Thursday, January 3, 2013
After the fatal Fort Bevon Road fire on New Year’s morning, community members are collecting clothes, toys and household items for the three surviving family members who have been displaced.
Update: According to Ally Zagorski, the family no longer needs clothes or home goods. For more information on how to help the family, visit our updated article. Update: Due to a the response from the community, here is an updated list of needs, according to Zagorski: Original Story: Members of the community are working to help the Skippack family who lost their home during the Jan. 1 Fort Bevon Road fire, which claimed the life of husband and father George Hobensack. Former neighbor Ally Zagorski and her family are working to collect clothing, toys and household items from local families and businesses to help the mother and two daughters who have been displaced by the fire. “They are the kindest, sweetest people in the world, and they …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
After 12 years of helping families struggling with cancer, 'For Pete's Sake' has received its largest donation ever.
"Though I'll never say that being diagnosed with cancer was a blessing, there have been moments, people, places, and experiences that have made me feel blessed since my diagnosis." Reading through the hundreds of entries on the nonprofit For Pete's Sake webpage, those words, written by 34-year-old Gina Etzrodt, stand out amongst submissions from cancer patients, survivors, and those who lost their battle to the disease. Many of their stories follow similar paths – A stage-3 colon cancer diagnosis at 33. A 40-year-old mother of two diagnosed with breast cancer. Mounting medical bills. Lives turned upside. Children wondering if Dad is well enough to have a game of catch. They all have something in common as well. Trips to Florida and …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Kathleen Arnold-Yerger informed supervisors about the popularity of e-books at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and her hopes for the future of the Bookmobile in the township
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library has $9,000 more to its coffers, thanks to a contribution Monday night from Montgomery Township. Executive director Kathleen Arnold-Yerger was there to accept the check and she filled in supervisors and the public in attendance on e-books and her dream for the future of the Bookmobile. Arnold-Yerger said the library now has more than 11,000 titles for e-readers like Kindles and Nooks. "I think since last year we tripled the circulation with e-books. We can't keep up with the requests for e-books," she said. "You don't have to purchase them; you borrow your e-books from the library. You can choose to have it for seven, 14 or 21 days. That's up to you as a reader." On day 14, for instance, poof - …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
American Red Cross Blood Drive at Perkiomen Valley Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive at Perkiomen Valley Library on Tuesday, May 22nd from 1 to 7. Almost all appointment slots were filled proving to be a good turnout for donations.