Hallowe’en approaches and kids (of all ages) will soon holler “Trick or Treat” but what does that mean? Is there a threat implied that if you don’t get a treat you’ll play a trick on someone? And, yes, it once did mean just that and everyone played along. You went door-to-door and got your c…

Dr. Morton Langsfeld III, “Mickey” to those of us who were lucky enough to be his friends, passed away in late summer. It was a shock, one that will take a long time to get over. Mickey was one of those guys you just always expected to be around. We graduated from Cheltenham High School toge…

Lowman Henry (Times-Chronicle, 9/22 makes it sound as if energy companies began operating more efficiently and cleanly out of the goodness of their hearts, and that environmentalists should be overjoyed that Marcellus Shale gas drillers are no longer losing 15% of their product to leakage.

Although Lowman Henry’s characterization that use of natural gas has reduced America’s carbon dioxide emissions is appropriate (Ambler Gazette 22Sept2019), characterizing energy firms as doing "right by the environment” is quite a stretch. It is true that natural gas generates less carbon di…

There it was. In Deed Book 164. In 1873, it disclosed, Edwin Lacey purchased 38 acres from Isaac Perry. The land was part of a tract owned by the Hart family since the early 1700s, according to Deed Book 16, and now it was the area where the Borough of Ivyland would be established.

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Janet Elaine Gross of Sellersville, will be celebrating 65 years of service to the Daughters of the American Revolution this September. She and her mother were two of the thirty organizing members of the Towamencin Chapter of the DAR, which is located in Lansdale and meets at the Indian Vall…

Nine hundred and forty five days and we have lost our country. Our rights, our children’s futures, our electoral system, our allies, our credibility, our honor, our health, our social safety nets, our position of trust as a world partner seeking peace, our clean air, water and food, our nati…

In August 1619, a month or so shy of 157 years before Thomas Jefferson finished the Declaration of Independence, the first enslaved Africans were purchased by English colonists whose descendants would establish the United States. The 20 or more men and women were brought to Point Comfort, ne…

When reading the lead article of the June 9th Gazette, "A rally for reproductive rights," I quickly realized that the main message is not reproduction but the opposite: abortion rights or taking of the life of the unborn child. The cheer for women's rights at the expense of future women (and…

The volunteers of PLANT AMBLER, the group that plants many of the flowers that grace the borough’s business district, thank the following who have provided financial support thus far this year.

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.