Candidates for area school boards are on the ballot for the May 18 primary election. Pennsylvania laws allow candidates for school director and judicial seats to cross-file in the primary on both party ballots if they choose. The following school board races show candidates as they will appe…

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The IHM CYO Track & Field team participated in the weekly Archdiocese meet at Arts Academy at Rush HS in the Far Northeast. The young athletes, all 64 of them, have shown significant progress in their scores through the course of the meets with many recording personal bests in the last c…

Our NASA and the European Space Agency plan to launch the billion dollar James Webb Telescope into orbit from the ESA spaceport in French Guiana on Halloween, though it’s neither a trick nor a treat.

Recently I happened to be near Wissahickon Middle School at dismissal time. As I drove down the street, I was pleasantly surprised to observe that each of the hundreds of students was wearing a mask! Thank you, students, for doing your part to try to keep everyone safe!

Shortly the US Senate will vote on S.R.1: the “For the People Act of 2021” or “Equality Act.” Note: The number 1 represents the highest priority bill introduced by the party controlling the House and Senate. Do not let the names fool you, they have little to do with “for the people.”

GLENSIDE --  Downtown Glenside’s Outdoor Market on Wesley Avenue is now open featuring a variety of vendors, the Shops of Glenside, and live music on  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays between April 24 and June 12, 2021. Support small businesses and shop and eat on Saturdays this spring.

UPPER DUBLIN -- The recipients of the Outstanding Educator, Citizen, and Non-profit Organization have been chosen in the 37th annual Upper Dublin Medals program. Each recipient is selected by a 9-member Selection Committee comprised of associates of the four partnering groups.

As we all hustle to get inoculated to avoid the danger of COVID-19, and read about its unfortunate fatalities, I think back to when I was young and the dreaded disease, until a vaccine was developed, was infantile paralysis, later called poliomyelitis, or just polio.

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Anxiety is creeping into the hearts of Americans. In a recent conversation I had with a member of my congregation about going out to a restaurant, having recently received her second vaccine, she commented, “I feel like I am becoming agoraphobic.” She lamented that as she was standing outsid…

UPPER DUBLIN -- Historic Preservation at Mattison Estate reached a meaningful milestone on March 30 with the placing of an expertly restored eagle statue atop the newly repaired gazebo. The restoration of the gazebo on the Mattison Property was a six-month long process and is just one part o…

AMBLER -- Five of Ambler Borough’s parks, playgrounds and the streets that surround them will be the focus of a volunteer clean-up event on Saturday morning, May 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Borough Park, Ricciardi Park, Knight Park, Jean Thompson Park, and Wahl playground were chosen by Ambler …

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A year ago, at this time, 21st Ward Junior League’s baseball and softball fields sat quiet and empty. No games. No practices. No loud cheers for a big hit. No sounds of children laughing. No hot dogs or pizza from the snack stand.

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.