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 …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Two Ambler residents file suit against Anheuser-Busch for watering down its beer.
They pound more than a case of Bud a week, between the two of them, and they have been for four years. But, when two Ambler (Montgomery County) brothers couldn't get drunk from the suds, they decided it was Bud's fault. According to multiple media reports, brothers Thomas and Gerald Greenberg have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that brewer "InBev's Anheuser-Busch," the U.S. makers of products such as Budweiser and Michelob. Their claim? The beer doesn't pack the 5 percent punch of alcohol content it promises. According to a report in the Morning Call, Busch "denies that it shortchanges guzzlers when it comes to that 5.0 percent." Nevertheless, the two have hired Philadelphia-based lawyer David Senoff to file the lawsuit, according to …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Law enforcement continues to investigate the death of Natalie Marella, whose body was found in a cornfield in New Hanover Township in August of last year.
Investigators still aren't certain how an Ambler woman died last year and are asking the public for help. They want to know who Natalie Marella was with in the hours before her body was discovered near a cornfield in New Hanover Township on Aug. 29, 2012. While the investigation continues into the death of the 26-year-old Marella, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has announced the findings of the investigation into her cause of death. The Montgomery County Coroner determined that a seizure disorder caused Marella's death, according to a press release. The release also notes that she had a head injury, which it describes as a "significant condition." A toxicology report showed no significant findings. While officials reached…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Need a job? These businesses are hiring!
NORRISTOWN Customer Service Representative - A payment center in the Norristown area needs a temporary full time customer service representative for a three month period. Schedule includes Saturdays with one days off during the feel. Must have retail experience. Retail Merchandising - Channel Partners is seeking merchandising specialists to represent client's products and introduce new products in retail settings. Assistant - A private school is looking to hire a full time infant room, two year old room, and floater. Must be 18 years old, and hold a minimum of a high school diploma. AutoCAD Detailer - Historic/custom wood window and door manufacturer looking for a part time AutoCAD operator with a minimum 3 years of experience in …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The ever-changing Chamaeleon Boutique in Ambler is celebrating their 5 year anniversary in February.
The name "Chamaeleon" truly fits the Ambler boutique that continues to change with the season. Rosa Zeibari said when Chamaeleon Boutique opened in Ambler five years ago, there were a number of boutiques, however, they all closed shortly after Chamaeleon opened. Today, she said there have been a lot of good changes in the borough, with more boutiques moving in, a variety of restaurants, and lots of events in town to keep the community excited. In the past five years, Zeibari said she and her sister and co-owner, Ani Kech, have grown in the business and have learned what they are good at and have learn what to look for and what to train employees in to fulfill the vision of the store. She said they have also learned what does and does not …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Finn McCool's hiring has been postponed in wake of co-owner's murder
Update, 6:48 p.m. Friday In the wake of co-owner Joe Canazaro's murder in Hilltown on Friday, hiring has been put on hold, per Finn McCool's Facebook update. Earlier Story Finn McCool's in Ambler has been closed since May 1, 2012, when an exterior wall facing Spring Garden St. collapsed into the street. On Thursday evening, Finn McCool's posted on their Facebook page that the restaurant and bar is hiring and accepting applications. Applicants can stop into the restaurant on Monday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 34 E. Butler Pike restaurant in Ambler. As far as when the restaurant will re-open to the public for dinner and drinks, the company's website says "re-opening soon." Watch their …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Artisan-made accessories and jewelry for all ages at Armario, with their new location on Main Street in Ambler.
One of the newest business to open in Ambler is Armario, run by friends and locals Vanessa Good and Theresa Galletta. The store carries handmade and artisan-made jewelry, handbags and accessories. Galletta said that most of the items are made in the US and the rest are fair trade. Many of the artisans she said are women and they all have stories to tell, support their communities, or support organizations that help women. "Each one of our artisans has a story," said Galletta. Unlike mass produced items, each item at Armario is unique. A number of their artisan use repurposed items. They carry a line of handbags made from repurposed magazines, and a line of necklaces created using antique buttons. Armario even carries two lines that are …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Ambler Restaurant Week ends Jan. 27
Ambler Restaurant Week runs Jan. 20 through Jan. 27 this year, with nearly 15 local restaurants participating. With pre-fixe menus at some of Ambler's favorite restaurant's and deals at Ambler's favorite lunch spots. Favorites, like Massa, Trax, Dettera, and From the Boot will be offering three-course, pre-fixe menus for dinner, and Bridget's will even be offering a two-course lunch menu. Costa's Deli and Sweet Briar Cafe will be offering deals on some of the areas favorite meals, like buy two hoagies get one free. There are only a few days left to take advantage of these offers. See all the participating restaurants, their menus and make reservations on the Ambler Restaurant Week website.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Food, drinks, music, and of course, the Academy Awards at the Ambler Theater.
Thursday, January 10
The Ambler Theater red carpet Oscar Party and 10th birthday celebration will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, with tickets on sale now. Tickets include food, drink, music and the Academy Awards will be playing all all three screens, according to the theater's website. General admission tickets are $45. The all inclusive, VIP Red Carpet Pass is $60 and includes a red carpet reception and backstage dessert and champagne, as well as preferred advanced seating. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Veteran showman Tony Braithwaite unleashes laughs in this vaudeville-style ode to the classic holiday variety show.
Those of you longing for the Golden Age of Hollywood holiday specials are getting an early gift this year in Oh, What Fun!, playing now through Dec. 30 at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler (with added shows on Jan. 19 and 20, due to popular demand.) This vaudeville-style variety show, courtesy of Act II's Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite, is packed full of music, comedy and even a bit of soft shoe. Braithwaite is joined in this faced-paced romp by Act II veterans Howie Brown, Will Dennis and music man and tap talent Sonny Leo. The show clocks in at just over 70 minutes with no intermission. The pace is brisk, but gives Braithewaite ample opportunity to flex his mimicry muscles with more impersonations than one might think possible in such a…