Thursday, December 27, 2012
Got bored kids? Here are some ideas to help keep your kids happy over winter break.
Here are 10 fun ways to keep kids from toddlers to teens entertained and off screens during the upcoming holiday break. Day trip adventure: Meagan Buckmaster-Ross of Duvall, WA is an art teacher and author of the parenting blog An Adventure Every Day. Buckmaster-Ross, who has four kids between the ages of seven and 17, says your adventures can take you outdoors to local parks or indoors to a museum or other kid-friendly attractions. Either way, you should pack your car with the essentials for the day. This includes food and beverages, mittens and hats, and extra tops and pants in case kids get muddy or wet. She also carries clipboards, paper, markers, color pencils, crayons and an assortment of fruit suckers to pass out occasionally as …
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."
Certain businesses and government offices in the Lower Southampton area will have special holiday hours this Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
No wine for you: All liquor stores in Pennsylvania will be shuttered by 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 8 p.m. on New Years’ Eve, by decree of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Friday, December 21, 2012
If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in the Lower Southampton area for great last-minute gift ideas.
With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress: Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.
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 …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten ahold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Hi friends! I'm the Patch Elf on the Shelf. Call me Patchy. I've heard about more of my friends hanging around the area lately, and I wondered what they were up to. Could their families post pictures here on Lower Southampton Patch to show me? I'd love to catch up with them. We all go back to Santa on Christmas Eve, but in the meantime, we'll be watching you! Cheers, Patchy the Elf Add your photo by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Lower Southampton.
If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25. Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service. The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the Lower Southampton post office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Method Last day to ship First Class Mail Thursday, Dec. 20 Priority Mail Friday, Dec. 21 Express Mail Saturday, Dec. 22 FEDEX Method Last day to ship FedEx Express Saver Wednesday, Dec. 19 FedEx 2Day Thursday, Dec. 20 FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Neshaminy School District schools will be closed for several days for the holidays.
The Neshaminy School District will close its schools for the holidays. Students last day of class before the holidays is this Friday, Dec. 21. Then, the holiday break will begin Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. Schools will remain closed until New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. Students will return back to school Wednesday, Jan. 2.