White Pines ‘Waits for Dough’? – Hardly; Next up: Dinner Theater Oct. 11

White Pines Productions, the arts organization in Elkins Park, has embarked upon a fall fundraising campaign they call, “Waiting for the Dough,” which, to be honest, seems a little misleading.  These folks clearly are not about waiting around. The torrent of of activities they’ve been generating and promoting since September to pay the rent and […]

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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 specialties and make it a memorable event that Glensiders and others […]

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Abington Festival Strings to Perform Benefit Concert for Elkins Park Library

A fundraising concert for the Elkins Park Library is set for this Sunday with the The Abington Festival Strings performing Sebelius, Greig, Bach and Tchaikovsky. The event, sponsored by the Friends of Elkins Park Library, is set for 3 p.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church, 1224 Melrose Ave. in Melrose Park  Tickets are $15. Proceeds […]

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More Questions on Major Real Estate Projects in Cheltenham, Including the Criminal Past of a Developer

Large real estate development projects continue to occupy center stage in Cheltenham Township and, consequently, so do the township’s board of commissioners.  The two latest developments in the spotlight are 1900 Ashbourne Road, a condo project that was approved by the commissioners for zoning relief  just two weeks ago, and Kerlin Farm, a multifamily rental […]

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More than 600 Tax Delinquent Properties Up for Sale in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is putting up for sale more than 600 tax delinquent properties next week.  County Treasurer Jason Salus has announced an Upset Real Estate Tax Sale for September 18, inviting qualified bidders to participate. “Properties offered at Upset Sale are chronically delinquent and have outstanding tax balances dating back at least two years,” said […]

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PA AFT Appeals Ruling on Union at Perelman School

After 38 years of a bargaining relationship between the Perelman Jewish Day School and its teachers, the school decided in March that it would no longer recognize the union, an affiliate of the PA AFT (American Federation of Teachers).  The school, which employs some 60 teachers and serves more than 300 students in kindergarten through […]

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Cheltenham Commissioners Approve Zoning Change for 1900 Ashbourne Condo Project

A mid-rise condominium project on an eight-acre parcel on Ashbourne Road near Washington Lane was approved for zoning relief Tuesday night by the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners.   The decision was the apparent culmination of a hearing process that began in February on an application for “conditional use” which allowed the developer to petition to override […]

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White Pines Theater Class Looks to Provide Openings for ‘Special’ Kids

What started as a casual inquiry is pointing the way toward a rich blending of theater and community-based education and service in Elkins Park. Karen Lecks Cohen and her daughter Isabel had been shopping at Creekside Co-op last March when they came out and noticed a sign across the street at White Pines Productions.   Next […]

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Labor Day Fire at Coventry House Apts. in Melrose Park

A small fire that caused much commotion and an extensive response from area fire companies broke out mid-morning Monday at the Coventry House Co-op apartments in Melrose Park. It turned out to be a “smoke fire” from a clothes dryer that was quickly subdued.  However, a firefighter and a resident were taken to an area […]

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Real Estate Round-up

The sale of the Elkins Estate by its longtime owners, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, will be closing shortly, according to Anne Lythgoe, special projects coordinator of the Sisters.   The buyer is Apeiron Holdings, which won passage of special zoning ordinances tailored to the property from the Cheltenham board of commissioners three weeks ago, setting in […]

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