July 4th in Stewartstown

Visiting Family for Independence Day! Come stay with us at Back Porch B&B and be near the action. Here are some events in the area:


When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. (rain date is July 7)

Where: Hopewell Fairgrounds (16 College Ave)

Details: The JC Fisher Band will kick off the evening with a concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will follow at 9:30 p.m.

More info:www.stewartstown.org



When: 5-10 p.m., Thursday, July 4

Where: PeoplesBank Park, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York

Details: The York Revolution are playing in Maryland, so baseball isn’t part of the festivities, but there will be plenty of food, lawn games, fun for kids and live music. Brooks Robinson Plaza will be adorned with a 20-flag display featuring three models of vintage American flags – Betsy Ross, Bennington and traditional. Big Boy Brass will play jazz sets at 5, 6:20, 8 and 9 p.m. American Town Fireworks show will be presented from 9:30 to 9:50 p.m.

More info: Visit July4York.com


Jacobus Fourth of July Blast:

When: 9:15 a.m. until the fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. (Rain date is Friday, July 5)

Where: Jacobus Community Park, South Main Street

Details: A children’s parade that kicks off in the Salem UCC parking lot on Franklin Street at 9:15 a.m. starts the full day’s festivities. The events include a library book sale, Blast pie baking contest, children’s games, face painting, blood pressure screening, live music, chicken barbecue, balloon creations, kids tractor pull, cake walk, silent auction, and raffle.

More info: Visit e-clubhouse.org/sites/Jacobus/page-9.php

Springettsbury Township:

When: 7-10 p.m. Sunday, July 7

Where: Springettsbury Township Park Amphitheater, 1501 Mount Zion Road

Details: The Big House Band, featuring Jimi Milligan from NBC’s “The Voice” will kick off the night at 7 p.m. as part of Springettsbury Township’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series. The fireworks show will follow the concert.

More info: Visit www.springettsbury.com

Fresh Green Tomatoes!

It’s summer at Back Porch Bed and Breakfast and you know what that means!! Gardening!!

My favorite time of year is when I get to work in my garden: digging in the dirt, planting new flowers and vegetables. Then I get to sit on the porch swing and admire all my husband and I’s hard work.

In the veggie garden, Bill’s planted tomatoes. We love tomatoes around here, so we always plant some. Last year, my granddaughter, Rachel, bought me Sam Marzano tomato seeds. They’re the kind of tomatoes that all the Chefs on Food Network were raving about, and I ended up with so many seedlings I was giving them away! But they were fantastic tomatoes. We even canned some for the winter months. Sometimes, my daughter and I make our own salsa or pasta sauce.

So when you next visit the Back Porch, ask if we’ve any homemade pasta sauce left or for some fresh fried tomatoes!