Monday, September 29, 2014
Time to put ISIS in deep freeze
It's not often that I agree with our president, but when it comes to ISIS, or ISEL or whatever you want to call them, our president has it right. We need to bomb them right off the face of the planet. In my latest rant
I talk about a particularly disturbing segment of a recent 60 Minutes airing that should have gotten everyone's attention.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Real quick, where will you be on Oct. 4?
Next up on the agenda...Oct. 4 craft beer and food fundraiser for The Centre Theater Who needs tickets?
I describe it all in my latest rant in The Times Herald.
We have a fundraiser coming up on Oct. 4 for the Centre Theater.
We’re doing a craft beer and food pairing event to raise money for the venerable venue.
It promises to be a great afternoon, starting around 4:30 and going until 7:30.
I’ll be the guest bartender, so come on by and say hello if you’re in the neighborhood. If you’re not in the neighborhood, make a U-turn and come on over anyway.
The fundraiser is going to help the entire theater, but just in case you had no idea what goes on at 208 DeKalb, I’ll let you in on a few of the events.
Wallafest is held every summer and features about 16 bands over two days. There are plays and poetry readings, and there are kids programs as well, lots of programs for kids.
Citizen Paine is an off-Broadway show that will be making a return appearance this fall, and we’re in the planning stages for the upcoming theatrical season.
Oh, and we’re just about to launch a music school.
Did you know there was a music school in Norristown?
We’ve been lucky enough to get a couple of donations from our two local state representatives, Matt Bradford and Mike Vereb, and we’ve purchased a few instruments. We’re teaming up with the Police Athletic League to brings kids over after school to give them a taste of the arts through this incredibly low cost program.
Come down Oct. 4 and I’ll tell you all about it.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The new Times Herald is turning heads
I don't know if you had a chance to see it yet, but we've changed!
I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of going through a redesign in my latest rant
Monday, August 25, 2014
Naming names in the war on property taxes in Pennsylvania
It's time to start naming names in the war on property taxes, and I do it here, in this week's rant.
We've been talking about property tax reform for so long I can now type property tax reform with my eyes closed.
Unfortunately, our elected officials don't seem to care about how long we've been talking about. Why should they when they know they have a few more years in office to mull it over.
But guess what, those years are up, at least for our House members, and for half the state Senate.
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Pennsylvania property tax 'mistake'
Sometimes something you do wrong can lead to something right.
With my vow to keep the pressure on our state legislators to address property tax reform, I was trying to come up with a theme for this week's column.
A mistake I made in last week's column was weighing on me, and then it hit me what a huge mistake connecting property taxes to public education was when it was first conceived, which led me to this week's rant.
Only back then property taxes really didn't affect that many people because the cost to educate a child was so low.
Those were the days!
Monday, August 11, 2014
Wedding bells and newspapers, a match made in heaven
Something happened at the wedding of Nik Bucha and Amanda Culp that brought a smile to my face, and no I didn't catch the garter belt.
Find out what happened right here!
Monday, July 7, 2014
Stall tactics won't work with property tax reform
If you were a betting person, where would you put the odds of property tax relief actually happening this year?
I am a betting man, and I'm will to go out on a limb and say it will happen this year.
There is more support for reform now than there has been in the past decade, so we need our elected officials to get it done this year.
In this week's rant
I talk about how we all try to get out of doing things, like taking out the trash. This is one issue we should not let our state legislators get away with not doing. That is, if they want to be our state legislators next year.