Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blue Angels in Millville, New Jersey, May 28, 2017

Traveling along Route 55 near Millville, New Jersey last Sunday, May 28, no words just a visual.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Upcoming Events this Week May 30 - June 2, 2017

Coming up soon register now: June 12-23 Delaware County Senior Games Registration form and fee of $15 per person must be received by May 31st.🏅

May 30 Revelation: An Interfaith Evening of Discussion, Prayer and Breaking Bread at Ohev Shalom in Wallingford located at 2 Chester Road. 7 - 9 p.m.📿

May 30 Ludington Library will host author and business journalist Leigh Gallagher to discuss her book "The Airnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Millions and Created Plenty of Controversy" 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Gallagher is a Strath Haven High School graduate and Media area native.🏠

May 31 State Representative Steve Barrar hosts SEPTA Key Photo Day 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Upper Chichester Library, 3374 Chichester Avenue, Boothwyn. PA residents 65 and older with acceptable ID can apply for the Senior Ride ID to be eligible to participate in SEPTA's Seniors Free Ride.🚌

May 31 Drawing with Watercolor Pencils At Middletown Free Library 2:30 p.m. Registration required.🎨

June 1 Gentile Yoga at Middletown Free Library 10:15 a.m. Register to attend. 🙏 

June 1 Deconstructing the Beatles  Sqt. Pepper 7:30 p.m. at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville. Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at the music from many angles in including the history behind the album.🐞

June 1 The 41st Annual Hero Bowl at Cardinal O'Hara High School  Pre-game 7 p.m. Kickoff 7:30 p.m.🏈

June 1 -11 Philly Beer Week various locations click on the tap.🍺 Opening Tap at the Fillmore Philadelphia.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

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

Thank you for your service. 

The included photographs were taken 
Monday, Memorial Day Morning
The Delaware County Veterans Memorial

May 29 American Legion Post 926 Memorial Day Parade in Aston, PA 10 a.m.  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 29 St. James Alumni Choir will perform at Post 926 in Aston a ceremony is after the Memorial Day Parade.

May 29 VFW Bonaventure-Clark Post 6613 and American Legion Killen-Miles Post 87 Memorial Day Service 11 a.m. in Aston. The parade will begin from Ahearn's on Mount Road to the monuments at New and Mount Road for a service. The parade then marches to Resurrection Church Cemetery.

May 29 Brandywine Baptist Church Memorial Day Service 8:45 p.m.

 Smedley Butler Marine Detachment presents wreath.

May 29 VFW Post 7390 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Oark on Lawrence Road in Broomall 11:30 a.m. 

 Veteran's of Foreign Wars present wreath.

May 29 Bethel Memorial Day Parade begins 11:15 a.m. at Brigg's Auction on Naman's Creek Road and will march to Siloam Methodist Church for services.

The American Legion presents wreath.

May 29 Chester-Bethel Methodist Church Services at 10:30 a.m. 

May 29 Collingdale Borough Memorial Day Service 10 a.m. in front of the Collingdale Community Center,

May 29 Concordville Memorial Day Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Springwater Plaza and marches to Elam Methodist Church for services.

May 29 Memorial Day Parade in Crum Lynne, PA 10 a.m.

May 29 Memorial Day Parade in Lansdowne, PA 9 a.m. The parade begins at Lansdowne and Lacrosse Avenue. 

May 29 Marple-Newtown Township Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m. starts at Malin Road and West Chester Pike in Broomall to Post 805 for a ceremony at 10:45 a.m.

May 29 Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m. Media, PA on State Street.

  May 29 Media VFW Annual Cookout with live music. Doors open at 2 p.m. Food and music from 3 - 5 p.m.

May 29 Middletown Township Memorial Day Service at the township building, 27N. Pennell Road at 8 a.. with Bonaventure-Clark Post 6613.
  May 29 Post 805 will have a Memorial Day Service 8:45 a.m. at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Monument located at 4599 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square.

May 29 Memorial Day Service in Rutledge at AmVets Post 188 in Morton, Noon

May 29 Memorial Mass at St. Francis of Assisi in Springfield 9 a.m.


May 29 Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m. Springfield, PA.

Lest We Forget

Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekend Events May 26-28

Holiday Weekend!!!!!

The Once Upon a Nation Frances Delmar Future StoryTeller Contest is open.

 Submit your stories to by Monday, July 10, for your chance to win this one-of-a-kind experience!

May 26 - June 10 Independence After Hours Tour returns in Philadelphia. Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

 Photo: J. Fusco courtesy of Historic Philadelphia Inc.

May 27 Amvets Post 118 in Morton will hold a Memorial Day Service at Plush Mills in Wallingford 11 a.m. 

May 27 Bird Walk at Heinz National Wildlife Refuge 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

May 27 Bird Walk at Newlin Grist Mill 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

May 27 Seventh Annual Military Might at Morgan Log House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 27 Landscapes and Structures + Plein Air Summer Art Series at Valley Forge National Historical Park 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Varnum's Quarters (Tour stop #8).

May 27 Pop Up Naturalist: Fabulous Forests 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Newlin Grist Mill
May 27 St. James Alumni Choir will perform at Brookhaven Community Center.

May 27 - May 29 46th Annual Antiques Show at Brandywine River Museum 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $18.

May 27 Discovery Kayak Tours at Heinz NWR

May 27 "Hoagie Nation" headlining Daryl Hall and John Oates

May 27 - 29 Memorial Day weekend, Once Upon a Nation storytelling benches begin for the season in Philadelphia. Check the locations. 

 Photo: J.Fusco courtesy of Historic Philadelphia Inc.

May 28 Butterfly Walk at Heinz National Wildlife Refuge 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 28 St. James Alumni Choir will perform at The Doghouse in Eddystone in tribute to alumni that gave their lives. Noon.

May 28 Sierra Club Hike at Smedley Park 2.5 miles. Meet at Paper Mill Road above the trolley tracks. 1:15 p.m. Contact

May 28 The First Annual Waterfront Day at Penn's Landing 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

May 28 Discovery Kayak Tours at Heinz NWR

🎆May 28 Fireworks over the Delaware River at Penn's Landing approx. 9:30 p.m. after the United States Air Force Band Full Spectrum Concert scheduled at 8 p.m. at Penn's Landing Great Plaza.

Now through June 11 The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square. 

 Photo: J.Fusco courtesy of Historic Philadelphia Inc.


May 29 St. James Alumni Choir will perform at Post 926 in Aston a ceremony is after the Memorial Day Parade

May 29 Memorial Day Parade in Crum Lynne, PA 10 a.m.

May 29 Memorial Day Parade in Lansdowne, PA 9 a.m.

May 29 Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m. Media, PA

May 29 Memorial Day Service in Rutledge at AmVets Post 188 in Morton, Noon

May 29 Memorial Mass at St. Francis of Assisi in Springfield 9 a.m.

May 29 Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m. Springfield, PA

May 29 - Jun. 4 Cancer Survivor Week 

June 12 First Annual Vest-a-Cop Golf Outing at Springhaven Country Club in Wallingford.  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The World is Full of Nuts

The truth is there are a lot of nuts in this world and we have barely scratched the surface. 

A nut is a fruit.  Who knew that?  Go to the head of the blog class. 

Some of my favorite nuts.

Pecans are a favorite in salad and the glazed ones make me want to sing and dance.

Walnuts always looked like brains to me, so when I am feeling academically challenged, I have been known to pop a few.

Cashews I can do straight up or with a little salt added

Peanuts must have salt, plain peanuts are a thumbs down to me. If you crush them, add sugar, and poor chocolate over them, I will follow you anywhere.

Almond another salad favorite but also pairs well with string beans. Hershey Chocolate bar? Yes, please.

Pistachio is easily compared to the potato chip, you can't just eat one and then the whole bag is gone.  When you start cracking the unopened shells with your teeth, you have a problem.

Macadamia one of my very favorites, but I rarely get them because of the cost.  If I lived in Hawaii or Australia where they are produced, I fear I would be completely nuts for I would eat them all the time.

Pine Nuts are great in salads and pretty good on their own, but so small. I need a bigger bag.

Pumpkin Seeds are little and green, this confuses me. Aren't they bigger and white when carving the Jack O'lantern? 
Pepitas (Spanish) are pumpkin seeds after they have been shelled, salted and roasted and green. I had my first pepitas on sour dough bread with zucchini, tomato and Parmesan cheese in a coffee shop in Denton, Texas recently. good stuff. I will also show the pepitas and avocado, I debated getting this one.

Sunflowers seeds are also a popular addition to salads and straight up, too much salt is not suppose to be good for you but I confess, I need the salt on these for taste.

You can read all about nuts as fruits at Wikipedia.
It seems I am most attracted to the drupe family.
You know what they say, you are what you eat.

My question: What is the difference between nuts and seeds?
There must be an app for that.
No, but there is a website.

I now have to inform everyone that peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes.
I am really confused now.
When did life get so complicated?
Aw nuts!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Philadelphia Museum of Art Inside/Out in Media, PA Tours

Inside | Out: Philadelphia Museum of Art Public Art Initiative in Media. Check the link for walking tours available. All tours begin at Media Upper Providence Library.

There will be walking tours at the dates and times listed below.  All tours will start at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library at Front and Jackson Streets and will last 1 hour.
Wed May 24, 5 p.m.
Sat June 3, 3:30 p.m. tour and concert at Glen Providence Park
Sun June 11, 11 a.m.
Wed June 21, 5 p.m.
Sat July 8, 3:30PM tour and concert at Glen Providence Park
Wed July 19, 5 p.m.
Sun July 30, 11 a.m.
Wed Aug 9, 5 p.m.
*Weather permitting

"Mont Sainte-Victoire" Cezzane at the Courthouse

"At the Moulin Rouge: Dance" by Lautrec near the bank.

"Marine" (1652-53) de Vliegar by the FMCU Coffee Beanery 

"The Life Line" Winslow Homer

Plum Street

"Little Painting with Yellow (Improvisation)" Kandinsky Creation (1914) during WWI.
An Andrew Wyeth Window "Ground Hog Day"

"Present Futures" by Moe Brooker at Trader Joe's 

"Hands" Quilt by Sarah Mary Taylor
at Media Elementary a similar copy was used in the movie
The Color Purple

"The Libraries are Appreciated" by Jacob Lawrence
located at the Media-Upper Providence Library.

Georgia O'Keeffe "Two Calla Lilies on Pink" located in a beautiful outdoor location at the Media Tot Lot entrance.