Friday, May 17, 2013
Manuel Matos, of Lansdale, claims he was discharged by the pharmaceutical giant after it refused to reassign him to a job he had been promised, according to the lawsuit.
A former Merck employee is suing the pharmaceutical giant in federal court, stating his civil rights were violated when Merck discharged him after refusing to give him a job he had been promised, according to The Pennsylvania Record. Manuel Matos, of Lansdale, was a pipefitter and plumber at Merck from 1999 to 2007, making $90,000-plus a year, according to the article. Matos accepted a management position as production supervisor in Fall 2007, which would give him $71,000-plus and $900 a month in shift premiums, according to the lawsuit. However, according to the suit, when Matos showed up to start the new position, he was allegedly told the department does not pay the premium. Then, Matos went out on medical leave in 2008 for depression …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The incident occurred Sunday evening at 189 Wissahickon Ave. No one was injured in the incident.
A fire on the rear porch of a twin home at 185 and 189 Wissahickon Ave. in Upper Gwynedd Township was extensively damaged in a fire on Mother's Day. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Marshal and damages are estimated in excess of $200,000, according to Upper Gwynedd Fire Chief John Scheiter. Around 6:14 p.m. Sunday, Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Company responded to the home located on the corner of Wissahickon Avenue and Beaver Street, according to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety computer-aided dispatch system. According to Broadcastify.com, the units reported seeing heavy smoke showing from the rear of the home. According to reports on the scanner, around 6:36 p.m., …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Claudio Antonio Anlas, 50, of the 1100 block of Bloomfield Circle, allegedly burglarized and trespassed at an unfinished development on Towamencin Avenue in Towamencin Township in January.
An Upper Gwynedd man who was caught allegedly burglarizing an unfinished development on Towamencin Avenue in Towamencin, and allegedly had a list of items to take from the development in his pocket, heads to Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas arraignment. Peruvian national Claudio Antonio Anlas, 50, of the 1100 block of Bloomfield Circle, Upper Gwynedd, is facing a felony count of burglary, a felony count of criminal trespassing and a misdemeanor count of theft following his January arrest, according to court records. All charges were held over for trial following his preliminary hearing last week in Lansdale District Court. On Jan. 19, 2013, at 9:53 p.m., Towamencin Township Police Officer Matthew Mahaffey was on patrol on Towamencin…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Upper Gwynedd brewing company partnered with Becker's Corner in Quakertown Wednesday night for a leukemia fundraiser for 13-year-old Matthew Knoebel, of Lansdale. Prism Brewery also premiered its Chemosabe brew.
Let's raise a glass for Prism Beer and Becker's Corner. Upper Gwynedd brewery Prism Brewing Co. partnered with Becker's Corner in Quakertown Wednesday night for a "Chemosabe" fundraiser for Matthew Knoebel, 13, in his leukemia fight. Chemosabe (ABV: 8.5 percent; IBUs: 67) is Prism's new brew—a big black wheat beer with a hint of wasabi. Chemosabe's creation was inspired by a little girl's fight with cancer. Gabriella "Gabby" Vogel, of Phoenixville, died at five years of age from a brain tumor in 2011. She was diagnosed with Diffuse Intra Pontine Glioma (DIPG). In her memory, the Get Well Gabby Foundation was formed to fight for a cure for childhood cancer. Prism Brewery owner Rob DeMaria wanted to raise money to help Gabby and her family…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A collection of Montgomery County heath inspection reports for restaurants in Lansdale Borough, Montgomery Township, Towamencin Township, Upper Gwynedd Township, Souderton Borough, and Franconia Township.
Here is a rundown of this month's Montgomery County health inspection reports for restaurants in the North Penn and Indian Valley regions.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The family-favorite park in West Point, Upper Gwynedd spanned a stretch of Garfield and Park avenues. It featured rides like The Jumper, Wild Mouse and more.
Did you survive the Wild Mouse? This week's "Old North Penn" photo feature looks at a West Point, Upper Gwynedd relic that existed between Garfield Avenue and Park Avenue: West Point Park. The Jumper, Wild Mouse, and Kiddie Land were the main features at the park. William D. Evans and Howard Booz took over ownership of the land that would become the park in 1954, according to Rollercoaster Database. The Jumper, a wooden coaster, opened in 1965 and Wild Mouse, a steel coaster, in 1958. Wild Mouse closed down in 1976 and The Jumper would follow in 1987. The park sold in 1987. The visible remnants of the West Point Park are the boat pond and island. According to rcdb.com, prior to the park, the property was first developed by Hezekiah Zeiber…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Brittany Pointe Estates, Wendy's, Dunkin Donuts, Oki Sushi and more inspected in February and March.
The Montgomery County Health Department in February and March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Upper Gwynedd. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report. February March
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look at the history of our region, courtesy of 'Old Images of Montgomery County, PA' on Facebook.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, April 14
Here's one old time photo from "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" that got even the current homeowner talking. This photo was submitted to the site by Matthew Huff. It is the current home to the Thomas family in West Point, Upper Gwynedd. The home at 614 Garfield Avenue is the former property of tinsmith J.F. Fenstermacher, according to the post. Do you recognize this home? What do you like about West Point?
Friday, April 12, 2013
No buffet tables, everything made when you order, at Oki Sushi in Upper Gwynedd.
Looking for fresh sushi in the North Penn area, or want to find a new sushi that you like without breaking the bank? Oki Sushi on Valley Forge Rd. in Upper Gwynedd is a new, all you can eat sushi restaurant that makes everything fresh, to order. The all you can eat menu, which is offered at lunch and dinner, features a combination of traditional sushi, vegetarian options, and some Oki Sushi specialities, as well as soups, salads, and appetizers. Kim Jollay, owner of Oki Sushi, told Patch that diners can order multiple times and multiple items from the all you can eat menu. If you have friends and family who don't eat sushi, Oki Sushi does offer a full ala carte menu as well. Learn more and see the menu on their website and follow them on …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The accident occurred in Upper Gwynedd Tuesday night at the intersection with Park Road.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, April 2
Three people were injured in a Tuesday night crash at Park Road and West Point Pike in West Point, Upper Gwynedd, according to The Reporter. A female teenage passenger was transported via helicopter to a Philadelphia hospital, according to the article. The other drivers—a teenage male and adult female—were taken via Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale to Lansdale Hospital. Reports are the teenage male driver was east on Park Road, and failed to stop at a stop sign. An SUV north on West Point Pike collided with the teenager’s sedan, according to the article. Read more at this link.