Hard Work Behind the Scenes Makes for an Annual Spectacular July 4 in Glenside

July 4 is just three days from today.  You live around here and you have kids?  Pretty good chance you’re going to the Glenside parade on Friday, or, to be more precise, the 111th Annual Grand, Glorious, Patriotic Parade.  Now that’s a mouthful, but if you’ve been to any of the first 110,  you know […]

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Greenwood Ave. Bridge Opening Signals Optimism After Tough Times for Local Businesses

It may not have been a signal of world peace, but at a major crossroads in a small corner of the globe called Wyncote, a bridge between two municipal neighbors was finally revived Monday morning.   The refurbished Greenwood Avenue Bridge, a vital link between Cheltenham Township and Jenkintown Borough, was unveiled with smiling public officials […]

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Zoning Hearing on Ashbourne Road Multi-family Condo Project May Conclude Monday Night

A zoning hearing on a multi-family development proposal on Ashbourne Road that has been dragging on since February, is set to resume Monday night before the Cheltenham Board of Commissioners.   It appears likely to be the final session. The developer seeks to build a midrise condominium project of 145 (originally 146) units on an […]

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Greenwood Ave. Bridge Reopening Appears to be a ‘Go’ for Monday Morning

“Barring any unforeseen complications,” says Penn DoT Assistant Press Secretary Gene Blaum, the long awaited reopening of the Greenwood Ave. Bridge should be a reality by Monday morning, June 30. Blaum told Citizens’ Call today that only final details remain for completion, including the painting of new traffic lines, sign installation, pouring decorative concrete caps […]

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‘Un-Block Party’ Set for Sunday to Celebrate Greenwood Ave. Bridge Reopening

After two years of construction, residents and businesses around the Greenwood Ave. Bridge between Wyncote and Jenkintown finally have something to celebrate, and they’re going to do just that. Jenkintown Borough and Cheltenham Township are presenting a “Greenwood Ave. Bridge Un-Block Party” this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. in recognition of the imminent reopening […]

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Arts in the Park is Another Smash – with an Assist from the Weather

A young lady with an electric personality! (photo credit: Kevin Reis) It was the “world’s best” Arts in the Park festival, Gail Kostoroff, FHSP Operations Manager, told Citizens’ Call.   She hadn’t done the final counts, but she was confident that the whole community was especially “thrilled” with the event this year and expects that the […]

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‘Sustainable Cheltenham’ to Highlight Community Environmental Efforts at Arts in the Park This Sunday

This year’s Arts in the Park festival will feature a collaboration with Sustainable Cheltenham in highlighting inspiring environmental efforts across the community.  A project which unites residents, businesses and other stakeholders behind a shared vision of environmental stewardship, Sustainable Cheltenham will present a series of events during the daylong celebration Sunday at High School Park […]

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Housing Prices Up in Montco, but Not Cheltenham or Springfield

The latest survey of housing prices by the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) indicates an upswing for most of the county, an indication that Montco’s housing market is finally recovering from the bubble that began to burst in 2007. The survey released by the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) last week shows that the overall […]

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Downtown Glenside Arts Festival Set for Tomorrow

The Downtown Glenside Arts Festival will run from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The day will celebrate the arts and highlight participants of the Downtown Glenside Arts Festival Art Contest and Earth Day clean-up volunteers. Located on Easton Road, the event will span the distance between the Glenside Train Station on Glenside Avenue […]

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New Flood Plain Ordinance Proposal Questioned at Cheltenham Planning Commission

Based on the mandates of the PA law and the National Flood Insurance Program run by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency), Cheltenham Township is working toward approval of a flood plain conservation zoning district.  Whether and how it will affect neighborhoods at risk was the question Monday night.  Montgomery County’s Cheltenham-assigned planner, Joe Nixon, […]

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