Sunday, December 16, 2012
The lights are untangled and the wreaths are hung — Christmastime is here
Neighbors in Lansdale, Towamencin, Hatfield, North Wales and Montgomery have brightened up their houses for the Christmas season. Patch snapped pictures of some homes in all their decked-out glory this weekend. Upload your own photos of your house to the gallery.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Get your Clark Griswold on: Decorate your home for the holidays, upload pictures and be in the running to win $100,000 for North Penn School District
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Go crazy on those Christmas lights. The more extravagant, the better. Then, snap a picture of your display and upload it to the "Deck the House" contest page. Your picture could land $100,000 for North Penn School District. Patch has launched a nationwide contest to find the best-dressed home in the country. The winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. None. Here are the details: Through Dec. 16, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest website. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. One house per Patch will be chosen — by you! — as the winner in your Patch. Of these best and brightest, our judges will select 24 …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Photos from Skippack's Jack Frost Friday and Illuminaire Nights.
Skippack shoppers enjoyed Jack Frost Friday and Illuminaire Nights on Dec. 7, and Patch was on hand to snap some photos. Village visitors took in the lit-up village, and participated in a shopping challenge.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Lansdale Parks and Recreation Department is working on estimates for lighting and wiring the existing basketball court at Fourth Street Park, per request of a teenage resident
Lansdale Borough Parks and Recreation is working with the borough electric company on getting cost estimates for lighting and wiring the existing basketball court at Fourth Street Park. A request from a 17-year-old resident of West Fourth Street prompted the discussion and investigation. The resident initially requested an additional basketball court and new basketball nets as well. Parks and recreation director Carl Saldutti said the resident had mentioned organizing a fundraiser to help cover the costs of the lighting and wiring. The teenager had mentioned he and friends must play at Parkside Place in Upper Gwynedd or in Hilltown if they want a lighted court. "We are getting estimates to get a handle on what costs would be," Saldutti …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Numerous accidents plagued the North Penn and Indian Valley areas Saturday
It was a day of vehicular accidents and delayed traffic on Saturday in the North Penn and Indian Valley areas. It all began at 4 a.m. when a transformer fire in Montgomery Township cut out all the lights at the Five Points intersection. At around 11 a.m., Knapp Road was closed at North Wales Road due to a motor vehicle accident with a rescue on the Lansdale side. Commuters in the area of Welsh Road/W. Main Street/63 and West Orvilla Road were delayed by a three-vehicle accident that blocked the intersection – this is where Spaniel’s Exxon and the cemetery are located. Within minutes of one another, two accidents occurred in extremes of the county. At 521 Ridge Road in Telford Borough, near Salford Township, crews from Tylersport Fire Co. …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Nothing says "warmth" like Christmas lights
With Christmas only a few days away, the streets and roads throughout the borough are aglow with lights and decorations. Some prefer the minimalistic approach to Christmas displays, while others aim to make Clark Griswold blush. Regardless, there's nothing like walking down a well-decorated street before Christmas, so we've put together a gallery of various Christmas displays throughout Lansdale. Was your home captured in our lens? Check the gallery to find out!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the North Penn School District. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in the Montgomeryville-Lansdale area, and the North Penn School District will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works: So, get out your lights and ladders (and your competitive spirit)! Whether your style is sophisticated or silly, we want you to dress up your house in the name of good cheer and our kids. At the very least, Montgomery Township and Lansdale Borough will be decked out like they've never been before. And if we win, what better gift could we give to North Penn kids? If you’ve got any questions, post them below and we’ll share the …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
LBA looks to create a new borough tradition
For the borough residents who couldn't get their Christmas fill during Friday night's tree lighting, another winter wonderland made its debut next to the West Main Diner. Thanks to the efforts of the Lansdale Business Association, the "Holiday Festival of Trees" will shine brightly from Main Street and Mitchell Avenue for the duration of the holiday season. "It's free to the public and we think it will help get people into the spirit of the holidays," said Mary Schwalje, of Lansdale's Sign-A-Rama, who helped organize the event. "It lets people know a little more about the local businesses in Lansdale, and it gives the families a fun experience." The Christmas tree display features uniquely decorated trees by 14 area businesses, including …
Hundreds of residents packed Railroad Plaza for a glimpse of Saint Nick
Choirs sang holiday jingles and children rehearsed their wish lists as hundreds of borough residents packed Railroad Plaza on Friday night to see Santa Claus light up Lansdale's Chrismas tree. "It's a great opportunity to signify the start of the holiday season," said Denton Burnell, who attended with his wife, Mary, and his two children, Nate and Clara. "Everybody gets to come out, the kids get together and everyone is excited. We're excited to see it get lit up." With festive lights already donning the surrounding trees and bushes, local vendors supplied hot dogs and warm drinks to those who were eagerly awaiting the arrival of a certain family from the North Pole. Just as the anticipation had reached its peak, Santa Claus came rolling…
Monday, November 21, 2011
Montgomery Township's Holiday Lights Contest needs entries by December 2, with judging on December 5
If you decide to go all Clark Griswold on your home this holiday season, you could win bragging rights and free money from Montgomery Township. The eighth-annual Holiday Lights Contest and Celebration, sponsored by the parks and recreation board, requires entries be turned into the township - with photo - by Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. You can download an entry form in our photo gallery. Send entries to: Montgomery Township, Holiday Lights Contest, 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936. “The contest is an annual event that encourages our residents to decorate their homes in the township for the holiday season,” said Ann Shade, director of administration and human resources. Homes will be judged in various categories: Entries will be judged by…