Monday, May 13, 2013
Wissahickon Fire Co. and other companies fought a blaze at 58 Reiff's Mill Road Monday afternoon. The home is a complete loss, according to fire officials.
A fire at 58 Reiff's Mill Road in Ambler has injured one Spring Mill Fire Co. firefighter, displaced Greg and Julie Lowe and their five children, and took the life of at least one dog. The firefighter suffered second-degree burns to both ears, reported Wissahickon Fire Co. Chief John Leadbeater, and the firefighter was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital for treatment. Several other firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and exhaustion and were treated at the scene One firefighter cut himself on equipment on a fire engine, Leadbeater said. At present, one dog has been found dead, while another is still unaccounted for. Several cats are unaccounted for, and "a couple of birds" died in their cages. Some of the family's rabbits were …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Ryan Torie and Callum Brazier, both residents of Lower Gwynedd Township, were medal winners this past Sunday at the Philadelphia City Championship Regatta.
A couple of local faces made quite an impression at last Sunday's Philadelphia City Championship Regatta on the Schuylkill River. Ryan Torie and Callum Brazier, both residents of Lower Gwynedd Township and freshman at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, earned medals after placing first in the Novice Quad event with a time of 5:08:59. The local duo, along with classmates Riley Bakes and Zach Cohen, beat out teams from Roman Catholic, Haverford, Conestoga, Boy's Latin and Germantown Academy. A second team from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, which included Maple Glen's Matt Miller and Chestnut Hill's James Meadows, placed second in the JV double event. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @PottstownPatch
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 …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A look at a few of the events set this week in Ambler, Whitpain and Lower Gwynedd.
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Sunday, April 21
Wissahickon Creek Cleanup: Friends of the Wissahickon and Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association are teaming up Saturday morning to clean up and clean out the Wissahickon Creek for all its 21 miles. Comedy at Broad Axe Tavern: Mark Normand, Matt Ruby, and Ian Fidance headline a comedy night at Broad Axe Tavern on Saturday night. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Ticekts are $25 for Penn State Alumni Association members and $30 for non-members. MCCC Holds Montco's Got Talent: No Howard Stern, but Montgomery County Community College students will still try to wow the judges at the college's second annual "Montco's Got Talent" event Wednesday night.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
How did your favorites fair during their March health inspections?
The Montgomery County Health Department in March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Lower Gwynedd. 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.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Here are a few of the events happening in AMbler, Lower Gwynedd and Whitpain this week.
Lower Gwynedd Little League Opening Day: Little League begins in Lower Gwynedd on Saturday at Ingersoll Park, featuring local and state dignitaries and the Phillie Phanatic. MCCC Holds Crime & Justice Lecture Series: Animal Abuse: On Tuesday night, head over to Montgomery County Community College for the Criminal Justice & Fire Science Club's program in its lecture series "Animal Abuse: An Ugly Crime That Needs Attention." 34th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon for April 13: Get your tickets now for Monday morning's Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation fashion show benefit at Cedarbrook Country Club in Blue Bell. Be sure to add your event to the calendar at ambler.patch.com/events/new.
Check out the top 10 highest star-rated restaurants according to Yelp.com. Do you agree or did your favorite get missed?
With the increase of online review websites like Yelp.com, anyone who is eating at a restaurant can be a food critic, praising food and service, or criticizing those same items. So what are your neighbors saying about the Lower Gwynedd-Ambler-Whitpain restaurants on Yelp.com? Here are the top 10 restaurants according to Yelp's highest-rated star ranking in the Ambler area: AMBLER BLUE BELL SPRING HOUSE Do you agree with Yelp's top 10 list? Let us know in the comment section, or tell us your favorite area restaurant.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Lower Gwynedd Police apprehended 20-year-old Karim Walker, of Philadelphia, who is accused of shooting at his girlfriend's brothers on Easter while his infant son was in his car.
A 20-year-old Philadelphia man was apprehended by Lower Gwynedd Police on Easter Sunday, after he allegedly fled the scene of a shooting in Lansdale. The incident occurred at 4 p.m. along the unit block of Ridge Street in Lansdale, where the alleged shooter – identified as Karim Walker, of Philadelphia – engaged in a dispute with his girlfriend's two brothers, according to police. Walker allegedly began yelling at the brothers in the alley, before pulling a handgun from his waistband and firing a single shot at the two men, the report states. No one was harmed during the incident. Walker then fled the scene eastbound on Route 63 in a black Ford SUV, which was also occupied by his two-year-old son, police said. He was apprehended a short …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A look at a few of the events set for the Ambler, Lower Gwynedd and Whitpain areas this week.
Little League Registration: Lower Gwynedd Little League registration is live online all this week. Play ball! Temple's Dance-a-thon: The Saturday night, second-annual Dance-a-thon by The Society of Emerging Educators is at "The Dance Place" in Chalfont. The event will raise money for the foundation Kisses for Kyle, which is a charity that raises money for families whose children are battling cancer. "Burn It for Betsy" 5K Run: Proceeds from Sunday's 5K run and 1-mile walk will benefit Betsy Simes, a retired elementary school teacher from the Colonial School District suffering from RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) orCRPS (complex regional pain syndrome).
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Visions for Vacancies: What would you like to see move into the former Texaco Station on Sumneytown Pike?
Formerly a Texaco Station in Lower Gwynedd, at the three-point intersection of Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike, Bethlehem Pike and Sumneytown Pike, this location is .965 acres and zoned D-3 according to the I Like the Pike website. For information on 900 Sumneytown Pike, call Spring House Co. at 610-287-5333. What would you like to move in to transform this vacant lot into part of Lower Gwynedd's viable business community?