Small-Town Holiday Enchantment

November 29th, 2022

There’s nothing like a small town during the holidays. Lights along main streets. Storefronts displaying gifts galore. Shoppers strolling the downtowns. It all creates an enchantment that just can’t be matched by shopping malls and big box stores. That’s part of what makes Montgomery County so special. We have an abundance of charming small towns to warm the hearts during the holiday season. The Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board offers this guide to all of them, along with info on local festivals, light shows, holiday dining and family-friendly destinations. With so much to do, it’s no surprise that Sal Paone Builders chooses Montco for its new home communities.

If you’d like to live in this wonderful area, keep an eye on the Paone website for updates on new communities, custom home possibilities or resale opportunities in established Paone communities.

Butter Boards are Trending

November 22nd, 2022

Charcuteries is so last year. This holiday season, it’s all about butter boards, an easy way to present traditional bread and butter at dinner, or to offer with crackers as the highlight of a party spread. It’s so easy to do and offers a palette for culinary creativity. To make a masterpiece, simply grab a board, spread softened butter over it, then drop on toppings or mix-ins like herbs, nuts, seeds, fruit, radishes, honey or smoked meats Read More...

Cookbook Nooks

November 15th, 2022

For those who love to bake, roast, sauté, fry, or experiment in the kitchen, cookbooks are often preferred over digital recipes. Your collection of cookbooks could include some family heirlooms. Or, you might like the look of the books, and use them as kitchen décor. The challenge is where to put them!  The Spruce offers solutions with 15 Stylish Cookbook Display and Storage Ideas Read More...

Historic Hauntings

October 27th, 2022

Montgomery County and Valley Forge are the sites of so much battlefield history, heroism and tragedy.  So it’s no wonder that the spirits of times past may still inhabit the area’s buildings and landscapes. October is the perfect time to experience Montgomery County’s ghostly legends. The Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board offers this list of places where special tours are happening in October, with a focus on the paranormal Read More...

Football Foodie Favorites

October 20th, 2022

Finally, it’s football season.  And you know what that means. Food – in the way of snacks, nibblers, dippers and all manner of easy deliciousness for a crowd. To get your creative cooking juices flowing, Taste of Home offers 60 Football Foods No One Can Resist (Ever!). The recipe collection includes ideas that cover every game-day gastro craving, from pizza rolls, wings, chili and sliders, to unique dips, breads, sides, finger food and football-themed deserts Read More...

It’s Chimney Cleaning Time

October 13th, 2022

If your winter home life includes sitting by a crackling fire, or feeling the warmth of a woodstove, there’s almost a 100% chance that you need to clean your chimney – now. That’s because the creosote and soot that built up over the last winter season needs to be cleaned out before you light up again this year Read More...

Pool-O-Ween in Plymouth!

October 6th, 2022

For not-so-typical family Halloween fun, why not take the kids to Pool-O-Ween, a fall favorite offered by the Plymouth Township Community Center. On October 21, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, the Center’s aquatic area will be transformed into an eerie water playground, with Halloween-themed music, special lighting and only-slightly-creepy creatures roaming the area Read More...

Can You Say Charcuterie?

September 20th, 2022

Fall is here and it’s the perfect season for finger foods and football! One of the trendiest ways to please football fans and foodies alike is by creating a charcuterie board. With so many ways to arrange them, and unlimited ideas for choosing the delicious little small bites you’ll serve, it can’t hurt to have a few ideas to get you started Read More...

So Much Fun!

September 13th, 2022

Life in Plymouth Township is never dull.  In fact, there is so much to see and experience, it’s impossible to do it all. For a glimpse of all the possibilities, take a look at the Plymouth Township Fall Program Guide, chock full of possibilities for people of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors Read More...

Creating the Perfect Homework Space

September 6th, 2022

September is the month parents love – and students dread. It’s back-to-school time and that means homework.  If your little scholars have trouble staying focused and organized, you might consider creating a special spot in your home just for studying, reading and writing.  Scholastic Parents offers these 9 Tips for Creating the Perfect Study Space, with ideas to help your child tackle homework better, faster and more comfortably Read More...