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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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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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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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Store ‘Reset’ at CreekSide Gets in Motion this Week

As part of its strategy to boost sales now that its new financial structure is about to kick in, CreekSide Co-op is busy reorganizing shelf space and gradually introducing new products.  They call it a store “reset,” and it means that after a systematic analysis of...
Posted On Sep 28 2015
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Debt Relief to Give CreekSide Breathing Room to Bolster Operations

With firmer financial footing just days away, Creekside Co-op is looking to make changes that will strengthen operations and margins and finally bring growth and stability to the less than three-year-old Elkins Park grocery store. There are multiple components to the plan but it...
Posted On Sep 25 2015
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Lynnewood Gardens Celebrates New Additions

Lynnewood Gardens, the large garden apartment complex in Elkins Park, this week celebrated the opening of a community center, a leasing center and a new fitness center.  The 9,000 square foot addition off Ashbourne Road near the intersection of Washington Lane, which broke ground...
Posted On Sep 10 2015
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Police Put the Pieces Together through Cameras and Gadgetry to Nab Suspect in Elkins Park Burglaries

The preliminary hearing for Larry Rafiq Samuels, 37, accused of burglaries and related crimes in the early morning hours of July 19 in the area of the Elkins Park train station, was held today before Judge Elizabeth McHugh of Magisterial District 38-1-02 in her courtroom on...
Posted On Aug 13 2015
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CC’s Weekend Picks

There is so much going on this weekend that it was hard pick just three, so we didn’t. In Cheltenham Summer Music Festival at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Sunday, August 2 Enjoy an afternoon of music, knishes, and Klezmer at KI. The music begins at 1:30 with The Shpielers...
Posted On Jul 30 2015

Police on the Trail of Elkins Park Burglar

Cheltenham Police are pursuing a suspect in a number of break-ins in the early hours of Sunday morning with residents inside in the Spring Avenue area of Elkins Park.  According to a source in the department, police may be closing in on a suspect and are asking residents to...
Posted On Jul 20 2015
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Low Flying Helicopter Pays Cheltenham Neighborhoods An Extended Visit

Was that El Chapo on the run in Melrose Park?  Or maybe it was Jade Helm 15 after they decided they couldn’t take the heat in Texas but figured they could subdue Elkins Park and Melrose Park easy enough (don’t bet on it). Whatever that red and white chopper was doing Thursday...
Posted On Jul 16 2015
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CreekSide Declares Challenges and New Initiatives at Spring Membership Meeting

by Kathleen Blandford CreekSide Co-op has got a lot in its shopping basket member-owners learned this week at its spring annual meeting. The announcement of the resignation of General Manager Mike Litka combined with steady but less than scintillating sales figures thought to...
Posted On Jun 13 2015
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Crabmeat Thompson Performs at White Pines Saturday Night

Crabmeat Thompson will bring what one critic has labeled “a funky gumbo of folk, blues, country, rock, and jazz,” to the White Pines stage  at 8 p.m. this Saturday.  The performance is part of White Pine’s Elkins Park Singer/ Songwriter Series in collaboration with The...
Posted On Jun 11 2015
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Scenes and Moments from Arts in the Park

A day of community (with a little help from the weather) made for a glorious day at the Arts in the Park celebration on Sunday including…       a great display of craft items and art works,   recognition of local groups and businesses, tasty food from...
Posted On Jun 10 2015
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Hiring in the Works for Principals at Cedarbrook and Elkins Park

A team of parents, staff and administrators met with candidates for principal of Cedarbrook Middle School today for a second round of interviews. Last week a panel of central office and building administrators met with candidates invited for the first round to fill the Cedarbrook...
Posted On Jun 04 2015
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Veteran Journalist Dan Raviv Reflects on U.S. – Israeli Relations at Gratz

by Jodi Benjamin As a CBS correspondent, Dan Raviv has seen it all. He took the historic first El Al flight from Israel to Cairo. He witnessed the carnage at the American Marine barracks in Beirut after the 1983 terrorist attack. He was in Lockerbie, Scotland, walking through the...
Posted On May 22 2015
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