The grand opening celebration of Simply Twisted Frozen Yogurt will be held on Saturday, May 18.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
100th anniversary parade will be held on May 18.
Centre Square Fire Co. is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a year-long celebration. On May 18, the local Whitpain fire company will hold a 100th anniversary parade, beginning at the corner of Skippack and Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike and ending at the fire house, at 1298 Skippack Pike. The parade will begin at 11 a.m., but Skippack Pike will be shut down to traffic beginning at 10:30 a.m., from Narcissa Rd. to the intersection of Rt. 202/DeKalb Pike. Chief Lee Miller said he expects the parade to last approximately tow hours, but the road will be closed until the parade is complete. The parade will consist of over 50 fire apparatus, numerous high school marching bands, a couple Mummers string bands, classic cars and motorcycles, police and…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Jonah Kallenbach and Gregory P. Wang received National Merit Scholarships.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced today the 2013 $2,500 Merit Scholarship winners. There are 8,000 students nationwide who will receive a National Merit Scholarship in 2013, totally $35 million. According to a release, students are selected based on academic record, "scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official." Locally, the following students have been named National Merit Scholarship recipients: Name: Jonah Kallenbach Hometown: Ambler School: Germantown Academy Probable Career Field: Science/Research Name: Gregory P. Wang Hometown: Blue Bell School: Phillips Academy, …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Simply Twisted Frozen Yogurt in Blue Bell opens May 8.
Local, family owned frozen yogurt shop, Simply Twisted, will open their second location, at 726 DeKalb Pike in Blue Bell, on May 8. Stephanie Wagner, owner of Simply Twisted, opened the her first location in Horsham on Memorial Day in 2012. She told Patch that the original plan when opening the Horsham location was to open multiple locations. At Simply Twisted, Wagner said they do things al title differently than some of the other frozen yogurt shops around. She explained that they keep their toppings on their "rosetta wall," so all the toppings stay separate. She continued that they make and cut their own cookie dough, cheesecake bikes and brownies rather than using frozen products. Wagner said the Blue Bell location will begin with 10 …
Friday, April 26, 2013
More than 40 restaurants inspected during the month of March.
The Montgomery County Health Department in March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Pottstown Patch area. Ambler Health Inspections McDonald's, Rita's Water Ice, The Flour Pot and more inspected during the month of March. Whitpain Township Health Inspections Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Lee's Hoagie House, Pudges, Shady Grove Elementary and The Whitpain Tavern among the establishments inspected during the month of March. Lower Gwynedd Township Health Inspections A Taste of Italy, Famous Sal's Pizza, Gwynedd Mercy Elementary, Spring House Tavern and more inspected during the month of March. East Norriton Health Inspections Panera Brea, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Jem Restaurant, Guppy's Good Times and more inspected …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Correctional Medical Care Inc., based in Blue Bell, is being investigated by the Attorney General of New York in connection with the deaths of nine inmates who reportedly received substandard medical care.
Following critical reports by the New York Commission of Correction (COC) regarding the prison medical care provided by Blue Bell-based Correctional Medical Care Inc. (CMC), the Attorney General of New York has announced that his office has launched an investigation into the deaths of nine inmates over a three-year span. In an article by Steve Reilly at the Ithaca Journal, CMC repeatedly defends the care they provide, but Reilly cites reports by the COC's Medical Review Board which state that CMC had at least "some level of fault" in the deaths of nine inmates. Some reports go as far as recommending county-level inquiries to decide if CMC is fit to provide care, the report states. CMC was founded in May of 2001 by Emre Umar, whom the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Police arrive to find a wanted man making a scene at P.J. Whelihan's.
A call to a local bar early Saturday morning resulted in finding a wanted man. Whitpain Police Department was called to P.J. Whelihan's for a man that was reportedly "out of control." According to reports, on April 13, at 1 a.m., police were called to P.J. Whelihan's at 799 Dekalb Pike by a patron who "advised his friend was out of control." When police arrived, they reportedly spoke with Matthew Hoch, 24, of the unit block of Hillside Drive in Pottstown. "As they spoke with him, it was apparent that he was intoxicated and it was learned that there was an active warrant for his arrest from Chester County for a parole violation," said Whitpain Police reports. Hoch was taken into custody and later released to a Chester County Constable.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Whitpain Police are seeking public help in identifying a man and a woman matching the description of those involved in numerous thefts from area Kohl's Department Stores.
The Whitpain Township Police Department is seeking public assistance in identifying a man and a woman matching the description of those involved in numerous thefts from Kohl's Department Stores throughout the area. According to a press release, a white male wearing a tan Carhart jacket and jeans entered Kohl's on Skippack Pike at 6:14 p.m. on Friday, April 12. The man walked to the housewares department, where he allegedly grabbed two Kitchen-Aid 600 mixers before exiting the store through a rear fire door. The mixers had a combined value of $1,099.98, the report states. Store employees followed the man outside, where they observed him "drop the two boxes containing the mixers," before entering the driver's seat of a vehicle and fleeing …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
One Blue Bell man will help the team along to victory.
Fore: a term used to warn others that a golf ball is heading in their direction. Four: a number the Golf Association of Philadelphia strives to shout April 24. That’s when it opposes the New Jersey State Golf Association in the 52nd Compher Cup at Galloway National Golf Club. To help them along, Ben Feld, of Blue Bell, will be playing on the team. Team GAP seeks its fourth straight title and sixth in the last seven years. It’s comprised of the following players: Joe April, Philadelphia Cricket Club; John Brennan, Philadelphia Cricket; Stephen Dressel, St. Davids Golf Club; Feld, Green Valley Country Club; Brian Gillespie, St. Davids; Andrew Mason, Huntingdon Valley Country Club; Brian McDermott, Llanerch Country Club; Scott McNeil, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Blue Bell Inn, Burger King, Lee's Hoagie House, Suzy Jo Donuts, Pudge's, The Whitpain Tavern and more inspected during the month of February.
The Montgomery County Health Department in March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Blue Bell. 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. Blue Bell Inn, 601 Skippack Pike, 3/20/2013 Burger King #363, 1760 Swede Road, 3/6/2013 Centre Square Fire Company, 1298 Skippack Pike, 3/18/2013 CVS Pharmacy #3011, 1799 Dekalb Pike, 3/5/2013 CVS/Pharmacy #3799, 929 Dekalb Pike, 3/20/2013 Dunkin Donuts, 881 W. Butler Pike, 3/4/2013 Flik International @ Aetna, 980 Jolly Road, 3/28/2013 Gaya Restaurant, 1002 Skippack Pike, 3/5/2013 Korea Garden Restaurant Inc., 732 Dekalb Pike, 3/18/2013 Lee's Hoagie House Of Blue Bell, 710 Dekalb Pike, 3/…