Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chaplin’s: Music and Dining in Spring City, Pennsylvania

September 30, 2014 1:05 pm

Chaplin’s is a favorite hotspot for live entertainment in a comfortable, intimate setting. It’s located in the historic Gem Theatre whose stage once graced the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Their listening room and upstairs balcony add to the appeal of this popular spot.

A beautiful stage, great acoustics, state of the art sound equipment and a talented team of light and sound, give their shows a boost above your average music venue. You’ll hear a range of genres, including folk, rock, jazz, bluegrass and blues. You can bring your own beer or wine with a small per-person corkage fee. Head upstairs to their café to grab a bite to eat from a menu that includes sandwiches like Sizzling Roast Beef with Provolone, Savory Pesto Turkey, and Texas Toast Grilled Cheese.

Check out Chaplin's website to learn more!

66 N. Main Street
Spring City, PA 19475
(610) 792-4110

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Elmwood Park Zoo: Pay a Visit to Your Furry and Feathered Friends

September 23, 2014 1:54 pm

No matter how old you get, a visit to the local zoo will never lose its wonder. The Elmwood Park Zoo isn’t the largest or the most extravagant zoo in the country, but it’s a truly special experience for area residents.

This small zoo in Norristown first opened in 1924, and today it features spacious, naturalistic exhibits where guests can observe the animals in their natural habitats. Large animals like cougars, jaguars, foxes, and monkeys each inhabit a separate section of the zoo, while smaller creatures like birds, fish, and reptiles live in comfortable tanks, cages, and buildings that mimic their natural environments. The zoo also features fun events, like giraffe feedings, face painting, and horse and pony rides for kids to interact with both the animals and one another.

The Elmwood Park Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets range in price from $10 to $14, depending on a person’s age.

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Boulevard
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 277-3825

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Fete the Fall Season With These Sweet Apple Recipes

September 16, 2014 3:40 pm

Give your tried-and-true apple pie recipe a rest and experiment with some new apple recipes this fall season. These three creative culinary ideas offer just as much sweet apple flavor as a traditional pie, but they come in a variety of different forms to last you all season long.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes []
Caramel apples are delicious, but they’re not exactly practical to bring to social gatherings. This adorable cupcake recipe combines the classic combination of caramel and apples in a handheld form, and they’re topped with toasted pecans and miniature crab apples to give them an extra special appearance.

Mile-High Apple Pie []
Most baking enthusiasts are loyal to one apple pie recipe, but this one might just give your usual recipe a run for its money. The deep-dish crust makes the pie incredibly dense, and best of all, it tastes even better the next day.

Apple Squares []
All of the flavors of apple pie are packed into conveniently cake-like squares in this simple recipe. Apples and nuts make each bar taste hearty and rustic, while the vanilla and cinnamon will fill your home with a mouthwatering aroma while they’re baking. Slice them into oversized portions and pack them in the kids’ lunches, eat them for breakfast or serve them as a dessert at your next holiday party.

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