Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Construction and renovations are ongoing, at present, at 1601 N. Broad St. in Hatfield Township to transform the former Salvation Army building into a new learning center.
The old Salavation Army location at 1601 N. Broad St. in Hatfield Township is being renovated and transformed into a new location for a learning center. "It is currently being renovated to be a tutoring center," said Hatfield Township zoning director Ken Amey. "Permits have been issued." The owner of the property is Ashram LLC, who purchased the property in January 2013, according to Montgomery County land records. Ashram LLC also owns Kumon Learning Center at Suite 14 at 1801 N. Broad Street at Pennwood Plaza. Ashram LLC was contacted via the public listing for its address, which was Kumon Learning Center. A message left at the number has not been returned. Amey said Kumon Learning Center "may be moving to the new location" and confirmed…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The West Main Street bar and restaurant is undergoing renovations as it hits its one year in business—just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
Lansdale Tavern, at 839 W. Main St., Lansdale, raises the glasses Friday and toasts its one-year anniversary. The bar and restaurant—formerly Huey's and, before that, My Friend's Place—is, at present, undergoing renovations, but remains open for business. A brand-new hardwood floor graces the bar area and dining room; the green carpet is no more. New gray tile adorns the floor behind the bar. Gone are the booths in the bar area, soon to be replaced with high-top tables. New wainscoating accents the bar area and dining room. The bathrooms will be getting a makeover too, complete with new floor tiles and new fixtures. The major renovations will take place Sunday night into Monday, in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day entertainment. "We want…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Towamencin Township Police said the theft occurred at the ongoing Thorndale development off Allentown Road
Towamencin Township Police said six boxes of Carolina beaded siding and a box of J-channel were stolen from the construction site of the Thorndale development off Allentown Road. The theft of the items, valued at $1,160, occurred between 6:50 p.m. Feb. 6 and 6:50 a.m. Feb. 7, police said. The theft is under investigation. Call Towamencin Township Police with any information at 215-368-7606.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site presented Monday night proposed plans for a community and recreation center at Stump and Horsham roads. Township Manager Larry Gregan outlined the potential financial plan to pay for it all
Montgomery Township Supervisors have a vision for a regional community and recreation center at Stump and Horsham roads, presented a public meeting Monday by contracted firm Kimmel-Bogrette Architecture + Site. The vision is this: a 39,000-square-foot, two-story facility with a gymnasium with two full basketball courts, two flex-space community rooms with a kitchen, a child watch area, a weight/cardio room, a youth lounge, a cafe, two exercise rooms, a suspended walking/jogging track, three multipurpose studio spaces and a senior citizen activity room. Things the vision doesn't include: a pool, library space and a skate park. The township plans to fund the proposed project for 21 years without any need for a tax increase. "On Nov. 8, we …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Additional sanitary and storm sewer work is proposed for the project. The Lansdale Public Works Committee is expected to make a recommendation soon on proceeding with engineering work on the project
A preliminary proposal from borough engineer Remington, Vernick and Beach estimates a price tag of more than $1 million to repair sanitary and storm sewers along Jenkins Avenue, between Chestnut and Line streets. "We asked (borough engineer) Remington, Vernick and Beach to go back and look at a broader proposal for a number of items we felt important to work on, specifically some additional sanitary and storm sewer work in there," said Public Works Committee Chairman Denton Burnell at council's Wednesday work session. "It does come with a very hefty price tag." The Jenkins Avenue issue became a stinky one for one resident at Jenkins Avenue and Chestnut Street last year. He came to the public works committee to notify the borough that he …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Residents were evacuated from homes in the area of York Avenue and Towamencin Avenue Wednesday afternoon
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A construction crew installing a sidewalk at York and Towamencin avenues in Lansdale accidentally struck a gas line Wednesday afternoon, according to The Reporter. As a precaution, residents in the area of the intersection were temporarily evacuated from their homes, according to the article. The gas line was struck on York Avenue. The line was repaired shortly before 5 p.m., according to the article.
Monday, September 10, 2012
2. Want to learn how to play cribbage? Lansdale Library holds an Introduction to Cribbage at 2 p.m. Learn rules, terminology and basic strategies of the card game
1. Final paving of the southern end of the new Route 202 Parkway, along with guiderail placement, will restrict travel on Route 202 between Swedesford Road and Knapp Road, and on Route 63 from Stump to North Wales roads, beginning today to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. In addition, Upper State Road between Route 463 and County Line Road in Warrington and Horsham townships is set to open at 6 a.m. following road construction since Thursday, Sept. 7. 2. Want to learn how to play cribbage? Lansdale Library holds an Introduction to Cribbage at 2 p.m. Learn rules, terminology and basic strategies of the card game. 3. A men’s book discussion meets at 7 p.m. at Lansdale Library to discuss “Riders of the Purple Sage” by Zane Grey. 4. The 2012 …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Since early railroads were the cogs that drove growth and development in towns along their routes, it’s not surprising that residents of these communities took great pride in their train stations
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dick Shearer
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Since early railroads were the cogs that drove growth and development in towns along their routes, it’s not surprising that residents of these communities took great pride in their train stations. In the case of the North Penn Railroad, the line’s supervisors early on cautioned against building permanent stations until they could determine which stops actually had the potential to expand. That was typical up and down the NPRR in the 1850s and 1860s. Most depots were glorified wooden shelters just big enough to offer some protection from rain and snow. As time passed these primitive structures were replaced by better accommodations. Most of the second generation stations were still made of wood, but there were exceptions – case in point the…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Sen. Bob Mensch, R-24, holds a 24th District Open House at Lansdale Borough Hall from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1. Lansdale Library has a Friday Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. Today’s matinee is “The Iron Giant” (PG, 86 minutes). 2. There are continuing and new road closures today: 3. Sen. Bob Mensch, R-24, holds a 24th District Open House at Lansdale Borough Hall from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 4. Hatfield Aquatic Center, 2500 N. Chestnut St., Hatfield, holds a Phillies Night from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. as part of its Late Summer Friday Fun Nights. Members are free. 5. Popa Chubby & John Nemeth perform at Sellersville Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and $30.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Anyone else hear and see that thunder and lightning early this morning?
1. Northbound Route 202 will be closed between Route 63/Welsh Road and Gwynmont Drive in Upper Gwynedd today through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a gas valve replacement by PECO Energy. 2. Lansdale Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. at Lansdale Borough Hall. 3. A business card exchange organized PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at North Penn Art, 720 S. Broad St., Upper Gwynedd. 4. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will announce tonight the winners of its first “I Love Classic Towns” Photo Contest during a gallery show at Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, from 6 to 8. Awards announced at 7 p.m. 5. Electric guitarist Robben Ford performs at 8 p.m. at Sellersville Theater. Tickets …