Memorial Day http://wesa.fm en Soldiers and Sailors Hosts Memorial Day Celebration http://wesa.fm/post/soldiers-and-sailors-hosts-memorial-day-celebration <p>At Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Memorial Day is more than just hotdogs and hamburgers.</p><p>“Over the years, as we had more and more conflicts, the building became a symbol representative of a memorial for all veterans of all branches of service. The only one like it of its kind in the nation,” said Soldiers and Sailors President and CEO John McCabe.</p><p>According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 995,000 veterans living in Pennsylvania.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 29670 at http://wesa.fm Free Fishing Opportunity During Holiday http://wesa.fm/post/free-fishing-opportunity-during-holiday <p>Families and friends enjoying the outdoors on Memorial Day now have the opportunity to add free fishing to their plans.</p><p>The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is offering a “fish-for-free” day on Monday during which individuals can fish in state waters without a license.</p><p>Typically, a one-day license would cost $11.70 for a PA resident and $26.70 for a visitor. However, on Memorial Day, residents and non-residents alike can enjoy the sport free of charge.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:07:17 +0000 Kaye Burnet 29475 at http://wesa.fm Despite Price Increases, Expect More Memorial Day Travelers This Weekend http://wesa.fm/post/despite-price-increases-expect-more-memorial-day-travelers-weekend <p>With barbeques and picnics scheduled all throughout the Memorial Day weekend, the number of people traveling for the holiday is expected to increase, as are prices.</p><p>According to AAA, this year 36.1 million people are predicted to go at least 50 miles from their homes to celebrate the weekend. That is up 1.5 percent despite some travel costs rising: Average hotel prices have increased $3, rental car prices have risen 1 percent to $44, gas prices are expected to rise and airfare is up 6 percent.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:32:30 +0000 Jess Lasky 29483 at http://wesa.fm Mike Sears and the Warrior Foundation http://wesa.fm/post/mike-sears-and-warrior-foundation <p><em><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p></p><p><strong>Mike Sears</strong> <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-west/beaver-resident-honored-for-heroic-actions-688807/">put his life on the line</a> to save a wounded soldier in the heat of battle in Afghanistan. For his bravery, he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. We'll begin the Memorial Day weekend with a conversation with Mike Sears covering his war experiences and his involvement with the <a href="http://www.iatw.us/">Warrior Foundation.</a> Thu, 23 May 2013 21:50:18 +0000 Heather McClain 10106 at http://wesa.fm Mike Sears and the Warrior Foundation Hitting the Road this Memorial Day Weekend? You're Not Alone http://wesa.fm/post/hitting-road-memorial-day-weekend-youre-not-alone <p>The traditional kick-off to the summer driving season officially gets underway this weekend as millions of people travel for the Memorial Day weekend. According to AAA East Central, approximately 31.2 million motorists will hit the road starting Thursday.</p><p>“In the mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pennsylvania, there will be about 3.78 million drivers out on the roadways, so very busy if you’re heading out on a road trip,” said AAA spokeswoman Bevi Powell.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 14:55:18 +0000 Deanna Garcia 10013 at http://wesa.fm The New Girl in Town is Hitting the Beach http://wesa.fm/post/new-girl-town-hitting-beach <p></p><p>Memorial Day is the official start to the summer season and many people will be headed to the beach. One shore town you may want to visit is Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. You'll find something for nature lovers at <a href="http://www.fws.gov/northeast/primehook/">Prime Hook</a>, something for <a href="http://http://www.delmarvaboardsportadventures.com/">sports adventurers</a>, and for those who just want to stroll along the <a href="http://www.boardwalkplaza.com/ Dogfish Head Brewery: http://www.dogfish.com/">B</a><a href="http://www.boardwalkplaza.com/ Dogfish Head Brewery: http://www.dogfish.com/">oardwalk</a>. Wed, 22 May 2013 21:51:08 +0000 Heather McClain & Marcus Charleston 10028 at http://wesa.fm The New Girl in Town is Hitting the Beach