April 3, 2015 |
On Easter Sunday, after the sugar crash from too much candy, dinner traditionally revolves around a big, glossy ham. It may look picture-perfect as a holiday centerpiece, but if that ham came from the supermarket, its origin story is probably not so pretty. Luckily, there are options in locally produced hams with backstories you can feel good about. Ember Crivellaro, who runs Country Time Farm in Berks County with her husband, Paul, wants those who buy her hams to know what kind of life the pigs had. Because pictures speak louder than words, she carries a small collection of photographs in her wallet.
March 5, 2015 |
Most anniversary tours are superfluous victory laps, brandishing a faded brass ring once seized and sometimes lost. But on Monday night, when Juliana Hatfield took the stage of the Boot & Saddle on the first of a two-night stand, to perform her 1993 album Become What You Are , it felt like something both more profound and less complicated, not a triumphant boast but a simple statement: I'm still here . Or rather We , since the tour...
February 16, 2015 |
| Lola Figueroa Clark doesn't have her advanced degree in marketing yet. But at 8 years old, the Mount Airy third grader already knows why construction toy manufacturers like K'nex Brands L.L.C. in Hatfield become so frustrated when marketing to girls. "Boys and girls both like" construction toys, Lola said. "But if you want to look for them in the toy stores, you have to look in the boys' section. " The result? In the growing $1.8 billion building and construction toy market, nearly half the potential buyers (i.e., girls)
June 30, 2014 |
For decades farmers have tended the land on the Bishop Tract in Hatfield Township, open space since it was sold by a land speculator 271 years ago. The acres along Orvilla Road in Montgomery County produced fruits and vegetables. An old silo and farmhouse still stand. But Keystone Fellowship Montgomeryville, a growing church in Montgomery Township, has plans for the property that would transform the 43-acre landscape. It is a potential change that worries some residents and township officials.
May 16, 2014 |
AFTER A VIDEO leaked of Solange Knowles punching and kicking Jay Z as if they were in a steel-cage match, the first round of rumors claimed that Solange was mad because her sister's hubby hadn't done more to help her recording career. The second round of rumors, however, better explained the reason Beyonce stood like a wax figure during the bout and later rode off with Solange instead of Jay. Seems Solange was sticking up for her big sister. Seems Solange thought Jay Z was paying a little too much attention to designer Rachel Roy at the Met Gala.
November 14, 2013 |
Mark Huzzard knocked on the door of the Hatfield trailer around 3 a.m. Tuesday. "Sheriff's Department," he said firmly. Huzzard, a 41-year-old Montgomery County deputy, was easy to hear on the quiet, dark street. After a few seconds, the door opened, and he and other officers entered. Inside the trailer, a muffled conversation ensued. "I know how much I owe," a woman protested loudly. Then the door opened again, and the deputies led Kathleen Johns, clad in sweatpants, a sweatshirt, and handcuffs, to a waiting van. Johns, 54, the mother of two adult children, owes $20,000 in long-delinquent child-support payments.
November 4, 2013 |
HOLLYWOOD - Sometimes, even an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a TV drama series, an impressive list of directorial credits, and a home in Hollywood aren't enough. At least apparently not when you have an entrepreneurial itch, as did actress/director Melanie Mayron, a Philadelphia native best known for her role in the late-1980s television hit thirtysomething . She has scratched that itch, forming Mayron's Goods, a natural and organic skin-care products company with a decidedly local and personal connection: The Hatfield chemist behind the formulations is her father.
April 7, 2013
A Hatfield Township man was charged with drug possession and related offenses after he allegedly sold heroin to police. Harley Duval, 19, was allegedly involved in two heroin deals last month with Lansdale police. He was being investigated by Lansdale officers with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Drug Task Force. He was arrested Thursday. Police said he also was in possession of four hypodermic needles, glassine bags, a glass pipe, and two bags of heroin. Duval was arraigned before District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser of Souderton.
April 2, 2013
The Broadview Group L.L.C. , doing business as Broadview Staffing Services , 1528 Walnut St., Site 1720, Philadelphia; Chapter 7; no schedules available. Jensen Movers & Storage Inc. , 11 Church Rd., Hatfield; Chapter 11; no schedules available. PJ's Pub and Grille L.L.C. , 2301 Route 50, Mays Landing; Chapter 7; no schedules available. SOURCES: The Legal Intelligencer, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
March 28, 2013 |
One of the leaders of a Montgomery County methamphetamine trafficking ring was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in state prison and 15 years on probation. Francesco "Frank" Messina, 44, pleaded guilty in November to corruption, conspiracy, and selling methamphetamine to undercover officers. He was one of 32 people arrested in what Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman called "a family affair ... consisting of distributors, users, and pushers. " During raids in February 2012, local police, county detectives, and federal drug-enforcement agents seized drugs, paraphernalia, and weapons from Messina's auto-body shop in Lansdale.