Sunday, December 16, 2012
As 'highly sought after collectibles,' Dr. Lori takes a look at Christmas Cards from the President and family over the years.
President Ulysses S. Grant made Christmas Day (Dec. 25) a national holiday in 1870. From that point forward, a Christmas card from the White House was a special keepsake. While these cards are highly sought after collectibles, these coveted Christmas cards are rare and do not come to the antiques and collectibles market without a high sales value. Here is a look at some of the facts surrounding the official holiday card from the President of the United States. President Truman took office after President Roosevelt’s death in April of 1945. As World War II came to an end and Christmas of 1945 was upon the nation, the mood was ripe for a great big holiday celebration. The Truman White House sent out official, yet conservative White House …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The women were captured on surveillance video stealing donations from a Toys for Tots bin outside of Boscov's at the Coventry Mall.
The North Coventry Police Department is looking for help in identifying and locating two women who were captured on surveillance video as they stole items from a Toys for Tots bin outside of Boscov's at the Coventry Mall. Click here to follow us on Facebook According to a report by the Pottstown Mercury, police are searching for two black women believed to be in their late teens or early 20's. One woman is described as being 5 feet 4 inches tall with a slim build, and the other woman is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and heavy set. The report indicates that the women took the items from the Toys for Tots bin around 9:30 p.m. on December 8. Anyone with information is urged to call the North Coventry Police Department at 610-323-8360. See…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
St. Mary's Villa for Children opens to the public on Saturday for guided tours.
St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families opened the doors to the historic Lindenwold Castle to the public for the second year on Saturday, Dec. 8, for tours. The castle and grounds opened to the public for guided tours for the first time in over a decade in January of this year. The holidays tours on Saturday are the second time the grounds have been open to the public. St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families is a subsidy of Holy Family Institute of Pittsburgh. After a long history, dating back to 1911 as a boys orphanage. Today, St. Mary's cares for children who are abused, abandoned or need extra supervision and attention in school and residences. St. Mary's cares for children in the greater Philadelphia area.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Six-year old Nathan Norman has terminal cancer and is reaching out to policemen, firemen and all emergency service workers to fulfill his final Christmas wish.
The only thing on Dawn Norman's wish list this holiday season is that her 6-year old son Nathan lives to see another Christmas, and that his wish of receiving cards, letters and patches from as many policemen, firemen and EMT's is fulfilled. Why? Because policemen, firemen and EMT's happen to be Nathan's heroes. Three years ago, Nathan, who lives with his family in Rustburg, Virginia, was diagnosed with brain cancer. "I remember the doctor saying that there was an abnormality," Dawn Norman remembers. "The doctor kept telling me over and over that there was an abnormality and then it hit me. He was telling me that my son had cancer." An operation removed 55% of the tumor; however, Nathan has since developed an inoperable tumor on his …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Save big by shopping after-season sales.
Find steals on everything, just by buying out-of-season. That $50 Halloween costume? Get it for $25 on Nov. 1. A $10 pack of detailed Valentines will be $2.50 on Feb. 15. And the $90 leather boots will be a mere $22 come spring. Spend less money just by waiting it out. After Holiday Sales The day after a big holiday, like Valentine's Day, Halloween or Christmas, stores mark down everything, sometimes as much as 75 percent off, to clear the shelves for the next holiday. After Valentine's Day, stock up on Valentine's cards and envelopes for next year. They're paper, the never go bad. Pick up a few bags of heart-shaped or pink-wrapped candy to snack on. After Halloween, of course, you'll find discounts on costumes and decorations at big box …