Friday, October 24, 2014

Top 10 Weekend Events

October 24 - 25  Ghost Tour of the Haunted USS. Olympia at the Philadelphia Seaport. 

October 25 The 50th Annual Media Halloween Parade on State St. 2 p.m. Raindate October 26.

October 25 Jumble sale at Swarthmore Friends Meeting 9 a.m. - 1 :30 p.m. on the campus of Swarthmore College.
October 25 Thomas Massey House Cooking class / Hearth cooking of seasonal food by Clarissa Dillon / reservations 610-642-6269.

October 25 Trick-or-Treat Your Way through Franklin Square. Noon - 3 p.m. Looking for a fun and safe place to take your kids trick-or-treating this year? Franklin Square's Trick-or-Treat Trail is the perfect solution! Young ones can make their own trick-or-treat bag and follow the trail map to discover Halloween treats throughout the park. FREE! Complete your day in the Square with a ride around the park on the Lightning Bolt Express Train! Tickets: $5 adults, $4 children.

October 25 The Friends ofThe Caleb Pusey House Invites you to WELCOME DAY at the Landingford Plantation 15 Race Street, Upland PA. Noon to 4:00 PM Free Guided Tours of the 1683 Caleb Pusey House. Come and Enjoy. Family Fun for all ages, Jan and John Haigis Colonial Musicians, Colonial Craft Demonstrators, Strolling Reenactors, “The Dilly”Antique Fire Apparatus, Hot Dogs, Sodas, and Baked Goods for Sale, Antique or Unique Appraisals, by Mr. Mike Wilson (Two Item Limit –First item is free Second Item appraised for $5.00). For directions or information call 610-874-5665.

October 25 - Owl Prowl, at the Newlin Grist Mill 6 p.m. If you would like to attend a bird walk, please email info@newlingristmill.org or call 610.459.2359.
Oct. 26 49th Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade, State Street in Media, 2 p.m. (rain date: Sun. Oct. 27).

October 25, 26 Boo at the Zoo Extinction Graveyard, Witch's Brew, Scarecrow Scavnger Hunt and more at the Philadelphia Zoo 10 - 4 p.m. 

October 25 South Street Headhouse District host a Pumpkin Fall Festival 12 - 5 p.m. at 2nd St. between Pine and Lombard in Philadelphia.

October 25 - 26 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. Check the website for times and viewing locations.

October 26 The Chester Historical Preservation Committee presents The Old Chester, PA Reunion, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack.  Refreshments provided.  Renew former acquaintances and make new ones. Displays by historical organizations, local artists and Chester companies will be present.  Donations accepted for the Trolley Renovation Fund. For information call 610-872-4497. The Chester Preservation Committee is also planning a "Costume Commemorative Ball" Honoring the Completion of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the End of the Civil War.  SAVE THE DATE June 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. At the Ballrooms of Boothwyn, PA.  Additional information 610-872-4497. 


and of course there is the World Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Top 10 Pumpkin Personalities

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1. The inconspicuous pumpkin hangs outside and gets along with all the neighbors. He probably knows everyone's business too, that is why he is smiling.


2. People may call this pumpkin trashy but deep down it is doing a good deed. Pumpkins like this are easily discarded.


3. The deflated pumpkin can have many reasons for their reappearance, but usually they are codependent on someone else to get a rise out of them.



4. Here is another one of those nice neighborly pumpkins that could use a little dental work, something you can easily look past. He's happy just the way he is. Good fences make good neighbors.


5. The pumpkin social climber, at least one can be found in every family tree.


6. The shady pumpkin often hides behind trees.  Is he/she just shy or someone to fear?


7. Angry or evil, typically you want to steer clear of this pumpkin. They are notably having a bad day.


8. This pumpkin has no teeth at all. I am not trying to make a generalization but this is a common trait among pumpkins. Perhaps too much Halloween candy was consumed before the holiday even arrived. Something for all pumpkins to ponder.


9. Pumpkins can often be found in the company of some of the most notorious characters, yet the pumpkin would be the least suspect in a crime, perhaps it is its orange color.


10. I have to say, this is the first time I have come across a pumpkin with wings, but they do exist.


Does your pumpkin match your personality?
Imagine being judged by the pumpkin you keep or display. 
What does your pumpkin say about you?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Top 10 Upcoming Walk, Run and Fundraisers

October 25 Bark in the Park 5K at Rose Tree Park 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

October 26 Williamson School  Alumni Association is hosting 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk to raise money to support Williamson and to introduce more of the community to Williamson.

October 26 JDRF One Walk Philadelphia 2014 Philadelphia Art Museum - Eakins Oval West River Drive, Philadelphia, PA.

October 26, 2014 The 23rd Annual Lupus Loop 5K Run and 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now, Sunday, Memorial Hall Loop Avenue of the Republic andst Memorial Hall Drive, Philadelphia, PA.

October 25 FOP Lodge 5 Survivors' 5K and 1 Mile Walk at the Philadelphia Police Academy on State Road. 

October 26 The Perfect 10 Miler "All Women's 10 Miler Day" in Mercer County Park, Princeton, NJ.

October 29  The 2014 Stroehmann Back on My Feet Philadelphia Bash at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

October 29, 2014, All in for Kids Poker Tournament for this annual tournament, which brings together celebrities, athletes and World Poker Tour professional poker players with Hospital Trustees, donors and grateful families for an exciting and worthwhile evening to benefit Children’s Hospital.

November 1 Heart Walk at Citizens Bank Park.
November 1 Purple Stride Walk and Run to benefit Pancreatic Cancer at Fairmont Park in Philadelphia.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top 10 Pumpkin Treats

1. Pumpkin Pie

2. Pumpkin Spice creamer (my favorite)

3. Pumpkin Seeds

4. Plain Pumpkin on the Porch

5. Jack O' Lantern

6. Pumpkin Ale

7. Pumpkin Muffins

8. Pumpkin Fudge

9. Pumpkin Soup (gourd yourself on this delicacy)

10. Pumpkin Cheesecake

We all have our favorites and some people just don't like pumpkin at all.  It is a seasonal thing.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Top 10 Upcoming October Events

October 22 Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) Presents: Nursing in a Civil War Hospital 7:30 p.m., Winsor Room, Radnor Memorial Library.


October 22 Open House at Garden City Fire House 6:30 p.m. 412 Moore Road in Nether Providence.

October 24 The Gravediggers Ball, Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Fundraiser at the Crystal Tea Room located inside the historic Wanamaker Building in Center City Philadelphia. 7 p.m. - 12 p.m. Gravediggers Ball

October 25 The 50th Annual Media Halloween Parade on State St. 2 p.m. Raindate October 26.

October 25 Jumble sale at Swarthmore Friends Meeting 9 a.m. - 1 :30 p.m. on the campus of Swarthmore College.
October 25 Thomas Massey House Cooking class / Hearth cooking of seasonal food by Clarissa Dillon / reservations 610-642-6269.

October 25 Trick-or-Treat Your Way through Franklin Square. Noon - 3 p.m. Looking for a fun and safe place to take your kids trick-or-treating this year? Franklin Square's Trick-or-Treat Trail is the perfect solution! Young ones can make their own trick-or-treat bag and follow the trail map to discover Halloween treats throughout the park. FREE! Complete your day in the Square with a ride around the park on the Lightning Bolt Express Train! Tickets: $5 adults, $4 children.

October 25 The Friends of The Caleb Pusey House Invites you to WELCOME DAY at the Landingford Plantation 15 Race Street, Upland PA. Noon to 4:00 PM Free Guided Tours of the 1683 Caleb Pusey House. Come and Enjoy. Family Fun for all ages, Jan and John Haigis Colonial Musicians, Colonial Craft Demonstrators, Strolling Reenactors, “The Dilly”Antique Fire Apparatus, Hot Dogs, Sodas, and Baked Goods for Sale, Antique or Unique Appraisals, by Mr. Mike Wilson (Two Item Limit –First item is free Second Item appraised for $5.00). For directions or information call 610-874-5665.

October 25 - Owl Prowl, at the Newlin Grist Mill 6 p.m. If you would like to attend a bird walk, please email info@newlingristmill.org or call 610.459.2359.
Oct. 26 49th Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade, State Street in Media, 2 p.m. (rain date: Sun. Oct. 27).

October 25, 26 Boo at the Zoo Extinction Graveyard, Witch's Brew, Scarecrow Scavnger Hunt and more at the Philadelphia Zoo 10 - 4 p.m. 

October 26 The Chester Historical Preservation Committee presents The Old Chester, PA Reunion, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack.  Refreshments provided.  Renew former acquaintances and make new ones. Displays by historical organizations, local artists and Chester companies will be present.  Donations accepted for the Trolley Renovation Fund. For information call 610-872-4497. The Chester Preservation Committee is also planning a "Costume Commemorative Ball" Honoring the Completion of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the End of the Civil War.  SAVE THE DATE June 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. At the Ballrooms of Boothwyn, PA.  Additional information 610-872-4497.