Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Parents of Matthe Royer, 21, participated in a press conference at the Skippack Pennsylvania State Police Barracks, where police said the disappearance may have been voluntary.
This story was last updated on May 21 at 2:30 p.m.: The Pennsylvania State Police held a press conference Monday afternoon regarding the disappearance of 21-year-old Matthew Royer, who left the University of Rhode Island Thursday evening, reportedly en route to his Skippack home, but never arrived. Royer was last seen purchasing gas and water around 2 a.m. on Friday morning in Breinigsville, which is only 30 miles from his home. ABC Reports say Royer's vehicle was seen again at 1 p.m. on Friday at Route 501 and Route 22 in Lebanon County, where two Subway restaurant employees told Action News that they "feel confident" they saw Royer. The Lebanon County sighting is over 60 miles away from Skippack, and Pennsylvania State Police say he may …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Appalachian Brewing Company, Collegeville Diner, Ursinus College and more inspected in April.
The Montgomery County Health Department in April conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Collegeville. 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.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Various locations will host the summer project.
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be conducting its annual Low-Cost Rabies Immunization Clinics on Saturdays in June for the the program's 22nd consecutive year. "As in previous years, these clinics are located throughout the county in order to ensure that resident pet owners have access to this disease prevention service," said Jessica Willingham, communications assistant for the Montgomery County Office of Communications. The 2013 Annual Rabies Clinic locations, dates and times are: LOCATION DATE TIME Abington Recycling Center, Florey Lane (off of Easton Road), Abington June 1 9 – 11 a.m. Collegeville Community Park, Fourth and Park avenues, Collegeville June 8 9 – 11 a.m. Encore Experiences at …
Monday, May 6, 2013
These three businesses are coming soon to Providence Town Center in Collegeville.
Red Robin, opening on this summer on July 15, will open next to Eastern Mountain Sports. The Lite Choice, a low fat, low calorie and kosher ice cream and frozen treat shop, will open on Market Street, across from the Movie Tavern. Sublime Cupcakes will open at 141 Market Street, next to The Lite Choice, this summer.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Handmade jewelry, cards, art and more, all made in Collegeville and for sale online.
Wish you could shop local without leaving your couch? You're in luck. A number of local Collegeville artisans have items listed on Etsy.com. Items vary from custom graduation bracelets, charmed bangles, wall art, and much more. Check out your local artisans on Etsy here.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
What began as an attempt to solicit money for cigarettes outside of the Pottstown Redner's quickly led to multiple police calls, profanity-laden confrontations, and ultimately, the arrest of a Collegeville woman.
March 29 was not a good day for 22-year-old Julia Fitzhenry, of Collegeville, after her failed attempts to solicit money for cigarettes outside of the Pottstown Redner's led to three police calls, five charges, and ultimately, her arrest. Police initially responded to a complaint that a woman was attempting to solicit money from customers at the Redner's on the 300 block of High Street. Police encountered the woman – identified as Fitzhenry, of the unit block of Clamer Avenue, Collegeville – at a nearby Sunoco Gas Station, where they observed her asking people for money, the report states. After being informed that is was illegal to solicit money in the borough, the report states that Fitzhenry became argumentative with police. She stated …
Sean Rahatt is facing more than 100 felony and misdemeanor charges for what police say was the repeated sexual assault of young children.
A Norristown man is being held in county prison on $99,000 bail after being arrested and charged with the repeated sexual assault of multiple young victims over a 12-year-period in multiple municipalities, including Collegeville. According to an affidavit of probable cause, 41-year-old Sean Rahatt also sexually assaulted the juveniles, who were under the age of 13, in Norristown and Lansdale. According to the affidavit, Rahatt told a witness that he had been abused prior and was "reenacting his past." He also reportedly attempted to justify his actions by putting them in historical context, saying similar activity occurred in Roman times and that such activity was still accepted in some parts of the world. Rahatt faces the following …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A look at the artist’s 1974 show in Helfferich Hall
Just before Time Magazine named Bruce Springsteen “Rock’s New Sensation” in 1975, the singer was touring college campuses in Pennsylvania, a short trip away from his home town in New Jersey – and one of the stops was Ursinus College in Collegeville. The show, held on April 20 in Helfferich Hall, was performed when Springsteen’s career was uncertain, according to an authorized biography on the singer released in 2012. In Peter Carlin’s book, “Bruce” the author states that the artist’s career was “crumbling,” and he was about to get dumped by his label in the summer of 1975, just before “Born to Run” was released in August, according to TheRecord.com. At the time of the show, Springsteen had released "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J," …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Deborah Jean Rich, of Limerick, is facing several charges, including driving with a suspended license.
A Limerick woman is facing charges relating to an April 10 traffic stop in Collegeville Borough, during which she was allegedly in possession of drugs and hypodermic needles, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Deborah Jean Rich, 54, was pulled over on Main Street ant Eight Avenue in Collegeville Borough and was allegedly found to be driving with a suspended license, according to police. According to a trooper, Rich was uncooperative and disregarded munerous directives during the stop, and a search of the vehicle revealed many presecription medications, a syringe with hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia. Rich was taken into custody, and was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Security office, infant teacher, stylist, and more job openings this week.
Security Officer - A security officer is needed in Collegeville. Must be able to work day and night hours, have a high school degree or GED, and be 18 years of age or older. Infant Teacher - A childcare in Collegeville is hiring for the infant room. Must have degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education or Child Development for Head Teachers, and two years of work experience in a child care setting. Substitute Food Service Assistant - The Perkiomen Valley School District needs substitute food service assistants to work on an on-call basis. Part-Time Food Service Assistant - The Perkiomen Valley School District needs a part-time food service assistant, who would work every school day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stylist - Looking for…