18th Annual Arts in the Park Craft Show and Festival This Sunday

Artists, musicians, and the community at large will come together for family fun when the Friends of High School Park presents its 18th Annual Arts in the Park Juried Craft Show and Festival this Sunday, June 2nd at High School Park.  The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature for sale the […]

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A First Round of Deliberation on a Street Light in La Mott

A recent La Mott neighborhood meeting turned out about 25 people to talk about a single traffic light. The light in question is at the intersection of Sycamore and Willow Avenues, the major pedestrian way to and from the busy La Mott Community Center, where the meeting was held. To keep it or replace it […]

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Alexander’s Restaurant in Elkins Park Now Open

Alexander’s, a new restaurant in Elkins Park, just opened its doors. If you’ve been a bit curious about what is unfolding at the smartly refurbished eatery on Park Avenue, just around the corner from the Creekside Food Co-op, consider the seven-year slog that owner-entrepreneurs Peter and Teresa Szewczyk have endured to reach this point. They’ve […]

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Turtle Artisans Open Studio Tour This Weekend

Looking for a little artistic and creative inspiration this week-end? The people at Turtle Artisans have just the thing. It’s a self-guided tour of Cheltenham Township that showcases contemporary local artists working in all kinds of media – paper, fabric, jewelry, painting, photography, pottery and sculpture. Organized in concert with the Cheltenham Center for the […]

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Meeting at Rowland Community Center Targets Future of Its Playground Basketball

Commissioner Charlie McKeown’s Ward Seven update meeting at the Rowland Community Center last night had a packed agenda. Township Manager Bryan Havir along with Deputy Police Chief Kevin O’Brien and Acting Parks and Rec Director Brian Hinson were there to give a detailed rundown of township actions and plans, good news and not-so-good, all with […]

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Glenside Flood Control Project Reflects Recent Changes

The Glenside Flood Control Project, now finally starting to move from talk to reality, has gone through considerable evolution, not only over the years but even through the last month or so. The most clear-cut recent changes relate to the composition of the bio-retention basin involving the purchase and demolition of the Mack Electric building […]

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Glenside Flood Control Project Gets Initial Go-Ahead

After being in limbo for almost 20 years, the Glenside Flood Control Project got a conceptual go-ahead last night from Cheltenham Township’s commissioners. Following a presentation of alternatives and recommendation for action by the PA DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) at a public works meeting, the commissioners voted unanimously to approve a series of flood […]

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Weekend at Elkins Estate Brims with Success

It was a full weekend over at the Elkins estate. First a community clean-up of the grounds on Saturday and then tours and strolls through and around the magnficent Elstowe Manor on Sunday. Amy Ragsdale, who lives on the estate and organized all the painstaking logistics for the Dominican Sisters, told Citizens’ Call it was […]

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DEP Comes to Town to Report on Glenside Flood Control Project Wed. Night

The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will provide an update on the status of the Glenside Flood Control Project Wednesday night at the Public Works Committee meeting. The project, which has $4 million in state funds set aside for it, was stalled since 1994 because several large property owners critical to the DEP design […]

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Commissioners Vote to Appeal Kerlin Zoning Decision

The Cheltenham Board of Commissioners last night voted to take court action to oppose the Zoning Hearing Board’s recent approval of the Kerlin Farm development. In a part of the Building and Zoning Committee meeting that took on some drama, the vote on a motion by Commissioner Dan Norris to appeal the zoning board’s full […]

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