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…
Three Tuesdays ago, right around lunch, dramatically dark clouds rolled in, wind whipped up the trees at the Schuylkill Center, and the skies opened up, dumping almost an inch and a half of rain on Roxborough within a very small window of time.
FLOURTOWN -- Rose Hudson-Wilkin is Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons and Priest-in-Charge of St. Mary-at-Hill, City of London.
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.
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.
When the Jenkintown-born botanist and horticulturalist Mary Gibson Henry at age 82 died of heart disease on April 16, 1967 in Wilmington N.C. while on a field trip, according to her death certificate that I found online via Ancestry.com, she had lived an extraordinary life of intrepid travel…
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.
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.
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.
The Roxborough Bandits sponsored a revitalized Home Run Derby on Saturday at the Pearlman Complex. Bandits Coach Nick Rosley helped organize the event along with Lou Fresta Sr.
Recently about a dozen Schuylkill Center volunteers braved the hot weather to perform one of our ongoing citizen science projects, counting the butterflies that flutter through our center’s property. And find them they did.
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.
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., will host her 86th Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at Roxborough Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, 19128.
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.
“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…
The Mud Flats at Gorgas Park was officially reopened Saturday with the 21st Ward Fillies Junior Softball League playing an exhibition game to mark the event.
When I caught up with Chris Strub at the end of the day Monday, he was about to color the ears of eight baby opossums with non-toxic markers to differentiate among them – this one red, that one blue – when another family, a dad and a young girl, came in the front door with a box.
ROXBOROUGH — The Chestnut Hill-based Outdoor Gardeners group will present its Standard Flower Show, “The Magical Land of Oz,” June 7 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Cathedral Village Retirement Center, 600 E. Cathedral Road, Roxborough.
CHESTNUT HILL — The Chestnut Hill Conservancy and the Chestnut Hill Community Association will present the 2019 Chestnut Hill Great Houses Tour May 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.
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.
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…