By Betsy Natter Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Have you made a resolution to read more books this year? The start of a new year is often a great time to try a new hobby while seeking out new social opportunities too. Many local businesses offer a range of short term classes [...]
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By Betsy Natter Cold weather is here so it is perfectly fitting that January is also National Soup Month. A hot bowl of soup and thick slice of fresh baked bread is truly a comforting way to spend a cold winter day or night. Whether a basic chicken noodle, a creamy squash or a spicy [...]
By Betsy Natter No matter the year, striving for a more healthy lifestyle is always near the top of the list for New Year’s resolutions. According to a 2018 survey of resolutions, 45 percent of Americans surveyed said they wanted to get in shape or lose weight over the coming year. If that’s you, remember [...]
(Photo from montcopa.org) The New Year is here and many of us are wondering how to shed extra pounds gained over the last month. Or maybe, you have a renewed commitment to better health in 2019! If the gym isn’t your idea of exercise fun, here are several other ideas for getting and [...]
By Betsy Natter If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate the New Year with your kids before you head out for the night, we’ve got you covered. Here are five great ideas for spending some awesome family time on New Year’s Eve (day)! Family Bowling Bash – Limerick Bowl 653 W. Ridge Pk., [...]
By Betsy Natter Looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year that's different than your usual date with the TV and slippers? Check out these spots in MontCo - everything from dancing to playing sports, to enjoying fine dining - where you can ring in 2019. Take your pick! Party Spots New [...]
By Betsy Natter The holiday season is filled with the giving and receiving of gifts. It’s also a time filled with frenzied shopping, crazy deals and jammed parking lots and malls. Six years ago, a group of people came up with #GivingTuesday as a way to counter the commercialism that so often takes over the [...]
By Betsy Natter It’s soon time for Hanukkah, the Jewish celebration also known as the Festival of Lights. The eight day festival remembers the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. It takes place this year from sundown Sunday, December 2nd to sundown, Monday, December 10th. Each night of the celebration another candle is lit on [...]
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has been around since the 1950s and has become a household phrase associated with great deals and holiday shopping. But only in recent years have businesses also promoted other days like Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. This year, Small Business Saturday takes place on Nov. 24, [...]
It’s hard to believe but the year’s biggest and most widely decorated holidays are coming up fast. To help get you ready, two of Montgomery County’s parks are sponsoring a variety of great craft workshops. Learn how to design and create seasonal decorations using materials from nature while enjoying a fun afternoon. Spaces are limited [...]