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With the distinction of the oldest tree-lighting ceremony in the U.S., Perkasie celebrated tree lighting in style with a festival Saturday. Of course Santa was the honored guest who helped light the town's tree.
After months of internal discussion and research, Bucks County has OK’d in time for the 2020 presidential election a new voting system designed to thwart hackers with hand-marked paper balloting.
ABINGTON — Pasquale Neri, 60, of the 200 block of Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, a patient at a healthcare and rehabilitation center in Abington, was arrested Nov. 29 for an alleged sexual assault, after staff contacted police, police said.
The Souderton Holiday Parade had something for everyone with 90-some participants in a two-hour strut down Main and Broad streets. The parade began with the American Legion color guard and ended with the arrival of Santa by firetruck. The parade theme was a "Green Holiday" to encourage recycling.
PHILADELPHIA — A memorial ceremony was held on Dec. 4 to mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of city Police Officer Joseph Friel. The event was held at the intersection of Ridge and Acorn, where Officer Friel's patrol car was sideswiped by a drunken driver who crossed over into incoming…
The Souderton tree was lit in a Friday night ceremony that featured Santa's arrival, hot chocolate and activities for kids. The event kicked off the weekend that included the Reindeer Run and holiday parade on Saturday.
KING OF PRUSSIA — More than 70 community activists gathered recently in the Upper Merion Township building to discuss a burgeoning energy transition trend in southeastern Pennsylvania. At present, the region accounts for nearly 20 percent of the 145 municipalities nationwide which have commi…
Noritaka Iwasaki calls himself a traveling barber. He calls Philadelphia home but spends a lot of time on the road, most notably in Japan, which he visited recently for the Rugby World Cup and where he was asked to cut the hair of the members of the English team before they took the pitch ag…
DOYLESTOWN -- A 48-year-old Southampton woman has been charged in connection with the death of an 11-month-old Warrington baby under her care at the illegal in-house daycare she operated.
PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her annual Holiday Open House event from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at her district office, 6511 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia.
The Rockledge Model Railroad Museum will be open additional hours during the holiday season. The museum will be open between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 15, 2019; January 11 and 18, 2020; and February 8 and 9, 2020. Beginning in March, the museum will return to its original s…
HATBORO -- Hatboro Federal Savings presented a total of $222,222 in donations to nine local organizations that meet the criteria for Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). The EITC allows tax credits for eligible businesses that contribute to a scholarship, educati…
ABINGTON — A Huntingdon Valley man accused with two others of running a heroin trafficking operation was held for trial following a preliminary hearing Nov. 27 before District Judge John Kessler.
ABINGTON — A 62-year-old Cheltenham man was fatally struck by a vehicle around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 while walking on the sidewalk along Township Line Road in Abington, Abington police reported.
CHELTENHAM -- The Cheltenham Board of Commissioners recognized contributing members of the community during its Nov. 20 meeting in Curtis Hall.
Bethlehem Baptist Church prepared 320 Thanksgiving baskets to assist persons with food for their family to have a full Thanksgiving meal. Baskets were assembled and distributed by church volunteers. The church is at the corner of Dager Road & Penlyn Pike. Rev. Charles W Quann is pastor.
SOUDERTON — About a year ago, as Robert "Bob" Godshall was ending his 36 years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, he answered a call for assistance and tried to get help for the people who had called.
EAST ROCKHILL – After rejecting two previous rounds of bids for the planned renovations and addition to the municipal offices building, the East Rockhill Township Board of Supervisors got new bids at the board's Nov. 26 meeting.
FRANCONIA — Former state Rep. Robert "Bob" Godshall, who served 36 years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives before not running again in the 2018 elections, has died. He was 86.
PHILADELPHIA — Krista Wieder will take the helm at North Light Community Center in the Manayunk section of the city. Wieder is a dynamic and effective leader with more than 19 years of experience developing, supervising, and advancing strategic and sustainable initiatives in Philadelphia.
Five Montgomery County projects, including the Asplundh Pavilion in Willow Grove and a redevelopment venture in Abington Township, have won prestigious Montgomery Awards for outstanding design and community preservation.
A game of whisper down the lane that went “extremely sideways” is to blame for online threats at two Centennial School District middle schools, according to officials, who called the intimidations not credible.
There was an item in a magazine about the latest thing to be taken over by the computer: a game board. It seems that now someone can play chess or checkers or something archaic like Monopoly or Parcheesi, and the board itself is the opponent.
The story of Natalie Munroe, a teacher at Central Bucks School District, gained national attention a few years ago when Munroe wrote negative comments about her students on her personal blog and was fired.
JENKINTOWN -- Small Business Saturday occurs Nov. 30 with the transformation of Jenkintown's storefront windows, taking shoppers on an enchanting journey through the Holiday Story Walk.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners have put forth a 2020 draft budget that proposes a balanced operating budget of $17,442,290 with no property tax increase and an earned income tax rate of 1.0 percent. The budget reflects a reduction from last year.
AMBLER -- Fourteen police chiefs have joined with representatives of educational institutions and community partners to sign a Community Outreach Engagement Plan for Montgomery County to address race-related discrimination and bias.
The Pennsylvania election code has not been substantially reformed, touched, or tinkered with since it was enacted in 1937. So, 82 years have come and gone and states all over our nation modernized their voting processes. For example, more than a few states have mail-in voting only and early…
PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 90th Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Community Room of Falls Ridge, 4349 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia.
The Roxborough Aces Special Needs organization wrapped up their fall season of football clinics by holding a group practice session with the Roxborough Eagles.
Pennridge, Palisades and Quakertown school districts participated in the 31st annual Upper Bucks Veterans Organization Veterans Day program Monday held at Strayer Middle School. The main speaker was Craig Wilhelm, retired US Army Vietnam veteran. Music was provided by middle school choir and…
When it debuted in 2013, the Conshystuff Food Drive collected nearly 7,000 pounds of non-perishables for Colonial Neighborhood Council’s community food cupboard. At press time, this year’s drive had netted more than twice that amount for the small social agency, “which says a lot about the g…
“Take it one day at a time and enjoy doing what you do,” advised Birdie Dash when asked what the secret to her longevity is during her 105th Birthday Bash on Friday, October 25, 2019.
A Blacklight Dance Party. Cupcake Wars. Square Dancing. Mad Science. These are just some of the wide variety of themes offered by our Connecting Exceptional People Socials, a joint effort between William Jeanes Memorial Library and Parks and Recreation.
The 21st Ward Veterans Association will be hosting Veterans Day services on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Gorgas Park War Memorial. The Gorgas Park War Memorial is located at 6300 Ridge Avenue between Hermitage & Fountain Streets in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.