Sunday, December 9, 2012
St. Mary's Villa for Children opens to the public on Saturday for guided tours.
St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families opened the doors to the historic Lindenwold Castle to the public for the second year on Saturday, Dec. 8, for tours. The castle and grounds opened to the public for guided tours for the first time in over a decade in January of this year. The holidays tours on Saturday are the second time the grounds have been open to the public. St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families is a subsidy of Holy Family Institute of Pittsburgh. After a long history, dating back to 1911 as a boys orphanage. Today, St. Mary's cares for children who are abused, abandoned or need extra supervision and attention in school and residences. St. Mary's cares for children in the greater Philadelphia area.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
This year, I'm thankful for my health and showing it by donating my hair to those who are suffering with cancer and hair loss.
Last week, after a number of years of growing out my hair, it was time to cut it off. More than 10 inches were cut off in four separate pony tails, to be donated to Locks of Love. I've been watching this month as all of my friends have been posting on Facebook what they are thankful for this year, I thought what more is there to be thankful for than your health? I have been blessed with good health, however, not everyone is as lucky. And for the children that deal with illness every day - this year, next year, and any year that came before this one or that will come in the future, that is why I grow out and cut my hair for donation. This is not the first time I've made the big cut for donation, either. My first time I did as an impulse in …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent Todd Stephens and Democrat Will Sylianteng compete for the legislative district which covers Horsham, Upper Dublin, Ambler, Montgomery Township and Abington.
For Democrat Will Sylianteng, the man contesting incumbent State Rep. Todd Stephens for his seat representing the 151st legislative district, sums up Tuesday as a "good day one way or the other." "We’re at polling places introducing ourselves to people as they come in," Sylianteng told Patch of he and his 30 or so volunteers in place at some of the district's three dozen polling places throughout Horsham, Upper Dublin, Ambler, Montgomery Township and Abington. "You actually go face-to-face with an actual voter." It's different than the 14,000 doors Sylianteng knocked while talking to people who, he said may or may not even cast a vote in the 2012 election. To actually see them about to do that makes for a "pretty enjoyable day," he said. …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Natalie’s grandmother, aunt and mother discuss Natalie, and the police investigation surrounding her mysterious death
Natalie Marella’s family is speaking about her death and the police investigation that began when her body was found Aug. 29 in a New Hanover Field. “I would like to clear up some rumors regarding Natalie’s situation,” Marella’s mother, Marion Devicchis Marellla, posted on Natalie’s Facebook page. “We do not know anything as of yet. The detectives are working on finding out what happened. Until then no one knows. If anyone has any info regarding her whereabouts from Sunday to Wednesday, please come forward! Thank you!” Natalie Marella, 26, lived in Ambler and had been studying to be a nurse, according to her aunt, Karen Marella. She was last seen by family on Sunday. “Her mom and dad are kind of working with the police to find out what …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The cause of death of Natalie Marella, 26, of Ambler, is still undetermined pending toxicology testing.
The body that was discovered Wednesday along a cornfield in New Hanover has been identified as 26-year-old Natalie Marella, of Ambler, according to a press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office. New Hanover Police initially responded to a report on Monday morning that a local farmer had discovered the body of a white woman at 2471 Little Road, near the intersection of Renninger Road. An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday evening, but the cause and manner of death remain undertermined pending the results of toxicology testing. According to Marella's Facebook page, she was most recently employed as a model at F.A.B. Modeling, and she graduated from Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in 2006 as a certified clinical …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Joshua Yespy, 34, faces a felony forgery and misdemeanor theft charge in Whitpain Township
Joshua Yespy, 34, of the 300 block of West Fifth Street, Lansdale, was nabbed August 20 on a warrant by Whitpain Township Police in Ambler Borough. Police said at 9:47 a.m. they received information that Yespy was in the area of McDonald's on Butler Avenue in Ambler. Yespy had an active Montgomery County warrant against him for failure to appear at a pre-trial conference in June, police said. According to court records, Yespy faces a felony forgery charge and a misdemeanor theft of moveable property charge in Whitpain Township from February 2012. Yespy was taken into custody by Ambler and Whitpain Township police and was released to Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, police said.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Curtis Walton, 50, of the Neshaminy Falls development, was pulled over after being recognized by a Whitpain Township police officer
Curtis Mansfield Walton, 50, of the 100 block of Upland Court, in the Neshaminy Falls development in Montgomery Township, was nabbed on an active warrant out of Hatfield Township by a Whitpain Township police officer. On July 14, at 3 p.m., an officer on patrol on Railroad Avenue at Mt. Pleasant Avenue in the West Ambler section of Whitpain Township recognized Walton behind the wheel of a blue Mazda, police said. The officer was aware that there was an active warrant out of Hatfield Township for Walton, police said. The officer stopped the vehicle and took Walton into custody. He was later released to Hatfield Township Police. According to Montgomery County court records, Walton is facing simple assault and harassment charges stemming from…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A Lansdale resident also found items stolen from her car in Ambler
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Here are two police items affecting Lansdale residents that occurred in Ambler: On July 9, at 8:51 p.m., a 15-year-old Lansdale girl was cited for underage drinking, police said. The girl was seen at South Chestnut Street and Wissahickon Avenue and was highly intoxicated, police said. She was being assisted by a male subject, police said. The girls' BAC level was .20 percent, police said. Due to her BAC and age, an ambulance was requested and she was transported to Lansdale Hospital, police said. Her mother was contacted and responded to the hospital for her daughter, police said. On July 4, a Lansdale resident reported to police that his unlocked vehicle was entered overnight while parked in the 100 block of Hendricks Street, police said…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
John Cassidy, 20, of Ambler, was pulled over when his vehicle registration identified him as being wanted by Philadelphia Police for drug charges. Cassidy was registered to a hotel room, where they found an alleged accomplice, drugs and $11K in cash
A 20-year-old Lower Gwynedd man wanted by Philadelphia Police for felony drug charges has been arrested and charged by Montgomery Township Police for additional felony drug violations. In a hotel room where the man - John Cassidy, of the 1300 block of Emerson Court - was staying, they found another man, identified as William Gates of Lincolnton, NC, police said. Also taking residence in that hotel room were marijuana, hash, drug paraphernalia and $11,400 in cash, police said. Cassidy and Gates are each charged with felony manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; consipracy to manufacture, deliver or possess a controlled substance with intent to deliver; two misdemeanor counts of possession of a …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Richard O'Donnell, of Penllyn, was arrested for arson, after setting the Saturday night fire in West Ambler