Daily Archives: April 22, 2015
Althouse Arboretum Volunteer Weekend, April 25th and 26th
Saturday & Sunday, April 25th & 26th
Last Saturday and Sunday of each month,
Come any time in between 10:00am & 3:00pm
We’ll be doing a little of everything!
Bring work gloves!
Yes, we’ll be working on all kinds of projects, lots going on! Beyond the projects is the opportunity to meet your neighbors, get out in the fresh air, be part of the community and have some fun. All invited, families welcomed. Come anytime between 10am and 3pm. Hope to see you there!
Don’t forget to check out our Spring and Summer Programs and Camps!
Check out our wishlist before you toss!
Garden & Poetry Month
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
If you can rhyme,
This contest is for you…
Message us on Facebook or email us with your best original short garden or Arboretum Poem before the end of April. Winners will be announced in May and the winning poem will win a gift card and be posted at the Arboretum!
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Our mailing address is:
1794 Gilbertsville Road
Pottstown, Pa 19464
Third Plum High School Teacher Charged In Connection With Student-Sex Case
Plum police on Wednesday filed witness intimidation charges against a Plum high school forensic science teacher.
Drew Zoldak, 40, of New Kensington, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of intimidation of a witness or victim.
Zoldak was arraigned just after 11:30 a.m. in front of Magisterial District Judge Linda Zucco.
According to the criminal complaint, after investigators from the Allegheny District Attorney’s office interviewed Zoldak, he apologized to his class for being absent from class and singled out as the cause a victim one of the other Plum teachers is accused of having sex with. According to the complaint, Zoldak then called the victim to the front of the class and asked her if she would be okay with the following week’s topic: sexual assault.
Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/8216989-74/charges-assault-held#ixzz3Y3kPZQEK
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MU Student With Blood-Alcohol Level Of .27% Drove On Sidewalk, Nearly Struck 6 Pedestrians, Police Allege
A Millersville University student is charged with being “heavily intoxicated” when he drove his car — on a sidewalk near campus — nearly striking several pedestrians.
Cyle Knopf, a 21-year-old junior, is charged with eight misdemeanors regarding the March 20 incident at Brookwood Apartments, a student-housing community next to the campus.
Police allege Knopf had a blood-alcohol content of .276 percent — more than three times the state’s legal driving limit of .08 percent — shortly after he was stopped.
Luzerne County Officials Tour Historic Wilkes-Barre Train Station
Moments before a tour was to begin, Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority workers found two men dozing on sleeping bags inside Wilkes-Barre’s historic train station Tuesday afternoon.
The men were annoyed with the interruption at first, telling officials, “We’re napping.” They scurried away when workers ordered them out for trespassing. They were let off with a warning because they were homeless and insisted they had never been there before.
The tour was scheduled because officials are still trying to determine the structure’s fate a decade after prior county commissioners first discussed plans to save the former New Jersey Central train station at the corner of Market Street and Wilkes-Barre Boulevard.
The authority purchased the 6-acre property, including a strip mall, for $5.8 million in April 2006 using federal community development funds provided by prior county commissioners.
Dennis Benner Proceeding With Plans For 7-Story Building In South Bethlehem
Developer Dennis Benner is proceeding with his long-held plans for a 7-story building at Third and New streets in Bethlehem.
Benner originally intended six floors of offices with first-floor retail on the corner but his new plans submitted to the city show one floor of retail, four floors of offices and two floors of apartments.
His plans will go before the South Bethlehem Historic Conservation District for review at 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall.
Read more: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2015/04/dennis_benner_proceeding_with.html
Money-Saving Consultants Have Cost SEPTA $2.8 Million, Invoices Show
Looking for ways to save money, SEPTA has paid about $2.8 million to a Boston-based consulting firm, including payments of more than $500 an hour to some specialists.
In the process, FTI Consulting Inc. has used 24 of its staffers, some of whom have collected more from SEPTA than the transit agency’s highest-paid official, general manager Joseph Casey, who makes $273,000 a year.
The meter is still running, with additional payments expected to continue through the end of the year.
SEPTA hired FTI in February 2013 through a no-bid contract to help the transit agency reduce legal costs arising from injury claims.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/20150423_Money-saving_consultants_have_cost_SEPTA__2_8_million__invoices_show.html#pWCMMI87sB0IAZoX.99
Phila. Roofs Are Sprouting Greenery
When Esta Schwartz moved into her sixth-floor condominium at the Philadelphian, the view was not its best selling point.
The condos in the front of the building look out onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Art Museum, but her balcony, at the back, offered views of a black roof studded with large air-conditioning units.
Not anymore. Last week, workers began spreading dirt atop the roof, then planting it with sedum and other greenery that will be pink in June, ocher come November. Tall grasses will hide the air handlers.
“In some ways, it’s like a view out of a suburban window,” she said. Perhaps a third of the building’s condos now overlook, in effect, a huge lawn.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/science/20150422_Phila__roofs_are_sprouting_greenery.html#HmDdVpIU2KkOq5jx.99