Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Projects may be suggested for winners of this annual planning and design award.
Wednesday, April 10
The Montgomery County Planning Commission is seeking project nominations for its 2013 Montgomery Awards. This annual program recognizes the best in planning and design in Montgomery County, and acknowledges the high quality work and commitment of communities, organizations, and professionals. All nominations must be submitted by May 17. Eligibility, award criteria, and an online entry form are available online at www.montcopa.org/MontgomeryAwards. In 2013 the program categories were expanded, providing a greater opportunity to recognize diverse projects in the county. The categories include land development projects that promote excellence in design and planning; revitalization projects that contribute to the revitalization of a community …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Graf Engineers, Traffic Planning and Design, and Boucher and James were awarded contracts Monday night for preliminary work for the future recreation community center at Stump and Horsham roads.
An engineering firm from Lansdale, a traffic planning firm from Pottstown, and a landscape architect from Doylestown—the last two being current Montgomery Township-contracted agencies—were awarded contracts Monday night by supervisors for the planning, development, and construction of a future community recreation center at Stump and Horsham roads. According to Dan Sokil of The Reporter, Graf Engineers, in Lansdale was awarded a $106,000 contract for site engineering. Traffic Planning and Design, based in Pottstown, is the contracted township traffic engineer. TPD will contract $20,000 for traffic studies related to the project, Sokil wrote. Finally, Doylestown landscape architectural firm Boucher and James was awarded a $12,000 contract …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Now is the time to start your new gardens or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Garden.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Equus Capital Partners has included the skate park as part of phase one of the Madison Lot Redevelopment. It will be located in the northwest part of the Madison Lot parcel.
An announcement Wednesday night will make the heads of skaters and other fans of a much-discussed Lansdale concrete skate park spin faster than a 1080. Parks and Recreation Committee Chairwoman Mary Fuller announced at a Madison Lot Redevelopment sketch plan unveiling that the skate park will be part of the first phase of the redevelopment by Equus Capital Partners in Fourth Quarter 2013-First Quarter 2014. "With this project, Lansdale will get its skate park in a location that is accessible from all points. It's in the middle of town and it's very visible," Fuller said. "It fits the requirements that we put forth with parks and recreation and public safety, and it serves an underutilized portion of our community." Read more about the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Lansdale Borough Parks and Recreation Committee wants to organize a panel of skateboarders, young and old, to be involved in the design and development of a skate park during 2013
Skaters — your time has come. Lansdale Borough Parks and Recreation Committee is officially in the infancy stages of bringing a skate park to Lansdale Borough. "We have an underserved population in our community: the skateboarders," Saldutti said. "To enhance what we do and provide for that group, we earmarked a skate park. We would like to move that forward." Parks and Recreation Director Carl Saldutti said Wednesday night about $300,000 in seed money has been earmarked in the proposed 2013 budget for development of a skate park. "If you want to put in a concrete structure for a skate park, that was running somewhere around $32 a square foot. We were looking at a 10,000-square-foot facility — 100 by 100. So, we came up with the ballpark …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Lansdale Parks and Recreation hosted its ninth Pysanky workshop Saturday.
These aren't your normal Easter eggs. Pysanky eggs are Ukrainian Easter eggs decorated through the use of a wax-resist method and dyes. To be a Pysanky egg, it must be decorated with a Ukrainan folk design. Before anything is done, the yolk and white are blown out of the egg through a small hole. A stylus, called a kistka, is heated under a flame. The kistka has a funnel-like reservoir attached to a plastic handle. Kistkas can vary in tip size from extra fine to heavy. The reservoir, once heated, stores melted beeswax. The kistka is then used to "draw" a design on the egg. The wax remains on the egg, and one can dye the egg different colors. Repeating this process, designs are drawn and dye is blocked out until the egg has a unique …