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Government

Township Seeks $6 Million to Relocate Public Works and Free Up Prime Development Site

Cheltenham Township is going after a $6 million state redevelopment grant to build a new Public Works Department facility.  But the real point of the project is not about Public Works but the development potential of the site it would be vacating. The northeast corner of the...
Posted On Feb 26 2015
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Schools

Mentoring Gets Enthusiastic Push at Parents Meeting

What do you do when your child deals with school like it’s bad medicine?  Maybe it’s motivation or learning differences or social or emotional issues she never lets on about.  Whatever it is, “do we quit on our kids, do we give up, or do we wake up?”  That...
Posted On Feb 24 2015
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Arts

Jazz Concert Series at Cheltenham Arts Center Features Vocalist Gloria Allende March 4

The Jazz Bridge Cheltenham concert series this month features Gloria Allende, a singer, dancer and songwriter whose repertoire includes jazz, R&B and Latin music. Born in San Juan, Puerto...
Posted On Feb 27 2015
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White Pines Creates Job of Director of Education

With its growing educational programming, White Pines Productions just created – and filled – a new staff position, director of education. Katherine Perry, a regular with the Bright...
Posted On Feb 18 2015
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NAACP Celebrates Black History Month with ‘Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders’

In recognition of Black History Month, the Cheltenham Area NAACP will feature the award winning documentary film Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders along with its producer, Joan Sadoff, at...
Posted On Feb 11 2015
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Neighborhoods

Aqua Water Main Project along Church Road Could Run through April

The hope was that the pipe replacement phase of Aqua America’s water main project around Church Road in Elkins Park would be completed by December.   Then the schedule was pushed back to...
Posted On Feb 27 2015
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Township Seeks $6 Million to Relocate Public Works and Free Up Prime Development Site

Cheltenham Township is going after a $6 million state redevelopment grant to build a new Public Works Department facility.  But the real point of the project is not about Public Works but the...
Posted On Feb 26 2015
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Auto Repair Shop Turned Down for Zoning Help in La Mott Historic District

by Edie Cerebi Finding that the applicant “created its own  ‘hardship,'” the Cheltenham Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) in December denied the request of Stenton Property, LCC for variances that...
Posted On Feb 23 2015
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Food

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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Food Truck Fundraiser a Big Hit at CHS

Some stomachs were grumbling but not the people waiting on line.  This one was a crowd pleaser, with estimates of some 2,500 people showing up for the Cheltenham School District Foundation fundraiser on Sunday. The food trucks were out in force, but they were swamped and...
Posted On Sep 15 2014
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Sustainability

Friends of High School Park Firing Up their Fundraiser for Feb. 28

Looking for a blockbuster Saturday night and a good cause to boot?  The Friends of High School Park have plans that will raise your spirits, if not your temperature, during these frigid times that can make sun worshiping seem like a major religion.  Mark your calendar –...
Posted On Feb 17 2015
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Moments from the NYC Climate Change Weekend

                  Bill McKibbon, founder of 350.org, and author Naomi Klein were two of the panelists who spoke at an event the evening before last weekend’s Sunday march in New York City, which reportedly drew hundreds of...
Posted On Sep 22 2014
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Students Find Recycling at CHS a Waste and Set their Sights on New Program Design

by Daniel Sbar and Nissim Lebovits Like homework and health class, a recycling program is one of those unavoidable and unremarkable things that most high schools just have.  Since 1988 recycling has been required in PA, and we have become one of the most progressive states in the...
Posted On Sep 15 2014
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Public Accountability

League Showcases PA Redistricting Issue with Amanda Holt

Those agitators at the League of Women Voters are at it again.  Now they’re complaining about the shape of legislative districts, of all things.  Seems they don’t like boundary lines that have an uncanny resemblance to dessicated salamanders.  (But that way you can...
Posted On Feb 27 2015
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Leach Offers Bill to Allow Immigrants in PA to ‘Come Out of the Shadows’ Under Obama Plan

State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montco/Delaware)) today announced legislation designed to provide access to driver’s licenses, educational opportunities, and labor protections for immigrants covered under President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration reform. Leach...
Posted On Feb 19 2015
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NAACP Celebrates Black History Month with ‘Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders’

In recognition of Black History Month, the Cheltenham Area NAACP will feature the award winning documentary film Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders along with its producer, Joan Sadoff, at its monthly meeting this coming Monday. The film presents the story of the Mississippi...
Posted On Feb 11 2015
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