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Linvilla Orchards: A Delco Fall Tradition

If you think of fall in Delaware County, Linvilla Orchards is probably the first thing that comes to mind. If you grew up in Delco there was at least one autumn trip to Linvilla a year.  I can still smell the fresh baked apple pies coming from the bakery oven. I can taste the ruby red candy apples that would stick to my teeth. I remember the bumpy tractor hayrides through the orchards drinking hot cider on a crisp fall day.  And you wouldn’t leave without picking out the biggest pumpkin you could carry home. A lot has changed at ... Read More »

UPDATE:What’s next for Granite Run Mall?

UPDATE: 9/21/14 Developers for the proposed Granite Run Mall site on updated Middletown Township official on some of the details of the site. BET Investments company president Michael Markman explained the plan for a mixed use retail and residential development on the 58-acre property. The mall’s existing three anchor stores Boscov’s, Sears and JCPenney would remain. A 15-screen movie theatre is planned for the second floor of JCPenney. Kohl’s, Acme and Sears Automotive and the PennDOT facility would all remain.  The interior of the mall itself would be gutted and transformed into an outdoor courtyard featuring upscale retail, restaurants with outdoor ... Read More »

Strath Haven Band to Perform at Eagles Halftime

The biggest band in the land is going big time.  Strath Haven High School marching band landed a last minute invite to play the halftime show during this Sunday’s Philadelphia Eagles game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. It’s left parents of the 450 band members scrambling for tickets to see their kids play on the big stage. (Unfortunately, Fox will not be showing the halftime show on it’s TV broadcast). On Monday night the band made the trip down to Lincoln Financial Field for practice on the NFL field to prep for Sunday’s show. It’s a busy ... Read More »

Broomall-Newtown u13 wins Babe Ruth World Series

  While the Taney Dragons were soaking up the spotlight at the Little League World Series there was another team making headlines across the country. And they came home with the hardware. VIA-Delaware County Times Taney who? The Philadelphia area got its national baseball championship Friday night courtesy of the Broomall-Newtown Babe Ruth 13s team. The Broomall-Newtown squad claimed a pair of victories on the final day of the Babe Ruth World Series in Glen Allen, Va., punctuating the tournament with a come-from-behind 11-4 thumping of Chandler-Mesa, Ariz., in the final to clinch the title. The day started with a ... Read More »

Tina Fey Returns to Her Roots

Before there was “Second City,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Mean Girls” and “30 Rock,” there was Upper Darby Summer Stage where Tina Fey acted and directed. Upper Darby Summer Stage is one of the nation’s longest running and most successful Children’s Theater programs and a valuable community asset. Summer Stage was recently named one of the eight best-known summer theater programs for young performers in the nation by Writer, producer and Emmy Award-winning actress Tina Fey will appear at an event to support Upper Darby Summer Stage and kick off our 40th season! Ms. Fey will appear at an exclusive screening of the ... Read More »

Delco Down The Shore

Delco Down The Shore Some user pics from Delco Down the Shore 2014. Send your shore pics to      Read More »

Stanley Cup Goes to Sea Isle City

  Lord Stanley made a trip to the Jersey Shore. In what is one of the coolest traditions in sports, each member of the Stanley Cup winning team gets to spend 24 hours with the Cup. And there have been some crazy stories of what has been done in the Cup.  (When the Red Wings won the Cup it ended up in Kid Rock’s swimming pool.)  Los Angeles Kings Assistant Coach John Stevens who owns a home in Sea Isle City decided to bring the Cup down th shore. It will be on display TODAY at 11am-Noon on the 57th Street ... Read More »

“Beer Sessions” begin at 320 Market Cafe

  What kind of pizza goes with an IPA?  Does summer sausage taste good with an Oatmeal Stout?   Those questions seem to be more directed at a wine connoisseur than a beer drinker.  But these days beer is making it onto a menu more than an afterthought.  Restauranteurs are quickly realizing that beer has a fantastic capacity to pair with all kinds of foods.  320 Market Cafe in Swarthmore is beginning to capitalize on the phenomenon.  320’s Chester Road location started their craft beer offerings earlier this year and is now making beer a major part of the menu. ... Read More »

Vintage Philly Videos

Before you even start. This is NOT a Delco story. So shut your trap before we go any further. But we thought this was interesting. Here’s the deal. The City of Philadelphia has a whole secret stash of old videos.  But it’s not what you think. These films are historic archive videos of city sights, landmarks and some events. The city’s “Department of Records” just launched a new YouTube Channel showing off some of these invaluable vintage archival footage. Some of the video include the construction of Veteran’s Stadium, aerial footage and lots more. The Philadelphia Department of Records maintains the ... Read More »

4th of July Events in Delaware County

  Aldan Parade & Festivities July 4, 2014 (Raindate Sat July 5th) 11:00 AM Ardmore Parade Friday July 4, 2014 10 AM Chestnutwold Elementary at 10am, up Morris Rd, ending at Elwell Field Aston Fireworks Friday July 4, 2014 7pm/Fireworks at dusk Sun Valley High School Clifton Heights Parade & Festivities Friday, July 4, 2014 10 AM CAPP USA on Marple Avenue Collingdale Parade & Festivities Friday July 4, 2014 8:45 AM   Chester Fireworks Friday, July 4, 2014 10 PM-Harrah’s Philadelphia Lansdowne Parade and Festivities Friday July 4, 2014 9:00 AM – Noon East Greenwood & Wycombe Avenues, continues along ... Read More »