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LANSDALE — A 57-year-old Harleysville woman and her 13-year-old daughter were killed in a Jan. 29 traffic accident on Interstate 95 in Virginia while traveling to Parris Island, S.C., for the U.S. Marines boot camp graduation of another of the woman's daughters, various news sources said.

CHELTENHAM -- Students in grades 5 to 8 at Presentation BVM School have been competing to represent the school in the archdiocesan Religion Bee to be held next month.

ELKINS PARK -- Cheltenham Township is offering four free programs celebrating Black History Month between February 13th and February 29th. Residents are encouraged to attend these programs to learn about Cheltenham’s heritage and historical significance in African American history.

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UPPER DUBLIN — Questions about pedestrian connections, a planned dog park and use of the clubhouse at the 105-acre Twining Valley Park were among those posed by residents at a Jan. 28 township commissioners workshop meeting.

The Harleysville Hank Groundhog Day Extravanganza on Saturday gave the hometown favorite groundhog the chance to beat Punxsutawney Phil by a day with his prediction. Hank did not see a shadow in the morning fog at the Mennonite Heritage Center, and his handlers proclaimed spring is just arou…

ABINGTON - The Abington School District’s board of education endorsed a $171 million preliminary budget for the 2020-21 school year after reviewing the revenues and expenses, according to Superintendent Jeffrey Fecher and Business Manager Christopher Lionetti.

Students participated in several philanthropic opportunities on Monday, Jan. 19 during “Day On,” an event that's part of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Cheltenham High School. Students across Cheltenham School District completed a variety of projects during the…

FORT WASHINGTON -- The Kids ‘n Smiles Toy Drive at an after school program on Gerard Avenue in North Hills last month appeared to be a great success, according to Fort Washington Business Alliance and Executive Board President Glenn Griffin.

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HORSHAM — Funds to construct a system to steeply reduce the amount of PFAS-contaminated water leaving the Horsham Air Guard Station have been released, moving the project forward.

The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types -- especially type O -- and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of ty…

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CHELTENHAM -- The Cheltenham Board of Commissioners bid adieu to a community leader, colleague and friend during Dec. 18’s meeting in Curtis Hall.

ABINGTON — The Jin Lian Asian Massage parlor, 2743 Jenkintown Road, Ardsley, was held up at gunpoint by a male wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt around 1 p.m. Dec. 29, police said. Anyone with information about the robbery or the male captured on surveillance video is asked to contact Detec…

At the end of December, the Schuylkill Center says a bittersweet goodbye to Claire Morgan, who is retiring at the end of the month. One of our longest serving employees, Claire was hired in 2001 to work on community programming, and became a fixture here for the next 18 years, serving as an …

A Christmas Tableau was presented at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Blue Bell. The Tableau was presented by the sixth grade students of the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) under the direction of Madeleine Fitzgerald. First grade angels, under the guidance of their teachers, Maria …

With the distinction of the oldest tree-lighting ceremony in the U.S., Perkasie celebrated tree lighting in style with a festival Saturday. Of course Santa was the honored guest who helped light the town's tree. 

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After months of internal discussion and research, Bucks County has OK’d in time for the 2020 presidential election a new voting system designed to thwart hackers with hand-marked paper balloting.

ABINGTON — Pasquale Neri, 60, of the 200 block of Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, a patient at a healthcare and rehabilitation center in Abington, was arrested Nov. 29 for an alleged sexual assault, after staff contacted police, police said.

The Souderton Holiday Parade had something for everyone with 90-some participants in a two-hour strut down Main and Broad streets. The parade began with the American Legion color guard and ended with the arrival of Santa by firetruck. The parade theme was a "Green Holiday" to encourage recycling. 

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Noritaka Iwasaki calls himself a traveling barber. He calls Philadelphia home but spends a lot of time on the road, most notably in Japan, which he visited recently for the Rugby World Cup and where he was asked to cut the hair of the members of the English team before they took the pitch ag…