Friday, December 30, 2011
The kids might not be up long enough to watch the ball drop, but there's plenty for them (and you) to do this weekend.
If you have young children, chances are the way you ring in the New Year has adjusted over the years. These days, you are looking for a fun way to include the family, and still have a good time. It also may be that you won’t make it to midnight at all. Instead of a major bash, you are seeking a family-friendly way to celebrate New Year’s Day and welcome 2012 with the kids along for the ride. But, in the Greater Philadelphia region, where can you head with the children? The Garden State Discovery Museum, in Cherry Hill, N.J. will ring in the New Year at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, with a family-friendly day of fun planned. The museum plans to close at 5:30 p.m. that day, but will ring in 2012 “kid style” with singing, …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This pork tenderloin pairs perfectly with sauerkraut for the traditional lucky New Years meal.
The Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of pork and sauerkraut as your first meal of the New Year has been something my family has done since I’m little. “Pork and Kraut” when eaten as your first meal of the New Year is said to bring you luck and prosperity. In my family, that tradition has taken many forms, from pork chops to hot dogs. And, now that I am out of the house, something that I have continued. Does it bring me luck and prosperity? Well, I’m not so sure about that, but I continue to eat the traditional New Year’s meal just in case. Serve up this yummy pork with a big bowl of mashed potatoes and piled high with 'kraut for a lucky New Year. Happy New Year to you and your family! Ingredients Directions
Friday, December 31, 2010
Upper Moreland Police Chief Thomas Nestel wants you to have a safe, happy and jail-free New Year!
In the midst of the New Year's revelry, it may be a little too easy to overlook a few simple steps that should be taken in order to ensure a truly happy new year. Upper Moreland Police Chief Thomas Nestel offers his advice on how to safely celebrate 2011: I hope that everyone has a fantastic New Year's Eve. The Upper Moreland P.D. has additional personnel [including the chief] working on New Year's Eve solely because of the unfortunate reality of drunk driving on that night. There will be no breaks. There will be no second chances. There will be prosecution, public embarrassment and personal shame for those that are arrested for drunk driving. Understand that for many people, 2-3 drinks will put them over the legal limit for driving. I …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Thinking of wiping the slate clean this New Year? Before deciding on what you think needs some improvement, have a look at what the Earth has done in the past to wipe Her slate.
Whether you stick to your New Year's resolution or not, the concept is to pick something about yourself that you feel needs some improvement. It's a chance to "wipe the slate clean." In fact, it may be surprising to know that "Mother Earth" has also wiped her slate clean about seven times in the history of life on earth. According to discovery.com, this has occurred in a series of extinction-level events (ELEs). Some may even call them mass-extinction events. The first occurred approximately 2.5 to 2.2 billion years ago. Wiping the slate clean 1: poisonous oxygen At this point in time, all life on the planet consisted of single-celled anaerobic protobacteria. These tiny bacteria lived and metabolized food in a near oxygen-free …