Monthly Archives: February 2012

Friend Fest 2012

Picture a small college town, fairly quiet on a cold February night. Then zoom in on that small town to the fairgrounds, where during a week in the summer, it is buzzing with people and entertainment.  Those fairgrounds lay dormant for the winter time with not so much as a row of school buses lining […]

What the Heck is a Fasnacht?

A Fasnacht, sometimes spelled Fastnacht, Fashnacht, or Faschnacht, looks like a square or triangular, less sweet doughnut, without the hole, it’s traditionally made with mashed potatoes, risen with yeast, deep fried, and you eat it with a thick sugary syrup.  We here in PA Dutch country celebrate Fasnacht day on Tuesday, February 21 this year, also known as […]

To celebrate or not to celebrate…St. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here and whether you choose to avoid it all together or dive head first into the fun of the holiday, think again about how Valentine’s Day started.  One of the theories of how Valentine’s Day began is that Saint Valentine was priest in 3rd Century Rome and would secretly marry young lovers […]