Starting Thursday morning, motorists that plan on driving in Downtown Lansdale might want to give themselves a little extra time to get where they are going. South Broad and Vine Streets will become ground zero for the Wood-Vine Connector Road Improvement project and construction will continue there for more than a week. Boro officials will work closely with the police as well as the contractor to maintain access for Borough Hall and the Post Office. The Connector will ease congestion at busy intersections Downtown by diverting traffic from Broad and Main Streets onto Vine Street, Susquehanna Avenue, Derstine Avenue and Wood Street after they are rebuilt and realigned.
Families with special needs children are invited to attend a workshop Wednesday night called “Living With Special Needs in The Family: Taking Care of Everyone’s Needs. Doctor Robert Naseef will talk about various special needs, including autism, attention deficit disorder, behavioral problems, all of which, according to Dr. Naseef, ultimately impact the family.
“Hopefully, they can avoid the pitfalls of getting so focused on the child that people are falling apart of the strain of the situation.”
The workshop gets underway at 7 tomorrow night at the Souderton Area School District Administrative Offices at 720 Lower Road in Souderton. Dr Naseef was a guest on the AM-Edition Tuesday morning.
Prescription drug abuse is leading to an upswing in heroin use in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Drug counselor Gordon Hornig works with Penn Foundation in Sellersville and says prescriptions have become the gateway.
“Opiate pill abuse, we’ve seen it’s double, two fold in the last couple of years. Time Magazine just featured an article the other day about it.”
Hornig adds, people become addicted and then turn to heroin because it’s a cheaper high. Horning was a guest on Tuesday Comment Please By Univest Program on WNPV.
Montgomery County Community College is playing a more active role to bridge the readiness gap between graduating high school students and potential employers.
“Trying to builds a pipeline of future, of specifically advanced manufacturing workers by reaching in to the high schools and the college doing more pathway planning with students,”
That’s Montgomery County Community College President, Doctor Karen Stout, who’s been involved in a piot program to develop students who want to segue way into one of several manufacturers in the Upper Perkiomen region. She says, for some employers, it’s not what students know, but how they act. Stout says, businesses are looking for high school grads with developed social skills who can effectively communicate and interact with co-workers.