March 20, 2003 |
An 18-year-old burglary suspect, who police say pointed a BB gun at an officer at a house in Franconia, was shot twice by the officer, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said yesterday. Steven Robertson of Valley Road in Telford, who authorities said was surprised by the officer, was in critical condition yesterday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County. Robertson, who was shot in the abdomen and arm, was flown to the hospital after the 8:30 p.m. shooting Tuesday.
June 12, 1997 |
As townships grow, so grow their governments. And, following a growth trend set by other nearby towns, the Board of Supervisors here has approved five contracts for the expansion of the municipal building. "The more residents you have, the more calls you have to process," said Ann D. Williams, assistant township manager. "The time it takes to process building permits increases because of all the new homes being built. " According to Williams, 187 building permits have already been issued this year.
August 18, 1997 |
If Alvin Fox has his way, Merill Bergey's days on the Board of Supervisors are numbered. Fox, a Democrat, is running for Bergey's seat in November, the first such challenge to a sitting supervisor in 10 years. Fox said that the timber industry held a "monopoly" on the board through the leadership of Bergey and former Supervisor Greg Shelly. Specifically, Fox said, Shelly, who owns a lumber business, backed development, resulting in a housing boom in the township. Shelly recently retired from the board, as did longtime Supervisor Ed Eisenhauer.
June 27, 1997 |
When Edward Eisenhauer Jr. says he has put his heart into his job as township supervisor, he's not kidding. One day in 1979, after he had open-heart surgery, his colleagues met in his hospital room to approve the appointment of Merill Bergey to the Board of Supervisors. "I can't remember why it had to be held, I just remember it happened," Eisenhauer said. Now, Eisenhauer, 74, is giving his heart and himself a break. After 32 years of service, he has resigned from the board.
February 18, 1999 |
Joyce and Morris Shor are determined to spend their impending retirement on the 17-acre farm they have called home for 30 years - even if the bucolic property is rendered somewhat less so by the expected construction of a sewage-treatment plant literally in their backyard. And now, a lifetime tenancy agreement with the township sewer authority will give them that chance. Since August, the Shors had been fighting the township's plan to build the 200,000-gallon-a-day plant on a hairpin turn of the east branch of the Perkiomen Creek, behind their farmhouse.
June 13, 1997 |
Don't let them win. That's what everybody tells Dale Moe these days. Don't let them beat you. But since her business has been burglarized three times in two weeks, it's not that easy. Moe, the owner of LET'S II, a hoagie and ice cream shop in the Indian Valley Shopping Center, is ready to call it quits. "I'm going to sell," she said earlier this week. "I don't give up, but I can't live like this. I lay awake all night thinking, 'Will they be in there tonight?' " Closing means more than losing her business.
March 26, 1989 |
From the back door of Naomi Hackman's house, the rolling farmland of the Franconia countryside stretches as far as the eye can see. While businesses and homes have popped up in the vicinity of Hackman's 19th-century house and barn, with a few minor exceptions the rear view has stayed the same in the 70 years she has lived there. But that may change. Directly behind Hackman's house, on 10 acres she and her husband once owned, the North Penn Area Regional Waste Management Commission has proposed building a trash-to-steam plant to serve 12 area communities.
January 3, 1991 |
Seven municipalities in eastern Montgomery County received a boost toward improving recreation when the county awarded them open-space grants totaling $153,850 last month. Lower Gwynedd, Whitpain, Norristown, Hatfield, Lower Pottsgrove, New Hanover and Franconia all applied for and received pledges ranging from $5,000 to $30,000. Lower Gwynedd Township will receive $20,000 to help acquire 77 acres near the village of Penllyn for a park. There are only sketchy plans for the park, but most likely it will include a walking, running and equestrian trail and some soccer fields and softball diamonds, according to Constance Lauffer, the township manager.
June 2, 2011
Hillside Farms' buffalo farm store is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 750 Cowpath Road, Telford, 215-723-8499, www.hillsidefarms.biz . Rising Sun Inn, open 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. brunch Saturday and Sunday, 898 Allentown Road, Franconia, 215-721-6350, www.risingsuninn.net . Yards Brewing Company's tasting room is open noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and...
June 15, 2004 |
They raised the roof yesterday in Franconia. Fifteen carpenters with strong backs and busy hands, aided by a crane operator, gave new life to the Indian Creek Mennonite School. The building on Route 113 was destroyed by a fire on April 7. Because the Mennonites don't believe in using property insurance, the early-morning fire that left only the charred walls and part of the roof standing was a total loss. Rebuilding costs had been estimated at $400,000. So the project benefited from the skills of the craftsmen, some of the many who have donated their labor since rebuilding began in mid-April, school leaders said yesterday.