Enjoy scenes from the township's annual egg hunt this holiday.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
The National Weather Service says clear skies are in the forecast until late Sunday, when snow showers could be headed our way.
Here's a look at the National Weather Service's weekend forecast for Warminster:
Friday, March 8, 2013
Clocks should "spring forward" one hour early Sunday morning.
By now, most people in Warminster have noticed that daylight is beginning a little earlier each morning. That means that both spring and Daylight Saving Time are near. In 2013, the big shift will take place on Sunday. On that date, most of the U.S. will 'spring' clocks forward at 2 a.m. This means that while you'll lose an hour of sleep, you'll gain an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. And when does it end? This year, DST will last until Nov. 3. In addition to your clocks, the folks at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - and most fire departments - are reminding everyone that this is also a good time to change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Old Man Winter got you down? According to the National Weather Service there is no need to worry: a change is in the forecast for this weekend.
Had enough of the winter weather? Don't despair —the National Weather Service says the skies above Warminster will be clear by Saturday. Here's a look at the NWS's weekend forecast for Warminster:
Friday, February 1, 2013
With the recent cold snap, the prospect of Punxsutawney Phil predicting six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2 is especially daunting.
Groundhog Day is on Saturday, Feb. 2 and the recent Arctic temperatures are giving the day a bit more resonance than usual. On Groundhog Day, the groundhog comes out of its burrow and checks for his shadow to determine how soon spring will arrive. According to the myth, if a groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he does not, spring is right around the corner. Last year, Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter while Staten Island Chuck called for an early spring. Groundhog Day and other similar legends are based on the beliefs of Europeans, but the true origins of the holiday are lost in time. The day originated from the Germans, Scots and early Christian Europeans. Groundhog Day …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Lucy literally mothers her plants to death.
I love unusual flowers, which was evidenced in my column a few weeks ago, "Spring Planting." But that wasn’t the rest of the story. In my best Homer Simpson voice, here’s part “doh.” As a flower freak, I love all flowers, so I buy petunias, begonias, impatiens, you name it. But I also search for unusual plants, or unusual colors. Because I live in the boonies, I usually find them online. And most often, in the form of seeds unless you want to pay a hefty shipping charge. The problem is, I haven’t had much luck growing anything from seeds. But since when has failure stopped me from trying just about anything? My first foray into sowing seeds came in the form of nasturtiums. Nasturtiums are edible flowers that have a mild peppery taste and …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Lucy makes a startling discovery when she plants unknown tropical flowers.
The warm days we’ve been experiencing had me reminiscing about my garden. Since we live above our business, there’s not much room for one. A lot of our land is a parking lot. So my garden is our deck, which I cover with plants in any container I can get my hands on. I’ve planted flowers in wheelbarrows, whiskey kegs, old pitchers, and whatever else I can line with plastic, fill with dirt and plop in a plant. I also like to go in search of rare or unusual flowers. Matt calls it my “spring quest.” Last year, I got my hands on a catalogue that carried nothing but tropical flora. As I turned the pages, I was mesmerized. I came across a plant I’d heard about, but had never seen in person - the plumeria (or frangipani) from Hawaii. The …
Monday, March 19, 2012
To mark the first day of spring, Rita's will be giving out free Italian Ice March 20.
To celebrate the first day of the spring season, Rita's Italian Ice will be giving away a free, regular size Italian Ice to every guest that stops by a location tomorrow. According to its website, Rita's has been celebrating this first day of spring this way for the past 19 plus years. Last spring, Rita's gave out more than 1.2 million cups of Italian Ice were given away in a ten hour period. This springtime tradition of giving away free Italian Ice will be available tomorrow, March 20 from noon to 9 p.m. at all open Rita's locations. Want to indulge in a free, tasty treat? Here are this area's Rita's Italian Ice locations:
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The 21st Annual Bucks Beautiful Home and Garden Show kicked off Friday with its preview night at Del Val College.
Bucks Beautiful is the biggest garden and home and show in Bucks County, and Doylestown Patch captured these photos at its Preview Night, with wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts being offered by local vendors. This year's theme is "Bloomin' Ideas for Your Home and Garden." The show runs Saturday and Sunday March 17th & 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Delaware Valley College, 700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown, Bucks County.