Sunday, March 3, 2013
Two Ambler residents file suit against Anheuser-Busch for watering down its beer.
They pound more than a case of Bud a week, between the two of them, and they have been for four years. But, when two Ambler (Montgomery County) brothers couldn't get drunk from the suds, they decided it was Bud's fault. According to multiple media reports, brothers Thomas and Gerald Greenberg have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that brewer "InBev's Anheuser-Busch," the U.S. makers of products such as Budweiser and Michelob. Their claim? The beer doesn't pack the 5 percent punch of alcohol content it promises. According to a report in the Morning Call, Busch "denies that it shortchanges guzzlers when it comes to that 5.0 percent." Nevertheless, the two have hired Philadelphia-based lawyer David Senoff to file the lawsuit, according to …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Law enforcement continues to investigate the death of Natalie Marella, whose body was found in a cornfield in New Hanover Township in August of last year.
Investigators still aren't certain how an Ambler woman died last year and are asking the public for help. They want to know who Natalie Marella was with in the hours before her body was discovered near a cornfield in New Hanover Township on Aug. 29, 2012. While the investigation continues into the death of the 26-year-old Marella, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has announced the findings of the investigation into her cause of death. The Montgomery County Coroner determined that a seizure disorder caused Marella's death, according to a press release. The release also notes that she had a head injury, which it describes as a "significant condition." A toxicology report showed no significant findings. While officials reached…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Looking for a full or part time job? Here's who's hiring.
BLUE BELL Realtor - Keller Williams is hiring new and licensed real estate agents at their Blue Bell office, as well as their Bryn Mawr, Exton, Horsham, Media, West Chester, Newtown, Yardley, and Wayne offices. Assistant Manager - Waterworks Express in Blue Bell is looking for an assistant manager to provide top notch customer service. One to two years experience required. Weekend availability a must. Rita's Water Ice - Rita's of Blue Bell is hiring for the 2013 season. Friendly, hardworking people are needed for all shifts, must be able to work nights and weekends. To apply, go to www.ritasfranchises.com/bluebell. At the bottom of the webpage, click "Join the Team". Deli/Counterperson - Deli and counter help is needed for both a Gladwyne…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The ever-changing Chamaeleon Boutique in Ambler is celebrating their 5 year anniversary in February.
The name "Chamaeleon" truly fits the Ambler boutique that continues to change with the season. Rosa Zeibari said when Chamaeleon Boutique opened in Ambler five years ago, there were a number of boutiques, however, they all closed shortly after Chamaeleon opened. Today, she said there have been a lot of good changes in the borough, with more boutiques moving in, a variety of restaurants, and lots of events in town to keep the community excited. In the past five years, Zeibari said she and her sister and co-owner, Ani Kech, have grown in the business and have learned what they are good at and have learn what to look for and what to train employees in to fulfill the vision of the store. She said they have also learned what does and does not …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Finn McCool's hiring has been postponed in wake of co-owner's murder
Update, 6:48 p.m. Friday In the wake of co-owner Joe Canazaro's murder in Hilltown on Friday, hiring has been put on hold, per Finn McCool's Facebook update. Earlier Story Finn McCool's in Ambler has been closed since May 1, 2012, when an exterior wall facing Spring Garden St. collapsed into the street. On Thursday evening, Finn McCool's posted on their Facebook page that the restaurant and bar is hiring and accepting applications. Applicants can stop into the restaurant on Monday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 34 E. Butler Pike restaurant in Ambler. As far as when the restaurant will re-open to the public for dinner and drinks, the company's website says "re-opening soon." Watch their …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Artisan-made accessories and jewelry for all ages at Armario, with their new location on Main Street in Ambler.
One of the newest business to open in Ambler is Armario, run by friends and locals Vanessa Good and Theresa Galletta. The store carries handmade and artisan-made jewelry, handbags and accessories. Galletta said that most of the items are made in the US and the rest are fair trade. Many of the artisans she said are women and they all have stories to tell, support their communities, or support organizations that help women. "Each one of our artisans has a story," said Galletta. Unlike mass produced items, each item at Armario is unique. A number of their artisan use repurposed items. They carry a line of handbags made from repurposed magazines, and a line of necklaces created using antique buttons. Armario even carries two lines that are …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Family owned and operated, Nave Frozen Yogurt, opened Dec. 27 in Maple Glen.
With 14 frozen yogurt flavors, and 70 toppings, Nave is the newest addition to the Upper Dublin business community. Owners, Lisa and Michael Feldman, owned a Rita's Italian Ice for eight years before deciding to open Nave. Unlike some of the other fro-yo shops that have been opening in the area, Nave is completely home grown and family owned. Lisa told Patch that she lived in Upper Dublin for over 20 years and loves the township and wanted to get back into Upper Dublin. She added that the location in Maple Glen was a perfect spot for Nave because it was central to the township, as well as being close to Horsham and Ambler. Nave carries 14 flavors of frozen yogurt every day, including a combination of nonfat, low fat, no sugar added, non-…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Councilwoman Mary Fuller dubbed 2013 "the year of the skate park." Parks and Recreation Director Carl Saldutti discussed his research with Abington, Ambler and Quakertown skate parks — and how to get Hatfield Township on board with the borough's plan
2013 — The Year of the Skate Park Lansdale Parks and Recreation Chairwoman Mary Fuller has dubbed this year the year when Lansdale Borough brings a skate park to the community. The committee discussed its early progress on development of such a park Wednesday night. The borough is currently in the "learning mode" and "exploring mode" for the skate park. What was revealed at that meeting — Five potential sites for the park, with the jointly-owned Schweiker Park on the list. Lansdale Parks and Recreation Director Carl Saldutti is meeting with the Hatfield Township Park Board on Monday to update them on the borough's plan. "I want to make sure they understand what our process is. I don't want them to read something that is a surprise," …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Veteran showman Tony Braithwaite unleashes laughs in this vaudeville-style ode to the classic holiday variety show.
Those of you longing for the Golden Age of Hollywood holiday specials are getting an early gift this year in Oh, What Fun!, playing now through Dec. 30 at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler (with added shows on Jan. 19 and 20, due to popular demand.) This vaudeville-style variety show, courtesy of Act II's Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite, is packed full of music, comedy and even a bit of soft shoe. Braithwaite is joined in this faced-paced romp by Act II veterans Howie Brown, Will Dennis and music man and tap talent Sonny Leo. The show clocks in at just over 70 minutes with no intermission. The pace is brisk, but gives Braithewaite ample opportunity to flex his mimicry muscles with more impersonations than one might think possible in such a…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
St. Mary's Villa for Children opens to the public on Saturday for guided tours.
St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families opened the doors to the historic Lindenwold Castle to the public for the second year on Saturday, Dec. 8, for tours. The castle and grounds opened to the public for guided tours for the first time in over a decade in January of this year. The holidays tours on Saturday are the second time the grounds have been open to the public. St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families is a subsidy of Holy Family Institute of Pittsburgh. After a long history, dating back to 1911 as a boys orphanage. Today, St. Mary's cares for children who are abused, abandoned or need extra supervision and attention in school and residences. St. Mary's cares for children in the greater Philadelphia area.