Friday, May 10, 2013
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 black.
NORRISTOWN, PA -- Nicole Cogdell was working as a manager at Wet Seal in 2009, when she overheard the company's executive vice president tell the district manager that she "wasn't the right fit for the store" and that they needed someone "with blonde hair and blue eyes." Days later, Cogdell, a black woman, was fired from her job. Cogdell wasn't alone, however, as her assistant manager, Myriam Saint-Hilaire, and Kai Hawkins, who worked at The Gallery mall in Philadelphia, were also let go, according to Philly.com. Later, an email was sent by an executive stating the retailer needed to diversify its workforce, as it was too African-American. The three women filed a federal discrimination suit last year in California against Wet Seal, and in …
Yard sales listed in Collegeville, Norristown, Blue Bell and more.
Blue Bell Where: 1030 Larch Cir, Blue Bell When: Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. What: Dinette sets, club chairs, baby equipment, and more. Collegeville Where: Vincent at Evansburg, Collegeville When: Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. What: Children’s items, clothing, toys, bikes, household items, furniture, antiques, and more. Where: 316 Colonial Ave., Collegeville When: Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. What: Toys, kitchen items, children’s and baby items, household items and more. Conshohocken Where: 111 W 10th Ave., Conshohocken When: Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. What: Lots of items - children’s clothing and toys! Where: 200 block of W 4th Ave., Conshohocken When: Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. What: Household …
The Emmy-nominated show is looking for area entrepreneurs this weekend.
A nationwide talent search for the fifth season of the entrepreneurship reality series Shark Tank is coming to NextFab Studio in Philadelphia on Saturday, and 500 area residents will have a chance to get on the show to pitch investors for funding. “Whether you just have a fantastic idea, are a start up or already operating successfully and looking to expand, if you feel you have a lucrative business or product and could use financial backing, then Shark Tank is just the show for you,” according to the ABC show’s website. Budding entrepreneurs will have a chance to offer a one-minute pitch to a member of the show’s casting team on Saturday at NextFab Studio, at 2025 Washington Ave., and some will be selected for more in-depth video …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
How did your favorites fair during their April health inspections?
The Montgomery County Health Department in April conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Lower Providence Township. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Pennsylvania American Water recently provided a $1,000 contribution to the Fallen Firefighters Memorial improvement fund.
From Pennsylvania American Water: On the grounds of the Montgomery County Fire Academy in Plymouth Township stands a memorial to local firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice and died in the line of duty. The memorial was erected in 1994 thanks to donations from the county’s fire departments and supporting organizations. Today, the memorial is without space for any additional names. "While we hope and pray that this need will never arise, we realize the unfortunate likelihood that names will have to be added in the future," said John Kelly, chairman of the Fire Advisory Board. As a result, local businesses and organizations are stepping up to donate funds to expand the memorial with two additional tablets, as well as build a path for…
Monday, May 6, 2013
These three businesses are coming soon to Providence Town Center in Collegeville.
Red Robin, opening on this summer on July 15, will open next to Eastern Mountain Sports. The Lite Choice, a low fat, low calorie and kosher ice cream and frozen treat shop, will open on Market Street, across from the Movie Tavern. Sublime Cupcakes will open at 141 Market Street, next to The Lite Choice, this summer.
The Trappe Tavern patio and beach are officially open for summer.
The Trappe Tavern, located at 416 W Main St. in Trappe, held their annual summer opening for their patio and beach on May 1. The Trappe Tavern has had the patio since 2000 and this will be the third year for the beach. Learn more about the Trappe Tavern on their website and on their Facebook page.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Lukoil gas station has reopened.
The Lukoil gas station at the corner of Germantown Pike and Swede Street in East Norriton has reopened nad is cirrentl celebrating a grand opening.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Homes to fit several different sizes of family budget are being shown in the area this weekend.
- REAL ESTATE
Saturday, May 4
At least seven open houses are scheduled for this weekend in the Lower Providence area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. Among them is 214 Caspian Lane, offered at $490,000. This three bedroom, three bathroom home is open on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also open is 1992 Virginia Lane, a three bedroom, one bathroom home that you can visit from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. It is offered at $229,900. To find more open houses around the greater Philadelphia area, visit realestate.aol.com.
Friday, May 3, 2013
All hardware services for the original iPhone will be discontinued June 11.
The original 2007-era iPhone will be categorized as obsolete beginning June 11, according to an internal memo from Apple, published online Tuesday. "Obsolete" status means people will no longer be able to have their devices serviced through an Apple store. But don't fret. AppleCare and third-party authorized service centers have a different word for the older models: "vintage." They'll still help out users with those devices, according to Business Insider. Other Apple products set to be minted as vintage in June: mid-2007 models of the iMac, the late 2006 model Xserve, and the original Mac Pro, Mac Rumors reported. Apple reportedly sold 6.1 million first generation iPhone units in the year or so before the iPhone 3G was launched in 2008, …