On Saturday, October 22, starting at 10 A.M., Frey Boutique will open its doors to local fashionistas for its grand opening. Please "like" Frey on their Facebook page, where the 200th person to "like" the page will win a $50 gift certificate.
We will also be giving out a $50 gift certificate to the first person who brings a print-out of this e-mail to the grand opening to thank our loyal friends!
The Boutique will feature women's apparel, shoes and handbags from several designers including Joie, Sky, Hudson Jeans, Dolce Vita and more. Those who stop by for the opening festivities can relax and enjoy refreshments, entertainment and the help of personal stylists while they shop.
Visit Frey’s website and their Facebook page to stay connected about the grand opening details, sales, specials and more.
Kristen Hagopian, Philly2Philly Columnist and Host of “The Brilliant Frugal Living Show” on News/Talk 1180 WFYL, is hosting the “Brilliant Frugal Living Conference” on Saturday, October 22nd at the Days Hotel and Conference Center in West Chester.
$5.00 of every ticket sold will be donated to The Chester County Food Bank, an outstanding organization that not only helps to feed hundreds of local families in need, but also coordinates more than 65 food cupboards in Chester County and beyond!
Larry Welsch, Executive Director for The Chester County Food Bank adds: “The number of families utilizing our services here at the CCFB has doubled since last year. This donation comes at a time of great need in our county. The food bank provides food for 27 food cupboards and 50 meal sites in the county, and I can tell you that the number of people coming for food at these sites continues to rise. The donation from the conference will allow us to purchase much needed food for these partnering agencies.”
The conference agenda, complete with breakfast, money-saving gift takeaways and an autographed copy of “Brilliant Frugal Living”, is designed to tackle the biggest areas in which Americans wish to slash spending today, namely food, clothing, home improvement & décor, and of course, creating beautiful holidays on a smaller budget. Effortless, proven strategies on how to slash your grocery bill by 50%, find designer clothing for a fraction of the price of retail, create grand holidays on a small budget, acquire beautiful home furnishings for 90% off, and pay down your debt faster than ever (including your mortgage) are just a few of the ideas to be shared. Learn dozens of easy strategies designed to keep your hard-earned money in your bank account, where it belongs.
This conference guarantees that you will slash your spending by hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in one year’s time, or your money back, no questions asked. Are you ready to reduce your household spending and substantially increase your savings? Please join your fellow savvy spenders October 22nd for a fun, informative event that not only guarantees you’ll dramatically reduce your spending, but will benefit our local food banks as well.
10% ticket discounts for YMCA Members, Rotary Club Members, Chamber of Commerce Members and many others. For more information and online ticket sales, please log ontowww.BrilliantFrugalLiving.com. For more information on The Chester County Food Bank, log onto their website atwww.ChesterCountyFoodBank.org.
Kristen Hagopian hosts “The Brilliant Frugal Living Show” Tuesdays at 11A on Philadelphia’s WFYL 1180AM. Her next Brilliant Frugal Living Conference is October 22nd in West Chester, with $5 of every ticket sold being donated to the Chester County Food Bank to assist families in need. Log ontowww.BrilliantFrugalLiving.com for more information!
Dexter and his dark passenger returned to the screen last Sunday night with the type of exciting season opener that fans expected to see kick-off Season 5, which happens to be the most boring season of what might be the best written show on television!
If you’ve never watched Dexter and plan to start, stop reading here. There will be no spoiler alerts for Season 6, but we'll give a quick recap of what’s happened for Dexter and Miami Metro since the ice truck killer swept thru Miami.
Dexter’s notoriously suspenseful writing left fans speechless and shocked when Season 4 wrapped up with Rita dead and Harrison on the floor in blood, so much that no one was sure how Season 5 would kick-off. And after 4 seasons of a series with such incredible acting and writing that it’s hard to pick a favorite, Season 5 was vanilla at best.
If the writers keep the momentum of Season 6 going the way they started things this week (with everyone thinking Dexter was stabbed within the first 30 seconds and then seeing the first of what will likely be man kills this season), then viewers can relax and know that the show that makes Sunday night a bit more bearable is back to its suspenseful, edge-of-the-seat entertainment, then there will be no more talk of tuning out for the duration.
After the show opened with possibly the best ever opening scene for the series, things seemed slight off base. The way Dexter introduced Angel’s sister, Jamie, (played by Aimee Garcia) a character who clearly has an interesting back story for the writers to unveil this season, seemed unnatural as Dexter almost spoke to the viewers telling them it’s not what they think. And that story line can only get more interesting as she will clearly see what type of hours the dark passenger keeps. He can’t blame everything on work with this nanny!
Where you surprised to think that Lieutenant LaGuerta was promoted because she’s having an affair with Captain Matthews? With her track record and recent divorce from Angel, nothing is shocking, but to see that it was blackmail made it more intriguing for the rest of the season! Where will this go and who is it going to come back to bite? Remember Doakes!?? Uh huh!
Clearly viewers need to keep a willing suspension of disbelief throughout the series and it might be harder to digest in Season 6 as the writers seem to be focusing on religion and faith, a bit tough to swallow considering Dexter has no feelings, right? But as you watch the show it’s clear that despite his dark passenger, Dexter clearly has compassion for other people’s feelings and of course, he wants what’s best for Harrison.
Colin Hanks and Edward James Olmos have joined the cast in some dark rooted roles that are based on a religion that kills people in a way that we can only be left wondering what will happen as the season moves on…two kills in the future, probably!
Sending Dexter to his high school reunion was the perfect balance of reminding viewers of his tragedy with Rita and how much of a hermit he can be, paired with his success and the fact that he’s clearly an appealing man to the ladies. The scenes with Trish, surely appealing to the male audiences, led Dexter to his true favorite activity, since he was able to get Joe in the end.
Masuka was up to his normal ways and the ensemble cast cheered him on as usual. Deb doesn’t seem the marrying type but if she does say yes to Quinn, one can only imagine what might circle back in his face from his investigation of Dexter last year. Unless the writers just drop it as they seemed to do with so many things in Season 6.
Overall Season 6, episode 1 was better than expected! It should be interesting to see how the show starts next week, and if Deb’s really hurt or the blood on her shirt was from someone else.
Dexter airs Sunday nights at 9pm on Showtime, and if you’re too busy watching Sunday Night Football to tune in, there is an encore presentation Monday nights at 9pm.
How cool is this?! When my dad called me this afternoon to tell me that Cliff Lee and Ryan Madson graced the cover of the regional Sports Illustrated this week, you can’t help but have a sense of pride about our Phillies. The playoffs will not be easy, but hopefully this will be a fun ride for everybody involved!
The event, sponsored by Axis Construction Management, will benefit the Front Row Foundation whose mission is to help individuals and families who have life threatening illnesses to live their lives to the fullest by providing front row seats to various performances, concerts and sporting events.
Founder of Axis Construction Management and Front Row Sponsor William Bostic said, “We wanted to get involved because of the charity’s methods. The Front Row Foundation creates unique experiences (concerts, sporting events or other life goal experiences) that take the recipient’s mind off of what’s happening to them physically. As a bonus, these experiences are shared with the recipient’s family and loved ones andthose memories live on even when, sadly, sometimes the recipients do not.”
The head of the foundation, Jon Vroman, is thankful that Axis came up with this generous opportunity to raise money and give back to hundreds of individuals and families.
“The Front Row Foundation has had the privilege of creating life-changing experiences for more than 40 extraordinary individuals during the past six years,” said Vroman. “The foundation helps those people and their families who are braving critical health challenges and provides them with the tools necessary to live life to the fullest through positive experiences.”
The event is not just a golf tournament, but it includes a lunch buffet before tee off, a cocktail hour, dinner, raffles and awards. A silent auction will culminate the night, which boasts many exciting items, including jewelry by Lagos, four tickets to a 2012 season Phillies game in the Diamond Club, a stay at a privately owned home in the Poconos, a stay at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. and more.
About The Front Row Foundation:
The Front Row Foundation is a registered 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage everyone to "experience life in the front row." We do so by helping individuals and their families who have life threatening illnesses to live their lives to the fullest by providing front row seats to concerts, sporting events and live performances of our recipients' choice. Our goal is to create magical moments that positively affect the mind, body, and spirit of each person involved, including our sponsorsand event organizers. www.FrontRowFoundation.org.
The 2011 Drive it First Tour, sponsored by Ford, has arrived to the Oxford Valley Mall. Ford Motor Company is pleased to welcome those interested to a special VIP drive of the 2012 Explorer and 2012 Edge with the new 2.0L EcoBoost Engine.
This is more than a test drive, it is a chance to experience Ford’s new technology. There are various activities that take place at the event. Participants can indulge in new features such as the EcoBoost Experience™, Technology Drive™, and Sync with MyFord Touch™. Each of these activities brings fun and excitement into the world of driving.
The Drive it First Tour will arrive in Langhorne on Friday, September 30 from 9am to 6pm at the Oxford Valley Mall (2300 East Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA 19047). Registration closes at 4:30pm. Space is limited so drivers should register at www.driveitfirsttour.com
Those who register online beforehand can take the survey onsite to get a free giveaway. Participants must have a valid driver’s license and be 18 years old to drive. There will be a family activity available for those with small children.
Thus ends the more than two year long saga in which the pair along with Sarah Shourd were imprisoned for espionage. Shourd was released a little over one year ago for humanitarian reasons when she was feared to have cancer. Her family was forced to cough up $500,000.
Let’s face it, we all have had that one night of insomnia in which we flip rigorously through the television channels finding some hope of relief of boredom at 3:00 a.m. when we stumble upon the Adult Swim channel.
You think to yourself, “It’s 3:00 in the morning, who is going to know I’m watching Anime?” which is, let’s face it, borderline cartoon porn at times. Yet, we get that guilty satisfaction in which we can’t stop watching whichever program is on.
The scarier part? The fact that these shows used to be aired during daytime television for children. Prime example, Pokémon. I remember back in 6th grade the biggest “it” thing to do was to trade Pokémon cards and win infinite battles with ridiculously over priced cardboard cards that had certain powers and strengths.
Well, it’s been quite a few years since those days and I have the next “it” thing:
Underbelly is a YouTube sensation that has soared with fans and the recent recipient of the best web series award at the Philly Geek Awards. The comical web series has over 20,000 followers and a worldwide viewership. Underbelly is a group of actors/comedians that in a nut shell analyze a variety of anime shows and mock them with their commentary over episodes, games, comic slides and at times own person skits.
I couldn’t find a skit that didn’t have me laughing out of my chair and completely agreeing with every factor they pointed out to poke fun of about each show ranging from the Pokémon obsession to the breast enhancing of the female anime characters over the years. My favorite has to be the Pokemonaholics series, which almost had me reaching for my inhaler gasping for air I was laughing so hard.
Now, don’t get me wrong, their skits are not always about Anime series, but comic books as well with the characters trying to get “George Lucas” rich as they re-create famous comic book heroes. The actors are hysterical and extremely talented. I couldn’t find a webisode I didn’t like.
And for all you ladies out there who may not get that college guy who hasn’t matured hysterical humor yet, they have something to cater to you as well. ‘The Top Ten Sexual Pokémon’ had me wondering if I should be disturbed by how accurate the assumptions were or turned on, but none the less hysterical, and from a female point of view.
And if after all that you still can’t motivate yourself to show any interest in the gaming, comic, anime specter, Underbelly shows that it can cater to any audience and adapt to any “review” by having their own hilarious commentaries on popular movies. Underbelly speaks what we all say whisper to one another during the scene while watching the events unfold at the theater, and overall just adds talent and most likely better one liners then what we would point out.
The next time you decide to log onto Facebook for the hundredth time that day, or have insomnia, or need to pass time while enduring having to sit at yet another one of your children’s sporting events, check out Underbelly's YouTube channel.
Karen Stebbins is a writer, student, full-time employee, cheauffer, chef, educater,comedian, soccer mom, party girl (when she's not in bed by 9:00 p.m.) and a friend to all. aspires to be a professional writer and maybe make it to the New York Times best seller one day! This is her first article for Philly2Philly. Welcome to the team, Karen!!
The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution(S. Res. 237) calling on all Americans to participate in a Moment of Remembrance on September 11, 2011 at 1 pm. For one minute, first responders, houses of worship, towns, and others throughout the country will sound sirens and bells in a signal to each of us to STOP AND REMEMBER the 10th anniversary of the tragedies of September 11, 2001.