Sunday, April 28, 2013
The family-favorite park in West Point, Upper Gwynedd spanned a stretch of Garfield and Park avenues. It featured rides like The Jumper, Wild Mouse and more.
Did you survive the Wild Mouse? This week's "Old North Penn" photo feature looks at a West Point, Upper Gwynedd relic that existed between Garfield Avenue and Park Avenue: West Point Park. The Jumper, Wild Mouse, and Kiddie Land were the main features at the park. William D. Evans and Howard Booz took over ownership of the land that would become the park in 1954, according to Rollercoaster Database. The Jumper, a wooden coaster, opened in 1965 and Wild Mouse, a steel coaster, in 1958. Wild Mouse closed down in 1976 and The Jumper would follow in 1987. The park sold in 1987. The visible remnants of the West Point Park are the boat pond and island. According to rcdb.com, prior to the park, the property was first developed by Hezekiah Zeiber…
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
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The accident occurred in Upper Gwynedd Tuesday night at the intersection with Park Road.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, April 2
Three people were injured in a Tuesday night crash at Park Road and West Point Pike in West Point, Upper Gwynedd, according to The Reporter. A female teenage passenger was transported via helicopter to a Philadelphia hospital, according to the article. The other drivers—a teenage male and adult female—were taken via Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale to Lansdale Hospital. Reports are the teenage male driver was east on Park Road, and failed to stop at a stop sign. An SUV north on West Point Pike collided with the teenager’s sedan, according to the article. Read more at this link.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Upper Gwynedd Township Police said the burglaries occurred on Second Street and Jones Avenue on Wednesday, March 6. An iPad mini, gold coins and jewelry were taken in both burglaries.
West Point residents in Upper Gwynedd Township should be vigilant and aware of two daytime burglaries that occurred in the area on Wednesday, March 6. Police are investigating two daytime residential burglaries that occurred on the 1900 block of Second Street and the 600 block of Jones Avenue. Police said both burglaries took place between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 6. In both burglaries, entry was made into each home via ground floor windows, police said. Items taken in the burglaries include several pieces of jewelry, an iPad mini and gold coins. Call Upper Gwynedd Township Police at 215-699-5861 with any information on the burglaries or if you have witnessed suspicious activity in the area.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A burglary was reported on Park Road in West Point on Tuesday, and another one on Monday afternoon on Crest Road
Upper Gwynedd Township Police are investigating two reported burglaries that occurred over two days. The first burglary was reported Monday night at 7:45 on the 900 block of Crest Road, but was believed to have occurred during the late afternoon to early evening. Unknown persons forced entry into the home and stole a number of items, police said. A Cheltenham Township Police K9 assisted with a search of the area, police said. Crest Road is located between Valley Forge Road and Supplee Road, off Anders Road. The second reported burglary occurred Tuesday afternooon on the 600 block of Park Road. Police were dispatched around 12:15 p.m. Unknown persons forced open a side door and gained entrance into the home, police said. A Montgomery …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Today is the Lansdale Business Association Pre-Parade Pancake Pandemonium Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Manna on Main Street. Five bucks at the door gets you in
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Saturday, November 17, 2012
1. Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Lansdale’s Main Street, from Mitchell Avenue to Line Street. 2. Today is the Lansdale Business Association Pre-Parade Pancake Pandemonium Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Manna on Main Street. Five bucks at the door gets you in, with proceeds benefitting The Peak Center in Lansdale. Meal is pancakes, sausage, fruit and juice. Fruit donated by Edible Arrangements and juice and milk donated by Lehigh Valley Dairy. 3. Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery holds a grand opening for its West Point facility at 1830 West Point Pike, West Point Village, Upper Gwynedd, from noon to 6 p.m. Have some wine, listen to music, eat some food and have some fun. 4. Team X-T.R.E.M.E.’s Operation Warrior…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Two fans of a nostalgic Nintendo Entertainment System video game organized a tournament at Pizza Time Saloon on Saturday
Jeremy Haring, of Norristown, was right at home Saturday in the upstairs sports bar at Pizza Time Saloon, with Nintendo controller in hand and 8-bit pixelation of the Buffalo Bills on the HDTV screen. "My buddy comes here after work, and took a picture of the tournament flyer and sent it to me. He knows I play this religiously," said Haring, not batting an eye from the screen. "It's a classic." Pizza Time was turned into a nostalgic NES and Super NES paradise Saturday during the first-ever "Tecmo Super Bowl" Tournament. The event was the brainchild of Collegeville resident Dave Mancini and Dave Eyes, two friends who continue to love the simplicity of the original Nintendo to this day. "We used to play 'Tecmo' back in the day. We recently …