Sunday, July 1, 2012
Don't let your child's eyesight become a casualty of mishandled fireworks—follow these tips from eye doctors.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The American Academy of Ophthalmology provided the following release to Patch: The Fourth of July is drawing near and barbecue preparations are underway. Fireworks are a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. Sadly, children and teens are too often hurt by fireworks. So, before the celebration begins, get your EyeSmart fireworks safety tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent are eye injuries and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers. For example: “Many Americans get caught up in the excitement of the Fourth of July, and forget that fireworks are also dangerous explosives,” said Dr. Monica L. Monica, an …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Officials said budget constraints put a lid on the events for the second year in a row.
For the second year in a row, fireworks won't light up the night sky above Pennsauken on the Fourth of July. Until last year, the township held an annual fireworks display in conjunction with the "Let Freedom Rock Fest" at Cooper River Park. But, because of budget constraints, there will be no fireworks again this year, Pennsauken Administrator Ed Grochowski said in an email. In April 2011, Camden County officials announced that the Fourth of July rock concert at the park would not be held because money was tight. That same month, the county laid off roughly 260 of its workers. The county freeholder board had held the Independence Day concert at Cooper River Park in conjunction with Philadelphia radio station WMGK 102.9-FM for the …
Look no further, here are the places you can watch fireworks on and around this Fourth of July in South Jersey and the Philadelphia area.
Are you new to the area? Are you looking for a new spot to view some fireworks with the family this Fourth of July? If so, we have a comprehensive list of all the spots to watch fireworks this year. Below, we have provided information on some of the best local spots for fireworks-viewing on or around this Independence Day. The best part? Admission to most of these fireworks displays is free. Atlantic City Audubon Barrington Berlin Cape May Cherry Hill Clementon Park Collingswood Gloucester City Haddonfield Haddon Township Hershey Park Medford Ocean City Philadelphia Pitman Sea Isle City Sesame Place Six Flags Washington Township Wildwood
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Bring your kids to the Moorestown Library today and/or tomorrow for some fun, patriotic-themed activities.
It’s no secret the Moorestown Library has Lego fever, but with the 4th of July right around the corner, it seems we’ve got Liberty fever too. With all this excitement in the air, it seems it’s the perfect time for a very special Lego event at the library: “Give Me Liberty and Give Me Legos!” At 7 p.m. tonight, children of all ages, along with their parents, are invited to use the library’s enormous collection of Legos to build a creation with a patriotic theme—the Liberty Bell, an American flag, the Washington Monument, the Statue of Liberty, or anything that says, “Hooray for the USA!” All of the patriotic creations will be put on display in the lobby of the library through mid-July. Refreshments will be served and a good time will be had…
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Pennsauken won't hold a fireworks display this year, as the township normally does in conjunction with the Fourth of July concert at Cooper River Park.
Fireworks won't light up the night sky above Pennsauken this Fourth of July. The township normally holds a fireworks display each year in conjunction with the "Let Freedom Rock Fest" at Cooper River Park. But, this year the fireworks won't go off because of budget constraints, Pennsauken Administrator Ed Grochowski said in an email. In April Camden County officials announced that the Fourth of July rock concert at the park would not be held this year because money was tight. That same month, the county laid off roughly 260 of its workers. For the past decade, the county freeholder board held the Independence Day concert at Cooper River Park in conjunction with Philadelphia radio station WMGK 102.9-FM. WMGK decided to move the rock …