WCBM Life StyleJan 01, 2013 -- 12:00am
WCBM 680 was at Turf Valley for the 2015 Preakness Balloon Launch!
WCBM represented at the 2015 Towson Spring Festival
Eddie and Sean with Courtney at the MDA Muscle Walk! (4/11/15)
Perched on the top of a hill overlooking the town of Hershey Pennsylvania is the magnificent Hotel Hershey. Completed in 1933 and based on a design by
Milton Hershey this hotel is worth a visit. An overnight would be a good idea, but since Hershey is only about a hour and 45 minutes from the city, it is
definitely okay for a daytrip. There is plenty to do regardless of the season. In the summer you of course can take advantage of the outside pool (hotel
guests only), a putting course, a stroll through the Formal Gardens, a stroll through Hershey Gardens, tennis, basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard and Zoo America,
adjacent to the park with over 200 North American animals.
Dining options include The Circular, Trevi 5, Cocoa Beanery, the pool café and Harvest. Circular, and it is circular, at least part of it, is the main dining area
where chef Ken cooks up food that does change with the seasons. He suggests you try the scallops. During the summer there is 24 hour room service. Friday nights
during the summer you can enjoy Jazz on the Veranda. For drinks try the Iberian Lounge. Hats off to Mr. Hershey who kept men working during the depression as
most companies were laying people off. When you get to the second level be sure to toss a coin into the fountain. I have on many occasions.
Hersheypark is at most a mile away and a shuttle will take you there. It will also take you to Zoo America. It’s open year round. It’s free with your park admission. You might also consider a look at the Hershey Story. It contains a history of the man and the town. Maybe even a walk along Chocolate Avenue. I will also recommend Chocolate World (no admission fee). Inside are movies, rides and a very big retail area.
By the way, there is a new roller coaster in the park, for those who like such rides. I do not thank you. I’m very happy with the monorail, merry go round and bumper cars.
It’s called Laff Track and is under a dome. I have lost count, but there are at least another 12 or 13 coasters in the park. One popular area is the Water Park. Perfect on one of those hot summer days or nights.
Okay, back to the hotel. The high end room rate is about $359.00, lower rates can be found. The best time for that is between October and April. Packages are
available. If you want to be pampered visit the Spa. Numerous treatments, many with chocolate, are offered. I also like the free parking. For information on the entire area
go to hersheypa.com or call 1-800-HERSHEY.
One final fact, Milton Hershey was supposed to be on the Titanic, but made different plans at the last minute. A good thing for him and the town. He died in 1945.
A Tribute To Our MilitarySep 11, 2011 -- 8:46am
A Military Tribute
Now that I lay me down for some sleep
My family’s secure as I take a quick peek.
With all of my heart I must give my thanks
to all those in uniform - regardless of rank.
Each time that they’re seen my heart sure does swell,
They serve our great country and serve it so well!
Freedom’s not cheap, it sure isn’t free...
If it wasn't for them, then where would we be?
They give us their all, and do what they must,
with God they do live, and in God they do trust.
So as I lay down and rest my tired eyes
our freedom still rings, and our flag - it still flies!
Safe is my family, my country, my home,
Because of our Military it must surely be known!
My very last prayer in the deep of the night:
"God bless them & keep them strong for their fight."
- Steve Smith email@example.com
Thank You United States MilitaryMay 02, 2011 -- 3:16pm
Only a minute number are born to take on such a mission! Imagine leaving the luxuries of American life. The likes of leaving behind your favorite sporting events and your favorite TV shows, the fast food restaurants, the nights out on the town, the cookouts. Leaving behind perhaps your girlfriend or wife, your mother and or father, your brothers or sister, your best friend, maybe even your own son or daughter, basically everything you grew up ever or just began loving! Imagine your former lifestyle is now just a faraway fantasy. Every day you spend your free time hoping to one day return to that former utopia. As if this scenario was not unbearably thought-provoking, just try and fathom the idea of waking up each day with the sword of jihad pinned up against your throat! For those days where you are fortunate enough to avoid the jihadist dagger you wonder will tomorrow ever come? Or will today be your last? Every day you wake up in fear as you dwell in the most dangerous location his holiness above has allowed to ever exist! You routinely gaze upon ruin and carnage both from a physical and mental point of view. You see the blood and destruction first hand of both your enemies and allies. You just hope and pray it would come to an end. Who would trade your everyday American existence of freedom and liberty for such a hellish way of life? Only those who understand that freedom is not an eternal virtue, rather it is a occasional lifestyle that must be defended with the blood of heroes! As Ronald Reagan once said “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction” Thank you United States Military for making sure freedom does not become an extinction in America! Thank you for taking on all the above to save us the burden of having to do the same!
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