Monday, January 28, 2013
A call to prohibit fracking in Montco.
Monday, January 28
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men." —Rachel Carson Natural gas drilling by horizontal slickwater fracturing (often called fracking) is a monumental environmental issue PA is facing that impacts everyone’s future. Often referred to as a “bridge to cleaner energy” our governor is supporting drilling any and everywhere possible in Pennsylvania to capitalize on the gas drilling boom. Since the Marcellus Shale does not underlie Montgomery County, I think many of us assume this is not our problem because it’s not in our neighborhood or 500 feet from our schools, but it could be coming our way. As previously published in Patch, http://ambler.patch.com/articles/fracking-debate-comes-to-montgomery-bucks-…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A real-life Santa Claus has taken the initiative to help a pair of struggling Montco families
A pair of struggling Montco families will soon find themselves on the receiving end of a Christmas miracle, thanks to the efforts of 38-year-old Dutch Schrap, of East Coventry, who has decided to take his professional Santa routine to the next level. The son of the elder Santa Schrap, Dutch has followed in his father's snow-covered footsteps for the past 21 years. He's made appearances everywhere from the Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade to gigs with the Philadelphia Flyers and Sixers, and he's even rung the opening bell at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. This year, however, he's looking to expand on his role by initiating Operation Nine Reindeer, which seeks to aid two families who are in desperate need of support. It all began on October 1, …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Montco is seeking proposals for its 17th annual Technology and Learning Conference.
Montgomery County Community College is looking for proposals for papers, hands-on labs and roundtables from educators with their heads “in the cloud” for its 17th annual Technology and Learning Conference, themed around the concept of cloud computing, which will take place Friday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the college’s Central Campus in Blue Bell. “Participants attend the conference to find out what direction technology and learning is headed in,” said MCCC’s Kathryn Ishler. “What exactly are the vendors working on? What are the next cutting-edge information technologies that can be used in our classrooms? Participants have the chance to explore the strategies and technologies that will shape the way they implement technology into …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Montgomery County Community College students, working for the college's monthly newspaper, have been recognized by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.
The staff of Montgomery County Community College’s monthly newspaper, The Montgazette, won nine Keystones in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s 2011 Keystone Press Awards, two-year college division. “I wanted students to showcase their articles to professional journalists and be judged among their peers,” said Harry Yanoshak, the faculty editorial adviser. “The Montgazette has been blessed with some talented writers whose interest in journalism seems genuine and not fleeting.” Kevin Devine, of Harleysville, The Montgazette’s editor, took first place in the editorial division with “Welcome Back: Hope You Brought a Hard Hat,” “My MCCC Story: How I Got Here” and “A Time of War.” Jocelyn Moye, of Eagleville, took first and second place …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Selecting the Right Affinity Organizations for Your Business
One of the first things that business owners do (or consign one of their partners or employees to do) is to join a business networking group. These groups can take the form of chambers of commerce, community organizations, formal networking groups and other groups that involve networking but exist for other purposes. Determining which networking groups to become involved with can make the difference between being a drain on your time, resources and energy and being one of the most rewarding experiences in your career as an entrepreneur. Today we will take a look at the various options available to you and look at the considerations to take into account to help you affiliate with the best mix of groups that will provide the best match for …