Friday, March 22, 2013
Matthew Knoebel, 13, is undergoing a bone marrow transplant in his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. North Penn Police Activities League is ramping up an April 27 fundraiser, featuring cops versus youth basketball games and Old Navy fashion shows.
The April 27 North Penn Police Activities League fundraiser for teenage Lansdale leukemia patient Matthew Knoebel is getting bigger and better by the month. The highlights of the event, running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Penndale Middle School in Lansdale, are three youth versus cops basketball games and two Old Navy teen fashion shows with local North Penn School District boys and girls as models. On top of that, there will be food, beverages, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and a basket auction. Auction items donated thus far include: The event isn't without its appearances either. Schultz, a two-time Stanley Cup NHL champion, is expected to be there, as is three-time NBA World Champion Gerald Henderson Sr. Oh, and The Amazing Spider-…
The March 17 event collected proceeds for the Lansdale nonprofit.
Lansdale Area Fundraising Society and North Wales Running Company’s third annual Molly’s Miler has brought in $1,200 for Manna on Main Street. The March 17 event had 200 entrants, according to Mike Panachyda of LAFS. The third-annual race was a one-mile run that started and ended at Molly Maguire’s in Lansdale. New this year was the Guinness Gallop—down a pint of Guinness at the start and finish of the race. LAFS was founded in 2011 by residents in the West Ward of Lansdale Borough. Its mission is to foster the success of individuals and nonprofit groups that give back to the North Penn community. For more information on LAFS, contact them at info@LAFS-Inc.org and visit its website at www.LAFS-Inc.org.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The benefit is the largest fundraising event for Camp Kesem.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team tells about a local family they helped to find a home.
A home can mean many different things to people, but I think we can all agree that a good home provides security, privacy, adequate space, and comfort. A good home is not a money pit or leaves you cash-strapped at the end of every month. A good home is located where you want to be: whether you want a short commute to work, good schools for your children to attend, near other family or friends, access to amenities such as parks, restaurants, shopping, or nightlife. Often taken for granted, a good home becomes a cornerstone of a happy life. In 2011, we met a family who is truly an inspiration – a model of hope and unconditional love. Four generations looking to move into one house together so they could care for one another. The …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Old Navy, along with organizations like North Penn PAL and North Penn YMCA, and area businesses like Chantilly Floral, Theraplay and Cardano Realtors, held a bake sale fundraiser for Matthew Knoebel and his family
It was a case of come one, come all when local shoppers and supporters stopped in Old Navy at Airport Square in Montgomery Township Saturday for a bake sale fundraiser to support Matthew Knoebel, 13, and his family. Knoebel, a Penndale Middle Schooler, is battling acute myeloid leukemia and is awaiting a bone marrow transplant this month. Old Navy brought out businesses like Cardano Realtors, Chantilly Floral Boutique, Theraplay and Wells Fargo to support the cause. North Penn YMCA had a table at the store, as did North Penn Police Activities League. There was also a face painting table in the back of the store manned by associate Ali Moore. Tables were set up around the store for the entire business day. Assistant store manager Aisha …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Councilman Jack Hansen has directed a former borough solicitor to urge Friends of Lansdale supporters not to support the re-elections of Mary Fuller and Matt West — and instead push for a new slate of council members that share his 'progressive vision.'
Democratic Borough Councilman Jack Hansen has directed a former borough solicitor, whose firm was ousted by a majority council vote in 2010, to urge a Lansdale Democratic Political Action Committee not throw its support behind the re-election of two incumbent Democratic councilmembers—and instead push for a "new slate" of Democrats that share Hansen's "progressive visions." Hansen, chairman of the Lansdale Democratic Committee, said the PAC Friends of Lansdale is not supporting incumbents Mary Fuller and president Matt West because "they have not supported our party or our candidates since they started their campaign in February 2009." "They have rarely shown up at our Lansdale Democrat meetings or supported our events," Hansen said. So, …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The North Penn Police Activities League is planning an April 27 fundraiser to support a 13-year-old Lansdale boy battling leukemia
Gadzooks! The Preston & Steve Sow of 93.3 WMMR in Philadelphia have stepped up to show its support for an April 27 fundraiser at Penndale Middle School organized by the North Penn Police Activities League. The North Penn PAL is in the midst of planning a fundraiser for Lansdale teen Matthew Knoebel, who is at present battling acute myeloid leukemia. Knoebel recently finished another exhaustive round of chemotherapy at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and he awaits a bone marrow transplant next month. Towamencin Township Police Officer Patrick Horne, a member of the North Penn PAL executive board and police liaison, said he had reached out to Kathy Romano of the Preston & Steve Show. The North Penn PAL will be advertising on the WMMR …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Green Street Luxuries, 617 W. Main St., Lansdale, holds a networking, business card exchange and fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Wednesday, February 27
1. Hilltown Township Police and Bucks County District Attorney’s Office hold a press conference at noon at the Hilltown Township Police headquarters to ask the public’s assistance for information developed during the investigation into the death of Joseph Canazaro in January. 2. Register your Pinewood Derby car at Lowe’s in Hatfield and Montgomeryville at the customer service desk today for official entry in the store’s Pinewood Derby Car Show from March 2 to March 8. Cars will be displayed near the front of the store and the public will vote on a winner from different age classes. 3. Green Street Luxuries, 617 W. Main St., Lansdale, holds a networking, business card exchange and fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 4. Business Play Group …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Metropolitan American Diner and Bar will hold a fundraiser for The Friends of the North Wales Area Library on Thursday
Eating at the Metropolitan American Diner and Bar, located at 750 Upper State Road in Montgomery Township, may help keep North Wales Area Library running. The restaurant will hold a fundraising event for the library this Thursday during its lunch and dinner servings. For every Metropolitan patron telling their server that they are there for the library, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales to the Friends of North Wales Area Library. According to the NWAL website, the Friends of NWAL is a charitable organization of individuals, businesses and services groups, who support the library through donations, volunteerism and publicity. Jayne Blackledge, North Wales Area Library director, said that the nonprofit reached out to …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The North Penn Police Activities League is in the early planning stages of a fundraiser full of flair to benefit 13-year-old Matthew Knoebel, of Lansdale. Early ideas include an Old Navy-sponsored fashion show and a cops vs. kids basketball game
An Old Navy-sponsored fashion show, a "cops vs. kids" Round Robin basketball tournament, a half-court shot contest, a silent auction, Chase Utley autographs, North Penn and Lansdale Catholic sports team volunteers, raffles, hot dogs, sumo fat suit wrestling. Putting the chief of police in a dunk tank. On Wednesday afternoon, 10 people from various professional backgrounds filled a room inside Towamencin Township Municipal Complex with these ideas and more, all to benefit one boy. It was a special meeting of the young North Penn Police Activities League and family members of 13-year-old Lansdale resident Matthew Knoebel. Knoebel was there in thought — he is awaiting a bone marrow transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, having …