Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This year's event will be in August.
JR Bach, an organizer of the yearly National Night Out event in Royersford, came before Royersford Borough Council on Tuesday night to formally request permission to hold the event again this year. Bach said this year's event is planned from Tuesday night, August 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will once again be held on Washington Avenue, but this year it's being extended to the 400 block, in addition to the 300 block. "This year, we're working with the Royersford Church of the Nazarene. We also need more space because we're getting bigger," Bach said. Washington Avenue will be closed from about 2:30 p.m. that day (so set-up can begin early) until just after the event ends at 8:30 p.m. Council voted to approve the request.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Large turnout pleases organizers
The 300 block of Washington Street was the busiest part of Royersford on Tuesday night as neighbors gathered for National Night Out. Many local businesses had tents and tables set up along the block to talk to their neighbors and give items away. Quite a few tables had free food and drinks donated by local businesses. The Royersford Police Department was handing out bike helmets and locks donated by local businesses, as well as giving out child identification kits. Several people estimated the crowd to be about a thousand people, said organizer JR Bach on Patch's Facebook page. Bach was extremely pleased by the turnout, which he said far surpassed last year's attendance. "We had no idea there would be this many people," Bach said. If …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
An ordinance regarding animal keeping is still being worked on by council and committees.
Spring City Borough Council once again discussed an ordinance during Monday's meeting that will regulate the number and types of animals that can be kept in homes and on properties in the borough. Council talked about the ordinance at last month's meeting. Spring City resident Margaret Hughes has been before council on a few occasions to outline issues she has with a neighbor who has animals. Councilman Gene Sweeney expressed concerns that limiting "all animals", without specifying which animals, would make it illegal to own multiple "goldfish or guppies or hamsters." "I have a problem with it being all pets," Sweeney said. Several other council members agreed. Councilman Michael Hays reiterated that he feels residents should be allowed to…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Two local events happening on Tuesday, August 7
National Night Out, a community event to promote crime prevention, police-community partnerships and neighborhood spirit will happen in both Royersford and Spring City on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Royersford's event will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. near First United Church of Christ in Royersford, on Washington Street between Third and Fourth Avenue. According to their Facebook page, Royersford's event will have food, games, entertainment, raffles and prizes. Many local businesses are sponsoring National Night Out by donating food and items for prizes or raffles. Local first responders and other emergency personnel will also be participating in the event. Spring City's event, sponsored by the Spring City Lions Club, will be held …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Event set for August 7, 2012
Spring City will participate in this year's National Night Out on August 7, 2012, after the Spring City Borough Council approved a proclamation to that effect at its meeting Monday night. The event will run from 5:00-8:00pm at the Brown Street Park. Dubbed "America's Night Out Against Crime," National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is an event to promote "neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships," according to the official NNO website. Councilman James Burns said that Spring City Lions Club is the local sponsor, and that the Spring City Masonic Lodge will be helping to provide free child identification kits. The kits offer identification, fingerprints, and a DNA sample kit for parents. …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The August event will be held on 4th and Washington
National Night Out co-chair J.R. Bach was at the April 24 Royersford Borough Council meeting to request road closures for the annual event, which will be the third year for the borough of Royersford. "As a church, we are again taking part in the annual National Night Out event, which is held the first Tuesday of August every year," he explained. National Night Out is a nationwide community awareness day, encouraging citizens to do the right thing when it comes to crime and drugs. Nationally, the event will be in its 29th year. Locally, this year's event will be August 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Bach indicated setup would begin at 2:30 p.m. He requested road closures on Washington Street from 3rd to 4th Avenue. Bach said he is also requesting roads…
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Missed some news this week? Here's your weekly recap.
This week marked National Night Out across the nation, and specifically in Royersford and Spring City. Patch was involved in the crime and drug awareness extravaganza and also had the coverage. Local government made some moves, as well, with a Limerick Board of Supervisors meeting and Parks and Recreation meeting unveiling a few plans for the future. Spring City Borough Council also met and is getting closer to the hiring of a new police chief. Kiwi Frozen Yogurt was robbed at gunpoint in Upper Providence, but the suspect was arrested on Friday. We also warned travelers of a complete shutdown of the Pennsylvania Turnpike early this morning. Check out these stories from the week in case you missed them:
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The fourth annual National Night Out was held Tuesday night at Brown Street Neighborhood Park in Spring City.
The fourth annual National Night Out was held Tuesday night at Brown Street Neighborhood Park in Spring City. Sponsored locally by the Spring City Lions Club, in cooperation with Target, the national sponsor, National Night Out is a community event that takes place in communities across the country that raises awareness toward the prevention of crime and drugs, as well as gives neighbors a chance to get together and meet. Every year, a certain number of communities are chosen as award recipients for extraordinary efforts toward National Night Out. Last year, out of 5,000 communities, Spring City was one of only 20 communities to win that award. State Senator Andy Dinniman made an appearance this year and really enjoyed the turnout that …
Royersford residents, business owners and church-goers alike enjoyed a day on Washington Street to celebrate crime awareness.
Royersford's second annual National Night Out ran from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday night on Washington Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. As the sun beat down in the late afternoon and early evening, dozens of volunteers, businesses and church administraters helped to set up the "block party." The major goal was to turn it into an event that got the community out in the streets and to drive crime out of Royersford. National Night Out is a nationwide initiative that started in 1984 and has expanded leaps and bounds to what it is today. For more on the national outing, click here. A big part of the event was all of the games and activities for kids, including a puppet show, ladder ball toss and even a dunk tank, which wielded various members of the…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Spring City met for its monthly borough council meeting, but still have some things to do in terms of the police chief position.
The Spring City Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday night. The roughly one-hour meeting concluded with a quick report from councilor Donald Shaner concerning the search for a new police chief. Shaner thanked councilor Thomas Kratz and borough administrator Dennis Rittenhouse for their help in the search. The trio placed an ad in The Daily Local News in West Chester, and according to Shaner, received resumes from 28 people. Applicants were from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland and Florida. Shaner quickly moved through his presentation, saying the applicants were interviewed and narrowed down. He said the committee selected a candidate that was the best choice and requested an executive session…