Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here are new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbecue experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead—say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbecue America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled rib eye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbecue grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Montgomery County Community College graduation will take place May 23, and the Keynote Address will be given by Drexel University President John Fry
Information courtesy of Montgomery County Community College With an increase of 38 percent over the last five years, the largest class in Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) history will graduate on May 23. The increase is a testament to MCCC’s efforts to improve student access, success and completion over the last decade. A record total of 1,513 students will receive 1,535 associate’s degrees and certificates during the College’s 46th Commencement exercises, which will be held at MCCC’s Central Campus in Blue Bell starting at 7 p.m. The ceremony will feature a keynote address by Drexel University President John A. Fry, who was selected, in part, to emphasize MCCC’s commitment to developing multiple pathways by which students …
The Collegeville-based Montgomery County Conservation District hosted teams of elementary, middle and high school students from around the county for the Envirothon.
The Collegeville-based Montgomery County Conservation District held its annual Envirothon May 1 – 3, which featured student teams from several of the county’s elementary, middle and high schools; 18 schools in all. The Envirothon, which started state-wide in 1976, is designed to expose youth to nature through which they can relate how humans impact the natural world, while providing invaluable lessons for understanding ecosystems and our environment, according to the Envirothon website. Montgomery County’s Conservation District has three versions of the Envirothon, one for each school level. As previously reported on Patch, at the high school level, teams of students worked together to test their knowledge in the following areas: This year…
A total of 13 vehicles from Eagleville, Audubon and Trooper had their emblems removed during the overnight hours of May 18 and May 19.
The Lower Providence Police Department is investigating multiple vandalism incidents which occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning. According to the report, the suspects struck vehicles in Eagleville, Audubon and Trooper. In all cases, the emblems were removed from the vehicle, though police found no signs that the suspects attempted to gain entry into any of the vehicles. The list of damaged vehicles includes: Nearly all of the owners told police that they had not seen or heard anything suspicious during the evening, but one victim stated that they observed a blue, late-model Toyota circling his neighborhood during the night of May 18. The victim told police they believed the vehicle was occupied by several hispanic …
A shopper who lost her mother to cancer last week was removed from the King of Prussia Mall for wearing a cancer awareness hat containing an expletive.
A woman was recently kicked out of the King of Prussia Mall because she was wearing a cancer awareness hat containing an expletive. According to a report by FOX 29, the woman, along with her sisters, was removed after ignoring requests from security to take off the "F*** Cancer" hat. They lost their mother to breast cancer last week, the report states. The mall's manager issued a statement to FOX 29, stating that the "King of Prussia Mall is a proud supporter of breast cancer awareness and other important causes however, the mall is first and foremost a family destination." Do you agree with the mall's decision? Tell us in the comments! Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @NorristownPatch See also:
The transportation company has proposed minor changes to its price increases.
While SEPTA is still moving forward with its strategy to increase fairs and utilize smart cards for passengers, the regional transportation company might not be increasing the cost of its rides quite as much as it once planned. According to a report in Philly.com, SEPTA is considering scaling back its raised wages, though not in a major way. A board committee will vote on the slight scale back on Thursday. Here is what’s being proposed: According to the report, the change is “designed to avoid a large price increase for airport workers.” Will changes to the rates make you more or less likely to ride SEPTA? Tell us in the comments area below.
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor. If you know local groups that are collecting for the relief effort, please let us know in the comments area below.
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Parents of Matthe Royer, 21, participated in a press conference at the Skippack Pennsylvania State Police Barracks, where police said the disappearance may have been voluntary.
This story was last updated on May 21 at 2:30 p.m.: The Pennsylvania State Police held a press conference Monday afternoon regarding the disappearance of 21-year-old Matthew Royer, who left the University of Rhode Island Thursday evening, reportedly en route to his Skippack home, but never arrived. Royer was last seen purchasing gas and water around 2 a.m. on Friday morning in Breinigsville, which is only 30 miles from his home. ABC Reports say Royer's vehicle was seen again at 1 p.m. on Friday at Route 501 and Route 22 in Lebanon County, where two Subway restaurant employees told Action News that they "feel confident" they saw Royer. The Lebanon County sighting is over 60 miles away from Skippack, and Pennsylvania State Police say he may …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Primary Election Day is Tuesday - here is your go-to-guide on what to expect.
Democrats and Republicans from Lower Providence will head to the polls Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., to select the candidates that will appear on the ballots in November. Here's the list of names which will appear on tomorrow's ballot, and some Election Day resources. Running for Lower Providence Supervisor: Running for Lower Providence Auditor: Running for Tax Collector *Dual refers to candidates running as both Republican and Democrat To see who is running in your precinct, click here for a sample ballot from your polling place. To check your voter registration status and polling place, click here to visit the Montgomery County Board of Election. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | …