Thursday, May 2, 2013
In addition to requesting information on the burglary, police are urging residents to lock their homes and vehicles.
The New Hanover Township Police Department is seeking public assistance in obtaining information regarding a residential burglary that occurred yesterday on the 300 block of Moyer Road in the Pottstown section of the township. The request for assistance comes only days after police announced that they received numerous reports of thefts from vehicles in the Windy Hill development and the Kleman Road and Bow Lane area. If you have information regarding any of these incidents, contact the New Hanover Township Police Department at 610-327-1150, or dial 9-1-1 if you observe suspicious activity in the area. Police are also reminding residents to keep their homes and vehicles locked at all times. Follow along with the New Hanover Township Police…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The team played in the Beachbound I Classic Championship on April 27 and 28.
The Jaguars AAU 6th grade boys basketball team won the Beachbound I Classic Championship in Ocean City, MD on April 27 and 28. In the championship game, the Jaguars defeated the 6th Man Warriors from Washington, DC by a score of 33-26 in a defensive battle. "With 84 teams in the tournament, some of the finest talent on the East Coast is showcased," commented Walt Stevenson, Executive Director of the Tournament. "Congratulations to our champions, the Jaguars from Pennsylvania, for demonstrating their skill and character on the court." During the classic, the Jaguars competed against top caliber AAU programs including the Smyrna Elite from MD, the Luzerne County Lightening from Wilkes-Barre, PA and the DNB Stars from the Bronx, NY. The …
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 …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A pastor with New Millennium Life Restoration Fellowship was convicted today of fraudulently obtaining more than $6 million in home loans for properties in Schwenksville and Glenmoore.
A former Montgomery County pastor is facing up to 180 years in prison, after he was convicted of mortgage fraud earlier today in federal court. Michael Wilkerson, 47, of Pottstown, along with Denise Haines, 43, of Birdboro, were convicted of devising a scheme to defraud the former Chase Manhattan Bank by fraudulently obtaining $6 million in home loans for properties in Schwenksville and Glenmoore. Wilkerson, whose church – New Millennium Life Restoration Fellowship – has locations in Phoenixville and Spring City, recruited several of his congregants and their families to act as "straw purchasers" for a number of real estate transactions. So long as the congregants signed the loan documents and attended the property settlement, Wilkerson …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Pottstown's Funky Lil' Kitchen will be closing, but the chef will be launching a food truck in the Philadelphia and Philadelphia suburbs in late spring or early summer.
Pottstown's Funky Lil' Kitchen Chef Michael Falcone has decided to put the restaurant up for sale after nearly 10 years in the community. Falcone told Patch that he felt he had gone as far as he could with the Pottstown restaurant. The Pottstown icon, has served seasonal, local, and organic meals to diners from Pottstown, Montgomery and Chester Counties, and Philadelphia. Falcone said that he's always wanted to have a restaurant in Philadelphia, and that he couldn't do that without a brick and mortar commitment to the city. However, Falcone will not stop cooking and feeding the area. Instead of the brick and mortar restaurant, Falcone's unique local, organic and seasonal cooking will be found on a food truck in Philadelphia and …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Patch drops by to check out what goes on behind the scenes at Sly Fox Brewery.
Monday, February 4
The Sly Fox Brewing Co. in Pottstown offers free tours of their 30,000-square-foot facility every weekend after 2 p.m., so we decided to send our photographer to see what goes on behind the scenes. Check out our gallery of the tour, and if you haven't already, be sure to check out the tour in person!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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 …
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 …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Richard B. Gibson, 41, of Pottstown, will serve to nine-to-23 months in prison for punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach because dinner wasn't ready.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Examination of the body revealed no signs of trauma; criminal investigation ongoing.
The body that was discovered along the railroad tracks beneath South Charlotte Street has been identified as 48-year-old Ronald Sheerer. According to a report by the Pottstown Mercury, Montgomery County Coroner Walter Hofman stated that there was no evidence of trauma to the body, but it will take two-to-three months before the results of various testing will be returned. Click here to follow us on Facebook Until then, the criminal investigation is ongoing until the cause of death has been determined. To read more of this story, click here. See also: Body Discovered Below Pottstown Bridge Suspects Captured in Alleged Thefts from Toys for Tots Student with Umbrella Leads to High School Lockdown Police Investigating Sassamansville Crime Spree