On Friday, May 18th CONCERN’s Southeast Regional Office will be holding their 2nd Comedy Show Fundraiser at Chuckles Comedy at the Valley Forge Beef and Ale. Their first show, held in November, was a sold out event and this one promises to be even bigger and better than before!
I was fortunate to have attended their show in November and it was an absolute blast. I’ve been to those swanky overpriced comedy clubs that shuffle you around like cattle, and this is an excellent change of pace. The tickets are only $20 and all money raised goes to the direct benefit of foster children throughout Southeastern PA.
When we attended in November, we arrived about a half hour early and mingled with some of the comics and other patrons. The atmosphere was really laid back and everyone was so friendly. But that’s the kind of crowd one would expect from good people who go out to support a great cause on a Friday night.
Each comic presented their own unique style of comedy which kept the show flowing and the audience laughing. Before we knew it the show was over and then they started raffling off all kinds of great prizes. Overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend taking advantage of this local entertainment venue!
For more information or to make your reservations, please visit http://concernsoutheast.
*Sponsorships are also available for this event starting as low as $25! Please contact Rachel Acquaviva at (215) 654-1963 or (racquaviva AT concern4kids.org) for details.
Although it’s February and winter is in full swing, that shouldn’t stop you from satisfying your sweet tooth. Last week I stopped into Dairy Queen to talk to the owner and get some pictures for a new featured listing. Dairy Queen of East Norriton is open year round to help curb your cravings. I had a Butterfinger Blizzard myself, and it was delicious. I’ve already got plans to stop by one night after work to grab the Blizzard of the Month as seen in the picture above. Can’t go wrong with cherry and chocolate!
I’ve located some details on the organization of an “Occupy Norristown” event. I do my best to keep tabs on the locale, mostly for my own well being.
After sifting through keyword reports and running some search queries of my own, I stumbled upon 2 Facebook pages affiliated with the soon to be occupation of Norristown. The first is a fanpage and is simply called “Occupy Norristown”
I noticed that although the page has less than the required 25 likes for a vanity url, it already had one. But then I realized it was categorized as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). And since I’ve never set one of those up, perhaps Facebook offers some leeway with that.
The second page was an event page, and it was titled; “Occupy Norristown Planning Meeting”
There you’ll discover that a planning meeting is scheduled for the end of October at Steppy’s in East Norriton. Unfortunately I have no review yet for Steppy’s, so I apologize for the lack of visual aids.
At first I was surprised that the meeting date was so far out. But for all I know, they could plan, and start all in the same day maybe? Another thing that came to mind was the 11/11/11 date. And I assume they’re planning to start as close to that date as possible. Especially if any of them are familiar with the political system here in Montgomery County (draw your own conclusions).
Which brings me to my next observation. Steppy’s is a peculiar old school type of “establishment“. Let’s just say virtually anyone might overhear what they’re planning. (again draw your own conclusions).
eastnorriton.org is not affiliated with the Occupy movement, nor any local governing body
I keep meaning to stop and talk with Poppys Bergin but I always see him from the opposite side of Germantown Pike and my choices are: try to turn around somewhere or jump out of my car and run across the street. Both options seem less than perfect. Turning around might do the job, but I could also lose track of him because of all of the traffic. The latter option might scare him off, and I don’t think that’s the best way to land an exclusive interview. I’m bound to run into him eventually on the same side of the street.
So I knew this day would come, I just always saw it be further out. This morning when I checked my inbox I had 1,608 Comments. And I had just went through and cleaned them all up last night. So now the question is what to do? I’ve already marked about 700 or so as spam, but I’m not going to be able to keep up with this volume. I’m also not willing to allow all comments through. This brings me to an impasse. I will be looking into some sort of viable spam plugin that only weeds out the most blatant of spam. I still want to be able to cater to manual posters, and allow them to get comments with backlinks in, however I can’t handle the hundreds of comments that go something like this.
“Thanks for the awesome posting! It saved MUCH time ”
Seriously if you are plugging that garbage into scrapebox, YOU are wasting everyone’s time. Get a new footprint. It makes me sick!
A 5.9 earthquake hit Virginia and shook most of the East Coast. Residents in East Norriton and surrounding areas such as Blue Bell experienced shaking buildings and rattling windows. An unexpected event for an area not known for earthquakes, many evacuated their workplace and contacted friends and relatives in other cities. As cell phones carriers were overwhelmed, Facebook and twitter proved to be a more reliable form of communication until phones were back online. Still others brushed off the event as though nothing had happened. Details emerged rather quickly leaving many unsure of how to proceed with the day. The earthquake occurred around 2 pm EST and could only be felt for a few seconds in most parts of Montgomery County.
The storm this evening that hit the Norristown and surrounding areas slowed rush hour traffic in East Norriton to a virtual standstill. There was mild flooding on Swede and into Norristown where it becomes DeKalb. The storm seemed to be hovering right above the intersection of Germantown and Swede for almost an hour.
Congratulations to Smokings and one lucky patron who hit a small jackpot over the holiday weekend! Smokings is a hot spot for lotteries and cigarettes in East Norriton. Located in Northtowne Plaza between Lee’s Hoagie House and the Barber Shop, you can always expect to be greeted with a smile. According to the PA Lottery website, the ticket is worth roughly $950,000. Check your Match 6 tickets – the winner could be you!
At Norristown State Hospital on Friday about 4 or 5 people appeared to be on strike, or protesting. Are we facing the same problems here in Montgomery County as we have seen in Wisconsin? The crowd seemed to be representing the SEIU. If that is indeed true, it was likely members of SEIU Local 668.
The Service Employees International Union was founded in Chicago in 1921. The organization is now based out of D.C.
Well it’s been well over a year (I think?) since Kmart closed it’s doors in the nameless shopping center up the hill from Northtowne Plaza. Maybe it does have a name but they certainly don’t do a good job of sharing it. Perhaps it’s even part of Northtowne Plaza itself.
Tomorrow May 21st, 2011 the new East Norriton Sears Outlet will be hosting it’s Grand Opening at 9AM. Here’s the address, it’s right behind the Applebees and Chick Fil A on Dekalb.
2700 Dekalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19401
The word on the street is that there was some sort of soft opening this week whatever that means. I have to be honest I’m not in a huge rush to get over there tomorrow, but I am pretty pleased that the void in that shopping center is now filled. I’ll make it a point to stop in next week, I’m just not much for events. I remember shopping at the Sears Surplus in Quakertown in the late 80′s and early 90′s and if this new Sears Outlet is anything like what Surplus used to be than I am in!
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