Monday, May 13, 2013
Players from Lansdale, Glenside, Norristown get their Frisbee on.
It's just a simple, plastic disc, but don't tell that to the hundreds of local players that take the game quite seriously. Sunday's match-up in Plymouth Whitemarsh was proof positive that something as basic as a Frisbee can get the fans moving. According to the Times Herald, "Ultimate" as it is known to fans "is something of a hybrid between soccer and football, only instead of a ball, flying plastic is used." Sunday, a match-up between Philadelphia Spinners and the New York Rumble was hosted at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. In the day's game, Norristown resident Jack Casey, Lansdale natives Mike and David Baer and Jonah Wisch from Glenside all played, according to the Herald. The team promoted its event prior to the match-up at area …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dining Out for Life is Thursday, April 25.
Dining Out for Life, a day long fundraiser for HIV/AIDS at local restaurants will be held on Thursday, April 25 in the Philadelphia region. Over 150 restaurants in the region will be donating 33 percent of the night's proceeds for benefit HIV/AIDS research and men and women living with HIV/AIDS. Locally, Roberto's Trattoria, at 700 Bethlhem Pike in Glenside, will be participating for any meal all day on Thursday. Learn more about Dining Out for Life here.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The White House released the College Scorecard, with looks at loan repayment, costs, graduation rates and more of the nations colleges, including Manor College, Arcadia University, Penn State Abington and more.
After President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address in February, the White House has released the College Scorecard. According to the WhiteHouse.gov website, "College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you." -- The average student at Arcadia University pays $24,200 a year, after grants and scholarships. A decrease of 2 percent from the institution’s 2007 to 2009 tuition costs. Families typically borrow $22,600 in Federal student loans for undergraduate study, and make payments of $260 a month over 10 years. At the Glenside institution, 4.8 percent of borrowers default on those Federal student loans within …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Taking in the architectural beauty around Abington.
Did you know that Arcadia University, originally named Beaver Female Seminary, was an all female seminary? But, according to the university's Wikipedia page, the school attained collegiate status in 1872 and admitted men from 1872 until 1907 and then limited enrollment to just women until 1972. Learn more about Arcadia here and on its website.
Monday, March 4, 2013
One man taken to Abington Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation
Police took an unidentified man into custody following a standoff in Glenside late Monday night. Deputy Chief Michael Webb of the Abington Police Department said the man had been taken to Abington Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation after one of the department's crisis negotiators spoke to him for about 60 to 90 minutes and convinced him to surrender to the police that had surrounded the house on the 2500 block of Geneva Avenue. The man was armed with a handgun, Webb said. Webb said police went to the location and surrounded it after "a concerned family member" had contacted them. The police department has about six to seven police officers who are trained to negotiate in crisis situations, according to Webb. No shots were …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Philadelphia resident has a lengthy criminal history.
Abington Police arrested a Philadelphia man last month on felony drug charges in North Hills. Chavez Darryl ‘Swerve’ Brown, 28, of Arlington Street, Philadelphia, was arrested Jan. 5 just before 3 p.m. following a traffic stop near the corner of Spruce and Tennis avenues while he was driving a Dodge Magnum. According to police, Brown was in possession of $615 and a search of the Magnum yielded a knotted plastic bag containing marijuana and four cell phones. A more thorough search at the Abington Police station yielded a plastic knotted bag in Brown’s underwear, which contained 24 small purple Ziploc baggies containing confirmed cocaine, police said. The amount of cocaine recovered, the manner in which it was packaged, and the presence …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Four defendants, including two 19-year-old women from Glenside, allegedly held up a woman during a drug deal.
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Thursday, February 14
Two Glenside teenaged girls were among four that were allegedly robbed last week in Warrington, Bucks County. Michelle Nordland, 19; and Rachel Quinn, 19, both of Glenside, were arrested following an alleged armed robbery in the parking lot of LA Fitness in Warrington on Feb. 7 in which they, and two other defendants, robbed three people prior to a drug deal, according to a story Phillyburbs.com story. According to the story, Nordland and Quinn met the complainant — who was allegedly there to buy a quarter pound of marijuana — near the trash bins in the parking lot. Shortly after, two men, both holding handguns, allegedly robbed the complainant and two passengers who were in the car. The other defendants, according to the story are Michael…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Limekiln Pike pub was honored by famed website.
Known for its craft beers, Glenside’s “little secret” is out. Union Jack’s has been named to the “Greatest Beers of the World.” “Perhaps you have heard of it, and if you have not, you’re missing out on one of the most inviting and impressive bars the county has to offer,” said the GBW website. The beloved craft beers list isn’t the only thing worth checking out, according to the site. “Union Jack’s Glenside location provides a relaxed atmosphere with a variety of beer offerings and pub-friendly food that is sure to please the palate,” said the site. The pub is nesteled in to the North Hills section of Glenside. Many passers-by might not even notice its humble store-front. That doesn't stop it from being a popular hotspot for the community…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Hard rock band to spend its 25th "anniversary" with Keswick Theatre on April 4.
Who remembers "Cult of Personality?" The fixture on the MTV network was the result of a hard rock band called Living Colour. The band is scheduled to perform its show "Vivid" at the Keswick Theatre on April 4. According to the band's website, the show will be held at the popular Glenside theater, and tickets will cost $39.50 and $29.50. The show begins at 8 p.m. For more on purchasing tickets, visit the Keswick's site here. The stop is a part of its 25th anniversary tour for the album "Vivid" which was released in 1988, according to an article on Lehigh Valley Live. The famed single "Cult of Personality" is now used by WWE Superstar C.M. Punk, said the site's report. Living Colour disbanded in 1995 and reformed in 2000, according to the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Fire may have started in stove of third floor unit; Cheltenham High School set up as temporary Red Cross shelter; up to 150 displaced
A four-alarm fire heavily damaged a condominium complex and displaced up to 150 people in the Wyncote section of Cheltenham on Friday night. No official estimates were available early Saturday morning on the number of people injured in the fire at 1600 Church Road, which was reported at about 9:23 p.m. Friday. Alertpage reported that three firefighters had received minor injuries and that three other patients were transported from the scene. Close to 200 firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other emergency responders were believed to have responded to the fire, which turned the night sky orange in the residential neighborhoods surrounding the complex. At least 50 condominiums were impacted, according to Judge Renee Cardwell …