Monday, May 13, 2013
Players from Lansdale, Glenside, Norristown get their Frisbee on.
It's just a simple, plastic disc, but don't tell that to the hundreds of local players that take the game quite seriously. Sunday's match-up in Plymouth Whitemarsh was proof positive that something as basic as a Frisbee can get the fans moving. According to the Times Herald, "Ultimate" as it is known to fans "is something of a hybrid between soccer and football, only instead of a ball, flying plastic is used." Sunday, a match-up between Philadelphia Spinners and the New York Rumble was hosted at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. In the day's game, Norristown resident Jack Casey, Lansdale natives Mike and David Baer and Jonah Wisch from Glenside all played, according to the Herald. The team promoted its event prior to the match-up at area …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sean Rahatt is facing more than 100 felony and misdemeanor charges for what police say was the repeated sexual assault of young children.
A Norristown man is being held in county prison on $99,000 bail after being arrested and charged with the repeated sexual assault of multiple young victims. According to an affidavit of probable cause, 41-year-old Sean Rahatt sexually assaulted the juveniles, who were under the age of 13, on multiple occasions over a 12-year period. The incidents are said to have occurred in Norristown, Collegeville and Lansdale over that time period. According to the affidavit, Rahatt told a witness that he had been abused prior and was "reenacting his past." He also reportedly attempted to justify his actions by putting them in historical context, saying similar activity occurred in Roman times and that such activity was still accepted in some parts of …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Montco Republican Committee Chairman Robert Kerns and other Lansdale officials agreed to pay former Lansdale Arts Center Business Manager Anne Yannarella $18,000 for back wages.
Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman Robert Kerns and three other officials from Lansdale have agreed to pay former Lansdale Arts Center Business Manager Anne Yannarella $18,000 for back wages. Yannarella sued the North Penn Regional Council of the Arts (doing business as Lansdale Center for the Performing Arts) and four of its board members – Kerns, Lansdale Council President Matt West, Lansdale Borough Manager Timi Kirchner and Board Member Dale Murphy – in January 2013 in an attempt to collect $16,750 in lost regular and overtime wages from 2010, according to civil court records. All four were being sued because each "was directly involved in the decision to not pay wages and other compensation rightfully due (to) Yannarella…
Monday, April 1, 2013
All centenarians are welcome to register by April 5.
Centenarians: those persons over 100 years old. If you or someone you know qualifies and lives in Montgomery County, please let them know. They will be honored in a county-wide celebration on May 1. Montgomery County will hold its fourth annual Centenarian Celebration at Dock Woods, 275 Dock Drive in Lansdale on May 1, according to a release from the county. Registration that day begins at 10:30 a.m., and the celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are necessary to join in the festivities, and must be made by April 5. There are only a few days left! For more information, please call the county offices at 610-278-3422. Registration forms are online here. The celebration includes a luncheon for each centenarian and one guest. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ebony Slocum, 32, and Darrina Slocum, 34, were arrested after a three-year investigation for allegedly selling Oxycodone and Percocet from their homes in Lansdale, Towamencin and Norristown.
After a nearly three-year investigation, Lansdale Police and Towamencin Township Police have arrested and charged two sisters for allegedly dealing Oxycodone and Percocet from their Berwick Place home in Chatham Village in Towamencin. Darrina Slocum, 34, and Ebony Slocum, 32, of the 100 block of Berwick Place, face numerous felony drug dealing charges stemming from a November 2012 incident, police said. Darrina Slocum is free on $10,000 unsecured bail, set by District Judge Harold Borek, according to court records. Darrina has a preliminary hearing March 14 at 1:15 p.m. in Lansdale. Ebony Slocum remains incarcerated at Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 cash bail, according to court records. She has a preliminary …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Nathan Scott, 13, was born in Sellersville and attended Jenkintown Middle School. He passed away suddenly Dec. 26. Two memorials are planned for this week.
Family and friends of Nathan Scott, 13, a former North Penn School District student, have organized two memorials for the teen this week. Scott, a seventh-grader at Jenkintown Middle School, died suddenly the day after Christmas. A viewing and Mass for Scott will be 9 a.m. on Jan. 2, at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave. in Lansdale. The first memorial is set for Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. at the North Penn Fire Co. Social Hall, 141 S. Main St., North Wales. A second memorial is set for Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at Laborers International Local 135 Union Hall, 740 Sandy St. in Norristown. According to a Huff & Lakjer obituary, Scott loved creating art, listening to music, playing cards and playing baseball. He was the son of …
Monday, October 8, 2012
A horror-inspired art show gets Montco residents in the Halloween mood.
This weekend, those in the mood for something "spook-tacular" had a treat at the Tell-Tale Art Show at Lansdale's Third and Walnut Bar. The art by Amy Rim lived up to its namesake. The non-smoking ballroom featured a cash bar and many guests in costume, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and the looming holiday. See our full gallery by Patch Photographer Kristen McMaster.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Journal Register Company's CEO said the company would consider reducing print frequency of newspapers in certain markets.
The parent company of The Times Herald and several other daily and weekly newspapers in Montgomery County could reduce the frequency of some of its publications, the company's CEO said recently. According to Poynter.org, Journal Register Company, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, could eliminate one or two daily print editions at some of its 20 daily newspapers. CEO John Paton said he would consider the change for the newspapers which show strong advertising growth for online editions, but which also lack resources to produce seven quality daily papers each week. In his blog, Paton has praised the New Orleans Times-Picayune plan to print only three days a week, but said for JRC the reduction might mean only eliminating one …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A 29-year-old skateboarder attempted to hoist himself up on the eastside platform when he was hit and dragged under the train. Police said his injuries were not life threatening.
UPDATE 7:00 p.m. Police said a 29-year-old man was injured while crossing the tracks in front of an inbound SEPTA train on the eastside platform in Lansdale. According to police, witnesses reported the man scaled a fence separating the SEPTA property along Walnut Street and began walking in a perpendicular direction toward the tracks. The conducter sounded the train's horn, but the male reportedly never stopped walking. The conducter attempted an emergency stop as the male threw a skateboard he was carrying up onto the train platform, according to police. Witnesses said the male appeared to begin to hoist himself onto the platform when he was struck by the left front of the lead train car, police said. The male was thrown to the ground and…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Authorities say "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs were sold in three states from an Allentown-based distributor.
The owner of an Allentown distribution business and the operators of five gas stations and convenience stores in Montgomery and Lehigh counties are among 15 people who have been arrested in connection with an organization that allegedly distributed "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, authorities said Thursday. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said the arrests were the culmination of a year-long investigation involving the Lehigh County District Attorney's office and a number of municipal police forces in both counties. Ferman described Kenneth Zak Grossman, 52, of Allentown, the owner of J & L Wholesale Distributors, as the "head" of the organization, which authorities …