Friday, December 7, 2012
The dramatic production and forum aimed at middle schoolers and their parents will be held Sunday, Dec. 9.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Norristown's Weed & Seed Steering Committee has partnered with Theatre Horizon to produce a community event and forum aimed at addressing risk factors faced by Norristown youth. Out of Harm's Way, an "educational production and forum aimed at reducing youth violence and risk behaviors," will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Theatre Horizon's new performance space at 401 DeKalb Street in Norristown. "The point of the event is to inform parents and to explain to them the risk factors their children are facing," Akeem Davis, the outreach coordinator for Theatre Horizon told The Times Herald. "The issues involve truancy, drug availability and its use and the disproportionate minority contact between youth and police." According to …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Checkpoint will be located somewhere in the western portion of the county between July 6 and July 9
If you're going to imbibe this Independence Day Weekend, you may want to think twice about driving. The Pennsylvania State Police have issued a report stating that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in western Montgomery County between July 6 and July 9. Though the exact location was not released, the report did indicate that the location is "considered a high-risk area." "Sobriety checkpoints are held to reduce alcohol related crashes resulting in injuries, death and property damage," the report states. "The State Police encourage all motorists to make the right decision and not attempt to operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages or controlled substances." If you're out drinking this weekend, make …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Local business owner creates the official drink of Patch.
Local business owner Chris Gimaro, of Gimaro Seafood and Steakhouse in Montgomeryville, recently concocted a delicious new drink recipe inspired by the team behind the Montgomery County region of Patch. The drink, which Gimaro has dubbed "Patch'd", features a tasty mixture of Sour-Apple Pucker Vodka mixed with none-other-than a Monster energy drink. "I know you guys are always busy with writing and reporting, so it was important to mix it with an energy drink," said Gimaro. "After all that hard work though, you'll need something stronger to unwind, so I tossed in some apple vodka." In order to achieve the Patch Green color, Gimaro said he had to add in two drops of green food dye, and by doing so, his masterpiece was complete. "It is green…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Seven Norristown residents were arrested this weekend for buying alcohol for minors.
The Norristown Police conducted an underage drinking sting this weekend and arrested seven offenders who are being charged with furnishing alcohol to minors. On Friday and Saturday nights, May 18 and 19, officers surveilled various establishments in the Norristown area that serve take-out beer and alcoholic beverages. At each establishment, confidential informants who volunteered to help police in the sting would stand in front of the establishment and tell anyone who approached them that they were under 21 and the establishment would not allow them to purchase beer. In each instance, the defendant would offer to purchase the alcohol for the informant. The following Norristown residents were arrested after officers observed them purchasing…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Check your credit card bill if you bought alcohol in Pennsylvania around Thanksgiving.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board reports that it double billed customers who used a credit card to make purchases over the Thanksgiving holiday. The PLCB says in a release that they became aware Feb. 28 of the duplicate billings on purchases made from Nov. 23 (Wednesday) to Nov. 28 (Monday). The error impacted in-store purchases only according to the PLCB statement. No online purchases were affected. As of March 1, the PLCB says duplicate billings were reversed and that the credit could take three to 10 days to appear after being processed by the banking institution. “The Liquor Control Board sincerely apologizes for the error and any inconvenience this may have caused its customers.” -PLCB Statement Customers who had a duplicate …