To submit your community event for inclusion in Around Town, email email@example.com.
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.
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.
The Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society’s new member Georgie Gould will present “Historic Photos from the RMWHS Archive Get a Face Lift” on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
This month’s Readers Digest has a long article about experiments that find that humor activates our brains and enhances our well-being, perhaps more than anything else.
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 …
As I noted last week, one of the most popular things to see at my nature center is the observation beehive, our bee colony behind a glass window. If you've not yet seen it, please come check it out. When you open the door, thousands of bees greet you, but all behind a glass window. And there…
Back in the mid-1880s, when those unrealistic new labor unions were suggesting that workers should have Saturday afternoons off from the normal 60-hour week, observing the first Monday of September as Labor Day was a new concept.
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.
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…
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.