Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Christopher Keelty, a freelance writer in New York, was in Boston cheering on his girlfriend when the bombs went off.
Among the area natives in Boston on Monday, when the attacks on the Boston Marathon rocked the nation, was Christopher Keelty, a Methacton graduate and now freelance writer living in New York City. Keelty was there to cheer on his girlfriend, Liz Corkum, a Skippack native who was running for her second time in the marathon. He recounted the experience recently on his personal blog, christopherkeetly.com. Keelty writes: I was at Massachusetts and Commonwealth Avenues, about six blocks or so from the finish line, when the explosions detonated. I was talking to a friend of Liz’s who had finished about an hour earlier, and we both heard the bombs. We wondered aloud what the noise might have been, but assumed it was something benign. From that …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Local students were on board when the bus crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Updated Sunday at 9:30 p.m. A bus carrying the Seton Hill University lacrosse team, including women from Collegeville and Perkiomenville, crashed while traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Carlisle on Saturday morning, killing the team's pregnant coach, her unborn child and the bus driver, according to PhillyBurbs. The driver of the bus, Anthony Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown, died at the scene of the crash. The team's head coach, Kristina Quigley, 30, of Greensburg died of her injuries at a hospital, and her unborn son also died. Nicole Rossi, a sophomore and Methacton High School graduate, of Collegeville, and Rachel Hilbert, a senior, of Perkiomenville and a Boyertown High School graduate, were among the Seton Hill players on the bus …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sean McCullough, former Methacton High School teacher, had all charges held over, including an additional charge of Solicitation of Child Pornography.
Sean McCullough, of the 100 block of Hunsicker Drive in Collegeville, had all charges held against him during a preliminary hearing before District Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar in district court on Aug. 29. McCullough faces several criminal charges against him, including one count of Solicitation of Child Pornography, as was included by Montgomery County assistant district attorney Samantha Cauffman, captain of the DA sex crimes unit, at the onset of the preliminary hearing. Also, the Corruption of Minors charge was reduced to a misdemeanor of the first degree, due to the time-period during which the charge would have applied. McCullough, 43, has been accused of an inappropriate relationship of a sexual nature with a former Methacton High …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Forty three-year-old Sean Michael McCullough reportedly told authorities he engaged in sexual-related activity with a 17-year-old female student who graduated in 2010.
According to The Times Herald, Sean Michael McCullough, the 43-year-old Methacton High School teacher who was arrested earlier today, has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student at the high school that began in 2009 when she was 17. McCullough was arraigned Thursday, Aug. 16 on charges of corruption of a minor, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility. He was remanded to Montgomery County Correctional Facility and bail was set at $50,000. "The safety and well-being of our students is our primary concern at all times. The district moved quickly to place this individual on administrative leave and is cooperating fully with the Montgomery County District …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Go play, or see one.
Beat the heat this weekend with these cool events! 1. Skippack Village Carnival Where/When: Skippack Village, Skippack Pike, Skippack; through July 24 Why go: Enjoy standard carnival fun, including rides and games. 2. Dog Walks on the Perkiomen Trail Note: This has been cancelled due to the heat. 3. Methacton Community Theater Presents Willy Wonka Where/When: Perkiomen Valley Middle School East, 100 Kagey Road, Collegeville; July 22, 8 p.m., July 23, 2 and 8 p.m. Why go: Roald Dahl’s timeless story of Willy Wonka and his search for an heir to his chocolate empire is sure to delight fans. Pricing: $10 to $15 4. Zumba Fundraiser Where/When: Columbia Station, 4 Bridge St., Phoenixville; July 25,7 to 8:30 p.m. Why go: Zumba for a cause…
Friday, July 8, 2011
Members of the Methacton Community Theater were on hand to publicize their latest production.
The cast and crew of "Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka" marched in Skippack's Fourth of July Parade Monday to publicize the upcoming Methacton Community Theater production. The all volunteer musical comedy will be performed at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East July 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and July 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Visit www.methactoncommunitytheater.org for more information.