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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…
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…
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.
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.
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?
WHITEMARSH — Although her post as carillonneur at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, keeps her largely out of sight, Lisa Lonie has been a prominent fixture on this area’s summer music scene since 2000. During her nearly two decades at the historic Fort Washington house of worship, Lonie has he…
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.
Covanta Plymouth awarded Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School students scholarships through the Colonial School District Education Foundation. Students, Jessica Valentine, Andrew Stricklin and Sarin Smith each received a $1,000 scholarship towards their STEM-related college education.
LANSDALE—“All characters are welcome” at Nick Prosseda’s new barber academy, Modern Male Barber Academy, at 209 W. Main Street in Lansdale, which opened to students earlier this month.
The first time around — with almost anything — is the hardest, and Yaniv Aronson’s first wedding back in 2018 was no exception. Three or four “I do’s” later, things have gotten progressively easier. Becoming more familiar with the process, including the rotating venues and shifting cast of r…
Big ticket events like ongoing French Open tennis and June 7-July 7’s Women’s World Cup in Paris may be scoring global sports headlines. But members and fans of this area’s Civic Green Special Athletes are just as excited about their June 8 end-of-season picnic and BBQ at Miles Park in Lafay…
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.
Central Montco Technical High School has added a new wrinkle to the local summer camp scene for ‘tweens. The Plymouth Meeting-based school’s recently announced Grab-A-Day Activity Camps will allow ascending sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to explore everything from automotive technology …
Just days ago, Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" became the most expensive work by a living artist when it sold for $91.1 million at a Christie’s New York auction. The previous record wasn’t far behind. David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (pool with two figures)” went for some $90 million last year.
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.
NORRISTOWN — A Plymouth Township man is in jail awaiting his fate from a judge after he admitted to charges he illegally possessed a gun and was engaged in drug trafficking activity.
Although May 5’s Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with good times in the United States, Mexicans are more likely to celebrate on Sept. 16 – their country’s Independence Day. And they’re not likely to be eating Taco Bell take-out on either day since the chain never caught on south of the border.
WEST NORRITON — Norristown Area School District is fully on board with the first-of-its-kind registered apprenticeship program to train K-12 public school teachers to further develop their skills that was recently unveiled by Governor Tom Wolf.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man who prosecutors said “solves his problems with a knife” was sent to prison for stabbing another man in the back, face and eye because he was upset his son called the victim “da da.”
PLYMOUTH — Numerous studies confirm business and industry’s continuing need for skilled vocational and technical workers … no surprise to the teachers and staffers at Central Montco Technical High School in Plymouth Meeting.
NORRISTOWN — Comparing him to a “hardened robber” and giving him at least a year in prison for each client he bilked, a judge said a former Lower Providence lawyer deserved a lengthy term behind bars for stealing $167,871 from clients, some with special needs.
NORRISTOWN — A Chester County woman must report to state prison next month after she admitted to leaving the scene of a fatal Memorial Day weekend crash in Norristown.