Sunday, May 19, 2013
A look at the images from our past in the North Penn area, courtesy of 'Old Images of Montgomery County PA' on Facebook.
I mean, how beautiful is that Rite-Aid at Main and Broad streets in Lansdale? Here is a shot of the Hotel Tremont or Tremont Inn before demolition, courtesy of Mark Methlie on the "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" Facebook page. "I keep seeing postings of the 'Tremont' in its pristine design. Here are some pictures of what it looked like before demolition," wrote Methlie. Do you remember Hotel Tremont? What do you miss about it? Follow "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" here.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Fans of the North Penn YMCA Facebook page can keep up-to-date with YMCA events, including the May 18 Skirt Chaser Run.
The North Penn YMCA was founded in 1955, and its new Facebook page was founded April 25, 2013. The North Penn YMCA recently held a promotion where the first 250 Facebook users received a YMCA package deal. As of the time of this publication, the North Penn YMCA Facebook page has 270 likes and counting. Like other nonprofit organizations, the YMCA uses the social media tool as further outreach to its patrons and the community it serves. Many of the posts provide fans with updates of local YMCA events, such as the May 18 SKiRT Chaser event, which features a two-mile run and pancake breakfast. The post describes the event in this fashion: What’s a SKiRT chaser? A SKiRT chaser is a FREE fun 2 mile run! This is what happens at the race: Ladies …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Facecrooks.com warns of a new scam aimed to get your personal info.
You don't have to be Manti Te'o to be caught by a phishing scam. In fact, you could live right here in Montgomery County. Facecrooks.com is warning users of the popular social media website to keep an eye out for a new phishing scam. A screen form like the one shown pops up, asking users to fill it out on behalf of Facebook Security. Often displaying as "Faćebøøĸ Sẻƈurîƚy," according to the site, it is not in fact the real security site operated by Facebook. According to Facecrooks, the message will tell you that you were "reported to have violated a policy that is considered disruptive or insulting Facebook users." Do not fill out the form. The site says that users that fill out the form are "granting access to their personal information …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Local mothers exchange childhood toys, clothing and accessories using social media.
Moms have to do it all. From getting the kids to soccer practice, to scheduling every doctor, dentist and eye appointment, from school homework to dance recitals, it just never ends. Moms over the years have developed some unique ways of organizing it all. Thankfully, with tools like smartphones, Google calendars, and alarmed reminders, there are multiple tricks of the trade these days. Some mothers in Montgomery County have found a way to even use social media to their advantage, too. With Facebook, some 502 moms have found a way to consign online. It can be difficult to get around to all the sales, find clothes and toys on a budget and make the family dollar stretch, but with Montgomery County Kids Online Yard Sale, the sale is always in…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Blogger Laura Freed explains CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act .
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look at the history of our region, courtesy of 'Old Images of Montgomery County, PA' on Facebook.
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Sunday, April 14
Here's one old time photo from "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" that got even the current homeowner talking. This photo was submitted to the site by Matthew Huff. It is the current home to the Thomas family in West Point, Upper Gwynedd. The home at 614 Garfield Avenue is the former property of tinsmith J.F. Fenstermacher, according to the post. Do you recognize this home? What do you like about West Point?
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thomas Troy Young, allegedly cut and stabbed the throat, face, back and lung of a woman with a kitchen knife in her Hatfield home, leaving her to die in her bathroom. Young's bail remains at $1 million.
A Hatfield man in county prison on $1 million bail waived an attempted murder charge to Montgomery County court Friday morning in Souderton. Thomas Troy Young, 49, of Hatfield, also waived two charges of felony aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, reckless endangerment, two counts of possessing an instrument of crime and terroristic threats at the preliminary hearing. The hearing in Souderton District Court was presided over by Lansdale District Court Judge Harold Borek. Young will be arraigned in county court on May 22. Represented by attorney Tim Woodward, Young had more charges added by police on April 11. Representatives from the Domestic Abuse Response Team at Laurel House were present at the hearing: Stacy Sweinhart and …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Today is the last day to nominate a local nonprofit arts group to receive a donation from Univest Corporation as part of its 'Caring for Arts Giveaway.'
Do you know a local nonprofit arts organization worthy of $1,000? Univest Corporation wants to know about it via Facebook. Souderton-based Univest Corporation ends its "Caring for Arts Giveaway" today at 8 a.m., where it will award $1,000 to a local nonprofit arts organization nominated by the community. According to Kim Detwiler of Univest, the contest is part of Univest's "Committed to Local" philanthropic arm. The contest is held four times a year through its Facebook page. Here's what to do: Good luck to all the local nonprofits!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Folkman Law attorney Erica Domingo will lead a panel on your social media rights and risks in the workplace.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
In this week's photo from Facebook's 'Old Images of Montgomery County PA,' Patch asks for help in identifying these new graduates from the Lansdale high school in 1946.
Recognize anyone in this picture of the graduating class of Lansdale Catholic High School in 1946? This photo was posted by Robert Forbes on the "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" Facebook page. There's one problem with the photo: No one knows who is in it. Click this link to visit the Facebook page and find some names to the faces.