Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Candidates in all three wards in the borough were on the ballot Tuesday.
Lansdale Borough Council Ward One incumbent Democrat Mary Fuller braved the hot afternoon—and an early morning—to meet and greet voters at the polls at Penndale Middle School Tuesday. "I would have liked to have seen a greater turnout," she said, "but I'm hoping people will come later." Fuller is being challenged for her seat and another Ward One seat by two Democrats, Jeff Howard and Joe Wolf. "This is typical of a Primary at the local level," she said of the slow day. "As I go door to door, I say, 'This is the one where your vote counts more than anything.' It all comes down to the numbers that come out." The woman who brought fireworks to Lansdale, as head of nonprofit Discover Lansdale, trustd her record and service to put her over …
The Montgomery County Community College graduation will take place May 23, and the Keynote Address will be given by Drexel University President John Fry
Information courtesy of Montgomery County Community College With an increase of 38 percent over the last five years, the largest class in Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) history will graduate on May 23. The increase is a testament to MCCC’s efforts to improve student access, success and completion over the last decade. A record total of 1,513 students will receive 1,535 associate’s degrees and certificates during the College’s 46th Commencement exercises, which will be held at MCCC’s Central Campus in Blue Bell starting at 7 p.m. The ceremony will feature a keynote address by Drexel University President John A. Fry, who was selected, in part, to emphasize MCCC’s commitment to developing multiple pathways by which students …
The transportation company has proposed minor changes to its price increases.
While SEPTA is still moving forward with its strategy to increase fairs and utilize smart cards for passengers, the regional transportation company might not be increasing the cost of its rides quite as much as it once planned. According to a report in Philly.com, SEPTA is considering scaling back its raised wages, though not in a major way. A board committee will vote on the slight scale back on Thursday. Here is what’s being proposed: According to the report, the change is “designed to avoid a large price increase for airport workers.” Will changes to the rates make you more or less likely to ride SEPTA? Tell us in the comments area below.
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor. If you know local groups that are collecting for the relief effort, please let us know in the comments area below.
Merle Ochrach was recently re-elected as treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Development Corporation.
The May 22 event is for PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce members only.
PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce, formerly known as the North Penn Chamber of Commerce, will hold a Speed Networking event, May 22, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Speed Networking event will take place at the PennSuburban Chamber office, located at 34 Susquehanna Ave. in Lansdale. According to the PennSuburban Chamber website, the event is limited to the first 24 individuals who register. The chamber requests that only one representative per business, unless more room is announced. The Speed Networking event invites each person to participate in a 1.5-minute meet and business card exchange with other attendees. After three minutes, the bell rings and attendees move to the next person. The chamber suggests bringing at least 50 business …
Join Sean Jones in this introduction to Qi Gong at Lansdale Massage Therapy and Wellness.
Parents of Matthe Royer, 21, participated in a press conference at the Skippack Pennsylvania State Police Barracks, where police said the disappearance may have been voluntary.
This story was last updated on May 21 at 2:30 p.m.: The Pennsylvania State Police held a press conference Monday afternoon regarding the disappearance of 21-year-old Matthew Royer, who left the University of Rhode Island Thursday evening, reportedly en route to his Skippack home, but never arrived. Royer was last seen purchasing gas and water around 2 a.m. on Friday morning in Breinigsville, which is only 30 miles from his home. ABC Reports say Royer's vehicle was seen again at 1 p.m. on Friday at Route 501 and Route 22 in Lebanon County, where two Subway restaurant employees told Action News that they "feel confident" they saw Royer. The Lebanon County sighting is over 60 miles away from Skippack, and Pennsylvania State Police say he may …
A look at who will be on North Penn area ballots on Tuesday.
North Penn area residents will head into the polls Tuesday to select the candidates to appear on their respective ballots in November. Polls are open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Contested Primaries: North Penn School Board candidates will face off on the Democratic and Republican ballots, with eight candidates running for four positions. Candidates cross-filed for both major parties. The candidates include incumbent President Vince Sherpinsky, incumbent Vice President Timothy S. Kerr, and incumbent director Frank O'Donnell. Also running are the Next S.T.E.P. team: Murali Benjali, Paul Edelman Jr., Alex Ryabin and Tina Stoll. Former school board member Josie Charnock is also running in the Primary. In Lansdale Borough Ward One, three Democrats are…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Southeast Realtors PAC has funded $1,054.80 to the nonpartisan Lansdale PAC, which supports Mary Fuller, Richard Strahm and Bob Willi for borough council, and Doug DiPasquale for mayor.
Realtor Richard Strahm has some pull. The Democratic Lansdale Borough Council candidate in Ward Three is a member of the Montgomery County Association of Realtors, the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, according to Lansdale First treasurer Denton Burnell. Thus, Suburban West Realtors Alliance, a group that supports real estate agents and consumers, threw its support behind the campaign of Strahm with a $1,054.80 contribution via the Southeast Realtors Political Action Committee to the nonpartisan Lansdale First PAC, according to Lansdale First's 2013 campaign finance report for April 2 to May 5. Suburban West Realtors Alliance serves Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. Burnell …