A look back at the IHM CYO Cross-Country team in action in 2019 at the Belmont Plateau course. With CYO sports being shelved because of the pandemic, many students will miss out on the challenges of tackling the Belmont Plateau hills this fall.

The 21st Ward Veteran’s Association recently held their annual tribute to the victims of 9/11 and to honor the heroic efforts of first responders on that tragic day in 2001. This year’s event was held outside of the 5th District police headquarters at Ridge and Cinnaminson.

As the world wrestles with both treating current patients while racing to find a cure for COVID-19, biologists worldwide are focusing their attention on an unlikely COVID connection: bats. Long misunderstood, feared, and underappreciated, bats just might be patient zero for the virus-- scien…

A look at life in Roxborough, East Falls, Wissahickon and Manyunk through the prism of Facebook photos. 

 Lately I’ve been reading a lot in newspapers and magazines about Artificial Intelligence. The name refers to computers and such machines that duplicate the thinking process of real intelligence, which is done by the human brain.

The Roxborough Rebels recently competed in a U9 tournament at the Newtown Edgmont Little League Complex. The photos are from a 6-3 victory over MSI from Chester County.The Rebels were able to reach the tournament semi-finals before falling. The Rebels Larry Markey bashed two home runs in one…

The 4th installment of the Annual Mark Adamo Memorial Home Run Derby took place recently with a decidedly different demographic. What has generally been a contest of veteran players trying to show they still what it takes to pump long balls out of the yard in the initial chapters saw a drama…

Tropical storm Isaias plowed through the region on Tuesday, a meteorological freight train that left a huge path of ruin in its wake: drowned streets, homes, and businesses, downed wires and power outages, uprooted trees, at least five confirmed tornadoes, and one death, a 5-year-old autisti…

There have been several articles in magazines recently about how to compare dogs’ ages to human ages. I’ve never been sure why people want to do that, but it’s always been all right with me when people say that seven dog years equal one human year.

On June 3, a derecho - a supercell thunderstorm and a kind of storm we have only recently been experiencing - plowed through Roxborough and the Schuylkill Center. It downed trees and wires everywhere, blacking out a big section of our community (and the region), and even tragically killing a…

As if the pandemic, the economy, and racial justice were not enough to worry about, as if last week’s hot spell doesn't remind us that climate change needs to be addressed too, the Schuylkill Center invites you to consider one more threat to your health and well-being: plastics.

Our leaders at City Hall or thereabouts have announced that there will be no 2021 Mummers Parade. This is the Philadelphia equivalent of the trees not getting leaves in the spring.Under the anti-epidemic rules founded mostly on informed guessing, our city leadership has decreed that there wi…