Tracy Kuhn Greenlee has published her first novel with long-time friend and co-author, Rachelle Chaykin.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Various locations will host the summer project.
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be conducting its annual Low-Cost Rabies Immunization Clinics on Saturdays in June for the the program's 22nd consecutive year. "As in previous years, these clinics are located throughout the county in order to ensure that resident pet owners have access to this disease prevention service," said Jessica Willingham, communications assistant for the Montgomery County Office of Communications. The 2013 Annual Rabies Clinic locations, dates and times are: LOCATION DATE TIME Abington Recycling Center, Florey Lane (off of Easton Road), Abington June 1 9 – 11 a.m. Collegeville Community Park, Fourth and Park avenues, Collegeville June 8 9 – 11 a.m. Encore Experiences at …
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 …
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. …
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…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The traditional and famous Levis hot dogs can be found in Abington, as well as in delis around Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
Levis Hot Dogs, which has been around in South Philadelphia for over 100 years, had been resurrected in Abington by Elliot Hirsch, owner of the new Levi Hot Dogs on Old York Rd. Hirsh bought Levis in 1990, but closed the business for a few years when a number of different business plans failed. A year ago, Hirsch opened the Levis Hot Dog shop in Abington, following the original Levis hot dog recipe for all beef, lean hot dogs, right out of South Philly. Hirsch, who has a background in product development, spent nearly two years testing the hot dog recipe with a number of manufacturers before finding the manufacturer that could produce hot dogs that look and taste like the ones everyone remembers. However, Hirsch also produces and sells …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Tara Yoga, in Roslyn, will celebrate their grand opening this weekend, with free classes all weekend.
Holding their grand opening this weekend, Tara Yoga, in Roslyn, is the area's newest yoga studio. Owner Tara Franklin said she opened the studio because she loves yoga and wanted to share her love with more people. She told Patch that a year ago she decided that she no longer wanted to work in the corporate daily grind and went for yoga teacher training and worked hard to become a certified yoga instructor. Tara Yoga will offer Vinyasa, Restorative and Mommy and Me yoga classes, with classes starting early in the morning and being held throughout the day and into the evenings to accommodate a wide variety of people. There are eight instructors, including Franklin, at the small and intimate studio on Easton Rd., that will teach the up to …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent Todd Stephens and Democrat Will Sylianteng compete for the legislative district which covers Horsham, Upper Dublin, Ambler, Montgomery Township and Abington.
For Democrat Will Sylianteng, the man contesting incumbent State Rep. Todd Stephens for his seat representing the 151st legislative district, sums up Tuesday as a "good day one way or the other." "We’re at polling places introducing ourselves to people as they come in," Sylianteng told Patch of he and his 30 or so volunteers in place at some of the district's three dozen polling places throughout Horsham, Upper Dublin, Ambler, Montgomery Township and Abington. "You actually go face-to-face with an actual voter." It's different than the 14,000 doors Sylianteng knocked while talking to people who, he said may or may not even cast a vote in the 2012 election. To actually see them about to do that makes for a "pretty enjoyable day," he said. …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
An outage at a Hatboro Verizon center has temporarily blocked subscribers from calling Montgomery County 911
According to a Pottstown Mercury Facebook post, Verizon Mobile customers are without access to Montgomery County 911. The outage affects about seven municipalities, according to PhillyBurbs: Hatboro, Upper and Lower Moreland, Upper Dublin, Horsham, Abington and Cheltenham. Due to an outage at a Verizon central office in Hatboro at around 8 a.m., customers will be temporarily unable to contact the 911 call center and are instead advised to contact their local police department for emergency assistance. Over in Bucks County at around 8 a.m., the 911 system there was out of service due to maintenance. Those needing emergency assistance were advised to call area police agencies. The Bucks County 911 system, which was not associated with the …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
West Main Diner in Lansdale hosted 13th Congressional District GOP candidate Joe Rooney and Sen. Bob Mensch to a special Lansdale Republican Club meet-and-greet event Monday night
As Republicans ready for the pop political venue known as the Republican National Convention, Joe Rooney readied himself for a pop political venue known as the 13th Congressional District. He said he's ready to for hard work. Like roll-up-your-sleeves hard work. Like tender-knuckles-from-all-the-door-knocking hard work. "I'm not a kamikaze," Rooney said. "I'm in this race because Allyson Schwartz is beatable." Current 13th Congressional District Democrat lawmaker Allyson Schwartz just isn't there, Rooney said. "I'm a firm believer in hard work. I believe hard work pays off," Rooney said. "I will work harder and smarter and it will pay off in the end." Rooney, GOP candidate for the 13th District, was welcomed Monday night by Wayne Sharp and…