Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead this Saturday

Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead
Saturday, December 1, 2012  from 2:00pm-9:00pm
– Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 2:00pm-9:00pm to experience a traditional Pennsylvania German seasonal celebration typical of the 1700s. Enjoy live music, craft demonstrations, and a visit with Belsnickel (Pennsylvania German for Saint Nicholas in furs) all in the soft glow of candlelight.
Children of all ages will enjoy meeting Belsnickel from 3:00pm-6:00pm and may receive some treats, but only if their name is on the "good list."

Beginning at dusk, candles will light the way through the restored site.  While touring the historic house visitors will hear 18th century tunes played on various instruments by musician, Mark Carroll.  General Washington and Revolutionary War soldiers will entertain guests with stories of their recent travels in the area and their preparations for the winter encampment.  Demonstrators will showcase their skills of crafts from the era, including tape loom weaving and making silhouettes.

Experience the sights and aromas of 18th century seasonal food and drink being prepared on the hearth in the summer kitchen.  Be sure to visit with the animals in the barn and sheepfold before making the way to the museum shop and visitors' center for some holiday gift purchases, warm drinks, and refreshments.
A $2 donation per person is suggested.
For more information about this program and others, please call the Peter Wentz Farmstead at 610-584-5104 or visit www.historicsites.montcopa.org The restored 18th century Pennsylvania German historic site is owned and operated by the County of Montgomery and receives support from the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society.  The site is regularly open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm with guided tours every forty-five minutes. 
Musician Mark Caroll
Musician Mark Caroll entertains visitors during the annual holiday program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead. 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving !

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Coming Soon to the Men's Room: Games You Play With Your Pee

Advertising has come home to its spiritual birthplace - the public restroom. But it's not posters on the back of stall doors or stickers on the mirror, Captive Media has built a digital advertising display meets game console that controls a game with your pee stream.



Possible slogan: #1 in Fun.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

from Neil deGrasse Tyson's FB page

Yes, the rumors are true. This past week in Action Comics 14, I helped Superman find his home planet Krypton.

But more importantly, in real life, DC comics now has a star on the sky --the right distance and the right color -- to serve as Superman's home star system.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Here's something to keep in mind as you stand in line to vote today.

The following is something that happened to me last Presidential election day:

I spent an hour and ten minutes in a voting line this morning. As I was waiting, a man next to me said, "Ya know, they should make Election Day a national holiday, so it doesn't conflict with our work schedules."

The woman next to me replied, "I came from Russia, and I was living there when it was the Soviet Union, and it *WAS* a national holiday. Nobody had to go to work on an Election Day. It was a fun time. While you waited to vote, there were food and beverage carts, and music, just like a street fair."

"And," she teasingly added, "the voting process was so easy. They handed you a ballot -- already filled out -- and you just put it in the ballot box."

Friday, November 02, 2012

Vanessa Dobos: Air Force's first female aerial gunner

Math geek humor