easter egg hunts philadelphia and beyond!
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      Are you hunting for an Easter Egg Hunt for 2012?  Bring your baskets and come check out one of these events in Philly and beyond: This Weekend: Easter Egg Hunt in Narberth Park  Saturday March 31 at 12:45. They even have a “Little Hunt” for the little hunters!  Be sure to arrive early! West Laurel […]

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why this irish girl celebrates kwanzaa
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I first started celebrating Kwanzaa as a teacher in Baltimore City.  All of my students were African-American, and one family celebrated Kwanzaa.  I asked if they would come in and share the tradition with the class.  None of the other kids had ever heard of it.  I loved what I learned, appreciated the spirit of […]

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this weekend: shop, whistle and dance!
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Shop WITHOUT Dropping! Still find yourself looking for holiday presents?  Or maybe you haven’t even started the process?  Don’t panic.    Instead, come check out the Winter Holiday Bazaar at the Torchlight Arts & Culture Center in Germantown this Sunday from 2-8pm.  With music by Royal Majestic Sound and unique handmade gifts and treats, this […]

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top five worth the drive: holiday edition
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Here are 5 sights within an hour of the GAP area that are “worth the drive” (or ride) this time of year, particularly if you carpool… 1. Longwood Gardens! Their illuminated walkways, decorated trees, fountain show and plant-induced splendor is absolutely sure to please young and old alike.  It’s not a “kiddie” experience by any means, […]

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this weekend… lego, santa, cats pjs and dickens!
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So much to do… it’s tough to choose!  Whether you’re looking to celebrate Christmas or hoping to avoid that altogether, there’s plenty to do in and around the NW this weekend… Christmas Activities: It’s a Dickens of a Christmas in Chestnut Hill!  Go back in time to celebrate Christmas old-school.  REALLY old-school.  The Hill will be […]

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The 4th of July Sparkles in Chestnut Hill
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Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Chestnut Hill Bocce Club, the 4th of July in Chestnut Hill was a sparkling success!  As per tradition, the day’s events started out with a flag ceremony.  After the crowd pledged their allegiance, volunteers started lining up the groups for the parade and decorating contest. the Heiress (who […]

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More on the weekend… downtown edition.
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Come on, you know part of the reason you decided to live in this area was its proximity to downtown.  A really great reason, but one that only works if you actually GO downtown!  Check out the listing of the remaining programs from the Welcome America! lineup: http://www.welcomeamerica.com/category/events/ Saturday July 2 Go 4th & Learn […]

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How to Enjoy the Weekend- Locally

Chestnut Hill 4th of July Celebration! This year marks the 95th annual Fourth of July parade and Celebration in Chestnut Hill.  Families gather at the intersection of Devon Street and Hartwell Lane for a recitation and flag raising at 9:00 a.m., followed by children parading down Hartwell Lane to the Water Tower Center (a nice […]

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Worth the Drive/Ride: Holiday Edition
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Here are 4 sights within an hour’s drive of the GAP area that are “worth the drive” this time of year, particularly if you carpool… 1. Longwood Gardens! Their illuminated walkways, decorated trees, fountain show and plant-induced splendor is absolutely sure to please young and old alike.  It’s not a “kiddie” experience by any means, but […]

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Let’s Shop: Phillies Event This Weekend!

You and the kids still haven’t gotten enough of the Phillies yet? I know we haven’t. The Phillies have set up a special event this weekend where the fans can pose with the World Series trophy and “Phanta Claus.” At 5pm on Saturday, they are even lighting up the stadium and a special tree. So, […]

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This Weekend… Happy Halloween!!!

Ewok v. Yoda Halloween-related Activities: Halloween Scary Stories at Stagecrafters Theater 8130 Germantown Avenue Friday October 29th   7:00 pm  and Saturday, October 30th, 2:00 & 7:00 pm Stop in for a dramatic readings of spooky tales for both children and adults: magic show, costume contests & prizes!  Evening performances at 7 p.m. on Friday […]

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Wanna Be Scared? Or Sorta?

Seeing as it’s the time of year for scares and shivers, here’s a shortlist of ideas for being scared out of your mind, scared a good bit, scared in good fun, or just kinda amused by spooky decorations… Scared out of your MIND!  The best venue for this category is none other than the Terror […]

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Get Creative at the Morris Arboretum… Design your own Scarecrow!

Why not participate in the third annual Scarecrow Design contest? All entries are displayed on the “Scarecrow Walk” at Morris Arboretum from Saturday, October 2nd (the day before the Fall Festival) through Sunday, October 17th.  The Arboretum provides the frame, hay, burlap and twine and the rest is up to you! Registration deadline | Friday, September […]

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Remembrance and Fun on Memorial Day

Though it can feel like just another well-earned day off, Memorial Day is ultimately about fun and remembrance.  Here are some family-friendly activities around the city that will allow you to do both: Port Richmond Memorial Day Parade: 9:45am.  Starts at Thompson St. and Allegheny Ave… people start lining up along the route before 9am. Lawn […]

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