NORRISTOWN -- Spokesmen for community food cupboards say the coronavirus pandemic makes contributions more important than ever given the influx of newly unemployed recipients, a drop in large donations by groups on temporary hiatus and personal quarantining by volunteers and supporters with …
TELFORD – The first fabric face masks Cathy Detweiler and granddaughters Baylen Detweiler and Meghan Jurin made to help in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus are four ply.
WEST ROCKHILL – Penn Foundation is accepting donations of face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure the organization has an adequate amount in case of a potential shortage.
Tower Health Urgent Care offers six locations dedicated exclusively to COVID-19 assessment and screening. These sites are being established to ease patient access to testing while keeping those with respiratory illness out of the hospitals and physician offices.
WHITPAIN -- Whitpain Township Police and Center Square Fire Company responded to a fire in a vacant house in the 200 block of West Maple Avenue at 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, according to a press release from police.
Coffee with a Cop, handshakes, even meeting amongst themselves are on hold as local police maintain a distance from others while doing their jobs under the “new normal.”
AMBLER – “Miss Daisy,” Wissahickon High School’s Robotics Team 341 had a lot to celebrate after this past weekend’s "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" (FIRST) Mid-Atlantic Hatboro-Horsham District Competition.
Joyce Koh, owner of Joyce Koh, LLC law firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., and Carolyn Forcina, vice president for Government Relations and Education at Pandion Optimization Alliance, have been named to the Salus University Board of Trustees, effective at the start of the year.
GLENSIDE — Top works of art from Bucks and Montgomery County high school students will be featured at the 33rd Annual “Touch the Future” art show at Arcadia University from March 1-27.
Hear ye, hear ye! Lords and ladies, boys and girls, good people of the kingdom of Upper Dublin: You are invited to attend Upper Dublin High School’s production of "Cinderella", by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and directed by Nicole Gerenyi. Prepare to be swept off your feet by t…
Jacqlyn Gallagher, fifth grade teacher at Blue Bell Elementary in the Wissahickon School District, was selected as one of 20 outstanding and dedicated teachers in the region for the 2019-2020 Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. Recipients of this award…
UPPER DUBLIN — Proposals to alleviate traffic bottlenecks, present and future, were presented to a roomful of residents at a Feb. 25 Board of Commissioners Planning, Parks and Library Committee meeting.
SOUTHAMPTON -- Four napping children were hurt, one of them critically, when a delivery vehicle drove 30 to 40 feet into a day-care center Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.
NORTH COVENTRY — After nearly 30 years with the township police department, Chief Robert Schurr had every expectation that he would end his police career here.
WHITPAIN — An unoccupied vehicle was struck by a SEPTA Regional Rail train in the area of Mount Pleasant and Railroad avenues Wednesday, but no one was injured, according to Whitpain police and SEPTA.
UPPER DUBLIN -- Upper Dublin Township Parks and Recreation Director Derek Dureka was chosen as the recipient of the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society’s Distinguished Member Award in Honor of Robert D. Griffith. This honor will be conferred at the PRPS Annual Conference at the Seven …
The Cheltenham Township Police Department, along with 11 other Montgomery County Police Departments will be conducting a written examination of Police Officer on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Montgomery County Community College. Registration begins at 8:00 AM.
AMBLER -- Gilmore & Associates, Inc., a civil engineering firm, presented to borough council the final plans for Ambler Square, a “pocket park” on the corner of Butler and Park avenues.
EAST ROCKHILL — State, federal and county officials are asking that the temporary ban on quarrying at Rockhill Quarry be made permanent.
The coronavirus pandemic that worldwide has killed hundreds and sickened thousands could meet its match in a “revolutionary” DNA-based immunotherapy vaccine developed by a Montgomery County pharmaceutical company.
UPPER DUBLIN — A 2020-21 preliminary $106.9 million budget calling for a 2.6 percent property tax increase was reviewed at a Feb. 13 Upper Dublin School District town hall meeting that drew only a handful of residents.
LANSDALE — A 57-year-old Harleysville woman and her 13-year-old daughter were killed in a Jan. 29 traffic accident on Interstate 95 in Virginia while traveling to Parris Island, S.C., for the U.S. Marines boot camp graduation of another of the woman's daughters, various news sources said.
WHITPAIN — A controversial residential development project at Mermaid Lake could draw a crowd as members of the Whitpain Township Planning Commission are expected to review the plans during a meeting next week.
JENKINTOWN -- Borough Council heard a presentation on behalf of Pennsylvania’s subsidiary of Aqua America, a water and wastewater service provider, regarding the firm’s 2019 acquisition of Cheltenham Township’s wastewater system.
ELKINS PARK -- Cheltenham Township is offering four free programs celebrating Black History Month between February 13th and February 29th. Residents are encouraged to attend these programs to learn about Cheltenham’s heritage and historical significance in African American history.
Upper Southampton Township has asked its residents to ignore information from its trash hauler allowing certain plastic items like chip, cereal and candy bags to be recycled.
UPPER DUBLIN — Questions about pedestrian connections, a planned dog park and use of the clubhouse at the 105-acre Twining Valley Park were among those posed by residents at a Jan. 28 township commissioners workshop meeting.
The Harleysville Hank Groundhog Day Extravanganza on Saturday gave the hometown favorite groundhog the chance to beat Punxsutawney Phil by a day with his prediction. Hank did not see a shadow in the morning fog at the Mennonite Heritage Center, and his handlers proclaimed spring is just arou…
ABINGTON - The Abington School District’s board of education endorsed a $171 million preliminary budget for the 2020-21 school year after reviewing the revenues and expenses, according to Superintendent Jeffrey Fecher and Business Manager Christopher Lionetti.
AMBLER -- Ambler Borough Council approved a 12-month contract with Red Tail Restoration & Land Management, LLC, and voiced its continued approval for the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership during its January 21 meeting in Borough Hall.
NORRISTOWN — Expressive Path students at Norristown Area High School, Art Teacher Sue Guido, and Pamela Martin, Executive Director of Expressive Path, recently accepted a $15,000 donation from Ambler Savings Bank. The donation, made through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit…
FORT WASHINGTON -- The Or Hadash Gun Violence Prevention Task Force’s Town Hall discussion with local legislators on current gun violence legislation Sunday, January 19, 2020¸ drew a large crowd and lively debate at Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist Congregation, in Fort Washington.