Friday, May 18, 2018

More Rain: What Good Is It?

Good for the garden


Keep the pollen count down


Good for growing grass

Washes the dirty car

Good for the water table

💗 Rain barrels love it 💗

Bird bath puddles



Good for getting inside chores done

Making alternative plans


Best part about rain - it is not snow.


Be safe and go with the flow.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Upcoming Weekend Events May 18 - 20

May 18 Bike to Work Day 

May 18 Translating West Berlin: From Nightmare to Novel
Lecture and Reading by Penn State Brandywine Professor Maureen Fielding
Maureen served in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1980. She was trained as a Russian Voice Intercept Operator, given a top-secret security clearance, and stationed in West Berlin to monitor Russian transmissions. When she received orders for West Berlin, she was overjoyed, but a brief encounter with an East German Stasi agent led to a much longer encounter with American Military Intelligence which left her in a Kafkaesque nightmare. After the Army, she earned an MA in English and creative writing and Ph.D. in English. She has been working on a novel inspired by her West Berlin experiences. She will talk about the experiences and read excerpts of the novel-in-progress. 2 p.m. at Middletown Free Library. Register to attend.

May 19 Get Ready for the Royals. The Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place at St. Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. you will be able to watch it on the telly on all major stations ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS, times fluctuate but if you sleep in till 5 a.m. there will be rebroadcast later in the day. Some of the stations at starting at 4:30 a.m.  C'mon get up and share a spot of tea to toast the new bride and groom.

May 19 Armed Forces Day

May 19 11th Annual Walk for the Wounded at Rose Tree Park Registration for Walk and 5K at 8:30 a.m. 

May 19 The 10th Annual Brad Schoener Run/Walk and Art Festival. The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m., 5K at 9 a.m. and 1 Mile Walk at 9:15 a.m.  Onsite registration at Drexel Hill middle School. 3001 State Road in Upper Darby7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Music and the Arts Festival begins at 10 a.m. on the campus of Upper Darby High School

May 19 ICYMI: You can view an encore performance the Royal Wedding in the big screen  10 a.m. at these theaters.

May 19 Amnion Pregnancy Center annual 5K Run/Walk 10 a.m. Official start at Ridley Creek State Park.

May 19 Chester Historical Preservation Committee's yard sale at the former Third Presbyterian Church, 420 E. 9th Street in Chester 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

May 19 Public  Archaeology Day at Newlin Grist Mill Free, all ages 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

May 19 Froggy Madness 10 - 11:30 a.m. Spring is a wonderful time to search for frogs and other amphibians. Visit Tyler Arboretum ponds, streams, and vernal pools to search for frogs, and other slithering things. Learn how to identify frogs and toads by sight and sound and explore their habitats. Suitable for ages 4 and up. $10 members, $15 non-members. Register here

May 19 Summer Spree Art Camp open house information noon - 2 p.m at the Community Arts Center 414 Plush Mill Road in Wallingford.

May 19 The Delaware County Symphony in collaboration with the Media-Upper Providence Free Library invite all families to a free Instrument Petting Zoo for children. Nine classically trained musicians will explain and demonstrate to the children how their specific instruments:  Flute, Violin, Viola, Bassoon, Cello, Oboe, French Horn, Bass, and Clarinet, individually sound and are uniquely used in classical music to make a full symphonic sound. The program will conclude with an ensemble performance of a popular composition, so the children may hear the sounds of the instruments performing together. Children and parents are then encouraged to then mingle with the musicians to ask questions and see the instruments up close from 12 noon to 1:00 pm in the upper level community room.  The program is free and open to the public. Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 East Front Street, Media, PA 19063  610-566-1918.

Photograph submitted by William Conville of the talented musicians that are dedicating their time to educated and demonstrate their instruments to the children. 

May 19 Music in the Meadow Music Festival in Chadds Ford. The Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS) introduces a brand-new music festival this year – Music in the Meadow!  Don't miss out on joining this relaxed, community music fest right in the heart of Chadds Ford and the Brandywine Valley on Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A fantastic line-up featuring four great local bands that will keep you rocking all day long! Music in the Meadow kicks off with West Chester’s indie rock trio, WaveRadio, at 12:30 p.m. Kennett Square’s own Rolling Thunder Blues Review brings their high-energy hard rocking blues to the meadow starting at 2:00 p.m. Classic rockers the Sin Brothers Band take the stage at 3:45 p.m. Finally, the Special Delivery Band closes out the festival with their mix of soul, funk and rock starting at 5:30 p.m. The entertainment is sponsored in part by Taylor’s Music and TribeSound Studio of West Chester, PA.  Music in the Meadow is held on the grounds of Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 N. Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA. Free parking is available adjacent to the festival grounds. Advance tickets are available for $15 for adults 18 and older and free for children 17 and under. CFHS members are free with membership card. Visit our website at to purchase tickets and for additional information. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 20.  While you’re enjoying the music, you can grab a delicious bite to eat provided by one of our local restaurants, and cool down with a local wine or craft beer. Music in the Meadow also features a variety of fun and games for kids and adults alike. Hang out with friends and family and play lawn games like cornhole, giant JengaTM, Kan JamTM, horseshoes, and more. Bring a blanket and camp chairs and plan to spend the day here! Well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend too, but please keep them on a leash at all times. 
May 19 Rose Tree ES Strawberry Festival  3- 6 p.m. 1101 First Ave. Media.

May 19 Chester Children's Chorus at Nativity BVM Church 7:30 p.m. 

May 19 - 20 Italian Market Festival (The Procession of Saints follow's Sunday's 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi)

May 19- 20 Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor.

May 19 Take a walk on the paranormal side with Delmarva Historic Haunts, explore the ethereal side of Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm. Participants will learn about the tools that Delmarva Historic Haunts uses to explore paranormal activities and will participate in investigations first hand at this historic site. Paranormal investigations will occur in both the Robert Philips house and the grist mill. This Paranormal Investigation will be conducted by Delmarva Historic Haunts and hosted by Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm.  Tickets are $25 per person ($20 for members of Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm) and must be purchased in advance. All attendees must be at least 12 years of age or older. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Don't have a membership? Click here to sign up for one today, and enjoy that reduced ticket price!  Please allow approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes for the investigation.  Space is limited to 40 spots to allow for an up close and personal paranormal experience, so be sure to book your space soon by visiting our website,  Please bring comfortable shoes, a flashlight, and an appetite for historic mysteries! For more information please visit the website,, or email or call 302-999-9001.
May 19 The Preakness Stakes, second of the Triple Crown Race post time is scheduled for 6:20 p.m. Coverage begins at NBC 5 - 7:15 p.m.

May 20 Swarthmore Fun Fair

May 20 The 17th Annual Swarthmore Charity Fun Fair 5K Run/Walk Entry fee for Pre run and walk $25 and $30 day of event. Registration and packet pick up at Swarthmore Septa Train Station beginning at 10:30 a.m. Race begins at 12 Noon.

May 20 Bethel Township Preservation Society open house tour of the Southery Log House on the property of Dr. Mead Shaffer 1645 Bethel Road in Bethel 1 - 4 p.m. Visitors will also be able to tour Dr. Shaffer's home. Part of the festivities will include a bird walk.

May 20 Delaware County Youth Orchestra Spring Concert 3 p.m. at Conestoga High School, 200 Irish Road in Berwyn. Admission is free.

Revolutionary Summer Staycation Sweepstakes info. Free Museum of the American Revolution admission and a two-night stay at The Inn at Penn, a Hilton hotel. Enter to win by becoming a Museum member or by completing the no-purchase entry form.

With the possibility of a rainy weekend check the event websites for changes.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Good News

Good Day

Good Timing

Good Karma

Good Vibes

Good Genes

Good Graces

Good Tidings

Good Friends

Good News

Good Night

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Election: Measure of a Man/Women

Current Job


 (what knowledge do they bring)

Equal Job - Equal Pay

Whose live matters

Criminal Justice Reform

Opioid Crisis 

Gun Violence

Safe Schools

Political or Physical scientist 

  The website Committee of 70
a non-partisan group with good information on the candidates..
(You can even print out a ballot guide to take with you, but you also need to login, password,etc. to do that, you can still look at candidates info.)

PennLive along with League of Women Voters also offers information on the candidates.
A Statewide Guide to the 2018 PA Primary Primary Voter Guide

Out of many, you pick one
(in some cases)

Left or right? 
(vote your party affiliate)

How do you measure up?

Get out and Vote

Choose Your Candidate - Be Counted 

It's Prime Time 

in PA