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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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Recently, plastic has been the object of much attention – environmental news feels saturated with increasing calls for bans on plastic straws and grocery bags; an unfolding crisis in the recycling industry triggered by China’s ban on imports on many recyclables, where most of America’s waste…

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UPPER SALFORD — A day after strong winds and rain accompanied by hail swept through parts of Montgomery County, with Upper Salford taking the brunt of the hit, the electricity was still off for the entire township and several roads were closed.

During the weekend of May 17 to 19, 12 Girl Scout troops from the Schuylkill Hills Service Unit, representing East Falls, Manayunk, Roxborough and Andorra held a Camporee at Camp Laughing Waters, near Gilbertsville.

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PHILADELPHIA — Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is celebrating 95 years as stewards of Wissahickon Valley Park on Saturday, June 1, with a Super Mega Volunteer Service Day Service day taking place simultaneously at 10 different park entrances. Teaming up with local community partners, busine…

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On Friday, May 31, some 76 high school seniors from Lankenau High School, the school district’s environmental science magnet school on Spring Lane in Upper Roxborough, will march down the aisle at the Keswick Theater in Glenside to graduate and receive their diplomas.

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ROXBOROUGH — The Roxborough Development Corp. will host its fifth annual Art Is Life spring street festival Saturday, April 27, on Ridge Avenue between Green Lane and Leverington Avenue in Roxborough.

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MANAYUNK — The Spring StrEAT Food Festival will return to Manayunk Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with more than 70 different food vendors along Main Street to kick off Manayunk Restaurant Week, which will run from Monday, April 15, to Friday, April 26.

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WISSAHICKON — A bridge along Henry Avenue, passing over Wissahickon Creek and Lincoln Drive in Fairmount Park, has been designated as the Brigadier Gen. Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays Memorial Bridge, state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-194, announced last week.

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MANAYUNK — In light of the government shutdown, select Manayunk restaurants are offering 25 percent off regular priced food items for furloughed federal government employees now until the end of the shutdown.

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LOWER SALFORD — A request to change the zoning on two tracts of land has been denied after township residents came out in droves to fight the move.