Navigation Menu+
These rabbits aren’t for any Easter basket
Read more

The dark chocolate-colored bunny named Chocolate Chip lays quietly in owner Macie Rogers’ arms. About the same size as a extra large chocolate bunny in next week’s Easter basket, Chocolate Chip’s life is good. The scene is a kind of cuteness overload. His soft fur is slowly smoothed by Macie, a 6-year old rabbit whisperer of sorts. She has been showing her dozen or so rabbits...

Read more
Father-Daughter Dance at York’s Aldersgate UMC
Read more

It is unlikely anyone expected anything other than it was, and that’s OK.  The annual  Father-Daughter Dance at York’s Aldersgate United Methodist Church became  a young ladies’ dance-athon with most Dads standing along side the dance floor, possibly talking parenting strategy? Others were content to sit and peck away at their phones. Some ventured onto the floor to join their daughters for line dancing, but...

Read more
Getting away might include living in history. And a ghost.
Read more

It’s not quite time to put the snow shovel into summer storage yet, but the warming temperatures have world travel sites trumpeting The Best of… Now, vacation spots are varied to the point of confusion. Pinterest has dozens of ‘can’t miss’ places, ‘must-see’ spots and the ‘top ten’ whatever. All these sites point out the obvious– what is a heavenly, five-star vacation to your neighbor...

Read more
Philly Flower Show highlights “Holland: Flowering the World”
Read more

This week’s Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest indoor show, and the vibrant colors and creativity will capture every gardener’s attention, even with a foot of snow on the ground. We can dream, can’t we? This year’s theme, Holland: Flowering the World, is appropriate and somewhat surprising. This tiny country shines in its week of floral glory, and it stresses that Holland isn’t all tulips,...

Read more
Be patient, the best photo might be a moment away
Read more

  When photographing the ‘end’ of anything– kids parties, races, flock of birds, sports–stick around for a moment or two to see what happens next.  At Middle Creek Wildlife Management area, many bird watchers wander home as the sun dips behind the hills. Resist the urge to head for the car.  Colorful sunsets will make you wish you hadn’t left. Keep in mind that the...

Read more
Vacation season is coming, is a P & S in your future?
Read more

There was so much ‘stuff’ hanging around my neck, shoulders and waist, the image was one out of a comic book. Indeed, it became rather comical. Last summer, I visited Longwood Gardens, an exquisitely beautiful gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., with one subject in mind– the colorful night-blooming water lilies. Loaded down with two cameras, an armful of lenses, random accessories, a tripod and...

Read more
Winterlude, the most fun you can have with frozen toes
Read more

Winterlude, Ottawa’s annual winter festival, is rocking even more than usual. Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year, and Winterlude is getting the party off to a rollicking start. Every year on the first three weekends in February, Canada’s capital becomes a winter playground for about 600,000 visitors. Most, it seems, wear heavy, fur-lined hooded coats. And BIG boots. No dainty footies here. Because it’s Canada’s...

Read more
Eleventh annual Crystal Cabin Fever is 100 tons of icy fun
Read more

Children can find their storybook favorites on TV, internet, books. But again this year, there’s something new that gets the kids out of the house on a winter day, dreaming of fantasy land. And it includes a bit of exercise. This year’s Crystal Cabin Fever is called “Once Upon A Time”, and is an all-ice spectacular in Lakeville, Pa., just east of Scranton.  A week ago, a dozen men...

Read more
Saturday’s Women’s March reached around the world
Read more

  Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington reached far beyond DC and even the U.S., with at least 600 marches taking place in at least 60 countries around the world, according to one British web site. Australia, Japan, Iceland, Chile, Switzerland, Norway and even Antarctica hosted marches. Neighboring Canada hosted more than 30 marches, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Congratulations to the women and men across Canada who...

Read more
State Farm Show offers something for everyone
Read more

Yes, it’s the Pennsylvania State Farm Show, the largest indoor show in the country. But don’t think you have to wake with the chickens –and milk the cows– to enjoy this nationally-known event. It continues through the week, closing Saturday at 5 p.m. More than 6,000 animals will be herded– or carried– into the halls, and by the end of the week, they’ll have been...

Read more
New Year’s Eve at Longwood Gardens a musical high note
Read more

So, the endless Christmas carols blaring since mid-October finally got to you? One more version of Jingle Bells would send you over the edge of a mental cliff? You aren’t alone, and articles are popping up all over about the saccharine-laced classics, and how they lead us to sanity’s end. With this in mind, Longwood Gardens and its easy-going new year’s eve celebration is a way to ease our souls...

Read more
It’s an up and down evening for the Glen Rock Carolers
Read more

It has been 75 years now that P. W. Shepperd, Jr. first began singing with the Glen Rock Carolers. He’s seen snow, cold, rain, wind and general bitterness. But Saturday evening/Sunday morning was none of that. The weather was perfect for the mobile holiday concert, with temperatures hovering just above the freezing mark, no precipitation and no wind. Perfect– after all, it IS late December....

Read more