Monday, January 7, 2013
Lansdale Parks and Recreation is in the process of assessing borough-owned sites in Lansdale for a future location of a skate park
"We want them to have ownership, to be a part of it. More important, once it's built, you want them to say, 'Man. This is really what we've been looking for.' To go any other way would be foolish." - Carl Saldutti, Lansdale Parks and Recreation Director As previous reported on Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch, Lansdale Parks and Recreation Committee is making 2013 "The Year of the Skate Park." Borough Councilwoman Mary Fuller announced five potential locations that she and Saldutti are looking at for the skate park. Take the poll, and express your opinion of where you'd prefer a skate park. If you think it would do better on another piece of borough-owned property, or private property, let us know in the comments. (Reminder: The old Lans-…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Once regarded as solidly in President Obama's column, Pennsylvania may be a swing state again.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
As President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney prepared to square off in the second of three scheduled presidential debates on Tuesday night, new polling data indicated that the Republican challenger had substantially narrowed what once seemed like an insurmountable lead for the President in Pennsylvania. Bloomberg News reported that a Quinnipiac University poll of 1,519 likely Pa. voters favored Obama by just four percentage points over Romney. The poll was conducted between Oct. 12 and Oct. 14. Just one month ago, Obama held a 12 point lead in the state, and some news reports indicated that the Romney campaign had begun to focus its resources elsewhere. Obama carried the state by more than 10 percentage points in the 2008 election. Obama is…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Jerry Sandusky probably will spend the rest of his life in prison. Do you agree with the verdict? Vote in our poll.
Disgraced ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse Friday night, resulting in an effective life sentence for the 68-year-old. The guilty verdicts include 25 felony counts. Combined, Sandusky could be sentenced to 442 years in prison. Dressed in a brown sports coat, Sandusky immediately was taken into custody and led from the courthouse in handcuffs. The jury—which included many people with close ties to Penn State—deliberated for only 20 hours on 48 charges against Sandusky. The two-week trial featured damning testimony against Sandusky, who was accused of performing anal and oral sex on boys as young as 8. Despite the lack of physical evidence and the time lapse since the sex abuse, …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Largest taxpayer-supported incentives package in state history
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Governor Tom Corbett spoke at a Harrisburg news conference this week to present “the largest taxpayer-paid financial incentives project in Pennsylvania history," the Associated Press reports. The move comes as Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell PLC has inked a preliminary deal to build a large refinery about 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Watch the video to see Gov. Corbett talk about the proposed Shell refinery in March. The proposed tax credit would take effect in 2017 and be worth up to $66 million a year to the energy company for 25 years. Characterized by Corbett as an effort to "invest in a new industrial revolution," the plan's supporters say it would create as many as 17,000 "spin-off jobs," in addition to the 400 jobs at the …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The West Main Street coffeehouse in Lansdale specializes in gluten-free products and open mic nights
This week’s “Best Of” poll was a nail-biter. In fact, it had you on edge – especially in the last 12 hours – like an overdose of high-test. In the last 20 minutes of voting on Friday, the poll surged with close to 80 additional votes from readers for their favorite coffeehouse/coffeeshop in the area. Four days and 927 total votes later, we have a winner. With 288 votes, the Best Coffeehouse in the area, according to our readers, is … Virago Baking Co. & Café in Lansdale There was a big push from readers for Main Street Java in Souderton, which came in second pace with 273 votes. Third place: Local favorite Yum Yum Bake Shops in Colmar. Congratulations to Virago Baking Co. and Café. They will be presented with a certificate later this …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Who do you think has the best coffeehouse around? Vote, vote, vote! Winner announced Friday.
UPDATE Friday, Feb. 24, 11:54 a.m. Virago Baking Co. & Cafe has clinched top spot for Best Coffeehouse, as of 9 a.m. Friday. Earlier story below Last week, you all voted for your favorite takeout spot. Giuliano's Deli took home that prize. Now, here we are at another week, with another "Best Of" poll. We want you to tell us what you think is the best coffeehouse? Vote for it or let us know. NOT the best cup of joe ... that comes later in the year. See those buttons below? That's where you vote! Feel free to click the links in this text to view the listings of businesses in our area. So maybe you like to stop by Coffeehead at Sumneytown Pike and Forty Foot Road before you head onto the turnpike or into your Towamencin job. Do you prefer …
Friday, February 17, 2012
The Lansdale delicatessen has been serving the area for more than 30 years
Giuliano's Deli is, in your opinion, the best takeout in the Montgomeryville-Lansdale area. We asked, you answered. Giuliano's Deli, located at 5th and Chestnut streets in Lansdale, is a family-owned business that has been providing the North Penn area with hoagies, cheesesteaks, sandwiches, soups and convenience items for more than 30 years. Giuliano's is open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can check them out, and their menu, at their Facebook page. Out of 218 votes, 103 people named Giuliano's as the best. "Giuliano's Deli of course. Great food, Great people," commented reader Amber on the contest page. "Giulianos deli!!! Great food, price and people and doesn't take long for food to be ready!!," …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Post a photo of your “Buddy,” “Max,” “Daisy,” “Bella,” or “Lucy”
According to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI) and Petfinder.com, a roundup of the most popular dog names in 2011 showed no change over the previous year. Bella, Bailey, Max, Lucy and Molly were the top 5 most popular dog names. Rounding out the top 10 are Buddy, Daisy, Maggie, Charlie and Sophie. What's your dog's name? Take our poll, and if it's not on there, add it in the comments. And while you are here - upload a photo of your pet.