Sunday, January 1, 2012
What will you do differently in 2012?
Happy New Year! It's 2012, now what are you going to do differently this year? Are you going to really start going to the gym this year? Eat healthy, save your money, be more patient, get more involved in the community? What is your New Year's resolution? Tell us in the comments section.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Results from Patch's New Year's poll.
Throughout Northwest Philadelphia and suburbs, Patch polled readers to find the best New Year's spots in our towns and neighborhoods. After four days of voting, the winners have come in. Check out who won below and let us know what you think by commenting. Also, come back Tuesday for next week's poll—best new business of 2011. Media: Downtown Media Ball Drop Radnor: Georges', 503 West Lancaster Ave., Wayne Tredyffrin-Easttown: Great American Pub, 516 King St., Paoli Marple Newtown: Newtown Grill, 191 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square Haverford-Havertown: Oakmont National Pub, 31 East Eagle Road, Havertown Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood: A La Maison, 53 West Lancaster Ave., Ardmore Narberth-Bala Cynwyd: Greeks, 239 Haverford Ave., …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Patch details several regional options to welcome in 2012.
New Year's Eve is a happening night all around the Delaware Valley. Many towns and neighborhoods boast numerous Dec. 31 offerings. Below is a large, but hardly comprehensive, list of festivities in parts of Northwest Philadelphia, the Main Line, and suburban Montgomery and Delaware counties. Please add other options in the comments. Downtown Media Ball Drop Location: West State and South Jackson Streets, Media Time: 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost: Free Summary: Snow or shine, downtown Media presents live, outdoor music and a ball drop at midnight. Philly Gumbo performs. Link New Year's Eve at the Hedgerow Location: Hedgerow Studio. 64 Rose Valley Road, Media Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $35 Summary: Take in a show to end 2011. The theater presents…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Patch brings you some of the best and brightest parties and festivals around the area to ring in 2011.
Should old acquaintances be forgot… It’s that time again, time to make a toast and look forward to another year. There are many events going on around town that are fun and family-friendly, too. Patch has a few suggestions where you can toast to 2012. 1.Media Ball Drop Where/When: W. State and Jackson Streets, Saturday at 11 p.m. Why Go: Come one, come all to the annual ball drop in Media. It’s a "snow or shine" event. There’s live music by Philly Gumbo and the big countdown and ball drop at midnight. Pricing: Free 2. New Year’s Eve at the Hedgerow Where/When: Hedgerow Studio, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Why Go: There will be a special New Year’s Eve performance of Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class, featuring Micki Sharpe. She’ll showcase …
Check out these gingerbread houses of all shapes and sizes that were found in the greater Philadelphia area.
Gingerbread houses come in all shapes, sizes and textures. Some you can eat, and some just look pretty. Check out these gingerbread houses found throughout the greater Philadelphia area.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Where is the best spot to spend New Year's Eve?
Voting has closed. The Media Patch winner is the Downtown Media Ball Drop. View all of the Best Of Media Patch winners here. View all of the regional winners here. Media Patch wants to know where the best spot is to spend New Year's Eve? What's your favorite, a local restaurant or bar, the downtown Media ball drop, a house party, or is it Koffee Korner for breakfast New Year's Day? Vote for your favorite in the survey below. If there is a tie for a winner, the place with the most positive comments will break the tie. Or is there another local spot that we missed? Tell us in the comments section below. Also, be sure to check out and vote for the best New Year's Eve spot in Marple Newtown Patch and Haverford-Havertown Patch. Poll ends at 4 p…
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Check out where the best places to buy Christmas trees are.
Throughout Northwest Philadelphia and suburbs, Patch polled readers to find the best places to buy Christmas trees in our towns and neighborhoods. After four days of voting, the winners have come in. Check out who won below and let us know what you think by commenting. Also, come back Tuesday for next week's poll—best New Year's spots. Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill Flower and Garden, 7639 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia Mt. Airy: At the corner of Ivy Hill Road and Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia Roxborough-Manayunk: Gorgas Park, Ridge and Leverington Avenues, Philadelphia Plymouth-Whitemarsh: Lincoln Fire Company, 252 Roberts Ave., Conshohocken Media: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media Marple Newtown: Boy Scouts Christmas Tree …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Here’s a rundown of the closings around town.
This year, the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holidays fall on a weekend, which affects the regular hours of government offices, as well as local businesses. Government buildings are normally closed on the weekends anyway, however Delaware County will observe the holiday on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26, and will be closed then as well. In the meantime, while most businesses are closed on Christmas Day, some have limited hours on Christmas Eve. There are several stores open for your last-minute gift shopping, or meal-preparation needs. If you are looking for a quick getaway from the holiday chaos, the movie theatres are open, and are rolling out several new releases the last week of the year. The following is a list of what is …
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 for Rose Tree Media schools.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the Rose Tree Media School District. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s public school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Do you what a school district can buy for $100,000? Here’s how the contest works. Beginning Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge who will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Many retailers such as Toys R Us now offer a convenient way to share wish lists with online gift registries, but an expert says beware the pitfalls of electronic gift-seeking.
If you’re still stumped about gifts for those last few people on your Christmas list, you might want to check their online gift registries. Yes, the traditional letter to Santa might still be the preferred method of dropping hints about what kids — or kids at heart — want for Christmas. But some are opting for store registries and wish lists as a way to convey holiday hints to friends and family. There are lots of options for those who find the convenience of wish lists appealing. Brick-and-mortar retail stores like Toys R Us in Middletown offer registries that go beyond just wedding and baby gifts. And online retailers like Amazon give consumers the option of creating wish lists year round to give friends and relatives gift ideas. Some …