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Group of PA Political Leaders Assert More to be Done to Combat LGBT Discrimination

The gay rights movement won its most cherished victory on Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court held on the basis of constitutional principles that marriage is for everyone, same-sex couples very much included. In an at times bitterly divided 5-4 decision, with the four against all...
Posted On Jun 26 2015
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Schools

Handshakes and Words of Inspiration Send 2015 CHS Graduates on to New Challenges

by Edie Cerebi With proud families and friends cheering, the 350 students of the Cheltenham High School Class of 2015 tossed their caps into the air to celebrate the milestone of their graduation Thursday evening. That the students persevered through four years of unprecedented...
Posted On Jun 13 2015
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Arts

CC’s Weekend Picks

Looking for something to do this weekend in or near Cheltenham? This is the first of a regular feature highlighting a few events that you may enjoy.    In Cheltenham Acoustic Blender at...
Posted On Jun 24 2015

Summer Concert Series Starts Up with Jazz at Curtis This Sunday

Cheltenham Township’s free summer concert series kicks off this Sunday with laid back jazz guitarist-vocalist Colton Weatherston performing at Curtis Arboretum.  It’s the first in the...
Posted On Jun 22 2015
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Chris’ Cafe Takes Jazz Bridge ‘Ambassador’ Award

“It ain’t easy to run a jazz club these days,” observes Suzanne Cloud, who knows more than a little something about the Philly region’s jazz scene and what it takes to...
Posted On Jun 18 2015
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White Pines Ensemble Enters Philly’s SoLow Fest

Looking for something completely different? White Pine’s resident ensemble Bright Invention is taking part in SoLow Fest, which runs from June 18-28.  The event, now in its fifth year, was...
Posted On Jun 14 2015
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Scenes and Moments from Arts in the Park

A day of community (with a little help from the weather) made for a glorious day at the Arts in the Park celebration on Sunday including…       a great display of craft items...
Posted On Jun 10 2015

Neighborhoods

Age Restricted Zoning Repealed but Doesn’t Go Away in Laverock

In a unanimous vote the Cheltenham Board of Commissioners at its last meeting repealed a zoning ordinance that allowed developers to build large multi-story residential projects that override...
Posted On Jun 29 2015
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Glenside Kiddie Pool Temporarily Shut Down

It was the opening of the public pool season on Saturday, but for some prekindergartners at the kiddie pool in Glenside, an otherwise near perfect summer day could have used some final edits to...
Posted On Jun 24 2015
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CreekSide Declares Challenges and New Initiatives at Spring Membership Meeting

by Kathleen Blandford CreekSide Co-op has got a lot in its shopping basket member-owners learned this week at its spring annual meeting. The announcement of the resignation of General Manager...
Posted On Jun 13 2015
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Crabmeat Thompson Performs at White Pines Saturday Night

Crabmeat Thompson will bring what one critic has labeled “a funky gumbo of folk, blues, country, rock, and jazz,” to the White Pines stage  at 8 p.m. this Saturday.  The performance is part...
Posted On Jun 11 2015
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Scenes and Moments from Arts in the Park

A day of community (with a little help from the weather) made for a glorious day at the Arts in the Park celebration on Sunday including…       a great display of craft items...
Posted On Jun 10 2015
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Food

Montco: Farmers Markets Popular for Locally Grown Goods

It’s that time of year when locally grown produce is only a short drive/walk away. Montco’s 11 farmers’ markets are in full swing and are as popular as ever, according to a recent Montco press release. In a county that has over 500 farms that grow a wide range of vegetables,...
Posted On Jun 16 2015
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Hungry Legions Search and Enjoy First Annual Glenside Food Fest

They came, they ate, they were nourished.  Well, “stuffed” might be a more accurate description of the scene  Thursday evening at the Glenside Street Food Festival, where throngs of gluttons – they were the only ones allowed in – searched out their...
Posted On Oct 10 2014
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First Food Fest with Other Attractions Set for Oct. 9 in Downtown Glenside

Great food, arts and crafts, music, and family-friendly activities highlight the First Annual Downtown Glenside Street Food Festival coming up next week. The new festival is primed to perk up a routine Thursday night with local restaurants and food trucks ready to serve their...
Posted On Sep 29 2014
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Sustainability

Climate Change Forum Tues. in Jenkintown with Congressman Boyle and Experts, Advocates

Coming on the heels of Pope Francis’ climate call to action, a forum is set for Jenkintown this Tuesday evening on the role of climate change locally and the upcoming federal rules on carbon emissions for power plants. Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) is joining health...
Posted On Jun 25 2015
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TTF Sponsors Backyard Buffer Tour Sunday

See how five Cheltenham homeowners beautified their properties while protecting local waterways on the Backyard Buffer Tour sponsored by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF). Last year the TTF worked with these homeowners to create riparian buffers on their...
Posted On Jun 15 2015
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TTF Clean Water Rule Forum Timely

The Clean Water Rule and the actions that need to be taken to protect it will be the focus of a forum sponsored by the Tookany/ Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), the Clean Water Network, and PennEnvironment on Wednesday, June 17, at Abington Friends School in...
Posted On Jun 12 2015
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Public Accountability

Group of PA Political Leaders Assert More to be Done to Combat LGBT Discrimination

The gay rights movement won its most cherished victory on Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court held on the basis of constitutional principles that marriage is for everyone, same-sex couples very much included. In an at times bitterly divided 5-4 decision, with the four against all...
Posted On Jun 26 2015
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Some Prefer Magic Markers to Vote, Others Want to Cast a Ballot for Mayor . . .

The great thing about election day is the anecdotes you get at the polls, even better if you get to watch it live.  Hopefully, it’s small stuff, minor incidents good for some laughs afterward without votes being jeopardized.  After some 20 years with the same DRE (direct...
Posted On May 20 2015
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Still Time to Be a Poll Worker in Montgomery County

Tomorrow is the primary election, but it’s still not too late to sign up to be a poll worker. The county typically scurries to fill empty slots as the clock runs down.   For a full complement of staff at its 425 precincts, Montgomery County needs 2,125 poll workers. ...
Posted On May 18 2015
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