Thursday, June 16, 2011
More than 1,000 students heard their name called Wednesday night.
Lansdale Patch wants to congratulate the 1,046 students of the Class of 2011! For all your hard work and efforts, we offer to you the largest photo gallery that we have ever posted. Be sure to check out our visual documentation of the commencement, and keep your eyes peeled for additional photos in this week's Viewfinder, as well as the Lansdale Patch Facebook page. Feel free to add your grad photos to our gallery.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Diego and Frisco are looking for a nice place to call home.
Here are our pets of the week looking for a good home. Diego and Frisco are two 14-week-old kittens available through Stray Cat Blues, a volunteer based, non-profit organization located at PetSmart in Montgomery Township. Both kittens are spayed/neutered and up to date on all vaccinations, in addition to being micro-chipped. “We can't bring them in unless they're ready to go,” said Judy Gross, a volunteer who also provides a foster home for the kittens until they are adopted. Frisco, a white kitten with tabby spots, and Diego, a full tabby cat, were both born with curled-in eyelids, but thanks to Stray Cat Blues, they were given corrective eyelid surgery and can now live a normal life with full vision and no discomfort. Anyone wishing to…
Friday, May 27, 2011
North Penn High School Thespian Troupe 5464 shows that 'Broadway Cares'
North Penn High School Thespian Troupe 5464 held its 12th annual Broadway Cares / Equity Fights A.I.D.S. Variety Show May 20, with a host of family and friends in attendance. In addition to the variety show, there was a silent auction during intermission, and a flea market that ran throughout the course of the evening, with proceeds going to the Broadway Cares / Equity FIghts A.I.D.S. non-profit group. In case you missed the show, the Lansdale Patch has you covered. Check out our larger-than-normal photo gallery, as well as video footage edited by Lansdale Patch editor Tony Di Domizio. Did we catch you in our lens? Check the gallery to find out!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A mass showing of love and support crowded the scene where 9-year-old Skyler Kauffman was tragically murdered gathered tonight along Chestnut Street in Souderton.
Hundreds of residents packed the intersection of Second Street and Chestnut Street in Souderton, in an effort to show condolences and support to the family of 9-year-old murder victim Skyler Rae Kauffman. Family members, including her mother, father and grandparents were in attendance, as well as local soldiers, Bikers Against Child Abuse, and many other organizations. A volunteer walked through the crowd with a large jug to collect donations to help the family cover funeral costs. Several of Kauffman's family members, including her cousin Christine and her aunt Debbie, wore T-shirts with Kauffman's picture on them. They intend to sell the shirts to help raise money for memorial expenses. If you didn't have a chance to make it to the …
Monday, May 9, 2011
The fire began on the first floor of the home shortly before 6:30 p.m
A fire broke out after 6 p.m. at the home of Matthew Budinko, located at 1876 Valley Forge Road near the intersection of Garfield Avenue in Towamencin. Jeremy Miller, who lives across the street from the home, saw smoke and ran over to see what was going on. "I came out to the lawn and saw smoke. My neighbor Walt and I thought they were burning leaves," said Miller. "Once we were in the backyard, we could hear the fire alarm going off, and we could see smoke coming out of the vents of the roof." The two neighbors banged on the doors of the home, making sure no one was inside. A few second later, Walt dialed 9-1-1. Units from Towamencin, North Penn, and Worcester fire companies arrived shortly after to put out the one-alarm fire. "As the…
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Capping off a memorable First Friday, The Next Big Thing, Friends With Murder, and Rough Justice put on an amazing show at Panico's
Patch was at Panico's Friday night, with its lens pointed towards all the carnage and mayhem. Did we catch you in our lens? Check out the photo gallery to find out!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Spring Family Dance was fun for all, including those who simply sat and watched.
With music provided by Xtreme Entertainment, students and parents spent Friday night dancing at Bridle Path Elementary. It was a tremendously fun and, at times, hilarious event. Check out our gallery and video of all that went on.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Bikers Against Child Abuse host their fifth-annual Community Awareness Day at the North Penn Boys and Girls Club
For the fifth consecutive year, the Montgomery County chapter of the Bikers Against Child Abuse held their Community Awareness Day at the North Penn Boys and Girls Club in Lansdale. Guests were treated to free food, a karate demonstration, an easter egg hunt, and a whole lot more. Sponsers were everywhere, offering services ranging from fingerprinting to help in securing health care for children. Check out our video coverage of the event, as well as a larger-than-normal photo gallery.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
For a second straight year, the elementary school is hosting a multiple-day clothing drive
On a beautiful Saturday morning, Becky Conrad was seated in the back of a nearly-full U-Haul truck in the parking lot of Gwyn-Nor Elementary, as vehicle after vehicle pulled into the lot to donate clothes. "Look at the size of this truck! And we just started!" said Conrad. "I think this is a good one for us." Indeed, only four hours into the clothing drive, the U-Haul had little to no space left, forcing Conrad and her partner, Cathy Halberg, to move donations to a secondary collection point, a few parking spaces away. "This weekend is the mommy market, which helps. People come out with stuff they didn't sell, and throw it right in the truck," said Conrad with a laugh. The amount should come as no surprise, as the school raised more …
Penndale students compete to see who can create the most unique cupcake
For the past week, there's been a severe case of aching sweet teeths and drooling mouths at Penndale Middle School -- and it usually occurs right near the main office. Located within the hallway near the main office, students pass by an enclosed display that features more than 50 unique, hand-crafted cupcakes. The display is the result of a project by the Family Consumer Science 9th-grade majors, who were given a little more than a week to design and create their own cupcake. "I just love that they can be creative. I mean, look at the cactus! I've never seen anything like it," said Rachel Pfost, an FSC teacher at Penndale and co-organizer of the cupcake competition. On the last day of voting, Pfost proudly went through each and every …