Thursday, May 2, 2013
Get a sneak peak at the new Bonefish Grill and support The ALS Association.
Bonefish Grill, with the newest location opening at 27 Airport Square in Montgomery Township on Monday, May 20, is partnering with the ALS Association for a special charity night. The special event, to be held May 18, will give locals a sneak peek into the area's newest restaurant, and the chance to enjoy the food and drinks before the doors open to the public. According to a press release from Bonefish Grille, "Ahi Tuna Sashimi, PEI Mussels Josephine and 'American Style' Kobe Beef Burgers, and the house specialty Bang Bang Shrimp" will be served, as well as "specialty martinis and cocktails, and samplings from the restaurant’s adventurous wine list." For tickets to the charity night, call Allison Walker at 215-643-5434 or online at www.…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Perkasie Borough Police were attempting to locate Rachel Markley, 27, who was reported missing by her family on Friday and who was thought to be in danger.
Update Sunday, 12:57 a.m. Perkasie Borough Police report that Rachel Markley has been found in Philadelphia's 25th District. Markley was not injured, police said in a Facebook post. Markley has returned home to Sellersville, police said. Police said Markley's reasons to travel to Philadelphia "were her own" and it was her choice to return to Sellersville. Earlier Story Perkasie Borough Police are asking the public to help them locate a missing Sellersville woman. Rachel Markley, 27, was reported missing by her family on Friday, according to a post on the police's Facebook page. There are some details to the investigation that may suggest that she is in some danger, according to police. Ongoing attempts to locate Markley have been …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Thomas Troy Young, 49, of Wheatfield Circle, allegedly slashed the throat of his wife in their home on March 10 and fled the scene. Bail was set at $1 million. He is charged with attempted murder.
HATFIELD, PA — The Hatfield man wanted on attempted murder charges in the throat slashing of his wife has turned himself has turned himself in to police—and remains incarcerated at Montgomery County prison on $1 million bail. Thomas Troy Young, 49, of the 300 block of Wheatfield Circle, contacted and turned himself in to Hatfield Township Police on March 15, police said. Young was arraigned before District Judge Harry Nesbitt and bail was set at $1 million cash, police said. A preliminary hearing is set for March 25 at 10:30 a.m. before District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser in Souderton. Police said Young allegedly fled the scene of a crime on March 10 at 12:38 a.m. Young allegedly assaulted his wife, 33, with a knife in their home, police …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It was 'Art in Motion' when the second-annual Lansdale Fun A Day art show brought in hundreds of people to see the talents of local artists from across Montgomery County.
The Lansdale Fun A Day art show is not your typical black-tie art gallery affair. In fact, it’s held in the upstairs ballroom of a local pub. “It’s better than going to an art museum,” Matt Rosenfeld, a Blue Bell resident, said. “This is less formal, more relaxed, and a different crowd of people.” While this was Rosenfeld’s first visit to the art show, of the hundreds of visitors that attended this year, many have made it a point to return. “I think these shows are great, because you get a lot of different artists from different perspectives,” Mike Omensetter, of Hatfield, said. “It’s not your traditional, mainstream, mass-produced art. It’s much more personal with these artists.” Omensetter said that he became passionate on attending …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Lansdale Amusement Co. in Hatfield provided 40 VSPhoenix state-of-the-art dartboards at the inaugural three-day Phoenix Cup $22,000 tournament Friday at Holiday Inn in Towamencin
The inaugural Phoenix Cup at the Holiday Inn in Towamencin was a bullseye. The event saw Lansdale Amusement Co. in Hatfield providing 40 state-of-the-art Korean-made VSPhoenix dartboards for the $22,000 dart tournament Friday at the Sumneytown Pike hotel, according to The Reporter Online. The newspaper reports the digital dart machines have remote-play capabilities — you can challenge someone in another country from your neighborhood bar via a special online card — and are complete with surround sound speakers and 26-inch HD monitors. The tournament is sponsored by Phoenix Darts Co. and world champion dart master John Kuczynski, of Zion Grove, PA. You can find VSPhoenix dartboards locally at bars like Third and Walnut Lounge; Hattricks and…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team explains a frequently misunderstood term in the real estate market.
We frequently have buyers asking us about pre-foreclosure homes that they found on the internet. There are many sites that will give consumers this type of information. Most of these homes are not listed for sale, but some buyers want to know if they can still see the property with the possibility of buying it. Pre-foreclosure simply means that a homeowner has fallen behind on their mortgage payments. And while a foreclosure may eventually happen, at the current time, the home is still rightfully owned by the mortgagor (i.e. homeowner). It does NOT mean that the home is available for sale. In fact, that home may never be available for sale. In most cases, a homeowner does NOT want to sell OR lose their home to a foreclosure. The …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
About 300 guests participated in the kickoff for the 22nd annual multicultural event, coming April 20 to North Penn High School
While the 22nd annual International Spring Festival brings its multicultural flair to North Penn High School on April 20, the kickoff event Thursday at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School previewed what to expect at the ethnic and cultural celebration in diversity. Planning Committee Co-Chair Tom Meyer told The Reporter that the kickoff event lets sponsors know that the festival is happening again, and lets new sponsors and new volunteers sign on for a chance to be part of the festival. Click through our photo gallery to get a taste of what the kickoff event and dinner offered to participants and sponsors.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team shares an example why sellers need to be careful and not be drawn in by something that sounds too good to be true
There are many ways to sell a house: listing it with a REALTOR©, for sale by owner, the “We Buy Houses” quick sale businesses, real estate auctions, find a friend or relative willing to buy it ... When it comes to selling, there is no magic pill. Time and again, no one is going to pay more than market value for your home but you can be sure, many people will gladly take a home off your hands if they can get it for well below market value. As a seller, it is critical to know the true market value for your home so 1) you don’t end up sitting on it forever waiting for it to sell at an unrealistic price and 2) so you don’t “give it away” by selling it for significantly less than it is worth. Buyers need to be equally as careful so they do …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team discusses trends in home decorating that are popular now and will appeal to home buyers
Everything changes with time and history has a way of repeating itself, the smaller affordable homes of the last few years are giving way to the return of bigger and fancier as homebuyers are feeling more secure with their financial situation and simply worn down from frugal fatigue. “Green” homes are still hugely popular as plastic and other artificial man-made products are taking a back seat to the more luxurious (and expensive) natural woods and stone. The world didn’t end in 2012 but there were certainly enough headlines of human tragedies and natural disasters. A general feel of “life is short” has moved homeowners to really start making a home uniquely theirs and add artwork, statues and fabrics that represent them and their …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team talks about a possible casualty of the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, the average American homeowner and their mortgage interest deduction.
As the Fiscal Cliff approaches, many reports speculate that reducing or eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction could be part of the deal brokered by Congress. This would affect millions of homeowners who currently deduct their mortgage interest payments from their income taxes. The National Association of REALTORS® opposes any change that would harm the housing market. The mortgage interest deduction is vital to the stability of the American housing market and economy. Ben Stein discussed this proposal recently on CBS Sunday Morning and referred to the “wisdom” of eliminating mortgage deduction as "foolish”: “If we could get housing roaring back, that would go a long way towards full recovery for our economy. Obviously, …