Thursday, January 3, 2013
Is your Christmas tree ready for disposal? Find trash pick up schedules here.
The presents have been unwrapped and decorations are coming down and it's time to get rid of that giant tree dropping pine needles all over your living room floor. Christmas is over. Below is a schedule for when your municipality will be picking up Christmas trees for disposal. Edgmont Township Residents in Edgmont Township are responsible for their own trash removal services so please check with your private hauler for Christmas tree disposal details. Nearby, Wedgewood Gardens, is collecting trees to be recycled. Drop trees off between from January 3 through 11. Media Borough Residents can place their trees curbside and a truck will come around to pick it up. There is no designated day for tree disposal. A tree removal truck will come…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Tips for getting the presents your loved ones want without having to hoof it from the Delaware Valley to the North Pole.
Santa’s awesome, but he doesn’t always deliver the hottest toys of the season on demand to the Philadelphia area, no matter how nicely we ask. If the kids – or wannabe kids – in your life happen to have their hearts set on presents that are hard to come by, it can be torturous running from store to store only to find what they really want just isn’t available. Whether your little girl has her sights on the latest Lalaloopsy, your son wants a Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister or that “big baby” in your life is yearning for a copy of Halo 4, here are some ideas on how to track down what’s in demand without putting miles and miles on your vehicle in the process: Tips for Shopping in Town If you hate ordering online and love the gratification of …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for Rose Tree Media School District and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/media from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
When you give a child or a teen a book, you are creating a memory that will last a lifetime. What’s more, books offer so many options. Are you trying to find a book for an early reader? Choose a picture book or a Great Beginner Read. Does your grandchild love non-fiction? Take a look at the Great Family Reads section. Has your niece read every book known to man? There are some brand new books on this list that she may not have seen yet. Do you struggle to find just the right book to entice your child to read? These selections are sure kid-pleasers that will meet any interest. The ReadKiddoRead holiday gift list has something for everyone: realistic fiction, science fiction, and non-fiction; animal stories, mythology and adventures; sad …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Police and PennDOT are joining forces to keep the roads safe this holiday season.
Information provided by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Harrisburg – PennDOT and police statewide are joining forces for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an initiative including seat-belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. The operation is under way, beginning with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement. Through the New Year, police will also use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving aggressively or driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. “Every year we see an increase in travel during the holiday season, and unfortunately we also see more crashes,” PennDOT …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Here's where to find some of the best deals on Cyber Monday.
Black Friday has come and gone, but you still may be able to save big with stores nearby and far away by connecting with them online today, because it's Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday differs from Black Friday in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are just a few stores that are …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Let everyone see just how hard you worked.
Putting together a Thanksgiving feast is no simple feat. Between the shopping and the cooking, there’s barely time left to set the table and make everything just right. If you’ve gone above and beyond with your spread this year, Patch invites you to show off your hard work. Just upload your Thanksgiving dinner photos to the gallery. Be sure to share tell everyone what the special dishes are you served up, too. And, if your dinner table setting and decorations rival something Martha Stewart might whip up, we invite you to show those off, too. To share your photos, just login to your user account and click on the white and green button at the top of this article. Happy holidays.
How much is too much to spend on children and teens?
As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. Do you set spending limits on the presents you buy for your children? How much is …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Share your best recipes for after the Thanksgiving feast.
Dinner’s done and the only thing more stuffed than the bird is you. Now the question becomes: What to do with all those leftovers? While many say simple reheating is all that’s necessary to have a “day after” feast, others have elaborate recipes for turning Thanksgiving leftovers into gourmet delights. From savory turkey soups to sinfully delicious pot pies and mile-high sandwiches, everyone has their own ideas on what to do with what’s leftover. The Food Network even has an entire recipe collection dedicated to the topic. Ardmore Patch blogger Adrian Seltzer shared some suggestions last year: chili, stuffing patties, Thanksgiving wraps, curried turkey salad and soup, including a recipe for Hill of Beans Soup. What are your favorite …
Friday, November 23, 2012
This weekend is a big one for moviegoers. See what’s out and where it’s playing locally.
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Friday, November 23, 2012
The Thanksgiving celebration is over. You have a long weekend and you either don’t want to shop, or you need a break from it. People all over the country will pack their families into the car and head to the movie theater. Three new movies opened Wednesday and many popular films are still in theaters. Moviefone Synopsis: "'Rise of the Guardians' is an epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost - legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere…