Wednesday, July 4, 2012
See where you can pick up some burgers, or take a dip before catching fireworks.
Here's a list of what’s open and closed today, in celebration of Independence Day. Forgot the hot dogs for today's cookout, or looking to cool off afterward? Fear not, local grocery stores - and community pools - are open today. Open: Giant Food Store in Horsham will be open regular hours (round-the-clock) Acme, which is located at 200 Blair Mill Road in Horsham, will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The outdoor pool at the Hatboro Area YMCA will be open today from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. A cookout is slated for 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The YMCA will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, juice and paper products. Members are asked to bring something to share. Hatboro Memorial Pool will be open from noon until 9 p.m. Hideaway Swim Club will be open from 12:…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Events include history, film, music and more under one Independence Day umbrella.
If there is any American town that would know something about Independence Day, it would have to be Philadelphia. So it isn't surprising that this city has scheduled 10 days worth of attractions to celebrate the Fourth of July. Elizabeth Evans, spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Wawa Welcome America event, said the multiple-day activities - which span June 25 through July 4 - is "the nation’s largest, free July Fourth festival in the heart of America's birthplace.” “There's no other place nationwide where families can experience the 'largest free concert in America'; two breathtaking fireworks displays; a 'Go 4th and Learn' series offering free educational and interactive programs for young children and their parents; a day-long 'Party on …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
For this mommy, there's nothing like stretching out on a blanket and watching fireworks.
I love the Fourth of July. It is my favorite holiday. Why? Because, I believe, it is so simple. I wouldn’t call myself overly patriotic. I mean, I love my country, and I admire all of the amazing people that make it what it is. But, I wouldn’t say it is the day’s actual purpose that makes me love it. Instead, I think it is nearly the only holiday, all year long, that we get to spend as a family, but not have to do anything besides relax. There’s the food for example. There is no major meal that has to be prepared. Sure, some neighborhood barbecues might come to pass, but that’s just for fun. There is no family obligation involved. You can just grill up a burger or a dog, and you’re ready to go. This mommy will take a hot dog and a cold …
Monday, July 4, 2011
American flags are the decoration of choice for Fourth of July.
Happy Fourth of July Hatboro and Horsham!
1. Be sure to check out the Independence Day Celebration in Abington. Come at 9 p.m. to watch fireworks light up the sky. 2. Recipe: For your Fourth of July picnic, let someone else bring the potato salad and deviled eggs. You’ll bring the Star Spangled Fruit Tart. This very delicious dessert is made with blueberries and strawberries, which are perfectly ripe this time of year. 3. For your tart fruit or any recipe this Fourth of July, be sure to buy locally grown for the best ripeness that is rich in flavor. Pennypack Farm supports local produce to make sure you get the best. 4. Fireworks history: The first Firecrackers were invented by the Han Dynasty in 200BC as a way to scare off evil spirits. After the accidental discovery of gunpowder…
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Government offices and most banks will not be open on Monday.
Thinking about picking up a bottle of bubbly on your way to a cookout Monday? If so, you may be out of luck because all of the state's Wine and Spirits shops, including a location in Hatboro, will be closed Monday. See what else is open and closed this holiday. Governmental offices: Around town: Grocery stores:
Patch took to the streets of Hatboro and Horsham to find out.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Loud noises and bright light can cause panic for many animals.
Along with plans to celebrate our nation's birthday, this holiday weekend can be a terrifying one for our animal companions. Both dogs and cats can become distressed from the added commotion and noise from fireworks and celebrations. “Animals are more sensitive to sound and they react with a fight or flight response,” said Erika Floyd of Hatboro, owner of Passionate 4 People and Pets. Floyd said we never know how a dog will react to fireworks. In an otherwise calm animal, the loud noise and flashing lights could cause extreme behavior. A dog that is new to your family, Floyd said, might be even more afraid. She said that while we want to include our pets in this holiday celebration, it is best to leave them home where they feel safe and …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Even though Hatboro and Horsham do not host Fourth of July festivities, plenty of other neighboring towns mark the holiday with fireworks and fun activities.
America’s birthday party gets underway this weekend. While the Fourth of July is Monday, there are plenty of opportunities to catch some fireworks and enjoy various patriotic festivities all weekend long. Here are a few options for celebrating Independence Day locally this long weekend: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY
Thursday, June 30, 2011
District attorney, sheriff ask public to leave fireworks displays to professionals
The staccato pops of strings of firecrackers are already audible throughout many neighborhoods in Hatboro and Horsham, but county officials want to remind you: they are against the law. Firecrackers, along with "pinwheels, torpedoes, jumping jacks, skyrockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial fireworks, blockbusters and cherry bombs," are illegal fireworks under the state's Health and Safety Act, the district attorney's office said in a press release. "Anyone who uses, sells or transports these materials without the appropriate permit is subject to arrest on charges of illegal transportation of explosive devices, risking a catastrophe, arson, assault and other charges stemming from the use of fireworks," the statement said. The …