Monday, August 27, 2012
Rather than going through the phone screens, dialing 911, placing the call and talking to a dispatcher, this one-touch system ensures ease of placing a call—and takes measures to increase safety in a physically threatening situation.
Smart phones have revolutionized the way we do business, socialize and live our lives. Now, a couple of Upper Pottsgrove entrepreneurs are looking to use the devices to save those very lives. Spring-Ford High School graduate Kevin Kollar has patented the Wireless Emergency Breaker Beacon: Silent Guardian (WEBB-SG). Kollar enlisted the help of his 21-year old son Alex in developing the new application for Android devices. “Dad gave me the idea,” said Alex. “I brought it to life.” The Kollars’ application removes several steps from the process of calling 911 in a life-threatening emergency while eliminating the need to have to attempt to reach emergency services via text message. Rather than going through the phone screens, dialing 911, …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Organizations, local businesses set up shop for annual event.
Despite this weekend's plunge to fall temperatures and bursts of rain, bundled-up crowds still turned out in full force for the annual Skippack Days. Once again, village vendors and other area sellers set up stalls and flung open store doors to shoppers on the hunt for crafts, fall and Christmas decorations, jewelry, clothes, sports memorabilia, home decor and other items. Food stands and bands entertaining the crowds with live music also dotted the stretch of Skippack Pike/Route 73. Many vendors offered customers warm smiles despite being chilled by outdoor temperatures. Attendees also remembered good manners as they made their way down the crowded sidewalks, even exchanging the latest info about Sunday's Eagles game. See more photos of …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
An inside look at a family owned bike store in Schwenksville.
- Wayne Wu
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tailwind Bicycles is a family-owned bike store in Schwenksville. They do everything from doing full bicycle repairs to selling bicycles and accesories.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
John Scioli rejects a reality show and says he values 'the simplistic things in life.'
There will not be a reality television show filmed in Schwenksville, at least for now, and if there ever is, it won’t be about barber John Scioli. John’s Old School New Skool Barber Shop, which opened four years ago, is known for its displays of various vintage and collectible items. This—along with his personality and the celebrities among his clientele—may be part of the reason that the (un-named) network sought him out and felt that he would be a good candidate for a reality TV show. However, Scioli recently broke a network contract to have his own reality television show about his life as a barber. After much consideration, he says it was the right decision for him. “I broke my clause and contract, and I am being pursued still by this…