Thursday, March 28, 2013
Crayola Experience in Easton will reopen in May with new features for kids to enjoy.
What will you get if you head to Easton, Northampton County to the new Crayola Experience? Ink that puffs up when you heat it. A 40-foot wall of crayon bins. An 85-foot water attraction. Those are all among the new features kids will be able to see and take part in when the Crayola Experience reopens in May. The children's tourist destination closed for renovations in mid-February, but on Tuesday, the company gave a tour of its soon-to-be-upgraded building to members of the media and local officials. "This really is going to be a reimagined facility," said Victoria Lozano, Crayola's VP of corporate strategy and development, who led the tour. Stops along the way included a look at a new two-story playground, and the Water Works, an 85-foot-…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Delco's stories of secret pleasure are coming to Newtown Square.
Got a guilty pleasure that you are dying to get off your chest? Want to hear someone else's story of secret shame? Burlap and Bean is hosting the third Delco Story Slam of the season on March 27, with the theme of "Guilty Pleasures." Here's what the Story Slam has to say about the event, as posted on their website. "We all have something we secretly enjoy when nobody is watching … Oh, we know there are stories out there and Delco has them!" The event is scheduled for March 27 at 7 p.m. Get more information on the Story Slam here, and get more info on Burlap and Bean here.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Highway billboards will show the pieces and invite tipsters.
FBI officials announced Monday they know who committed one of the biggest art heists in history, but they still need the public's help to locate $500 million worth of missing artwork, some of which they believe is in the Philadelphia area. The heist, which happened at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, led to the theft of 13 works of art by by Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Govaert Flinck, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet. Two thieves dressed as Boston Police officers infiltrated the museum, tied up the guards, and stole the artwork, according to the FBI. And for many years, that's where the case went cold. But thanks to a tip that came in in 2010, 20 years after the theft, FBI officials now believe the stolen artwork may be in …
Monday, February 25, 2013
A Marple Newtown High School senior surprised his friend at Panera Bread with a song and dance prom proposal.
BROOMALL–It appears as though the students at Marple Newtown High School are getting more creative each year as prom time rolls around. You remember last year's sweet viral video of then Marple Newtown senior Wil Kauffman, who surprised his girlfriend during AP Physics class with a song and dance prom proposal. But, this year, Marple Newtown senior Evan Ronen recently surprised his friend Lauren Thomas, who was dining with Morgan Constantino, at Panera Bread with his own surprise prom proposal. The five high school seniors–Anthony Rosanio, Joe Vegso, Craig Hamilton, Brendan Morrow, and Ronen–walk into Panera Bread–clad in collared shirts, bowties, and ties–each with a letter taped to the back of their shirts. When the boys dance and turn …
'Silver Linings Playbook' scored big in Delco Sunday night but not so much at the Oscars
The Llanerch Diner, where one famous scene of the film Silver Linings Playbook was shot was packed to capacity Sunday night. The legally allowed limit of 80 patrons at one time watched, waited and was prepared to celebrate eight Oscar wins with champagne toasts. In the end only one of the eight nominees took home a statue. Jennifer Lawrence took home the Academy Award for Best Actress, in part for the acting work she did at the Llanerch diner one fall evening back in 2011. In a night that saw Oscar gold spread among many of the nominees, no single film dominated. That includes Silver Linings Playbook. That didn't damp the enthusiasm at the Llanerch or down the street at Cawley's Irish Pub on West Chester Pike in Upper Darby. More Oscar …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Sam French, a 1994 Episcopal Academy graduate, receives an Oscar nomination for his short film 'Buzkashi Boys.'
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Sam French, a 1994 Episcopal Academy graduate, earned an Oscar nomination in the live-action short film category for the critically acclaimed film Buzkashi Boys that he directed and co-wrote. Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan, Buzkashi Boys tells the coming-of-age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith ́s son, who strive to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. The Oscar-nominated film was shot entirely on location in Kabul by an alliance of Afghan and international filmmakers. French moved to Kabul in 2008 to follow his girlfriend, who had taken a job with the British Embassy. Expecting to …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Marple Newtones sang 'Forget You' by Cee Lo at the annual variety show at Marple Newtown High School.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The 2013 Marple Newtown High School variety show showcased many acts, including the school's very own acapella group. Watch the video as the Marple Newtones performs Cee Lo's "Forget You."
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Delaware County Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, The DelChordians, will offer Valentine's Day live singing quartet requests from Feb. 9-17 to homes, work places, restaurants, and hospitals around the Marple Newtown area.
BROOMALL–Want to send that extra-special someone a gift that they'll remember forever? How about sending them a singing quartet for Valentine's Day this year? The DelChoridans–Delaware County Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society–is an all-male, 15-member a capella singing group consisting of various quartets. Each year during the Valentine season, the DelChordians perform special requests from residents in the Marple Newtown Patch area and beyond. The DelChordians will send off quartets to homes, work places, restaurants, hospitals and any place you can think of within a 15-mile radius from St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Broomall. For a $50, anyone can hire a live quartet to sing a few songs and give chocolates and roses to …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Newtown Public Library is looking for help from the community for space to store books in their bi-annual book sale.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Newtown Public Library is in full swing of their bi-annual book sale this week but the library has announced they are in desperate need of storage space for the books, which may affect the event's fundraiser in the future. The Friends of Library of Newtown Public Library have been offering a book sale twice a year for more years than The Friends can remember. Louise DeCecco–a longtime Friends of Library member and a key member in the book sale–said, "The book sales were running long before I started volunteering in 1996. They used to be every other year and now they are twice a year." But that event may be coming to an end. "The drop off spot at 291 Aronimink Drive [book sale co-chair Dorothey Elicker's home] in Newtown …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Find out who's coming to Burlap and Bean in February.
These are the acts coming to Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square in February.