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.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Famous Sal's, Lower Gwynedd Elementary, VIc Sushi, YoJones Frozen Yogurt and more were inspected in February.
The Montgomery County Health Department in February conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Lower Gwynedd Township. 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.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Visible progress can be seen on Andy's Diner coming to Spring House.
The former Craft Ale House on Bethlehem Pike in Spring House has been undergoing renovations as it transforms into an Andy's Diner. Visible progress can been seen on thie building. Learn more on the Andy's Diner website.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Valley Green Flowers is celebrating their 25th anniversary!
Ambler Patch: When did you open your business? Valleygreen Flowers: 1986. Valleygreen Flowers and Gifts in Spring House is celebrating their 25th anniversary. Valleygreen is owned by the Hammond and Bergey families. Fran Hammond and Dave Bergey grew up in Oreland where they were neighbors at age seven. They have been friends for more than 50 years and now business partners for 25 years. AP: Who is your ideal client or customer? VGF: We are a full service flower and gift shop so our ideal customer varies greatly, from new brides, party hosts and prom attendees to people looking for the perfect gift or holiday decoration. We are a full service flower and gift shop, our ideal customer varies from one stopping on impulse for a floral bouquet …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Lower Gwynedd's newest addition is a locally owned frozen yogurt shop on Bethlehem Pike.
Yojones Frozen Yogurt, the newest addition to the Lower Gwynedd community, opened Thursday at noon. Owner, Ron Jones, said as a Lower Gwynedd resident for 15 years, he saw the void of dessert locations and spaces to take children after school and after activities. The self-serve frozen yogurt shop offers 12 different flavors, 18 including twists, including sorbets, no sugar added, gluten free, nonfat and more options. Jones said there will always be a vanilla, chocolate, tart and sorbet variety available. There's also a very large variety of toppings, including fresh fruit, chocolate based cookies and candies, nuts, cereals and much more. Jones said because the shop is self-serve, customers can take as much or a little as they want of the …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Owner proposes complex including daycare center.
A Conditional Use Hearing was held during the August 28 Lower Gwynedd Township Board of Supervisors meeting for Nidus, Inc., the property owners for the former Pike Restaurant in the Spring House section of the township. The owners of the property want to increase the impervious coverage on the site by building a 10,500 square foot, one story building in the rear of the property for a daycare center. Neil Stein, who represented the property owner, said the project has been through a number of redesigns. However, he said there will be two specific uses for the property: an adaptive reuse of the former Pike Restaurant and the daycare facility that will be built in the rear of the property with a play area adjacent to the property. The Pike …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Existing employees at the Spring House campus will be relocated to the new Collegeville facility as early as the first quarter of 2013.
The Dow Chemical Company has announced plans to open a 750,000-square-foot research and development facility in Collegeville, located within the Pfizer Pharmaceutical campus on Arcola Road. "This premier new location provides Dow's world-class researchers with a new collaborative and innovation-centric space, enhanced capabilities and best in-class tools to create differentiation for our customers," said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow's chairman and chief executive officer. "Establishing operations in Collegeville will allow us to remain competitive in a global market and continue as a major employer in Montgomery County and Pennsylvania." Current employees of the Spring House campus -- which was acquired during the 2009 acquisition of Rohm and …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Had been sought in earlier burglary in Upper Dublin
A man who used to live at St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families was arrested by Lower Gwynedd Police on Monday afternoon after allegedly attempting to burglarize a home on Red Barn Road in the Spring House section of the township. Lower Gwynedd Police Chief John Scholly said the man, identified by Upper Dublin Police as Tyrek Jackson, 21, was spotted by Lieutenant Paul Kenny as he and Scholly were responding to the Red Barn Road incident. Jackson had been sought since being confronted by a homeowner inside a house on the St. Mary's campus in Upper Dublin earlier Monday. Jackson, who was positively identified by that homeowner at the arrest scene near the Spring House Tavern at about 1:00 p.m. Monday, reportedly told police that he and…