The Peach Festival

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The Peach Music Festival will return for the 4th year to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain & Montage Mountain on Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16. The Peach – the only Allman Brothers Band (ABB) inspired and curated festival in the Northeast – continues in the tradition of past years with four days of music, camping, multiple stages, water park and so much more!

“I can’t wait to be back at the Peach in 2015,” says founding ABB member & Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman. “The fans at Montage love what we do so much and the bands feed off that. The Peach is always a great time.”

Previous performers at The Peach include The Allman Brothers Band, Zac Brown Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Bob Weir & RatDog, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Gov’t Mule, Black Crowes, OAR, Rusted Root, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Lotus, Big Gigantic, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band & more. Stay tuned for 2015 festival lineup announcement.

Early-bird tickets are only $99 (+fees, while supplies last) beginning this Monday, December 22 at Noon EST. Early-bird reserved tickets, VIP tickets, travel packages & glamping packages are also available.

SEE YOU AT #THEPEACH!

Colonial School District breaks ground on Plymouth Whitemarsh High School renovation

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Colonial School District’s renovation of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School officially began Monday when students, administrators and school board members broke ground during a ceremony on the high school campus.

For Colonial Superintendent MaryEllen Gorodetzer the renovation is an opportunity to complement what is already being done in the high school’s classrooms.

“We have been innovators in the areas of professional development, the integration of technology into classroom learning and teaching our students to think creatively and find solutions to real-world problems,” said Colonial School District Superintendent MaryEllen Gorodetzer in a statement. “Now we have the opportunity to be innovative with the building, whether it’s incorporating the latest technology or realigning classrooms to take advantage of opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary study. Read more…

Montgomery County’s Best Steakhouses

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June is National Steakhouse Month, a 30-day celebration of sizzling cuts with the eye appeal of crisscross grill marks, the scent appeal of tantalizing aromas and the taste appeal of perfect seasoning and cooking. Fulfill your carnivore cravings at one of Montgomery County’s best steakhouses. Read more here…

University City Dining Days

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11th Annual University City Dining Days • July 16-26, 2015

University City Dining Days will return this year from Thursday, July 16 to Sunday, July 26. Now in its 11th year, Dining Days is the “3 courses, 3 prices” promotion at some of University City’s most popular dining destinations. University City is home to some of the most innovative and diverse dining options in the region. From exceptional craft beer bars to celebrity chef restaurants to cozy BYOBs, University City’s international dining scene features dishes from India, Ethiopia, China, Vietnam and beyond.

Participating restaurants offer a pre-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $35. The discounted price points make it affordable to dine at a new location every night of the event, or as a virtual tour of the globe all without leaving a single zip code. Dining Days drives traffic to University City restaurants during typically slow periods while introducing new customers to the neighborhood’s exciting and ever-growing dining scene. The full list of participating restaurants will be made available later this spring.

Prices are for dinner only and do not include tax, gratuity or alcohol, and reservations should be made directly through the participating restaurant.

Read more here…

We’d Like to Congratulate Plymouth Whitemarsh Class of 2015!

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Plymouth Whitemarsh High School upheld its tradition of excellence Wednesday as 128 of the students in the senior class graduated with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher.

Students and faculty members who spoke at the commencement ceremony commended the graduates for their achievements in academics, sports and the arts. As the speakers listed the students’ accomplishments, friends and relatives cheered, rang cow bells, and blew air horns to show their enthusiasm and pride.

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Berks “Best Kept Secrets Tour”

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Berks County’s Best Kept Secrets Tour

June 11th – June 27th, 2015
Find a GOLDEN TICKET and win $100 in tour bucks to spend during the tour!!! Details below.

An unusual shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, you’ll travel place to place, in your own vehicle, enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, workshop tours, make & take projects, etc) the businesses have planned for you.

Your ticket is valid the entire time—do what you can in a day or take 16 days—it’s up to you. Collect tickets to play the shop & win game and enter to win over $1000 in prizes.  Enter to win a $200 shopping spree–(no purchase necessary to enter any tour raffles or drawings, ask a sales associate for details). Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon. Although we won’t tell you the names of the businesses ahead of time (that’s part of the fun secret!), we will tell you the types of places you’ll visit— unusual home, garden & gift stores housed in restored stone mills, bank barns and historic homes, an alpaca farm where you can interact with the animals, produce and plant farms blooming with beauty, farmer’s markets and gourmet food & treat shops with plentiful samples for tasting, a local pottery, an amazing winery, a jewelry store, art and artisan galleries, a country quilt & fabric shop, a few, specialty shops, a new cafe, antiques, vintage, upcycled and more!!

There really is something for everyone! The stores are located throughout Berks County but if you follow our path you will never travel more than 15 miles between places and most are closer together. What a fun way to find the best kept secrets of Berks County! Tickets are $9 ea–$1 per ticket is donated to the Children’s Alliance. The first 2000 people to purchase tickets will also receive a free goody bag containing promotional items or small treats from the businesses.

Plus, FIND A GOLDEN TICKET– 5 lucky people will find a GOLDEN TICKET within their tour bag! Winners receive $100 in tour bucks to spend during the Berks County Tour at any one of the 37 featured businesses. Track how many Golden Tickets have been found on the Best Kept Secrets Tour page on Facebook (no purchase necessary). Every ticket contains a tour guide that lists the name, address and description of each business, a map to get you around, the calendar of extra events and coupons from each business. Tour stops (excluding cafes, restaurants & wineries) are open at least Mon thru Sat 10 to 6.

Website: http://www.bestkeptsecretstour.com/Berks_County_Tour.html

Philadelphia’s Most Over-The-Top Desserts

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Chocolate pizza. Salted caramel sticky buns. Whoopie pies. I don’t know about you, but my mouth is drooling! Philadelphia is known for its fabulous food scene, but did you also know we take the cake for some of the most decadent desserts?

Prepare your sweet tooth – here is a list of some of the most glorious desserts in Philadelphia.

Celebrate Father’s Day

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 11.39.58 AMIt’s almost time to celebrate Father’s Day. What do you have planned?

If you’re in the mood to cook dad a special meal, you should try this delicious Grilled Marinated Hanger Steak by Martha Stewart. Serve it with a side of roasted rosemary potatoes, veggie of your choice, and red wine to make it the perfect meal.

If your dad or husband is tired of paying a lot of money for low quality razors, you might want to the Dollar Shave Club. They have three great razors to choose from: the two-blade Humble Twin, the four-blade 4X, and the six-blade Executive, which includes an edge for trimming. It also includes a fabulous shave balm, leaving his skin silky smooth! P.S. women can borrow it sometime, too.open_box-84fb1e250dbd6debcc9fd5515e3f4edf

Have a Happy Father’s Day!

 

Best Brunch Spots in Philadelphia

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Brunch is so underrated. Breakfast is usually eaten in a hurry, or with little pomp and circumstance during the week. People rush to work with their Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffees, and bagel, or pastry.  So there’s nothing like relaxing on a Sunday morning or afternooon with family and friends enjoying mimosas, pancakes, bacon, sandwiches, and all of the other brunch foods we crave.

With so many amazing restaurants in the area it’s difficult to decide which one is best. So, we found a list compiled by region in the city, from Center City to Northern Liberties, for the yummiest brunch you can treat yourself to.

Happy Brunching!

For the Best of Philadelphia Brunches, follow this link.