Category Archives: Events

Horseshoe Crabs and a Killer Commute

One of the world’s oldest natural phenomena takes place in Cape May, New Jersey every spring. During full and new moons and high tides in May and June, hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs converge on the Delaware Bay to … Continue reading

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World War II Weekend

“A Gathering of Warbirds” takes place the first weekend in June at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA.  History comes alive as hundreds of reenactors take part in a small town invasion, and demonstrate military drills in authentic … Continue reading

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Wooden canoes in the Adirondacks

What a beautiful way to escape the mid-July heatwave – a week in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains with our canoe friends.  The annual gathering of wooden canoe enthusiasts took place at Paul Smiths College, a beautiful wooded campus that overlooks … Continue reading

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Wooden Canoe Assembly

There is no display of  canoes that can rival the abundance of elegant, historic and finely crafted wooden canoes as there is at the annual Assembly of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association. Every summer, about 300 canoe enthusiasts and family members gather … Continue reading

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Chester County Car Show

Lots of chrome and polish gleamed Memorial Day weekend at the Chester County Car Show in Kimberton, PA. As car songs such as “Little Deuce Coupe” and “Beep Beep” played over the loud-speaker, Jim reminisced as he saw models of … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Festival

One hundred years ago, three thousand flowering cherry trees were planted on the National Mall as a gift from Japan to America. The Cherry Blossom Festival began in 1935 and now attracts more than a million visitors and is one … Continue reading

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Spring Peepers

So many signs of spring, but our favorite is a sound, not a sight.  Sometime in March, swampy areas come alive with the unmistakable sound of spring peepers.  How can such a small  frog make such a loud noise?  And then … Continue reading

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Chester County Balloon Festival

For two days in June each summer, colorful hot air balloons take shape in Chester County.  twenty festive balloons are inflated Friday night in preparation for the “Friday Night Glow”, when the colors come alive as fire lights the balloons … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

Today we joined in the celebration of the Chinese New Year in Philadelphia as the Chester County Camera Club captured the celebration in photographs. Lots of smiles and excitement as the crowds surrounded a Chinese Dragon meandering in the streets.  … Continue reading

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