Annual Spring Dallas Metro Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale Comes To Plano, March 18-19

Large crowds of enthusiastic collectors are anticipated when the Annual Spring Dallas Metro Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale hits Plano, TX, Friday and Saturday, March 18, March 19, 2016. This is the 2016 edition of the Dallas Metro Postcard Spring Show and Sale, produced by Jim Taylor and The Spring Dallas Metro show involves buyers and sellers from across the U.S. and nearly a million antique postcards, vintage paper Americana, ephemera and antique photography.2016.RG.dallas.spring.New-Venue.600

The show is located in a new venue this year: Comfort Inn and Suites Plano East, 700 Central Parkway East, (Exit 29, East side of Expressway, 3 blocks north of South Fork Hotel on Expressway frontage road, just behind new Furr’s Cafeteria, LaQuinta) Plano, TX 75074

In addition to postcards, vintage paper sellers from around the country will be there with a wide selection of old valentines, die-cut Victorian Scrap, Western Americana, military and Native American photos.Howdy from Dallas

Vendors are bringing original historical photographs of Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Civil War, Western American, Route 66, mining, sports, political, maps, Native Americans, rodeo, movie, railroadiana, Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Victorian era, Kewpies, 101 Ranch, Border War and thousands of other topical and state view postcards. Other historical paper memorabilia and ephemera are also for sale.

Available at the show are archival postcard supplies and reference volumes, plus free Barr’s Postcard News issues while supplies last. Vendors buy collections and accumulations as well as give free appraisals of most all vintage postcards, old photographs, and paper ephemera as time allows.

Our Spring show includes educational displays of antique and collectible postcards from many of the attendees, competing for a “Best of Show” award, and promotion of the Dallas Postcard Club membership.

Early bird” admission cost, available at 9 a.m., Friday is $6 and covers both days. Regular admission is $4 per person, and is available at 10 a.m.; it too covers both days.

Show times are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, March 18, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 19; with 9 a.m. early bird. Free parking is available.

Spring Into Action With Special Rates At Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Hotel in Newport Beach offers discounted room rates on select March and April dates in 2016

So long, winter! Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa invites travelers to embrace the warm Southern California weather by heating things up during select dates this spring. The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa at 900 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, California is near Fashion Island, Newport Bay Nature Reserve and Newport Beach. The hotel features 16 floors with 512 rooms, 20 suites, 4 concierge levels, 30 meeting rooms with 25,000 square feet of total space, 2 restaurants, a fitness center and outdoor pool.

Newport Beach

Newport Beach

Knowing that savings are always in season, the premier hotel in Newport Beach is offering Hot Dates in March & April, allowing guests to take advantage of discounted rates when they book a stay during the following 2016 dates: March 4-6, 10, 12-16 and 20-31, and April 1-3, 10-11, 14-18 and 22-29. With room rates starting as low as $209 a night, there’s never been a better time to savor the sights and sounds of Southern California with a quick getaway. So grab a beach bag and your favorite travel partner before this deal is gone.

The Wedge at Newport Beach

The Wedge at Newport Beach

Crystal Cove State Park

Crystal Cove State Park

Situated just minutes from pristine beaches, world-class shopping, premier dining and world-class entertainment, the state-of-the-art Newport Beach hotel offers an adventure for every interest. Head to Newport Landing to start the day at sea. Featuring everything from fishing excursions to whale watching tours, this popular attraction is the perfect spot for enjoying an authentic California experience.

Luxury Suite - Living Room

Luxury Suite – Living Room

Luxury Suite - Bedroom

Luxury Suite – Bedroom

King Guest Room

King Guest Room

Double-Double Guest Room

When back on land, take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary bike rentals and ride to Balboa Island. Discover the rich history of this scenic family-friendly destination at the museum, explore the water by paddleboard, or spend an afternoon shopping for everything from candy to couture.

Concierge Lounge

Concierge Lounge

Guests craving a little retail therapy can head across the street to Fashion Island, home to high-end retailers and one-of-a-kind boutiques. After shopping the day away, grab a bite at one of Fashion Island’s stylish eateries, or enjoy dinner and drinks with a show at the full-service movie theater. Continue reading

Spring is Blooming in Westchester County


Now that spring is almost here, it’s time to get out and explore Westchester in New Yok state. Sing along to the best of the Beatles at The Fest for Beatles Fans, taste signature dishes from restaurants at the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and Taste of Ridge Hill and even participate in team building exercises with Escape the Room, all right there in Westchester County.screen-shot-2012-08-22-at-8-24-52-pm1

As we wait to greet spring’s arrival, Westchester welcomes visitors from near and far to experience all that our county has to offer,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “From the return of the beloved Fest for Beatles Fans to interesting exhibits and exciting performances, we have something for everyone.”

Here are a few of the upcoming events:

Great Performances

Come together – The Fest for Beatles Fans is back. The festival celebrating Beatlemania is back in Westchester for the second year in a row. From April 15-17 Beatles’ fans young and old will gather at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook for the three-day extravaganza, featuring musical guests who have performed with members of the Beatles. One of the largest gatherings of Beatles enthusiasts in the nation, Beatlefest was founded by the ultimate Beatles fan, Mark Lapidos, 52 years ago in New York City, with support from original Beatles members. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit

Directed by David Wasson, Westchester Broadway Theatre’s production of Man of La Mancha runs now through May 1. Set in 17th century Spain the musical blends tragedy, romance, comedy and adventure to tell the story of Miguel de Cervantes’ wrongful imprisonment during the Spanish Inquisition. For show times and ticket prices, please visit or call (914)-592-2222.

Experience a matinee or evening performance of Westchester Broadway Theatre’s production of Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration on Monday, March 14. The concert mixes Irish music, folk songs, comedy and Irish dancing, starring one of Ireland’s most celebrated artists, Tony Kenny. For show times and ticket prices, please visit or call (914)-592-2222.

Sheep Shearing Fest at Stone Barns Center 

The 12 Annual Celebration & Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 10am-3pm. Watch as the Stone Barns’ farmers shear their flock and try carding, combing and felting wool before herding the sheep to pasture. Other family-friendly activities, crafts, live music and food round out the fun. Tickets are now on sale. All proceeds support the Stone Barns Center. For more information about the festival and for information about tickets please visit:

Team Building 

The latest team building craze is now open in Scarsdale at The Center@862. Participants must work together to Escape the Room, by solving various puzzles and finding hidden objects – all in 60 minutes. For more information, contact (914) 722-8358 or visit

Bites & Beverages 

The Hudson Valley Restaurant Week begins on March 7 and runs through Sunday, March 20. For two weeks, diners will enjoy meals and affordable deals at more than 200 restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley, including more than 100 in Westchester County. Organized by The Valley Table Magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week features prix-fixe, three-course dinners ($29.95) and lunches ($20.95). For the list of participating restaurants, visit

On March 31, feast on signature bites and beverages during the Taste of Ridge Hill, from the restaurants at Ridge Hill from 6pm-9pm. Participating restaurants include 5 Napkin, Havana Central, Texas de Brazil, Angelo’s Family Style Italian, Lefteris Gyro and Elevation Burger. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Food Bank for Westchester. Tickets must be purchased in advance at

For the Birds 

From now until June 19, ornithologists can visit The Nest, An Exhibition of Art in Nature, at the Katonah Museum of Art. The provocative display incorporates contemporary art, relics from the natural world and items of material culture that showcase the similarities between human and animal behavior. The exhibit, located in the Beitzel and Righter Galleries, raises questions about the survival of birds and their habitats in our ever-changing ecosystem. For more information, please call (914) 232-9555 or visit

Book a hotel-stay in Westchester County 

All Book Early and Save reservations made at least five days prior to arrival are entitled to 15% off the best available rate at Doral Arrowwood. These reservations require a non-refundable $50 deposit. Book now at or by calling (844) 214-5500.

Healthy package, Staying Fit at Radisson New Rochelle, offers a large bottle of flat or sparkling water and an assortment of fresh seasonal fruit and granola bars delivered to the room. The hotel also has an onsite fitness center to get guests ready for spring. Rooms are available from $169. Please visit or call (914) 576-3700 for more information.

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