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Don’t Skip These Kid-Friendly Attractions in Philadelphia

September 2, 2015 12:44 pm

Philadelphia is a very family-friendly city, provided that you know the right places to take the little ones. Kids of all ages will love these exciting, fun-filled attractions, and the adults might even enjoy them just as much.

Please Touch Museum
Few museums are as hands-on as Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum, which invites children to build, drive, climb on, and explore every exhibit. The museum is centered around the idea that kids learn best through play, and it features exhibits like mazes to teach special reasoning, an interactive neighborhood, and even a Flight Fantasy exhibit that teaches balance and coordination.

Smith Memorial Playground
This historic playground is located in Philly’s East Fairmount Park, and it is targeted toward children ages 10 and younger. The park spans 6 ½ acres and hosts more than 50 pieces of safe, age appropriate playground equipment to offer children the opportunity for creative and social play. Better still, entry to this Philadelphia institution is free.

Philadelphia Zoo
Tiny animal lovers and their parents will both enjoy spending a day at the Philadelphia Zoo. This expansive zoo is 42-acres large and is home to more than 1,300 exotic animals, many of which are rare or endangered. The zoo includes a KidZooU area that is specifically designed for children, including child friendly gates, accessible restrooms and more. This area teaches children about animals in a way that they can understand, and it even offers education about the zoo’s conservation and recycling initiatives.

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Cool Off With These Rich and Creamy Ice Cream Recipes

August 26, 2015 1:18 pm

Summer brings with it heat and humidity—but also an excuse to indulge in some cool, frosty ice cream! If you'd like to recreate the experience of your favorite ice cream parlor at home, this trio of homemade ice cream recipes will have you off to a sweet start.

Five-Minute Ice Cream [AllRecipes]
Yep, you read that right: This recipe only takes five minutes to make, start to finish! Simply combine white sugar, heavy cream, and frozen strawberries in a blender or food processor, then blend it all together until the strawberries are roughly chopped. Reviewers note that other kinds of frozen berries can be used in place of the strawberries, and some recommend substituting low-fat yogurt and sugar substitutes to cut down on the fat and calories.

The Master Ice Cream Recipe [New York Times]
Incorporating egg yolks into the mixture produces ice cream with a supremely smooth, creamy, and custard-like consistency. Better still, it's said that this vanilla ice cream can provide the foundation for any other ice cream flavor. Add the fruit, candies, nuts, and aromatics of your choice to transform the vanilla ice cream into whatever flavor your heart desires.

My Favorite: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream [Real Simple]
Refreshingly indulgent, there's a reason why mint chocolate chip ice cream is a tried-and-true favorite. This recipe for the crowd pleasing ice cream steeps fresh mint leaves in a cream and milk mixture for an herbal flavor that can't be recreated by extracts. The addition of three tablespoons of cream cheese results in a texture that's extra rich and decadent.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BIG OAK ROAD

August 21, 2015 4:33 pm

Big Oak Road will be having lane restrictions for approximately the next two weeks due to SEPTA working on their tracks. There will be traffic control persons when the road is restricted to one-lane. There will also be times when the road will closed except for local traffic. There will be signs and other notifications. Refer to below link for further information:

http://www.septa.org/alert/wtr.html

For full details, view this message on the web.

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