Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The arts and music venue opened in the old PEAK Center location on West Main Street in Lansdale in April. It is owned by Rocky Dean and Cathy Griffo, owners of The Attic secondhand store on the same block.
While Lansdale Borough works toward reviving a former arts center at 311 W. Main St., an arts and music revival is already underway next door at the former PEAK Center location. The Griffo family has pressed play on the Lansdale Music Factory at 315 W. Main St. and, so far, what it offers is music to the public's ears. A stroll through the doors at Lansdale Music Factory—located between 311 W. Main St. and the Dresher Arcade—shows off everything for the local music fan: an agenda of upcoming concerts, a room stuffed with vinyl and CDs, and a stage with cafe. Even the hallway leading from the lobby to the theater is lined with vinyl. Unfortunately, the vintage 1983 Atari "Star Wars" arcade coin-op in the back is not working right now. …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Bob Keeler of The Souderton Independent reports that the sprinkler system of the home prevented the fire from spreading to the rest of the Hampshire Drive house from the garage
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 2
A faulty refrigerator was the cause of a fire on the 200 block of Hampshire Drive in HIlltown Township on Christmas Day. Bob Keeler of The Souderton Independent reports that the sprinkler system in the home kept the fire from spreading from the attached garage. Keeler reported that homeowner Patti Cage and three of her family members were displaced. The family was able to salvage only clothing; Christmas presents were not saved. Read the full story at this link at The Reporter Online.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Hilltown Township Police have charged two residents in two separate retail theft incidents at the store on Bethlehem Pike
Hilltown Police have charged two Lansdale residents with retail theft for two separate incidents at Walmart on Bethlehem Pike in Hilltown. According to PhillyBurbs.com, Teraysa Garcia, 19, was arrested after she attempted to leave Walmart with $60 in merchandise in her purse on Oct. 8. In a separate incident, Robert Merriweather, 27, was charged after he attempted to steal $80 in mercandise on Oct. 18, according to the article. Read more Hilltown Township arrests at this link.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A woman was ejected out the passenger side window after she hit the median in her Mercedes-Benz
A woman is dead after being ejected from her 1997 Mercedes-Benz on Route 309 near Route 113 in Hilltown Township Wednesday afternoon. According to the Perkasie News-Herald, the woman was ejected out the passenger side window and was pronounced dead at the scene. Hilltown Township Police told the News-Herald that the woman had been driving northbound on Route 309, when she went off the right side of the road and hit a guardrail. The car then ricocheted across both lanes and hit a dividing median, according to the article. Hilltown Township were assisted at the scene by Pennridge Regional Police, Souderton Medic 339, GrandView Hospital Medic, Souderton and Sellersvile Fire Police and the Bucks County Coroner’s Office, according to the …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Allen Steigerwalt, 69, of Mill Road, crashed his motorcycle on Route 309 in Bucks County on August 25. He died four days later at Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allen Steigerwalt, 69, of Mill Road in Hilltown Township, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township Wednesday night, succumbing to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Bucks County four days earlier. According to Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich, Steigerwalt was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m. Minnich said Steigerwalt died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. The death was ruled an accident, Minnich said. According to Minnich, Steigerwalt was driving a motorcycle north on Route 309 on August 25 at 4:30 p.m., when he lost control and was ejected. The accident occurred in the area of mile market 25.2 in West Rockhill Township. Pennridge Regional Police Department and Lehigh County Coroner’s Office …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Hilltown-based orchard and from-scratch bakery is opening up on Main Street in Lansdale
A Hilltown, Bucks County-based farm market, spice shop, from-scratch bakery and orchard is ready to pop the cork on its second location on Main Street Lansdale. Tabora Farms is still undergoing some construction in the space next to Red Lotus Tattoo, but things are already in the works to celebrate its grand opening. The new location will be a winery, coffee shop, spice shop and bakery. The Lansdale Parks and Recreation Committee has approved a grand opening concert in Railroad Plaza on Father's Day, June 17, starting at 4 p.m. The approval is contigent on Tabora Farms naming Lansdale Borough as additionally insured on the business's insurance policy. "Our store is progressing nicely. We hope that within 45 days, we will be open and ready …