There Goes the Neighborhood

by Chrysa SmithTiger Woods with a pink golf bag? Bubba Watson in a skirt? Hold the phone! Actually who you are seeing is Darla Moore and Condeleeza Rice. Because believe it or not, these are the first two women who have been granted membership at the all-boys club: Augusta National.The 80 year old club has been home to the Masters: a pinnacle of golf performance. And up until about 10 years ago, there [...]

2018-10-30T09:50:03-04:00August 23rd, 2012|0 Comments

It’s Christmas Time in the City

By: Mary Fran BontempoSilver Bells, Silver Bells. It's Christmas time in the city....And no city in the world does Christmas like New York.From the tree at Rockefeller Center to the elaborate window displays of the department stores to the Christmas Market at Bryant Park and on and on, the city simply glows with the wonders of the season. The best part? Aside from transportation and the cost of a nibble or two, many [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:47-04:00December 16th, 2011|2 Comments

Christmas Treasures Revisited

By: Mary Fran BontempoClick on the links below to revisit some NRFGP Christmas-themed posts from the past for ideas on wonderful ways to add joy to your holiday season!Click below for tips on visiting Christmas wonders in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. says Christmas like Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Click the link below for reviews on the various versions of this holiday classic.'s nothing like Christmas in New York. The link below [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:50-04:00December 13th, 2011|0 Comments

Halloween is a Spooky Treat in Lambertville, NJ

 by Carmen Ferreiro-EstebanHalloween in Lambertville NJ is quite a treat, so my friends who live there have been telling me for years. I didn't take them seriously. Children wearing costumes, neighbors giving candy and jack-o'-lanterns and ghosts making scary noises on the front porch? So what? We do that too in my neighborhood, I used to think. No big deal.Yet, last Monday, on a whim, Chrysa and I decided to visit Lambertville and see for [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:56-04:00November 4th, 2011|0 Comments

Never too Early for Holiday Shopping

 by Carmen Ferreiro-EstebanI know. Halloween is still three days away and the in laws are coming for Thanksgiving, but the Holidays (with capital H) are really not that far away, and this year I want to finish my shopping on time, to avoid the Mall when it's crowded.If you want to join me in this non rushed approach to the Holidays, and you live in the Bucks County, PA area, please come next [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:58-04:00October 28th, 2011|2 Comments

Rembrandt in Philadelphia

by Chrysa Smith 'All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia' --WC Fields. The city's landscape has changed since Mr. Fields' time, with the addition of great theatre, dining and of course, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (it's grand steps and gothic architecture made famous in the Rocky movie). So it's no surprise that it's revolving exhibits include some of the great masters: this fall, Rembrandt. It is not complete Rembrandt, but rather [...]

2018-10-30T09:54:36-04:00August 31st, 2011|0 Comments

Somebody Call 911

by Chrysa Smith I love the Sean Kingston song, but yesterday, calling 911 was not about somebody burning it up on the dance floor. It was about the unusual shaking of the ground that those of us on the east coast don't often experience---the short-lived earthquake that measured 5.9 on the Richter scale. My friend Janine and I shot off to the shore for a late summer afternoon relaxing, leisurely on the beach. [...]

2018-10-30T09:54:40-04:00August 24th, 2011|1 Comment
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