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.

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…

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…