Monday, February 4, 2013
The Main Street fixture will be shutting its doors after several decades of service to the Royersford community.
Lebow Furniture, a mainstay of Royersford's local business community, will be closing its doors after 63 years. The store was started in 1949 by Chick and Adele Lebow and is currently run by president Roger Lebow and vice president Susan Lebow Moran. The business has always been family-owned and operated and currently has a staff of 30 employees. Lebow and Moran advised their business contacts in an e-mail today that while they will be closing, they will remain open for some time as they gradually reduce their inventory. The store will only be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Moran told Patch in a phone call that they had just informed the employees of the closure today, February 4. Lebow said in the e-mail that he and Moran "have …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Appeal decisions were made today and Sacred Heart did not make the cut.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The following clip comes from The Pottstown Mercury: PHILADELPHIA -- The appeal Sacred Heart School in Royersford filed with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has failed. In a morning press conference, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput announced the results of 24 appeals made by schools. Eighteen of the proposals of the Blue Ribbon Review Committee were altered, but Sacred Heart was not on that list. The school remains on the list to close, along with St. Eleanor School in Collegeville. The two are slated to merge into a new school at the St. Eleanor site. For the full story, go here (http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120217/NEWS01/120219546/1006/-very-sad-day-at-sacred-heart-as-appeal-fails&pager=full_story).
Sunday, January 8, 2012
A look back at the top stories of the week.
Happy New Year to everyone in Patchland! We hope you enjoyed some relaxation and plenty of time with your loved ones. The first week of 2012 was filled with local reorganization at both Limerick and Spring City town meetings. A new president was appointed to the board of supervisors in Limerick, while Spring City decided to retain its current one. In other news, we heard about the closing of a local grocery store, as well as the sad news that Sacred Heart would merge with St. Eleanor. Did you miss something this week? Here are our top 12 stories:
Friday, January 6, 2012
School will merge with St. Eleanor's in Collegeville.
UPDATED 1/6/11 @ 4:20 p.m. According to the full report from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at www.faithinthefuture.com, Sacred Heart Elementary in Royersford will be closing and sending its enrollment of 189 students to St. Eleanor in Collegeville. The website states: Currently there are 156 elementary and/or regional schools. Approximately 40 to 45 of them cannot be sustained, burdened by serious annual operating deficits often in parishes with heavy accumulated debts. Most of those schools have small enrollments and do not offer the key elements of a 21st century curriculum. A detailed review of these challenged schools reveals 34 schools have enrollments fewer than 200 and of these, 14 have fewer than 150. Eleven other schools across …