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. …
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 …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Ansord Rashied, 32, of Wallace Place, is also wanted in Whitemarsh Township for burglary. He may be staying in the Norristown or Collegeville area
Lansdale Police are searching for a Philadelphia man wanted for evading police during a high-speed pursuit in March. Ansord Rashied, 32, of the 4700 block of Wallace Place, Philadelphia, also has an active warrant for burglary in Whitemarsh Township. Police believe Rashied may be residing in the Norristown or Collegeville area. Police said that on March 31, 2012 at 8 p.m., police responded to 639 South Broad Street to investigate a suspicious auto, identified as a dark blue 2003 Honda Pilot. A police officer approached and spoke with the driver of the Pilot, identified as Rashied, police said. As a second officer arrived on scene, Rashied took off at a high rate of speed southbound on Broad Street, police said. Lansdale Police pursued the …
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 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 …
Gerald Boyce Jr., of the 600 block of Wissahickon Avenue, Lansdale, is charged in connection with five incidents in the borough where a man was seen masturbating in front of teenage girls and women
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Joshua Siringhaus, of Upper Gwynedd, and Kristin Leidy, of Hatfield Borough, were the two culprits in numerous daytime burglaries in several Montgomery and Bucks County municipalities, police said
An Upper Gwynedd man, who was convicted of and had spent time in prison for numerous burglaries in 2003 in Franconia and Lower Salford townships, has been nabbed again for alleged numerous daytime burglaries by Hatfield Township Police, along with his alleged female accomplice from Hatfield Borough. The female accomplice was convicted in 2007 on felony receiving stolen property charges in Hatfield Township and spent time in prison on the charges. Both have been charged in connection with numerous daytime burglaries since March in several Montgomery and Bucks County municipalities, according to police. Joshua Ryan Siringhaus, 31, of the 1600 block of Supplee Road, Upper Gwynedd, and Kristin Anne Leidy, of the 500 block of South Main Street…
Monday, May 21, 2012
With Cellpig's new protective iPhone case, the company will replace your phone for free if it breaks while inside the case
A company called Cellpig has a new iPhone protective case called Cellhelmet - and if you drop your iPhone 4 or 4S, and it breaks, Cellpig will replace if for free. According to a Mashable article, Cellpig and its concept began as a Kickstarter project. Cases are not available for retail sale. A spokesman for Cellhelmet said over the next two weeks they will be pushing up to various retailers across Pennsylvania. The only place to order one at present is at this link. Even jailbroken phones are covered under Cellpig's promise. According to its website, Cellhelmet includes accidental damage coverage, new, used and unlocked iPhones are covered too. It will not cover water-damaged iPhones, unfortunately. The case is backed by a New York-based…