Archive for September, 2013

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Open House Schedule for September 28th and 29th

Open House Schedule for September 28th and 29th

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Free Admission To 18 Philly Museums This Saturday

Free Admission To 18 Philly Museums This Saturday

This Saturday, September 28th, 18 museums in the Philadelphia area will
be opening their doors for FREE! This full day of free admission
at museum’s across the country is in celebration of
Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

The event brings the spirit of the always-free Smithsonian museums
to tons of institutions all across America!

Register for the event here:
You will need to register, download and print your ticket to be
granted free admission. Tickets are valid for free
admission for two people.

Below is the full list of Philadelphia-area museums offering
free admission this Saturday, September 28th!

• Abington Art Center (Jenkintown)
• The African American Museum in Philadelphia
• American Philosophical Society Museum
• American Swedish Historical Museum
• Athenaeum of Philadelphia
• Brandywine River Museum (Chadds Ford)
• Chemical Heritage Foundation
• Historic St. George’s
• National Constitution Center
• National Museum of American Jewish History
• Penn Museum
• Philadelphia Art Alliance
• Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
• Rosenbach Museum & Library
• Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College (Swarthmore)
• The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
• The Print Center
• Wyck Historic House and Garden

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Open House Schedule for September 22nd

Open House Schedule for September 22nd

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

American Casualties

American Casualties is a project, bringing people together
to draw the number of homicides in America up till the 21st of September.

The number will be around 10,000.

There will be a candle light vigil on Saturday night,
with a candle placed on every chalk body outline.

September 21st is United Nations Peace Day.

American Casualties

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Open House Schedule for September 15th

Open House Schedule for September 15th

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Port Richmond Second Saturday

On September 14th from 4pm-8pm, check out Port Richmond Second Saturday! The businesses of Richmond Street will host a community street festival that will be fun for the whole family. 6ABC’s meteorologist Cecily Tynan will be their special guest, posing for photos and signing autographs.

Port Richmond Second Saturday

Take a stroll down revitalized Richmond Street, and enjoy returning favorite food trucks, the Tot Cart and Gigi’s Caribbean & Soul Food, as well as new trucks, Bonjour Creperie serving delicious sweet & savory crepes, and Lil’ Dan’s serving gourmet Italian sandwiches.

Browse local wares such as mopeds & bikes, local pride t-shirts, and hand-made jewelry, crafts, and scented candles. There will also be music and local performers.

Activities, including kid’s face painting, braided hair styling, and a classic car show, will be located on Richmond Street from Allegheny Avenue to E. Clearfield St. in the historic River Wards District. This event is organized by local Port Richmond residents.

Port Richmond Second Saturday

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Open House Schedule for September 8th and 9th

Open House Schedule for September 8th and 9th

2664 Edgemont will be on Saturday, the rest of the Open Houses are on Sunday!
Hope you can stop by 🙂

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

RE/MAX Access Featured Agent: Chris Lyons

Chris Lyons
Chris at last year’s event at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

By: Angie Gallagher

It’s time for another RE/MAX Access blog featuring one of our wonderful agents. This time we bring to you Chris Lyons. Chris and his brother Jim joined our office earlier this year. One of the first things I noticed about Chris was every time he came into the office, he was all smiles. I recently learned that this happy, cheery agent is also a four-time cancer survivor. I personally found it amazing that someone who had endured what Chris had, could still come into work and bring happiness to everyone around him. I could not wait to sit down and talk with him more about his experience.

Q. I understand you are a cancer survivor. Can you tell me more about your first diagnosis?
A. I was 18 years old when I was first diagnosed. It was just a few weeks after my high school graduation in 2004. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and I was scared out of my mind.

Q. How did you tell your family and friends?
A. My parents were actually with me when I found out. Some of my friends knew what was going on, because they knew I had testing done a few weeks prior. At first, I just played it off, and acted like I didn’t really care. But then with the start of college getting closer, I knew I had to tell everyone. I was going to lose my hair, I couldn’t really hide that.

Q. Can you tell me more about Fox Chase Cancer Center, and the treatment you received there?
A. I was treated there a number of times, since I had cancer four times. I received chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and with my fourth diagnosis, I had Rituxan, which is an awesome medicine with no side effects.

Q. How long have you been cancer free?
A. I’ve been cancer free for 4 ½ years, since March 2009. I go for check-ups twice a year.

Q. During those years of being diagnosed with cancer, beating it, and then being diagnosed again, where did you get your strength and resilience from?
A. My family and friends helped me out a lot. Another thing that helped me was meeting other people who were going through similar situautions. It got a little easier each time.

Chris Lyons
Chris with his girlfriend.

Q. What advice would you give to others who are going through the same thing you went through?
A. Never let it affect your quality of life. Have as much fun as you can, and live as normal of a life as possible. And don’t worry, because worrying doesn’t help anything!

Q. When did you get started in real estate?
A. I became an agent this year, 2013.

Q. What made you want to be an agent?
A. My brother Jim has been an agent since 2004, and it looked like a fulfilling career. After seeing how much he still enjoys it to this day, I thought it would be a good field for me to get involved in.

Q. What do you love about working for RE/MAX Access?
A. I love the people here, and the office itself is probably the coolest office I’ve ever been in! It’s an active, busy office, full of achievers and experienced professionals.

Q. Earlier I asked you about your strength and resilience as a cancer survivor. How do you use strength and resilience as a realtor?
A. Never giving up is important! I just keep in mind that everyone can find the home of their dreams, and that I am able to help them find exactly what they need.

Last year, Chris and his dog Madson participated in FCCC’s annual Paws for the Cause walk.
Chris raised the third highest amount out of all participants, coming in at just over $1,400, thanks to the generosity of his wonderful friends and family.

This year, Chris and Madson will participate in the walk again on October 20th. Chris plans exceed his fundraising goal from last year. He would like to raise more money for the great doctors at Fox Chase, as they help others who are going through what he has gone through! If you would like to donate, please use this link: Paws For The Cause