Tuesday, December 25, 2012
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen… but did you know that Christmas trees are edible?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, according to someone. And even though that someone isn’t on our list of fun facts, there’s plenty of other Christmas trivia to brighten this holiday season. So settle down with a mug of egg nog and enjoy our gift to you, these 10 things you probably didn’t know about Christmas: 1. Your Christmas tree is edible. Well, unless it’s made of plastic. The bark of evergreen trees is not only edible, but is actually a pretty good source of Vitamin C. Just don’t eat the pinecones. And speaking of trees… 2. The average Christmas tree takes seven years to grow to a height of 6 to 7 feet. ...and is used for about two weeks. That means, if you were born today, and a tree was planted today, you’d be in second …
Special Christmas-themed movies, cartoons and TV shows will fill the airwaves on Dec. 25
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
If your holiday plans include settling down to watch TV and relax, here's a list of Christmas specials. Tuesday's selections range from "Matchmaker Santa" and other holiday movies showing all day on the Hallmark Channel to cartoon specials such as "Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale."
Thursday, December 20, 2012
If you haven't gone already, this is your last weekend to enjoy some of the best holiday events right here in our area.
Christmas Tree Sale Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 153 Where/when: Kmart, 176 W. Street Rd, Feasterville Trevose, Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Why go: A Lower Southampton Boy Scout Troop will be selling fresh-cut Christmas trees. They will have Douglas Firs and Fraser Firs in all sizes & shapes in addition to a 'Stand Straight' tree drill. They will be able to help you secure your tree to your car. Cost: Prices vary—cash only. AOY Small Works Show Where/when: AOY Art Center, 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Why go: Come meet the artists, have some refreshments and view 100 small works (6"x6"), handcrafted in a large variety of media in this historic farmhouse on Patterson Farm. Proceeds benefit …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Get in the spirit of the holidays with these local weekend events.
AOY Small Works Show Opening Reception Where/when: AOY Art Center, 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Why go: Come meet the artists, have some refreshments and view 100 small works (6"x6"), handcrafted in a large variety of media in this historic farmhouse on Patterson Farm. Proceeds benefit AOY Art Center educational programs and improvements. Cost: Free 7th Annual Bucks County Holiday Treefest Where/when: Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Rd, Bensalem, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Why go: The Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem transforms into a wintry wonderland as the main gallery becomes home to the 7th Annual Bucks County Holiday Treefest. Cost: Free Holiday Light Show …