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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Local Authors Provide Tableau of Historic Training Ground for Colored Troops in La Mott

by Joyce Werkman President Lincoln’s Civil War Emancipation Proclamation triggered a string of events leading to the chance for newly freed Negro slaves to fight for their own enduring freedom as soldiers on the Union side. A culmination was the development of Camp William Penn, the historic training ground, remnants of which still exist in […]

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Another Free Concert and Long-form Improv This Week at New Whites Pines Performance Space in Elkins Park

New Orleans native Keisha Slaughter will perform this Friday night at The White Pines Place. As a music therapist in addition to being a talented singer/songwriter, Keisha inspires with her rich narratives and resonant voice. She sees her work, both as an artist and healer, as emerging from the same inner core. Keisha will be […]

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Cheltenham Twshp. to Start Brush Collection Pick-up

Now that the cursed snow and ice have released their grip on the branches and debris downed by winter storms, Cheltenham Township will offer a special free brush collection to remove it. Based upon leaf collection routes, the schedule is as follows: Friday, March 28 – Routes 1 to 5; Friday, April 4 – Routes […]

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Presentations on the Historic ‘Spectacle’ of Camp William Penn this Thurs. Evening

After two years of war, the North was reeling. President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had gone into effect, and a group of prominent Philadelphia businessmen pledged to support both the the Union cause and the emancipation of African slaves. So the Abolitionist group, primarily Quakers, formed a patriotic club called the Union League. Next they set […]

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Glenside Flood Project At Least Nine Months Further Behind Schedule

Staffing disruptions at the PA DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) have plagued the latest incarnation of the Glenside Flood Project, pushing back completion to June, 2016 – in a best-case scenario. Less than a year ago, the project got a conceptual go-ahead from Cheltenham Township’s commissioners and was projected for a September, 2015 ribbon cutting. […]

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White Pines Productions Announces its New Residence in Elkins Park

White Pines Productions, the plucky homegrown avant-garde community arts group, has landed a new home back in Elkins Park.  After losing their magnificent space as bystanders in a nasty real estate battle at the Elkins Estate about a year ago, the production company has landed on its feet in its hometown neighborhood. White Pines will […]

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Army Corps Provides Flood Study Update

The update on the Tookany flood control study by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) last week, as much as anything else, came down to one number: $2.3 million. That’s the average amount in flooding damage that analysts have calculated is born by Cheltenham Township and its residents on an annual basis. It’s a number […]

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