EAGLEVILLE — Montgomery County’s coronavirus death toll climbed to 10 with the deaths of an 86-year-old Plymouth woman and an 83-year-old Rockledge man.
TELFORD – The first fabric face masks Cathy Detweiler and granddaughters Baylen Detweiler and Meghan Jurin made to help in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus are four ply.
WEST ROCKHILL – Penn Foundation is accepting donations of face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure the organization has an adequate amount in case of a potential shortage.
Coffee with a Cop, handshakes, even meeting amongst themselves are on hold as local police maintain a distance from others while doing their jobs under the “new normal.”
Sixth grade at Presentation BVM School in Cheltenham recently learned about earth’s processes (weathering, erosion, and deposition) in a hands-on learninng environment. Students were tasked with building a structure, taking it apart (weathering), moving it to somewhere else (erosion), and cr…
Centennial School Board of Directors voted in favor of purchasing six new propane-fueled buses for the district at the board meeting on March 10.
APEX (gifted education) students at McKinley Elementary School in Elkins Park recently met with Rep. Ben Sanchez regarding a cause that is important to them – young people wearing helmets while riding a bike.
LOWER MORELAND -- Lower Moreland Township School District closed Friday, March 13, after Gov. Tom Wolf ordered that all Montgomery County schools close for two weeks in response to COVID-19.
HORSHAM -- Elementary schools in Hatboro-Horsham School District held many festivities in honor of Read Across America, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually during the week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2.
For the past few months, Pennypack Elementary School’s fifth grade students designed, collaborated and set in motion a food drive for The Lehman Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Students collected 6,061 items that they loaded onto a trailer and delivered to the pantry at Lehman’s Memorial Chur…
Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) announced that the Friends of Boileau has been awarded a grant for $20,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
UPPER MORELAND -- The Upper Moreland Free Public Library has once again joined with AARP to offer a Driver Safety Program, an AARP-developed classroom course to help drivers 50 years of age or older improve their skills and prevent traffic accidents.
ELKINS PARK -- Bryan T. Havir recently announced his planned retirement as township manager of Cheltenham Township. "I have been in communication with the Board of Commissioners and informed them of my intent to retire as township manager and board secretary of Cheltenham Township after eigh…
Joyce Koh, owner of Joyce Koh, LLC law firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., and Carolyn Forcina, vice president for Government Relations and Education at Pandion Optimization Alliance, have been named to the Salus University Board of Trustees, effective at the start of the year.
GLENSIDE — Top works of art from Bucks and Montgomery County high school students will be featured at the 33rd Annual “Touch the Future” art show at Arcadia University from March 1-27.
JENKINTOWN -- An executive session after the Feb. 26 public meeting saw borough council pass a four-year contract with the police department. The agreement includes a four percent salary increase over the first two years, and a four and a quarter percent salary increase over the latter two years.
BRYN ATHYN -- For those who like to take a hands-on approach to their Easter celebrations, Glencairn Museum is providing six opportunities to participate in its immensely popular Pysanky Workshop over two weekends in March:
HATBORO -- Every month, Blair Mill Elementary School students practice public speaking for a large audience and cultivate their leadership skills at student-led Town Hall Meetings. These meetings bring the school-wide community together and celebrate students’ accomplishments.
SOUTHAMPTON -- Four napping children were hurt, one of them critically, when a delivery vehicle drove 30 to 40 feet into a day-care center Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.
NORTH COVENTRY — After nearly 30 years with the township police department, Chief Robert Schurr had every expectation that he would end his police career here.
JENKINTOWN — Metropolitan Ballet Company will present contemporary dances, classical works, and host guest artists from The Washington Ballet’s Professional Training Division for Variations/Collaborations at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at Kurtz Center, William Penn Charter School, 3000 Wes…
The Cheltenham Township Police Department, along with 11 other Montgomery County Police Departments will be conducting a written examination of Police Officer on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Montgomery County Community College. Registration begins at 8:00 AM.
CHELTENHAM -- During a February 19 meeting in Curtis Hall, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the adoption of an ordinance amending the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO), a chapter of the township’s municipal code which determines the physica…
HORSHAM -- Keith Valley Middle School’s gymnasium was filled with energy on Friday, February 21, during the 14-hour floor hockey tournament known as the Keith Valley Challenge. Hundreds of eighth grade students pledged to compete in the largest Make-A-Wish Foundation student fundraiser in th…
HORSHAM -- Driver education teachers Justin Hager and Dana Sacony at Hatboro-Horsham High School wanted students to have a more realistic driver-training experience than a regular simulator on a computer screen. After they discovered that companies like FedEx and UPS train their delivery dri…
EAST ROCKHILL — State, federal and county officials are asking that the temporary ban on quarrying at Rockhill Quarry be made permanent.
The coronavirus pandemic that worldwide has killed hundreds and sickened thousands could meet its match in a “revolutionary” DNA-based immunotherapy vaccine developed by a Montgomery County pharmaceutical company.
HORSHAM -- The Phillie Phanatic held a special assembly for seventh grade students at Keith Valley Middle School due to their success in the "Phanatic About Reading" program. The program inspires students to read every day to improve their literacy skills while promoting a friendly competiti…
I was seven years old when I had my first work published. It was a poem and it appeared in a long-gone newspaper called The Easton Road Guide. The bug bit me at that young age, for sure, and I decided that I wanted to be a journalist. Actually I was torn between that and being an educator --…
Cheltenham Police Department took police dogs for a demonstration at Community Bible Study at Berachah church to show the students what police dogs can do. The demonstration showed how dogs become the officers' eyes as a study in how a blind person can "see." The police department brought tw…
Because the iconic community fire company ain’t what it used to be -- volunteer ranks are shrinking while financial needs grow -- it was necessary to see positive results in a Pennsylvania grant program.
ABINGTON — A young Abington woman and a juvenile male were arrested Feb. 6 after the two struck two police officers who responded to a call of a large disturbance near the Burger King, Abington police reported.
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.
ABINGTON — An 18-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested Feb. 6 and charged with the indecent assault of a child whose family knew him, according to Abington Township police.
WHITPAIN — A controversial residential development project at Mermaid Lake could draw a crowd as members of the Whitpain Township Planning Commission are expected to review the plans during a meeting next week.