Mike Weilbacher’s note: For many years, Chestnut Hill’s Linda Rauscher was an educator at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education here in Roxborough and the Awbury Arboretum in East Germantown. Sadly, she passed away this December, leaving behind many friends and colleagues at both…
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 — More than 150,000 volunteers are expected to participate in the 25th annual Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service, to be held on the Jan. 20 King federal holiday.
The theater at Allens Lane Art Center presents the comedy classic, "The Philadelphia Story," written by Philip Barry and directed by Noël Hanley.
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.
With the calendar pages turning over to a new year – and a new decade to boot – it’s time for our annual roundup of New Year’s resolutions from community leaders across Roxborough.
PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., has scheduled her fourth book club meeting for residents of the 194th Legislative District.
PHILADELPHIA — 3 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 91st Town Hall Meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 in Cathedral Hall at Cathedral Village, 600 E. Cathedral Road, Philadelphia 19128.
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.
PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her annual Holiday Open House event from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at her district office, 6511 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia.
On Thanksgiving Day 1920, the leaders of Gimbel’s department store at Ninth and Market streets in Philadelphia came up with an unusual idea. It sponsored a parade.
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.
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.
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 …
The Roxborough Aces Special Needs organization wrapped up their fall season of football clinics by holding a group practice session with the Roxborough Eagles.
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.
State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will co-host a free Sunday shredding event open to constituents of the 194th Legislative District.
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.
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…
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 — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 89th Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Wolcoff Auditorium of the Roxborough Memorial Hospital located at 5800 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia.
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 — Friends of the Wissahickon is celebrating 95 years of successful stewardship of Wissahickon Valley Park with Love Where You Live, a 95th Anniversary Celebration Party at Erdenheim Farm on Oct. 11.
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.