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Looking for a local job? We've found more than 30 local jobs in various industries.
COLLEGEVILLE Independent Contractor - Harrisburg based brewpub is now hiring Independent Contractors to run beer and craft soda sampling sessions in Montgomery County area. This position is part-time, usually Friday nights and/or weekends. No prior sales experience is necessary but a great friendly attitude and reliable transportation are a must! Must be 21+. Stylist - Full time and part time stylists are wanted for a salon and spa in the Trappe/Collegeville area. All interviews will be private. Call 610-489-3010 or 610-489-HAIR. Jewelry Sales - A family owned retail jewelry store is looking for a salesperson and office worker. The business is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., no night hours or Sunday hours. Infant …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Exelon Nuclear's Limerick Generating Station soon may be guarded by heavier artillery.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has proposed a new rule. The government-run organization, which aims to "protect people and the environment," according to its website, says it would allow guards at stations such as the Exelon Nuclear's Limerick Generating Station to carry "enhanced weapons." According to a report in the San Fransisco Chronicle, the NRC said the larger weapons may be used to "to guard spent fuel rods being stored at nuclear power plants." Limerick is one of many nuclear plants in the nation that must store its own "spent fuel" cells. "Spent fuel is the waste by-product of nuclear fission reactors and is primarily uranium that no longer produces enough heat to produce the steam to run generators, but which remains …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Dr. Swede complements the MaxOut Strength Studio in Limerick.
Have you found that you are too busy to keep that New Year's resolution? There is still plenty of time to get that fitness routine back on track, busy or not. Dr. Douglas Swede, of Swede Family Chiropractic in Trappe, is a very busy man. He sees a lot of clients, and is interested in making as many people "healthy" as he can in one single day. His time is precious to him. To find a workout that would truly work into his busy schedule was a tough task. But, once he tried MaxOut Strength Studio in Limerick, he was hooked. "[MaxOut] allows for more time in my schedule," said Swede. "Being more fit, being stronger. It's a no brainer, give them a call." He said having more time in his day is crucial to his business. "Having more time means I …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team explains a frequently misunderstood term in the real estate market.
We frequently have buyers asking us about pre-foreclosure homes that they found on the internet. There are many sites that will give consumers this type of information. Most of these homes are not listed for sale, but some buyers want to know if they can still see the property with the possibility of buying it. Pre-foreclosure simply means that a homeowner has fallen behind on their mortgage payments. And while a foreclosure may eventually happen, at the current time, the home is still rightfully owned by the mortgagor (i.e. homeowner). It does NOT mean that the home is available for sale. In fact, that home may never be available for sale. In most cases, a homeowner does NOT want to sell OR lose their home to a foreclosure. The …
Monday, November 12, 2012
A town hall meeting on the merger is scheduled for Monday evening.
A merger is in the works between the Philadelphia Area YMCA and the Freedom Valley YMCA; however, not everyone is pleased about the prospect or the process. Both YMCA boards have voted to approve the merger and members recently received letters explaining the deal and how members can vote. The Y is holding a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Spring Valley YMCA on Linfield-Trappe Road in Limerick. This town hall comes in advance of the vote, which is scheduled to happen at Chadwick's Restaurant in Audubon on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Philadelphia Area YMCA CEO John Flynn told Patch in a phone interview that the merger came about as the two organizations began working more closely together. "We realized that we could …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Concerns about spent fuel storage lead to the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board suspending the plant's license renewal process.
The license renewal proceeding for the nuclear power plant in Limerick was suspended this week over concerns about the growing amount of spent nuclear fuel accumulating at the site. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission decided on Aug. 8 to suspend the license renewal process for the Exelon-owned plant, formally known as the Limerick Generating Station, as well as for a number of other nuclear plants across the country. Exelon was in the process of requesting a 20-year license extension that would extend the current license for Unit 1 to Oct. 26, 2044 and Unit 2 to June 22, 2049. Following multiple similar motions filed by the Natural Resource Defense Council and other environmental groups, the Atomic …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The unplanned shutdown was required to replace a steam valve.
According to a press release from Exelon Limerick Generating Station, the plant's Unit 2 needed an unplanned shutdown, or "scram," around noon for the replacement of a steam valve. "There are 14 steam valves on each unit that protect the main steam line," said communications manager Dana Melia. Melia said that plant operators are constantly monitoring all the parts of the system, and noticed a rise in the steam temperature. "That indicated a potential failure [in the steam valve]," Melia said. These types of repairs can only be done with the unit offline. The valve will be replaced and the system checked before the unit is restarted. The repairs to Unit 2 come less than 48 hours after the company announced that the plant's Unit 1 had …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A 16-year-old boy was struck by a car on Township Line Road on Wednesday night
Update: Wed. Night Crash Victim Identified ____________________________ Last updated 12:54 a.m. Thursday A 16-year-old boy was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter after being struck by a car on Township Line Road in Limerick on Wednesday night. The accident took place near the intersection with Spring Lake Road at about 10 p.m. Limerick Fire Company Chief Ken Shuler said the victim was airlifted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. No information was immediately available on his condition. Township Line Road remained closed late Wednesday night between Ridge Pike and Linfield-Trappe Road in the wake of the accident. Authorities could be seen taking measurements at the scene in what appeared to be an investigation of …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Volunteers will help with phone banking, door-to-door canvassing and data entry.
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Kevin Dunbar, chairman of the Area 4 Democratic Committee. With the Presidential election five months away, volunteers are now needed to join the Obama campaign at the Area 4 Democratic Campaign Headquarters, 486 E. Main St. in Collegeville. Volunteers will help with phone banking, door-to-door canvassing and data entry. Located one block from Ursinus College, the office is open for phone banking on Tuesday and Thursday, and for canvassing on Saturday. Those hours will be expanded. Volunteers are welcome from across central Montgomery County. Area 4 of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee covers Collegeville, Limerick, Lower Providence, Royersford, Skippack, Trappe, Upper …