Posts Tagged ‘PA’

Homes for the Holidays

Thursday, November 11th, 2010


For additional information, contact:
Terri Keane
Phone: 215-860-6171

Homes for the Holidays

Historic Newtown Borough, Bucks County welcomes visitors to its Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 4th.

Now in its 48th consecutive year, this house tour is a Newtown tradition and a festive start to the holiday season. For the $20.00 cost of a tour ticket, visitors can enjoy Newtown on foot for an up-close look at the interiors of six private homes and several public buildings, all dressed for the holidays.

Included in the cost of the tour is entry to the Half-Moon Inn, a beautifully restored 18th century building and home to the Newtown Historic Association, sponsor of the tour. Inside, tour goers will enjoy period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations and refreshments of mulled cider and cheese.

Tour hours are from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Advance tickets can be purchased at Newtown Hardware, 106 S. State Street and on-line at the Association’s website, On the day of the tour, purchase tour tickets at the Half-Moon Inn, Court Street and Centre Avenue and at the Stocking Works, 301 South State Street, Newtown.

In the event of significant snow, the tour will be held on Sunday, December 5th.

Please, no picture taking or high-heeled shoes permitted in the houses.

For additional information, call the Newtown Historic Association at 215-968-4004 or visit our website.

All proceeds from the tour will benefit the Newtown Historic Association and its programs dedicated to the preservation of Newtown’s historical heritage.

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The Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race For The Cure

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Type: Causes – Fundraiser
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2010
Time: 6:30am – 11:00am
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art / Eakins Oval
Street: Ben Franklin Parkway
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA

Get Involved! 20 year anniversary! Come on out for a great cause!
Helpline 1-877-GO-KOMEN

“Our band will be playing – to help wake you up & keep you moving!” — Mark Stinger

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Spring is Painting Time

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010


Mastercraft Painting & Finishes provides comprehensive, professional house painting, commercial painting, interior and exerior house painting, surface coating and refinishing contractor services in Montgomery County PA, The Main Line, Bucks County PA, and Center City Philadelphia PA including Abington Township, Upper Dublin Township, Lower Merion Township, Ambler, Fort Washington, Horsham Township, Flourtown, Erdenheim, Oreland, Springfield Township, Glenside, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, Wyncote and Hatboro.

We are dedicated to ensuring 100% satisfaction 100% of the time. For all your painting needs, you can turn to us with confidence, knowing that our team of experienced painters will provide you with unparalleled service and skill.

Please contact us or give us a call at 267-496-5307 today for a FREE ESTIMATE and let us know how we can assist you with all your residential and commercial painting needs.

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Huntingdon Valley Kennel Club Sponsors Dog Show

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Huntingdon Valley Kennel Club Dog Show
Friday, June 4TH, 2010
Saturday, June 5TH, 2010
Sunday, June 6TH, 2010

Join us for 3 days of dog shows with a a new winner each day. Over 1,500 dogs compete in conformation, obedience and rally. These are all breed shows. Judging begins at 8:30 AM and ends around 4:30 PM when we crown a best in show winner.

Vendors will sell food & all items for the dog lover. Free tours available at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Come meet the breeds & talk to the exhibitors. This is a wonderful fun family event!

Join us for a celebration of dogs and dog lovers!

Middletown (Bucks County) Grange
576 Penn’s Park Road
Wrightstown, PA
INFO-Kathy Taras (215)297-8568

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Philadelphia Gun Violence

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Gun Violence Task Force today announced the arrest of as many as 34 suspects accused of illegal gun trafficking, straw purchasing and other firearm offenses.

Attorney General Tom Corbett, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said the arrests are part of an ongoing effort to tackle the problem of gun violence and homicides in Philadelphia.

In December 2006 Corbett partnered with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the Philadelphia Police Department to form the Philadelphia Gun Violence Task Force. The Task Force, funded by the State Legislature, employs attorney general agents to work hand-in-hand with the Philadelphia police on gun related crimes. The defendants are prosecuted by the district attorney’s office.

Corbett said that the Philadelphia Gun Violence Task Force has opened 1,311 investigations, made 424 arrests and seized 779 firearms.

“The positive impact this Task Force has had on Philadelphia is undeniable,” Corbett said. “Not only have these agents made arrests and seized illegal firearms, but have assisted in solving shootings, burglaries, robberies, and homicides.”

“There is no doubt that the hard work of the Gun Violence Task Force has helped Philadelphia make a dent in the most dangerous crimes here, the crimes that are associated with guns,” says District Attorney Seth Williams. “The continued diligence of this Task Force is not only essential for Philadelphia, but for the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

Corbett noted that to date the Task Force has convicted 183 individuals of straw purchasing and other gun trafficking offenses.

Corbett explained that a straw purchase occurs when someone purchases a gun for an individual, who is not legally allowed to possess a firearm.

“When you purchase a gun for a criminal and that gun is used to kill someone, it is as if you pulled the trigger yourself,” Corbett said. “The majority o f the suspects arrested today are accused of being straw purchasers and allegedly purchased firearms for boyfriends or friends, who otherwise would never have been allowed to possess a gun.”

According to agents, at least 15 of the suspects being announced today were involved in some type of straw purchase transaction.

Corbett said that the majority of weapons the task force seized were purchased legally and given to a criminal, stolen in burglaries and thefts, or traded by drug users instead of cash.

“Drugs, guns and violence are problems that can never be separated from one another,” Corbett said.

“This is not exclusively a Philadelphia problem,” Corbett said. “Other cities and town across Pennsylvania have seen firsthand the effects gun violence can have on our communities.”

Corbett noted that his office offers an educational program called Think Again: Gun Violence and Straw Purchasing. The program includes a DVD, which shows the harsh realities and consequences of gun violence through candid interview’s with a victim’s mother, trauma surgeon and law enforcement.

Presentations are available, free of charge, by contacting the Attorney General’s Education and Outreach Unit at 1-800-525-7642 or by emailing

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Classic Stone Tudor Home in Wynnewood PA

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Andrea Robbins, REALTOR, with Re/Max Executive Realty in Bryn Mawr PA presents a Classic Stone Tudor in Wynnewood, PA.

Look No Further! Charming straight thru center hall stone Tudor home situated on a .23 acre landscaped property . Generously proportioned rooms, sun filled interior, 15 yr young country kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, greenhouse/sun room room,; 4 corner
bedrooms 2 connecting baths on 2d floor; 1 bedroom/bath on 3rd floor; full, partially finished basement, random width pegged floors and hardwood flooring; gas heat, c/a with ducts on 2nd & 3rd floors, new windows, new basement floor, new garage doors, 5 yr old heater, meticulously maintained by present owners .. Welcome Home!

Ms. Robbins has over 31 years of Main Line real estate selling experience. She specializes in luxury homes and condos on the Main Line of Philadelphia – Visit Andrea’s Website.

For help with Main Line Real Estate, call Andrea Robbins (610) 520-0427. Make the call today!

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Mid-Atlantic Region Gets First Certified Electronics Recycler

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Through a brand new electronics recycling certification program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to ensure that electronics recyclers adhere to highly protective standards for workers and the environment in processing pre-owned electronics.

This new certification process also means that recycled materials will not be shipped overseas without the consent of the designated country.

Three companies nationwide have received this new designation – called Responsible Recycling Practices Certification. The first, and only certified recycler in the mid-Atlantic region is E-structors, Inc. of Elkridge, Md. TechTurn of Austin, Texas, and Waste Management of Minnesota were also certified as electronic recycling firms.

E-Structors, founded in 2003, operates primarily on a contractual basis with organizations that have significant volumes of pre-owned electronics to recycle. As a certified recycler, the company follows a business model of reuse, refurbishment and recycling of electronics.

“This new e-cycling certification program will take the guesswork out of choosing a responsible recycler,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “Recycling is an important tool in our arsenal and we need to make sure it’s done correctly to prevent environmental harm and ensure the safe re-use of materials. We strongly encourage other electronic recyclers to obtain the certification to ensure that public health and the environment receive the highest protection available.”

The protocols required of certified recyclers help to reduce energy and natural resource consumption, greenhouse gases and hazardous waste. Recyclers are not permitted to burn or landfill certain materials. If electronics are going to be sold for reuse, the recycler must show that all personal data has been cleared or destroyed, that the equipment has been tested and is in working condition, and that the equipment is packaged properly. A recycler must exercise due diligence to ensure appropriate management of the materials throughout the recycling chain, whether domestic or international.

To apply for certification, electronics recyclers should contact either SGS or Perry Johnson Registrars to receive certification, provided they meet the rigorous certification standards. Both SGS and Perry Johnson Registrars are leading inspection, verification, testing and certification companies. As accredited certifying bodies for certification, SGS and Perry Johnson Registrars are required to list companies they have certified on their respective websites.


For information on disposing of single or small numbers of units, go to: or

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Ryan Reaching Out

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Archbishop Ryan High School is reaching out to the cause of childhood cancer. The faculty and school community are donating to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to honor the life of Jesenia Perez, the 11 year old sister of junior student, Jessica Perez. Jesenia was diagnosed with cancer at age nine and received treatment at St. Christopher’s Hospital here in Philadelphia. She passed away in November 2009.

On Friday, March 12, many of Ryan’s faculty will be shaving their heads in support of childhood cancer and the Perez family at Fadó Irish Pub located at 1500 Locust Street in Center City Philadelphia. So far, the faculty, students and friends of the school community have donated over $7,900 towards their goal of $10,000. Please help team A.R. in doing their part in the fight against cancer. For more information on Ryan’s involvement with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, contact John Farington at If you would like to donate this cause you can visit: keyword: Archbishop Ryan.

Also, in April, Ryan’s world language teacher, Mr. Joseph Muto, will be walking approximately 75 miles to Ventnor City, New Jersey from Philadelphia to raise money for this cause. To support Mr. Muto, you can visit the website and type keyword: Muto.

Written by: Danny Clifton, Ryan Review Staff Writer
Editor’s note: I had the journalism teacher run a little contest with the students who are up for editor of the school newspaper next year.  He selected the one attached.

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Concert To Benefit Haiti Children

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Hippies 4 Haiti: a Concert Benefiting Meds and Food for Kids (

Start Time: Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 3:00pm
End Time: Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 1:30am
Location: Third & Walnut Bar-Lounge, Lansdale, PA 19446

HIPPIES 4 HAITI will take place at the Third & Walnut Bar-Lounge in Lansdale, Pa. on Saturday February 27 about 3:00p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The space is being donated by Mike Riccardi, owner of Third & Walnut. Mike will run a cash bar.

Grateful Billy Robel will cook fresh foods, offering both vegetarian and meat options. His deep dark fudgey brownies are redunculous!

Dotman Mike will MC and six bands will be donating a set:
3:30 Mike Carlton
4:00 Painted Blue
5:30 Wynrise
7:00 The Turnips
8:00 Wineskin
9:15 Basket Auction and 50/50 drawing
9:45 Pete Kranz and the WEMB
11:00 The Happy Dog and Friends

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Local Home Buyers’ Seminars

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Home Buyers Seminars

Saturday, February 20th – 10am – 12pm
Thursday, February 25th – 7-9 pm

Everything you need to know to purchase a home in this market.
Information on the process, up to date Mortgage programs & assistance. Information on the Tax incentives & MORE. A real estate seminar you won’t want to miss !!

Seminars held at our office: 418 Main Street, Harleysville, PA 19438

RSVP & walk ins welcome. Refreshments being served.

For more information contact Joan Gill: Office # 215-256-6543

Prudential Rittenhouse Realty Group

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