Friday, October 2, 2015

Top 10 National Manufacturing Companies Day

Top manufacturers by revenue in the U.S. according to Wikipedia.

General Electric

General Motors


Hewlett Packard



Cardinal Health

Procter and Gamble



See ordered by revenue in millions of U.S. dollars according to the Fortune Global 500 in the world.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Top 10 Upcoming Events and cancellations Weekend of October 2

October 2 Rose Tree Fire Company No.1 will hold a Fire Prevention open house 6:30 p.m. 9 p.m.

October 3 Newtown Square Community Day at the Newtown Square Railroad Museum rain date the following Saturday. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. cancelled due to weather rescheduled October 10. same event as below. New date October 10.

October 3 Riverfront Ramble on the Chester Waterfront at 12:30 p.m. cancelled according to Chester Spirit no rescheduled date yet.

October 3  First “Oral History Day” at the Chris Sanderson Museum. Have your memories of Chris recorded for posterity. There will be refreshments
on hand and lots of great storytelling! 

October 3 Eddystone Family Fun Day at Lighthouse Hall Field. rescheduled to October 11.

October 3 LBI Chowderfest cancelled. no rescheduled date yet. see Facebook.

October 3 Fall Festival at Newlin Grist Mill 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event cancelled no rescheduled date. Sunnier days next year.

October 3  Tinicum Township Historical Society and Friends of the 1799 Lazaretto 6th Annual History and Mystery Event 9 a.m to 10 p.m. Follow on Facebook for updates

October 3 James Logan and Navigating Disability in Early America 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. A talk by Nicole Belolan $5 at the door includes coffee and dessert.
Well-behaved children welcomed. Hale Byrnes House 606 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, Delaware 19713

October 3- 4 Chesapeake Celtic Festival in Snow Hill, Maryland. 

October 3 NE Philly Beer Fest  will be held at Cannstatter’s

October 3  2015 Dragon Boat Festival starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Schuylkill River.

October 3 NE Philly Beer Fest  will be held at Cannstatter’s in Torresdale.

October 3 and 4 Bike MS City to Shore Bike Ride Fundraiser. cancelled see Facebook page.

October 4 Buddy Walk and Family Day at Villanova University Stadium in Villanova.  

Check all links for possible cancellations or reschedule of events.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Post Pope: The Francis Effect

 The Philadelphia Police process regally to keep the crowds safe.  Their horse escorts even seem to have a special stance and prance in their step.

The Pope waves from the steps of The Cathedral Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia and the crowd waves back.

Carol and Jim Duffy of St. Madeline's, Ridley Park displaying the Francis Effect, all smiles.

The Pope in the Popemobile Saturday evening.

One of the structures built to hang petitions to Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Carol hanging a petition at the grotto of Our Lady Un-doer of Knots

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September is National Preparedness Month

September 30 is National Preparethon Day! I am giving you a head start. Get Ready, Set, Prepare!

Are you signed up to the county emergency alert system? You can go to the Delaware County, PA government website and read about the alert system and choose which events you would like to be informed about and how you wish to be contacted. This is also a link to register.

Delaware County Council has a very good website listing recommendations on how to prepare.

The American Red Cross has "readiness packs" for purchase and also other items you may consider having on hand.

How to prepare and protect your family in a hurricane from the cdc website.

Recommendations for keeping your kit up to date at the website.

Look to "Planning ahead can help keep you and your family safe",  if there’s an emergency, like a natural or man-made disaster at

Make an emergency supply kit. Gather supplies like water, medicines, and blankets. You won’t have time to search or shop for these supplies during an emergency.

Decide on an emergency contact, preferably someone outside of the catastrophic event area. Make sure all family members have this contact information in the event you are separated.

Learn what you need to do in the event of all emergency type events and be prepared.

For me these are the basics to check, battery supply, water supply, important papers all in one place and accessible to grab and go. I need to update my contact information and to make sure every one in the family has it.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Top 10 Upcoming Events this Week.and Kudos

It is certainly difficult to top this past week and weekend but the message was to move forward and follow the golden rule. Dialogue and Family.

Thank You to Pope Francis for such a memorable visit. I include myself in all the lives that he has touched. May we all pray for him and his message as a shepherd. The names he mentioned Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. The issues he addressed, what is right and what is wrong. How lucky we were when he bestowed upon us a God Blessing of America.

Congratulations to all the planners involved in allowing us all to experience such a positive experience with the presence of the Pope in the United States. Job well done! Below is a photograph of one of the checkpoints at approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday. The photograph was taken by my cousin Maureen, a Philadelphia resident.

Eagles win 24 - 17 through Divine Intervention.  Way to make it a win win for the City of Brotherly Love.

September 28 Why Widener University is called Widener lecture by Dr. Joseph Edegette at Hedgerow Theatre 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. sponsored by the Chester Preservation Society. Free lecture, donations to the Trolley and Church Preservation Project accepted.

September 28 and 29 The Media Theatre hosts the Manhattan Short Film Festival at 7 p.m.

September 29 The Penn Foundation is sponsoring lecture at Calvary Church located at 820 Route 13 in Souderton, PA. Award winning ABC News Anchor Dan Harris will offer a keynote address abut his recovery back from an on-air panic attack. More information and purchase tickets at Penn

October 1 - 4 A Taste of Greece in Media , St. George Food Festival 30 E. Forge Road in Media, PA. 

October 2 – 31 Spooky Mini Golf – Philly Mini Golf is transformed into spooky fun for the season with fog, lights, music, and surprises (Fri., Sat., and Sun. evenings) ($9 adults, $7 children). Franklin Square 6 - 9 p.m.

October 2 - Bucket of Blood and Night of the Living Dead BUY TICKETS »First Friday Movie Night Under the Stars and Stripes Fridays, 5:30 p.m. at the Betsy Ross House Be sure to arrive early for special after hours tours of the House starting at 5 pm.

October 2 Army Navy Collegiate Soccer Cup at PPL Park 7 p.m. Gates open at 6.