Thursday, June 16, 2011
Despite a rough start, the team rode a miracle string of wins to secure the Major's Division title.
During the beginning of the Lansdale Little League season, the Bulldogs were steamrolled nearly every game. Night after night, the team suffered such embarrassing losses that Patch was asked to leave the final score out of our coverage of the team. Then, something strange happened—they started winning. Be it on the arms of Kyle Champagne and Andrew Alexander, or by Kyle Macy, Damien Dorsey and Shane Williams lighting up the scoreboard, the Bulldogs became an unstoppable force on the field, going the rest of the season without losing after an 0-9 start. Their magical winning streak lead to Wednesday night's game against the H&M Networks Razorbacks. At stake? A championship. As has recently been the case, the Bulldogs jumped out to an early …
Friday, May 20, 2011
What will you take if you survive?
1. Assuming law and order is in chaos, the first place to hit would be Montgomery Mall. Here you can get it all: clothes of all kinds, any brand; video games; skateboards; coffee (You’re going to need to be caffeinated for all that looting.); sneakers; cameras; sporting goods; jewelry; toys; and all the Chick-Fil-A you can eat. 2. A good spot to hit would be Best Buy at Airport Square, assuming electricity is still working. Now you can finally get that flat-screen plasma HDTV you’ve been saving for, not to mention Blu-Ray players and Blu-Ray movies, Xboxes, Wiis, PS3s, refrigerators, computers, stereos, vacuums, coffeemakers, washers and dryers, and that “Lost” box set. 3. My advice to you is to start drinking. Heavily. Head over to …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Andrea Duffy unofficially wins District Judge 38-1-18 race, defeating three-term incumbent David Keightly.
Here come the judge—and her name is Andrea Duffy. In 14 years, Duffy went from senior Deputy District Attorney for Bucks County to District Judge for Montgomery Township and parts of Hatfield Township. Duffy unofficially clinched the Magisterial District Judge 38-1-18 race Tuesday in the primary, defeating three-term Judge David Keightly. “From the best I can tell, I’ve lost the election,” said Keightly Tuesday night from his home. He said he would not concede because “it’s not like a presidential race.” Unofficial resuts on the Montgomery County website showed Duffy with 773 votes on the Republican ballot, or 56 percent of the vote, to Keightly's 605 votes, or 44 percent of the vote. Those numbers were all precincts reporting. Unofficial …
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Political Action Committee reported no expenses between January 1 and May 2. Lansdale Democratic Committee chairman Jack Hansen said expenses were done "on a handshake."
The formation of and reason for Friends of Lansdale, a Political Action Committee created in March, has sent up some red flags in the Democratic community in Lansdale, namely due to its campaign finance statement that specifies no contributions or expenses in this current election year. In a campaign finance statement received by Voter Services of Montgomery County May 6, treasurer Thomas Benner recorded that, between Jan. 1, 2011 and May 2, 2011, there has been zero cash balance and zero debts or liabilities. Furthermore, the statement was Form DSEB-503, which reports expenditures incurred that are less than $250 during the reporting period. According to Angelichio, Friends of Lansdale has not only expensed four different campaign mailers…
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Democrat Angelichio is running for Ward 3-2 on Lansdale Borough Council.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I am writing this letter today to introduce myself to the people of Lansdale. I have read, and continue to read, the opinions of those who write into and comment on items in the Sound Off section of our local paper, The North Penn Reporter, and I would like people to hear from me, the candidate, about me. My name is Leon Angelichio, and I need your vote on May 17. I am married to a wonderful lady, parent of two children, a local contractor, and concerned Lansdale resident and taxpayer. My children attend the North Penn school district. My son, Anthony, is a senior at the high school. He is soon to graduate and will be attending U.S. Army basic training and Combat Engineer MOS training through the summer and fall at Fort Leonard Wood in …
Montgomery Mall hosted a National Law Enforcement Week community event
Shoppers at the Montgomery Mall had a bit of added security Saturday afternoon, as members of local police departments took over the main lobby for a National Law Enforcement Week community event. The five-hour event featured multiple K-9 demonstrations by the Montgomery Township Police Department, tactical response demonstrations by North Penn and Montgomery County S.W.A.T. team members, and a variety of community outreach programs and services, including child safety and anti-bullying information. In addition to the Montgomery Township Police Department, members of the Lower Gwynedd Police Department, the Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale, the Fire Department of Montgomery Township, and the United States Secret Service all …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Kamrin Lenn Crooms, 20, is charged with burglary and other offenses. He is currently out on bail.
A Towamencin man was arrested and charged May 11 with burglary and other violations in connection with an attempted burglary of a home on the 400 block of Cedartop Court in Towamencin. The suspect is currently out on bail. Kamrin Lenn Crooms, 20, of the 500 block of Blackmoor Court, Towamencin, was charged with criminal attempt/burglary, criminal trespass, possession of an instrument of crime, and tampering with or fabricating false evidence, police said. Crooms was arraigned before District Judge Ester Cassillo in Norristown and released on $10,000 unsecured bail, police said. At 9:09 a.m. May 11, police received a report of a burglary in progress at the home on Cedartop Court. The caller told police he looked out the rear window of his …
Forget the friggatriskaidekaphobia, the real thing to be afraid of is a lack of Jason Voorhees on basic cable.
Today is Friday the 13th and an unlucky and dreaded day for friggatriskaidekaphobics and paraskevidekatriaphobics. Those are the scientific terms for people who fear Friday the 13th. I do find myself to be superstitious —I often knock on wood thrice to prevent a jinx, I get a little weird around black cats, and I don’t walk under ladders. I think I do the last one mainly because it’s a lot safer! I’ve never really been superstitious about Friday the 13th. If anything, I just know it is considered a jinx day. In the past, I have scoured calendars to see how many Friday the 13ths we get every year. This year, today is the only one. (But there are three next year!) I don’t know why I don’t freak out on a day like today. There’s been no wood …
Be safe out there tonight, as the North Penn High School prom begins at 6 p.m. Oh, and it's Friday the 13th too.
1. It's Friday the 13th, a hated day for friggatriskaidekaphobics and triskaidekaphobics everywhere. And would you believe it? There's not even one Friday the 13th movie—or marathon, for that matter—on TV tonight. On any provider. Except for the lame remake on Xfinity's Outmax Channel on Channel 330. If you want to party tonight, the Freethought Society is having an anti-superstition party at 7 p.m. at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia in Essington. Cost for admission is $10. 2. North Penn High School seniors head out this evening for their senior prom from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Valley Forge Convention Center. A senior prom on Friday the 13th? Do I smell a horror movie plot? 3. North Penn High School and Northbridge School have …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
For the high school prom, it's all about the look
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dave Hare
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Two days before prom night, Dan Kohler, a senior at North Penn High School, is being fitted for a tuxedo at The Country Bride and Gent in Upper Gwynedd. For store owner Ed Burkholder, with more than 20 years experience under his cummerbund, Kohler is one of the early birds. It’s the one’s who come in the day before or, in some cases, the day of their prom that he worries about. “Girls usually come early for their dresses. We still have a tremendous selection, but it’s dwindling fast,” Burkholder said. “Unfortunately, boys are more last minute. Most come in within 10 days of their prom.” Still, Burkholder assures late comers they need not worry. “If they come in Thursday night, or even Friday, we can still find them something,” he said. “It…