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Harry’s Blue Bell Tap Room: A Local Gastropub

January 27, 2015 11:54 am

Harry’s Blue Bell Tap Room is a friendly neighborhood pub, perfect for kicking back with a refreshing beverage and a bite to eat. Settle in with a craft brew on tap like Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black IPA, Terrapin Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout, or Ommegang Glimmerglass Saison. Add on a nosh like Harrison’s Hawk Wings with your choice of sauce, Pan Fried Mozzarella with marinara sauce, or Buffalo Shrimp with crumbled bleu cheese dressing.

Heartier appetites may want to dig into Racci’s Ribeye Flatbread topped with shaved steak, fried onions & provolone, a Black and Bleu Chicken Sandwich on ciabatta bread, or the General’s Portabella Sandwich with house made mozzarella. Burgers and salads are also served.

Harry's Blue Bell Tap Room is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Harry's Blue Bell Tap Room
736 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(610) 279-2337

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REI: Gear Up for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

January 20, 2015 4:04 pm

REI is well known for being a place outdoor enthusiasts rely on for all kinds of gear. Whether you're in the market for crampons and ice axes for a wintertime mountain climb or you need to outfit your canoe in preparation for a challenging paddle trip, REI has you covered, and the Conshohocken location of this nationally known retailer is no exception.

You know you can buy everything from hiking boots to cross country skis at REI, but did you know you can also book travel with expert REI guides to amazing destinations, as well? Try your new hiking boots out on a climb to the summits of Machu Picchu, or use your new skis to glide across the frozen landscape of the Himalayas. Whatever adventures you'd like to have, you can be sure that REI is happy to provide all the gear and support you need to get started.

200 West Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 940-0809

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What Is 3D Printing?

January 13, 2015 11:12 am

You've likely heard some buzz about 3D printing, a new form of technology that's anticipated to have a major influence on our world. These printers are not just putting ink to paper; instead, they are building an object by layering material, like plastic, and then fine-tuning the design with lasers. The result is a three-dimensional, fully functional object! Read on to find more facts about 3D printers.

1) Add and subtract. 3D printers are classified as additive manufacturing because, quite simply, successive layers of material create the finished product. Conversely, manufacturing techniques such as sawing and milling are known as subtractive manufacturing.

2) The possibilities are endless. From mugs, models, and jewelry to machine parts and toys, many things can be created through 3D printing. In fact, the health care industry has already embraced this technology to create replacement jawbones and hips. Resin, metal, and plaster represent some of the materials used in 3D printing.

3) Pros and cons. 3D printing begins to raise the question of intellectual property. Since you can print whatever you want, what is stopping someone from recreating something that's already on the market? In the future, if printers are made more widely available, this might become an issue. A less pressing drawback of 3D printing is that it takes time: Even small items can take up to two hours to print!

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