Friday, December 29 2023 9:15

Good to Know

Written by County Lines Magazine

Just a few things we thought you'd like to know this month

New Year, New Dinner Menu

This month, take a cooking class through Chester County Lifelong Learning to spice up dinner. Craving soup? Try the Spicy Black Bean Soup class on January 6 or more soups, like Japanese Deluxe Miso Soup, on January 20. Check out “Wonderful Winter Vegetables” on January 27 for heart-healthy dishes like Swedish root mash, Irish colcannon and more. Classes are taught at instructor Jessica Lowenadler Sontag’s home in Malvern.

Rams to Roses

If you’re watching TV on New Year’s Day, you just might see a familiar marching band. On January 1, West Chester University’s RamBand is marching in the 135th annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, with 350+ WCU students playing along the 5.5-mile parade route. West Chester is one of only 20 marching bands chosen to perform. Tune it at 11 a.m. to see the RamBand, horses, floral floats and more before the Rose Bowl game.

Rock On

Put another dime in the jukebox and celebrate Women Rock! Day on January 3. Honor the women who broke the mold and made the male-
dominated rock genre their own. Head to a local vinyl shop like Creep Records in West Chester for Joan Jett, Janis Joplin or Tina Turner tunes. On the ride home, headbang to “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” and be grateful for the women who made the music industry what it is today.

The Bronze Resolution

“Eat better” and “exercise more” are the top two New Year’s resolutions that most folks forget by Super Bowl Sunday. If you’re looking for more tangible results, try the third most popular resolution and get organized. Color-code your closet, declutter that junk drawer, clear the fridge of holiday leftovers and maybe treat yourself to a new planner while you’re at it. You’ll be ready for a more productive year in no time.

Skate Date

Embrace the January cold and try your hand — or foot, rather — at ice skating. Flight on Ice is open through February for winter family fun. With food trucks, fire pits, heated tents, plus a beer, wine and spirits garden, there’s plenty to do. Catch the theme nights, discount promotions and live music events throughout the season. BYO skates or rent for $10. 4901 West Chester Pk., Newtown Square.