Friday, May 10, 2013
The trendy clothing retailer will pay a reported $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit, which originated after a manager from King of Prussia was fired for being black.
NORRISTOWN, PA -- Nicole Cogdell was working as a manager at Wet Seal in 2009, when she overheard the company's executive vice president tell the district manager that she "wasn't the right fit for the store" and that they needed someone "with blonde hair and blue eyes." Days later, Cogdell, a black woman, was fired from her job. Cogdell wasn't alone, however, as her assistant manager, Myriam Saint-Hilaire, and Kai Hawkins, who worked at The Gallery mall in Philadelphia, were also let go, according to Philly.com. Later, an email was sent by an executive stating the retailer needed to diversify its workforce, as it was too African-American. The three women filed a federal discrimination suit last year in California against Wet Seal, and in …
The Emmy-nominated show is looking for area entrepreneurs this weekend.
A nationwide talent search for the fifth season of the entrepreneurship reality series Shark Tank is coming to NextFab Studio in Philadelphia on Saturday, and 500 area residents will have a chance to get on the show to pitch investors for funding. “Whether you just have a fantastic idea, are a start up or already operating successfully and looking to expand, if you feel you have a lucrative business or product and could use financial backing, then Shark Tank is just the show for you,” according to the ABC show’s website. Budding entrepreneurs will have a chance to offer a one-minute pitch to a member of the show’s casting team on Saturday at NextFab Studio, at 2025 Washington Ave., and some will be selected for more in-depth video …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
How did your favorites fair during their April health inspections?
The Montgomery County Health Department in April conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Pottstown. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.
Welkinweir in Pottstown is open to the public for free on Friday as part of National Public Gardens Day.
This Friday is National Public Gardens Day, a day to "raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide," according to organization's website. Locally, Welkinweir, located at 1368 Prizer Rd. in Pottstown, is participating in National Public Gardens Day, with Friday being the kick off to their Mother's Day weekend activities. Learn more about National Public Gardens Day by clicking here or about Welkinweir here.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Homes to fit several different sizes of family budget are being shown in the area this weekend.
- REAL ESTATE
Saturday, May 4
At least 23 open houses are scheduled for this weekend in the Pottstown area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. Among them is 299 Foxgayte Lane, offered at $549,900. This five bedroom, four bathroom home is open on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also open is 1809 Glen Eagles Drive, a four bedroom, four bathroom home that you can visit on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is offered at $279,500. To find more open houses around the greater Philadelphia area, visit realestate.aol.com.
Friday, May 3, 2013
All hardware services for the original iPhone will be discontinued June 11.
The original 2007-era iPhone will be categorized as obsolete beginning June 11, according to an internal memo from Apple, published online Tuesday. "Obsolete" status means people will no longer be able to have their devices serviced through an Apple store. But don't fret. AppleCare and third-party authorized service centers have a different word for the older models: "vintage." They'll still help out users with those devices, according to Business Insider. Other Apple products set to be minted as vintage in June: mid-2007 models of the iMac, the late 2006 model Xserve, and the original Mac Pro, Mac Rumors reported. Apple reportedly sold 6.1 million first generation iPhone units in the year or so before the iPhone 3G was launched in 2008, …
Many city dwellers trek to Montgomery County daily for their jobs.
Rush hour in the Greater Philadelphia area feels like anything but a "rush." For some, however, traffic isn't so terrible. They happen to go against the grain, as it were. Instead of heading into the city in the morning, and out in the evening, they're trekking into Montgomery County. And, saving some time in rush hour traffic isn't the only perk. According to a report on NBC10, more and more city dwellers are heading into Montgomery County for employment. In fact, more are "reverse commuting" now then driving to the city for work. "'Philadelphia 2013: The State of the City' report by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that 68,986 Philadelphians head out to Montgomery County for work, surpassing the 64,575 Montgomery County workers who head …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Half price Frappuccinos begins Friday, May 3 from 3 to 5 p.m.
It has finally begun to not only be spring, but actually feel like spring, and local Starbucks stores are celebrating with Frappuccino Happy Hour. From May 3 to 12, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., get half off any Frappuccino drink, including the new Caramel Ribbon crunch, made with four kinds of caramel and topped with a crunch caramel sugar topping. Starbucks is also bringing back a favorite from last summer, the Mocha Cookie Crumble: Mocha sauce and vanilla syrup topped with chocolate cookie crumbs. Pick up your half off Frappuccino at these local Starbucks stores: Starbucks Coffee, 100 Upland Sq Dr, Pottstown Starbucks Coffee, 18 W. Lightcap Road, Pottstown Learn more on the Starbucks website.
Your mom is busy, give her a Mother's Day gift that will give her a break.
Between sports, homework, running errands, keeping the house clean, and everything else Mom does, don't you want to give her a special gift for Mother's Day this year? While flowers and chocolates are nice, give your mother the gift of a night off from cooking - and that's easier than it sounds. There are a number of local personal chefs that will come to your home to cook full meals and do all of the grocery shopping for you. A personal chef, according to the American Personal and Private Chef Association, comes to your home and prepares multiple meals, that are "custom-designed" for your family's requests and requirements. The entrees are then stored in the freezer with instructions for re-heating for each dish. For more information …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Free Comic Book Day is May 4.
Free Comic Book Day is always the first Saturday in May, this year May 4. Free Comic Book Day, according to their website, is the one day a year, where local comic shops give away comic books for free. Comics for the 2013 include Star Wars, Sesame Street, Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and much more. Locally, the following comic books stores are participating: Learn more on the Free Comic Book Day website.