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…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Clarence escaped from the parking lot at his veterinary clinic on the 1000 block of Dekalb Pike in Blue Bell. He's believed to be in Whitpain or Worcester.
Have you seen Clarence? He escaped on March 18 from the parking lot of a veterinary clinic along the 1000 block of Dekalb Pike in Blue Bell. His owner is deperately seeking his safe return to his home in Whitemarsh. He's described by his owner as follows: The owner told Patch that Clarence may have been seen repeatedly since March 30 near Whitpain Hills, Saint John's Church, the Mara Drive Development and Sunnybrook. The most recent sighting was on April 14 on Ashford Lane, west of Whitpain Hills, according to a witness. If you see Clarence, the owners asks that you attempt to feed him and call her immediately at 267-408-5396. Attempts to grab or approach him without food will most likely result in the car running away. For more …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Blue Bell-based Correctional Medical Care Inc. is being investigated by New York's Attorney General in connection with the deaths of nine inmates who reportedly received substandard medical care.
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 after 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) . 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 report …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The White House recently released the College Scorecard, which looks at loan repayment, costs, graduation rates and more.
After President Obama's State of the Union Address in February, the White House has released the College Scorecard. According to the WhiteHouse.gov website, "College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you." Montgomery County Community College According to the scorecard, in-state students pay a net price of $7,112 a year to attend MCCC, with campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown. This is down 4.6% from the 2007 to 2009 costs and considered "low" on the scorecard's scale. Families typically borrow an average of $8,563 for the undergraduate study at MCCC, with student loan payments of approximately $98.54 a month …
Friday, March 29, 2013
More than 50 local restaurants inspected during the month of February.
The Montgomery County Health Department in February conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Norristown, East and West Norriton, Blue Bell, King of Prussia Plymouth Township and Lower Providence Township. February Health Inspections for Norristown Banh Mi Bar and Bistro, Hancock Elementary School, Lou's Sandwich Shop, Zachary's BBQ and more were inspected in Norristown in February. Click here to see more. February Health Inspections for East and West Norriton Lee’s Hoagie House, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, and Starbucks were inspected in East and West Norriton during the month of February. Click here to see more. February Health Inspections for Blue Bell Burger King, China Star, PJ Whelihan’s Pub, Tigers II Family Restaurant and…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
PJ Whelihans, Centre Square Diner, Burger King, Blue Bell Inn and more inspected in February.
The Montgomery County Health Department in February conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Whitpain 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.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Families were celebrating their love with Menchie's Frozen Yogurt on Valentine's Day.
What's your favorite frozen yogurt flavor and toppings combination? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Health inspections in January for Blue Bell.
The Montgomery County Health Department in December conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Ambler area. 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. Whitpain
Saturday, February 9, 2013
John Angell, of Smyrna Del., was hired to chauffeur his 7-year-old victim from his father's home in Blue Bell to his mother in Plainview, N.Y.
A 41-year-old Delaware man is behind bars after being sentenced in federal court to 35 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old Blue Bell boy on 12 separate occasions. According to the Philly.com, John Angell, of Smyrna, Del., was hired to transport the boy and a sibling between their mother's home in Plainview, N.Y. and their father's home in Blue Bell. The father reportedly hired Angell in 2001 and employed him over a six year period to drive the children, according to court documents. During that time, Angell was occasionally alone with the 7-year-old on several occasions and sexually assaulted him while stopped at various rest areas between New York and Pennsylvania until sometime in 2007. Angell was reportedly convicted …