Blogger Mike Shortall recaps what's happening with the former Willow Grove Naval Air Station.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Check out the top 10 highest star-rated restaurants according to Yelp.com. Do you agree or did your favorite get missed?
With the increase of online review websites like Yelp.com, anyone who is eating at a restaurant can be a food critic, praising food and service, or criticizing those same items. So what are your neighbors saying about the Willow Grove restaurants on Yelp.com? Here are the top 10 restaurants according to Yelp's highest-rated star ranking in Willow Grove: Do you agree with Yelp's top 10 list? Let us know in the comment section, or tell us your favorite area restaurant.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The organization GMO Free USA is urging people to organize boycotts of Kellogg's for, what it claims, its use of genetically-modified ingredients in products. Events are planned in Montgomery Township and Willow Grove.
A boycott of the Kellogg’s corporation by GMO Free USA comes in the way of a “Honk-N-Wave” on Saturday on the Route 202 Parkway trail, and another on Sunday in Willow Grove. The event is meant to raise awareness about genetically-modified ingredients in Kellogg’s products, according to its website. Protesters will rally from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the parkway trail near Giant in Montgomery Township. The second Honk-N-Wave is Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Walmart in Willow Grove. Sign up for the Willow Grove boycott at this link on Corporate Action Network. GMO gives suggestions for boycotters to urge Kellogg’s to go GMO free on its website.
Lots of great local finds on Etsy.com.
Wish you could shop local without leaving your couch? You're in luck. A number of local Willow Grove area artisans have items listed on Etsy.com. Items vary from original oil paintings, customized babie wipes case, handmade dog treats, a wide variety of antiques, and much more. Also on Etsy, are items about the former Willow Grove Park. See all the local artisans on Etsy here.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Upper Moreland Middle School, Little League, among March health inspection reports.
The Montgomery County Health Department in March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Upper Moreland. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Status of local runners still unclear.
Patch editors in Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusettes are covering the breaking story of the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Many have been reported injured and possibly killed in the wake of the incident. Authorities are still grappling with the investigation on the scene, but early reports indicate that explosive devices may have been set deliberately. Follow the unfolding story here on Back Bay Patch. Several area runners are in the day's race. At this point, the status of their welfare is unknown. Patch is reaching out via social media and contact information to reach two from Upper Moreland Township. John Heely, 49, of Willow Grove and Justin Fell, 39, of Willow Grove are listed as local runners on the …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Take a look back at a historic menu.
Did you ever eat at the Lakeside Cafe at Willow Grove Park? Susan M. Murphy submitted the menu to Bucks County History. It was then shared with Old Images of Montgomery County. The Facebook page is designed to share the memories of eras gone by, including those in the Upper and Lower Moreland areas. If you'd like to share your memories and photos, post to this page.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Commissioners said they will apply for a state grant and will be required to match funds if approved for new spray poles at Masons Mill Park.
The Upper Moreland commissioners authorized the township to apply for a state grant of up to $25,000 to repair and install new water spray poles at Masons Mill Park. Wednesday is the deadline to apply for the grant and commissioners indicated at their April board meeting that they will move forward in applying. Parks and Rec Director Pat Stasio said he received a verbal commitment that the project would cost between $45,000 to $50,000 to add two more poles, replace the current one and cover plumbing costs. If approved, the township will be required to match $20,000 to $25,000 in funding for the project. Do you think it's worth it to pay for new water spray poles? Stasio made a recommendation to the Parks and Rec Committee at a March …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Need a job? These local companies are currently looking to fill positions in their offices.
Finding a job these days can be extremely difficult, so Patch is trying to make things a little easier by compiling openings in the local area. Below are positions listed this past week. Click on the links for a full description. Service/Cooking Employees BurgerMonger, a "Fresh Casual Restaurant" specializing in 100% Pure Japanese Breed Beef, will open it's first Philadelphia area restaurant in early May. We are seeking highly motivated team members to staff both service and cooking positions. Landscape Foresperson Proficiency in planting work, plant knowledge, and hardscape work is required with a strong emphasis on Patio installation and retaining wall installation based on ICPI and NCMA standards. Natural stone work as well as paver and…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The highly debated topic of the Wawa construction and other developments in the community will be discussed at the Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Community Development Committee Chairman Joseph A. Lavalle will be the featured speaker at the open board meeting of the Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce. The public is invited to attend the meeting to learn what is happening in the community, in development and other activities. Lavalle chairs the Upper Moreland Township’s Community Development committee. He will update the audience with the latest details on community decelopment. The Board of Directors will also conduct its regular business at the meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club, 2295 Country Club Drive, just off Edgehill Road, in Huntingdon Valley, at noon. The meeting includes a gourmet lunch and is open to the public. Cost …