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The Andorra Library, under the guidance of Miss Molly, has revived its therapy dog reading program entitled “Paws For Reading." Thanks to the addition of a young golden retriever named Cooper, young children will have an opportunity to practice reading in a non-threatening environment to a c…

PHILADELPHIA — Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, continues its 10th season of progressive classics with the Philadelphia premiere of Angelina Weld Grimké’s 1916 masterpiece, "Rachel."

PHILADELPHIA — If you’re looking for a way to get involved in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, consider helping Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) in its ongoing grounds work project for the sixth annual service day at the historic Thomas Mansion in Germantown on Monday, Jan.…

MIDDLETOWN — A progressive top prize-winning ticket worth $347,839 for the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Chili Pepper Payout game was sold at a Roxborough lottery retailer on Saturday, Jan. 4, lottery officials said.

PHILADELPHIA – East Falls’ historic Old Academy Players continues its 97th season by presenting its 523rd production, the hilarious and charming Barefoot in the Park by American playwright, screenwriter, television writer, and librettist Neil Simon.

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On Thursday, Americans of all shapes, sizes and colors gather around tables overflowing with colorful cornucopias of food. And whether that table includes cranberry sauce or couscous, tortellini or tortillas, the centerpiece of the meal is likely that quintessential American bird, the turkey.

PHILADELPHIA — Krista Wieder will take the helm at North Light Community Center in the Manayunk section of the city. Wieder is a dynamic and effective leader with more than 19 years of experience developing, supervising, and advancing strategic and sustainable initiatives in Philadelphia. 

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The Roman Catholic and Archbishop Carroll football teams will square off on Thanksgiving Eve, putting an end to the decades long Roxborough-Roman rivalry.

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The Roxborough Rebels team headed to Cooperstown next summer hosted a fundraiser on Saturday night at IHM's Father Sullivan Hall.

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The Pennsylvania election code has not been substantially reformed, touched, or tinkered with since it was enacted in 1937. So, 82 years have come and gone and states all over our nation modernized their voting processes. For example, more than a few states have mail-in voting only and early…

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As noted here many times, one of the pleasures for me, a naturalist working in Roxborough, is the unusually large number of environmental professionals who call Roxborough home: landscape architects and architects; planners and park employees; birders and more. We’ve profiled your naturally …

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The 21st Ward Veterans Association will be hosting Veterans Day services on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Gorgas Park War Memorial. The Gorgas Park War Memorial is located at 6300 Ridge Avenue between Hermitage & Fountain Streets in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education will present the 2019 Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, its highest honor, to Mary Jane Stretch and Leah Stallings, the mother-daughter co-founders of the Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Chalfont.

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Firefighter Joseph Rippert III of Roxborough was recently awarded the prestigious Firefighter of the Year award in a ceremony at the Fireman’s Hall Museum in Center City. Rippert, an Army vet, was honored for his acts of courage and bravery in rescuing a man in a burning house on his block w…

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Tommy Guano would have loved it !! A sparkling fall day that would have been ideal for a training run along Forbidden Drive overlooking the Wissahickon Creek.

PHILADELPHIA — She’s My Sister, the Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, will host its Fifth Annual 5KWalk/Run, on Saturday Oct. The Walk-Run will take place in Fairmount Park, Memorial Hall at 8 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA — Northwest Philadelphia’s signature free fall festival returns Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine! The Revolutionary Germantown Festival features family friendly activities, food from local vendors, and two live re-enactments of the Battle of Germantown, w…

At the Schuylkill Center’s Port Royal Avenue corner, across the street from the Reservoir Preserve, you can see a small field in full bloom, tall, bright yellow flowers shouting their colors to passing pollinators like bumblebees and flies. Dismissed as weeds by too many of us, it’s one of m…

PHILADELPHIA — It's the end of the line for the iconic Trolley Car Diner. But before closing the doors, the eatery is planning a final, fun salute to its longtime customers.

The Roxborough Male Chorus will hold an open house on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 pm at Leverington Presbyterian Church, 6301 Ridge Avenue at Hermitage Street, Philadelphia. There is free parking in the church parking lot and on the street.