WHITPAIN — A local father and daughter writing duo has flavored the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book, "Think Positive, Live Happy," with ingredients that make their stories among the most moving of the 101 tales in the book.
NORRISTOWN — The relationships Machiell DeCicco-Scannapieco formed through her years at Holy Saviour Grade School and Bishop Kenrick High School didn’t vary all that much from the norm. As girls, she and her friends enjoyed slumber parties and dabbled in talk about boys. As teenagers, they hung out at the mall and discussions about boys became more serious. Approaching senior year, they anticipated the day they’d meet each other’s husbands and children. Through all their “girl talks,” not once did anyone say, “When we reach our 50s, one of you will recommend a cancer hospital and totally change my life.”
POTTSTOWN — The auto industry has changed significantly in the last 100 years. What hasn’t changed is the contribution made by the Dana Inc. Pottstown plant and its employees.
More than 39,000 new Protection From Abuse petitions were filed statewide in 2018, according to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
Apple picking, music picking, food picking and prize picking are just four of the reasons Boyertown Pickfest has had to expand some things into a third day of festivities.
BLUE BELL — Montgomery County Community College’s annual Deans’ Lecture Series will present the First Generation College-Student Experience, a panel discussion with members of the college and local community about the first generation college student journey.
This year’s topic for the Historical Society of Montgomery County Annual Luncheon presentation is: "The Astronomical Achievements of David Rittenhouse."
UPPER DUBLIN — Residents across Montgomery County who believe they have been affected by PFAS groundwater contamination from local military bases received some good news this week.
The Montgomery County Office of Senior Services is sponsoring three free programs that will focus on one senior’s story of opioid addiction, recovery, and hope.
UPPER MERION — In his 20 years of teaching at Upper Merion Area High School, Choir Director Brian Horoho has never taught a student as musically accomplished as Joe Galfi.
PennDOT announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 12, through Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.
UPPER PROVIDENCE — In the words of its creator, Comic Con for Kids is a chance to "expand your child’s play possibilities as they truly see it, play it and be it.”
NORRISTOWN — A man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and driving over her with his vehicle, crushing her to death in Whitemarsh, wants to prevent a jury from hearing an alleged incriminating statement he gave to detectives, claiming it was improperly obtained.
NORRISTOWN — A Hatfield woman faces time in prison and a lengthy period of probation after she admitted to her role in the overdose death of an East Greenville man.
NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia man is headed to state prison after he admitted to his role in the robbery of a bank in the Gladwyne section of Lower Merion.
AAA Mid-Atlantic is warning drivers to be more cautious on the roads because October, November and December are the worst months of the year for motor vehicle collisions with animals due to deer mating season.
LOWER FREDERICK — The ghost of a rejected zoning overlay district that would have allowed increased housing density in exchange for sewer improvements loomed over a supervisors meeting Tuesday as a proposal asking for something very similar faced lengthy questioning.
Editor's Note: This is a first-hand reporter from freelance writer Gil Cohen on his experiences as a volunteer "victim" in an active shooter drill.
NORRISTOWN — A Worcester man who co-owned a popular East Norriton restaurant was sent to prison for having indecent contact with an underage boy at the eatery.
WEST CHESTER — A Honey Brook man who authorities say was selling methamphetamine out of his mobile home was charged Wednesday in connection with burning the corpse of his biological child.
The Women’s Center of Montgomery County welcomed October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime, and, on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner.
Join the Historical Society for Montgomery County for a presentation in the Making History Greater Series when Charles Kelly presents "Capital Sin: Murder in Montgomery County."
Chances are you have grown accustomed to robots and automation in your day-to-day life, from the googly-eyed bot roaming the aisles of local grocery stores to the automated answering service that greets you when you call your bank. For the sake of efficiency and convenience, most of us have automated more and more of our daily lives.
PHILADELPHIA — A Montgomery County lawyer was charged by federal authorities with mail fraud in connection with alleged incidents that occurred while he worked for a Philadelphia law firm.
PHILADELPHIA — Three Chinese nationals were indicted for allegedly conspiring with a former Montgomery County deputy sheriff to import and distribute opioid drugs, characterized as “poison, misery and death,” in the Philadelphia region and beyond.
NORRISTOWN — A man who listed addresses in Harleysville and Norristown faces charges for his alleged role in the gunshot slaying of a man during a home invasion robbery in Norristown.
NORRISTOWN — A convicted Berks County child killer’s daring attempt to escape from custody via a tunnel below a former state prison in Skippack Township was thwarted and now he faces even more time behind bars.
The Souderton Art Jam attracted hundreds of artists and art fans to Wile Avenue in Souderton on Saturday. A new feature this year was the "Souderton Headlines" project sponsored by the Business Improvement District. Eight Souderton Independent newspaper vending boxes were painted by different artists and will be placed as permanent displays in downtown Souderton.
SPRING HOUSE -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® recently saluted sales associates in Spring House for being the office leaders for the month of August 2019.
The Historical Society of Montgomery County's Making History Greater Series will feature Charles Kelly presenting "Capital Sin: Murder in Montgomery County."
ROYERSFORD — A pair of Spring-Ford Area High School siblings are making some waves with a new nonprofit that teaches kids early about science and medicine.
NORRISTOWN — The 2019-2020 flu season is just around the corner, and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health is prepared to offer this year’s flu vaccine at clinics throughout the county.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County has issued a report detailing the feedback received from poll workers, voters, the public, and employees on their experience with the new voting system first used in the May primary election and the actions being taken to address their concerns.
EAST NORRITON — Over the decades, area shoppers said goodbye to several of its discount predecessors at 53 W. Germantown Pike — Two Guys, JM Fields, Jefferson Ward and Bradlees.
NORRISTOWN — To coincide with the International Conference on the American Revolution being held in Philadelphia, this October the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library has three exciting opportunities for the public to learn more about the American Revolution.
LANSDALE — Several residents have sounded off to the North Penn School Board about plans to renovate and rehabilitate Crawford Stadium and several other district schools.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Montgomery County police chiefs announced that 65 firearms were collected during the two-day "Operation Safe Homes" free gun collection event held at eight police departments throughout the county.
A Cheltenham EMS paramedic and Hatboro police officer were among 15 first responders to receive National Liberty Museum Awards of Valor at a Sept. 19 ceremony.
Norristown — The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services announced it is partnering with Advocates Against Hunger, Lower Providence Presbyterian Church, and the Montgomery County Foundation Inc., to bring the Montgomery County Interfaith Coalition Conference on Oct. 10, to Lower Providence Presbyterian Church, 3050 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Over the years, the culinary students at Central Montco Technical High School in Plymouth have prepared and hosted international buffets, thematic gourmet dinners and decadent bake sales. The school’s student-run restaurant is a favorite with savvy local foodies (and bargain-hunters). But as the 2019-20 academic year begins, CMTHS’s aspiring chefs are hoping to expand their off-campus presence via an energized catering service helmed by Chef-Instructor Randy D’Angelo.
New PennDOT data shows roundabouts — including two in Chester County — have been responsible for reducing fatalities, injuries and crashes.