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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 »

Delco’s Springfield Mimics Simpson’s Hometown. (sort of)

(FROM PHILLY.COM) Pour yourself a glass of Duff Beer, Springfield, you’ve been voted fourth most like the Simpsons’ hometown. Real estate blog Estately, which is not run by Cookie Kwan, used 11 factors in determining which Springfield was most like the Simpsons’ Springfield, including donut shops per capita, clowns and comic book stores per capita and bars per capita. However, where Delco’s Springfield really outshined the competition was in the category of residents per capita named Simpson and proximity to a nuclear power plant, 35 miles away in Limerick. But, “Even better,” the blog said, “it’s home to Moe’s Grille, which offers ‘$1 ... Read More »

Delco Company Tackling Hoarding

A Delaware County disaster restoration business is teaming up with  author and reality TV personality to help compulsive hoarders clean up their lives. Clifton Heights based ServiceMaster by ARTec is joining forces with Matt Paxton, of  the TV Show “Hoarders”  and author of “The Secret Lives of Hoarders. The company announced an expansion of its disaster restoration business to include specialized hoarding and estate cleanup services, designed to help address an unmet need in the Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County surrounding areas.  “I have been helping hoarders for years, but simply could not help enough people with my small team,” ... Read More »