Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Franklin Square Mini Golf - All Philly

A bucket list for me

a must do for you too!

Philadelphia Pride, Liberty Bell and Independence Hall

Name that skyscraper.

Oldest continuous inhabited street.

The Sound of Philadelphia

Bridge named for a Founding Father of the United States

Welcome to Chinatown


Steps of the Art Museum

Boat House Row

Feeling the Brotherly Love.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Upcoming events Week of August 13

Now through Aug. 30 See the photography work of Rick Prieur at Swarthmore Borough Hall , 121 Park Ave. in Springfield. His work has been published in many local newspapers and is the official photographer for the Delaware County Symphony. The exhibit is open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by Swarthmore Friends of the Arts.

Aug. 14 Unclaimed Property Treasure Hunt 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Folsom Office of State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky 701 E. MacDade Blvd.

Aug. 14 Chichester Community Band will play at 7 p.m. at Borough of Marcus Hook Summer Music Festival at Marcus Hook Memorial Park, Market St. and Delaware Ave.

Aug. 15 Unclaimed Property Treasure Hunt 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Brookhaven Office of State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky, Brookhaven Borough Bldg. 2 Cambridge Rd.

Aug. 15 Street Corner Symphony Pop-Up Music Series 1 and 3 p.m. featuring Victor North. Daytime performances in Franklin Square by local traveling bands and musicians that are part of the Philadelphia Jazz Project sponsored by Culture Trust. The series is sponsored by VISIT PHILADELPHIA.  

Aug. 15 Summer Love Songs performed by Vincent James at the Middletown Free Library 6:30 p.m. Register to Attend.

Aug. 15  Free Summer Valley Forge Carillon Concerts at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge Park, Outdoors 7:30 p.m. featuring Cast in Bronze: Frank DellaPenna and his 35 Bell Traveling Carillon.

Aug. 16 Community Conversations about Controversial Issues, "International Immigration" 6:30 p.m. at Middletown Free Library. Register to Attend

Aug. 16 - 19 Philly Folk Festival at Old Pool Farm.

The Butterfly House is open at Tyler Arboretum thru September 2. August 26 is the Bugs and Butterfly event 10-2 p.m.

Some events are weather dependent, check before you go.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Upcoming Events Aug. 10-12

Aug. 8 Broomall - Newtown 13 Year Old Baseball Team at the Philadelphia Airport ready to take off for Atlanta where they had a layover and then on to Little Rock, Arkansas and then a 3 hour bus ride to Mountain Home, Arkansas to play in the Babe Ruth, World Series. You can follow the Middle Atlantic Team at Babe Ruth World Series 2018 Mountain Home, Arkansas. First game Aug. 10 at Noon.

 Photographer: Jamie Micewski

At the send off party, with special thanks to Luke Zimmerman, Delco Times Player of the Year, pictured in the Hawk's T-Shirt for helping the boys get ready for the World Series

 Photographer: Jamie Micewski

Aug. 10 Cheer on Delco's representatives at the Babe Ruth World Series. 12 p.m. 

Aug. 10 BBQ for Independence at the Rose Garden of Independence National Park 6 p.m. Registration is required and the cost is $40. Supports the Law Enforcement Bark Ranger Program.

Aug. 10 Rose Tree Park Summer Music featuring Barefoot Bobby and the Breakers 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 10 Musician John Flynn (Ridley Alumni, Class of 1975) will return to the school for a fundraising concert. Proceeds to benefit the New Beginnings-Next Step (NBNS) program. The program gives inmates a hand up before and after they re-enter society. Concert start at 8 p.m. at Ridley High School.

Aug. 11 St James High School Alumni Dogs on the Dunes at Flip Flopz located at 106 W. Spruce St. North Wildwood 2 - 6 p.m. Ticket $25 in Advance $30 at the door.

Aug. 11 Bike and Walk on Car Free Streets North Broad between City Hall and Erie Avenue 8 mile round trip in North Philadelphia. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Philly Free Streets. 

Aug. 11 Itinerary at Grumblethorpe

Youth Farmstand from 9:30-1:30 p.m.

Cooking and Nutrition Demonstration at 12 p.m.

Music by Julian Hartnell Music at 1 p.m.

Music by Ben Arsenal at 2:30 p.m.

Music by Danie Ocean Band at 4 p.m.

Open Gardens 9:30-6 p.m.

House Tours from 12-4 p.m.

Family friendly, free event!
(BBQ is pay as you go)

Barbecue by Herb Scott Catering

Live sound sponsored by Historic Germantown

Aug. 11 Corn Boil at American Legion Post 777 1 - 5 p.m. at 137 Walter St. in Crum Lynne.

Aug. 11 “Reflection – A Juried Painting Exhibition” is  4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public at the MAC Gallery 609-B West State Street, Media. The show may also be viewed during regular gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays 4pm to 7pm and Sundays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.  For more information on the many programs of the Media Arts Council visit www.mediaartscouncil.org

August 11 there will be a partial solar eclipse seen from Australia and parts of Europe and Asia.

Aug. 11 Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic 3 p.m. in downtown West Chester.

Aug. 11 Summer Sounds at the Square, Franklin Square in Philadelphia featuring the Jersey Corn Pickers 5 -  6 p.m.  

Aug. 11 Rose Tree Park Summer Music featuring The Blackbird Society Orchestra 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 12 Veterans Flag Raising Services Ceremony at Delaware County Veterans Memorial.

Aug. 12 The 2018 Main Line Bike Race in Ardmore presented by Lankenau Medical Center and sponsored Independence Blue Cross 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Aug. 12 Dog Days of Summer in Franklin Square Noon - 3 p.m. bring your four-legged friends through Franklin Square to enjoy pet portraits, sprinklers and shallow pools for cooling off. Free

Aug. 12 Rose Tree Park Summer Music featuring Tribute to Eric Clapton 7:30 p.m.

The Butterfly House is open at Tyler Arboretum now thru September 2. August 26 is the Bugs and Butterfly event 10-2 p.m.

There is still time to play "Pic Your Park" share you selfie (National Parks) the Find Your Park Instagram Contest going on until September.

Down the shore: 🏖🏖🏖🏖🏖🏖🏖

Aug. 12 Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences Jazz Series 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Football Terms Study Card

I am not always the best person to watch a game with, I ask a lot of questions, beginning with, "What was that?" These terms help me get a general concept of the game.

Huddle  It is like a cuddle where the players on the field embrace and prepare to attack the opponent for the brotherly love of the game.

Block is a term just about anyone can understand. If someone is blocking you on the field, or even on Facebook you know right off you are not friends. This feature is also available on cell phones. What isn't available on cell phones? There is probably also an APP for blocking by now.

Tackle is a problem solver especially if the opposing team is running away towards the goal post with the ball, you have to get up there quick and take him down. In television viewing land, spectators often use their Exorcists voice here, with a strong an vile "Get Him."

First Down Advancing at a minimum of 10 yards is one of my favorite results in a play. It offers hope it makes me feel up and excited for the opportunity. By the time it gets to the Fourth down, however the excitement had waned to, you gotta get this one. AHHH that was so close streeetch.  
Offense anyone that seems a little offensive comes off as a trouble maker, you gotta keep your eyes on these guys. They can yield a lot of power.

Defense  What? I didn't do anything. I was just protecting my guy aka as the innocents. That was a helmet? Let's see a show of hands, I never touched that guy or maybe it was self defense.

Throw and Catch many of us have learned this at an early age, I throw, you catch. The kids you gotta watch out for are the ones that start real early. Perhaps they are in a high chair and they randomly throw something to the ground for you to pick up. I have also seen projectiles come out of strollers, coaches and pack and play aka the old playpens. I wonder will these kids grow up to be quarterbacks or are they merely testing you to see if you can make the team? Play along and see if you can figure it out.

End Zone - "It can be a Happy Place". If you make a touchdown in this area of the field in the last seconds of the game to put your team ahead, game over, you win! This also can happen in a big way if your team has been a dynasty for years and the big game comes along and Cinderella takes the win. You are no longer in the zone. There is a new dog in the house.


Sacked is one of my least favorite moves even if it is on the opposing quarterback.  It's a mom thing, nobody wants to see your kid get hurt or anyone else for that manner, even if they are grown men.

Fantasy Football Miracles, Hail Mary, St. Nick, - Nick Foles has made all Philadelphia fans believers. As another sport legend of Philadelphia sports, Tug MacGraw used to say, "You Gotta Believe".


I may not have all my terms down exactly right but it does keep me interested in the game and more so after our Super Bowl Win in 2018. I know what Philly, Philly means, most of us bleed green in Philadelphia. I have seen other shirts walk around town and they are brave to do that but Yo we let everybody in.  

Game day, wear Green.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

2 Minute Warnings

When something happens "they say" there is always a warning.

Last Chance

Final Warning

You won't see this again........until 2050.

Did you hear something?

Get it while it lasts.

Going fast.

You are going to catch a cold.
Your face is going to freeze like that.

Don't be left out.

Brace Yourself.

How many of us heed the warning?

Game on

Aug. 9 Eagles pre-season opener against Pittsburgh home game
NBC 7 p.m.