PA Dutch Traditions: Groundhog Day

An early spring or six more weeks of winter? Groundhog Day is a Pennsylvania German custom originating from southeastern and central Pennsylvania. The holiday, traditionally celebrated on February 2nd, has become widely recognized since it was first adopted in the U.S. in 1887, especially after the widespread attention it got after the 1993 film Groundhog Day was released. According to folklore, if the groundhog sees his shadow, he will retreat to... Read More

The time is near for a New Year… and drinks!

Celebrating another year with love, happiness and cheer. It’s hard to believe, but we have almost survived 2016. Whether you’re headed to a New Year’s Eve party or staying at home to watch the ball drop, we’re sure that you’ve got celebratory New Year’s drinks on your mind. From beer to fancy cocktails to the classic champagne, we’ve got your list of the most popular drinks to try for your New Year’s celebration. Spiked... Read More

Little Free Library

Take a book, leave a book. The grassroots Little Free Library movement has taken the country by storm. Beginning in 2009, the first Little Free Library was built by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin. He built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother who was a teacher who loved to read. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard where many of his neighbors and friends would stop by and they all loved it so much... Read More

Back to School: Dorm Room Essentials

function get_style7001 () { return "none"; } function end7001_ () { document.getElementById('abbreviating7001').style.display = get_style7001(); } It’s that time again, we’re here to help you kill it this year So some of you college goers are already moved in, and there’s probably a few of you that are still looking to add a little a swag to your bare dorm room walls. Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got... Read More