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Holiday Guide 2012
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Find out when and where to go ice skating in the Philadelphia area.
Ice skating is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the winter weather. There are many indoor and outdoor skating rinks that you may want to check out with your family. Below is information on skating rink locations, hours, and admission in the Delaware Valley. Skatium 1010 Darby Road Havertown, PA 19083 Springfield Ice Rink 400 W. Sproul Road Springfield, PA 19064 Ice Works 3100 W. Duttons Mill Rd. Aston, PA 19014 Ice Line Quad Rinks 700 Lawrence Drive West Chester, PA 19380 Power Play Rinks 701 Haywood Drive Exton, PA 19341 Philadelphia Skating Club 220 Holland Ave. Ardmore, PA 19003 Oaks Ice Center 200 Penco Drive Oaks, PA 19456 Wissahickon Skating Club 550 West Willow Grove Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118 Penn Ice Rink…
Friday, December 28, 2012
New York City may have a Waterford Crystal ball, but Pennsylvania towns have their own unique ways to celebrate the New Year.
Pickles? Peeps? Bologna? Pennsylvania has a tradition of dropping and raising some unique items on New Year's Eve. If you want to do something different this year and are willing to take a road trip, take a look a some of the unique objects many central and northern Pennsylvania towns are lifting or lowering. Have a sweet tooth? Hershey raises a kiss, Hummelstown drops a lollipop, and Elizabethtown drops M&Ms. Craving salty snacks? Then the bologna drop in Lebanon or the pickle drop in Dillsburg may be for you. Any of these events are sure to provide a few laughs and a fun story to tell your friends and family. New Year's Eve Drops/Raises in Eastern Pennsylvania What are your plans for New Year's Eve? Do you know of another town that…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Here are some things you may want to know before heading to the mall with your returns.
Chances are after all the gifts are opened, you will have a few things to return. Take a look at the tips below, which will hopefully make your return shopping go more smoothly. Things To Know Before You Go With a receipt, most stores will allow you to return items within 30 to 90 days of purchase. A few stores, like Kohl's, have no time restrictions as long as you keep the receipt. A gift receipt typically means you can exchange or get store credit for the price paid for the item. Returns without a receipt are subject to the store's return policy, which usually means receiving merchandise credit for the lowest selling price of the item. American Apparel, Forever 21, and many seasonal shops and specialty boutiques only offer exchanges …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Some new movies are opening Christmas Day. See what’s out and where it’s playing locally.
The last week of the year is a popular time to head to the movies. You may want to take a break from the holiday festivities to check out one of the three new movies that open on December 25. There are many other popular films in theaters to choose from as well. Moviefone Synopsis: "Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever…
Out with the old and in with the new? Find a good home for your unwanted items.
Chances are you need to clean out some closets to make room for new holiday gifts. Consider donating unwanted items to a local non-profit organization. You can also sell items on eBay with the proceeds benefiting the charity of your choice. Clothing and Household Items eBay Giving Works Any eBay seller, with a current account, can create an eBay Giving Works listing to sell items for charity. You can choose from over 22,000 non-profit organizations to benefit from your sales, including American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity. Goodwill Donations of clothing and household goods can be made at Goodwill locations throughout the Delaware Valley including Berwyn, Phoenixville, and Swarthmore. The sales of …
Monday, December 24, 2012
White Christmas could occur as Santa comes to town.
It might be light, but this Christmas could be white. With a 90 percent chance of precipitation, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 could see some snowfall this year. The National Weather Service predicts a mix of rain, snow and sleet through 4 a.m. Dec. 25. Temperatures will hover around 33 degrees, allowing some chance of Christmas snow. Even if the rain changes to flurries, little to no snow accumulation is expected in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Visit weather.gov for more info on your local forecast.
A list of local businesses open on Christmas
Are you a coffee fiend? Don't worry several Dunkin Donuts locations on Ridge Avenue will be open on Christmas Day starting at 6 a.m. The 24-hour 7-Eleven's on Ridge Avenue don't take off for the holiday either, both will be open regular hours. Although Bob's Diner is closed, the Manayunk Diner will open 10 a.m. on Christmas. Some last minute items you forgot? The Acme in the Andorra Shopping Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the one in the 5900 block of Ridge will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CVS in the 6700 block of Ridge Avenue will be open all 24 hours of Christmas. Super Fresh at the Ivy Ridge Shopping Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Can't wait until dinner? Beijing China and China House will be open on …
Forget something? Find out what your local grocery store hours are for the Christmas holiday.
Many grocery stores have changed their hours for Christmas. If you have last minute grocery shopping to do, you may what to take note of special holiday hours. Below are local store hours for Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. Tredyffrin-Easttown (including Paoli, Berwyn, Devon and Wayne) Acme: 700 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 Acme: 39 Leopard Rd, Paoli, PA 19031 Pathmark: 450 Swedesford Rd, Berwyn, PA 19312 Trader Joe's: 171 E Swedesford Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 Whole Foods Markets: 821 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 Wegmans: 1 Village Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406 Phoenixville Acme: 785 Starr St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Giant: 700 Nutt Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Redner's Warehouse Markets: 202 Schuylkill Road, …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
What service opportunities are available for Christmas Eve and Day in Roxborough Manayunk.
Christian denominations from all backgrounds will celebrate Christmas Friday and Saturday throughout Manayunk and Roxborough. Detailed below are service times for many congregations in the area. If we missed anything, please post in the comments. Bethany Lutheran Church Church of the Holy Family (Roman Catholic) Church of St. Alban Leverington Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue United Methodist Church Roxborough Baptist Church Roxborough Presbyterian Church St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Wissahickon Presbyterian Church