HARRISBURG — Former Republican congressional candidate Kathy Barnette is now eyeing a spot in the U.S. Senate.
NORRISTOWN — Denise Ashe, of Norristown, believes the criminal justice system needs someone who understands the challenges people face in their daily lives and after decades of community service she believes she’s ready to serve her community as a district court judge.
NORRISTOWN — Elected officials, advocacy leaders and members of the community will gather Sunday to take a stand against discrimination and racism against the Asian American Pacific Islander Community.
NORRISTOWN — As the 57th week of the coronavirus pandemic in Montgomery County came to a close on Friday, officials reported 263 additional county residents tested positive for the virus — the sixth day this week that the county recorded 200 or more cases.
NORRISTOWN — Using the slogan “Return of the Medi,” Montgomery County authorities are providing county residents the chance to safely rid their households of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications at an upcoming event to help combat the opioid epidemic and drug overdoses.
LANSDALE — A Towamencin Township man with a 2012 conviction for possessing child pornography must answer to new charges in Montgomery County Court for a similar crime after detectives discovered alleged child pornographic images on his cell phone.
The Swedesford Garden Club annual plant sale will be held outdoors, rain or shine on May 8th from 9 AM to 1 PM. The sale will include a great variety of plants including: perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, houseplants and succulents. We will also have Mother’s Day teacup flower arrangements and other gift items. There will be plenty of garden goodies such as plant markers, dried plant materials, vases, garden books, figurines and much, much more! Be sure to check out the ‘Bargains from the ‘Garden’ table. Location: 1943 Armstrong Drive Lansdale, PA 19446 (Off of Morris Rd in Upper Gwynedd Township.
CONSHOHOCKEN -- April is National Poetry Month, and Conshohocken Free Library is marking the observance with pop-up poetry stations at 10 spots throughout the borough. CFL staffer Harry Hoy organized the event and came up with the idea as a way “to bring poetry to the local community and encourage the public to engage with their surroundings in a new and thoughtful way.”
LIMERICK — Township supervisors voted 3-2 to oppose zoning relief being sought by a developer who wants to destroy existing wetlands and replace them with new ones in order to build nearly 300 housing units and commercial space at Lightcap and Evergreen roads opposite the Costco.
NORRISTOWN — The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continued to climb this week in Montgomery County during a spring surge of the virus with health officials recording more than 200 new positive individuals in the latest daily report.
WEST CHESTER — On Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. West Chester University President Christopher Fiorentino, and wife Susan Fiorentino, will host a virtual conversation with award-winning actor, director, producer and writer Henry Winkler.
LIMERICK — The continuation of a hearing on a proposal to build a two-story, 112-bed assisted living senior facility on 8.5 acres at 545 Lewis Road was supposed to be about a traffic study done by the developer.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County’s Office of Public Health received 21,000 additional doses of vaccine this week from the state and officials will open two new vaccination sites, in Pottstown and Lansdale, on Friday.
On May 5, 2000, only five days after the canonization of Saint Faustina, Saint Pope John Paul II decreed that the Second Sunday of Easter would be known as Divine Mercy Sunday.
DOYLESTOWN — The Bucks County District Attorney's office has announced charges against a former police officer in Warminster Township, who also worked briefly in North Wales, for alleged sexual abuse.
LOWER GWYNEDD — CBRE has been retained as the exclusive leasing agent for Spring House Innovation Park (SHIP), a 133-acre multi-tenant life sciences campus located along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Corridor at 727 Norristown Road in Spring House, Lower Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County.
With no substitute for blood and no way to manufacture it, volunteer donors are essential for hospital patients in need of transfusions. During National Volunteer Month this April, the American Red Cross is celebrating the blood, platelet and plasma donors who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and urging healthy individuals to join them in giving.
UPPER MERION — RSVP has been awarded a $30,000 two-year grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts in their ongoing support of its Volunteer Executive Consultants (VEC) program.
HORSHAM — A Horsham man is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography while using his home computer equipment and internet file-sharing software.
HARRISBURG — While the number of distracted driving citations decreased in Pennsylvania in 2020 during the pandemic, Montgomery and Chester counties were among the top three counties leading the state in the number of such citations, according to statistics compiled by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
NORRISTOWN — More than 200 Montgomery County residents tested positive for the coronavirus, three more people died from the virus and the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients increased as the spring surge of the virus continues, according to the latest daily data compiled by county health officials.
NORRISTOWN — A proposal to outsource positions advocating for some of the area’s most vulnerable residents was met with opposition during the April 1 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Commissioners’ Chairwoman Val Arkoosh announced her intention Monday to run for the U.S. Senate.
NORRISTOWN — Local leaders authorized a series of contracts totaling approximately $1.8 million during the April 1 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting.
HARRISBURG — The coronavirus positivity rate surged in all seven Southeast Pennsylvania counties, including Montgomery County where it increased more than two percentage points from the previous week, according to the latest week-to-week data compiled by state health officials.
NORRISTOWN — As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to surge in Montgomery County, health officials announced that pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for residents who qualify for Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination distribution program.
LANSDALE — If you've heard the terms "fair school funding" a lot recently, but don't quite know the ins and outs of the issue, keep the night of April 13 free.
WHITPAIN — The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, the international honor society for two-year colleges, recently recognized Montgomery County Community College’s two PTK chapters — Alpha Kappa Zeta at the Blue Bell Campus, and Beta Tau Lambda at the Pottstown Campus — as 2021 PTK REACH and Five-Star chapters.
Southeastern Pennsylvania suburban schools with larger proportions of Black and Hispanic students are not only underfunded by the state but the effect of that shortfall results in lower levels of minority student achievement, according to a recently released report.
NEW HANOVER — Last year, as officials were putting together a funding package to try to preserve the 455-acre Girl Scout Camp that straddles the New Hanover, Upper Frederick Township line, New Hanover pledged $50,000 toward the effort.
NORRISTOWN — As the Victim Services of Montgomery County kicks off a series of programs recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has prompted organizers to take their events online.
NORRISTOWN -- Each year parishioners of St. Patrick Church in Norristown commemorate the Stations of the Cross, the 14 specific events of the last day on earth of Jesus Christ, beginning with his sentencing of death by crucifixion. This year the Living Stations took on a different look because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While performers and the faithful in attendance were required to wear masks, the meaning and intention of the living devotion remained pure.
For Christians throughout the world, Easter is the holiest and most joyful of days. This year, as the country tries to reopen in the midst of the pandemic, church and school children adapted to the limitations, and, with adjustments, presented Living Stations of the Cross during Holy Week, as well as reenactments of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Today, Easter Sunday, the world celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His triumph over death.
NORRISTOWN — Expressive Path takes everyone back to a time of “Peace, Love, and Music.” if only for a few hours, when the nonprofit organization hosts its free annual “Spring Fling,” at Norristown’s Centre Theater, on April 23, 6 to 8 p.m., and virtual-style, from Expressive Path’s Facebook page.
NORRISTOWN — As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues to roll out in Montgomery County, local leaders authorized several contracts totaling roughly $213,000.
NORRISTOWN — As the 56th week of the coronavirus pandemic in Montgomery County came to a close, more than 200 additional people tested positive for the virus and more than 100,000 residents had been fully vaccinated, according to the latest daily reports issued by county and state health officials.
PLYMOUTH — March 22 was World Water Day, but the mission behind the observance is a year-round focus for members of Conshohocken United Methodist Church and Conshohocken Plymouth Whitemarsh Rotary Club.
NORRISTOWN — A Delaware County man was held for trial on charges he fatally shot another man during an altercation on New Year’s Eve in Norristown.
With only six months left until the federal enforcement of REAL ID begins for commercial domestic air travel and other federal purposes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reminding Pennsylvania residents who want a REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards to gather their needed documents as soon as possible to ensure they leave plenty of time to get their REAL ID before the federal enforcement date.
EAST NORRITON -- Despite recruiting during a difficult year filled with COVID-19 uncertainty and lockdowns, Norriton Fire Engine Company is meeting its goals for its volunteer recruitment and retention campaign. Last March, the Fire Company launched its new recruitment website, NorritonFire.org, to kick off the campaign. The website collected 29 volunteer inquiries and five applicants officially joined.
The local Home Garden Contest is back for the 9th year and is returning with exciting tour events meant to inspire people to get growing.
NORRISTOWN — Lawyer Todd N. Barnes fondly recalls the high school law and mock trial program that inspired him to consider a career in the legal profession.
WHITPAIN — With flowers beginning to bloom and warmer temperatures in the forecast, that must mean spring is just around the corner. It also means it’s the perfect time to find out how to benefit from a Montgomery County Community College education.
NORRISTOWN — The number of coronavirus cases continued to climb this week in Montgomery County with health officials recording 200 new positive individuals in the latest daily report.
NORRISTOWN — While Montgomery County officials remain concerned about a surge of COVID-19 cases in the county, they received some welcome news from state officials — more vaccine is coming to the Southeast Pennsylvania region.
NORRISTOWN — Recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Victim Services Center of Montgomery County has a slate of virtual events all month long.