Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) was given the 2013 ACT award.
Greater Valley Forge is thankful for the work she does, and the organization wanted her to know it. GVF's Executive Director Rob Henry and Assistant Director Maureen Farrell presented U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz (PA-13) with the 2013 ACT "Legislator of the Year" award for "her work in Congress to support transit funding, commuter benefits and infrastructure initiatives in Pennsylvania," according to a recent release from GVF's Carissa Bobenchik. The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) is a national organization, said Bobenchik, that "works to expand options for commuters and last week marked its seventh annual Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C." "As GVF advocates and promotes a viable transportation network for …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
A followup to the local franchise operator's successful 2011 campaign.
On March 4, we found out the Royersford Chick-fil-A received the highest honor from the company at an annual awards banquet in Florida. So, we caught up with local franchise operator Jaret Mitchell, who received the award for the store to find out what it took to achieve the big goal. Mitchell took some time to chat with Editor Kevin Haslam in a special Q&A. LRSC Patch: How does one go about receiving this honor? What did you do? What steps did you take? Jaret Mitchell: Well, what it is, the Symbol of Success is Chick-fil-A's highest award. It's changing, it's not going to be next year. But, what it is, is any store that does a 17-percent sales increase gets the award. That's how that works. We actually decided at the end of last year. We …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
GlaxoSmithKline Invites Philadelphia Area and City of Camden Healthcare Nonprofits to Apply for $40,000 IMPACT Awards (Up to Ten Nonprofits Providing Access to Healthcare Can Receive $40,000 Each in Funds – Application Deadline March 28, 2012)
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The following was sent in by Amanda Walsh, Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. Philadelphia (March 2012) – The GlaxoSmithKline 16th Annual IMPACT Awards recognize community-based nonprofits that provide access to healthcare for the underserved. Up to ten organizations in the Pennsylvania counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia and in the City of Camden, N.J., will be awarded $40,000 each. The awards are bestowed upon winning organizations for success and achievements in their current, overall work – not just new or specific initiatives. Applications will be accepted through March 28, 2012, 4:00 p.m. EDT. Every year the…
Friday, February 10, 2012
The boys basketball team accepted the Yogi Strom Sportsmanship Award on Monday night.
The following information was submitted to Patch by a reader: On Feb. 6, the Pottstown Chapter of the PIAA Basketball Officials held its Annual Year-End Banquet at Kimberton Golf Club. Chapter President Joe Gaffey introduced guest speaker NBA referee Steve Javie. The Winner of the The Earl "Yogi" Strom Sportsmanship Award was also presented and went to Spring-Ford High School for the second consecutive year. The annual sportsmanship award, which started in 1995, is presented to an area school in honor of Earl "Yogi" Strom. Yogi, a 1945 graduate of Pottstown High School, was a member of the Pottstown Chapter of PIAA Officials and a high school official for nine years before moving on to the college level and then the NBA. He was elected to …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Some news from the web.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, November 25, 2011
The following excerpt is from The Pottstown Mercury. LIMERICK — It's not every day a local police department is singled out for good performance by a local citizen, but that happened earlier this month when Mike Smith of Royersford recently presented Limerick Township Police with a Department of the Year Award... For the full story, click here.
Friday, June 24, 2011
A Montgomery County Community College professor was recognized and honored in May.
With hugs and a standing ovation, Dr. Ann Marie Donohue, assistant professor of psychology, received the 2011 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award during Montgomery County Community College’s commencement ceremony in May. “What means most to me is the confirmation that my work — as an educator and on behalf of our students who are veterans — is valued as a contribution to the college,” Donohue said in an email interview. “Of special importance to me is acknowledgement of my efforts on behalf of military veterans, because it affirms that they are valued and respected for their service to our country and as members of the college community.” Donohue is dedicated to the reintegration of military veterans into civilian society, according to a…