I was seven years old when I had my first work published. It was a poem and it appeared in a long-gone newspaper called The Easton Road Guide. The bug bit me at that young age, for sure, and I decided that I wanted to be a journalist. Actually I was torn between that and being an educator --…
Cheltenham Police Department took police dogs for a demonstration at Community Bible Study at Berachah church to show the students what police dogs can do. The demonstration showed how dogs become the officers' eyes as a study in how a blind person can "see." The police department brought tw…
Because the iconic community fire company ain’t what it used to be -- volunteer ranks are shrinking while financial needs grow -- it was necessary to see positive results in a Pennsylvania grant program.
ABINGTON — A young Abington woman and a juvenile male were arrested Feb. 6 after the two struck two police officers who responded to a call of a large disturbance near the Burger King, Abington police reported.
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.
ABINGTON — An 18-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested Feb. 6 and charged with the indecent assault of a child whose family knew him, according to Abington Township police.
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.
A crime-fighting program begun last fall in Ambler -- it’s one that figures the criminal element is camera-shy -- is off to a... well, let’s call it a blurry start.
HORSHAM — The Hatboro-Horsham School Board received an update from its construction manager, D'Huy Engineering, on the Crooked Billet Elementary School construction project during its Jan. 6 meeting.
WARMINSTER -- Discussion was heated at the Jan. 14 Centennial School Board meeting on the topic of sending board members to the annual National School Board Association conference.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Students at Simmons Elementary School achieved a lot for their MLK Day of Service on January 17. They worked with The Giving Tree organization for the third year in a row to create …
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.
CHELTENHAM -- Executive chef John McGreevy visited Presentation BVM School on Career Day during Catholic Schools Week to demonstrate the importance of teamwork and cooperation in the food service industry to seventh-grade students. Chef McGreevy was one of several visitors to the school on C…
The Cheltenham and Springfield Township school districts each received $35,000 in grant funding to develop technology skills in the classroom, State Rep. Steve McCarter (D-154) announced.
Students participated in several philanthropic opportunities on Monday, Jan. 19 during “Day On,” an event that's part of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Cheltenham High School. Students across Cheltenham School District completed a variety of projects during the…
SPRING HOUSE — Several area religious organizations participated in a show of unity on Sunday, Jan. 19, honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Every year, Pennypack Elementary School hosts Acceptance Day with an emphasis on accepting others to create a community of appreciation and understanding. This year’s theme was “What’s On Your Plate?” which focused on the important role food plays in people’s lives. Food has the power to bri…
ABINGTON -- The Abington Board of Commissioners accepted a Planning Assistance Contract and supported the (TTF) Tookany/Takony-Frankford Watershed Partnership project during its Jan. 9 meeting in Borough Hall.
WEST ROCKHILL — Township supervisors have voted to end the practice of paying for elected officials' health insurance, an issue that has been simmering in the township for over a year.
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.
ELKINS PARK -- The Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners held the annual reorganization meeting on January 6. The newly elected commissioners were sworn in for their four-year terms, including Cheltenham’s newest Commissioner Mathew D. Areman of Ward 1 (Glenside, Edge Hill).
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…
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.
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.
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…