Wild Lights , a new holiday attraction at Elmwood Park Zoo in Montgomery County, is launching this Friday with a special appearance by Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox.Millions of lights will transform 16 acres into a dazzling wonderland through the end of December.In the evenings, installations and guided pathways will light up. Follow Disco Ball Way or Candy Cane Lane to explore the zoo after hours, then make a stop at Santa's workshop.There, visitors can pose for photos with the jolly man in red. The reindeer who guide Santa's sleigh will also be at the zoo, ready for their close up.Other things to do at Wild Lights include going nighttime zip lining, taking a ride on a vintage carousel and attending Bubby the Bison's dessert party. There will be a hot chocolate bar, gingerbread decorating and holiday treats.While kids will enjoy staying up late at the zoo, Wild Lights could also be a date idea for adults. A special edition of Wild Lights is taking place Friday, Nov. … [Read more...] about Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo is new holiday attraction in Montgomery County
Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 5:28 pm CST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages Eight Students Injured in Montgomery County Bus Crash 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Eight school children were hospitalized following serious bus crash in Olney, Maryland on Monday morning. Details of the Maryland Bus Crash According to reports, the crash occurred on Norbeck Road near Olney when a bus transporting middle schooler to Farquhar Middle School was struck by a garbage truck. While authorities believe weather did play a role in the collision, they placed responsibility on the garbage truck driver. "He lost control of his … [Read more...] about Eight Students Injured in Montgomery County Bus Crash
A 13-year-old aspiring scientist from Schwenksville has revealed a potential public health concern at several parks in Montgomery County. Devyn Stek, a student at St. Teresa of Calcutta School, became the youngest researcher ever to present a study at ID Week in San Francisco last month. The teen collaborated with University of Colorado biostatistician Misoo Ellison to investigate the presence of the parasite Toxocara spp, according to Contagion Live. The roundworms typically find hosts in dogs (T canis) and cats (T cati), though humans and other animals can also serve as reservoirs. Human ingestion of Toxocara eggs can potentially lead to an infection known as toxocariasis. The condition often has no symptoms and dissipates on its own, but severe cases can cause a variety of health issues, particularly in children. Different forms of the infection can cause weight loss, fatigue, fever and even blindness if second-stage larvae travel to the eyes. Stek collected 36 soil samples at … [Read more...] about Teen’s science experiment uncovers roundworm contamination at Montgomery County parks
Okay, let's be honest — there are really two reasons to be interested in the NFL trade deadline, which passes at 4 p.m. Tuesday. One is to find out if your team will be a buyer (like the Texans) or a seller (like the Lions). The other is to try and take advantage of the fantasy shake up.We've already had some huge deals for fantasy football purposes: Carlos Hyde to the Jaguars, Josh Gordon to the Patriots, Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. There were three more Tuesday, as the Broncos sent wideout Demaryius Thomas to Houston, Detroit sent WR Golden Tate III to Philadelphia and the Packers sent Ty Montgomery to the Ravens. Here's a look at how these deals will effect your fantasy leagues.Golden Tate to the EaglesGolden Tate III, WR, EaglesTate could be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Eagles offense, stuck in neutral through eight games at 4-4. The consensus seems to be the the wideout, who has four-straight 90-catch seasons, should be a tough guy to … [Read more...] about Fantasy football: What are impacts, implications of Golden Tate, Demaryius Thomas, Ty Montgomery trades?
By Staff report | PUBLISHED: October 26, 2018 at 11:15 pm | UPDATED: October 26, 2018 at 11:31 pm Venice High’s football team continued its long-running dominance over host Westchester on Friday with a 49-13 win in the Western League regular-season finale for both teams. Quarterback Luca Diamont threw six touchdown passes and ran for a score for Venice (6-4, 3-2), while Chad Johnson hauled in three scores for Venice. Diamont finished the game with 329 yards on 23-for-25 passing, while Johnson caught seven passes for 145 yards. Down 13-0, Westchester (8-2, 3-2) got on the scoreboard late in the first quarter. Quarterback Jeliun Carter caught a bad snap and tossed it to Jacoby Sims as he snuck behind Venice’s defensive line. Sims took the pass 57 yards for the Comets’ lone score of the first half. “When you’ve got guys who take this for granted and think they can turn it on Friday night, this is a byproduct of it,” Westchester coach Wyatt Henderson … [Read more...] about Football roundup: Westchester falls to Venice; Bishop Montgomery, St. Bernard clinch league titles