Monday, May 13, 2013
The Lansdale Lifetime Achievement Award nominations will also open to the public on Wednesday.
"A Town in Motion" is moving along gracefully. That is the theme for this year's Founders Day event in downtown Lansdale August 24 and sponsorships for the third annual event are coming in gradually. "We got our very first two sponsors with checks in (April 30)'s mail," Councilwoman Mary Fuller announced at this month's parks and recreation committee meeting in Lansdale. Fuller is also chairwoman of nonprofit Discover Lansdale, which organizes Founders Day. "We are off to a good start," she said. "The theme this year is 'A Town in Motion' and last year it was 'A Town on Track.'" The first two major sponsors were Berk Wiper Converting and borough engineer Remington, Vernick and Beach. Founders Day will also celebrate the founding of two …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Go Commando and El Mariachi Flores were the featured acts of the First Friday event in downtown Lansdale Friday night, presented by Discover Lansdale and Margaritas in Towamencin.
Downtown Lansdale was muy caliente Friday night. Discover Lansdale presented a Cinco de Mayo Celebration for its First Friday event, that ran from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., sponsored by Margaritas Mexican Restaurant. Margaritas is nearing the end of its five-day "Bash for the Stache" event. Naturally, it was fake mustaches galore on pedestrians and attendees of the First Friday. Lansdale Music Factory was abuzz with music acts and discounted vinyl, thanks to owners Dean and Cathy Griffo. Wood Street was packed for the multi-decade cover song spectacle from Go Commando. Ernesto Flores, of Douglassville, and his four brothers made up El Mariachi Flore at Railroad Plaza. Meanwhile, it was all purple balloons, courtesy of Milestones in Music, and …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Laura Burnham, the contracted consultant for the development of 311 W. Main St., updated the Economic Development Committee and Communication Commission Monday night on her roles and goals for the future arts center in Lansdale.
Laura Burnham, the new consultant for 311 W. Main St., is ready to tackle many roles toward one main goal: make the historic Masonic Temple property a cultural destination for the Lansdale community and beyond. Burnham also has another goal on her checklist: make nonprofit Discover Lansdale both the fundraising arm for and managing head of 311 W. Main St. "My role, in particular, with Lansdale, is to facilitate the desire that you all have made a commitment to: to have a viable and vibrant arts center in the center of town, and a place that can also drive economic development and enliven the downtown," Burnham told members of the joint session of the Economic Development Committee and Communication Commission Monday night. "That's one of …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
This year's theme for the third Founders Day event is 'A Town in Motion.' The excursion train will return this year.
Trains will return to Lansdale August 24 for the third annual Founders Day event. The theme for 2013 fits in nicely with the borough's new branding initiative: A Town in Motion. "We went from 'A Town on Track' to 'A Town in Motion'," said Councilwoman Mary Fuller during this week's parks and recreation committee session. Fuller chairs the parks committee in Lansdale, and chairs the nonprofit Discover Lansdale. Fuller said the most popular attraction last year—the SEPTA New Hope & Ivyland Excursion Train—will be back, with a possible extension to the leg of the trip. The round-trip train from Lansdale to Souderton is also on the schedule. Fuller said that train ride may have a change to it. "If it does go to Souderton, a program to enhance …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The first First Friday of 2013 features a summer theme, complete with fire hoops, steel drumming and a midway on Richardson Avenue.
Life's a beach—and so is Lansdale. Spring just arrived, but Discover Lansdale is looking forward to summer. The first First Friday of 2013 will kick off tonight in downtown Lansdale with a beach theme and climaxes with a performance by The Mango Men. "It's a go," said Councilwoman Mary Fuller during the parks and recreation committee meeting Wednesday night. "We have our areas set up and ready to go." First Friday runs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come summer, the event will run until 10 p.m. Aside from The Mango Men performing, April First Friday will also unveil the Midway at Richardson Avenue. This amusement area at First Friday will mimic the sideshows at carnivals with a pit stop challenge, shooting gallery, ring toss, limbo, Plinko® and a …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Lansdale nonprofit organization invited businesses and nonprofits to a First Friday kickoff event Monday night, where individuals learned the benefits of boosting their commerce and awareness through vending and sponsoring First Fridays
First Friday comes back to Lansdale in April — and the Lansdale nonprofit Discover Lansdale wants you. On Monday night at the Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building, Discover Lansdale held a First Friday kickoff and informational session for business owners and nonprofits interested in becoming vendors or sponsors at the monthly seasonal event, which runs through December. Food and refreshments were provided by Margarita's Restaurant, Molly Maguire's, Shell.Fish.Sue, Tabora Farms, Virago Baking Co., Not Just Sandwiches, Main Street Pizzeria, Zeigler's and Round Guys Brewery. "You all came to hear the answer to the question posed on the invite: How can Lansdale First Friday help grow your business or organization?" said Discover Lansdale …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Businesses and vendors are invited to a kickoff for Discover Lansdale's First Friday 2013 to learn how the event can boost their commerce
Discover Lansdale hosts a First Friday Kickoff tonight at 6:30 titled “How First Friday Lansdale Can Help Grow Your Business.” It takes place at the Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building, Seventh Street and Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale
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Monday, February 18
1. Discover Lansdale hosts a First Friday Kickoff tonight at 6:30 titled “How First Friday Lansdale Can Help Grow Your Business.” It takes place at the Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building, Seventh Street and Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale. Learn how to become a vendor or sponsor of First Friday and learn the activities planned for the monthly event. One vendor or business will be picked to win a special First Friday package. 2. Today is the observance of Presidents Day federal holiday. Montgomery County Courthouse and district courts are closed. Lansdale Borough Hall is closed. Montgomery Township administration is closed. Lansdale Library is closed. 3. Liberty Belles Women’s Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Discover Lansdale Chairwoman Mary Fuller announced plans for an off-season First Fridays event to benefit potential and current sponsors and businesspersons in and around Lansdale
First Fridays continue, even in the off season. Discover Lansdale Chairwoman Mary Fuller, who also serves as a Lansdale Borough Councilwoman and Parks and Recreation Committee Chairwoman, updated said committee Wednesday night of plans for an open house for business owners and sponsors to see how their money benefits First Friday, and how First Friday benefits their businesses. The open house is tentatively set for Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building. Fuller promoted it as a PowerPoint presentation, along with food and beverages. "Our plan is to invite business owners, particularly ones in the downtown, and potential sponsors, and spend some time one-on-one talking to these people about how First Friday …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Lansdale Councilwoman and Discover Lansdale Chairwoman Mary Fuller reviewed the success of December's First Friday at a recent committee meeting
Santa Claus came to town on November 30, and that meant letters. Tabora Farms donated the Letters to Santa Writing Station at Discover Lansdale's First Friday that night, and what resulted was a big sack of wish lists. "The Discover Lansdale elves want to tell everyone they will, in fact, get what they put on their list," said Fuller. Fuller reviewed what is considered a successful First Friday to wrap 2012 at the parks and recreation committee meeting last week. First Friday will return in April 2013. Discover Lansdale already has some musical acts booked, including Beatles tribute band Almost Fab and Philly Funk Authority. Discover Lansdale has been in contact with the bands Where's Pete?, Slimfit, The Mighty Manatees and singer-…