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2020 Back to School Guide

2020-08-26T00:49:32-04:00August 26th, 2020|

We're probably all getting tired of hearing this saying, but Back to School "is going to look different this year." Whether your children are returning to in-school instruction, they're going fully virtual through their school, doing a hybrid of in-school and at-home learning, enrolled in cyber school, or homeschooled ... there's [...]

Labor Day 2020: A Tribute to the American Worker and Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

2020-08-24T14:40:03-04:00August 24th, 2020|

To many, Labor Day is just another 3-day weekend that we throw on the red, white & blue attire and fire up the grill. It's the unofficial end to summer before the kids return to school. But as often the case, there's more to it than that! Labor Day was first [...]

Staycation 2020: Day Trips That Are A Short Drive from Home

2020-08-12T21:19:53-04:00August 12th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese Photos - Top, Left-Right: Grounds for Sculpture, Michelle Reese; Rustic Valley Orchard, Julia Schloefell; Magic Gardens, Olga Chernov-Gitin; Elmwood Park Zoo, Lauren Stites. Traveling to far away places (or even spending a few nights at a hotel) isn’t in the cards for many families this summer. [...]

Local Author Spotlight: Donna Galanti Launches New Children’s Series

2020-08-06T17:21:40-04:00August 6th, 2020|

Donna Galanti is an author living in Doylestown that recently launched a new series aimed at children in the middle grades. We reached out to Donna to talk about her latest project, what inspires her, and advice she can give to aspiring writers. HM (Happenings Media): What is your most recent published work? What is [...]

Mary Dougherty from Nicole Miller on How to Be Successful as a Boutique Owner

2020-08-03T16:38:03-04:00August 3rd, 2020|

Mary Daugherty turned her natural business savvy and hunger for success into profitable small businesses in the fashion space. First, as a successful retail wholesaler and later the owner and operator of Nicole Miller, Philadelphia. The name Nicole Miller may be familiar to you, as the queen of the little black dress. This fashion [...]

9 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

2020-07-30T15:03:50-04:00July 29th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese (Dilworth Park, Photo by Michelle Reese) The summer heat is here, and like everything else right now, COVID-19 is making things a little more complicated! Sure, you could spend your summer inside with the AC cranked, but if your family is getting stir crazy, here's a list of ways to [...]

Socially-Distanced Christmas Open-Air Eatery in Philly Spreads Light & Hope

2020-07-17T20:42:07-04:00July 17th, 2020|

We need a little Christmas ... right this very minute! Craft Concepts Group and owner Teddy Sourias are debuting America's first socially-distanced Christmas open-air restaurant and eatery on Friday, July 17! Tinsel in July will take over a portion of 12th Street in Midtown Village including the area in front of [...]

Fresh Fruit Season Is Here: The Benefits & Local Spots

2020-07-13T10:45:43-04:00July 13th, 2020|

By Erin McNelis “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” Albert Einstein While most people might not have a violin, they can have that bowl of fruit, especially now that summer is here. Fruit, eaten in [...]

Grilling, Smoking & Barbecuing: Outdoor Cooking Tips from a Chef

2020-07-07T23:17:26-04:00July 7th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese Cooking outside is always a popular summer tradition. I mean, does it even feel like summer until you've fired up the grill? This year, due to COVID-19, you’ll probably be doing it more than ever. For one thing, dining at restaurants comes with all new restrictions that [...]

Beach Waves in the Shade: How to Create a Natural-Looking Beachy Style at Home

2020-07-07T16:03:24-04:00July 7th, 2020|

By Christa Peressini As much as we’d all love to start our days this summer with a dip in the ocean to get perfect salt-and-sun dried beach waves, for most of us, the reality of the current pandemic has gotten in the way. But while we may not be frolicking [...]

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