A Longwood Gardens Christmas now on Display

A Longwood Gardens Christmas is now on display through January 12, 2014. No holiday season is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens. Stroll through the Outdoor Gardens and see more colorful lights on display than ever before in the expanded outdoor experience featuring a floating tree display, hundreds of sparkling snowflakes, twinkling tree forms, a 12-foot fountain of lights and so much more. Learn more about A Longwood Christmas by visiting www.longwoodgardens.org.


Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

It’s suppose to be very rainy across the area the next couple days. The rain, along with holiday traveling, may cause serious delays and safety issues. Therefore, I wanted to share this short video that explains some safety tips to keep in mind while driving in the rain. For a free Pennsylvania Auto Insurance quote visit our website today, http://www.kimberleyvassal.com.

Meet the Largest Chrysanthemum in the Western World

See Longwood Gardens‘ team of horticulturists install the 2013 Thousand Bloom Mum. The Thousand Bloom Mum is the largest Chrysanthemum in North America and showcases 1,416 perfect yellow blooms on one plant. Visit Longwood Gardens now through November 24, 2013 to see this amazing work of living art! For more information visit http://www.longwoodgardens.org or click here.

The Annual Great Pumpkin Carve

The Great Pumpkin Carve will be taking place this week in Chadds Ford, PA! The event will take place on Thursday, October 24th and continue through Saturday, October 26th. At the three day annual event over 60 giant pumpkins will be on display, all carved by local artists. The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights. Treat yourself to great food, live music, hayrides and a chance to win a raffle item. The fun begins this Thursday from 5pm to 9pm on the grounds of the Society’s Barn Visitors Center. Admission is $10.00 for adults 18 and older, $5.00 for ages 7 to 17; Ages 6 and under are free! Also, Chadds Ford Historical Society members are free with membership card. For more information on the local event visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Victory Brewing Presents Harvest Beer Dinner

Victory Brewing is offering a special Harvest Beer Dinner for all to attend! The special event will be taking place on October 10, 2013 from 6:00PM-9:00PM at there Downingtown location. The dinner offers a wide array of food each paired with a brew. The cost to attend is $65.00 per-person for more information visit www.victorybeer.com. Below is the official list of menu items for the night.

Harvest Beer Dinner | October 10, 2013

  • Amuse bouche- Pickled Baby Beet, Truffled Cauliflower , Candied Walnut
  • 1st Course- Puree of Seasonal Squash, Nutmeg Crème Fraiche, Brown Butter, Fried Sage. Paired with Red Thunder.
  • 2nd Course- Housemade Duck Confit, Fresh Cranberry Compote, Salad of Baby Frisée. Paired with Zeltbier. 
  • 3rd Course- Pan Roasted Atlantic Cod, Kennett Square Mushrooms, Fine Herbs Butter Sauce. Paired with Braumeister Pils.
  • Intermezzo- Granny Smith  Apple Sorbet
  • 4th Course- Brined Pork Tenderloin, Herb Spaetzle, Glazed Brussel Sprouts, Mustard Cream. Paired with Dirt Wolf.
  • 5th Course- Spiced White Chocolate Crème Brûlée. Paired with Winter Cheers.

Preventing a Washing Machine Disaster

You probably don’t feel very threatened by your washing machine but do you know it could easily fill your home with water? Rachel, a Safety Consultant at Travelers, shares some important steps to help prevent any damages a washing machine could possibly cause! For a free Pennsylvania homeowners insurance quote contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today by visiting our website, http://www.kimberleyvassal.com.


Visit Longwood Gardens for half the price!

See Longwood Gardens for half the price! Purchase the special deal on Groupon now through August 4 to get half price Gardens admission, valid through September! For more information and to purchase tickets click here or visit www.groupon.com. Never been to Longwood Gardens? Check out the video below to get a small inside look of the many beautiful sights and sounds of Longwood Gardens!