Saturday, May 11, 2013
In honor of National Pet Month, Skippack Animal Hospital held a Facebook photo contest.
To celebrate National Pet Month, the Skippack Animal Hospital held a pet contest, recognizing three cutest pets in the area. Lucy the Bullmastiff won first place, Butters the Cocker Spaniel took home second place, and Ty the Bengel won third place in the contest. For photos of the winners, click here.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Three businesses were destroyed during Friday’s fire, but a rebuild is in the works.
As businesses throughout Skippack Village were preparing for the inaugural First Friday of the spring, a fire broke out on the 4000 block of Skippack Pike around 1:30 p.m., causing three businesses to close. Jean Curtis, the owner of Merle Norman, was unaware that a mulch fire behind 4007 Skippack Pike had spread to the building, quickly turning into an attic fire. “The slope of the tin roof is only four feet from the ground; the flames shot right up and entered the attic and burned the entire thing,” Curtis said. Smoke and water damage extended to Hodge Podge and Head Over Heels, which have also closed. “Right now, it’s in the hands of the insurance company and the landlord,” Curtis said. According to business owners, landlord David …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The two-alarm fire on Friday started in a pile of Mulch behind the building at 4007 Skippack Pike.
Hours before the first Skippack First Friday festivities of the season were set to begin, a two-alarm fire broke out on the 4000 block of Skippack Pike in Skippack Village, causing significant damage to several stores. The fire started around 1:30 p.m. Friday at 4007 Skippack Pike in Skippack Village, which houses businesses including Merle Norman Cosmetics, Hodge Podge and Head Over Heels, causing significant damage to the buildings. Skippack Fire Chief Haydn Marriott, IV, told The Reporter the cause of the fire was a pile of mulch behind the building. Smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the structure, and smoke was smelled from as much as a half a mile away from the scene, according to witnesses; all shoppers and employees …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Pick up everything you need for your gardens at Floral & Hardy in Skippack.
Perkiomen Valley Patch: When did you open your business? Floral & Hardy: Floral & Hardy has been in Skippack since 1999. PVP: Who is your ideal client or customer? F&H: Our customers are gardeners. Gardeners who plant vegetable gardens, herb gardens, and those that plant annuals and perennials. In addition, our customers love our garden supplies such as tools and gloves and our garden accents such as concrete pieces, yard art, and other pieces for their yard. Our customers also enjoy our gardening workshops. From summer container workshops, to butterfly garden workshops to terrarium workshops. We offer over 30 events a year. Recently we opened our garden loft for children. This area contains garden tools, toys, puzzles, books and lots …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dining Out for Life is Thursday, April 25.
Dining Out for Life, a day long fundraiser for HIV/AIDS at local restaurants will be held on Thursday, April 25 in the Philadelphia region. Over 150 restaurants in the region will be donating 33 percent of the night's proceeds for benefit HIV/AIDS research and men and women living with HIV/AIDS. Locally, Justin's Carriage House, located at 3911 Skippack Pike in Skippack will be participating during dinner hours. Learn more about Dining Out for Life here.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Wawa, Dunkin Donuts, Ortino's Restaurant, Mal's American Diner, Capt'n Chucky's and more inspected in March.
The Montgomery County Health Department in March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in the Perkiomen Valley area. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report. Lower Frederick Perkiomen Schwenksville Skippack Trappe
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Check out the top 10 highest star-rated restaurants according to Yelp.com. Do you agree or did your favorite get missed?
With the increase of online review websites like Yelp.com, anyone who is eating at a restaurant can be a food critic, praising food and service, or criticizing those same items. So what are your neighbors saying about Skippack restaurants on Yelp.com? Here are the top 10 restaurants according to Yelp's highest-rated star ranking in Skippack: Do you agree with Yelp's top 10 list? Let us know in the comment section, or tell us your favorite area restaurant.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Back Porch Cafe, New Skippack Pizza, Pop Pop's Yogurt and more inspected in February.
The Montgomery County Health Department in February conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Skippack. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Local artisans and shopper's favorite unique jewelry found at Artisans Nest.
Perkiomen Valley Patch: When did you open your business? Artisans Nest: Artisans Nest opened in November 2007 in the chicken coop in front of Pennsylvania Traditions. In March of 2009 we moved into where we are now, the space behind Le Butler’s Pantry. PVP: Who is your ideal client or customer? AN: My ideal customer is someone who appreciates items that are hand-made by artists...what is unique and unusual instead of the ordinary or more commercial. PVP: What makes your business unique from others in your field? AN: What makes me unique, as in any shop, is my point of view. Everyone sees things differently and appreciates different things. I knew when I decided to start my own business there was a direction I wanted to go in, and that was …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
A look at a few of the events in the Perkiomen Valley this week.
$5 Nacho Night at Appalachian Brewing Co.: For $5 on Tuesday night, get a plate of nachos with four types of cheese, lettuce, tomato, olives and jalapenos. Grab a beer and enjoy. Women's Referral Network lunch Meeting at Hotel Fiesole: Women can be inspired and influenced Wednesday morning by inspirational speaker Kim Players, who will share her secrets of success for women. Fabulous Frogs at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy: Ribbit! Learn about frogs at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Thursday afternoon. Be sure to add your event to the Perkiomen Valley Patch events calendar here.