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The Upper Moreland Free Public Library is challenging adults to read five books between January 1 and March 31 for the Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Participants can sign-up online at umfpl.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack App and create an account.

The National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) awarded Karen Kanter, principal of Simmons Elementary School, with the Distinguished Principal credential. NISL’s panel of experts selected Kanter and others who met the highest standard of professional experience, proven leadership success…

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FORT WASHINGTON -- The Kids ‘n Smiles Toy Drive at an after school program on Gerard Avenue in North Hills last month appeared to be a great success, according to Fort Washington Business Alliance and Executive Board President Glenn Griffin.

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HORSHAM — Funds to construct a system to steeply reduce the amount of PFAS-contaminated water leaving the Horsham Air Guard Station have been released, moving the project forward.

The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types -- especially type O -- and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of ty…

The time to act on the climate crisis is not in 20 or 30 years, it is now. The science is clear that as carbon dioxide levels increase in our atmosphere and oceans as a result of burning buried fossil fuels we are gambling with the stability of the only world we have. The planet is warming, …

Lowman Henry's declaration (Times-Chronicle, 12/15) that the current process of redistricting of legislative and congressional district boundaries is already perfect -- and that changes now being contemplated to that process, for the next round of redistricting after the decennial 2020 censu…

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CHELTENHAM -- The Cheltenham Board of Commissioners bid adieu to a community leader, colleague and friend during Dec. 18’s meeting in Curtis Hall.

ABINGTON — The Jin Lian Asian Massage parlor, 2743 Jenkintown Road, Ardsley, was held up at gunpoint by a male wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt around 1 p.m. Dec. 29, police said. Anyone with information about the robbery or the male captured on surveillance video is asked to contact Detec…

At the end of December, the Schuylkill Center says a bittersweet goodbye to Claire Morgan, who is retiring at the end of the month. One of our longest serving employees, Claire was hired in 2001 to work on community programming, and became a fixture here for the next 18 years, serving as an …

A Christmas Tableau was presented at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Blue Bell. The Tableau was presented by the sixth grade students of the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) under the direction of Madeleine Fitzgerald. First grade angels, under the guidance of their teachers, Maria …

Hatboro-Horsham High School’s community-service based organization, Interact Club, reached their goal of more than 1,000 blessing bags at the stuffing party on December 12, 2019. Interact Club works with Angels in Motion, an organization that strives to help those dealing with the disease of…

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. 

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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. 

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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…

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ABINGTON — Three suspects have been charged with the Oct. 8 theft of money from an armored car at the Willow Grove mall, Abington police reported Nov. 29.

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…

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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.

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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.