Sunday, April 17, 2011
Here's a week review of five stories that we hope caught your attention. Missed them? Here's a rundown for you
Local Patch editors from Montgomery County volunteered all day Thursday to clean trash from the Cross County Trail in Plymouth Meeting and Conshohocken. More than 1,700 pounds of trash was collected along the trail and bagged for pick-up. Check out the countywide story, photos and video here. Lansdale Borough Parks and Recreation Committee is in the very early stages of discussing where, when and how to bring a skate park to town. The ideal place: Schweiker Park, a jointly-owned park with Hatfield Township. Tubular idea! Read about it. Montgomery Township Detective James Reape was commended for the investigation into the child corruption case of former North Penn School District employee Charles Hurst, who pleaded guilty to drug and …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
This week's Viewfinder captured creativity at the Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building and a performance and after-party for Souderton Area High School theater.
Check out our video slideshow of a Pysanky workshop at Lansdale Borough's Parks and Recreation building and a performance of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat by Souderton Area High School theater. Where will our camera be next week?
Monday, April 11, 2011
Lansdale Parks and Recreation hosted its ninth Pysanky workshop Saturday.
These aren't your normal Easter eggs. Pysanky eggs are Ukrainian Easter eggs decorated through the use of a wax-resist method and dyes. To be a Pysanky egg, it must be decorated with a Ukrainan folk design. Before anything is done, the yolk and white are blown out of the egg through a small hole. A stylus, called a kistka, is heated under a flame. The kistka has a funnel-like reservoir attached to a plastic handle. Kistkas can vary in tip size from extra fine to heavy. The reservoir, once heated, stores melted beeswax. The kistka is then used to "draw" a design on the egg. The wax remains on the egg, and one can dye the egg different colors. Repeating this process, designs are drawn and dye is blocked out until the egg has a unique …