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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…

PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 90th Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Community Room of Falls Ridge, 4349 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia.

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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.

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On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, the 21st Ward Veterans Association will host the 19th annual observance of the "Attacks on America" at the Gorgas Park War Memorial, 6300 Ridge Avenue between Hermitage and Fountain Streets in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. The service will commence at …

PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., has scheduled her free Senior Expo from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday, Sept. 26 under the tent in the lot off Rector Street on the grounds of Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia.

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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…

PHILADELPHIA — After almost 40 years at North Light, with 35 of them as the executive director, Irene A. Madrak, will be retiring at the end of the year. There could not be a better reason for a reunion of North Light alumni to get together, share memories, and honor Irene for her decades of…

GLENSIDE -- "An Afternoon of Spirituals and Hymns" was presented recently by Joann Frasier Dasent, founder of Regenerating Our Offspring Through Stories, Inc., to bring her collegiate thesis "The Enduring Effects of The Negro Spiritual and How They Continue to Energize The Human Spirit: Yest…

A young bully goat and a wise old goat with magic dust take to the stage in the children’s show "Billy the Baaadly Behaving Bully Goat: The Musical" as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Sept. 7-22 at Nest (1301 Locust Street, Philadelphia).

PHILADELPHIA — State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione and state Rep. Angel Cruz welcomed dozens of constituents to the senator’s district office in Fairhill to share valuable information about Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program and to help folks access the potentially life-changing medicines.