Thursday, July 5, 2012
Checkpoint will be located somewhere in the western portion of the county between July 6 and July 9
If you're going to imbibe this Independence Day Weekend, you may want to think twice about driving. The Pennsylvania State Police have issued a report stating that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in western Montgomery County between July 6 and July 9. Though the exact location was not released, the report did indicate that the location is "considered a high-risk area." "Sobriety checkpoints are held to reduce alcohol related crashes resulting in injuries, death and property damage," the report states. "The State Police encourage all motorists to make the right decision and not attempt to operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages or controlled substances." If you're out drinking this weekend, make …
A glimpse of the town's 4th of July Parade.
Local residents, dressed head-to-toe in patriotic attire, flooded the sidewalks of Skippack Pike on Wednesday for the town's Fourth of July parade. The march included classic cars, local businesses, fire and police departments, performers, and one controversial cardboard cut-out of the President. Check out our gallery of the festivites and those who came to celebrate their Indepenence. Did we catch you in our lens?
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Here's a local guide to the communities and organizations lighting up the night sky on July 4th
The closest spots to see fireworks this Fourth of July are lined out below, aggregated from scouring info on communities and places on the web:
Monday, July 2, 2012
There's a chance the 4th of July could include some scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours, providing a potential early fireworks show.
You may have heard more talk and discussion about the term "derecho" in the last couple of days than you ever did in Spanish class after a damaging line of thunderstorms slapped South Jersey and Delaware around last Friday night. From a meteorological perspective, a derecho is a long duration line of thunderstorms that produces significant amounts of damaging straight line wind along its path. One of the translations for derecho is "straight," which is the variant that led to the meteorological term, because these storms produce a ton of straight line wind damage. A derecho is similar in many respects to a squall line, but they travel over longer distances and more frequently occur in the summer, fueled by heat and humidity. Last Friday's…
Friday, June 29, 2012
When you get in front of the grill this weekend and on the Fourth of July, follow these steps to keep your food safe for your BBQ goers.
Friday, June 29, 2012
This 4th of July, the Ad Council, the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Health and Human Services are letting the Founding Fathers do the talking with a unique infographic sharing the four easy steps to food safety. [Download the full info graphic in our media section.] "George Washington says…CLEAN John Adams says…SEPARATE Thomas Jefferson says…COOK Benjamin Franklin says…CHILL" As the 4th of July approaches, cases of foodborne illnesses are surging in the summer season. According to the authorities, Americans spend $400 million on beef alone for July 4th barbeques. New FDA research done in collaboration with USDA shows that only 23% of Americans who own a food thermometer actually use it when …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
An NWS alert is in effect through the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The National Weather Service is predicting highs at or above 90 for the next week in the Philadelphia area, prompting an Excessive Heat Watch. The alert, issued Wednesday afternoon set to expire at 8 p.m. Sunday, covers Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Bucks counties. The NWS predicts highs of 91, 97, 96 and 96 Thursday through Sunday, followed by 93, 90 and 90 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's Fourth of July holiday. Aside from a slight chance of rain Thursday night and Friday, virtually no precipitation is in the forecast. Check back with Patch for any significant forecast changes and tips for coping with the heat. What are you doing to stay cool? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Events include history, film, music and more under one Independence Day umbrella.
If there is any American town that would know something about Independence Day, it would have to be Philadelphia. So it isn't surprising that this city has scheduled 10 days worth of attractions to celebrate July Fourth. Perkiomen Valley residents are lucky enough to live within a day's drive, so check out some of the big happenings in the weeks to come. Elizabeth Evans, public relations agent for the Philadelphia Wawa Welcome America event said of the multiple-day activities, “(It is) the nation’s largest, free July Fourth festival in the heart of America's birthplace, from June 25 through July 4.” “There's no other place nationwide where families can experience the “Largest Free Concert in America”; two breathtaking fireworks displays; a…