Monday, March 4, 2013
Fifth annual Polar Bear 5K Run/Walk for Autism brings in 2,100 runners and walkers for charity.
It may seem a little brisk for an outdoor race, but the winter weather did not stop one Lansdale man. He took first place in the 2012 race, but falling behind by just 18 seconds, he took a second place title this time around. According to CompuScore.com, Kevin Donnelly, 24, of Lansdale, Pa., placed second in this Fifth Annual Polar Bear 5K Run/Walk for Autism, sponsored by Mike’s Seafood in Sea Isle City, N.J. Donnelly ran the 5K in 15:56 this year. The race was held on Feb. 17, offering local runners and walkers a chance to support a good cause and stay fit through the winter months. "One in 88 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined," said the race's website. "It is …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Happy Veterans Day to all our heroes, past and present. Thank you for your sacrifice
1. Happy Veterans Day to all our heroes, past and present. Thank you for your sacrifice. Here are some area events today: 2. Check out “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at 1 p.m. at Lansdale Catholic High School, 700 Lansdale Ave. The presentation is by the LC Drama Club. Tickets are $10. 3. Registration due today for Plains Mennonite Church’s women’s retreat on Nov. 17 at the church. Check out www.PlainsMennoniteChurch.org or call 215-362-7640. 4. Today is the Running for Hope 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk at Wissahickon High School, 521 Houston Road, Ambler, beginning at 10 a.m. rain or shine. Registration cost is $20. 5. St. Rose of Lima Christmas Bazaar is today from 8:30 to 2 at the parish on Sumneytown Pike/Main Street in North Wales …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nearly 2,000 people participate in the 23rd Annual Race For Open Space.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Anne Standish, of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association. Ambler, PA - June 22, 2012 - The Tex Mex Connection in North Wales celebrated its 23rd year of hosting the Tex Mex 5K Race for Open Space. The beneficiary is Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the health and beauty of the Wissahickon Creek. The intense heat did not keep the 1,700 runners from enjoying the race and the event that culminates with the :Party Under the Stars" at Tex Mex Connection. Cory Smith came in first place with a time of 16:02 and Lindsay Cavanaugh was first place female runner with a time of 18:48. Prizes were awarded to the top three male …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Runners, walkers took steps to aid in the fight against domestic violence.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ann Cornell
Monday, October 24, 2011
More than 300 men, women and children laced up for Laurel House's annual 5K Dash in Upper Gwynedd on Sunday morning. Named for Pennsylvania's state flower, "Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families and communitites throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania," according to the organization's website. The annual event raises about $20,000 for the organization, said press contact Tina Reynolds. Sponsors included Portolese Family Chiropractic, Mary Kay Inc. and Fleet Feet Sports; face painting, raffles and balloon animals were among the family-friendly activities available at the pavilion. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; abuse affects men and women throughout the U.S. every day. • …
Friday, April 8, 2011
The Lansdale Borough Public Safety Committee reviewed a second 5K route proposed as a fundraiser. Police Chief McDyre said it would strip the manpower for the evening.
It’s back to the drawing board again for the North Penn YMCA and Panico’s, as the Lansdale Borough Public Safety Committee Wednesday night asked them to work out a different route for a proposed 5K Walk and Run in August. There were two problems with the event, as emphasized by Lansdale Police Chief Robert McDyre. First, the route would strip the police of all its manpower on a Wednesday evening – four officers – to control the event. Second, the route would call for a closing of Valley Forge Road and numerous detours – both, according to McDyre, would cause problems. Betty Hoffa, of the North Penn YMCA, said the 5K Run and Walk would be co-sponsored by the YMCA and Panico’s. The planned route winds through Lansdale Borough and neighboring…
Monday, March 14, 2011
Local tavern held another successful race against heart disease with its St. Patty's Day Shocker 5K
With heart disease still the number one killer of adults in America, having quick access to the device during a medical crisis greatly increases the chance of survival. No one knows that better than Daniel Cymerman of Upper Dublin. Cymerman is a bartender at Village Tavern in Montgomery Township and he raced in honor of his father in the establishment’s annual St. Patty’s Day Shocker 5K Race on Sunday. “This race is kind of surreal to me because I lost my dad less than a year ago to a heart attack,” he said. “It makes you think of how we’re really not prepared to deal with that kind of situation. If having one of these things means that a son doesn’t have to lose his father, then I’m happy to do my part.” Village Tavern owners John and …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Looking for five things to do the rest of the week and weekend? Look no further.
Patch has got the goods on the coolest, most interesting things happening this week. Have an event you’d like to suggest for a future Get Out? Comment below, or e-mail email@example.com. 1. Chamber 101 Where/When: PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce, 229 S. Broad St., Lansdale; March 10, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Why go: Learn how to get the most out of a chamber of commerce. Discover the hidden benefits, and network with other new members. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. Pricing: Free 2. Free Breakfast and Nutrition Lecture Where/When: Arnold’s Way, 319 W. Main St., Lansdale; March 12, 8:15 a.m. Why go: Come for a free green smoothie and bananas, and a lecture on mindful eating. Topics include protein myths, restoration of vital energy, …
Sunday, February 13, 2011
In 2002, council approved a speed limit change for West Second Street, but it was never put in place
Talk about not following the rules of government. Ordinance No. 1680, added to the borough code on May 15, 2002, was supposed to enforce a 25 mph speed limit on West Second Street between Richardson Road and Valley Forge Road. But it never happened. During a recent Lansdale Borough Public Safety Committee report, councilman and committee chair Mike Sobel reported that last month’s meeting involved a discussion on a request from a resident on reducing the speed limit on the 800 block of West Second Street between the two roads. Sobel said there was already a 2002 ordinance on the books that did just that, but signs were never posted. “They were never put up,” Sobel said. “It will be done quickly at this point.” In other committee news, …