Photo by Jason Plotkin
Happy Restaurant Week York
Before heading to your favorite local York restaurant, read these helpful tips on wine etiquette and the perfect wine and food pairings.
When dining out, the evening’s host/hostess (i.e. the person responsible for the bill) would select the wine. The host/hostess, as a courtesy, might pass the wine list around the table for suggestions and allow their guest(s) to select the first bottle.
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Tagged etiquette, how to order wine, manners, manners matter, restaurant week, restaurant week york, rwyork, Wine, wine etiquette, wine pairing
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After the cold, snowy winter we’ve had, I’m sure you’re looking forward to spring as much as I am.
Growing up, March and April meant hiking at the local state parks, running around the muddy backyard, fishing with Dad and planting flowers with Mom.
It was time to run off the extra energy we had after spending months inside.
It was the season to get moving.
Last year, we launched our No Sweat, York, campaign. Without sweating the small stuff, we encouraged folks to get stronger and feel better.
It was the season to get moving.
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Tagged april trotter, family, fitness, get moving, health, home, magazine, Pa., Pennsylvania, self, Smart, Smart magazine, Wellness, York, york city, York County, York PA
Photo by Rebecca LeFever ofpotsandpens.com
Maybe you want chocolate chips. Or walnuts. Toss in some M&Ms. Or even butterscotch chips.
Ooooh, what about pretzel bits? Just thought of that one. Do it. Please. For me.
Ugh, so good.
I made these blondies (with chocolate chips) while roasting chicken thighs and zesting lemons over broccoli.
It takes but a few ingredients, whipped up light, stir in your favorite mix-ins and bake for 20 minutes while you hop in the shower to get ready for work.
Want to see more photos and the recipe? Visit Of Pots and Pens.
I had lunch with a friend from college this week.
Our conversations have become less about the gossip of who is doing what since our days at Millersville University, and more toward our upcoming weddings. Mine is in May. Her’s is the end of September.
Despite both being very excited for lives to soon enter the realm of wedded bliss, I couldn’t help but be concerned at the amount of stress she was under. Would the dress fit? What design should she choose for invitations? Would people be upset that she’s having a morning wedding? Continue reading
My girl was star-struck.
In the days leading up to the school assembly, she told me about this amazing woman she couldn’t wait to see.
She’s so cool, Mara told me. There’s a Disney movie about her life and she couldn’t walk or talk until she was 4 and she used to get in fights when she was a kid and then she went on to be in the Special Olympics and — the coolest part — she lives in York!
What’s her name, I asked? (Even though I had already guessed. After all, there aren’t many Yorkers who can say Disney made a movie about their lives.)
Posted in Cute kid stories, Family
Tagged disney movie, grocery shopping, Kara Eberle, kids, Loretta Clairborne, Pa., parenting, Pennsylvania, Smart, Smart magazine, York, york city, York County, york daily record, York PA
Photo courtesy of The Susquehanna Photographic
We’re excited to be part of Restaurant Week York
We’ll kick things off with a Smart and FlipSide Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Yorktowne Hotel’s OffCenter Grill with The Susquehanna Photographic.
If you’re in attendance, share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #rwyork
You’ll be able to find photos from the event — and all the Restaurant Week York action — feeding into the stream below. Look for your tweets, see who is eating what and share in the fun.
We’ll see you downtown!
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Check out 22 wineries and one distillery all Month long during the Tour de Tanks event (Smart file photo)
It’s time to sip, savor and explore the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.
In its ninth year, the Tour de Tanks event kicks off Saturday, March 1, and runs weekends through March 30, offering visitors the chance to taste the latest wines right out of the barrels.
This year’s lineup features a returning group of 22 wineries and one distillery. The full list of participants is available on the event website.
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Tagged contest, High Rock Winery, mason-dixon wine trail, old republic distillery, the vineyard at grandview, tour de tanks, win, Wine, wineries, York, york city, York County, york county convention & vistors bureau, York PA
The Moms Club of York will hold a Creative Escape Day 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the YMCA Eastern Branch, 77 Shoe House Road, East York.
All crafters are welcome to attend and focus time on their projects. Attendees are welcome to scrapbook, knit, sew, organize photos, bring your computer and make photo books or digital scrapbooks, wrap gifts, do a puzzle, socialize, read a book, watch a movie on your phone and more.
The 12-hour day costs $30, or $40 if you require electricity. Saturday night will also have a pizza buffet for an additional $3. Crafters are invited to set up Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. for a $5 fee.
Posted in beading, candlemaking, Crafts, Crocheting, design, Do-It-Yourself, felting, fiber arts, glass, holiday crafts, knitting, painting, quilting, Things to do, Uncategorized, weaving
Martin Library Children’s Services Librarian Laura O’Grady leafs through the pages of the book “Rap A Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles — Think of That,” one of the books she uses to teach students about Black History Month. (SUBMITTED)
Martin Library Children’s Services Librarian Laura O’Grady leafs through the pages of the book “Rap A Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles — Think of That.”
On one page are illustrations featuring open and closed doors; on the other, iconic tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.
For many, Bojangles is instantly recognizable for his tap dancing scenes with 1930s child film star Shirley Temple. O’Grady uses “Rap A Tap Tap” whenever she talks with school students about Black History Month. She shares a film clip of Bojangles in action, and they talk about what doors were closed to Robinson who was born in 1878 (living until 1949) and what doors are open now for the black dancers they most often identify with, like Usher and Beyonce.
Posted in Books, Books to read
Tagged black history month, children's services, deb sullivan, february, laura o'grady, libraries, martin library, on the shelves, Smart, Smart magazine, York, york county libraries, York PA
Mara Eberle, 8 of Dover Township, demonstrates a flip-up chore chart that kids can use to keep track of what chores they need to complete (Photo by Chris Dunn)
Instead of nagging children to do homework or chores, put those tasks on the calendar along with sports practices and dance lessons.
When it comes to keeping your children organized, the best tool is a family calendar, said Michelle Overmiller, a parent coach and owner of Innovative Parenting Solutions.
Overmiller, a mother of three, recommends putting a calendar or white board where everyone can see it. List activities and chores, where everyone needs to be and what items they need for the day. Color-coding makes it easier for kids to follow.
Posted in At Home, Crafts, Discipline, Family, Home and garden, Organizing, Parenting
Tagged chore chart, chores, how to discipline your child, innovative parenting solutions, kids, michelle overmiller, motivation for kids, parent coach, parenting, rewards for kids