50 years ago today, President John f. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza. President of the Lansdale historical society, Dick Shearer, was a college student on that day, when he stopped to get a haircut.
“I was in Perkasie when Perkasie’s Chief of Police came in the barber shop and told us the President had been shot. The barber was the one person on the street who had a television set and everybody immediately came to the barbershop.”
Kennedy actually spoke to a teenaged Shearer during a campaign stop in Montgomery County in 1960.
Political pollster and frequent guest on WNPV’S AM Edition and Comment Please By Univest, say he vivid memories of that fateful day.
“I was actually student teaching in John Reynolds Jr. High in Lancaster, Pa. I was walking down the hallway getting ready to go to a class, when people starting stirring around saying the President has been shot.”
Madonna he credits President Kennedy with inspiring him to study politics.
The Lansdale Business Association is poised to take part in the Lansdale Mardi Gras parade and to promote Lansdale businesses for the holiday shopping season. Ellen Foulke with the Lansdale Business Association says, a holiday tree display will be happening a 810 west main street with 31 businesses taking part.
“The display will be open to the public this Saturday, in conjunction with the parade, and will be welcoming visitors between 10am and 1pm.”
Each business will have a different theme on the Christmas trees. Foukle was a guest on the AM Edition Thursday morning.
Montgomery County officials have presented their preliminary budget for next year. The spending plan totals almost 372 million dollars and does not call for a property tax increase. Chief Financial Officer, Uri Monson told the Commissioners the capital portion of the budget focuses on maintaining assets the county already owns.
“Nearly 96 percent of the capital expenditures in this
budget are related to existing county infrastructure. This compares to the 2012 capital budget which was approved by the previous board of commissioners, which had 53.4 of expenditures related to existing infrastructure.”
Monson also said the county will not need to take out a tax revenue anticipation note to meet the payroll during the first part of 2014.
The traditional supermarket experience continues to evolve and change. Phil Lempert, an expert in supermarkets says, in 2014 consumers are likely to see some changes at the end of the aisle and cooking inside the market
“You’ll solution centers at the end of an aisle. Where you might see a can of Hunt’s tomatoes, Kraft cheese all packed together with a recipe card, you can just pick it up and bring it home. We’re also seeing our community cooking centers, where our friends are cooking right next to each other.”
LEmpert says, it’s hands on for the consumer, unlike the old model, where a chef or store employee would be there doing the cooking presentation. Lempert was a guest Thursday morning on the AM Edition.