Monday, January 28, 2013
A call to prohibit fracking in Montco.
Monday, January 28
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men." —Rachel Carson Natural gas drilling by horizontal slickwater fracturing (often called fracking) is a monumental environmental issue PA is facing that impacts everyone’s future. Often referred to as a “bridge to cleaner energy” our governor is supporting drilling any and everywhere possible in Pennsylvania to capitalize on the gas drilling boom. Since the Marcellus Shale does not underlie Montgomery County, I think many of us assume this is not our problem because it’s not in our neighborhood or 500 feet from our schools, but it could be coming our way. As previously published in Patch, http://ambler.patch.com/articles/fracking-debate-comes-to-montgomery-bucks-…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The suspects allegedly struck more than 25 single-family dwellings, using the victims' pillow cases to carry the stolen items, which frequently included cash, jewelry, electronics and guns.
Four Montco men have been arrested in connection with a summertime burglary spree that struck more than 25 single-family homes across the tri-county area. Between June 12 and July 23, state police allege that Jason Baldwin, 34, Fabrice Careme, 26, and Gregory Eagle, 29, all of Pottstown, as well as Patrick Brumbaugh, 20 of Lansdale, committed more than 25 day time burglaries throughout western Montgomery County, eastern Berks County and northern Chester County in June and July of this year. Click here to follow us on Facebook According to court records, all of the alleged burglaries shared a common scheme and design, with all break-ins happening on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The suspects allegedly struck only single-family …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A real-life Santa Claus has taken the initiative to help a pair of struggling Montco families
A pair of struggling Montco families will soon find themselves on the receiving end of a Christmas miracle, thanks to the efforts of 38-year-old Dutch Schrap, of East Coventry, who has decided to take his professional Santa routine to the next level. The son of the elder Santa Schrap, Dutch has followed in his father's snow-covered footsteps for the past 21 years. He's made appearances everywhere from the Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade to gigs with the Philadelphia Flyers and Sixers, and he's even rung the opening bell at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. This year, however, he's looking to expand on his role by initiating Operation Nine Reindeer, which seeks to aid two families who are in desperate need of support. It all began on October 1, …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Increased funding arrives right before Valley Forge Casino Resort set to open its doors in Upper Merion
With the first casino in Montgomery County set to open this spring, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has presented Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman with a $150,000 grant to help fight illegal gambling operations. "This is an opportunity because of an appropriation that the [gaming control] board gets from the general assembly to award grants to law enforcement agencies here in Pennsylvania who are willing to deal with the problem of illegal gambling," said William Ryan Jr., chairman of the gaming control board. "We know it's out there, but it sometimes doesn't get the attention it deserves," Ryan said. "Providing these funds will enable Risa and her office to continue an effort against illegal gambling here in …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Montgomery County Community College's Dental Hygiene Clinic is looking for a few bad mouths
Dirty mouths wanted. Apply at Montgomery County Community College. The college's Dental Hygiene Clinic is actively recruiting patients with gum disease for the spring semester. Patients will be screened for eligibility tomorrow by appointment. Qualifying patients will begin treatment the following week. Treatment includes a complete assessment of the patient's oral and periodontal health, dental x-rays, education in self-care, scaling, tooth polishing and fluoride treatment, according to Alana Mauger, of Montgomery County Community College. To be considered, call the clinic at (215) 641-6483 and leave a message with name and phone number. The clinic is located in Room 211 of the college's Science Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, off the…
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m.
A tornado watch is in effect for Montgomery County until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The hot and very humid air mass is covering the entire Pennsylvania and New Jersey region, which is favorable for development of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Severe thunderstorms are developing now over portions of central and northeast Pennsylvania. These storms are expected to increase in coverage and intensity as they move eastward into the Poconos and southeast Pennsylvania. Other counties affected by the watch include Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Philadelphia. Check back with Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch for further updates.
Monday, April 25, 2011
It's another Monday, and here are five things happening in our area today.
1. Students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics should check out the STEM Jam open house today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center at Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Activities include career advising, STEM speakers from industry and academia, robotics obstacle courses, and models of STEM student and faculty work. 2. Today is the last day of Spring Break for North Penn School District students. 3. A storytime session occurs at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1271 Knapp Road, North Wales. The event is free and open to families and children. 4. A program dedicated to quitting smoking is set for noon today at Lansdale Library. The six-week series helps smokers …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Thursday? Already? OK, well, here's five things to do this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit, and new bars, restaurants and shops to explore. 1. Spring Break Camp Where/When: Little Gym, 2333 Welsh Road, Lansdale; April 21, 22, 25; 1 to 4 p.m. Why go: The camp offers interactive themes for days when school is not in session. Schedule a day, a few days or several weeks. Pricing: $30 per day 2. Montgomery County Young Democrats Happy Hour Where/When: Houlihan’s, 601 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting; April 21, 5:30 p.m. Why go: Meet with other young people (18-35) who share your political views. Happy hour precedes meeting. …
Monday, April 18, 2011
It's Monday—and a drab one at that considering today's weather forecast. However, there's still some interesting things going on today to keep you happy.
Are you a regular Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz? The Lansdale Camera Club meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Lansdale Library, 301 Vine St., Lansdale. Say cheese! Montgomery County Community College holds its Spring Arts Celebration this week featuring an annual Art Student Exhibition. North Penn School District Safe Schools Task Force Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center. The committee comprises school officials, educators, administrators and law enforcement officers, and it develops ways to prevent drug and alcohol abuse among students. Montgomery Elementary School and York Avenue Elementary School are practicing TV Turn Off Week. Students are asked to turn off TV and computer screens three to five days this week. …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Kinky Quizzo, raw food and movies are your tickets to fun this weekend.
Welcome back to Get Out—Patch's picks for the best events and activities for the coming week. A new Get Out compilation is posted every Thursday, so check back with us next week for a new slew of fun things to do. Do you have an idea for an event to feature here? Post a comment below, or e-mail email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you! 1. The Biblical Call Where/When: Branch Creek Community Church, 100 Main St., Harleysville; March 17-19 Why go: Biblical Seminary will sponsor a lecture series, “The Biblical Call: A Christian Response to Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse.” The series will feature leading Christian thinkers in the fields of theology, culture, science and the arts to address current cultural issues in a public …