Saturday, May 18, 2013
Stormy weather, Dorney Park fireworks and shooter of elderly neighbor IDs self also made headlines.
Prince Harry, on a U.S. tour, spent about 15 minutes on the lot of a Radnor family's summer home in Mantoloking, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Several people standing outside of the Square One Exxon market on W. Broad Street in Bethlehem saw something in the sky that was difficult to explain. It was March 3 at about 8:50 p.m. and the witnesses were looking toward South Mountain when they spotted about 100 objects floating west to east, according to Dan Medleycott, a senior field investigator and a state section director for the Mutual UFO Network in Pennsylvania. The trendy clothing retailer will pay a reported $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit, which originated after a manager from King of Prussia was fired for being…
Many new job opportunities are available in the Malvern area.
Are you looking for a job? Here are some positions available in the Malvern area, all advertised on Craigslist in the past week. Find more jobs nearby. Does your business have an opening that's not listed here? Post it in the comments section below.
"The day I was taken from my mom’s house is very clear in my mind," writes Michael Weinstein, owner of Charmingly Linda's consignments, whose journey through the system has a happy ending.
Former Quarterback Donovan McNabb announced this week that he is going to retire as a Philadelphia Eagle.
With the Philadelphia Eagles in mini-camp this week, a lot has been discussed about the team's quarterbacks. Who will emerge as the starter among Michael Vick, Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley. But then another quarterback's name entered the picture. And while he's not fighting for a roster spot, he's gunning for a legacy in Philadelphia Eagles history. Donovan McNabb announced this week his intentions to retire as a Philadelphia Eagle. And the team is planning a ceremony that will enable McNabb to be honored with Coach Andy Reid and his new team the Kansas City Chiefs in town. Ah, No. 5 and Big Red. Those were the days... And don't you miss those days? Maybe we took it for granted that McNabb put the Birds in playoff position every year…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The shortened event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. this year.
Relay for Life, an annual walking event that raises money for cancer research, will be held Saturday evening at Great Valley High School. The event will take place, rain or shine, from 6 to 9 p.m. According to organizers Lisa Harper and Allison Utecht, there were 19 teams and 164 participants registered, with $22,146 raised, as of Friday morning. For more details, read the May 6 article, Relay for Life Is Just 3 Hours This Year.
The U.S. Census Bureau says black turnout nationwide, by percentage, exceeded white turnout last year for the first time.
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report shows that blacks had the highest voter turnout among racial identifications in the 2012 general election. Nationwide, 66.2 percent of black citizens voted, exceeding for the first time the turnout of white voters, which was 64.1 percent. In 2008, 66.1 percent of whites voted, to 64.7 percent of blacks. Back in 1996, white turnout was 60.7 percent and black turnout was 53 percent. Black turnout also exceeded white turnout in Pennsylvania last year, 65.2 percent to 62.5 percent. Read a Huffington Post report on the census findings, and see below for statistics comparing other voting demographics: Voter turnout is expected to be far lower in Tuesday's off-year primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m…
Eric Savage left the VW/Audi world to work on MINIs and BMWs in Manayunk.
It’s possible to walk past Helix Motorsports on Umbria Street in Manayunk and not know what happens in the building. Nestled between row homes and close to a bar, an elementary school and a purveyor of tomato pie, Helix’s headquarters could pass as a law or a dental office. It’s modest, just the way owner Eric Savage likes it. Savage comes across as a mellow guy, but he’s taken some risks in his career … and they seem to have paid off, as his MINI and BMW tuning business is now a pretty heavy hitter in the car community. In 2001 Savage left AWE Tuning, a Willow Grove-based VW/Audi-focused company, to start something of his own. He then bought a MINI, rented some brewery space and then moved to Manayunk. “Basically, the way we started, we…
Also, royalty visits a Radnor family, honoring a fallen firefighter and a new business for Bryn Mawr.
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Austin Smith, 16, is one of the Upper Main Line YMCA's 'B.B. Kingfishers.'
If you've ever seen the movie The Big Year, starring Steve Martin and Jack Black, you know how exciting birding can be. Three local teens recently experienced that thrill firsthand, as they spotted 186 bird species to claim a historic title on May 11—the first youth team to win the New Jersey Audubon Society's World Series of Birding: Great Valley High School student Austin Smith was one of the three students on the team. The Kingfishers were also overseen by two Great Valley alums—Brian Quindlen, who teaches weekly bird-identification skills through at the YMCA, and Brian Raicich, the YMCA’s Senior Director of Youth Development, who originally started the birding program there. Read more about the B.B. Kingfishers' big win in the Patch …
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch, to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow …