Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Upcoming Events Week of July 24

Jul. 25 Guided Bird Walks at Valley Forge National Historical Park 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jul. 26 Senior Game Day at 10 a.m. Middletown Free Library. Comedy and brain games with free refreshments and at 2 p.m. keep cool and adult coloring with a DIY arts and craft maker event at 4 p.m.

Jul. 26 - 28 How I Became a Pirate Children's Musical at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Jul. 26 Springfield Township Free Family Movie Night at 50 Powell Road (sledding hill) Screening begins at dusk. Popcorn provided for all residents that attend.

Jul. 26  Haverford Concert Series Matt Santry with Meghan Cary at Hiltop/Steel Field, 1400 Steel Road. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Tickets $5 in advance, $10 day of the show Children 12 and under free.

Jul. 27 The Delaware County drug collection van will be at the Delco summer Concert series at Rose Tree Park. 

Jul. 27 Live Music in Swarthmore, Sonoma Sound, The Young Musicians at the borough amphitheater, 121 Park Avenue 6 - 9 p.m.
Jul. 27 Ruppapalooza at the Pier The PSPCA is proud to partner with Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp for the first annual Ruppapalooza at the Pier. Baseball fans, animal advocates and country music lovers are invited to the event from 6-9 p.m. at Morgan’s Pier, 221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA. The evening, which will feature Phillies Celebrity Bartenders, an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies Ball Girls, adoptable dogs, raffles, games, music and more, will benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA’s life-saving mission. To add a country flare, Rupp has also invited one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters, Tyler Reeve to perform a small set. For more information and tickets: https://pspca.org/ruppapalooza/

Jul. 28, 29 and Aug. 4, 5 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Mainstage at Summer Stage
at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Jul. 28 - 30 New Jersey 35th Annual Quick Check Festival of Ballooning  in Readington, New Jersey.

Jul. 28 Xponential Music Festival at Wiggins Park and B B and T Pavilion. 

🌭 Jul. 29 DELCO ALERT John's Doggie Shop of "growing up Chester" now located on the Conchester will be closing their doors due to eminent domain and the expansion of the Conchester Highway. Get out there and enjoy one last taste of success and one of the best things about growing up in Chester. If we behaved well, while shopping downtown, John's was always on the menu for lunch.  It is such a fond memory.  I remember the very first location, yes it was packed, sometimes four people deep behind the people sitting at the counter. Men used to get up for women and children and offer their seat, now that is dating myself. Thank you to the Eleutheiou family for 70 years of a family tradition in my house. One year, I gave a container of sauce to all my aunts and uncles for Christmas. It was a big hit! Whatever was in it, we all loved that stuff, the Boss with the Sauce.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Free Entertainment Every Day of the Week and 1 Pay as you Wish

Check out your local library, they have cool things going on for all ages almost everyday of the week. Can't find something cool? Do your research and span
your horizons, check another library. Something for everyone!
📖 🎶 🎨 🎥

🎶  Tuesday Marcus Hook concert series through August 15 at Market Square Memorial Park at 7 p.m.

🎶 Wednesday Haverford Concert Series Concerts start at 6 p.m. Tickets $5 in advance, $10 day of the show Children 12 and under free.

💵 💵 🍽 Wednesday Dining Under the Stars in Media. Prices Vary 😋according to Taste.

🎨 Wednesday Nights are Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art 65 p.m. to 8 :45 p.m.

🎶  Wednesday to Sunday Rose Tree Park Summer Festival (this Thursday is for the Parrot-heads)

🎶 Thursday Live Music in Swarthmore , at the borough amphitheater, 121 Park Avenue 6 - 9 p.m. 

🎥 August 4 First Friday Movie Series 7 p.m. at Delaware County Peace Center located at Springfield Friends Meeting House 1001 Old Sproul Rd.in Springfield. Also a Peace Potluck Picnic at 6 p.m. before the movie. Featured movie The Railway Man.

🎶 Sunday Upper Merion Township Summer Music through August 6 (Concert starts at 6 p.m.)  LOCATION: Township Building Park 175 W. Valley Forge Road King of Prussia, PA 19406 (overflow event parking at Ross Road field (Ross & Henderson Rds.)

🖌 Now through mid August Philadelphia Museum of Art Inside/Out Tour at a cool town near you.
Two walking tours are still available in Media, Saturday July 30 at 11 a.m. and Wednesday August 9 at 5 p.m. meet at the new Media-Upper Providence Library at State and Front St. (weather permitting).
Take a personalized tour on select dates or download the tour app on your phone.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Busy Work for Boys

I'm  Busy

Cutting the Lawn
Reading a Book
Reading the Newspaper
Eating Breakfast
Liter Box Detail
Drinking Beer
Playing Music
Watching the Weather
Avoiding Conversation

and the list goes on...............
this is why "most" times
I do it meself

Battle of the Sexes


We Are On To You!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Upcoming Weekend and Pre-Weekend Events July 20 - 23

Jul. 20 Moon Day 

Jul. 20 The Oval is Open, The Oval is Open with D.J. lil Dave 5 - 10 p.m.

Photo: AYee
Calendar of events

Jul. 22 Charles Albert Tindley Institute (CATI) will observe the fourth annual memorial ceremony in honor of our former Pastor Rev. Dr. Charles Albert Tindley. Events begin at 10:00 a.m. at Historical Eden Cemetery, 1434 Springfield Road, Collingdale, PA. 19023 The program will include hymns written by Rev. Tindley, a brief history of Rev. Tindley's life, a floral tribute, and prayer. All are welcome.  

Jul. 22 Secrets and Spies at Valley Forge National Historical Park meet at Washington's Headquarters Train Station 12:30 p.m.

Jul. 22 World War II Explore the Eastern Front at Fort Mifflin 10 a.m. 

Jul. 22 Free Ice Cream Social at the 1696 Thomas Massey House also entertaining the crowd will be the Marple-Newtown Community Band. Tours of the Massey House will also be available. 6 - 9 p.m.


Jul. 22 PECO Multi Cultural Series Islamic Heritage Festival at Penn's Landing 2 - 8 p.m.

Jul. 22 Night in Venice boat parade in Ocean City, N.J. 6 p.m.

Jul. 23 Sierra Club 3 Mile Hike at Ridley Creek State Park  1:15 p.m.
Take Gradyville Rd west through RCSP.   At the second stop sign turn left (south) into the Park on Sandy Flash Dr South.  Go up a hill, pass the Mansion (Park HQ) Driveway on the right, turn  left onto the road to Area 8.  Go to the top of a hill, turn left, and park.  Contact wbrainerd3@gmail.com.

Jul. 23 Samuel Lemon author of "The Case That Shocked The Country", about a young man, Alexander McClay Williams, the youngest person to die in the electric chair in Pennsylvania, for a crime he did not commit. Mr. Lemon will speak and sign books at the Media Fellowship House 2 p.m. Register online to attend.

Jul. 23 Shark Week begins on Discovery Channel.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Feeling the Pain

Last week I was saddened to read the news that Marie Ronayne died suddenly on July 2nd.

She was the charge behind one the 5th grade classes of Nether Providence Elementary School in Y2K.

No one dared to question Mrs. Ronayne.

She was an ideas girl. always thinking strategy.

It was not unusual to see her sitting in support on the sidelines.

She was always pulling for her kids.

She was also a rules girl and you played fair.

She was not one of the popular teachers to wear the Miss Pockets surprise outfit at the May Fair. It was suspected she may have something up her sleeve.

If you had the privilege of taking that coming of age 5th Grade Field Trip to Williamsburg, you can thank Mrs. Ronayne. From what I understand she was behind its inception. If that is not true I know she ran it flawlessly during the time my children went.

I remember finding out who our 5th Grade Teacher was going to be and frankly we were quite scared. Other students would remark,you got pain, Ronayne the pain.

 She was tough and she was LOUD. I came to learn that 5th graders don't hear so well. You might have to turn up the volume.

I also remember the last day of school one of her kids came charging out of the school and fell to his knees in prayer. I survived the pain, he proclaimed. She smiled and told them to come back and visit. The first day of Middle School 7 out of  17 did come back and I was there to witness.

 Quite a tribute and a reinforcement of no pain, no gain.

For any of her former students, here is a link to her obit.
Reading it you will learn Mrs. Roynane received academic and mischief awards.
The latter will answer the question in why you never got away with anything in her class.

Thank you Mrs. Ronayne, you were a class act to watch.

Some of the characters she coached on to Middle School.

Her troops


She was on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, she was connected.

NPE 5th Grade Time Capsule
includes yearbook questionaire
drawings of what her students aspired to be as adults

Recommended by Mrs. Ronayne
in my safe keeping.