Sunday, May 19, 2013
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis.
Want to learn to play the fastest growing sport in the US? A free learn and play event will teach the game of Pickleball, a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The learn and play event will be held on Saturday, May 25. Games will be set up and instruction will be available to those new to the sport. Learn more about this event here.
A list of eight best-paying summer jobs. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
It isn't always easy, but if you have the right tools in your hand, you can find a decent seasonal job. Those looking for some summer work are in lucky. Patch has the perfect tool, and of course information, to help you land that sweet summer gig. The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By David Schepp Getting a summer job is a rite of passage for many young people. In addition to earning wages to help pay for tuition or make car payments, it's where many first-time employees learn the fundamentals of work -- showing up on time, teamwork, communicating effectively, managing workloads and more. But summer jobs can also be fun, giving teenagers an opportunity to bond and hang out with a group of people beyond their schools and …
Free, June1 event to include guided hikes, conservation and health programs, and educational clinics.
Valley Forge National Historical Park will host a Trails Fair in celebration of American Hiking Society’s 21st annual National Trails Day. The event will be held at the Betzwood Picnic Area from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 1. This annual event is a long-standing celebration of America's magnificent trail systems and its countless supporters and volunteers. National Trails Day is celebrated in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. This special day is an open invitation to all Americans to get outside and connect with local hiking clubs, community groups, and state and national parks. Free programs at Valley Forge will include guided hikes focusing on nature and history. Environmental organizations and conservation, health, and trails groups will …
Eric Savage left the VW/Audi world to work on MINIs and BMWs in Manayunk.
Check out a few stories you may have missed on Upper Moreland Patch.
Terrance Malik Anderson is facing charges for allegedly attempting to sell heroin during a foiled drug deal in Hatboro. The Upper Moreland School District recently held its 13th annual art show; one teacher said the show stresses the importance of keeping the arts in the district. Homes in Upper Moreland, Abington, Upper Dublin and other municipalities were burglarized between November 2008 and October 2010. The abolitionist looks to bring an 'in-your-face' performance to the township building The special action meeting will discuss funding for the Upper Moreland Middle School Renovation Project, among other board matters.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Historical Society of Montgomery County’s annual Memorial Day Observance will take place on May 25.
The public is invited to the annual Memorial Day Observance, taking place at the historic Montgomery Cemetery, located at One Hartranft Ave. in West Norriton. The Montgomery County Historical Society organizes the annual observance, which will begin at 11 a.m. The event will feature wreath lying, military reenactors, as well as other ceremonial observances. After the ceremony, light refreshments will be served at around 1 p.m. Other activities of the Memorial Day observance will include walking to certain gravesites. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors should meet at the Aderman Gatehouse at the cemetery by 11 a.m. As listed in the Norristown Patch directory, Montgomery Cemetery is a historic formal garden-type cemetery …
Stormy weather, Dorney Park fireworks and police officer who shot bystander testifies also make headlines.
Prince Harry, on a U.S. tour, spent about 15 minutes on the lot of a Radnor family's summer home in Mantoloking, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Several people standing outside of the Square One Exxon market on W. Broad Street in Bethlehem saw something in the sky that was difficult to explain. It was March 3 at about 8:50 p.m. and the witnesses were looking toward South Mountain when they spotted about 100 objects floating west to east, according to Dan Medleycott, a senior field investigator and a state section director for the Mutual UFO Network in Pennsylvania. 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…
Former Quarterback Donovan McNabb announced this week that he is going to retire as a Philadelphia Eagle.
With the Philadelphia Eagles in mini-camp this week, a lot has been discussed about the team's quarterbacks. Who will emerge as the starter among Michael Vick, Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley. But then another quarterback's name entered the picture. And while he's not fighting for a roster spot, he's gunning for a legacy in Philadelphia Eagles history. Donovan McNabb announced this week his intentions to retire as a Philadelphia Eagle. And the team is planning a ceremony that will enable McNabb to be honored with Coach Andy Reid and his new team the Kansas City Chiefs in town. Ah, No. 5 and Big Red. Those were the days... And don't you miss those days? Maybe we took it for granted that McNabb put the Birds in playoff position every year…
Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi started The Hamels Foundation to support area schools and help build a future for children in Malawi, Africa.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. After winning the World Series in 2008, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi founded The Hamels Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting education in the United States and establishing a school in Malawi, Africa. Patch caught up with the foundation to find out what inspired its start and how its been able to help those in need. Patch: What’s the biggest challenge you’ve taken on? The Hamels Foundation: The Hamels Foundation has a dual purpose to provide support for quality …
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Are you looking for lawn services? Check the Upper Moreland directory here for listings, such as: Eagle's Lair Lawn Service & Absolute Organic Lawn Care Ballard's Landscaping Bill Johnston Landscape Company Galbally Landscaping Modern Landscapes This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.