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KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Turkey Day and the holidays are almost upon us. Get some turkey cooking tips from Chef Eben of The Yardley Inn. While you are out grocery shopping, remember to purchase a little extra for our area food pantries. Holiday fun is all around, so plan your activities with a little help from our event calendar. This year's gift giving can be environmentally friendly by creating homemade, "upcycled" gifts. We have also provided a few tips to get your home ready for winter. Finally, if you have some free time, check out our next installment of local treasures that you may not have thought to visit.

This issue is sponsored by Sesame Place, where you can celebrate being a kid, or being a kid again! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind family-friendly celebration with everyone's favorite furry friends. The fun starts with three special Christmas shows, mechanical rides, awesome music and twinkling lights all around. Sesame Street will glow with festivities and come to life at night with the illuminated Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade. The fun continues with a special Christmas menu, super holiday shopping and a visit with Santa.

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HOLIDAY FUN AT SESAME PLACE
Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA

Sesame Place is open select dates Nov 23-Dec 31 for A Very Furry Christmas. Enjoy three special Christmas shows including Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show, where Elmo and friends dance and sing about their favorite holiday. The fun continues with visits from the Imagination Movers on November 23-24 and CHOO-CHOO SOUL on December 7-8. Celebrate the New Year with The Count’s Countdown to New Year’s Celebration on December 31 and watch the sky burst with color at the "C is for Celebrate" fireworks show! Enjoy unlimited admission all season, including A Very Furry Christmas this year and next, when you purchase a Sesame Place Season Pass, now available for six payments starting at $18.00. TM/Copyright 2013 Sesame Workshop.

FEATURED NON-PROFITS: FOOD PANTRIES
Food pantries, food banks

When you are out buying groceries for your holiday meals, remember to buy something extra for local food pantries. With almost 30 food pantries throughout the county, there is sure to be one near you. We hope you can help stock their shelves this holiday season and beyond.

5 MORE LOCAL TREASURES YOU MAY NOT HAVE THOUGHT TO VISIT

Local attractions

Local attractions

The Stoogeum in Ambler, PA is the world's first and only museum of Three Stooges memorabilia. It contains close to 100,000 pieces of Stoogeabilia.

The Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, PA contains 10,000-square-feet of interactive experiences that will cheer and inspire curious minds of all ages.

Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, PA is situated on beautiful grounds, and features a bell tower and carillon, a veterans wall of honor, and a magnificent interior with beautiful stained glass windows.

The Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum in Horsham, PA includes 17 aircraft and nearly forty exhibits of aviation artifacts.

The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, NJ explores the natural and cultural diversity of New Jersey, past and present. It contains the largest planetarium in New Jersey.

HOLIDAY EVENTS
Holiday events, Hanukkah events, Christmas events, New Year's events

Want to embrace the spirit of the holidays? Check out our Holiday Events list - so many fun things to do! Visit often because events are added all the time.

TURKEY COOKERY FROM CHEF EBEN OF THE YARDLEY INN
Turkey Tips Turkey Cookery 101. Thanksgiving...the food holiday. So much time is put into planning and preparing the meal shared with family and friends. Inevitably, the turkey, centerpiece of the laden table, causes the most worry, fear, and trepidation. Let's be honest here...how many turkeys will you cook in a year? Probably just one. It's no surprise that the big bird causes all kinds of problems; most people are just not used to cooking them. Learn some turkey tips from Chef Eben of The Yardley Inn.
UPCYCLE, RE-PURPOSE, REUSE - TRASH TO TREASURE GIFTS
Upcycle, re-purpose, reuse

Express yourself this holiday season by giving an upcycled, one-of-a-kind gift. Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something that is useful and beautiful. Your trash to treasure objects can be found in basements, attics, Thrift Stores, Reuse and Recycling stores, and garage sales. To find inspiration visit the following websites: Impact Thrift Stores, HGTV, Pinterest, and Upcycle Magazine. Have fun creating the perfect gift. Send us your before and after photos so we can post them on our Facebook page.

TWO OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE SMALL TOWNS ARE IN BUCKS COUNTY
Doylestown and New Hope - 2 of the best small towns in America

Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine rated the best loved small towns in America. Doylestown ranked No. 13 and New Hope ranked No. 18. The rest of the world is beginning to see what we have known all along, life in the Delaware Valley is very close to perfect!

TIPS TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR WINTER
Winterizing Tips

-Clean gutters
-Caulk and apply weather strip to doors & windows
-Block air leaks from electrical outlets, recessed lighting
-Install storm doors & windows
-Insulate water pipes
-Insulate the attic
-Tune up the furnace and change filters
-Clean the chimney
-Change smoke alarm batteries
-Install a carbon monoxide monitor
-Run your ceiling fans in reverse: get hot air to your feet Need help? Visit our Home Improvement Guide

LIVE THEATER - BROADWAY IN THE BURBS
Live Theater in the Bucks County  area

You don't need to go to New York City to enjoy live theater. We have an impressive selection right here in the burbs.

LIVE MUSIC IN YOUR BACKYARD
Live Music Events in the Bucks County Area

Looking for live music events in the area? Check our comprehensive list - everything from rock, classical, folk, and more. Our Calendar contains links to the events at some of the best music venues in the area.

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