Monday, April 8, 2013
The former Spring City resident shared his Holocaust story with others through a survivors' group.
Monday, April 8
Anthony J. Bielski, age 88, husband of the late Irene D. (Winters) Bielski, of Collegeville, PA, formerly of Spring City, PA died late Sunday evening, April 7, 2013 in the home of his daughter in Collegeville. Born in Poland, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stanislaus Bielski. He attended school in Poland, and was also a member of the Polish Underground Army during World War II. He also spent time training German Shepherd dogs with the United States Army in Europe. Mr. Bielski came to live in America in 1957. He worked at the Philadelphia Gear Company in King of Prussia for many years as a machinist. He was a member of the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Spring City. More recently, he attended St. Eleanors R.C. Church …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Here are a few events taking place in the Limerick, Spring City and Royersford area this week.
$5 a Bag Book Sale: Royersford Free Libary holds its April used book sale all day Monday at $5 a bag for most items. Industrial Revolution Lecture at the VFW: Gene Pisasale, a writer for The Daily Local and published author from Downingtown, will discuss Wednesday night at the VFW in Royersford the Industrial Revolution in the Philadelphia area with his presentation "Frick's Lock to Du Pont: How the Industrial Revolution Saved America." Collegeville Fire Co. Chicken Barbecue: Support the Collegeville Fire Co. on E. Fifth Avenue Saturday afternoon with its chicken barbecue event. Tickets are $9.75 for eat-in or take out. Be sure to add your event to the calendar at limerick.patch.com/events/new.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A call regarding an unresponsive person ended in a struggle between the subject and police officers, according to a press release.
Spring City Police have charged a local resident with aggravated assault, assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, public drunkeness and disorderly conduct following an altercation Tuesday. Police say Dean Roeseler, Jr., of Buckwalter Road, Spring City, was lying unresponsive on the sidewalk and yard of a home on Wall Street. When an ambulance crew and police arrived, the report says, they tried to rouse Roeseler from unconsciousness. Roeseler allegedly became physically combative with police and emergency responders and had to be forcibly subdued, police said. Once cuffed, police say he continued to struggle. Spring City Police Chief Anthony Kuklinski sustained an injury to his hand, according to a report, which resulted in the…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Two local students volunteered for charitable organizations during their vacation.
Alternative Spring Break trips are popular at many colleges. Students spend their vacations working in the US or in other countries, donating time to charitable organizations. Two local alumni did just that on their Spring Break recently. Joseph Ferrara, Providence College Joseph Ferrara, a resident of Spring City, PA and a member of the class of 2014 at Providence College, recently spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity as part of the College's Alternative Spring Break 2013 program. Ferrara was among more than 230 Providence College students who volunteered to spend their spring break working at Habitat home sites in 16 locations in the United States. They participated through the Habitat campus chapter at Providence College, …
Friday, March 22, 2013
All three municipalities, and some other organzations, are having their annual Easter Egg hunts either this weekend or next!
It's Easter Egg hunt time! Limerick Township, Royersford Borough and Spring City Borough are all having their official Easter Egg hunts on Saturday, and there are several other hunts in the area too! Pick a spot, and go search out some eggs! Limerick Township Royersford Royersford Borough's Easter Egg Hunt will be at Victory Park on March 23 at 10 a.m. The hunt is for ages 1-10. (Raindate March 24 at 2PM) Spring City If you know of any other Easter egg hunts, list them in the comments below. Did you attend any of these events? Click the "Upload Pictures" button to share your shots!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The local thrift and home furnishing in Spring City offers a wide variety of unique finds.
It's a thrift store. You might not imagine the treasures it holds inside. But, for Debbie Bechtel, who has worked at the Spring City Liberty Thrift and Home Furnishings store for its five years of operation, she's seen a lot come and go through the store. What's the most expensive item today? As of Friday morning, that would have to be the "gorgeous" bed set displayed in the front window. For $500, the entire set, including a cleaned mattress and box springs, black metallic bed frame and delicate pink bedspread, currently holds the "title" for the store's highest price tag. "I wish I could just take it home with me," said Bechtel. "It is just lovely." The store brings in a wide variety of goods. From movies and clothing, to housewares and …
Monday, March 11, 2013
A look at a few of the events in Limerick, Spring City and Royersford this week.
Top Star Express Grand Opening: The new gas station and convenience store on North Lewis Road in Limerick celebrates its grand opening Thursday and Friday with music, raffles, specials and fun. Applebee's Breakfast Fundaiser to Support Spring-Food Band Boosters: On Saturday morning at the Applebee's in Royersford, the Spring-Ford Music Association is hosting a Pancake Fundraiser Breakfast Fundraiser. Precious Blessings Kids Consignment Sale: This Friday and Saturday, Sacred Heart Church in Royersford holds its Precious Blessings Seasonal Children’s Consignment Sale. The church helps families stretch their budgets and find quality name brand clothes, toys and baby gear. Be sure to add your event to the Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
You'll never guess what can be purchased for just $200.
Music buffs know to head to this mecca of musical instruments and accessories, but there a lot of unique finds inside the doors of George's Music. Located at 99 N. Main St., in Spring City, the music store is a true treasure trove of intesting guitars, drums and musical accessories. Every square inch of wall space is filled with fun finds. But, when asked what their most unique product was, store manager Tom Henderson said that was an easy call: The Jumbie Jam. After a second take and an ask for him to repeat and spell that product, I just had to see it. What on earth is a Jumbie Jam? While many steel drum sets top out over $1,000 or more, Henderson said the Jumbie Jam makes it an affordable instrument even for beginners. "It is one people…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Riverside Salon owner Tanya Plotts brings a lifetime of experience to her clients.
She's been doing perms, cuts and colors for going on 33 years now. I think she's considered about as expert as you can get. Tanya Plotts, of Limerick, owns and operates Riverside Salon. Tucked into the shopping center just behind Burger King, right over the river into Spring City, the salon has been at its current location for five years. Previously, Plotts had ran a larger salon for 21 years in the same development. She left her role for two years, but returned in the smaller spot for the last five. The old location offered nine tanning salons and six stylists, but these days, Plotts is happy with her smaller "only hair" salon. "She's a really great person," said her client, who declined to give her name. "She does my mother's hair, and …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
New salon on Schuylkill Rd. in Spring City.
The newest addition to the Spring City business community is Bangs!, opened Friday, March 1, located at 3563 Schuylkill Rd. Owner, Melissa Wilkinson, told Patch that she had been a stylist for 20 years, working for chain salons in the area. Wilkinson said, "This is my dream." She continued that she wants to cater to everyone, cutting women's men's and children's hair, and all at the same price. She continued that she also has four stylists working for her that all bring something different to the salon - different cutting techniques, coloring abilities, and more. "I have the greatest staff," Wilkinson said. She said she was able to bring the best of the best to the salon. Besides cuts, Bangs! also does color, perms up-dos and more. Bangs…