Bowl, see a movie, shoot pool and more in Oaks.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park, opened Friday in Oaks.
With 19,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, one of the largest in the country, Sky Zone in Oaks, which opened on Friday, March 22, offers something for kids of all ages. Within the facility, located at 122 Mill Rd, next to the Philadelphia Rock Gym, there's a large court for open jump, a fan pit, the Sky Slam, four dodgeball courts, and space for a kids court for the smaller jumpers. Jumpers are separated by height, so children under 40 inches stay in the kids court. In the large court, jumpers are also separated by height. Events Manager, Pat Dobslaw, told Patch that the facility is certified by the State of Pennsylvania for safety, with court monitors - the trampoline lifeguards - at each court and three at the large court. Besides open jump …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival makes its 2013 stop in Oaks.
If you purchase nothing else, stop by and at least have a wine slushie. d'marie, Inc. is just one of the 250 vendors, artists, chefs and crafters heading to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks this weekend. The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is making its 2013 stop this weekend. The show will run on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those ages 12 and under are admitted for free, andp parking is also free for the all indoor show. From woodworkers, to jewelers, tailors to chefs, there is a wide variety of "art" up for grabs throughout the weekend's show. Special demonstrations are scheduled throughout the weekend to show off such talents as jewelry making, pottery throwing and papermaking. …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Customize your burger your way at Cheeburger Cheeburger in Oaks.
The new hip place to be in the Spring-Ford area is in Oaks at the 50s-style burger joint, Cheeburger Cheeburger. Manager Wayne Eppinger said the restaurant opened on January 21, with a line of hungry customers waiting out the door. The burgers, made of black angus, never-frozen beef are served in six different sizes, including the pounder - a 20 ounce burger - and diners can choose between 9 cheeses, 35 free toppings, and specialty toppings to customize their burger to their favorite, or try something new each time. However, man can not live on cheeseburgers alone. Cheeburger Cheeburger also offers onion rings, french fries, salads, wraps, and much more. Eppinger told Patch that the onion rings and french fries are cut fresh daily. And, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
While pharmacies run short, the North Penn VNA serves communities in the Spring-Ford area.
As the nation's pharmacies start to run short on the proper flu vaccine, those in the Spring-Ford area have hope. According to an article in the Lansdale Reporter, the North Penn Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) has a bountiful supply of the vaccine and is offering them to the public. The zip codes of Schwenksville, which includes residents of Limerick Township, and Oaks are serviced by the North Penn VNA. "According to VNA spokesperson Theresa Humphreys, as of Wednesday morning the VNA still had 'several hundred flu shots available for the community,'" said the article. "Shots are free for adults who have Medicare as their primary health insurance. For everybody else, the shot costs $25, although an individual could potentially be …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Visitors were treated to the sights of exotic animals and tables featuring various pet novelties.
The expo center in Oaks played host to the Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo over the weekend, as visitors were treated to the sights of exotic animals and tables featuring various pet novelties. Patch photographer Kristen McMaster spent her Saturday taking in all of the sights and sounds, so if you were unable to make your way to Oaks, Patch has you covered. Check out our gallery, which features tigers, lizards, snakes, dogs, cats and much, much more. As always, if you have photos of your own, feel free to add them by hitting the upload button!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Army veteran; longtime Bethel UMC member; Jan. 7
James D. Hetrick, Sr., husband of Kaye A. (Shantz) Hetrick, of Spring City, PA died early Monday morning, January 7th, 2013 in the Paoli Hospital, Paoli, PA. Born in West Buffalo Township, Union County, PA, he was a son of the late Robert F. Hetrick and Mary (Metz) Hetrick. A veteran, Mr. Hetrick served for the U.S. Army. He worked for the Synthane - Taylor Company in Oaks, PA for over 25 years, then General Tech Plastic Company in Lionville and more recently the Greene Tweed Manufacturing Company in Kulpsville, PA. He was a long term member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Spring City. He enjoyed bringing his car to car shows and was a member of the former Spring City Veterans Center VFW and a life member of the Friendship …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
An interview with Spring-Ford High School Principal Pat Nugent on the decision to hold this year's prom in Drexel Hill.
One year ago, Spring-Ford High School students, faculty and administrators were getting ready for the 2010-12 prom, held at the Valley Forge Convention Center. Little did they know that it would be the last time the prom would be held at the close-by location. On the night of prom last year, Principal Pat Nugent said the school found out its fate. "We were really put in a bad spot," Nugent said. "We found out with less than a year to really find a new place. And we weren’t the only ones. I bet you there were four proms per weekend at that convention center. When we were there, there was at least one other school there." Nugent said he really didn’t like that aspect of the convention center, despite its convenience, especially with 900 …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Board also discusses 2012 public works budget
The Limerick Township Board of Supervisors heard preliminary plans at Tuesday night's meeting for a new soccer and lacrosse facility located on Airport Road. Gabe Betancourt, owner of The Far Post in Oaks, owns a property near the Limerick Airport and is in the beginning stages of planning for three outdoor fields and a building with two indoor fields at the location. Betancourt and Nick Feola, representing Bursich Associates, presented the preliminary plan to the board and told the supervisors there would be several zoning relief requests as the plan is developed. The board was generally positive toward the project, suggesting that Betancourt work with the owner of Limerick Airport to develop the edges of the property along Peters Road. …