Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The public is welcome to come along with The Regional Association of Campania.
The food. The canals. The art. The history. Whatever your reason for going, Italy can make a wonderful vacation destination. One Montgomery County-based organization is planning such a trip for this summer. The Regional Association of Campania in PA (RAC) will host a trip to Italy this year, and all are invited to come along for the ride. According to the Web site, RAC was founded in Norristown in 2000 to "enhance, promote, educate and augment the diffusion of Italian Culture in collaboration with the culture and tourism of the Campania Region." The organization will be leading a 15-day trip for the summer months. From June 27 through July 11 vacationers can visit: • Montella • Amalfi coast • Capri • Sorrento • Padre Pio (Pietrelcina BN…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Wildwood's beaches will stay cost-free this summer.
The chill of a code blue in mid-February makes many yearn for the hot days of summer. As residents from Montgomery County start to make Jersey Shore plans, they'll be happy to know more cash won't have to come out of their pockets to hit the beach. According to a report by The Philly Post, Wildwood city officials decided this week that they would not approve an admission fee program on its beaches this summer. CBS Philly reports said Mayor Ernie Troiano was in favor of the fees. He felt that with the city's shortfalls in budget could be covered by the new beach fees. "You have people who will sit there and chop your head off because their taxes are too high,” he said to CBS, "and then you try to create a revenue source and then they chop …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Find the cheapest gas in Hatboro-Horsham.
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- Jerry Brahm
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The week-over-week, month-over-month and year-over-year price increases for gasoline are expected to reverse themselves following Labor Day, when summer vacations end and school begins, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. In the Montgomery and Bucks area, gas went up 1.9 cents since last week and about 17.9 cents since last month. That works out to 13.8 cents higher than last year at this time. Locally, the cheapest price for regular is $3.68 at Sacchetta Bros. Service Station, 555 N. York Road in Hatboro. If you spotted a better price, tell us in comments. 8/21/12 WEEK AGO YEAR AGO National $3.717 $3.702 $3.573 Pennsylvania $3.729 $3.686 $3.570 Montgomery/Bucks Area $3.788 $3.629 $3.483 Lehigh Valley $3.676 $3.629 $3.483
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Finding the perfect place to vacation is a bit of trial and error. In Lucy's case, a little more error.
Our family inherited a time share from my in-laws, Gretchen and Normie. In addition to the place you originally buy at, you have the option to trade your house in for another home in a different part of the states. For that matter, you can trade to vacation in another country. It’s a good thing that while I grew up, my family traveled all over the world (dad in the military); I love it and would travel to another country in an instant. My family, however, has the attention span of toddlers on crack. If our destination takes longer than three hours to get to, we pass. We go to the mountains in the fall and the shore in the spring. And by the shore, I mean Jersey. None of those fancy Maryland or Delaware beaches for us! So when the kids …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the best beaches.
Friday, May 25, 2012
With Memorial Day fast approaching, it's time to get ready for the best time of the year: beach season. Wondering how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? Curious on where to park, if your dog is allowed on the boards, if you have to head back to the car for food and drink? All the answers are right here. Just click on the beach names below or on the right for full information on the Jersey Shore's beaches. Barnegat Light Barnegat Light offers a touch of history with the beach experience, as it's home to 'Old Barney' — a lighthouse dating to 1859 at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Seasonal beach badges are currently available for $35. Senior citizens, ages 65 and older, can purchase a seasonal pass for $8. Weekly badges …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Montco Mommy looks to balance summer activities with her job.
I feel like there are two extreme mommy views on summer. On the one hand, you have moms that are dreading the kids being off. They are worried about childcare costs and schedules. They fret them being home for long (read “boring”) hours, with no set goals, homework or routines. On the other hand, I know moms that have been planning their summers for months. They have each minute excitedly planned out for the full season. They cannot wait for that bus to come on the last day of school, and joyfully anticipate spending warm, quality time with their children. I guess between those extremes somewhere is me. I am glad my son will be home. This was, in first-grade, his first time being out of the house all day long. This September, those six to …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
With all the necessities packed in, there's almost not enough room for the family.
The heat wave that the whole country is experiencing is hopefully nearing an end. September and cooler weather is just weeks away – and I couldn't be happier. Not only because of the weather, but because it heralds our fall vacation. Every year in September, we head up to the Pocono Mountains for our family vacation near Bushkill Falls. It's a quiet house in a quiet neighborhood by a quiet lake. Until the Kells family gets there. But that's a story for another time. There are mondo amounts of packing to be done for a family of five, and since I hate to be without something, I pack everything. Matt is fond of telling me that we're not visiting the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the High Arctic, where the nearest store is 400 miles …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Why must stress always precede a well-deserved vacation?
It is total meltdown mode. This week was complete Murphy’s Law. For those that aren’t familiar, in short it means that everything that can go wrong, will. And, for me, it seems I can never get out of town on vacation without the week prior going to hell in a hand basket. Someone is trying to make sure I am at maximum stress before I am allowed to de-stress in any way. This week, as you saw from my last column, started with my 5-year-old son smashing our television screen. (No, we still haven’t gotten a new one, and no he hasn’t quite worked off his debt, despite generous contributions from the grandparents.) From there, we had a flat tire in the truck. This is the truck, of course, we are driving nine people to the airport in, too. Right …