Friday, May 25, 2018

Upcoming Monday "Memorial Day" 2018 Events (1)

Memorial Day is a day to remember those that have lost their live in active military service, but it doesn't hurt to also thank all those men and women that have defended our country.

🎖May 26 - May 28 The Museum of the American Revolution Memorial Day Weekend highlighting Revolutionary Sailors   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Veterans, Active and Retired Military receive free admission courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal during Memorial Day Weekend. 

🎖May 28 Aston Township Memorial Day Parade forms at the Village Green Shopping Center, Concord Road, between 9:15-9:45 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and marches east on Concord to Post 926, 3220 Concord Road. Memorial services are held in front of the post building after the arrival of parade participants. Food and refreshments follow the service.

🎖May 28 Bethel American Legion Post 811 Memorial Day Service at Brandywine Baptist Church, 1463 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, at 8:45 a.m.

🎖May 28 Bethel Township Memorial Day Parade begins 11 a.m at Brigg's Auction 1347 Naaman's Creek Road to Siloam United Methodist Church Garnet Valley, Nammans Creek and Foulk roads, for Memorial Day services. 

🎖May 28 Memorial Day services are held at Chester-Bethel Methodist Church, 2619 Faulk Road, Wilmington, Del., at 10:30 a.m.

🎖May 28 Concordville Memorial Day Parade, begins at the Springwater Plaza and marching to Elam Methodist Church, 1073 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills, for Memorial Day services. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m.
🎖May 28 Memorial Day Parade State St. in Media 10 a.m.

🎖May 28 Media VFW Post 3460, 11 Hilltop Road The post’s Memorial Day Cook-Out and Celebration is held 3-10 p.m. It is open to member veterans, their families and friends. This annual celebration is always a special time at the post as it remembers veterans who have died while serving their country. Donations are encouraged.
🎖May 28 Ridley Township American Legion Post 777, 137 Walter St., Crum Lynne, Annual Memorial Day Parade starts gathering at the Post at 9:30 a.m. and steps off at 10.  Hot dogs and refreshments in the post upstairs hall after the parade.
🎖May 28 Marple Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m.
🎖May 28 Radnor Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 9:45 a.m.
🎖May 28 Springfield American Legion Post 227 holds its Memorial Day services. This year the post honors U.S. Army 1st Lt. Theodore H. Burton, killed in action April 26, 1969 in Long An, South Vietnam. Burton was a member of Springfield High School Class of 1964 and attend Duke University.
🎖May 28 Upland Borough Memorial Day Parade 9 - 10:30 a.m. starts at Upland Baptist Church and the Memorial Day Parade Picnic 11 - 2 p.m. at Bristol Lord Field 6th and Main.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Upcoming Weeknd Events May 24 - 27

May 24 Red Nose Day End Child Poverty

May 24 - 28 Sail Philadelphia Tall Ships on  the Delaware River Ticket include complimentary access to the Independence Seaport Museum.

May 24 - June 3 Devon Horse Show

May 26 HoagieNation at The Festival Pier at Penns landing

May 26 Bird Walk at Newlin Grist Mill 8 - 10 a.m. free for all ages meet at the visitor center

May 26 History at Work: Cooperage at Newlin Grist Mill 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 26 Marcus Hook Memorial Day Parade 12 -1 p.m. 10th Market and Delaware Avenue and 1 p.m. service at Market Square Park for a reading of 185 military that lost their lives in Vietnam. also a rifle salute and the playing of taps.

May 26 Pop-Up Nautralist: Wonderful Wildflowers at Newlin Grist Mill 1 - 5 p.m.

May 26 Our Military Might at Morgan Log House located in Lansdale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. combines artifacts, reenactors, and demonstrations to recreate what life was like throughout America's wars. The event is free! Have an artifact you would like to loan for Military Might this year? Contact Tim Betz, Executive Director, at or 215-368-2480.

May 26 Philly Pops Memorial Day Salute at Mann Music Center 7 - 10 p.m.

May 26 Begins Sounds of Summer at Longwood Gardens. Checkout the Fountains and Fireworks Show dates

May 27 American Legion Post 926 Memorial Day Service 9 a.m. at Rosalie Lane in Aston, PA . The parade forms at Village Green Shopping Center on Concord Road. The parade proceeds east down Concord Road to the American Legion Post 926 building.

May 27 Eddystone Memorial Day Parade, Fireworks and More! Eddystone presents a day of family-friendly activities featuring a parade, games, prizes, food and more. Parade Memorial Parade begins at noon. Assembles at Boeing Union Hall, 1000 E. 4th Street. Heads down 4th Street, left onto Saville Avenue, cross over Route 291, continue down Saville Avenue and ends at 12th Street at Eddystone Monument. Field Games, Activities and FoodFeaturing hot dogs, drinks, pony rides, moon bounces, fire truck rides, music, and a dunk tank ($1 per activity)! 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Don Marion Field, (behind Lighthouse Hall) – 1401 E. 9th Street Bike/Scooter/Stroller/Wagon Decoration Contest – Judging will be held at Don Memorial Field at 1:30 p.m. Fireworks At dusk at Don Marion Field, behind Lighthouse Hall – 1401 E. 9th Street. Snacks will be available for sale. Field will open at 6:30 p.m.

May 27 National Memorial Day Concert on WHYY-TV 8 p.m. 

May 27 - June 15 Cape May Music Festival 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

ICYMI: Bethel Township Preservation Society Open Houe

In Case You Missed It.

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

1700's Log House patterned after the William Penn Plan, the same design as row houses in Philadelphia. The roof slants down in the front and back not the side to enable another house to be put next to it.

Southery Log House

First floor of the Southery Log House

Second Floor

Bottles 👀 I collect bottles! I better save the Snapple ones.

The Attic

The home of Dr. Mead Shaffer since the 1970's once home to the Garrett - Booth and Cheyney Families. The property is approximately 24 acres and beautiful.

Antiques and other items were on sale in the barn.

You could easily find something you might need or want inside. Lots of people were looking.

Refreshments were in the Shaffer home and demonstrations of colonial crafts, butter making and colonial toys for children to try as well as wool dying and colonial multi purpose kitchen utensils.

 Bee - hive oven inside the Shaffer kitchen.

In  case you missed it, it is an annual event, I have always wanted to catch and if you are lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the doc. Dr. Mead Shaffer has made this visual back in time possible. It is something to see and someone to appreciate.

You never know what or who you may find there. I saw Lil who I used to work with. I have not seen Lil in over 10 years.  It was a great surprise.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Essentials On A Road Trip


Good Tunes or an Audio Book

Water and Snacks

Trash Bag

Clean Windows and Working Wipers

GPS or Map
(unless you like getting lost)

Cell Phone and Charger


Cash or Credit