By Rick Cawley
We just observed another annual April Fool’s Day, and it occurred to me that I didn’t know why such a tradition exists. A little research found that nobody really seems to know why, although the idea has existed for several hundred years, by many different cultures.
One of the features of Harper’s Magazine in recent years is “Harper’s Index,” on a page always up front before a reader comes to the excessively erudite articles.
We'd like take a moment to shine the spotlight on our own, Dr. Dave Goldberg. He's been a tremendous asset to our team. Dr. Dave grew up outside of Philadelphia, in Cheltenham Township and received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Temple University. In addition to academics,…
NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia man is accused of multiple daytime residential burglaries and attempted burglaries in Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties, including one during which he allegedly performed a sex act in view of a 102-year-old woman.
Two state legislators with a background in public education have teamed up to call for the creation of a commission to look at reforming Pennsylvania's education system with an eye toward equity.
PHILADELPHIA >> James Harry Calamia has stepped down from his position as Executive Director of the Roxborough Development Corporation (RDC). following close to a decade of service to the organization.
On March 23, Mike Weilbacher, Executive Director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, received the 2021 Keystone award from the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators. This award recognizes an individual who has dedicated their life to advancing the quality and …
A campaign called “Connect with a Smile” is encouraging people throughout the region to turn that frown upside down, even while wearing a mask, to spread hope throughout the community.
NORRISTOWN — Conversations surrounding the rise of hate crimes against the Asian American community brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic found its way to Thursday’s Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting.
NORRISTOWN — Help is available for Montgomery County residents who may lack transportation to get to a coronavirus vaccination clinic when it’s their turn to receive the vaccine, according to county officials.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County has received a slight increase in COVID-19 vaccines from the state that will allow local officials to open an additional mass vaccination site in Willow Grove by the end of the week.
LIMERICK — A hearing for a proposal to build a two-story, 30,000-square-foot assisted living senior facility on 8.5 acres at 545 Lewis Road was continued until next month.
NORRISTOWN — The passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 offers additional relief for Montgomery County with opportunities to stretch the stimulus dollars over time.
WEST NORRITON — When the Norristown Area School District board of directors appointed Christopher Jaramillo and Cynthia Wirth to fill vacancies on the board this year, Wirth was in the unique position of bringing decades of teaching experience to meet the challenge.
NORRISTOWN — Nearly 150 Montgomery County residents tested positive for the coronavirus and two additional people died from the virus, according to the latest daily county data.
NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia man who was apprehended in Cheltenham Township in January after a search of his car revealed a pound of crystal methamphetamine packaged for sale was ordered to stand trial in Montgomery County Court on drug and weapons charges.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County recorded a coronavirus positivity rate that indicates the county is beginning to suppress the virus, according to the latest week-to-week data compiled by state health officials.
NORRISTOWN — Recognizing National LGBT Health Awareness Week, local leaders issued a proclamation and unveiled the newly revamped Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ LGBTQ+ health and support website.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County averaged about 105 coronavirus cases per day during the most recent three-day reporting period, according to the latest county data.
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has approved a measure requiring the state’s utilities to modify their collection policies to offer extended payment plans to help those with past-due utility bills.
Words interest me. I’ve been reading them since I was five years old or so, and working with them for profit ever since I sold my first writing while I was in high school.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials urge residents who pre-register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to identify their race or ethnicity in order to assist health officials in determining if vaccine is being administered equitably in the county.