Sunday, May 15, 2011
Montgomery Mall hosted a National Law Enforcement Week community event
Shoppers at the Montgomery Mall had a bit of added security Saturday afternoon, as members of local police departments took over the main lobby for a National Law Enforcement Week community event. The five-hour event featured multiple K-9 demonstrations by the Montgomery Township Police Department, tactical response demonstrations by North Penn and Montgomery County S.W.A.T. team members, and a variety of community outreach programs and services, including child safety and anti-bullying information. In addition to the Montgomery Township Police Department, members of the Lower Gwynedd Police Department, the Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale, the Fire Department of Montgomery Township, and the United States Secret Service all …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Wiffle ball, car washes and Arbor Day. Is summer here or what?
1. Montgomery Elementary sixth graders hold a car wash today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fire Department of Montgomery Township also holds a car wash from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its two stations: 202 and Montgomery Drive, and 325 Stump Road. 2. The Great Strides walk takes place today at 10 a.m. at Central Park in Doylestown. Great Strides is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Montgomery Township resident and Lansdale Catholic student Veronica Grosse will lead Team Sam’s Story, in memory of her sister, Samantha, who died of the disease. 3. Montgomery Township celebrates Arbor Day with education sessions and tree giveaways to residents beginning at 9 a.m. and ending when all trees have been distributed. Trees …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
How's your week been? Here's five stories you should have read this week
1. North Penn DUI Task Force held a mock DUI accident reenactment to illustrate to North Penn High School students the dangers of drinking and driving. The event featured mock rescue by Towamencin Vol. Fire Co., Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale and PennStar MedEvac. Check out our video here. 2. Lansdale Borough Mayor Andy Szekely released a letter to the editor on Thursday calling out council members who allegedly tried to silence him with a letter of reprimand for sharing with the public information discussed in one of council’s recent executive session that he said is questionable under the Sunshine Law. Read more about it here. 3. The Archive Books and Paper owner Dale Mechalas announced that he is opening a satellite store …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The American Kenpo and kickboxing studio in Upper Gwynedd raised money for charity Save the Children Saturday.
AmeriKick Karate, at 1551 S. Valley Forge Road in the North Penn Marketplace, held a kick-a-thon last Saturday to raise money for Save the Children. The goal was to raise $3,000 for charity by collecting pledges and performing 1,000 kicks during the 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. event. In addition to this fundraising event, AmeriKick's Lansdale location held free classes, a complimentary self-defense seminar, giveaways, and a prize drawing. Top prizes were a free year of lessons and an iPod Nano engraved with the AmeriKick Lansdale name. Check out our video, and come back tomorrow for our Viewfinder gallery.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Each Thursday at 3 p.m., we check out the five best, the five hottest, the five newest, the five tastiest ... you get the picture
This week's Patch Picks ... The Five Nonprofits Making a Difference
It's Thursday morning, and that means it's time for your weekend planner
The weekend is coming! Here at Patch, we’ve combed through our local calendar to pull out the best events for the weekend and the coming week. 1. Charity Auction Where/When: William Penn Inn, 1017 Dekalb Pike, Ambler; Feb. 17, 6 p.m. Why go: The 12th annual Charity Auction, sponsored by PennSuburban Chamber's Women’s Network, features light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, live auction items and silent auction tables. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations and scholarship programs. Pricing: $35 per person, available through PennSuburban 2. Lasagna Dinner Where/When: Montgomery County Community College – West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown; Feb. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Why go: This dinner benefits the Cat Angel Network of …