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The commercial corridor along Ogontz Avenue forms the heart of West Oak Lane’s business community. In an effort to connect with that community, The West Oak Lane Business Association hosted an open house June 11 on Ogontz Ave.

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UPPER SALFORD — A day after strong winds and rain accompanied by hail swept through parts of Montgomery County, with Upper Salford taking the brunt of the hit, the electricity was still off for the entire township and several roads were closed.

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PHILADELPHIA — Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is celebrating 95 years as stewards of Wissahickon Valley Park on Saturday, June 1, with a Super Mega Volunteer Service Day Service day taking place simultaneously at 10 different park entrances. Teaming up with local community partners, busine…

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Harvey “Chris” Miller has worked hard to build a successful business. He and his colleagues at Cudelo Designs, a consulting agency, offer a range of services to help their clients achieve maximum visibility.

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PHILADELPHIA — The Walnut Street Theatre brings the Student Share Celebration Disney Musicals in Schools event to its mainstage on Friday, May 24th at 12 p.m. Five local elementary schools will perform a selection from their Disney KIDS musical for friends and family, made possible through t…

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On Friday, May 31, some 76 high school seniors from Lankenau High School, the school district’s environmental science magnet school on Spring Lane in Upper Roxborough, will march down the aisle at the Keswick Theater in Glenside to graduate and receive their diplomas.

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WEST OAK LANE — It might be called a support system or perhaps a lifeline for girls and young women in need. But however it is defined, YoungLives West Oak Lane is making inroads in the community by assisting teenage mothers who find themselves raising children, often in difficult circumstances.

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GERMANTOWN —The first group of Vincentians arrived in Philadelphia in 1849, committed to the mission of helping the poor, the disadvantaged and those on the margins of society. America was a much different place at the time. The nation consisted of 30 states, 14 of which permitted slavery; t…

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GERMANTOWN — The New Tabernacle Baptist Church opened its doors in March of 1919, four months after the end of World War I. It has remained ensconced at the same location at 5717 Baynton St. in Germantown ever since, and its commitment to the community remains unabated.

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GERMANTOWN — Dr. Daisy Nelson Century recalls one of the first times she portrayed abolitionist and women’s right activist Sojourner Truth. She was preparing for a performance that was scheduled to coincide with Women’s Day at her church by reading aloud "Ain’t I a Woman?," a version of an e…

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GERMANTOWN — One of Germantown’s premiere cultural sites, the Colored Girls Museum, just completed its autumn 2018 season with a showing of loaned artwork and artifacts that shape the story of black women and girls.

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MT. AIRY —Acknowledging one has conscious or unconscious bias, as well as sharing a racially charged experience can be difficult. It can be even more serious if loss of life, a disruption in lifestyle or seriously hurting another human being were involved.

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LOWER SALFORD — A request to change the zoning on two tracts of land has been denied after township residents came out in droves to fight the move.