Thursday, March 14, 2013
How did your favorites fair during their February health inspections?
The Montgomery County Health Department conducts regular inspections of food-service establishments in Upper Dublin. Here's your chance to see how the places you frequent did in their inspections. Click each establishment's name to see its Upper Dublin Patch directory listing and click the date of the inspection to read the health department's report. Dresher Acme Market, 1825 Limekiln Pike, 2/20 Ascenus - Eurest Dining, 200 Dryden Rd., 3/1 Brandywine Assisted Living at Dresher Estates, 1405 N Limekiln Pike, 3/11 Dunkin Donuts, 1713 Limekiln Pike, 2/15 First Garden, 1825 Limekiln Pike, 2/12 George’s Dreshertown Shop n Bag, 1650 Limekiln Pike, 3/5 It’s Bagelicious LLC, 1650 Limekiln Pike, 3/1 Jade Garden, 1650 Limekiln Pike, 2/25, 3/8 Joa …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Even extra acreage available if you want; just head back to 1923.
An Acre of Atmosphere Its appeal – A delightful studio home For the discerning, sur- Rounded by unspoiled Rural peace Its center – A seven-room log cabin With stone addition Colonial-old, built around A fireplace that burns real Logs Its location – The delightful North Penn section of Mont- Gomery County, Pa., 1 ¼ Miles from Forth Washing- Ton and 15 from the center Of Philadelphia Its cost – Eight thousand dollars. Additional acreage may Be secured if desired. They just don't write 'em like they used to, eh? The lyrical writing is actually taken directly from an advertisement. This ad ran in a 1923 publication in the Montgomery County area, advertising a property that now rests in what is known as Upper Dublin Township. A full acre and …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Fort Washington-based weight-loss program faces more lost revenue.
The company promises its clients they'll lose. It just wasn't supposed to be a loss to the wallet. Nutrisystem, a popular weight-loss program based in Fort Washington, has reported larger than expected losses in the fourth quarter of 2012. The company sites declined sales and unexpected "charges" as the main reasons for decreased values. And, according to many watching its market value, the tide isn't going to turn anytime soon. According to CNBC, the company fears even more loss in 2013. "The company said 2012 marked the fifth straight year its sales have declined," said the CNBC report. "Nutrisystem said it expects further pressure in 2013." The CNBC article notes the losses in the closing months of 2012 came largely due to charges the …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Fort Washington-based McNeil-PPC Inc. and Johnson & Johnson will have to pay.
In a lawsuit that started back in 2007, a Massachusetts family will be awarded $63 million from Johnson and Johnson, and its Fort Washington-based McNeil-PPC Inc., said the Associated Press. The suit stated that the corporations should be held responsible for its prodcut, Motrin. Samantha Reckis, then age 7, suffered a life-threatening drug reaction and lost most of her skin when she took a children's pain reliever nearly a decade ago, said the AP report. Courts determined that Samantha and her parents will actually be paid a total of $109 million, including interest, for the suffering they experienced when Samantha was diagnosed with a rare side effect known as toxic epidermal necrolysis, lost 90 percent of her skin and was blinded. For …
CrossFit, a functional approach to fitness, has opened in Fort Washington.
After a year and a half of success at the Conshohocken location, Jay Ross has opened a CrossFit Fort Washington at 425 Delaware Ave. CrossFit, as Ross described, is an approach to fitness that is more functional training, with weight lifting, kettle ball training and more, with movements that model daily living movements in some form. CrossFit focuses on group classes and members register for a specific one-hour class. Members work closely with a trainer and he said the members build a camaraderie with the other members. Ross continued that the trainers make sure that the members are safe and effective in the CrossFit program. Ross told Patch that with the redevelopment of the business park in Fort Washington, CrossFit can reach not …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Local man places 21st in the world in international luge championship.
The same luge track that took the life of a Georgian Olympiad in the 2010 Vancouver games played home to the world luge championship this past weekend. While a German took top billing, some local Americans represented their country by taking 21st place in the world. According to Yahoo! Sports, Andrew Sherk, of Fort Washington, Pa., missed the top 18 cut. Racing along with Jake Hyrns, of Muskegon, Mich., the duo officially placed 21st based on their first heat time. In a Baltimore Sun-produced YouTube video shot Jan. 20, 2010 at Lake Placid, N.Y. Tony Benshoof, another American luger, talked about the track at Whistler. He called the Vancouver track "very challenging." "It's fast from the top down," he said. "You've got your hands full." …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Health inspections in January for Upper Dublin Township.
The Montgomery County Health Department in December conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Upper Dublin 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. Dresher Maple Glen Fort Washington Oreland
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Organization serves families with a new Fort Washington location.
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Thursday, January 24
The Chabad Lubavitch Centers of Montgomery County aims to unite Jewish families in the area by creating a sense of community. According to a recent story in Montgomery Media's Parents Express, the center has seen a strong success in its new Rydal location, which opened in September. Housed next door to the Abington Art Center, the Rydal location is just one of three centers operated by the organization. The vitality of the site spurred the creation of a new spot in Fort Washington. The centers offer "Mommy & Me programs, a Kosher Culinary Club, Hebrew School, holiday and Shabbat services," according to the article. “Our focus is on fostering positive Jewish experiences, introducing kids to holidays and traditions and serving people’s …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Fort Washington School of Rock takes a trip back to a time of keyboards, drum machines and big hair.
The Fort Washington School of Rock went "Back to the 80s" on Friday night, treating those in attendance to music by Billy Idol, Journey, Madonna, and other prominent artists from the decade of big hair. Check out our gallery from the concert, and if you have photos of your own, feel free to add them. Did we catch you in our lens?
Thursday, January 17, 2013
While area pharmacies run short, the North Penn VNA serves communities in Upper Dublin Township.
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Thursday, January 17
As the nation's pharmacies start to run short on the proper flu vaccine, those in the areas of Maple Glen and Fort Washington have hope. According to an article in the Lansdale Reporter, the North Penn Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) has a bountiful supply of the vaccine and is offering them to the public. Maple Glen and Fort Washington zip codes are serviced by the North Penn VNA. "According to VNA spokesperson Theresa Humphreys, as of Wednesday morning the VNA still had 'several hundred flu shots available for the community,'" said the article. "Shots are free for adults who have Medicare as their primary health insurance. For everybody else, the shot costs $25, although an individual could potentially be reimbursed if they have health…