Sunday, April 28, 2013
Drop off unwanted or expired prescription medications and visit the fire house on May 5.
The Collegeville Fire Co. will host a Drug Drop Off event and Open House at its headquarters at 29 East Fifth Avenue on May 5 from noon-4 p.m. “Residents of the Borough and surrounding municipalities are invited to visit the firehouse and turn in unwanted or expired prescription medications to ensure a proper disposal,” according to the fire company. Members of the fire department, and elected officials from the borough, will be on hand. Members will also conduct fire education activities and offer tours of the facility and apparatus. For more information on the fire company, which is 100 percent volunteer, contact Richard Aston at 610-489-4464 or visit www.collegevillefire.org.
Monday, April 1, 2013
$10 will buy half of a chicken chicken and all the fixings, while supporting the Collegeville Fire Co.
The Collegeville Fire Co. is bringing back its Chicken Barbecue on April 13, starting at 2 p.m. on April 13 at Station 34, located at 29 East Fifth Ave. in Collegeville. Each plate will cost $9.75 and includes half of a chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and a dessert—the meals are available for take out or dine in. The sale will end as soon as the chickens are gone - for pre-order instructions, e-mail email@example.com. For more information, visit www.collegevillefire.org or the Collegeville Fire Co. Facebook Page.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Troop support groups, EMS personnel and community members welcome Lt. Stephanie Rees, of Collegeville, and her boyfriend, Lt. Joshua Worth, home from their deployment to Afghanistan
When Lieutenant Stephanie Rees returned home from her deployment in Afghanistan on the evening of August 2, she was expecting a quiet trip home to Collegeville with her parents and her boyfriend, Lt. Joshua Worth, who returned from deployment with her. Instead, scores of veterans, emergency services personnel and citizens were waiting to welcome them. “I am so surprised,” Rees said, with Worth, her parents, Jill and Rod, and her dog, Lilly, by her side. “I was just expecting my parents to take me to dinner!” Click here to see video of Lt. Rees' arrival home! Rees, a company executive officer and maintenance platoon leader for the 233rd Transportation Company, and Worth, a seven-year Army veteran who was awarded a Bronze Star for his …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Perkiomen Township Community Day
Saturday June 2nd, Perkiomen Township held its community day. With free food and games, it was a big success. Tons of families from the community came out to enjoy a fun day in the sun and to listen to the big band.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ten of Mama Duck's hatchlings got lost down a storm drain on Saturday morning. Thankfully, the Collegeville Fire Company was nearby.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Thanks to Collegeville Borough Council President Terrie Stagliano for sending in this story and photos! This morning as I was opening up my business in the Collegeville Shopping Center, I heard a Mommy duck "quacking" frantically. A few minutes before, I heard [KYW-TV meteorologist] Carol Erickson's weather report and she also warned viewers of the fact that baby ducklings were hatching and to please be careful as the ducks will cross the street. She also warned of ducklings falling into storm sewers. I went over to see if this was the case. Sure enough, there were 7 ducklings in the storm sewer with Mommy duck and 3 of her babies circling the grate above. I called the Collegeville Fire Department and within minutes, there they were! By …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Fire companies throughout the city and suburbs flew flags at half staff.
Just days removed from the death of two Philadelphia Firefighters at a Kensington blaze, fire brethren mourned their fallen peers. From Philadelphia Fire Ladder Company 10, Lt. Robert Neary, 60, and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney, 25, were killed fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire on Tuesday. Services were held for both firefighters Saturday. Throughout the city and suburbs, -- including Perkiomen Valley -- fire companies raised flags at half staff to honor Neary and Sweeney. Others hung black bunting.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Car hits Collegeville Borough Hall
An Allentown man’s car hit the front of Collegeville Borough Hall after he suffered a medical emergency while driving west in the 400 block of Main Street, Monday evening, March 12, according to a Pennsylvania State Police report. Michael Higgins, 40, lost control of the vehicle – a 2005 Ford Taurus – which then traveled in a “U-turn fashion, striking the concrete curb and sidewalk along East Fifth Avenue and Main Street,” the police report states. The car entered the municipal building’s parking lot, police said, “(impacting) a traffic sign and the right corner and center of the building, where it came to a final rest,” according to the report. A U.S. Post Office box was also damaged in the crash. Trappe EMS transported Higgins to the …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
No one was injured; authorities dealt with discovery
The Montgomery County Bomb Squad removed (without incident) old grenade discovered in the basement of a currently unoccupied Ursinus College campus house in Collegeville, Thursday, Feb. 16, according to college and local police reports. A facilities service staff member found the device while doing routine maintenance at the 319 E. Ninth Ave. residence. Collegeville police officers and firefighters were called to the scene; the bomb squad was called as a precaution, an Ursinus spokesperson said. An ambulance was on standby, said Collegeville Police Chief Barton Bucher. The grenade was not live and it's estimated that it had been in the residence for many years. Police checked records to see if there were any incidents at the house, prior …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Portion of proceeds to benefit Williams Syndrome Association
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, January 6, 2012
The following was submitted to Perkiomen Valley Patch: Local photographer Mandy Keep of Collegeville is quickly building a name for herself with some very unique photographic projects. Just this past summer Keep organized “Peace Baby,” a photo shoot in which 38 infants were arranged in the symbol of a peace sign as a symbolic reminder of why we should aim for peace in the world. Now she’s at it again with a photographic project scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21. Keep is inviting children ages 5 and under to the Collegeville Fire Co. for a special “Sweet Hearts” photo shoot in which the participants will be arranged in and around a Whimsical custom-built “house of sweets.” “This project is about love, I enjoy organizing projects, in the idea …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Skippack, Collegeville, Trappe, Lower Frederick, Schwenksville and Perkiomen are on the "nice" list.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, December 15, 2011
With Christmas rapidly approaching, Santa is makinga preview visit to the townships and boroughs of Perkiomen Valley. This weekend, stop by the Skippack firehouse, or stand outside your own residence as the man in red makes his way down the street courtesy of a fire truck. Skippack Township Santa Claus is coming to the Skippack Fire House Friday, Dec. 16, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kids can visit and get their pictures taken with the man in red! Pennsylvania State Police and Masonic Child Identification Program (Masonichip) representatives will also be in attendance. Parents can get individual child identification packages free. Collegeville Borough (source) The annual Presents from Santa event is returning to …