Wednesday, January 9, 2013
It's a busy week and weekend in and around Media Patch. See what's going on.
Baby, it's cold outside but there are still plenty of fun things to do in the area. Here is a list of local events happening around town. What are you doing this weekend? 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll American Revolution Reading and Lecture Series Free Electronic Waste Recycling Collection Fashion Illustration Workshop Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Check out some of Media Patch's best photos and videos from 2012.
It is true that a picture can say a thousand words so view our photo gallery of just a few of Media Patch's 2012 photos. Then take a look at a few of our more popular videos too. Happy Holidays.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Anna Ivanova will dance with International Ballet Classique at Neumann University.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Find some greater Media area Etsy sellers of jewelry, locally-themed T-shirts and other handcrafted goods you can buy in time for the holidays.
We all know the advantages of shopping locally: It's an investment in your community, an important way to keep money local during trying economic times, and a way to lessen your carbon footprint. But, what if you prefer to do your shopping from the sofa? Never fear: there are still ways to shop close to home without actually leaving home. Etsy, a website for vintage and handmade wares, is a great resource for the online shopper. The site has sellers from all over the world, but includes an Etsy Local page where you can select your location and only shop close to home. Check out the lists below for jewelry, paintings, hats, accessories, clothing and other holiday gift ideas—all made in the Media Patch area and surrounding region. For gifts …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Capturing Christmas lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights. You could win $100,000.
We put up holiday lights to see how pretty they look when it gets dark. You want to capture those lights on your camera, but getting those lights to look right in your pictures can be more of a challenge than you bargained for. Professional photographers have lot of experience and cameras with all sorts of settings that most of us wouldn’t know what to do with. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there. Use these tips to take a picture of your holiday lights. Post the picture to Media Patch’s Deck the Halls contest page and you could win $100,000 for Rose Tree Media School District. Want to get more technical than that? Here are some other resources for taking holiday photographs.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Atlanta-based CARE, Habitat for Humanity and Project GRAD Atlanta are among the nonprofits trying to encourage people to pause in their shopping and find a way to help others.
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet _ Giving Tuesday. The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thanksgiving isn't the reason for the high price of this turkey. Find out what makes this bird so pricey.
As Thanksgiving draws closer by the day, you may be preparing to buy your bird and wondering what the turkey will cost you. In Chestnut Hill, they have a very special turkey that will cost you $28,000. At the Philadelphia Print Shop, an 1860 chromolithograph of a turkey by John James Audobon titled “Wild Turkey. Male. American Cane" hangs prominently on the wall. Even though the print is a second edition, it is actually more rare than the first edition, according to Jane Toczek, who works in the shop. "The first edition in the same size was made in London. The second was made in New York in 1860, but the printing was never completed because most of the clients for this type of print lived in the South," Tozcek said. "New York couldn't do …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Victoria Mayo, who plays Tracy Turnblad, steals the show, according to philly.com.
The winner of The Media Theatre's Best Bouffant Contest has been announced and the show continues to bring its big hair and big voices to the stage through November 4. If you haven't checked out the show for yourself yet, here is a philly.com review of the show saying, "(the cast's) bright, proud voices (bubble) through the poppy tunes." The review also says Victoria Mayo, who plays Tracy Turnblad, steals the show. "For two-and-a-half hours, I found it impossible not to watch her sing," reviewer and writer Jim Rutter says. Click here for more details on Hairspray's show times and tickets.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
What's going on in and around Media Patch this weekend.
This weekend is all about the arts. Shop or just browse original art from local artists at the 10th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. Check out an art exhibit at a local gallery or enjoy some big band music at the mall. And if the fine arts aren't for you, there's always football. Check out our best bets below for the activities to hit this weekend and early next week. Fine Arts and Crafts Festival Concert Series at Granite Run Mall Art Exhibition "Wind & Air" Temple vs. PSU Football Viewing Party