DRESHER -- The Montessori School (TMS), 1701 Jarrettown Road, began its 50th year this fall of educating young children using the Montessori method of education.
For many years, at Christmas time, I received in the mail the next year’s Motto Calendar. Some Philadelphians call it the Quaker Calendar, or the Scattergood Calendar.
Parents: Working from 9-5 pm may make you feel uneasy about leaving your teens at home. North Light is making space for high school students in need of a supportive environment to complete their online class work with adequate lighting, room to stretch out and have lunch pro- vided by the sc…
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.
PHILADELPHIA >> Roxborough Memorial Hospital announced that it has opened a fully-operational cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab), providing clinically complex care to critically ill heart patients.
AMBLER -- Downtown Ambler, the SEPTA train station, and several parks will look and feel a lot cleaner after volunteers from the local area join the Ambler Environmental Advisory Council in a Cigarette Butt Clean Up on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
BLUE BELL -- Wissahickon Valley Public Library announces the launch of the 2020 Renovation Celebration Online Silent Auction. The fundraiser represents the culmination of the library’s efforts in a year-long $400,000 Capital Campaign for the expansion and renovation of the Ambler Branch libr…
A little filler item in a recent magazine said that William Phelps Eno invented the stop sign. I confess that I had never heard of Mr. Eno, and looked into that name on line.
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…
Labor Day is a peculiar holiday that sort of tumbled into existence. The idea of such a holiday probably never occurred to the first labor organizations in the early 1800s.
One of the many peculiar things about human beings (except you and me, of course,) is that we like to denounce categories of people because of the bad behavior of some of them.
Throughout this pandemic, the Schuylkill Center’s trails have been open, and many of you have taken advantage of that, walking the Ravine Loop to see our spring wildflowers, sitting in our pine grove to beat the summer’s heat. We’re so glad you did.
Ask anyone in Roxborough what they love about living here, and one of the first things they’ll mention is the Wissahickon, as walking along Forbidden Drive or dining in Valley Green are long-held Roxborough traditions.
AMBLER -- Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard approached the community this summer for help with their landscaping, and Cub Scout Pack 408 was eager to step up.
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.
Wissahickon School Board met [August 6] to re-evaluate their school opening plan, based on the Superintendent's recommendation to move to a fully virtual program given developments that have occurred over the last few weeks. I listened with dismay as the President of the Board said over and …
We are here to help you. Things are really uncertain right now in the world. The food pantry offers a monthly food service (including frozen meat and baked goods, fresh dairy items as well as shelf stable foods like pasta, beans, drinks and snacks). We offer fresh produce on our food service…