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Sponsored Post: Win free tickets to ‘Down Past Passyunk,’ running April 4-27 at InterAct Theater

PassyunkpostadThe InterAct Theatre Company is bringing to the stage the world premiere production of A. Zell Williams’ “Down Past Passyunk,” which was inspired by the controversy stirred up by the order-in-English signs at Geno’s Steaks. The show runs at the company’s Center City home, 2030 Sansom St., from April 4 to 27 and we’re giving away a pair of tickets!

To enter, just sign up for our weekly newsletter by clicking here or entering your email address in the field at the top right of any page on the website. No spam – ever. The winner of two tickets to the performance of your choice will be selected from our newsletter subscribers by Tuesday.

“Down Past Passyunk” recreates a fictional cheesesteak shop, complete with grill, and explores the changing face of South Philly. The play centers on longtime owner Nicky Grillo who is embroiled in a public relations nightmare ever since he asked one of his customers to “speak English” when ordering a cheesesteak.

 

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Sponsored Post: Get help buying your 1st home from the Kelly Group at Plumer & Associates

PassyPostadMarch14BAre you just starting to dip your toe into the overwhelming process of buying your first home? Then meet The Kelly Group at Plumer & Associates, a dynamic group of real-estate agents offering a creative approach to real estate drawing upon years of experience and vast knowledge in the field.

The Kelly Group holds free monthly first-time homebuyer seminars, and the next one is coming up on Monday, March 31. If you can’t make it then, another seminar is scheduled for April 14. For details, call Trish Kelly at 215-284-0852 or email her at  TrishKelly3@yahoo.com. You’ll learn how to buy a home with only 3 percent down and about the possibility of getting a $4,000 grant.

Trish Kelly, “Agent to the Stars,” is a trained electrician and has 10 years rehab and general contracting experience. Trish has helped hundreds of artisans buy and sell homes in the past two decades and she generously donates 15 percent of her earnings back to the arts community. Joining Trish in the Kelly Group is Maya Choldin, Stephanie Graham and Ilene Wilder.

Each member of The Kelly Group brings their own unique style and capabilities to the group. Maya has many years of project management experience and is the consummate multitasker who can help guide you through the process with ease. Currently a Fishtown resident, Maya has multiple ties to many of the city’s hot neighborhoods through her work with the ballet, music and film industries.

Stephanie is a licensed interior designer whose eye for aesthetics and unique space planning is an immense value benefit to their clients. A member of the IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association), her design work inspires each client to find what says “home” to them.

Ilene offers over 30 years of marketing in the real-estate industry to her clients, along with her knowledge of feng shui. She is best known for her work in improving the Passyunk Square community through her civic engagement and is currently spearheading the revitalization of Columbus Square Park.

The Kelly Group concentrates about 50 percent of their business on first-time homebuyers. At their monthy seminars, held at their office at 226 South St., they teach new buyers the steps necessary to make their first purchase and they conduct classes on home-improvement skills like tiling, painting, organizing and basic electric.

The Kelly Group does not sell you a house; they support you in choosing the right property. The collective talent of The Kelly Group offers years of expertise making your home buying, selling, or investing experience both enjoyable and seamless.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Sponsored Post: We’re giving away a huge Valentine’s sampler from Tradestone Confections

1 winner will receive the Love Collection - a 9-piece Valentine's assortment, 7 oz. bag of Berry Bark, 16-piece chocolate covered caramel assortment, and a 4-piece surprise assortment

One winner will receive the Love Collection – a 9-piece Valentine’s assortment, 7 oz. bag of Berry Bark, 16-piece chocolate covered caramel assortment, and a 4-piece surprise assortment

The new chocolate maker Tradestone Confections has now made their treats available on Passyunk Avenue at Green Aisle Grocery, and to celebrate, we’re giving away a Valentine’s Day “Love Collection” assortment to one lucky Passyunk Post reader.

To enter, just sign up for our weekly newsletter by clicking here or entering your email address in the field at the top right of any page on the website. No spam – ever. A winner will be selected from our subscribers on Monday, and the chocolates will be delivered to you in time for you to give to your sweetheart on the big day.

Tradestone Confections are artisan chocolates and other handmade treats, offering a full line that includes barks, truffles, gift assortments, bars and caramels. They ship across the United States, and also can be picked up or purchased in person through their storefront, Tradestone Cafe, which just opened next to Blackfish in downtown Conshohocken.

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Sponsored Post: Meet that New Year’s resolution at the new CrossFitPHL, from the owners of Fitness Works

CrossFitPHL, a new workout facility from the family that owns Fitness Works Philadelphia at 714 Reed St., has opened around the corner at 1414 S. Darien St.

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Joey Renzi, who owns and operates CrossFitPHL and Fitness Works with his mother Joanne, said the Cross Fit facility opened the first week of November with more than 30 classes per week.

Renzi said that CrossFitPHL distinguishes itself from similar facilities for several reasons, but most importantly because membership gives you unlimited access to Fitness Works, including its newly renovated 50-foot indoor salt-water pool

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Sponsored Post: Win tickets to ‘Twelfth Night’ at FringeArts’new theater

The Pig Iron Theater Company is reimagining a Shakespeare classic with their spirited production of “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” opening this week at the new, year-round home of the FringeArts festival. The show runs Dec. 4-22. Even better, we’re giving away tickets. Two winners will each get two tickets to their choice of four performances this weekend, on either Dec. 7 or 8. To enter, just sign up for our weekly newsletter by clicking here or entering your email address in the field at the top right of any page on the website. We’ll announce the winners on Friday. twelfth-night-medrectangle-300x250_b The show includes Balkan-inspired music performed by members of the West Philadelphia Orchestra as Pig Iron breathes new life into the Bard’s classic script with equal measures of absurdity and heart, says Fringe:

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Sponsored Post: Win tickets to ’17 Border Crossings’ at FringeArts new theater!

The FringeArts festival has moved into its new year-round home at Columbus Boulevard and Race Street and its new show “17 Border Crossings” debuts next week, running Nov. 13 to 17.

Even better, we’re giving away tickets. Just sign up for our newsletter by clicking here or entering your email address in the field at the top right of any page. On Monday, we’ll pick two winners from our subscribers, who will each get two tickets to the show either on opening night, Nov. 13, or the next night, Nov. 14.

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Written by and starring Thaddeus Phillips, the show takes audiences to the  frontiers of Egypt, Bosnia, Cuba, Brazil, Morocco, Colombia, Austria, Bali, Czech Republic, Israel, Jordan, Serbia, Croatia, Italy and Mexico.

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