Thursday, April 4, 2013
Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to contact the Upper Dublin Police Department at 215-646-2100, or the FBI at 215-418-4000.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks the public's assistance in identifying and locating the man responsible for the armed robbery of PNC Bank on 1015 South Bethlehem Pike in Ambler. According to Upper Dublin Police, the man entered the bank on March 30 at 8:30 a.m., wearing a white cloth bag or pillow case, with the eye holes cut out and displaying a small, black semi-automatic pistol. The subject then ordered everyone to the floor, and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash which they placed into a Nike bag before fleeing the area on foot. See the initial story here. The man was last seen fleeing on foot northbound on Bethlehem Pike, though an FBI press release said it is possible that the subject fled into an alley near the bank …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Seafood and produce store on Bethlehem Pike closes.
Sunny's Seafood and Produce, located on Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, has a new for sale sign in the window and the produce shelves and coolers are empty in the store. A sign on door says "Closed until further notice."
How did your favorites fair during the February health inspections?
The Montgomery County Health Department in February conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Ambler. 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.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Celebrate the First Day of Spring at Rita's 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 their website. Get your free First Day of Spring Italian Ice at: Ritas Water Ice, 100 E Butler Ave, Ambler
With podcasts, YouTube videos and social media galore, one Upper Dublin church hopes to show a younger generation what religion can be.
Podcasts. YouTube. Facebook Likes. They aren't really the terms one hears during the Sunday Sermon. But, that's rather precisely the point. Upper Dublin Lutheran Church is hoping that by bringing its religion into the modern times, it can help to reach different generations with its teachings. Lead Pastor Dyan Lawlor credits her fellow pastor, Keith Anderson, and the youth minister Ray Hopkins, for most of the modernization of her congregation. "I've been here nine years," said Lawlor. "I have ideas, things I'd like to have happening, and then I find out who can do it." Among the new ideas, the church has begun posting the weekly sermons onto the website. Podcasts of the lessons are each availble, free of charge, for download from the …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Paparazzi, red carpet, runway, cocktails, glamour! Frox Spring Fashion show will be held in Ambler on April 4 beginning at 7 p.m.
A New York-style fashion show is coming to the Ambler Theater, hosted by women's boutique Frox. Jill Strickland, owner of Frox, said the semi-annual event began with 100 people in her store in Perkasie, expanded to the loft space above the Perkasie store, and now has grown large enough that they are glamorously taking over the Ambler Theatre on April 4. Runway, red carpet, paparazzi, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres will just be the beginning of this fun girls night out. The fashion show itself will take place in the main theater, with real Frox customers modeling the clothes, ages 16 to 82. Strickland said the models are all shapes, sizes, coloring, and every woman in attendance will be able to associate with one of the models. She said the …
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, February 12, 2013
Whether you call it Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or Fasnacht Day, there are great places in downtown Amber to pick up donuts and fasnachts today.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Health inspections in January for Ambler
The Montgomery County Health Department in December conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Ambler 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.