Thursday, May 2, 2013
Get a sneak peak at the new Bonefish Grill and support The ALS Association.
Bonefish Grill, with the newest location opening at 27 Airport Square in Montgomery Township on Monday, May 20, is partnering with the ALS Association for a special charity night. The special event, to be held May 18, will give locals a sneak peek into the area's newest restaurant, and the chance to enjoy the food and drinks before the doors open to the public. According to a press release from Bonefish Grille, "Ahi Tuna Sashimi, PEI Mussels Josephine and 'American Style' Kobe Beef Burgers, and the house specialty Bang Bang Shrimp" will be served, as well as "specialty martinis and cocktails, and samplings from the restaurant’s adventurous wine list." For tickets to the charity night, call Allison Walker at 215-643-5434 or online at www.…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Lansdale Beer Fest organizers are asking their supporters to vote for them as Event of the Year in Philly Beer Scene magazine. Voting ends April 30. Tickets also available now for 2013 Lansdale Beer Fest on June 22.
Lansdale Beer Fest began with beers with some neighbors on a front porch in the West Ward of Lansdale. Today, it is a three-years-in regional fundraising event—returning for a fourth time this year on June 22 in downtown Lansdale. Tickets are $40 general admission and $75 VIP admission. You can buy them here. Lansdale Beer Fest has made enough of a mark on southeastern Pennsylvania to be nominated as Event of the Year in Philly Beer Scene magazine. The organizers of Lansdale Beer Fest need your votes to be the best. You can vote here. Lansdale Beer Fest is in the last category. "Three years ago, I was one of a few neighbors who decided to try to raise a little bit of money for some local charities, and started what was expected to be a …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Kathleen Matthews shows the applications of crafting arts both in and out of the classroom.
North Penn School District math teacher Kathleen Matthews uses her crafting skills to both help inspire her students and advance good causes. As the owner of Tess’ Totes, Matthews recently showcased her custom handmade purses and craftwork at the 2013 Upper Dublin Craft Fair. According to Matthews, proceeds from Tess’ Totes go to charitable organizations. Among the organizations that Tess’ Totes sales support are Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the American Heart Association. However, to Matthews, perhaps the most important support her craft business supports isn’t an organization, but a very special person. “I was sewing since I was six,” Matthews said. “My mom taught me how to sew.” Matthew’s mother, Tess, had a stroke three years ago. …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The North Penn Police Activities League is in the early planning stages of a fundraiser full of flair to benefit 13-year-old Matthew Knoebel, of Lansdale. Early ideas include an Old Navy-sponsored fashion show and a cops vs. kids basketball game
An Old Navy-sponsored fashion show, a "cops vs. kids" Round Robin basketball tournament, a half-court shot contest, a silent auction, Chase Utley autographs, North Penn and Lansdale Catholic sports team volunteers, raffles, hot dogs, sumo fat suit wrestling. Putting the chief of police in a dunk tank. On Wednesday afternoon, 10 people from various professional backgrounds filled a room inside Towamencin Township Municipal Complex with these ideas and more, all to benefit one boy. It was a special meeting of the young North Penn Police Activities League and family members of 13-year-old Lansdale resident Matthew Knoebel. Knoebel was there in thought — he is awaiting a bone marrow transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, having …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The G-Riders charitable cycling team kicked off their 2013 fundraising campaign at Penguin's Pub on Saturday night.
The G-Riders charitable cycling team kicked off their 2013 fundraising season with a boom on Saturday night, hosting their annual "Cheers Charity" event at Penguin's Pub in Warminster. All benefits from the fundraiser are donated to various local and national charities, including the Irish Pub Daniel Faulkner Fund, the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, the Indian Creek Foundation and the American Diabetes Foundation. To date, the team has raised over $70,000 for their respective charities. To read more on the G-Riders' "Cheers Charity" event, as well as an overall look at the team, check out Gerry Dungan's feature by clicking here. Otherwise, check out our gallery above, and if you were there, feel free to add your own photos by …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
As a result of winning the national honor, an additional $25,000 will be donated to Mission Kids, courtesy of L'Oreal Paris.
L'Oreal Paris has announced via Twitter that Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has been named the 2012 Women of Worth National Honoree for her work as co-founder of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center. Ferman was one of 10 honorees from across the country vying for the national honor, which came as a result of a voting process from November 5 through November 21. As a result of winning the national honor, an additional $25,000 will be donated to Mission Kids, courtesy of L'Oreal Paris. Patch congratulates DA Ferman on receiving such an honor! See Related: Risa Ferman Honored as 'Woman of Worth'
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A real-life Santa Claus has taken the initiative to help a pair of struggling Montco families
A pair of struggling Montco families will soon find themselves on the receiving end of a Christmas miracle, thanks to the efforts of 38-year-old Dutch Schrap, of East Coventry, who has decided to take his professional Santa routine to the next level. The son of the elder Santa Schrap, Dutch has followed in his father's snow-covered footsteps for the past 21 years. He's made appearances everywhere from the Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade to gigs with the Philadelphia Flyers and Sixers, and he's even rung the opening bell at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. This year, however, he's looking to expand on his role by initiating Operation Nine Reindeer, which seeks to aid two families who are in desperate need of support. It all began on October 1, …
Friday, March 23, 2012
All proceeds from the upcoming fundraiser to go to local law enforcement-related charities
Looking to surpass their 2011 fundraising efforts, the Wheels of Justice cycling team is planning to host a Date Auction on Wednesday, April 4, with all proceeds going to local law enforcement-related charities. The fundraiser will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Limit in Blue Bell--formerly known as Reeds. Attendees will be able to bid on a date with their favorite local police officers, sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel, but those who are already saddled with a ball-and-chain can still enjoy the three-hour open bar and bid on a variety of sports tickets and memorabilia that are also up for auction. "We've done a number of different [fundraisers], but this event was the brainchild of the group of assistant district …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Financial education, volunteer opportunities, and even cheap retail goods highlight the efforts of the Montgomery County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity is a well-known international charity that aims to build homes for less-fortunate families, but lesser known are their efforts to instill a sense of financial responsibility and to ensure that their investment pays off for both the family and the community. Marianne Albanese, who serves as the executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, prefers to put a quick end to misconceptions about their efforts. "We don't give homes away," said Albanese. "A lot of folks believe that Habitat does that, but that is incorrect. What we do is provide homes to qualified families at zero percent interest." Rather than handing out a free home to a family which may be inexperienced in personal finance and budgeting, …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Local adventure motorcyclist Bruce McKelvy to raise money for local food pantry.
With the recovery from the Great Recession moving at an extremely slow pace, more and more area residents are finding it hard to make ends meet. Some struggle to pay their bills, while others struggle to simply put food on the table. To help those who need it most, 61-year-old Bruce McKelvy, of Lansdale, will embark on a near 10,000 mile charity motorcycle run on Tuesday morning that will touch each of the lower 48 states, in an effort to raise money for the Compassion Corner food pantry at the Branch Creek Community Church in Harleysville. "I'd just like people to be aware that there is this need in the community," said McKelvy, as he wrapped up his final preparations before his 4:30 a.m. departure. "Even though this is a wealthy area, …