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Leap Day Traditions & Info

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Here's a great article about Leap Day we found at http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leap-day-february-29.html. Check it out!

’Leap Day’ is February 29, which is an extra (intercalary) day added during a Leap Year, making the year 366 days long – and not 365 days, like a common (normal) year. Nearly every 4 years is a Leap Year in our modern Gregorian Calendar.

Ever since Leap Years were first introduced over 2000 years ago with the transition from the Roman Calendar to the Julian Calendar in 45 BCE (Before Common Era), Leap Day has been associated with age-old Leap Day traditions and folklore.

What is a Leap Year and when is the next one?

When and what is Leap Day?

Women propose to their men

According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every 4 years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar.

In some places, Leap Day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.

World Record of Leap Day Babies

People born on February 29 are all invited to join The Honor society of Leap Year Day Babies.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, there are world record holders both of a family producing three consecutive generations born on February 29 and of the number of children born on February 29 in the same family.

Famous Leap Day birthdays and trivia

Bad luck

In Scotland, it used to be considered unlucky for someone to be born on Leap Day, just like Friday 13th is considered an unlucky day by many. In Greece it’s said to be unlucky for couples to marry during a Leap Year, and especially on Leap Day.

St Oswald’s Day

Leap Day is also St Oswald’s Day, named after an archbishop of York who died on February 29, 992. The memorial is celebrated on February 29 during Leap Years and on February 28 during common years.

Leap Year in other calendars

Free Educational Home Buyer Workshop Wednesday This Week!

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Wondering If You Can Get The Market's Current 3.75% Interest Rate?

Wondering If You Can Get Approved For A Mortgage?

Is There A House You Want To Buy But You Don't Know Where To Start?

 

You Need To Attend This FREE Home Buyer Workshop & Take Advantage Of Today's Low Interest Rates

 

When: Wednesday, February 29th at 6:30pm

Where: The Abington Township Library (on Rt 611/Old York Rd)

This is a free, no obligation opportunity to:

-          speak with a loan officer one-on-one, if you choose, and get pre-qualified

-          get answers to your questions about different types of mortgages available

-          learn what kind of impact interest rates have on what house you can afford

-          determine if there are any grant programs available to you

-          learn if purchasing a short sale or foreclosure is right for you

-          learn how credit scores work and how to increase yours

-          the step-by-step process of buying a home from a #1 Real Estate Team

 

This no-pressure workshop is open to the public, and nothing will be sold at this event- the information is free but registration is requested.

To Register, Click Here Or Go To: www.SavvyHomeBuyerWorkshop.com

Or call us at 215-576-8666!

 

Several New Listings On The Market!

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Check them out:

www.1005StonebridgeRd.com

www.725ArgyleAve.com

www.404RunnymedeAve.com

 

Open House Sunday 2-4pm! 1005 Stonebridge Road, Lower Gwynedd

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Open House Sunday, February 26th, From 2-4pm

Go Here For Pictures, Visual Tours & More! www.1005StonebridgeRd.com

Meticulously maintained. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Finished Basement & Much More! Offered at $575,000

 

Reminder! Home Seller Seminar Tomorrow Night!

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Join us at the Abington Library tomorrow night at 6:30pm for our monthly Home Seller Seminar. 

All are welcome to attend this free event where you will learn whether you should sell your home or not, based on your own unique situation.

For more information, call us at 215-576-8666 or go to www.ForHomeSellersOnly.com!

 

Is It A Good Time For You To Refinance?

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

With rates still very low (hovering around 4%), many homeowners are starting to think about refinancing their current mortgage. There is a potential for lots of savings, depending on what your current interest rate is and the terms of your new loan.

Sometimes it's a good idea to refinance simply because rates have come do so much that you can have substantial savings each month. Other times, you may want to put more money down on your loan to lower the payments, which is also a good reason to consider refinancing.

First, you will need to get an idea of the value of your home in today's market so you can see if refinancing would make sense. Especially if you purchased it between the years of 2004 and 2010, it may not be worth as much as when you purchased it. The only way to tell is to have an expert give you a range of value. Only then can you really look at the numbers with a mortgage consultant and see if this is the right move for you.

If you'd like to get a range of value for your home, fill out the form here and we'll send one out to you: www.MyMontgomeryCountyHouseValue.com.

Springfield Township Schedule Changes Due To President's Day Holiday

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Most Township Operating Departments will be Closed for Business

If your regular refuse and recycling collection day is Monday, please place your refuse items only at the curb for collection on Tuesday, February 21. 

Recyclables will be collected the following week on their regular collection day.

The Free Library of Springfield Township will be operating on its normal business schedule and has planned a number of special games and activities for all age groups.

Location

Springfield Township
1510 Paper Mill Road
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Contact Information

Township Receptionist

215-836-7600

Abington Longaberger Basket Bingo

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

Abington Ward 10/11 Town Watch Basket Bingo Featuring Longaberger Products

WHEN: Sunday, April 1, 2012

WHERE: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 676 2519 Jenkintown Rd. Glenside, PA 19038

TIME: 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 1:15)

COST: Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. (ticket price includes one set of bingo game cards and light refreshments) 

Tickets may be reserved by calling Janet Quinn at 267-228-8610 or Dave Rondinelli at 267-536-1074 or by mailing a check made out to Abington Ward 10/11 Town Watch and mailing to 1856 Acorn Lane Abington PA. 19001.

Additional Bingo cards and Special Bingo Cards may be purchased at the event. 

Community Invited To Provide Ideas For Glenside Mural

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

The public is invited to provide ideas for a mural art project for the Keswick Avenue Underpass in Glenside on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Glenside Hall, 185 S. Keswick Avenue in Glenside.
The public is invited to provide ideas for a mural art project for the Keswick Avenue Underpass in Glenside on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Glenside Hall, 185 S. Keswick Avenue in Glenside.  Muralist Kimberly Mehler will discuss design concepts and present examples of other community murals. Subsequent meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 27 and Monday, April 23 at the same time and place.

          Project partners include Cheltenham Township, who secured a $1,650 grant for the mural, Abington Township, SEPTA and community-based organizations such as the Glenside Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Glenside Community Partnership, the Cheltenham Economic Development Task Force and the Cheltenham and Abington Environmental Advisory Councils. 

          This project was supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through its regional arts funding partnership, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA). State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Additional support of the PPA Partnership in Southeastern Pennsylvania is provided by PECO.

          For more information on the mural project, contact Cheltenham Township at 215-887-6200, ext. 112. 


 

Coming Up At Keswick Theater

by Diane Cardano-Casacio & Her Team

George Clinton, Beatles Tribute and Peking Acrobats all coming to Glenside's Keswick Theater this Spring! See their website for the schedule and to buy tickets: http://www.keswicktheatre.com/

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Abington PA 19001
Office: 215-576-8666
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