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Smithsonian magazine describes its signature “Museum Day” – Sept. 21 this year – as “an annual celebration of boundless curiosity” and marks the observance by giving away tickets to numerous museums and cultural venues throughout the country. Participants simply go to www.smithsonianmag.com …

Between Friday, September 13 and Sunday, September 15, the Montgomery Township Regional DUI Enforcement Team will conduct sobriety checkpoints at an undisclosed location within the jurisdiction of one of its participating departments: Montgomery and Horsham Townships in Montgomery County, an…

A photo caption in last week's Back to School photo feature incorrectly identified two sisters in one of the photos as Macey and Kelly Najarian. The girls in the photo are Lia and Brenda Peralta. 

RESTON, VA — During the 2018–19 school year, along with other accomplished music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, Anna Ridenour from Jenkintown MS/HS practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in her local, district, regional, and state music ho…

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Celebrity host Phil Keoghan isn’t expected to fly in, prizes will fall far short of $1 million, and the competition won’t take participants around the world. Regardless, organizers promise anyone who shows up at Plymouth’s Harriet Wetherill Park for their version of TV’s Amazing Race on Sept…

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You don’t have to be Hispanic or speak Spanish to attend the Hispanic Heritage Celebration scheduled for Sept. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Conshohocken’s Coyote Crossing. In fact, organizers are hoping for a crowd that reflects the same broad demographic mix the popular Mexican restaurant attrac…

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PLYMOUTH MEETING — Addiction to alcohol, opioids, cocaine and any other substance kills thousands of Americans annually and impacts millions of lives.

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JENKINTOWN -- At the August 28 meeting, Borough Fire Marshall Kevin Lynch provided the Jenkintown community with updates regarding a long-awaited equipment purchase: a freshly-minted Spartan Aerial truck with a ladder range of 110 feet.

WORCESTER TOWNSHIP – Every summer, nearly 500 children descend on the 77-acre Variety Club campus located in Worcester Township for camp. Variety Club offers a number of summer camp options to children, ages 5 to 21, with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, including a day camp, overn…

King of Prussia, PA – PennDOT is planning a single lane closure Mondays through Saturdays on Route 63 (Welsh Road) between Jarrettown Road and Dreshertown Road in Upper Dublin Township on Tuesday, September 3, through Tuesday, September 17, from 9 AM to 3 PM for traffic lane modifications.

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AMBLER — June 24, 2019, may stand out as the day the greatest save was ever made on the pickleball courts at Ricciardi Park.

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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…

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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. 

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…

The Ambler Dog Days parade was held Saturday, Aug. 3 on Main Street in Ambler. Pooches were decked in their parade best, to the delight of the crowd. 

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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…

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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. 

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…