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., …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The over-the-counter Plan B One-Step is manufactured by Teva Women's Health in Montgomery Township.
Girls as young as 15 can now get the morning-after pill, also known as the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step, without a prescription, following a recent approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to The Miami Herald. The over-the-counter Plan B One-Step is made by Teva Women’s Health of Montgomery Township. Recommended use is right after or within three days after unprotected sex, according to the FDA. Buyers must show proof of age upon purchase, according to The Miami Herald. The prior minimum purchase age was 17. Read more at this link.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Becker's Corner in Quakertown will match every $10 cover charge May 1, with all proceeds going to Matthew Knoebel, 13, of Lansdale. Knoebel is recovering from a successful bone marrow transplant.
Prism Brewing Co. in Upper Gwynedd—right on the edge of North Wales—is having a special kickoff for its Chemosabe brew at Becker's Corner in Quakertown. Their toast—to 13-year-old Lansdale resident Matthew Knoebel, currently recovering from a bone marrow transplant, necessary for his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. On May 1, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Becker's Corner will match each $10 cover charge, with all proceeds going to Knoebel and his family. Each $10 per person charge includes a first glass of Chemosabe, a raffle basket ticket and a "surprise" item, according to Heather Rheaume of Prism Brewing. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at $1 each, according to a press release. Tickets can be purchased at Prism Brewing Co. …
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
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Borough Manager Nate Dysard will oversee the investment of $2.75 million of the borough's reserve fund into money market accounts and certificates of deposit for two years over 12 banks.
Wednesday, April 24
North Wales Borough is planning on avoiding long-term investment risks and handling its own reserve fund reinvestment, saving $1,000 along the way. According to The Reporter, Borough Manager Nate Dysard will manage the reinvestment. Dysard has presented a proposal to council for the $3 million reserve, according to the report. The plan is to deposit the reserves into 12 banks, with all but $250,000 invested in money markets and certificates of deposits for two years, according to the report. The borough would save $1,000 in fees, according to the article. Read more at this link.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Area independently-owned record stores take part in the international event, which boasts special and exclusive releases of artists' recordings.
Every year, on the third Saturday in April, a unique event occurs to a special business niche that is as cherished as much as a 1966 acetate alternative version of Velvet Underground and Nico. Record Store Day will be celebrated locally Saturday at North Wales-based The Vinyl Closet and Siren Records in Doylestown. "It's great for the record store, for the small guys, the indie record stores," said The Vinyl Closet owner Jason McFarland. "You meet new people and the regular customers come in, it's a big thing to support." In 2007, a group of independent record store owners and employees conceived Record Store Day as a way to celebrate their culture. This culture is shared by more than 700 other independent record store owners across the U…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Metropolitan American Diner and Bar will hold a fundraiser for The Friends of the North Wales Area Library on Thursday
Eating at the Metropolitan American Diner and Bar, located at 750 Upper State Road in Montgomery Township, may help keep North Wales Area Library running. The restaurant will hold a fundraising event for the library this Thursday during its lunch and dinner servings. For every Metropolitan patron telling their server that they are there for the library, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales to the Friends of North Wales Area Library. According to the NWAL website, the Friends of NWAL is a charitable organization of individuals, businesses and services groups, who support the library through donations, volunteerism and publicity. Jayne Blackledge, North Wales Area Library director, said that the nonprofit reached out to …
Barry Hackert, a 10-year veteran of the police force, submitted a letter of resignation Tuesday night
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 26
Suspended North Wales Police Chief Barry Hackert has resigned from his position. According to Bradley Schlegel of The Reporter, North Wales Borough Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept his letter of resignation. Hackert was not present during the meeting. Schlegel reported Hackert has been suspended since January. On December 30, Hackert allegedly struck the head of security at Split Rock Resort in the Poconos. Council will not release the reason for Hackert’s suspension. Read more at this link.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A look at local rare finds on the online auction site
Today's listing dates back to the 1960s in North Wales Borough. Seller somerset.antiques is selling a vintage store sign from Scatton Brothers Awning Manufacturing Company. According to the description, the sign is made of pressed wood board, with wear around the edges, discoloration, scratches and soiling. The white sign with red lettering and pictures features Load Master and Aire Shied designs. Asking price is $47.50. Check out the listing at this link.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Montgomery County Health Department inspections for businesses such as Tex Mex Connection, Henning's Market, Caruso Brick Oven Trattoria, Earl Bowl and Indian Valley Country Club
The Montgomery County Health Department in January and February conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the North Penn and Indian Valley area. 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. North Wales Borough Lower Salford Township Souderton Borough Franconia Township Click here to read the January health inspection reports from Lansdale Borough. Click here for the health inspection reports from Montgomery Township. Click here for the health inspections reports for Upper Gwynedd, Towamencin and Hatfield. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @LansdalePatch| Follow us on Instagram | Check out our …