Friday, February 1, 2013
Upcycle stylists and decorators, such as Ambler's the Painted Home owner Denise Sabia and North Wales resident, Dana Marston, owner of Circa Dee, show how a little creativity on a little budget can make make homes come to life.
Imagine walking into someone’s room, and the first thing that you see is a hanging lamp made from the northern hemisphere of a former desk globe. “I want to push the limits,” Denise Sabia, owner of The Painted Home, a decoration and design business, said. “And then, I want to push it a few steps further. Sabia, who is abundantly cheerful and energetic, is also overflowing with decoration ideas for folks on a budget. She focuses her decoration techniques on the growing idea of “Upcycling,” or repurposing household, and sometimes not-so-household, items, as in creating a stool from the metal casing of an industrial-sized fire alarm. “I want people to think, ‘Look what I made, it’s crazy,’” Sabia said. “And, it’s even crazier that you made it…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Investigation has started for a fire reported to be an outdoor electrical fire, per residents and neighbors
Update 4:05 p.m.: North Penn Volunteer Fire Company Chief Chris Park reported that no residents or firefighters were injured at the scene today. "We just started our investigation," said Park. "There were reports of electric popping." Park said that one woman and two girls were inside the home, when they heard a "popping" sound. They went outside to find the house was on fire. There was heavy smoke in the front section of the home, as well as along a side wall. Six residents of the Liebel family live at 333 Washington Avenue, including two young girls and two young boys. "The house has been completely damaged with fire, smoke and water," said Park. Everybody that was home at the time were safely staying at the Hawkins-Brand household next …
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, August 9, 2012
V is microchipped and is wearing a collar. He may be frightened and hiding from people. He was last seen Wednesday in North Wales Borough. A reward is offered for his safe return
A Jack Russell terrier named V is missing and was last seen Wednesday in North Wales Borough. A reward is being offered for his return. The 6-year-old dog is microchipped and is wearing a collar. He was last seen in the area of Second Street and School Street in North Wales. "He's going to be scared if somebody sees him. We think he is hiding," said Gwen Snyder, sister of V's owner. "If you see him, please call us and let us know where to look. He might not come up to somebody." Call 267-608-5042 if you have seen V or know of his whereabouts.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A Nissan SUV and a Range Rover collided at Third Street and Walnut Street during Wednesday rush hour
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A Nissan SUV and a Range Rover collided at the intersection of North Third Street and East Walnut Street Wednesday evening during rush hour in North Wales Borough. The Nissan sustained major front end damage to the driver side. The Range Rover sustained major damage to its front and passenger side. Walnut Street is blocked as North Wales Police assess the scene. North Penn Volunteer Fire Co. Fire Police is redirecting traffic. There were no injuries at the scene, according to reader Will Simcox of North Wales.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
“A Night at The Sands: Music, Laughter & Drinks with Dean Martin” takes place at 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Performing Arts Academy Cabaret, 125 S. Main St., North Wales
1. The former West Point Genuardi’s at Sumneytown Pike and Church Road in Upper Gwynedd opens today at 8 a.m. as Giant Food Store 2. “It Was a Very Good Year … A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” starring Tony Sands is at Sellersville Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $40. 3. “A Night at The Sands: Music, Laughter & Drinks with Dean Martin” takes place at 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Performing Arts Academy Cabaret, 125 S. Main St., North Wales. The cabaret is on the second floor of the academy/dance studio. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The role of Martin is played by Michael Patrick Dominick, and the show is a one-act musical comedy variety performance reminiscent of Martin’s Vegas shows of the 1960s. 4. Molly …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Giant announced its Genuardi's-to-Giant conversion schedule
The Genuardi's in Upper Gwynedd at West Point Pike/Church Road and Sumneytown Pike will officially cease business on June 28 at 6 p.m. and reopen as a Giant Food Store on July 8 at 8 a.m. Today, Giant Food Stores, out of Carlisle, Pa., announced its schedule for converting 15 Philadelphia-area Genuardi’s stores to Giant stores. The conversion will take place in three “phases,” the first of which will begin June 28. Five stores will close for ten days during each phase. For pharmacy hours, see below. According to a June 21 Giant press release, each store will receive an updated refrigeration system, better lighting and new signage — and each store will be “thoroughly cleaned and painted." The in-store banks will be open during the …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Summertime is here
1. Summer officially begins tonight at 7:09 p.m. Today’s temperature is expected to peak at 95 degrees. 2. Tex Mex 5K Race for Open Space and 1-mile Fun Run begins at 6:15 p.m. in North Wales Borough. It culminates with a Party Under the Stars at Tex Mex Connection Restaurant and Bar where participants get a buffet dinner, margarita or draft beer, live music and award ceremony. 3. Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center kicks off Lansdale Library’s Summer Reading program with a presentation on “Animals of the Night!” at 11 a.m. Meet live animal that you may not see too often as they come out at night while you are sleeping. 4. Lansdale Borough Council meets for its business meeting at 7 p.m. at borough hall. 5. Advanced Living …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A 50-year-old man fell down the entire escalator at Montgomery Mall and was unconscious. He was flown to an area hospital by PennStar
Montgomery Township Police said a man was flown by PennStar to the hospital following a fall down an escalator at Montgomery Mall. According to The Reporter, the 50-year-old man was unconscious at the scene. Montgomery County Fire reported the subject suffered head trauma. Volunteer Medical Service Corps responded to the scene, as did Fire Department of Montgomery Township. The man's identity and condition are not known. Stay tuned for further updates.
Montgomery County Concert Band plays a free concert at 7 p.m. in White’s Road Park as part of Lansdale's summer concert series.
1. Montgomery County Concert Band plays a free concert at 7 p.m. in White’s Road Park as part of Lansdale's summer concert series. Directed by Stephen Frederick, the 70-piece community band performs a varied repertoire of standards and classics. 2. The Please Touch Museum visits kindergarten classes at North Wales Elementary today from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Students will explore the rhythmic rainforest and learn about the plants and animals of the habitat through stories, songs and drums. 3. RootsMagic Genealogy Group meets at 7 p.m. at Lansdale Library. Get help with the program, research ideas and more. 4. Lansdale Nursing Mothers meet at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale. 5. …