January 9, 2016
Special Events Art & Architecture Tour Tour focusing on the Center's architecture & the artwork on display. Sat. 10:30 am. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. Annual Model Railroad Open House Interactive train installations, Thomas the Tank Engine, scavenger hunt & more. Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club, 400 S. Main St., Phoenixville. www.svmrrc.com . Closes 1/24. Flint Knapping & Tool Making Demonstration A demonstration of the technique Native Americans used to turn stones into tools.
June 24, 2013 |
After I finished the New Jersey Marathon on May 5, I had a plan for race recovery: Do absolutely nothing fitness-related for two weeks, and then run and hike the trails in and around Anchorage, Alaska, where I spent the last week of May. That didn't quite happen. The reason: peroneal tendinitis in my left foot. The exact cause for this injury has been hotly debated between me and a doctor, who seems to think that running is bad for you (also: no longer my doctor), running gurus on Twitter, and a running-store owner.
July 17, 2012 |
Three Montgomery County legislators have written an amendment to the state's gaming law that would set aside the county's share of casino revenue for park improvements and to help victims of abuse. House Bill 2552 would alter the state gaming act, passed in 2004, to change the way the county's 2 percent share is siphoned off and then used by the county. Under current law, the county's cut from the Valley Forge Resort and Casino goes directly to the Commonwealth Financing Authority, where it is doled out for local tax-supported building, water-supply, and wastewater projects.
May 2, 2012 |
Over the next 18 months, landscape contractors will replace 3,400 trees lost to development in recent decades in Norristown and four other municipalities in the Philadelphia suburbs. The $2.2 million effort is intended to help manage storm-water runoff, revitalize neighborhoods, and improve air and water quality, according to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, a partner in the project with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Warminster and New Hope, in Bucks County, and Chester and Millbourne, in Delaware County, will also receive trees.
April 27, 2012 |
For gardeners and other plant-lovers, here's a sampling of regional events: " 20th Annual Benefit Plant Sale Camellia, mangolia & rhododendron sale. University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, 531 S. College Ave., Newark. 4/27. " 47th Annual Plant Sale Hanging baskets, herbs, flowers, grasses & more. Benefits area beautification projects. Genesis HealthCare Corp., 101 E. State St., Kennett Square. 4/28. 8 am-4 pm. " 7th Annual Earth Day Pinelands Native Plant Sale Cultivated trees, shrubs, and native Pinelands flowers for purchase.
February 24, 2011 |
No foul play is suspected in the case of human remains found Monday by a teacher in Norristown Farm Park, a Montgomery County prosecutor said Wednesday. First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said that the results of an autopsy were pending but that the remains were believed to be those of a local man. "It's going to take some time, simply," Steele said. He declined to release any more information. The remains were found by Matt Hartzell of Pottsgrove, who was looking for deer antlers.
June 27, 2009 |
Gloria Sandra Feldscher, 77, of Plymouth Meeting, an animal-rights activist, died June 18 at Taylor Hospice in Ridley Park after a two-year battle with primary lateral sclerosis, a progressive disease of the nervous system.. A Philadelphia native, Mrs. Feldscher grew up in the Oxford Circle section of the city. She graduated from Olney High School in 1951 and married Ed Cohen in 1955. For many years, she was a homemaker. The couple moved to Plymouth Meeting in 1973. Though they divorced in 1993, Mrs. Feldscher stayed in Plymouth Meeting.