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Government

Montco Moves to New Emergency Alert System

Montgomery County is going to a new system of sending emergency alerts via phone, text, and email.  The system currently known as ReadyNotify will become ReadyMontco. The upgrade will begin shortly, according to the county, and subscribers will have to take steps to update their...
Posted On Jun 01 2015
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Schools

Superintendent Finalist Marseille Meets Cheltenham Public School Community

“Today has been an awesome day for me,” said Wagner Merseille, recalling his full-day experience meeting different segments of the Cheltenham school district community, from students and teachers to parents and administrators.  His final appointment in a day of high...
Posted On Jun 01 2015
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Arts

Brecker Tribute Concert on Tap Friday Night at CHS

The jazz legacy of 15-time Grammy award winner and CHS alum (’67) tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker will be celebrated this Friday night at Cheltenham High School.  The Sixth Annual Michael...
Posted On May 28 2015
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Township Historical Comn. Sponsors May 14 Lecture, Wants Ideas on Preservation

It’s National Preservation Month and the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission is holding a talk on “Preserving the Past.”  The guest speaker is Bruce Stocking, the...
Posted On May 06 2015
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Take in a Movie at the Cheltenham Township Drive-in May 9

Take ’em out to the movies the way they used to do it.  Either take the gang, or maybe just that special someone.  Get cozy in your castle on wheels and enjoy the show! That’s what...
Posted On Apr 30 2015
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Neighborhoods

PECO Announces Small Second Phase After Tree Trimming Reaches 11,000 Cheltenham Customers

To curb power outages during heavy storms, PECO has been busy in Cheltenham and across the SE Philadelphia region doing tree trimming.  The practice minimizes the dangers and loss of service...
Posted On May 27 2015
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Army Corps Study Rates Tookany Flood Reduction Project a Go

Funding Looks Promising The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recommended a plan for the development of nine dry detention basins to minimize flooding and reduce risk to lives and property in...
Posted On May 22 2015
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Veteran Journalist Dan Raviv Reflects on U.S. – Israeli Relations at Gratz

by Jodi Benjamin As a CBS correspondent, Dan Raviv has seen it all. He took the historic first El Al flight from Israel to Cairo. He witnessed the carnage at the American Marine barracks in...
Posted On May 22 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

Crossing City Limits: An Earth Day View of Philly’s Sustainability Future

Green City or ‘Energy Hub’? This issue doesn’t stop at the Cheltenham Avenue boundary.  An op-ed in today’s Inquirer speaks to the radically different visions of Philadelphia’s energy and sustainability future.  Whether the city continues along Mayor...
Posted On Apr 22 2015
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Getting Sappy: Reducing it Down to the Essential Sweet Stuff

by Judi Gratz Maple Sugaring season is starting later than usual around here because the temperatures have been staying below freezing. Now that the freeze/thaw cycle seems to have begun, I finally can get sap to cook. This comes to you straight from a tiny “sugarbush,” the term...
Posted On Mar 11 2015
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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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Public Accountability

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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Tuesday is Primary Day!

Polls are Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The first thing to know is it’s a primary.  That means that unless there’s a question or a special election on the ballot, you can only vote if you’re registered as a Democrat or Republican.  If you’re unclear about...
Posted On May 18 2015
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