Saturday, December 1, 2012
Space agency works to debunk popular theory about Mayan calendar, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Rumors about the ancient Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world in December 2012 have floated around the Internet and in the media for years, even resulting in a blockbuster disaster film a few years ago. But NASA, the U.S. space agency, is full of really smart people who say that we can relax. It's a bunch of nonsense. Watch the video to learn more.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Check out photos from the four day event!
The annual Philadelphia Folk Fest -- which turned 51 this year -- came to a close on Sunday. This year's four-day event offered tons of great food, plenty of people hocking their wares, and saw performances from variety of musicians. Check out our photo gallery of the sights and people from this year's festivities.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Another holiday edition of 5 things. Two days in a row? Might be a record!
So, it's time again to ring in a new year. It feels just like yesterday a gangload of Patches opened up in the area. Now, with a year under our belts, we ring in a New Year and hope to continue to be your favorite source for news, community notes and so much more. As we ring in the New Year, let's explore five things you may not have known about 2012... 1. A unique year - 2012 will be a leap year. 2. President - The Presidential election is in 2012, as well, and according to the Washington Post, the primarily democratic state of Pennsylvania may be harder to win for the Obama campaign than in years past. 3. Cooperatives - Accoring to Wikipedia, "the United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Board also announces receipt of two grants
The Limerick Board of Supervisors passed the 2012 township budget by a vote of 3-2 at Tuesday night's final board meeting of the year. Board chairman Thomas Neafcy and supervisor Kenneth Sperring voted "no" on the budget, while Supervisors Joseph St. Pedro, Kara Shuler and Elaine DeWan voted "yes". Resolutions raising the millage rate and the sewer rate also passed 3-2 with Sperring and Neafcy voting "no." As reported in November, the increase will raise the millage rate about 20-percent, from 1.213 to 1.516 mills. On a home assessed at the township's median value of $145,000, that rate will increase from about $176 per year to $220 per year. Neafcy said after the meeting that he voted against the resolutions because he opposes the tax …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
A recap of Tuesday night's Borough Council meeting in Royersford.
The Royersford Borough Council met for a regular meeting on Tuesday night at Borough Hall to discuss the 2012 budget, building repairs and to approve a new ordinance on dangerous structures. Planning Commission Chairman Paul Chrisman was also appointed to the council's empty seat. During councilman John Kring's presentation of the finance committee, the 2012 budget was discussed. Kring's main concern was the capital reserve fund. With the open space project pending and grant money available, Kring said that $177,000 would have to come out of the capital reserve fund. He also noted that there is $657,000 of wastewater treatment plant money set aside, which was collected through interested parties "buying into" the current sewer system. The …