Sunday, May 19, 2013
A look at the images from our past in the North Penn area, courtesy of 'Old Images of Montgomery County PA' on Facebook.
I mean, how beautiful is that Rite-Aid at Main and Broad streets in Lansdale? Here is a shot of the Hotel Tremont or Tremont Inn before demolition, courtesy of Mark Methlie on the "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" Facebook page. "I keep seeing postings of the 'Tremont' in its pristine design. Here are some pictures of what it looked like before demolition," wrote Methlie. Do you remember Hotel Tremont? What do you miss about it? Follow "Old Images of Montgomery County PA" here.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Construction and renovations are ongoing, at present, at 1601 N. Broad St. in Hatfield Township to transform the former Salvation Army building into a new learning center.
The old Salavation Army location at 1601 N. Broad St. in Hatfield Township is being renovated and transformed into a new location for a learning center. "It is currently being renovated to be a tutoring center," said Hatfield Township zoning director Ken Amey. "Permits have been issued." The owner of the property is Ashram LLC, who purchased the property in January 2013, according to Montgomery County land records. Ashram LLC also owns Kumon Learning Center at Suite 14 at 1801 N. Broad Street at Pennwood Plaza. Ashram LLC was contacted via the public listing for its address, which was Kumon Learning Center. A message left at the number has not been returned. Amey said Kumon Learning Center "may be moving to the new location" and confirmed…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jordan Fiscus, 25, of Lansdale, faces numerous felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly setting a Ford Focus on fire behind Lansdale Food Mart on Broad Street on March 28.
A Lansdale man is facing six felonies and four misdemeanors for allegedly setting a Ford Focus on fire behind Lansdale Food Mart in the early morning hours of March 28. Jordan Fiscus, 25, of the unit block of East Third Street, has been arrested and charged on Tuesday by Lansdale Police for the 3 a.m. vehicle arson behind U.S. Gas and Food Mart at 291 N. Broad St. Fiscus faces the following charges at an April 26 preliminary hearing in Lansdale District Court: On March 28 at 3:12 a.m., Lansdale Police, along with members of Fairmount Fire Co. in Lansdale, responded to a car fire behind the Lansdale Food Mart, police said. A 2011 Ford Focus was fully engulfed in flames, police said. The car is owned by a 23-year-old woman from West Chester…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Broad and Vine streets in Lansdale were closed briefly Wednesday afternoon as an oversize load of a transformer made it's way over to Railroad Avenue.
An oversize load was captured in a few readers' Smartphone cameras Wednesday afternoon on Broad Street in Lansdale, between Hancock Street and Main Street. Undoubtedly, pictures were snapped because of its sheer size: The monstrous structure was a 500,000-pound PP&L transformer, and even looked like a piece of a Transformer®. It is headed to Elroy, Hatfield Township, coming from Plymouth Meeting. "So, in short it's just passing through the borough," said Lansdale Communications Coordinator Tracy Flynn. According to a Facebook commenter, Miller Brothers Electrical Contractors had to raise traffic signals and utility wires to get the transformer to borough hall. "It was quite impressive in size and procedure to get it through traffic …
Monday, February 18, 2013
A look at rare finds on the online auction site. Today's find is an apothecary bag containing medicine vials from a former clinic on South Broad Street
At one time, Dr. J.B. Jacobs, Dr. D.D. Northrop and Dr. P.L. Bradford practiced medicine from The Lansdale Clinic at 202 S. Broad St. in Lansdale. The clinic may be long gone, but eBay member bottledigger1072 is selling a remnant from its past — an apothecary bag, complete with empty medicine vials with powder residue and paper labels. According to the description, the case is intact and closes securely; the sides of the bag are missing stitching. The vials contain labels reading "The Lansdale Clinic" and there are empty spots in the case where vials are missing. Asking price is $49.99. Check out the listing at this link.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The restaurant at Airport Square Shopping Center shuttered its doors Sunday afternoon, after its lease wasn't renewed. Bonefish Grill will open in the next few months
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The Friendly’s at Airport Square Shopping Center on Route 309 in Montgomeryville has closed its doors for good Sunday afternoon, making way for Bonefish Grill to open at the location in the next few months. Mike Goldberg of The Reporter writes that a work crew was hauling out kitchen equipment, booths and more to a moving truck. The franchise owner, Jeff Blum, of AKZ Delaware Valley Hospitality Inc., told Goldberg the owner of the property — Gateway DC Properties Inc., under Metro Commercial of Mount Laurel, NJ — opted not to renew the lease. Blum operates 11 other Friendly’s restaurants, including one in Ft. Washington, according to the article. Blum was also the franchisee of the Friendly’s that closed earlier this year in Hatfield …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A pedestrian was hit by a red Volvo at N. Broad Street and Second Street in Lansdale. The car has windshield and hood damage, police said
If you know of a red Vovlo with windshield and hood damage, then it is suggested you contact Lansdale Police — as it's the make of vehicle in Friday evening's hit-and-run in Lansdale. For the third time since March, a pedestrian was hit at Second Street and North Broad Street in the borough. At around 6 p.m. Friday, a 40-year-old man from Franklin Street in Lansdale was crossing North Broad Street east from Second Street, when he was hit by a red Volvo in the yellow dividing lines, police said. The car was south on Broad Street, police said. Witnesses told police the Volvo failed to stop after hitting the pedestrian, and continued on Broad Street. The car possibly turned left onto East Main Street, police said. Police said the pedestrian …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The incident occurred around 6 p.m.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
The Reporter in Lansdale reports a pedestrian was struck by a car around 6 p.m. Friday at Second and North Broad streets. A man was seen strapped to a gurney and was transported by Volunteer Medical Service Corps, according to reports and reader accounts. This is the third such incident at that intersection since March. In November, an eighth grader ran into a North Penn School District bus with his bike. A 5-year-old boy was hit by a car at the intersection in March. Stay tuned for further updates.
Friday, November 30, 2012
A lone suspect robbed the BP at Sumneytown Pike and Broad Street at gunpoint Thursday night and fled with cash toward Sumneytown Pike
Upper Gwynedd Police are seeking a man who used a handgun to rob the BP gas station at 868 Sumneytown Pike in Upper Gwynedd Thursday at 9:52 p.m. Police said the suspect entered the store and asked for a pack of Newports. The clerk opened the register and the man produced a black semi-automatic handgun, police said. He then jumped on the counter and pointed the gun at the clerk, police said. He then reached into the register and took an undetermined amount of cash. He then left the store and walked toward Sumneytown Pike, police said. A Montgomery Township K9 tracked the suspect to a nearby parking lot, police said. It is believed the man left from that lot in a vehicle. The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s, with a …
Friday, September 14, 2012
As a revival to bygone days of cruising up and down Main Street between the 1950s and 1970s, Lansdale Cruise Night was something to do when there was nothing to do
Get your motor runnin' Saturday night, as the Lansdale Cruise Night returns for the second year. As a revival to bygone days of cruising up and down Main Street between the 1950s and 1970s, Lansdale Cruise Night was something to do when there was nothing to do. The event is organized by residents Bill Henning, Deb Henning, Tara McNally and Ray Liberto and falls under the umbrella of Discover Lansdale. All proceeds from the event will benefit Manna on Main Street. The idea all began when the Facebook group "You Know You Grew Up in the Lansdale, PA Area If ..." started as a public forum to reminisce about days gone by. It is now 2,138 members strong. Here's all you need to know for the Saturday night event: There are some other rules to …