Thursday, April 4, 2013
The second annual event will gather top, local financial professionals to speak with youth and help them take control of their financial futures.
Steve Ferguson, entrepreneur and owner of the Norristown-based company Nevets Entertainment, was shocked to find out what a youth at the company was doing with his hard-earned money. “One of the youth I deal with was going to a check-cashing place, and I asked, ‘Why are you paying somebody to cash your money?’” Ferguson said of the conversation, which took place sometime in 2012. “He said, ‘Because, there was no where else to go.’” “That made me so upset,” Ferguson said. The Norristown native said that for years now his entertainment company has offered Norristown-area youth an opportunity to participate in a mentoring program. Ferguson, through the program, teaches youth about being a DJ, pro-audio equipment, how to plan events, as well …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
More than 100 young people joined the One Love Club and other Norristown Clubs United groups at Greater Norristown PAL for an overnight lock in on Friday.
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Wednesday, February 20
It's an oft-heard complaint in Norristown today – there's nothing for the kids to do. With underfunded after-school programs and a dearth of youth-focused activities in town, adults and kids alike struggle with the issue. Enter Norristown's One Love Club. One of the many Norristown Clubs United groups, the One Love Club took up the mantle and ran with an idea born out of several community meetings held late last year by a collection fo concerned citizens and groups responding to a rash of violence that erupted in October. The idea? An all-night lock in where young people could come, hang out and have fun in a safe environment with adult supervision. "We had somewhere between 125 and 150 kids," said Buck Jones, a community organizer who …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Lower Providence Police Department invited the students to help collect non-perishable food items for the 17th-annual Lt. Patty Simons Law Enforcement Food Drive.
In the main hallway of Eagleville Elementary School, next to a Mickey Mouse themed Christmas Tree, stood three large, open-ended boxes, overflowing with non-perishable food. The school had decorated the boxes with festive holiday colors. The front of each box was affixed with a sign that explained the food was for the 17th-annual Lt. Patty Simons Law Enforcement Food Drive of the Salvation Army. Judi Schmitz, Eagleville Elementary School counselor, who was credited with spearheading the food drive effort at the school, couldn’t tell for certain how much food was collected, as no official count was made. “But, it’s heavy,” she said with a smile. According to Schmitz, the food drive at Eagleville started when the students returned from …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Greater Norristown PAL's track team will have your car shining on no time this Saturday at their fundraising car wash.
According to a release issued by Greater Norristown PAL, GNPAL's track team, "Team Speed," is hosting a car wash this Saturday, June 9 to raise funds for their trips to upcoming regional and national competitions. Come out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday with your motorcycles, cars, SUVs and or trucks to 340 Harding Boulevard and get your ride sparkling while supporting the youth of the Greater Norristown Track Team. All proceeds will benefit the team’s travel expenses. For more information, please contact Greater Norristown Police Athletic League at 610-278-8040 or email@example.com.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The PAL building, along Harding Boulevard, took in water during the night.
When Norristown Police Athletic League Director Brett Wells left his office on Friday, he left a copy of the organization's flood insurance policy on his desk. "We knew it was coming," he said. "There wasn't much we could do to stop it." What was coming was a whole lot of damage from Hurricane Irene. As creek levels rose behind the building, the PAL offices took in a lot of water. "I got in this morning, and I thought for a minute, we might be all right," said Wells. By the time he rounded the corner to the stairwell, he knew he was wrong. "You could smell it from there, that 'wet' smell," he said. The lower levels of the PAL building were drenched in flood waters. The carpeted hallways, classrooms and storage spaces were clearly …