Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 23 Taffy Day

Today is Taffy Day!

I may be dating myself here but ...Do you remember getting a taffy at the bank when you were little?  I was one of those kids that displayed my best behavior and smiled at the teller at the bank so I would be offered a taffy. What has replaced those days? Where has the taffy gone?

Salt Water Taffy

Turkish Taffy

Large Rainbow Taffy

Heart Shaped Taffy on Valentine Cards

Sugar Daddy Taffy

Taffy Strips

Favorite Flavor has to be cherry but I never declined a yellow or green or orange or root beer one.

The forgotten taffy, I am sure I have missed one, feel free to indulge and bring back the taffy to the banks. At least you would feel you are getting some kind of interest for your money.

Let's start a "Bring Back the Taffy Campaign", it may not solve all the world's problems but the behavior modification worked for me and it is worth a try.

They had taffies at the Citizen Bank I saw them BUT I was not offered one.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Events of the Week May 22-25 2017

Now through June 11 The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square. 

Photo: J.Fusco Tianyu courtesy of Historic Philadelphia Inc.

May 22 Owls of Pennsylvania with Pam Dimeler 2 p.m. at Middletown Free Library. Register to attend.

May 22 Heroin Epidemic Discussion 7 p.m. at the Springfield Township Building 50 Powell Road in Springfield. Springfield Police Drug Task Force Officers will give a presentation on awareness and Sean Rodgers will speak about addition recovery and What to Do if You are Faced with This Crisis. 

May 23 Guided Bird Walks at Valley Forge National Historical Park 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

May 23 Wellness with Essential Oils at Middletown Free Library 6:30 p.m. Register to attend.

May 24 Bake Sale and Rally to Save the EPA 12-1 p.m. at Representative Meehan's office in Springfield sponsored by Penn Environment.

May 24 Memory Games a program presented by Thomas McNellis, president of Memory Matters Corporation at Aston Community Center 2 - 3:15 p.m. 

May 24 The first of several walking tours of the Inside/Out: Philadelphia Museum of Art Public Initiative in downtown Media. Tour begins at the Media Upper Providence Library 5 p.m.

Kirifuri Waterfall on Mount Kurokami in Shimotsuke Province by Hokusai 
can be viewed at Glen Providence Park.

May 25 Red Nose Day

May 25 MANNA's Guac Off 2017 at Morgan's Pier on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

May 25 5K Night Race to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia starts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art,  After Party Eakins Oval  7 p.m.

May 25 - Jun. 4 The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Coming up Strawberries

The strawberry is part of the rose family.



Upcoming Events

May 20 Pick Strawberries Day

May 20 and 21 Peddler's Village 39th Annual Strawberry Festival.

May 26 and June 2 Friday Nights at Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford, N.J. Strawberry Festival.

May 27-28 Saturday and Sunday at Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford, N.J. Strawberry Festival.

June 1 - 4 Brandywine Health Foundation Strawberry Festival on the Grounds of Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville.

June 3 Linvilla Orchards Strawberry Festival with the largest Strawberry Shortcake in Delaware County. Pick your own strawberries begins at 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Raindate June 4.

June 3 - 4 Saturday and Sunday at Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford, N.J. Strawberry Festival.

June 3 West Cape May Strawberry Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raindate June 4.

June 5 Wallingford Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival.

June 10 The 9th Annual Strawberry Festival at Strawberry Mansion 12 - 2 p.m.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Weekend Events May 18 -21

May 18 PA's Mobile Veteran's Van at Brookhaven office of State Representative Leanne Kruger-Braneky 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 18 is I Love Resse's Day for me every day is I Love Resse's Day.
May 18 Springhouse Storytime at Newlin Grist Mill 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. members $5, non members $7.

May 18 –Spy Games Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

May 18 - 20 Philadelphia Children's Festival

May 19 Two NASA Astronauts introduced into the Hall of Fame Live on NASA TV 1 p.m. Ellen Ochoa and Michael Foale.

May 19 Powel House Garden Party at 244 South Third Street in Philadelphia 6 - 9 p.m. cocktails and Hors de oeuvres.

May 20 Chichester Historical Society HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION Chichester Avenue - (Between Meetinghouse and Malatesta Avenues) 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. RAINDATE – Sunday: 21 May 2017 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to join Upper Chichester Township and the Chichester Historical Society for the dedication and unveiling of the township’s first historical marker. This one hour event will include speakers, a photographic display of McCaysville; the Chichester Crossroads, and the unveiling of the Upper Chichester Township/McCaysville marker. Following the ceremony, Wawa will provide refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.  

May 20 Muhlenberg Living History Days at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
May 20 Why Save Seeds Workshop and Seed Swap 10 a.m. - Noon. at Bartram's Garden 5400 Linbergh Blvd., in Philadelphia.

May 20 Volunteer for Philly LOVE YOUR PARK Service Day.

May 20 Walk for the Wounded at Rose Tree Park,  two mile walk begins at 11 a.m  5K starts at 10 a.m. registration opens 9 a.m. Register online at runsignup.com under Warriors 5 K.

May 20 Public Archaeology Day at Newlin Grist Mill 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

May 20 History at Work: Potash and Soap Making at Newlin Grist Mill 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

May 20 S.O.U.L. Sounds of  Upcoming Legends at Bartram's Garden 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 5400 Linbergh Blvd., in Philadelphia.

May 20 Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival 12 - 5 p.m. Rain or Shine.

May 20 - 21 9th Street Italian Market Festival 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

May 20 - 21 Strawberry Festival at Peddler's Village 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Garden Tour

May 21 Bethel Township Preservation Society Annual Historic Log House Tour 1645 Bethel Road, Garnet Valley 1 - 4 p.m. 

May 21 The Space Race at Middletown Free Library 2 p.m. Register to attend.

May 21 Philly Burger Brawl 2 - 6 p.m. at XFinity LIVE

May 21 Society Hill's 39th annual Open House and Garden Tour 1 - 5 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale for this popular self-guided tour of over ten private homes and gardens in one of our nation’s most historic neighborhoods. Each year, the Society Hill Tour offers a new selection of exceptional homes and gardens that range in style and dΓ©cor from the 18th and 19th century periods to the most contemporary. The Powel House is one of the featured stops this year!
Sponsored by the Society Hill Civic Association*tour proceeds are used for neighborhood improvement and beautification. Call 215-629-1288 to order tickets.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Things that you Catch












and you can catch hell-o, if you are late!