Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The annual light extravaganza opens at twilight tonight. It runs until Jan. 6.
It's official. The holidays are here and Shady Brook Farm is ready for the festivities. The area's most extravagant light show opens tonight at twilight. Shady Brook Farm's 18th annual light show features acres of holiday light displays that you can see from your car or on a carriage ride. The holiday light show will be open from dusk until 10 p.m. through Jan. 6. The cost to drive through is $20 per car Monday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, it's $25. Horse-drawn wagon rides are offered Thursday through Sunday and are $12 per person. Tractor-drawn wagon rides are offered Monday through Wednesday and also cost $12 per person. Click here to print out a $5 off coupon for your weekday visit to the light show. Shady Brook Farm is …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Check out these trips that you can make on about one tank of gas.
Check out one of these three trips you can make on one tank of gas: Tired Hands brewing company in Ardmore and Hawk Mountain in Kempton. Address: 16 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003 Distance from Southampton: About 30 miles Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Monday: closed. Summary: Tired Hands Brewing Co. is a small local brewery in Ardmore. While it only opened in June, Tired Hands has already gained some recognition for its beers. “Hophands,” an American pale ale, was ranked No. 4 on a list of the Top 6 New Beers by the Philadelphia Inquirer at the 2012 "Brew-vitational," and is almost always on tap, along with Farm Hands, a four-grain saison. That's in addition to a rotating list of beers, many brewed with some creative …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Get an "Aye for an Aye" with this amazing pirate hat.
You can walk the plank—but can you talk the talk? International Talk Like a Pirate Day, falling annually on Sept. 19, is one of the most spirited internet-based holidays out there, where you can really let the Captain Morgan, parrot, and peg leg jokes fly. One might wonder what the thought process was behind the holiday—and the truth is, the people who created it are just as fun and wacky as the holiday itself. Creators John Baur and Mark Summers were playing racquetball one day in 1995, and their groans and cheers during the game quickly turned into pirate slang. After many jokes, the idea for International Talk Like a Pirate Day was born. They pitched their idea to Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry, who eventually featured it …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Some local attractions you can visit on about one tank of gas.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Want to get out of town and go for a trip, but looking to save money? Try one of these three trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr and Lehigh Gorge State Park in Carbon County. Address: 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr Distance from Southampton: About 28 miles Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; 12 - 5 p.m. Sunday Summary: Founded in 1916, Ludington Library reopened on Saturday after being closed for more than two years. The newly expanded and renovated library includes a much larger children's department with separate sections for younger and older kids, new sections devoted to the library's most popular subject matter, a new elevator and …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Bring the family and join the annual celebration of the township's treasured parkland.
Come join friends and neighbors at a fun-filled celebration of Tamanend Park, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All of the events are free to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Here's a schedule of the events planned for Saturday in the park: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Tag and release butterflies, make and take crafts. 11 a.m. to Noon - A performance by magician Tom McDonnell. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Face painting and balloon sculpting. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Face Painting. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Information regarding the Southampton Creek Restoration. Noon to 2 p.m. - Pony Rides. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Live cooking demonstration, 5th Pennsylvania Regiment, hayrides, Quiver Farms Petting Zoo, World War II demonstration, Southampton …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Three local attractions you can visit on about one tank of gas.
Want to get out of town and go for a trip, but looking to save money? Try one of these three trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: Musehouse Literary Arts Center in Chestnut Hill, Newtown Theatre in Newtown and the Lost River Caverns in Hellertown. Address: 7924 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia Admission: Most events are free, workshops vary in price. Hours: See the events calendar here and the course catalogue here. About: Musehouse opened almost one year ago to give writers - from professionals to amateurs - a place to foster and appreciate the literary arts. With regular events like poetry reading and talks from accomplished writers, Musehouse is a place to catch some great minds in writing. Or if you prefer to develop your own …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Members of the Upper Southampton Parks and Recreation Board will present its proposal for a new playground at Veterans' Field to township supervisors Tuesday evening.
A new playground could be soon be in place at Veterans' Field. The Upper Southampton Park and Recreation Board has been busy hammering out the details of the playground for months, and now the last step is to seek the approval of the township's board of supervisors. "We have to have any large purchase approved by the board," said Park and Recreation Board Chairperson Pat Myers. "They have to approve the bill." If all goes according to plan, the playground will be placed to the left of the new concession stand/restroom/storage building at the field, between the building and the parking lot. The playground will feature two sets of swings, a suspension bridge and multiple sets of steps, slides and tubes. "It's a little bigger than the …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Three local attractions you can visit on one tank of gas.
Looking to save money and get away? Try one of these trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: The Radnor Trail in Wayne, Dinosaurs at the Reading Public Museum and Historic Fallsington in Levittown. Address: 520 Conestoga Road, Wayne Distance from Southampton: 25 miles (approximately 40 mins) Admission: Free Hours: Sunrise to dusk Summary: The Radnor Trail is a 2.4 mile-long fitness and walking trail. Bike riding and dog walking are permitted. There is an entrance to the Wayne Art Center from the trail, and there are also numerous historical signs along the trail to commemorate Philadelphia and Western Railway stations that once operated there. The entrances are located at: Links: Address: 500 Museum Road, Reading Admission: Hours: …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Find local attractions you can visit on one tank of gas.
Looking to save money and get ourt of town? Try one of these trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: the Schuylkill Center in Roxborough, Penn Cave in Centre Hall and Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Aythn. Address: 8480 Hagys Mill Road, Philadelphia Distance from Southampton: Approximately 35 minutes by car (about 20 miles). Admission: Suggested donations vary based on different events. Hours: Summary: Located in rural Upper Roxborough within the City of Philadelphia, the Schuylkill Center is a unique urban environmental center open to the public. The nonprofit offers a variety of seasonal lectures, environmental walks, animal/bird watching events, team building activities, or volunteer opportunities on its grounds. In addition, the …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Find three local attractions you can visit on one tank of gas.
Looking to save money and get away? Try one of these three trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: Historic Sugartown in Malvern, the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train in Ashland and Orchard Artwork in Huntingdon Valley. Address: 690 Sugartown Rd, Malvern Distance from Upper Southampton Patch: About 35 miles Admission: $5 Hours: Summer Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Summary: Historic Sugartown is a 19th-century crossroads village in Willistown Township that is recreated each Sunday during the summer. Visitors can tour the the General Store, Quaker Farmhouse, Bank Barn with antique farm equipment, Book Bindery, new Carriage Museum and more. Links: Address: 2001 Walnut Street, Ashland Distance from Upper Southampton: About 100 miles …