies about Lisa's origin story, how she got into the beauty business and find the most hilariously horrific pictures to illustrate said story. It's on Lisa. It's ON!!

Here's a small article http://www.examiner.com/article/thousands-enjoy-may-fair-mayfair with a slideshow of some pictures of the Mayfair May Fair. I'm sure we'll have more coming in every day so make sure you are on the lookout for them! I would  love to see them and post them here so if you would like, make sure you send them into me and I will make sure to post them to the blog.


Friday, May 18, 2012

Mayfair May Fair is almost HERE!!


So awesome that I just figured out that the auto-post thing on Google wasn't working. I can't dare entertain the thought that I somehow may have screwed up...me??? NEVER!! I think that the peeps at Google and Blogger were too busy buying up Facebook stock today personally. Stupid jerks. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Here's what was supposed to have posted hours ago during prime web surfing time (i.e. during work hours).

IT'S TOMORROW!! YAY! FINALLY HERE!!!

Are you excited? As if you can't tell based on my all CAPS response, I'm as stoked as a chimney.

Here's the list of going's on again if you need it. I know you already have it memorized but it's for "the others" who haven't (who ARE you people?).

SPARTANS!! I mean...MAYFAIRIANS!!!

Mayfair May Fair 2012 

Schedule of Events  

10am - 6pm


Mayfair May Fair at the Frankford and Cottman Triangle, Ryan Ave, and Wellington to Friendship

Police District Advisory Council 10am - 2pm
Tables consisting of information from city agencies, local hospitals, food tables, water ice & giveaways. Police cars and police officers will be present. The fire engine will also be there.

Charlie Boland and REMAXX City and Suburban 12pm-2pm
Face painting and balloons.

Mayfair Town Watch will be hosting a dunk tank starting at noon, informational and recruitment table, T-shirt table, and bake sale.

Live music and bands will be playing from 12:00pm to 6pm on Ryan Ave. In order of appearance will be:
Boss Hydro 
Zengage ( formally known as T&N)
Rev 
AJ Slick and Soul to Soul featuring performances by: 
Joe Coyne
Mike McCullough
Terence Donnelly
Stems and Seeds
Mike LeCompt
and others!

 Presentation of Neighborhood Awards 
11:55am The Mayfair Civic Association will be presenting the Mayfair Award to Monsignor McGroarty, pastor of St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church
12:45pm
Mayfair Business Association Business of the Year Award
15th PDAC's Crossing Guard of the Year Award

Frusco's will have $1 off of lunch specials and the courtyard is open to enjoy the outdoor seating.

Viriva CCU will have an informational table regarding their services and accounts.

Republic Bank will also have an informational table.

BellaLisa Studios—Lisa and the ladies will be holding a Marshmallow Toss to win prizes and certificates for discounted salon service. There will also be a sale of 50% off selected hair care products.

Tacony Gear—The geniuses behind the "Holy Toledo!" picture from the blog will be selling a wide selection of Mayfair T-shirts at the Triangle


Infinity Jewelers and Gifts will be holding not 1 but 2 watch giveaways!! Enter to win one of two watches; Men's Caravelle by Bulova Watch valued at 109.99 or 129.99. $1 per raffle ticket. There will also be other raffles for a $95 gift basket and $100 Philadelphia sports memorabilia Also discounts up to 70% of certain items in the store.

Autistic Endeavors will be hosting a table at the Triangle.

AYA Asian Fusion will be doing a sushi roll demonstration

Henry of Mayfair will be hosting a sidewalk sale with store merchandise

Northeast Dog Park Committee will be holding a Doggie Bake Sale starting at 11am with dog-friendly goodies and gifts and will also be hosting a Dog Pageant and Parade in front of Prudential at Frankford and Aldine Street starting at noon.

The Original Soft Pretzel Factory is hosting their annual Block Party with moon bounces, pony rides, games, giveaways, face-painting and more!

Mayfair May Fair South, 

Hellerman St to Harbison Ave

10:30am - 2pm 


Damn, Jessie Spano, relax! There's plenty of food and drinks to go around! I'm thinking something decaf though...
Mayfair Shop n Bag will host their Customer Appreciation Day with
-bottles of cold drinks such as Swiss brand Ice Tea, Lemonade, Fruit Punch and Water.
 - provide mini soft pretzels from Philly Pretzel Factory,
 - trays of finger foods at our deli counter
- trays of sweets items such as cookies, strudel bites, cinnamon bites, brownie bites and more.
 - Herr's and Utz snacks, along with Philly water ice pre-packs.
 - all food item giveaways are while supplies last!
 - Sponge Boy and Chipper the Herr's Chipmunk will be on hand from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm.
 - also balloons for the kids.

Mayfair After Dark hosted by Grey Lodge, Law Office of Michael JP Williams and See-Saw Daycare 

In the Devon District 

2pm to 8pm


2pm - 9pm--Car Show (6200 block of Hawthorne)

5pm to 9pm--Live Music, 6200 block of Frankford in front of the Grey Lodge
 - 5:00pm Huge Jackman, http://www.hugejackmanband.com/
 - 06:00pm Queen Helene -
 - 7:30pm SexySadie Band http://www.reverbnation.com/sexysadieband

The Grey Lodge Pub will also be hosting Yards Brewing Night from 5pm - 9pm
- Meet Philadelphia’s Beer Baron Tom Kehoe
- tons of Yards Brewing on tap. This will be a great chance to try most of Yards’s year round beers and few very limited ones too.
- prizes.
-Arts and Crafts Show (6200 block of Frankford)

This is how all of the people who've put so much hard work into the MFMF 2012 will look tomorrow night. Except we'll have beer(s) in our hands. Babies can't drink beer, silly.



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MFMF Art Show Preview

Our art will be awesome!
As mentioned about 8,000 times on the blog already this week is the fact that Saturday, May 19 is the Mayfair May Fair. We're trying to do something a little different this year in hosting the Mayfair After Dark portion down in the Devon District in front of the Grey Lodge. We're having music, good food and beer (typical for the Grey Lodge anyway), a car show, and an art show.

Here's a preview of about 5 of the artists that will be there!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/bmichellestyles

http://mceleste.etsy.com

www.etsy.com/shop/beeecreative

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JewelrybyJaime?ref=seller_info

http://www.revilo215.bigcartel.com/

MFMF 2012 Part 4

Yup. Excited.
It's t-minus 3 days until the MFMF 2012!! I'm so excited, I...well...we'll just leave it at I'm SUPER excited!!!

What am I most excited about? The fact that the Mayfair Town Watch will be  will be hosting a dunk tank starting at noon. And I can also definitely confirm that Captain Frank Bachmeyer of the 15th Police District, Representative Kevin Boyle and Councilman Bobby Henon are dunkees, victims, getting soaked for a good cause. Also there will be an informational table and recruitment table. Wait. Let me repeat that loudly just in case everyone who's been in apparent desperate search for that information can hear me: THERE WILL BE AN INFORMATIONAL TABLE AND A RECRUITMENT TABLE. That means, if you want to join MTW will be in an actual physical location where you can approach them and talk about things.  They'll also be selling T-shirts and having a bake sale.

Viriva CCU will have an informational table regarding their services and accounts.Viriva is also graciously donating all the bags used for the Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run! Thanks guys!

Autistic Endeavors will be hosting a table at the Triangle.

Republic Bank will also have an informational table. Republic Bank is also into the generous spirit of the day and is donating the pretzels for all of our runners as well! Yay, Randy and Republic!

BellaLisa Studios—The always lovely Lisa and the ladies of BellaLisa will be holding a Marshmallow Toss at noon to win prizes and certificates for discounted salon service. There will also be a sale of 50% off selected hair care products.

The Philadelphia Young Republicans will have an informational table as well. Whichever way you politically see it, the choice is yours people. This is America after all. For now. Until it becomes China West but that's a different post....

Tacony Gear—The geniuses behind the "Holy Toledo!" picture from the blog will be selling a wide selection of Mayfair T-shirts at the Triangle

St. John's Church will also have an informational table  so make sure you stop by and say hi!

Infinity Jewelers and Gifts will be holding not 1 but 2 watch giveaways!! Enter to win one of two watches; Men's Caravelle by Bulova Watch valued at 109.99 or 129.99. $1 per raffle ticket. There will also be other raffles for a $95 gift basket and $100 Philadelphia sports memorabilia Also discounts up to 70% of certain items in the store.



And who can forget our Mayfair After Dark  line-up? Did you get a babysitter yet??



 Hosted by Grey Lodge Pub, the Law Office of Michael JP Williams, and See-Saw Daycare in the Devon District from 2pm to 8pm. It's a guaranteed good time!

Here's the itinerary:

2pm - 9pm--Car Show (6200 block of Hawthorne)

5pm to 9pm--Live Music, 6200 block of Frankford in front of the Grey Lodge
 - 5:00pm Huge Jackman, http://www.hugejackmanband.com/
 - 06:00pm Queen Helene -
 - 7:30pm SexySadie Band http://www.reverbnation.com/sexysadieband

The Grey Lodge Pub will also be hosting Yards Brewing Night from 5pm - 9pm
- Meet Philadelphia’s Beer Baron Tom Kehoe
- tons of Yards Brewing on tap. This will be a great chance to try most of Yards’s year round beers and few very limited ones too.
- prizes.
-Arts and Crafts Show (6200 block of Frankford)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MFMF 2012 Part 3


Obviously not from the city. Everyone knows to stand away from the curb.
Ugh! This weather is TERRIBLE!! So glad I have to go out in it today and supposedly try to look nice. My hair is going to be such a disaster. Let's hope it's raining itself out so we have a beautiful day on Saturday! Here's more of what to expect at the MFMF 2012!

Such a hot frizzy look!

Frusco's will have $1 off of lunch specials and the courtyard is open to enjoy the outdoor seating.

Art History will be having a sidewalk sale which will include buy one get one free clearance items and buy one get one half of regularly priced items. Also there will be DJ at the store.

 Stan's Health Food will be hosting a sidewalk sale with store merchandise.

 Torresdale Flower Shop—Will contribute to the festive atmosphere by putting balloons up and down the Ave and holding a balloon giveaway.

I can't wait to exact my bloody and painful revenge on you.

 AYA Asian Fusion will be doing a sushi roll demonstration

Henry of Mayfair will be hosting a sidewalk sale with store merchandise.

Northeast Dog Park Committee will be holding a Doggie Bake Sale starting at 11am with dog-friendly goodies and gifts and will also be hosting a Dog Pageant and Parade in front of Prudential at Frankford and Aldine Street starting at noon. For more information visit their Facebook page at Northeast Dog Park (Formerly Mayfair Dog Park).

The Original Soft Pretzel Factory is hosting their annual Block Party with moon bounces, pony rides, games, giveaways, face-painting and more!

True dat.