Posted on: May 8, 2014
Elfant Wissahickon Realtors Rena Asher, Jacob Markovitz and Cathy Davis attended the PGW EnergySense event yesterday morning at Citizens Bank Park. While eating breakfast in the Executive Dining Room, they sat through a program created to educate Philadelphia Realtors about the various Home Rebate Programs available to either upgrade a building to natural gas usage or to a more efficient system. After several informative speakers and question-answer time, the group set out on a full tour of the stadium, including visits to the press box, broadcast booths, batting cages, and most exciting – the Phillies dugout and locker room.
Posted on: November 6, 2009
As mentioned in earlier blogs each month we have company wide sales meetings. These meetings are typically held off site at interesting, sometimes historical locations, throughout Philadelphia and Eastern Montgomery County. We bring together all our agents from our four locations Center City (Rittenhouse Square), Mt Airy, Roxborough and Flourtown. Topics vary but usually include current real estate trends, office production, new inventory and at each meeting we feature a guest speaker or two.
This blog however, not so much to do with our meeting’s agenda but more to do with our meeting locations. We have been to the Historic Cliveden House, the beautiful Morris and Awbury Arboretums, The Old Academy Players(East Falls) to name a few.
With our meeting usually falling on the first Wednesday of the month and November 4th being so close to Halloween we thought it would be a good idea to have our meeting at a cemetery. Not just any cemetery, Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Laurel Hill Cemetery was founded in 1836 along the banks of the Schuylkill River, it stands as one of the only cemeteries in the United States to be honored as a National Historic Landmark. This cemetery is the final resting place for many Statesman, Civil war generals and many of Philadelphia’s rich and famous.
A private tour was arranged for us, however Laurel Hill is open to the public with hours Monday-Friday 8am to 430pm and Saturday and Sunday 930am to 5pm. Our tour was wonderful we saw the graves of several historic figures, including Civil War General Meade, we strolled the Fall draped paths and admired what could only be described as works of art that adorn the graves throughout the cemetery.
I guess because of the timing of our tour, the grave that attracted the most attention was that of Harry Kalas, with the Phillies about to play game six of the World Series we all stood huddled around Harry’s final resting place sending good thoughts out to our Phillies. Harry’s grave is flanked on either side with two seats from Veteran’s Stadium. Some of us, with our tour guides permission of course , had our pictures taken as we sat at Harry’s grave. What a great experience…
Sitting on nearly 78 acres Laurel Hill is open to the public and invites all to come tour, picnic, stroll, or jog on their scenic grounds.
Visit their website at www.thelaurellhillcemetery.org for more information.
Posted by Paul Walsh
Posted on: November 3, 2008
I’ve practiced real estate for 35 years. Obtained my license in 1973. I was born in 1951 and my first cheers for the Phillies took place when listening on the radio or on occasional visits to Connie Mack stadium at 22nd and Lehigh. I survived the 1964 crash by the team with Jim Bunning and Chris Short. In 1980, I attended the winning sixth game with Tug McGraw leaping triumphantly off the the pitcher’s mound. For 28 years, I’ve carried that clinching sixth game ticket in my wallet. It’s been my good luck charm through three children and 32 years of marriage. Real estate has been pretty good to me too. But this run by the 2008 Phillies was probably the best stretch of sports watching I’ve experienced in my lifetime. Dramatic plays and thrilling victories. So much fun. Even the real estate market seems to be picking up. Let’s win it again next year!
Posted by Bob Elfant