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Feb. 1 Comment Deadline and Fiscal Impact Study Set for Zoning Overhaul

by Edie Cerebi A deadline of Monday has been set for public comments by the Cheltenham Board of Commissioners on the comprehensive rewrite of the township’s zoning ordinance that has been in the works for the last 10 years.  The commissioners also have arranged for a...
Posted On Jan 28 2016
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An Early Christmas Present for CreekSide Co-op

This is the story of a food co-op that applied for a loan but had to “settle” for a grant.  CreekSide Co-op in Elkins Park applied for a $250,000 loan through the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority, but was awarded today a $151,500 economic development grant by...
Posted On Dec 17 2015
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Final Workshop on Comprehensive Zoning Changes Set for Thursday

by Edie Cerebi The third and final workshop on Cheltenham’s Revised Draft Zoning Ordinance is set for this Thursday evening.   The focus will be on Mixed-Use Districts, an important new category not part of the existing zoning code, which is very much in line with the...
Posted On Dec 15 2015
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Celebrate Winterfest and Small Businesses this Saturday in Glenside

This year’s annual WinterFest in Downtown Glenside is set for this Saturday, Nov. 28 and will coincide with the national celebration of Small Business Saturday.   The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wesley Plaza off of Easton Road. As always, Santa will arrive on a shiny, red...
Posted On Nov 26 2015
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Recent Disaster Drill Offers Valuable Training for Cheltenham First Responders and School District

In a world where vulnerability in public spaces can seem as palpable and, unfortunately, as plausible as putting one foot in front of the other, Cheltenham Township’s first responders, in conjunction with the school district, held a mock emergency operation recently. The point...
Posted On Nov 20 2015
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Cheltenham Church Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the End of Slavery

The Old York Road to Freedom St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Elkins Park is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in America on Dec. 5 and 6.  Entitled The Old York Road to Freedom, the story features Cheltenham heroes – both black and white –...
Posted On Nov 12 2015
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CreekSide Hires New GM, Another Accomplishment on Ambitious To-do List

CreekSide Co-op announced yesterday the hiring of a new general manager, Duncan MacGilvray of Blue Bell.  MacGilvray brings an extensive background in the food services industry, most recently at the Food Bank of South Jersey, where he was director of operations and responsible...
Posted On Nov 10 2015
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Garden Planting at Elkins Park Train Station This Weekend – Not too Late to Pitch In

The first phase of a new garden project around the Elkins Park train station and the revitalized Elkins Park East business district is being installed this weekend with the help of the Old York Road Community Organization (OYRCO) and Elkins Park East business district volunteers....
Posted On Nov 06 2015
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2nd Annual Elkins Park Fall Festival Takes Off on Saturday

Are you booked this Saturday?  Must be, unless you’re willing to miss a free community music festival featuring 28 acts at five separate venues – and only minutes from your doorstep. No, it’s not that Jay-Z has touched down to direct the musical traffic to some...
Posted On Oct 26 2015
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Word on the Street: Elkins Park Business Assn. Harvest Dinner Premier a Hit

When a dinner for 100 turns into dinner for 140 and, ultimately, 150, and the tables sell out three weeks before the deadline, well, you need not be a celebrity chef to figure out you’ve got a winner. The Elkins Park East Business Association, itself a bare fledgling, had...
Posted On Oct 15 2015
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