Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pennsylvania’s Sen. Pat Toomey called for a congressional investigation into the IRS target scandal in a Monday statement.
Thursday, May 16
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent HARRISBURG — Both of Pennsylvanians U.S. senators said they want to see the IRS investigated for its targeted treatment of conservative political groups. Their sentiments were released on Monday, several days after the IRS publicly stated it had targeted treatment of groups that had “tea party” or “patriot” in their names in applications for tax-exempt status. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said the issue should concern members of any political party, and that he’d like to see the matter as part of a congressional investigation. “The IRS’s actions are akin to an enemies list and further contribute to the deep cynicism that many Americans have about the government,” Toomey’s statement said. In a similar …
See what's in store this weekend in Hatboro and Horsham.
From events celebrating the vroom of bikes, bargain books by the bagful and the relaxation of yoga, Hatboro and Horsham are brimming with fun activities this weekend. Here are some options. SPRING MOTOR MANIA Where/when: Bikes Built Better, 133 Horsham Road, Horsham, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Why go: Celebrate the power, speed and beauty of all machines that move on two wheels or four. Cost: Free to go, depends on what you buy BEGINNERS YOGA Where/when: Moy Yat Ving Tsun studio, 209 N. York Road, Hatboro, Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Why go: At this beginners Yoga workshop, instructors will go through a series of basic poses and sequences, followed by a Q&A over tea. Cost: Free HORSHAM LIBRARY BOOK SALE Where/when: Horsham …
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. One place to go is Brogan Landscaping on Easton Road in Horsham. This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.
A coffee shop is shut because it opened without a permit; should the DUI alcohol limit be lowered, and more.
Borough: Coffee Shop Opened without Permit The future of the retail space within Hatboro Lofts is largely dependent upon the property owner's compliance with the borough, an offici... Nine-Year-Old Speaks Out on Proposed School Cuts Budget negotiations and deficit reduction are not usually topics that enter the radars of nine-year-old boys. However, when Brandon Donne... Petting Zoo Makes Stop at Tamanend Park Children from Good Shepherd Lutheran Nursery School pet and fed various farm animals from Quiver Farm on Wednesday morning at Tamanend Park. Should DUI Alcohol Limit Be Lowered to .05 Percent? One drink could be the standard for drunken driving - at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On... …
The owner of Old World Sausage Factory is renovating the former Second Fiddle consignment store at 37 S. York Road in Hatboro.
Blair Vanacore hopes to share a taste of Italy with his customers in Hatboro. Vanacore, 52, of Jamison, a sausage-maker since his teen years when his grandmother passed on the family's tradition, plans to open Old World Sausage Factory in a few weeks at the former Second Fiddle consignment shop at 37 S. York Road in Hatboro. "My sausage is made the way it’s made in Italy," Vanacore told Patch. "It's a totally different product than you’ll find in a grocery store or Altomonte’s. It has a very unique texture to it." In a matter of weeks, following the building's ongoing renovations, customers will be able to see–and taste–for themselves, when Vanacore opens his business's future residence, tentatively at the end of May, or beginning of June…
Grab a Powerball ticket while you're out running errands today and get in on a chance to win a $229 million cash payout.
Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot has climbed to $360 million—the third highest Powerball prize of all time. A winner who matches all five numbers and the red Powerball can get a $229 million cash payout (before taxes). The Powerball drawing is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won in November 2012 in Arizona and Missouri. Here are some local places to buy Powerball tickets: Here's How to Play Powerball, according to the PA Lottery:
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. Internationally, only a handful of countries, including Canada, the United States and England, have a BAC limit of .08 while most of the …
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A new report says the Philadelphia and its surrounding counties have polluted air.
The very air we breath is some of the worst in Pennslyvania, at least according to one source. The American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2013" report lists Philadelphia and its surrounding counties have some of the worst breathing air in the state. Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties all received "F" grades from the report. As defined on the study's website, an "F" grade means than an area's air has more than nine days out of the year in which air pollution and ozone levels are above the suggested safety amount. Additonally, "F" graded areas mean that there were 10 "orange" days in a given year. An "orange" air quality day, according to the ALA, is a day in which the air is "unhealthy for sensitive groups," …