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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Boyd's Carinal Hollow Winery: PA Winery / Wine Shop News

This July, wine maker and owner of Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery, Chris Boyd will be bottling and releasing three spectacular red wines.  First, a Cabernet Franc made from southern New Jersey grapes, this is the back bone grape in French Bordeaux blends.  Second, their Merlot, created from grapes found in the hills of California.  "I thought I would give one batch a try to see how they stack up to the PA Merlot grapes." Chris states.  Finally, a DeChaunac which is is a French hybrid red grape that grows well in Pennsylvania. Consistent from year to year DeChaunac has a bit of a spicy background to compliment the slightly higher acid structure. Upcoming wines being released are their Apple, Strawberry, Pear and Pineapple.

These and many other wonderful, hand-crafted wines can be found at their tasting room, along with unique wine-themed gifts. Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery is open Fridays through Sunday. For additional information or to book a party, stop in or visit

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Skippack Events, Gallery Openings & 4th of July, First Friday Information

Enjoy the July Issue of Skippack Village
Brought to you by The Reporter Newspaper

Read about the latest buzz in Skippack Village including sales, special announcements, events, gallery openings and more!

Special thanks to Jim McCallister of The Reporter for all his
continuous hard work and dedication in making this possible.
Get the latest scoop about this and other events in Skippack.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Skippack Shopping Directory: Art Galleries

Art by Heart Gallery and Studio premieres the comprehensive work of artist Andrea O'Driscoll
located in the east village of Skippack, Pennsylvania.

Andrea O'Driscoll's love of art can be found in the wide array of art media found in her
new gallery and studio for visitors to enjoy.

Art by Heart Studio and Gallery is currently featuring the latest work by Margie Thompson, MFA.  

Artist Statement
“My interest has always been in Art and Spirituality.  So I am motivated to explore human experience informed by Grace.  I believe that all of creation is charged with the sacred presence. This body of work Atmospheric Colors:  Sun, Moon, Sea, Sky explores images of nature in a variety of atmospheric effects with heightened color that so often move us humans to awe and a sense of the Sublime.” Please stop by and view the wonderful watercolors and oils in this new body of work.

Art by Heart Gallery and Studio
4010 Skippack Pike
Skippack, PA 19474
Phone:  (610) 513-2740


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Skippack Shopping Directory

Metaphysical, New Age store with a diversified inventory such as: hand-made jewelry, sandart, music, greeting cards, Tibetan singing bowls, fountains plus a large selection of crystals and fossils.
Located in the east village of Skippack
Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
4010 Skippack Pike
Skippack, PA 19474

Phone: (610) 222-2212

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Skippack Festivals & Events: Skippack Summertyme Festival 2011

Stop out this weekend for Skippack's Summertyme Festival.

June 11th, 10am - 4pm
 Click here for directions.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery - Locations / News / Tasting

The cardinals nest at the North Wales location is opening this Friday, June 10, 2011 with live jazz music from 6 to 9 pm, located on the second floor of the winery.  

Reserve the nest for your special occasion, call today!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Skippack Events, Gallery Exhibitions & First Friday Information

The Village Barn June 2011 Art Exhibition
Frances O'Donnell  Watercolor

Frances O’Donnell has had a lifelong interest in painting watercolors but it was only after she retired that she began to study the medium.  She has studied with Joanne Cooksey Bono, Claire Perles and Lauren Dadonna.  Ms. O’Donnell credits Lauren Dadonna with continuing to inspire her.  She has participated in workshops given by Jean Splicer Uhl, Jannet Walsh, James McFarlane and Terry Madden.
She is a member of the Greater Norristown Art League, the Perkiomen Valley Art Center, the North Penn Art Alliance and was juried into the Delaware Valley Art League.   As an associate member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society she had a painting juried into the Members Only Art Show in 2006.  In 2003 she was a featured artist at the Phoenixville Art Show and Sale and was voted the favorite artist at the show.
Although she acknowledges the importance of shapes and composition, color is her strongest motivator and she strives to convey her love and passion for painting in this way.  Ms. O’Donnell draws inspiration from the everyday and takes pleasure in painting scenes from numerous trips abroad and in this country.  The need to create fills her days.
An award winning artist her paintings hand in homes across the country.


Read past, current and future exhibition details at:

Skippack Events, Gallery Exhibitions & First Friday Information

Art by Heat Gallery and Studio will be exhibiting the latest works of gallery owner Andrea O’Driscoll on the front porch of Harry and Sylvia Wolf’s home, next to Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes, located at 4010 Skippack Pike  (across from The Copper Partridge).

For complete First Friday events visit