PHILADELPHIA - A social service agency, with the help of community members is continuing to provide free meals for children this summer.
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.
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.
NORRISTOWN — Whether the floral designs are replete with white peonies, yellow roses or calla lilies, you can count on the result being fresh and elegant when "Wedding Blossoms" are in full bloom at the Norristown State Hospital on May 4.
NORRISTOWN — A judge has urged a state appeals court to uphold a private detective’s conviction and jail term on charges he brandished a handgun and impersonated a police officer while threatening a Norristown couple during a “road rage” incident.
WEST NORRITON — Local Boy Scout troops, volunteer firefighters and community members will lead the way as the Historical Society of Montgomery County holds its annual flag retirement ceremony on April 27, beginning at 7 pm on the grounds of Historic Montgomery Cemetery.
NORRISTOWN — A Worcester man showed no emotion as a judge sent him to prison for at least a decade for sexually assaulting an underage girl on multiple occasions while she was in his company.
CONSHOHOCKEN — References to the Wood and Lee families exist throughout Conshohocken, but many contemporary residents — and business owners — have no idea how important these people were to the borough’s development.
NORRISTOWN — A jury determined that a Norristown man acted intentionally when he fatally shot two men in a car during a botched drug deal.
CONSHOHOCKEN — Those eye-catching Mission Kids blue pinwheel flowers that were supposed to sprout again in perennial fashion at Montgomery County Community College were “transplanted” this spring to a new location that may have taken many by surprise.
NORRISTOWN — For a man who avoids the spotlight at all cost, firefighter Tony Barbato has seemingly become the charmed focus of what many might call divine will.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man took “intentional and deliberate actions” when he fatally shot two men in a car during a drug deal that went awry, a prosecutor argued to a jury.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man accused of fatally shooting two men in a car during what he claimed was a botched drug deal will put his fate in the hands of a jury this week.
NORRISTOWN — With an order from a judge to “stay away from Arby’s,” a Norristown man will have to get his roast beef elsewhere, and for a while it will be in jail.
WHITEMARSH — Depictions of high school proms in cinematic icons like “Footloose,” “Pretty in Pink” and a slew of other teen movies typically end on a dramatic high note, complete with appropriate background music and special effects. But a variety of studies have concluded that real life pro…
NORRISTOWN — A Blue Bell man characterized by police as a “peeping Tom” is on his way to jail for photographing naked women while peering through windows at an East Norriton apartment complex.
WEST NORRITON — There is no shortage of student talent and achievement in the Norristown Area School District. And some of the district’s outstanding young people were recognized at the the regularly scheduled school board meeting Monday night.
NORRISTOWN — The big screen adventures of Captain Marvel, Shazam and the surviving Avengers may be front and center for most contemporary comic fans. But as Montgomery County—Norristown Public Library staffers prep for MCNPL’s fourth annual Comic Fest on April 6, their sights are set on a fa…
NORRISTOWN — A record number of students and exhibitors participated in ManuFest and More 2019, held March 12 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man is on his way to a state prison on charges he illegally possessed a gun, a crime uncovered during a traffic stop in Limerick.
NORRISTOWN — "In the hour we have scheduled for this press conference and questions, four or five more of our fellow citizens will be gone, another 15 will be wounded."
NORRISTOWN — Lawyers for a Delaware County woman accused of a double homicide in West Norriton are seeking a mental health evaluation for the woman to determine if she is competent to move forward with court proceedings on murder charges.
WHITEMARSH — Last November, the British health secretary introduced a public initiative that pronounced involvement in the arts a valid alternative to the “pill-popping” and “over-medicalising” favored by traditional mental and physical health protocols. At the very least, the measure noted,…
WEST NORRITON — Her courtroom reduced to “a landscape filled with trauma and tragedy,” a judge lamented the “scourge” of addiction as she sent an East Norriton man to prison for delivering a fatal dose of fentanyl to a woman who was a patient at a township hospital.
PLYMOUTH — Through the ages, circuses have ranged from the chariot races of ancient Greece and Rome to the former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey shows and today’s Cirque du Soleil.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man is on his way to state prison after he admitted to illegally entering the Bridgeport residence of a woman with whom he had a previous relationship and assaulting her during a confrontation.
NORRISTOWN — LaKeya Guy’s fifth-grade social studies students at Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy took a unique approach to their celebration of Black History Month.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man conceded that prosecutors had sufficient evidence to prove he assaulted a 2-year-old boy in his care and now he’s headed to state prison.
NORRISTOWN — A jury reached a partial verdict at the trial of a Philadelphia man accused of fatally shooting a Norristown man, acquitting him of one murder-related charge but deadlocking on another.