Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Library of Congress Commissioned this birds-eye-view map.
An 1894 rendering of Schwenksville Borough was shared on the Old Images of Montgomery County Facebook Page, indicating sprawling farmland surrounding Main Street. Deb Zwicker Wilson submitted the image; T.M. Fowler created the birds-eye-view map of the borough. A more detailed version of the photo can be seen here. Do you recognize any streets? Or any buildings?
Friday, February 8, 2013
Schwenksville man was allegedly driving at an unsafe speed.
An 18-year-old Schwenksville man was cited for driving his vehicle at unsafe speeds after a crash that injured one passenger on Mine Hill Road on Jan. 28, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Daulton J. Polito was traveling eastbound on Mine Hill Road approaching its intersection with Highland Ave at 9:09 a.m. when he swerved, striking a pole with his 2000 Honda Civic, police say. Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance transported a 16-year-old female passenger, of Schwenksville, to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center for minor injuries, according to police. The other passenger, 21-year-old Jeffery Limone from Trappe, was not injured. Polito was cited for driving violating vehicle code 3361 – Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Attemped arson in Worcester, spray-painted racial slurs and a smashed car window Trappe and Schwenksville, respectively.
Attempted Arson in Worcester On Jan. 8, a man from the 2200 block of Nyce Way in Worcester Township reported to the Pennyslvania State Police that someone tried to set the victim’s vehicle on fire. The attempted arson occurred between 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 9. Police are investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the PSP – Skippack at 610-584-1250 and reference incident number K03-1896133. Criminal Mischief in Trappe Pennsylvania State Police reported that derogatory slurs were spray pained on the vehicle of a 50-year-old Trappe Woman on North Borough Line Road. The incident occurred between Jan. 18 at 9:30 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. Police are asking anyone with information to contact …
Friday, October 5, 2012
A weekend guide to events in the Perkiomen Valley
Editor's Note - Weekends at a Glance is a Friday column in which we will let you know about unique weekend events in the area. Our calendar, including reoccurring daily and weekly events, can always be found here. Have more to share for this weekend? Comment with the information and it will be added to the list. Want to contribute to our community calendar? Click here. Have some photos from the weekend you want to share? Upload them here. FRIDAY, SATURDAY: Skippack Playcrafters Present "Allo Allo" - LAST WEEKEND!! Playcrafters of Skippack's fifth production of their 2012 season is the hilarious comedy ‘ALLO ‘ALLO written by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft. Based on the BBC series that ran for 10 years this zany comedy, set in France …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Lower Providence Police report that the underage male who failed field sobriety tests was found asleep behind the wheel at a red light last night; a Schwenksville man was found in the passenger seat, also asleep.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Friends of Pennypacker Mills held a craft marketplace on Sept. 22 on the Pennypacker Mills grounds.
The Friends of Pennypacker Mills held a craft marketplace on Sept. 22 on the Pennypacker Mills grounds, featuring 30 unique booths with hand-crafted items. Wares included jewelry, scroll saw ornaments, childrens clothes, doll clothes, hand-thrown pottery, turned wood, quill work, brooms, photo on tiles, polymer clay, handbags, clutche and clutches. All proceeds from the marketplace went go toward the restoration of the kitchen and servant area recently acquired by Pennypacker Mills.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Schwenksville woman part of group protesting outside Corpus Christi Church, Wednesday, against the proposed contraception mandate
The right to free exercise of religion is stated there in black and brown in the U.S. Constitution. But American Christians nationwide are using the freedom of assembly and petition to get the word out against an HHS mandate under the Affordable Care Act. One such assembly against what is believed to be an attack on religious freedom occurs every Wednesday on the grounds of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Upper Gwynedd along Sumneytown Pike. That is where Carolyn Stenger, of Schwenksville, and three other peers were protesting Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. They will return there every Wednesday, same time, and on Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. "We are outside to evangelize and protect religious freedom," said Stenger, who said Corpus Christi…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Ted Danforth has raised thousands of dollars for the Arthritis Foundation
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Friday, May 25, 2012
The following information was submitted to Perkiomen Valley Patch: On June 10, Schwenksville resident Ted Danforth will set out on a 34-day solo motorcycle ride to Alaska. When he does he’ll put into action a trip he’s been dreaming about for more than a year, covering 12,000 miles along some of the most scenic roads in North America, while raising money and awareness for juvenile arthritis. To date, he’s raised more than $4,000 for the Arthritis Foundation, targeted especially for juvenile arthritis. Even more important than raising money, he believes, is bolstering awareness about a disease that affects 300,000 kids in the US, but is often undiagnosed. By the time he’s done with his round-trip adventure on July 13 he’ll have spent more …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Schwenksville student is the first-ever Brockport player to win the SUNYAC Player of the Year award.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The following is news from The College at Brockport Athletics: Senior James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) of the men's ice hockey team has been selected as The College at Brockport Male Athlete of the Year. The forward was also named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Player of the Year. Cody is the first-ever Brockport player to win the SUNYAC Player of the Year award. He was voted to the All-SUNYAC First-Team for the second consecutive year after leading the conference with 19 goals and his 34 points were fourth-best. Cody was named a Second-Team All-American by the AHCA, the first Brockport icer to earn All-American honors. He was also selected SUNYAC Player of the Week on Dec. 12. The senior eclipsed the 100-point…
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A young black bear was caught in Blue Bell on Saturday and will be released back into the wild on Sunday.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012
A black bear, originally spotted by residents in Franconia Township, was caught on Saturday night in Blue Bell, according to NBC 10. NBC 10 reported that the Pennsylvania Game Commission said the bear is a young male and was captured once before and released into Schyulkill County, but has made it was back to Montgomery County. “The bear has been tranquilized and will be released into the wild on Sunday,” said the NBC 10 report. Last week, Lower Frederick residents reported seeing a bear around the township, according to an e-mail to Perkiomen Valley Patch. The message stated that one person saw a bear coming up from the Perkiomen Creek to Colonial Drive, and another person claimed to have seen a bear around Salford Station Road. A comment…