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Any Suggestions for Your State Legislators? League Event Set for Tonight

Got a message for Harrisburg?  How’s that budget comin’ along is probably the most glaring – if obvious – of questions you could ask, but few seem to be in the know on that one.  And that might well include the governor himself.  At this point, going on...
Posted On Jan 21 2016
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Schools

New School Board Waives Option for Tax Increase Beyond Act 1 Limits

The Cheltenham school board on Tuesday night swore in its newly elected members, chose new board leaders and announced its decision not to seek exceptions from the state to allow tax increases for the next fiscal year beyond the regular Act 1 ceiling. David Cohen, Joel Fishbein,...
Posted On Dec 09 2015
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Arts

CC’s Weekend Picks

In Cheltenham  Storybook Musical Theater presents The Wizard of Oz at Gratz College  Saturday, December 19 – Wednesday, December 30                                 Follow the adventures of...
Posted On Dec 17 2015
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CC’s Weekend Picks

In Cheltenham  Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club Open House  Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13                                 12 noon – 4 p.m.  Founded in 1946 by ten men, this...
Posted On Dec 10 2015
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CC’s Weekend Picks

In Cheltenham  The Old York Road to Freedom  at Saint Paul’s Elkins Park Church Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6              Read the Citizens’ Call article for more on this...
Posted On Dec 03 2015
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Vocalist Suzanne Burgess in Concert at the Arts Center Wed. Night

Up next in Jazz Bridge’s Cheltenham Neighborhood Concert Series is vocalist Suzanne Burgess and her band.  She’ll be center stage at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne...
Posted On Dec 01 2015
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CC’s Weekend Picks

In Cheltenham  Saturday, November 28 Glenside WinterFest     1 p.m. – 5 p.m.      Glenside welcomes Santa in style. See the Citizens’ Call article. In the Area Holiday Garden Railroad...
Posted On Nov 26 2015

Neighborhoods

Feb. 1 Comment Deadline and Fiscal Impact Study Set for Zoning Overhaul

by Edie Cerebi A deadline of Monday has been set for public comments by the Cheltenham Board of Commissioners on the comprehensive rewrite of the township’s zoning ordinance that has been...
Posted On Jan 28 2016
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An Early Christmas Present for CreekSide Co-op

This is the story of a food co-op that applied for a loan but had to “settle” for a grant.  CreekSide Co-op in Elkins Park applied for a $250,000 loan through the Montgomery County...
Posted On Dec 17 2015
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Final Workshop on Comprehensive Zoning Changes Set for Thursday

by Edie Cerebi The third and final workshop on Cheltenham’s Revised Draft Zoning Ordinance is set for this Thursday evening.   The focus will be on Mixed-Use Districts, an important new...
Posted On Dec 15 2015
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Celebrate Winterfest and Small Businesses this Saturday in Glenside

This year’s annual WinterFest in Downtown Glenside is set for this Saturday, Nov. 28 and will coincide with the national celebration of Small Business Saturday.   The event will run from 1 to 5...
Posted On Nov 26 2015
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Recent Disaster Drill Offers Valuable Training for Cheltenham First Responders and School District

In a world where vulnerability in public spaces can seem as palpable and, unfortunately, as plausible as putting one foot in front of the other, Cheltenham Township’s first responders, in...
Posted On Nov 20 2015
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Food

An Early Christmas Present for CreekSide Co-op

This is the story of a food co-op that applied for a loan but had to “settle” for a grant.  CreekSide Co-op in Elkins Park applied for a $250,000 loan through the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority, but was awarded today a $151,500 economic development grant by...
Posted On Dec 17 2015
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CreekSide Hires New GM, Another Accomplishment on Ambitious To-do List

CreekSide Co-op announced yesterday the hiring of a new general manager, Duncan MacGilvray of Blue Bell.  MacGilvray brings an extensive background in the food services industry, most recently at the Food Bank of South Jersey, where he was director of operations and responsible...
Posted On Nov 10 2015
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Store ‘Reset’ at CreekSide Gets in Motion this Week

As part of its strategy to boost sales now that its new financial structure is about to kick in, CreekSide Co-op is busy reorganizing shelf space and gradually introducing new products.  They call it a store “reset,” and it means that after a systematic analysis of...
Posted On Sep 28 2015
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Sustainability

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Clean Campaign Launched to Recycle Those Political Signs

There’s no going negative with this campaign.  Been there.  Done that.  Montgomery County is running a clean campaign to take all those signs for candidates sticking up at every major intersection and recycle them. Rather than disposing of them in the trash, you can help...
Posted On Nov 05 2015
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Climate Report on PA Shows More Threats to Health, Water and Air Quality

According to a new report from Penn State University, dangerously high summer temperatures, more severe storms, an increased threat of some diseases carried by insects and drastic changes to agriculture and water quality are becoming facts of life for state residents. “The...
Posted On Aug 27 2015
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Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Set for Sat. at Abington Jr. High

Montgomery County’s household hazardous waste collection is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8 at Abington Junior High School.   The free residential collection opportunity, located at 2056 Susquehanna Rd, is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Toxic and flammable...
Posted On Aug 07 2015
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Public Accountability

State Watchdog Says Township’s Closed Session on Sewers Failed to ‘Err on Side of Transparency’

  In mid-September the Cheltenham Township board of commissioners held what appeared to be a routine executive session to discuss issues around the possible sale or divestiture of the sewer system.  The township is under pressure from the PA DEP to settle on a costly capital...
Posted On Oct 29 2015
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Don’t Let Oct. 5 Voter Registration Deadline Keep You from the Polls

If you intend to vote on election day, Nov. 3, but need to register or adjust your registration, Tuesday, Oct. 5 is the last day to do it.  You can check your status here. According to the Montgomery County Department of Voter Services in Norristown (1 Montgomery Plaza), office...
Posted On Oct 01 2015
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League to Explore Role of Third Parties in PA at Kickoff Event this Sunday

Third parties, independent parties – whatever you call them – all tend to draw pointed reactions from political activists.  Are they simple distractions or brave bulwarks of democracy, regardless of the number of votes they garner? The League of Women Voters of...
Posted On Sep 18 2015
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