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 …
Monday, April 1, 2013
All centenarians are welcome to register by April 5.
Centenarians: those persons over 100 years old. If you or someone you know qualifies and lives in Montgomery County, please let them know. They will be honored in a county-wide celebration on May 1. Montgomery County will hold its fourth annual Centenarian Celebration at Dock Woods, 275 Dock Drive in Lansdale on May 1, according to a release from the county. Registration that day begins at 10:30 a.m., and the celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are necessary to join in the festivities, and must be made by April 5. There are only a few days left! For more information, please call the county offices at 610-278-3422. Registration forms are online here. The celebration includes a luncheon for each centenarian and one guest. …
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…
Monday, October 8, 2012
A horror-inspired art show gets Montco residents in the Halloween mood.
This weekend, those in the mood for something "spook-tacular" had a treat at the Tell-Tale Art Show at Lansdale's Third and Walnut Bar. The art by Amy Rim lived up to its namesake. The non-smoking ballroom featured a cash bar and many guests in costume, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and the looming holiday. See our full gallery by Patch Photographer Kristen McMaster.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Authorities say "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs were sold in three states from an Allentown-based distributor.
The owner of an Allentown distribution business and the operators of five gas stations and convenience stores in Montgomery and Lehigh counties are among 15 people who have been arrested in connection with an organization that allegedly distributed "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, authorities said Thursday. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said the arrests were the culmination of a year-long investigation involving the Lehigh County District Attorney's office and a number of municipal police forces in both counties. Ferman described Kenneth Zak Grossman, 52, of Allentown, the owner of J & L Wholesale Distributors, as the "head" of the organization, which authorities …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Lansdale Borough Council will lobby Harrisburg to prevent a proposed name change by Towamencin Township of the Lansdale Pennsylvania Turnpike exit from Lansdale to Kulpsville
Towamencin Township Supervisors plan to ask the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to change the name of the Lansdale interchange of Interstate 476 to Kulpsville. Lansdale Borough says not so fast. According to The Reporter Online, Towamencin Township Supervisors Chairman Dan Littley said supervisors expect the PTC to agree with the request and revert the name back to Kulpsville as it was up until the late 1970s. Littley was quoted in The Reporter as such: “Too many officials come to this community and welcome everyone to Lansdale. We are not Lansdale.” At the June 20 Lansdale Borough Council meeting, councilman Jack Hansen proposed a vote for the borough to lobby Harrisburg to prevent the name change. Council then voted unanimously to do …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The charge was eventually dropped by the prosecution, but Boyce pleaded guilty to indecent assault and corrupting a minor
This isn't Gerald F. Boyce Jr.'s first brush with the law over indecent exposure and corruption of minors charges. Boyce Jr., 40, of Wissahickon Avenue in Lansdale, the suspect in the Lansdale serial masturbation spree between June 2011 and May 2012, was charged by Philadelphia Police in June 2000 with attempted rape, sexual assault and corruption of minors, as well as additional charges. Furthermore, Boyce Jr. was charged in 1999 by Philadelphia Police with indecent exposure and open lewdness. He was also found guilty in 1997 of indecent exposure, open lewdness and corruption of a minor. A charge of indecent exposure was dropped at a January 2001 preliminary hearing in Philadelphia Municipal Court by Judge Glynnis Hill for the June 2000 …
Gerald Boyce Jr. had the number of counts reduced, but all charges remain against the Lansdale man
Gerald Boyce Jr., of the 600 block of Wissahickon Avenue, Lansdale, on Thursday afternoon waived all charges against him during a preliminary hearing before District Judge Harold Borek to arraignment at the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in July. Boyce will be arraigned in county court on July 18 at 9:30 a.m. Boyce is a suspect in five public masturbation incidents wherein eight of the 10 victims were underage. Boyce, 40, the father of an 8-year-old daughter, is suspected of being the serial masturbator that has been targeting teenage girls and women in and around Lansdale train station since June 2011, according to police. The number of counts for certain charges against him were reduced at the hearing by Assistant District …
The event benefits Joyce Dutton, a 63-year-old fighting ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. For $35, you get apps and open bar on liquor, beer and draft
“Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." - Lou Gehrig Like Gehrig, Joyce Dutton also has a bad break. But there's no reason she should feel like the unluckiest gal on Earth. Come out and show support so Joyce can remain living with her grandchildren and daughter, Tracy Dutton Gaal. The 63-year-old is fighting ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Joyce's daughter has put on a benefit for her Saturday at 8 p.m. at Molly Maguire's in Lansdale. Proceeds go toward insurance costs for home care for Dutton and her family. "Slowly, she has lost the ability to paint, a talent she just discovered she …
The seafood and steakhouse on Route 309 in Montgomeryville is offering free meals to all graduates - preschool to medical school
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A seafood and steakhouse restaurant in Montgomeryville wants to buy you dinner, Class of 2012. And that's for everyone, from preschoolers to medical school grads. Gimaro Seafood and Steaks owner Chris Gimaro wants you to know this: The restaurant prides itself in being part of the community - and wants to give back. Download and print the specific coupons in our gallery to redeem your free meal. The deal entitles a maximum discount of $20 through June 30. Gimaro Seafood and Steakhouse offers daily specials like $5 Cheesesteak Mondays, $33 All-You-Can-Eat Crab Thursdays and $10 Ribs and Chicken Tuesdays. It is open Monday to Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, Noon to midnight; and Sunday Noon to 9 p.m. The way…