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This is the first of many open house reports. We will only report on schools we have actually visited, either when attending an open house or taking a private tour. This is meant to be a snapshot of a school and will not be exhaustive. These reports should not substitute for a visit to the school being reviewed.
It’s a dream for me. If someone were to ask this summer when I moved to Mt. Airy, “What do you dream about when you close your eyes?,” I would probably have said, “I wish they would build a brew pub in Mt. Airy where I could take the kids.”
“I’m not sure we specifically planned to make the space kid- friendly,” proprietor Tom Baker said, “but when you’re planning a restaurant in a family place like Mount Airy you should plan for families.”
“Some nights in the last month,” partner Peggy Zwever added, “we’ve run out of highchairs.”
Not only are Peggy and Tom dedicated to the enviornment, good food and great beer; they are dedicated to Mt. Airy.
Earth Bread + Brewery has four types of their own brewed beer and eight varieties brewed in other local microbreweries. They offer wine also, but no other liquor yet.
Earth Bread + Brewery is only open for dinner for the time being from 4:30pm-midnight and until 1am Fridays and Saturdays. They stop serving dinner at 10, though. They are directly across the street from Infusion. There is on street parking but also a municipal lot behind FitLife.
Not your everyday school rummage sale, the Cooperative Nursery School has decided to mix it up this year with a White Elephant Sale (think more Craig’s List, less garage sale) and Wine Tasting. If you’re looking for a fun evening with drinking, eating, and shopping, come check it out!
The event will have wine tasting ($15 per person), hors d’oeuvres and desserts for sale, as well as lots of new and gently used items including a variety of things for infants and children, kitchen wares, household items, and pieces by local artisans.
The evening will have a Thanksgiving theme, with wines that will complement your family feast and a raffle for a giant handmade salad bowl with serving utensils. Get some holiday shopping done early in a festive, low key, (and less expensive!) venue.
For parents thinking about sending a child to the Cooperative Nursery School, this is a great way to meet some of the parent community in a social and relaxed setting.
Saturday, November 15th. 5-8 pm
6503 Lincoln Dr. (enter off of Johnson St., between Wayne and Greene)
Go down the driveway to the little school building. Plenty of off street parking.
If you have any questions, please call the school at 215-844-5770.
Looking for a fun and relaxing night out for a good cause? Head on over the the Maternal Wellness Center in West Mt. Airy on Thursday night, November 13th between 6:30 and 9:30 pm. The center is located at 606 Carpenter Ln, next to High Point Cafe and right near Weaver’s Way Coop.
The Center is hosting a Mom’s Night Out complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, mini-massages, 10% off all retail items, door prizes, and more! Admission is $10.
It is the Maternal Wellness Center’s mission to support, educate, and empower women and families during their transition to parenthood, offering everything from prenatal massage and birthing classes to infant and child classes and support groups.
They also have a fabulous little retail space with great infant and toddler clothing (including organic and locally made), mama and baby skin care products, and a variety of fun and unique gift items. All proceeds from the retail sales go directly to support the Center’s programming.
Can’t make it Thursday night but still want to support the Center? Do some shopping at Ten Thousand Villages in Chestnut Hill (8331 Germantown Ave.) on the evening of November 25th (5-9pm) and 15% of the profits will be go to the Maternal Wellness Center.
If you are a parent of a child who will soon be entering preschool or elementary school, there is a great event going on today that will help you get started on your journey of choosing the right place to send your child.
I realized yesterday morning that Election Day was not the day to check out the new location of High Point Cafe as I approached the long line outside. Could all these people really be waiting for coffee? This place was even more popular than expected! Then, as I got closer, I realized that they weren’t waiting for coffee, they were waiting to vote! How cool to have your polling place inside a coffee shop?!?!
Even with the inside tables temporarily replaced with voting booths, the kids and I were impressed. The same fabulous coffee, a cozy friendly space, lots of yummy food, and warm and smiling staff. Even better, they now have space for stroller parking outside and high chairs! The new location will not be serving crepes, but will have lots of other treats including some Grab&Go Sandwiches.
Fortunately, they also have some outdoor seating over on the side – with a perfect view of passing trains. With an iced coffee, a couple gruyere brioche, and an up close sighting of the R8, we were all happily satisfied.
Both sites are open every day, 7am-7pm.
We have all been waiting for this day for a long time. It’s finally here! So, get out and vote! The polls will be open from 7am-8pm. If you don’t know where your polling place is, plug in your address here (just your street address, not city and zip). You can also see a list of polling places in Philadelphia and find out what to do if you are a first-time voter, such as what forms of identification are acceptable. And you can find our more about what will be on the ballot.
It’s finally here! The day when you try and convince your child that, yes, he did want to be a bat for Halloween and it’s the only costume we have!! Or you try to figure out how to keep the tiara on your little girl’s head without using super glue. Happy Halloween, everyone!
This year, for the first time ever, the Candy Fairy is coming to our house. Our oldest child is four now, and will be a little more aware if candy disappears from her bag after Halloween and will definitely notice if the whole bag is suddenly gone. So, this year we are introducing the Candy Fairy.
Halloween night, after Trick-or-Treating, the kids will each get to pick a couple pieces of candy to eat (haven’t decided how to determine how much – maybe their age? Knowing our daughter it will involve lots of negotiation no matter what). After that, we will pull out any somewhat nutritious snacks (pretzels, goldfish, juice, etc.) that can be saved and used for school lunches. After that, the remaining candy will be placed back into the trick-or-treat bags and laid out on the dining room table. We thought about having the kids put them next to their beds, but would you be able to fall asleep with a bucket of candy at your head??
While the kids are sleeping, the Candy Fairy will come visit. The fairy will take all of the candy out of the bags and replace it with some kind of treasure/toy for each child. A great deal all around – no overdosing on sugar, no crying and begging for another piece, and the candy fairy gets to bring some treats into the office for his co-workers!
What do you do to keep your kids from going overboard with the treats from Halloween? Anything that has worked or not? Please let us know in the comments!