A pair of concerned homeowners walked into the Schuylkill Center early last week in a bit of a panic. “We have lanternflies everywhere,” they told Steve Goin, our Director of Land and Facilities. “What do we do?” And many others have been calling our front desk with the same question.
This peculiar story begins with Frankie Bradley. His restaurant’s name still exists, but the place is nothing like what it was when Frankie was alive.
The Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road album cover photo shoot -- by photographer Iain Macmillan on Aug. 8, 1969 -- reportedly took 10 minutes. But 50 years after the Abbey Road record was released on Sept. 26, 1969, the distinctive image still draws countless fans to the London intersection to mimi…
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.
Jenkintown Borough Council welcomed several presentations from members of the community during its July 24 meeting.
EAST ROCKHILL — A federal appeals court has affirmed previous federal district court decisions in favor of the Pennridge School District in a case in which a former student accused the district of discrimination and deliberate indifference to her pleas for help.
SKIPPACK — CrossFit Rage in Skippack combines working out with bettering the community, which truly allows people to look good and feel good.
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.
Ten new Eagle Scouts from Whitpain Township Troop 98 were formally awarded Scouting's highest rank on August 4th at a ceremony held at the Manor House at Prophecy Creek. This brings to 70 the number of Eagle Scouts minted by Troop 98 since its founding in 1997.
AMBLER – Summer is a time for sun, swimming and, at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, reading and science! This year’s Summer Reading Program received a $4,000 donation from Ambler Savings Bank to fund programming such as “Mad Science” events and the Franklin Institute at the Ambler and…
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.
At the request of Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), the Upper Dublin Public Library has been awarded a $1 million grant by the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
NORTH WALES — When Jens Rosmus came to America as a German exchange student in 1987, he knew he wanted to be a contributor to the country, and even more so, his community.
The dirt-cheap ornaments and decorations were a big hit at Colonial Neighborhood Council’s recent Christmas in July Sale. Even bigger? The home-baked cookies and cold lemonade served by CNC Kid Crew members and siblings Jacob and Chelsea Snyder.
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.
If it’s summer in Roxborough, Gorgas Park is the place to be, with its popular summer concert series, and – coming July 31! – the Parks on Tap pop-up beer garden. Widely considered the Central Park of Roxborough, Gorgas is a thriving hub of the community.
THREATS — Isaac Lewis, 46, of Horsham, was charged with terroristic threats and harassment following an incident that was reported on July 13, Perkasie Borough Police Department said. A warrant was issued and he turned himself into police on July 23, police said. A preliminary arraignment wa…
One of the spunkiest historical figures with local roots who throughout her hard life took “the bull by the horns” was Louisa May Alcott, the famed author of the groundbreaking novel “Little Women.”
If she hadn’t become a lawyer, would the new branch manager at Conshohocken Free Library have discovered she actually wanted to be a librarian?
HATFIELD — A new 12,000 square-foot building housing orthopaedic services is slated to open on Route 309 next to the Colmar train station in May of next year, Grand View Health CEO and President Jean Keeler said during a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site Wednesday morning.
BLUE BELL — Two franchisee partners are opening a new fitness studio in Blue Bell and are kicking it all off with a month of free classes.
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.
FRANCONIA — Bicycling isn't only good for you physically; it's also good for mental health, according to the organizers of Positive Pedalers for Mental Wellness.
Residents crowd the Hatfield Aquatic Center on Friday as three days of excessive heat began. Area pools and air-conditioned spots were in demand throughout the weekend as temperatures climbed into the upper 90s, hitting 100 in some places. An excessive heat warning by the National Weather Se…
KING OF PRUSSIA — Route 73 (Skippack Pike) and several other state highways in Montgomery County will be reduced to a single lane with flagging on Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for tree trimming operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Pen…
There have been news articles and broadcasts almost daily for weeks about the controversy over closing Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Maybe I missed something, but I didn’t see anything about the history of the hospital. Or, who was Hahnemann?
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.
NORTH WALES — Katie Spencer was recognized for leaving her mark in the community at the second annual Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game on May 31.