Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Celebrate the First Day of Spring at Rita's in Abington with free Italian ice!
What does the first day of spring mean to you? Warmer weather? Longer days? Or Free Rita's Ice? On Wednesday, March 20, between noon and 9 p.m., stop by your local Rita's for a free Italian Ice. Rita's stores have been participating in this first day of spring tradition for 20 years, according to its website. Get your free First Day of Spring Italian Ice at the Rita's at 1700 Old York Road, in Abington.
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 11, 2013
The school’s chess team wins the state title in the U1000 division.
Over the weekend, the Abington Senior High School chess team entered into the Pennsylvania State Chess Championship. The team won the state title for the U1000 division and placed fifth in the U1300 division. The team also won several accolades over the weekend, which featured more than 400 of the top high school chess players in the state. In the U1000 division, the team entered the final round of play behind three teams. In an improbable comeback, The Ghosts reeled off four wins in succession beating Exeter High School, Waynesboro High School and Jim Thorpe High School, and clinched the state championship for this division. Leading the team were: Andrew Giguere, Andy Tran, Julie Sellers and Alex Veltchev. The U1300 division saw seniors …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
After being apprehended in 2010 in Abington, a Philadelphia man will face a prison sentence.
He claims he was only the lookout and getaway driver, but a Montgomery County judge decided he deserved a serious punishment for his actions. William Perkins, 64, of Philadelphia, has served much of his life in prison, and according to court dockets has a rap sheet several pages long. He was sentenced Wednesday to 10 to 20 years behind bars for his role in a string of burglaries that occurred in 2010. As Patch reported at the time, Perkins, who also used the aliases of John Potter and William Potter, was taken into custody on Oct. 12, 2010 along with John Daniel Wilson, 48, of Philadelphia. The duo had led Philadelphia Police on a high-speed chase which had ended in their arrests in Abington Township. MainLineMedia.com reported that the …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Pooh's Corner Consignment is the place to go for children's clothing in Roslyn, while doing your 'small part for the environment.'
Abington Patch: When did you open your business? Pooh's Corner Consignment: I am the second owner and have owned the store since 2004, but the store has been in existence for many more years. We started out in Willow Grove and then moved to Roslyn. I believe the first owner moved to Roslyn around 1998. I used to be in the Roslyn Valley Shopping Center at 1327 Easton Rd., but moved across the street to Brookdale and Easton Rds. almost 2 years ago. AP: Who is your ideal client or customer? PCC: My ideal client is anyone who has children and would like to find very affordable quality merchandise. I have always shopped second hand myself and truly believe that is the way to go. Children wear their things for such a short period of time and so …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Abington Friends School, Huntington Learning Center, Kitchen Bar, tennis program, and more hiring in Abington this week.
Fleet Dispatcher - Medical Transport Systems is currently interviewing for a Dispatch Operations. Candidates must possess an excellent knowledge of Philadelphia roads, communication skills and the ability to work well with others. High School Girls' Lacrosse Coach - Abington Friend's School currently has an opening for an assistant coaching position with its Varsity Girls' Lacrosse team. High School Softball Coach - Abington Friend's School currently has an opening for an assistant coaching position with its varsity softball program. Teachers and Professional Tutors - Huntington Learning Center in Abington/Jenkintown is hiring qualified teachers and professional tutors to instruct students in concentrated subject tutoring programs. …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
There are 18 open houses this weekend in the area.
There are 18 open houses scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 23-24 in the Ambler Patch coverage area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. Topping the list is this home at 1632 Paper Mill Road, in Meadowbrook. The asking price is currently set at $1,100,000. It has four bedrooms and five bathrooms and 6,595 square feet of living space. There will be an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb 24. The home has two separate, wooden decks, vaulted wood ceilings and three fireplaces. This home at 10 Hillcrest Road, Erdenheim, is set at $382,500. The Realtor will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The home has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,280 square feet of space, with a Victorian exterior. To find more open houses …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
January health inspections in Glenside, Roslyn, Huntingdon Valley, and Elkins Park.
The Montgomery County Health Department in December conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Abington Patch area. 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. Glenside Roslyn Huntingdon Valley Elkins Park Want more health reports? See Abington's reports, Jekintown's reports, and Willow Grove's reports from January.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
There are few details, but a SEPTA representative confirmed that a man died at the station Thursday night.
A man apparently died at the North Hills train station Thursday night. Abington and SEPTA police, and EMS staff were on the scene at the train station in the North Hills section of Abington. A SEPTA representative said the man—who has not yet been identified—was struck by a train at about 6:15 p.m. “A man was killed by a Lansdale-Doylestown regional rail train coming from Center City and heading toward Doylestown,” Andrew Busch, a spokesman for SEPTA said. A white sheet covered the man, who was laying several feet from the northbound tracks; there were several puddles of blood on the platform. The body was loaded into a Montgomery County Coroner’s van at about 8:15 p.m. The coroner and a SEPTA Police Lieutenant both declined to comment. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
January health inspections in Abington.
The Montgomery County Health Department in January conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Abington Patch area. 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.