Month: November 2017

New Year, New Furry Friends @ A.W.S.O.M.

Think Adoptions First! A new furry friend might be on your kid’s wish list this year, but anytime is a good time to rescue one of the many adoptable pets at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe, otherwise known as AWSOM. With the goal of providing medical care and a shelter where animal companions are free from abuse, hunger, fear and loneliness, AWSOM is always looking to introduce animals to a forever home. “Think adoption first” is a motto AWSOM stands by, and each adoption follows a strict process to ensure pets are going to loving homes. By visiting...

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The Original Grinch Popcorn

Like I said before, who doesn’t like popcorn?! What could make this salty and sweet treat even better? Turn that popcorn a festive shade of green, mix in some of your other favorite treats and then you have a snack even the Grinch will love! It’s quick, easy and your kids will appreciate the special holiday twist! You can find complete instructions for cooking up this Grinch Popcorn and more at Two Sisters: Sweets & Treats From our Family to Yours. Two Sisters is a great blog created by two loving sisters who enjoy crafting, Laurie and Nancy. They...

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Winter Light Spectacular

Hoping to establish a new family tradition? Make plans to visit the Lehigh Valley Zoo this holiday season and enjoy annual events your children will look forward to every year. WinTeR LighT SpecTacuLaR Kicking off its fourth season of the Winter Light Spectacular, the Zoo invites families to visit now through December 31st to witness festive lights. A fundraiser for the Zoo, this popular evening fundraiser attracts over 52,000 guests across 35 nights. This season’s Winter Light Spectacular will feature scheduled event nights on Wednesday through Sunday of each week with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

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Magical Fireside Christmas

The Inn at Pocono Manor’s Annual Magical Fireside Christmas By: Jamie Bowman Deck the halls, because it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In case you haven’t been singing Christmas carols since October (like me!), it’s time to get into the spirit. What better way to do so than with a visit to the Magical Fireside Christmas at Pocono Manor Resort & Spa? Now through December 24th, Pocono Manor hosts a Christmas event like no other. It’s so magical, even Santa himself comes to the Poconos to experience the festivities! Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until Christmas Eve,...

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Holiday Traditions

For You & Yours to Treasure By: Kimberly Blaker Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Fitr, Bodhi Day, or the winter solstice, holiday traditions are a fun way for families to bond and create fond memories. The traditions you and your family choose are limited only by your imagination in the way you carry them out. Customs for gatherings Choose a theme such as ‘my most memorable holiday season’ or ‘the best thing that happened this year,’ and ask each person to share a memory. Record the storytelling on video or audio, then play it in future years...

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