Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The smallest in the family has taken to the field.
She picked out a pink bat. She has a pink helmet, complete with sparkles that match the facemask. It all fits neatly into her pink Louisville Slugger bat bag. She’s ready for the big leagues. I’m talking, however, of my 5-year-old daughter. She is about to embark on her very first season of t-ball as part of the Audubon Recreation Association’s (ARA) spring league. She is playing in the “Girls’ Softball 6U” team, meaning those 6 and under. She is almost a foot smaller than every other girl out there. But, what she lacks in athletic skill, she makes up for in enthusiasm. It is still unclear if my darling children will be as athletically inclined as their mother. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t play in college or go pro or anything, but I loved…
Monday, April 30, 2012
The competition was stiff, but one fan's lifelong commitment was as clear as the ink on her arm.
Monday, April 30, 2012
After weeks of voting, we have a winner in our "Greatest Sports Fan" contest. It was a tough competition with some serious super fans showing off their stuff, but one fan's devotion was so clear, so beautiful, so permanent, that it was pretty clear who had won voters' hearts. Patch reader Tara Sarica submitted the winning photos of a Phillies super fan who's tattoos of Harry Kalas, the Vet, and the Philly Phanatic testify to a lifelong commitment to our Fightin' Phils. Her entry garnered more than half of the 125 votes we received in our contest. We'll be contacting Tara shortly to let her know how she can claim her prize. Thanks to all of those who entered or voted in our contest. You're all super fans in our books.
The rising expense of children's photos breaking Montco Mommy.
Don’t get me wrong. I love capturing the rare moments of my children’s childhood on film. Er, should I say, on digital cards and websites. Regardless of the format, I realize that these young years are fleeting, and pretty soon my husband and I will be sitting her with an empty nest wondering where all the good times have gone. And, while you’ve already heard my rants over the challenges of having professional portraits of your children taken, I have one more unique bit of photography frustration to vent about here. The quantity of photos a parent is bombarded with in the span of one school year is pretty shocking to me. I grew up with school pictures. Who didn’t? And, as much as we’d like to forget most of them, they chronicled our …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tonight's event ideal for the sports fan in the house
More than 15 sports writers and broadcasters from around the area will stage a mass book signing tonight at 7 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble in Willow Grove, featuring appearances by WIP's Reuben Frank and Glen Macnow, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio and Jayson Stark, Ray Didinger, Merrill Reese and many other local writers and radio personalities. "It's great because people can come by and pick up 10 signed sports books and knock out their holiday shopping for all their sports-obsessed friends and family at the same time," said Reuben Frank, during an interview with Patch. "It's a lot of fun, and a great chance to meet local radio and television personalities." The extravaganza equally boasts a wide variety of selections and topics, covering all …