Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Ducks are running out – only 100 are left for purchase, which means more than 1,000 will be floating down the Perkiomen Creek on Saturday.
There are only two days left to purchase a spot in the Collegeville Economic Developmen Corporation's first-ever Rubber Ducky Regatta, to be held Saturday at the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel at 2 p.m. fun, food and games will be available for the family from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Each duck costs $5, and all participants are given a decorative souvenir duck to keep. On race day, plain ducks with numbers, corresponding to each participant, will be dropped into the river. Prizes will be given out to the top 30 duck owners – grand prize is a $50 Visa gift card. Businesses selling the ducks are also competing for the coveted Golden Duck, which ill be given to the highest selling shop around town. Current leaders are My Friend’s Tavern, Groomingdales, …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Collegeville Zoning Hearing Board voted to permit a flower tent to go up in the Collegeville Shopping Center, and a long-time local florist is offering some additional competition in response.
After the Collegeville Zoning Hearing Board approved a parking variance to permit a Cella Industries flower tent to be erected in the parking lot of the Collegeville Shopping Center, one local florist has taken things into her own hands. Jenny Greenwald, who owns a flower shop at 360 E. Main Street in Collegeville, will open her own tent next to her flower shop – “a local alternative to the tent guys” - called the Garden at Greenwald, on April 15. A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting will be held on April 18 at 10 a.m., and the tent will be up through mid-June, according to a press release. Hours of operation will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Greenwald, whose flower shop has been a part …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Things are getting very 'ducky' in Collegeville, as local businesses work to sell spots in the Rubber Ducky Regatta on May 4.
Ducks are invading Collegeville—fortunately not the kind that stop traffic, but the kind that can win participating residents and businesses prizes at the first-ever Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC)’s Rubber Ducky Regatta, to be held May 4 at the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel. “It took a lot of planning, but we finally got our ducks in a row,” CEDC Executive Director Rachael Morrison said. “My hunch is that everyone will see the pure fun in this event and consider it to be just ducky. "When the ducks go on sale, I predict that our local residents will flock to buy them and will find that they canard stop. Once they get hooked on the race, they won’t know waddle to do; they will realize that it is way more fun than it’s quacked…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Collegeville Economic Development Corporation offers dinner deals with local restaurants, the Ursinus Theater offers a show.
Ursinus College and the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) have teamed up to present “Dinner and a Show” to area residents, offering dinner specials to those attending the Ursinus Theater Department’s slapstick British Comedy "Noises Off” from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23. “It’s a fun night out for Collegeville area residents without the hassle of Center City traffic,” said the CEDC, which runs the Collegeville Main Street program. “Noises Off”, which has been called “the funniest farce ever written,” tells the story of a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing for a flop called “Nothing On.” Tickets for the show are $5 each, $2 for students and senior citizens over 65. Individuals who order tickets online will be given a receipt …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Updates from the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation on the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel, Mint Hair Salon, ACME and more.
At last week's Collegeville Borough Council Meeting, Collegeville Economic Development Corporation's Manager Rachael Morrison reported a number of business updates: • The Perkiomen Bridge Hotel owner Tom Crawford is working closely with CEDC to get started on the restoration/historical landmark project for the property. According to the Conservancy of Montgomery County, Crawford is looking for tenants, including a restaurant. • Mint Hair Salon, located next to the American Barber Company at 323 E. Main Street, is now open. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 3. • Collegeville Yoga Bar is opening on Main Street at the end of October. • As previously reported on Patch, Lou's Too from Trappe to the former Lunch …
Monday, September 24, 2012
One man's clutter is another man's bargain...hundreds of area residents flocked to the Collegeville Shopping Center for the Collegeville Colossal Yard Sale on Sept. 22
Hundreds of residents attended the Collegeville Colossal Yard Sale on Saturday, sponsored by the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC). Several residents who attended the event commented on the Perkiomen Valley Patch's Facebook Page after we posted an early photo of the fun - readers expressed interest in holding this event again in the future. Check out our photo gallery of the event to highlights from the event - did we catch you in our lens? Did you take photos at the event? Would you like to share them with the community? Just click "Upload Photos" below!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Area 4 Democrats will hold six Saturday clinics to educate residents on the new Voter ID Law
Montgomery County Area 4 Democrats will hold six Voter ID Clinics between now and Oct. 20 at their Collegeville Headquarters, located 486 E Main Street in Collegeville, beginning Sept. 1. The additional clinics, also at the headquarters, will be held on Sept. 15, 22, 29, and Oct. 6 and 20. The clinics, held from 10 am - 2 pm, will educate residents on the new Voter ID law and how to obtain a photo ID from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-400-1263. Additional clinics will be held at the Nueva Vida Norristown New Life Mennonite Church at 25 E. Marshall Street on Sep. 8 and Oct. 13. Contact 610-945-6398 for more information on the Norristown clinics.