Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Local family returns home injury-free, but shaken.
After explosions occurred at the Boston Marathon many were afraid. Carol Wilson, of Huntingdon Valley, was anxious to return home to her children. According to 6ABC, Wilson did return home safely with her family after Monday's tragic events. After racing in her first marathon, she was happy to stay home Tuesday with her 15-year-old daughter Olivia and son, Richard, 10. To read her account of the day's events, visit the 6ABC full story here.
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 Lower Moreland Township. Karen M. Stevenson, 50, of Huntingdon Valley and Carol Wilson, 49, of Huntingdon Valley are both listed as …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to honor life savers.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, April 14
Communities across the U.S. will recognize those who help save lives in times ofpersonal or national crisis during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (NPSTW), April 14–20. NPSTW gives Americans the opportunity to thank 9-1-1 calltakers, dispatchers, technicians whomaintain radio and emergency phone systems, communications staff trainers, supervisors andmanagers, and other telecommunications staff across the country who work hard every day toprotect our communities. “NPSTW is a way for us to recognize public safety telecommunicators for performing mission criticaltasks behind the scenes to support police, fire and emergency medical personnel,” said Terry Hall, president of APCO International. The general public can honor their …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Projects may be suggested for winners of this annual planning and design award.
Wednesday, April 10
The Montgomery County Planning Commission is seeking project nominations for its 2013 Montgomery Awards. This annual program recognizes the best in planning and design in Montgomery County, and acknowledges the high quality work and commitment of communities, organizations, and professionals. All nominations must be submitted by May 17. Eligibility, award criteria, and an online entry form are available online at www.montcopa.org/MontgomeryAwards. In 2013 the program categories were expanded, providing a greater opportunity to recognize diverse projects in the county. The categories include land development projects that promote excellence in design and planning; revitalization projects that contribute to the revitalization of a community …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Is your New Year's resolution to de-stress already stressing you out? Here are some tips to help you unwind.
The New Year will bring lots of New Year's resolutions and the stress of keeping them up along with it. Dr. Megan Hood, a clinical psychologist with an expertise in stress management at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, said trying to attain a more stress-free existence is a pretty popular goal around the holidays and the new year. But staying away from stress is not as simple as making a New Year’s Eve wish. “That tends to be a common goal, a nice broad goal,” Hood said. “But it also tends to be challenging.” Still, Hood has some tips to keep stress at bay. TELL US: How do you de-stress? Share your tips with us.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Roster movements for Phillies, possible new coach for Eagles and maybe Andrew Bynum return for Sixers could spark rebound.
Rebounding, not rebuilding. That is hopefully the mindset of the owners of our four Philadelphia sports franchises as their teams head into 2013. First off, who knows when the NHL will return to play any games this year, but if so, the Philadelphia Flyers will make their usualy Stanley Cup run. The Philadelphia 76ers have fought hard so far this year, sparked by the young shooters Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner. But in order to get into the playoffs and maybe over the hump, getting center Andrew Bynum on board -- even for a month or so -- just might be enough to turn this team into an elite contender. Look what Moses Malone once did. Imagine a healthy Bynum marking his territory in the middle of the floor? The Philadelphia Eagles will end …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Shapiro: $413.8 million budget is 'an honest game of chess, not cheating at checkers.'
Montgomery County officials on Thursday unveiled a proposed $413.8 million county budget for 2013 that includes no increase in county real estate taxes and sets aside $2.5 million to begin replenishing the county's depleted cash reserves. Board of Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro called the budget "honest" while county CFO Uri Monson characterized it as a "first step" toward solving the county's fiscal woes, which have drained the county's reserves and led to downgrades from credit rating authorities. Shapiro said the $2.5 million allocation to the reserves was "a serious down payment on the future." "When our predecessors took office, their reserve fund stood at $100 million," Shapiro said. "When we took office it was a mere $20 …