Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Bob Keeler of The Souderton Independent reports that the sprinkler system of the home prevented the fire from spreading to the rest of the Hampshire Drive house from the garage
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 2
A faulty refrigerator was the cause of a fire on the 200 block of Hampshire Drive in HIlltown Township on Christmas Day. Bob Keeler of The Souderton Independent reports that the sprinkler system in the home kept the fire from spreading from the attached garage. Keeler reported that homeowner Patti Cage and three of her family members were displaced. The family was able to salvage only clothing; Christmas presents were not saved. Read the full story at this link at The Reporter Online.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Peterman Group, an insurance and risk management agency in Montgomery Township, donated two carloads of gifts to two needy families in the area through Community Housing Services' holiday sharing program
Employees of The Peterman Group of Montgomeryville have made Christmas bountiful and joyful for two area needy families. The insurance and risk management agency on Montgomery Avenue purchased and donated two carloads of gifts from the holiday wish list of two adopted families from nonprofit Community Housing Services in Lansdale's Holiday Sharing Program. One family is a single mother with two daughters, and the second is a single dad with a daughter. "Every year, we take up an employee collection," said Peterman Group employee Christin Costanzo. "Peterman Group matches the contributions." This is the first year that Peterman Group has donated to Community Housing Services. "They really know (employees) Suzanne and Joanne at Toys R Us …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The lights are untangled and the wreaths are hung — Christmastime is here
Neighbors in Lansdale, Towamencin, Hatfield, North Wales and Montgomery have brightened up their houses for the Christmas season. Patch snapped pictures of some homes in all their decked-out glory this weekend. Upload your own photos of your house to the gallery.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Get your Clark Griswold on: Decorate your home for the holidays, upload pictures and be in the running to win $100,000 for North Penn School District
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Go crazy on those Christmas lights. The more extravagant, the better. Then, snap a picture of your display and upload it to the "Deck the House" contest page. Your picture could land $100,000 for North Penn School District. Patch has launched a nationwide contest to find the best-dressed home in the country. The winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. None. Here are the details: Through Dec. 16, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest website. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. One house per Patch will be chosen — by you! — as the winner in your Patch. Of these best and brightest, our judges will select 24 …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The second annual Holiday Food and Gift Drive runs through the holiday, but a special opportunity to donate will occur Saturday evening at Fischer's Park for the Festival of Lights
Towamencin Township Police Department and the Towamencin Police Benevolent Association are reaching out to the public for unwrapped new gifts, gift cards and non-perishable food items for Towamencin needy families. Both organizations host the second annual Holiday Food and Gift Drive, which runs through the end of the year. There is an opportunity to bring donations to Fischer’s Park this evening during the township’s Festival of Lights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fischer’s Park is at 2225 Bustard Road. Santa Claus will be on hand at the Festival of Lights to help Towamencin Township Police personnel collect unwrapped new gifts, gift cards and non-perishable food. Officers will then distribute collected items to local families. According to a …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Parks and Recreation Director Carl Saldutti reviewed the success of the Lansdale Tree Lighting, the Santa House, Lansdale Historical Society's open house and the TubaChristmas Concert from the weekend of November 30
Now that Christmas season is in full swing in Lansdale Borough, the parks and recreation department couldn't be more pleased with all the events that ushered it last weekend. Carl Saldutti, parks and recreation director for Lansdale, said the weather was a big factor that played into the success of the weekend of November 30. "It was a nice weekend of holiday events in the community. The tree lighting went quite well. There are a lot of people that make that event the success that it is," Saldutti said. Of them: Lansdale Borough Electric Department, who erected the Christmas tree and set up the Santa House. "They did a remarkable job getting the Santa House wired up for us," Saldutti said. Public Works, did the "things necessary" to assist…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Worcester Elementary Student Council held its fifth-annual Shopping Trip to Target in Montgomeryville to help fellow Methacton School Community families in need this holiday season.
If you visited Target in Montgomeryville on the morning of Dec. 3, you may have seen “Santa’s Little Helpers” in action. Twenty members of the Worcester Elementary Student Council visited the Target store at 125 Witchwood Drive on their fifth-annual shopping trip for Methacton School families in need. The students, working in teams with volunteer parents, searched the entire store to collect home necessities and wish-list items for the Methacton families. Also joining them were Worcester Elementary student council’s co-advisors Stephanie Cohen and Regina Shanaman. “It gives them ownership,” Cohen, said explaining the reason behind the trip. “They can say, ‘I did my part to help my community.’” She explained that the Worcester Elementary …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Santa Claus, Little Miss Lansdale and Mayor Andy Szekely marked the beginning of the Christmas season Friday night with the lighting of the traditional Christmas tree in Railroad Plaza. It was also First Friday
With the flip of a switch, the 25-foot-tall conifer in the middle of Railroad Plaza in Lansdale lit up Friday night, signifying the start of the Christmas 2012 season in the borough. Residents of all ages and sizes packed a cordoned-off Madison Street, as Santa Claus, Little Miss Lansdale and Mayor Andy Szekely helped usher in the holiday season. The annual tree lighting also occurred during a special Discover Lansdale First Friday. Lansdale Business Association's Holiday Christmas Tree Display also opened its doors to the public at 311 W. Main St. Check out our photo gallery for all the joyful cheer from Friday. And be sure to add your own photos and videos too.
Gary and Janet Hague, proprietors of Hague's Christmas Trees in Hatfield, won grand champion status for wreaths at the National Christmas Tree contest in California
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Gary Hague knows Christmas trees. He also, naturally, knows about wreaths. The latter was proven recently at the National Christmas Tree contest in Sacramento, CA, where Hague and his wife won the Grand Champion blue ribbon, according to Montgomery Newspapers. Hague and his wife Janet are the owners of Hague’s Christmas Trees in Hatfield, located at 755 Forty Foot Road near Koffel Road and across from Pennfield Middle School. Hague’s Christmas Trees has choose-and-cut hours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the week, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Retail lot is open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Learn more at this link.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Santa Claus will arrive in the borough this evening to light the traditional Christmas tree at Railroad Plaza. Then, Santa takes a seat in the Santa House for the rest of the night. Meanwhile, it's also First Friday
Christmas comes to Lansdale tonight. Santa Claus — good ol' belly-like-a-bowlful-of-jelly St. Nick — arrives in the borough this evening, with Fairmount Fire Co. as his sleigh, to hit the switch and light up Railroad Plaza with Lansdale resident Randall Rosenberg's donated Christmas tree, signaling the start of the holiday in Lansdale. Be sure to say "hi" to Little Miss Lansdale and Mayor Andy Szekely too. Then, Santa will take a seat in the Santa House for the rest of the night. Oh, might I also mention it's December's First Friday (on the fourth Friday), courtesy of Discover Lansdale? Let's not forget — 311 W. Main St. opens its doors, somewhat, to the Lansdale Business Association's Holiday Christmas Tree Display. The Grinch will be at …