Friday, May 29, 2015

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend May 29-31

May 29-30 Media Film Festival to be held at the Media Theater in downtown Media, PA. You can purchase tickets at the door May 29th and 30th — or purchase advance tickets at this page. You can also get more information about the films to be presented at the page link.

May 29-June 2 Sharon Hill 125th  Anniversary. May 29 A formal dinner event will be held 7 p.m. Friday,at Heritage Ballrooms, 2107 MacDade Blvd. Tickets are $25 per person, and include hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and four hours open bar. May 30 A Picnic in the Park 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. There will be local food and beverages, craft vendors and DJ. The parade begins at noon.
May 31 Fun and Fit activities on Sunday,  include Zumba in the Park at 10 a.m., bingo from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at borough hall, 1110 Spring St., a Card Tournament at 1 p.m.,Wiffle ball at 11 a.m., softball at 1 p.m., volleyball at 2, basketball at 3, and fireworks at dusk. June 2 The anniversary celebration culminates Tuesday, with a celebration that will be announced.

May 30 Roots Picnic Festival Pier at Penns' Landing with The Weekend A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Erykah Badu and Chronixx plus more.  

May 30, Bird Watching DVOC field trip 7:00 am Mt Moriah Cemetery Mount Moriah Cemetery located along Cobbs Creek in Southwest Philadelphia has a unique mosaic of habitats. This brushy secondary growth is perfect habitat for mourning warblers that migrate in late spring. Meeting Location: 62nd Street and Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143. (Cobbs Creek Recreation Center is near this location.) May 30th Colonial Plantation Mistress Pratt's Colonial Pockets (Pocket Making - Craft Workshop) (12:30 p.m  - 2:30 p.m.)  

May 30 Bird Watching DVOC field trip 9:30 a.m. Cobbs Creek Park. A walk for the later risers will meet at Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center parking lot. We should still find some late migrants like blackpoll warbler and observe breeding birds in full song such as wood thrush and Baltimore oriole.Meeting Location: 700 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19153 (Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, Laura Simms' Skate Center, McCreesh Playground and Max Myers Playground are near this location.) May 30 and 31 Concord Township Historical Society The Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center 659 Smithbridge Road will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. and on the 4th Sunday, June through October from 1 to 4 p.m. The Concord Township Historical Society announces:Our Museum is Open and the Public is Invited! The Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center 659 Smithbridge Roadwill be open May 30 and 31, from 1 to 5 pm,and on the 4th Sunday, June through October from 1 to 4• Come and visit us and learn about the rich history of our community and the historic legacy that has been left to us. Maps and surveys from the late 1600’s and deeds from the 1700’s, set the stage for our township’s story.• See old photographs and how our early educational system developed from the Pennsylvania charter of 1836, which mandated public schooling, paid by property taxes.• Enjoy a hand-dug well, a walk-in fireplace, and an 1800 Tall Case Clock. Do you know why it is called a Grandfather Clock today?They will featuring a few new exhibits with the opening this May:• Concord and the Civil War• All Aboard: When the trains came to Concord• Home Life on the Pierce-Bishop-Willits farm• Farm Life on the Pierce-Bishop-Willits farm• The Village of ConcordvillePlease visit us and learn about the rich history that surrounds you everyday.We welcome everyone and ask for a donation of $5 per adult to help defray the costs ofthe museum. Special tours can be arranged for 6 or more upon request throughCTHS1@hotmail.com, or via our website Concord Township Historical Society - Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  

May 30 through Saturday, June 6, at the Oval a never-before-seen global exhibition will provide an experiential journey of science, storytelling, and art making its only U.S. tour stop in Philadelphia at The Oval. "Future Sensations" celebrates the 350th anniversary of one of the world’s largest building materials companies, Saint-Gobain, which was founded in 1665 and has been involved in building such iconic sights around the world as the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, the glass pyramid at the Louvre and the Statue of Liberty — Saint-Gobain even contributed components to the Mars Rover. Future Sensations at The Oval - dates and hours: Saturday, May 30: 12pm – 10pm Sunday, May 31: 12pm – 7pm Monday, June 1: 12pm – 6pm Tuesday, June 2: 12pm – 10pm Wednesday, June 3: 12pm – 10pm Thursday, June 4: 12pm – 10pm Friday, June 5: 12pm – 10pm Saturday, June 6: 12pm – 10pm Visit the Facebook event to invite your friends. Plan your visit here


Plan Ahead

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The Chester Historical Preservation Committee
Proudly Presents
A Civil War Ball
June 6th, 2015
at
The Ballrooms at Boothwyn
6:00 p.m. Until 10:00 p.m.
Evening Events: Dinner, Music, Dancing and an Auction
Ticket Information and Reservations chesterpreservation.wordpress.com 
or
call for additional information:  610-872-4497
period or formal attire preferred.
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Delco Senior Games June 8 - 19. Find registration and additional information including training tips at this link delcoseniorgames.org.For the more mature audience 50 and over. The registration form and fee of $15 per person must be received by June 1st.. Call 610-891-4663 for more information.

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 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will hold its first ever Golf Ball Drop at the CHOP Golf Classic on June 22, 2015! Don't miss out on your chance to win big. Here's how it works:
  • Donate $50 to claim a numbered golf ball.
  • We’ll load it onto a helicopter with other entries, then drop them over a target on the green.
  • The ball that lands in the cup or closest to the pin will win $10,000!
  • Second place takes home $1,000.
  • You do not need to be present to win.
There are a limited number of golf balls available, so... reserve yours today! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Top 10 National Hamburger Day

Pick Your Favorite Topping

Ketchup

Mustard

Combo Ketchup and Mayo

Pickles

Tomato

Lettuce

Onions

Relish

Pineapple

Fries on the side

This is a National event people indulge, fire up the grill!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Top 10 Uses for Tape

Today is Cellophane Tape Day 
(the uses)

Christmas Presents and Birthday Presents

Seal a card with money in it, some of those envelopes just won't seal.

Blueberry Container (have you ever dumped a container on the floor?) next time you WILL use tape.

Repair a rip in paper

Tape a ceramic piece when  gluing it, just to hold the piece in place until the glue takes hold.

Tape around a frayed shoe string to get it through the hole.

Get fuzz off a sweater

Remove pet hair from clothing

Hold a tag in place

Hemline Quick fix

Stripes nail polish on nails (It makes a perfect barrier).

To draw a dividing line (Stay on your side)

The imagined tape over your mouth when you really, really want to say something but you hold your breath. We should all carry this imaginary tape around. It comes in handy

Can you name any more uses?






Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND THE 8TH ANNUAL MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL MAY 29 - 30



1.       An honest-to-goodness film festival right here in Delco with over 40 hand-selected short films you can't see just anywhere.  Movie theaters and cable TV are dedicated mostly to big, Hollywood studio films and there are few places to experience the world of short, independent films.  Film festivals are one of the most important outlets for this genre.  The Media Film Festival’s jury, a group of Delco film lovers, carefully scores each film and selects the best from the many submissions from our community and around the world.  
 
2.       Something for almost every taste.  Like Mark Twain’s comment about the weather in New England “If you don’t like what you are seeing, just wait a few minutes and it will change.”  The Media Film Festival is made up of short films.  So if this one isn’t your thing, there are plenty more on the menu; dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation and even a few experimental films.  

3.       It’s the perfect night out.  Meet your friends, grab some dinner and then catch one of the 7pm showings.  If you haven’t enjoyed the new energy and fun of downtown Media this might be your chance.  New restaurants and shops are popping up all the time and there is more activity than ever along State Street. 

4.       Appreciate the charm of the Media Theatre.  Talking pictures were something new when the Media Theatre was built in 1927. Located at 104 E. State Street, Media, it has been called an “Art Deco jewel”.  Someone had the good sense to preserve this historic landmark mainly known for lively musical theater these days.  Its architectural detail takes you back to the era of the grand movie palaces.    

5.       Find out whether Sue Serio of Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia is as lovely as she looks on TV.  (Hint – she is!)  She’ll be hosting Friday night’s festivities with her handsome husband, actor Bill Vargus.  The couple lives in Media.  Fans of radio personality Charlie Maxx, also a Media resident, can say hello to the WJBR-FM morning DJ as she hosts Saturday evening’s program.

6.       Where else in Delco can you take “selfies” on the red carpet? 
7.       Meet the filmmakers.  The reputation of the Media Film Festival has grown in its 8 year lifespan. Filmmakers enjoy seeing their work on the big screen.  Some are local and others and fly in for the experience.  They also like talking to festival-goers and you are encouraged to chat them u
  
8.       Check out the amazing films local teens have created.  “MyFi” is short for the Media Youth Film Initiative, a project of the Media Arts Council and the Media Youth Center. Delco high school kids get the hands on experience of producing, writing, directing and acting in their own films under the guidance or a professional filmmaker and debut their work at the opening of both evening film programs.  

9.       Something special for horror fans.  Experience the thrill of cutting edge horror shorts from up-and-comers of the genre   

10.   Help grow the arts scene in Delco.  Art is fun.  It brings people together.  It makes communities more vibrant.  Why not take part in one of the cornerstone cultural events offered locally? Take a look at the trailer or find out about tickets at www.mediafilmfestival.org

Monday, May 25, 2015

Top Happenings This Week

May 26, June 30, July 28, August 18 and September 22, 2015 Sisters of St. Francis Open Their Doors to the Public in Aston Township. The schedule for tours are Tuesdays—from 1-3 p.m.

May 27 Riddle Hospital Senior Suppers topic Understanding Dementia $7. Call to register for this program 1-866-CALL-MLH.or at mainlinehealth.org/riddlecommunity.

May 27  Skin Cancer Screening at Lankenau Medical Center 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Come and take part in a free skin cancer screening. This 10-minute screening could save your life. Call 1.866.CALL.MLH (866.225.5654) to register. Clinical Care Center, Lankenau Medical Center, 100 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096. May 27 is also

 
May 28 STAMP on the Parkway The free STAMP on the Parkway event on May 28 will kick off with a presentation of the new STAMP Audio Tours by the STAMP Teen Council, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. STAMP Audio Tours are powered by CultureSpotsb, an online DIY platform for mobile audio tours. These unique tours were created for and by teens as an exciting new tool for engagement with STAMP museums. Teens will have the opportunity to try the new STAMP Audio Tours during the Parkway scavenger hunt from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Stops include the Dinosaur Hall exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University; the Modern and Contemporary Art and Japanese Tea House exhibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Al Capone’s Cell at Eastern State Penitentiary; Joel N. Bloom Observatory at The Franklin Institute; and the Collection Gallery at The Barnes Foundation. Teens who successfully complete all tours on the STAMP on the Parkway scavenger hunt will be entered to win a grand prize, as well as additional prizes from STAMP museums throughout the night. Even after the event, teens will be able to access the audio tours at any time by visiting spts.us/stamp, where additional tours will be added later this summer. Registration for this event is free at http://phillystamppass.org/parkway. While RSVP is not required, teens who register in advance will be entered to win an additional special prize during the dance party.

May 28- 31 Brandywine Strawberry Festival on the grounds of Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville. 

May 30 Rose Tree Elementary Strawberry Fair 3 - 7 p.m. in Media. 

Top 10 Memorial Day Saluting Soldiers at Chester Rural Cemetery


(Photos at delcotopten.blogspot.com)

Not to take away for the true meaning of Memorial Day, honoring those that lost their lives in battle, it is hard not to recognize a few others that survived and did great things. There are so many flags and honorable men and women at Chester Rural cemetery. This is this short list, drive through some time and look at all the flags.

1. Elias Eckfeldt born October 31, 1840 fell at the Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862, the bloodiest battle of the civil war. He was the son of Adam and Rebecca Eckfeldt. He was not yet 22 years old. He was a member of the PA Volunteers Co, D, Crawford Brigade. He went into service August 8 of the same year just a little over a month before he died.


2.  Alfred O. Deshong fought as a private at Antietam and Gettysburg. He enlisted with his cousin Joshua Eyre. Widener University has a big bio write up on Mr. Deshong.Oldchesterpa.com has a nice one too. He was a lavish art collector who never married and it is written that he became a recluse towards the end of his life.  The DeShong family has a long history in the city of Chester and a close association to Widener. Alfred O. Deshong's art collection is now part of Widener's Art Museum. I have never seen it there. I need to go and see it. When I was a kid, my grandfather used to take me for walks in DeShong Park. The museum that housed his original collection, I remember as a library in Chester. It was J. Lewis Crozer Library. I have a vivid memory of the carved wood inside, the rest was just a tablewhere we opened books to do our research.  I was too young to appreciate any art work on the walls at the time but I was bright enough a few years back to take a picture of the DeShong Mansion where Alfred Deshong would have lived.  The mansion was built by his father and there were hopes to preserve and restore it. Unfortunately it was demolished in 2014.

 A. O. DeShong

 Joshua P. Eyre

DeShong Mansion

Deshong Museum was designed by Clarence W. Brazer he also designed the County Court House in Media, The Dunwoody Home for Convalescents at Newtown Square, The War Memorial Bridge at Swarthmore and Deshong Museum and Park at Chester. More photographs can be found at oldchesterpa.com and at the Widener Art Building along with A.O. DeShong's Art collection.
The most current article of the future plans of Deshong Park I could find was in the Delaware County Daily Times, September 2013 written by Loretta Rodgers. Click on the link to read the story. E. Donald Robb was also an architect on the museum.

DeShong Museum

3. Jonathan Edwards Woodbridge was born in Richmond City, Virginia and fought for the Confederate Army during the civil war. He later married Louise DeShong daughter of John Odenheimer DeShong, he became a successful and prominent businessman in Chester. Jonathan Edwards Woodbridge was a lineal descendant of Jonathan Edwards  a Protestant preacher, philosopher, and theologian. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one of America's greatest intellectuals and the grandfather of Vice President Aaron Burr. The original Woodbridge home is still in existence at 14th and Potter Streets in Chester on the campus of Widener University. Louise DeShong wife of Jonathan Edwards Woodbridge was the sister of Alfred O, Deshong. I wonder if Alfred and Jonathan sat around the Thanksgiving table and discussed old war stories or if like politics it is a subject you just don't discuss while enjoying a meal.




4. Edward Fitzgerald Beale explorer of the west, a founder of California. He has an extensive bio at wikipedia. He was a national figure in 19th century America. He was naval officer, military general, explorer, frontiersman, Indian affairs superintendent, California rancher, diplomat, and friend of Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill Cody and Ulysses S. Grant. He fought in the Mexican–American War, emerging as a hero of the Battle of San Pasqual in 1846. He achieved national fame in 1848 in carrying to the east the first gold samples from California, contributing to the gold rush. Many books have been written about his travels and adventures. With so much connection to California I had to do further research to see why he was buried in Chester Rural Cemetery.  He married Mary Edwards the daughter of Pennsylvania State Representative Samuel Edwards of Chester Township,that is the connection. Mexican-American War April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848 (1 year, 9 months, 1 week and 1 day). Casualties:
1,733 killed in battle 13,283 total dead. Those that did not die in battle would have died from illness and disease from poor living conditions.


5. Spanish American War April 25, 1898 – August 12, 1898 lasted (3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days). According to spanamwar.com 55 veterans of the Spanish American War are buried in Chester Rural Cemetery more than any other cemetery in Delaware County. America lost 2,910 soldiers in this war, 346 from battle the rest from disease and unfavorable living conditions.


SCHROEDER, Harry; Private, Co. D; Residence: Philadelphia, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 10, 1898; Mustered out with company Nov. 15, 1898.Information can be found at http://www.paspanishamericanwar.com/secondregiment/s.html.  More about the regiment.


The Olympia is docked right here in Philadelphia. It is the sole surviving warship of the Spanish American War and she needs your help!.


6. John H. Berry died in the Philippine War. He was 22 years of age. The Philippine–American War (June 2, 1899 – July 4, 1902) was an armed conflict between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries. American victory and occupation of the Philippines; dissolution of the First Philippine Republic. United States 6,165 killed,[8] ≈3,000 wounded.
  


7. Clarence Blithe, gave me the idea for this list. I have passed his grave countless times. The Bell family graves mark the aisle I go to my grandmother's grave and on the way back I always pass "Our Soldier Boy".  Charles Blithe was killed while serving in France during World War I. He was Killed in Action in France at 18 years old. http://www.genealogybuff.com/misc/ww1/il-ww1-ago-casualties88.htm.  I came across the names of two other young men from Chester killed in August 1918 in France during my Internet search Jesse H. Walker and John A. Delaney, it makes you wonder did they know each other, were they friends? I can not link it here because it is a copyright issue but you can go to delcolibraries.org click on Database/Power and then on Magazines/Newspapers/Journals, you have to join but it is free and you can search the names of these soldiers and see pictures and articles about these young men, that to me is an amazing part of the Internet connecting history and preserving it.


8. Senator Clarence D. Bell was Major General, PARNG. A major general typically commands division-sized units of 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers. Senator Bell was the longest serving senator from Pennsylvania. You say senator, we said Bell. He was well liked by everyone.  He was senator almost since the day I was born. He and Clarence Blithe (not related to my knowledge) are buried approximately 20 feet from each other, their flags line up in tribute to the men who served in WWI and WWII. Here is Senator Bell's bio from http://www.legis.state.pa.us, Born in Upland, Delaware County, February 4, 1914, the son of Samuel R. and Belle (Hanna) Bell; Senator Clarence Bell graduated from Swarthmore College; Harvard Law School; and U.S. Army command and General Staff College; attorney; Brigadier General, Pennsylvania National Guard; assigned as Asst. Adjutant General; served 30 years in active army, National Guard, and Army Reserve; enlisted as a private in 1935 and served 62 mos. Active duty in WW II; attorney; admitted to county, state, federal bars; National President of the Military Govt. Assoc. 1963; chair of the National Army Affairs Committee, ROA, 1960-1961; elected to the state House of Representatives, 1954-1959; served in the Senate of Pennsylvania, 1960 until his death as the longest serving state senator in Pennsylvania history, July 26, 2002. I had the opportunity to vote for him after I turned 18 and although I never personally met him, I was in his company at a Memorial Day Service at Chester Rural Cemetery. He was giving what I was told an annual speech. His bio on wikipedia is small, his gravestone is small, his reputation in life of being a good man was bigger than life. I just found out his middle initial D. stands for DeShong.  I am not sure of what that connection is but it makes me curious. City lore as I was growing up was the Bell's were big on real estate. I think that would have been Senator Bell's father Samuel Bell. It was a big name in the city. Senator Bell was not killed in action, but he certainly served his country honorably. He died at 88 years old. He should most definitely be listed as a notable burial at Chester Rural. He gets my nod every time I go and visit General Granny, my grandmother just down the aisle, she gets the flowers. I am guessing here because I could not find it while researching but I believe the PARNG after Major General stands for Pennsylvania Reserves National Guard.


9. Vietnam War George Parker Hamilton is buried at Chester Rural's Soldier's Circle and his name is also listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. and the virtual Wall of Faces. He was from Swarthmore, PA and you can read what a great man and friend he was, written by his comrades at Wall of Faces.

Gerald McClintock is also buried at Chester Rural and his name is also listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. and the virtual Wall of Faces. His stone is in soldiers circle. He was from Chester, PA and you can read what a great man and friend he was, written by his comrades at Wall of Faces.


10.  James William Reese, ladies and gentlemen, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient graces the ground at soldier's circle. He is in the 2nd row to your right as you enter the memorial area. Towering behind him you will find the Civil War Monument. You can read his story at http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2961/reese-james-w.php



Special thanks to the Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford for sharing the following information. Sanderson is a Blue Star Museum and a good one too.

The Blue Star Museum Program offers free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

The Blue Star Museum Program begins on Memorial Day Weekend and runs through Labor Day Weekend 2015.  All of the nation’s active duty military personnel are invited to visit the Museum at no charge.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps. Free admission is extended to the serviceman and up to five family members.  

Today isn't the only day but one of many 
we should all be saying,
Thank you for your service.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Top 10 Reasons I Was Never Like David Letterman

I remember when I started doing my Top 10 list, there were so many complaints about my lists, not being like this or like that or meeting people's expectations. Frankly, I didn't know where I was going with these lists. They have turned into a learning experience for me. So in my mind, I never even tried to match him because..........

Top 10 Reasons I Was Never Like David Letterman

1. He is brilliant.

2. He has a team.

3. He gets paid the big bucks.

4. He has great delivery.

5. He has a huge following.

6. He has been in the business over 30 years.

7. He has national recognition maybe even international.

8. He knows Oprah and Oprah knows him.

9. He earned his notoriety.

10. He is a tough act to follow, all the best to Stephen Colbert.

I think he was brash at times and I was not a fan of that nor did I want to duplicate that. I do have to admire him for sticking to his style regardless of criticism. Although very clever, I think there could have been a better delivery at times without insult but I will certainly give credit where credit is due 10 is tough especially on a daily or nightly basis, I am looking forward to seeing how Colbert handles it. The list of 10 is used the world over now but David Letterman will always be synonymous with the Top 10. Some of the best musical guest videos on YouTube are from the Letterman Show.

All the best to the future of David Letterman and all those that blaze a new trail.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Take Action Now

In Case You Missed It: Watch The Road to Real Surveillance Reform at https://plus.google.com/events/cqjboj4vben6q2hqe5uvpf3tvm8.


A portion of the Patriot Act is set to expire June 1.

The section in question (Section 215) has to do with the bulk collection of phone records and data.

Congress will  be going to recess soon for the Memorial Day holiday

May 21 -22 could be the deadline to push through and approve the status quo. Do you want this?

Choices are to renew, do nothing and let it expire or reform.

Call you representatives and tell them "no" short term 1357 re-authorization of Section 215.

You can individually look up your representatives or contract them through the eff.org website and click on TAKE ACTION.EFF stands for Electronic Frontier Foundation and they have been around for30 years.

You can also gather more information at google.com/takeaction.

You can also take action on the ACLU website and read all the details before making your decision.

I think we all want to feel secure in our country and want our government to work for us not secretly against us.  I don't want to be afraid to speak freely about my beliefs, that is what free speech is suppose to be about. I don't have the answers to make this a safer country to live in. I just don't think we need to keep tabs on everybody's private business.

The funniest thing happened to me when I submitted a message to one of my representatives not support 1357. He called my phone in less than 5 minutes. I was initially shocked but soon learned it was a recording and he was asking me to vote for someone he supports. So you shouldn't be afraid to ask your representatives to vote for things that are important to you.  They ask for your help and it goes both ways. We are all on some kind of list. Use your power to make a difference if that is what you want.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Top 10 May 20 Pick Your Strawberry Day

Today is pick strawberries day, here a a few suggestions on what you can do with your pickings.

1. Strawberry Preserves

2. Strawberry Short Cake

3. Strawberry Pie

4. Strawberry Ice Cream

5. Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate

6. Strawberries and cream (milk in my case with sugar) raised on them.

7. Strawberry Topped Cheesecake (one of life's delicacies)

8. Strawberry Topped Butter Cookies at Christmas (Aunt Kitty's are the best) and Strawberry Filling in Donuts, Tarts and Pastries (either or all).

9. Strawberry Smoothies (I make mine with yogurt) or how about a Strawberry daiquiri

10. Strawberry Fields Forever

Watch for upcoming Strawberry Festivals

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top 10 Plus Upcoming Events May 20 -23 2015

Opened Friday, May 15, 2015 and runs through Monday, May 25, 2015, "Jane Seymour: Up Close and Personal"  with all artwork on display available for acquisition at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, N.J. with special evenings that you can meet the artist.

May 20 Colon Cancer Alliance Webinar Dehydration: Causes, Impact On Your Treatment and What 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT Show in My Time Zone.
Register. 

May 20 Wednesday night at 11:30 p.m. on CBS. The Last of David Letterman and the Infamous Top 10 list! He began hosting on NBC in 1982. He has been at it for 33 years. My still very favorite recollection of his show was his covering of the Olympics.  His mother would report back and you always chanted along with Dave and the audience, USA, USA!  I still do it when I watch the Olympics. He started the list of 10 that will live on in infinity.

May 21 - 3 Devon Horse Show review the entire schedule at the devonhorseshow.net website.


May 21 Dr. Franklin is Back on Tour! Tippler's Tour: Ben's Kites & Flights. Following an "electrifying" inaugural season, Dr. Benjamin Franklin returns for a second sip of history on the Tippler's Tour: Ben's Kites & Flights! Hit the streets of Old City and enjoy rounds of toasts and tales at four local watering holes with Poor Richard himself. Ben's Kites & Flights tours begin Thursday, May 21 and are available for a limited time only. Purchase your tickets today! Tickets: $45 adults, $40 seniors/military/students (must be 21+ with a valid ID) BUY TICKETS. Tours depart from the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Thursdays, 
5:30 pm. Click HERE for a full schedule of all three seasonal Tippler's Tours.

May 21 The Hidden History of the Schuylkill Center 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

May 22 - 23 PyroFest "Fireworks" Cooper's Lake in Butler, PA. 

May 22 - 23 Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink Opening Weekend.

May 22 Begins for the season Eavesdrop on the Founding Fathers Independence After Hours. Are you ready for the most captivating and engaging experience in Historic Philadelphia? If so, then reserve your tickets today for Independence After Hours. The only tour of its kind, Independence After Hours transports visitors to Philadelphia circa July 3, 1776 with an authentic colonial inspired meal at City Tavern and an exclusive after hours tour of Independence Hall, complete with a visit from Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and John Adams. Tickets: $85 adults, $80 seniors/military/students, $55 children under 12 BUY TICKETS.Tours depart from the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets, 5:30 pm. Click HERE for a full tour schedule.

May 22-25 Wildwood International Kite Festival Championships on the beach and indoor competition at the Wildwood Convention Center.

May 22-25 Chestertown Tea Party Festival in Chestertown, Maryland a reenactment of the dumping of the tea in Boston Harbor along the Chester River in Maryland.



May 23 and 24 Colonial Plantation 17th Century Time Line and Skirmish.   The Plantation is located in Ridley Creek State Park, Edgmont Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

May 23 - 25  Memorial Day Celebration –at Franklin Square Kick off the summer season with fun featuring the Lightning Bolt Express Train ($5 adults, $4 children).  noon - 3 p.m.


Please Join Women of Strength for National ‪#‎getonthebuswithus‬ hash tag day on May 25th, we are asking that you honor our son's , daughters, sister's , brothers, aunts, grandparents , uncles and friends by typing # getonthebuswithus, Chester, Pa and there names. Please keep #getonthebuswithus together!!#