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Cheltenham Celebrates Fourth with Festive Parades

There was something for everyone in this year’s East Cheltenham and Greater Glenside Fourth of July parades. CC was there to capture some of the spectacle.
Posted On Jul 06 2015
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Parades and Spectacle On Tap for July 4

When it comes to July 4 parades and celebrations, nobody’s got anything on Cheltenham and this area of the Philly suburbs.  The top of the line is Glenside’s parade-plus extravaganza now in its 112th year.  And over in Cheltenham Village there’s the East...
Posted On Jul 02 2015
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Independence Day Children’s Program in Glenside Rescheduled for Saturday

The July 4 We Love America Children’s Program put on by the Greater Glenside Patriotic Association is being rescheduled this year for Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m.  due to threatening weather and wet grounds predicted for tomorrow morning.  This came in this afternoon in an...
Posted On Jul 03 2014
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It’s a Mess Out There

It’s a mess out there. Tell you something you didn’t know? We’ll try. PECO is already calling today’s storm that brought mostly ice and freezing rain to these parts (north and west of Philly) “the second most damaging storm in PECO history.” As...
Posted On Feb 05 2014
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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...
Posted On Apr 24 2013
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Pomp and Parades Make July 4th Another Special Day

You have to hand it to ol’ John Adams. When it comes to his long-range projection for Independence Day celebrations, he certainly was right on the money: “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and...
Posted On Jul 05 2012
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East Cheltenham Parade Kicks Off at 11:30 A.M.

The annual East Cheltenham Community Council July 4 parade starts marching at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. Parade units assemble at the intersection of Front Street and Asbourne Road, near the site of Cheltenham Elementary at 11 a.m. Floats will be judged before the parade with rewards...
Posted On Jul 03 2012
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Free Parking on ‘Black Friday’ and Saturday in Cheltenham’s Business Districts

To kick start the holiday shopping season, Cheltenham Township Main Street is sponsoring free parking in the community’s five commercial districts on November 25 and 26, the “Black Friday” and Saturday after Thanksgiving. On both days, shoppers can focus on shopping...
Posted On Nov 21 2011
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McKeown Beats Back Democrat Morein in Ward 7, But Otherwise in Cheltenham, Election Night Belongs to Democrats

With party registration figures more than two to one against him, Charlie McKeown survived a tough battle against Democrat Heidi Morein to win his fifth straight term in Ward Seven Tuesday night, according to an unofficial vote count. McKeown won with 772 votes to Morein’s...
Posted On Nov 09 2011
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Political Profile: Charlie McKeown – Ward Seven Incumbent Candiate for Commissioner

Charlie McKeown stays close to home. He lives today on Township Line Road in the same house he was born in 56 years ago. Moreover, his mom was born in the township and his grandfather ran for commissioner here – and lost in the primary by eight votes. He’s always in...
Posted On Nov 04 2011
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