Saint Mary Catholic School in Schwenksville and Saint Norbert School in Paoli, Saint Andrew Catholic School in Newtown and Saint Ignatius of Antioch Catholic School in Yardley  were selected as part of the 2021 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools in an announcement made by Miguel A. Cardona, Secretary of the United States Department of Education (USDOE), on Sept. 21.

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CONSHOHOCKEN -- Historians trace the first scarecrows to ancient Egypt and farmers who came up with the concept to defend their wheat fields from scavenging quail. Conshohocken is a far cry from Egypt, and the town isn’t exactly known for its farmers or wheat fields. But if local Kiwanis members have their way, the borough – and any neighbors that share its 19428 zip code – will soon be known for its scarecrows thanks to the club’s inaugural Scarecrow Contest.

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NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County jurors appeared attentive as the 30-year-old testimony of a man who claimed to witness the 1980 fatal shooting of a woman in Norristown was re-read to them at the accused killer’s retrial that was ordered by a federal judge.

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NORRISTOWN — A Delaware County man who was awaiting trial on charges he assaulted and strangled his girlfriend during a domestic abuse incident in July, allegedly fatally stabbed the young woman during an escalation of violence while they were on a Montgomery County trail last weekend.

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POTTSTOWN — A Pottstown man is accused of speeding and driving under the influence of fentanyl and traces of marijuana and without a valid license when he caused an Aug. 3 multi-vehicle crash in the borough that claimed the life of a 35-year-old Lower Pottsgrove woman.

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NORRISTOWN — As Montgomery County recorded nearly 300 new cases of the coronavirus and four more deaths during the most recent two-day period, officials announced Wednesday that all county and court employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18 or undergo weekly testing.

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NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County residents facing challenges related to job insecurity or seeking employment, training programs and vocational counseling or food relief can receive some assistance at two upcoming job and resource fairs sponsored by the county Office of Public Defender in Norristown and Pottstown.

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GLADWYNE, PA – A pair of nurses at Waverly Heights Life Plan Community is being celebrated for their volunteer efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jackie Donnelly, R.N., Director of Nursing, and Theresa Mscisz, R.N., Assistant Director of Nursing, have played an integral role in keeping their community safe by volunteering their time giving COVID vaccinations at Eric’s RX Shoppe in Horsham.

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NORRISTOWN — Perhaps the words of his son best described Phil W. Cavalcante and provided the lasting legacy of a man driven by faith and family. “His trust in God allowed him to live with strength, gratitude, courage and love.”

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WHITPAIN —The Centre Square Fire Company is hosting its 29th annual Fire Expo on Friday, October 1st from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Centre Square Firehouse, 1298 Skippack Pike in Center Square. There will be fire companies and apparatus from all across Montgomery County along with hundreds of first responders and activities for young and young at heart. 

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NORRISTOWN — A former Lower Salford man faces some time behind bars and anger management counseling after he admitted to strangling and assaulting a woman during a 2017 domestic disturbance in the township.

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NORRISTOWN — Have you ever thought you might want to work as a 9-1-1 telecommunicator — fielding emergency calls from the public and dispatching assistance? Do you have a sense of compassion for those in need, a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills?

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CONSHOHOCKEN -- While most football fans are looking ahead to this fall’s NFL and scholastic seasons, graduates of the former Conshohocken High School are looking back and celebrating the 70th anniversary of their 1951 team’s best season ever – one that remained undefeated and untied through contests with nine rival high schools.

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HARRISBURG — State Rep. Todd Stephens (R-151st) has announced that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) board of directors has approved Pennsylvania’s first funding award pursuant to Act 101 of 2019, Stephens’ legislation to fund efforts to remediate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a toxic contaminant found in water sources and systems throughout the Commonwealth.

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On Saturday, September 25 the Norristown Garden Club is hosting a Flower Show called Make Mine Music at the Central Schwenkfelder Church, 2111 Valley Forge Road. Lansdale, PA 19446. The flower show will feature horticultural and design displays.  There will also be a craft market.  The public is cordially invited to this free event.