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.

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The Roxborough United Soccer Club was recently invited to participate in the taping of Fox 29's "ClassH Room" at their Market Street studios. A select group of family and friends were also invited to be members of the studio audience.

This summer the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) continues to fund the Summer Career Exploration Program, at North Light Community Center located in Manayunk, as a part of the citywide WorkReady summer jobs initiative.

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One of the summer’s hottest days (Friday, July 19) was Super Hero Day at the Hatboro Area YMCA. The campers put a spin on the title and dedicated the day to local superheroes. Camp Director Cindy Auspitz worked with the Hatboro Fire Marshall, Erick Myers, to coordinate the event.

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In the 15th Chapter of Luke, Jesus presents three parables. In each there is a story of lost and found: the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son. When something or someone is lost they need to be found.

I looked up Chestnut Hill on Google, searching for something else, and immediately got distracted. On the web site was a photograph captioned “Old Cress Hotel,” and it’s obviously the well-known Robertson’s Florists building on Germantown Avenue.

PHILADELPHIA — State Senator Christine M. Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, announces that seven elementary schools within the 2nd Senate District have been selected to receive federal funding to provide students with fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day.

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For Roxborough resident and Philadelphia Fire Department Lieutenant Ken Pagurek, turning 50 is a reason to celebrate, and that’s exactly what he will be doing on July 28 as he rides 65 miles on his bicycle from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in the Ben to the Shore Bike tour.

PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., is joining efforts with a local senior center to offer produce vouchers to eligible adults aged 60 and older from 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, July 19 in her district office, 6511 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, 19128.

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“Coming soon!,” shouts the large sign to passersby on Ridge Avenue not far from Wigard, “30 single-family homes, 10 twin homes.” And just like that, another piece of Roxborough open space disappears. Worse, with no hint of irony, the sign announces the area’s new name: Roxborough Reserve. So…

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MANAYUNK — The Manayunk Arts Festival, the tri-state area’s largest outdoor juried arts festival, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary.

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ROXBOROUGH — The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education will celebrate Earth Day with its eighth Naturepalooza festival Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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MANAYUNK — Through a grant from the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust’s Food, Clothing and Shelter Program, North Light Community Center will provide assistance in the form of a one-time $250 grant to eligible households in the 19127, 19128 and 19129 zip codes experiencing difficulty with coverin…