Are we prepared for the decline of ash trees?

News June 25, 2014 0 Comments

by William Hengst Ash Yellows As mentioned in the June 5 issue of the Local, ash trees are undergoing a decline due to other pests and diseases besides emerald ash borer (EAB), such as ash yellows. Ash yellows is a microplasm, or virus, transmitted by native leafhopper insects that infect the phloem or the food-conducting […]
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UPDATE Police respond to pick pocket call

News June 24, 2014 0 Comments

At least eight 14th district police cars descended on East Highland Ave. at around 3 p.m. in response to what bystanders said was a pick pocket call. According to police, Michael Pugh of the 4600 block of Germantown Avenue, entered Cake, 8501 Germantown Ave., a little before 3 p.m. and was observed switching tables at […]
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Singer Songwriter Mutlu next for Pastorius Park

News June 23, 2014 0 Comments

ribbon cutting photo

by Kevin Callan  The multicultural signer-songwriter Mutlu is the next artist to perform in the Pastorius Park Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Best known for his silky, angelic vocals and his ability to blend different styles of music, Mutlu Onaral is a Philadelphia born guitarist and singer-songwriter who draws influences from […]
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Hill Church bids farewell to pastor

News June 20, 2014 0 Comments

Pastor Martin Lohrmann

by Sue Ann Rybak The Rev. Dr. Martin Lohrmann will give his last homily at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at Christ Ascension Lutheran Church, 8300 Germantown Ave. Lohrmann is accepting a call to serve as assistant professor of Lutheran Confessions and Heritage at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Katherine Reier, president of the Church […]
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SCH school head to accept Florida post

News June 19, 2014 0 Comments

Frank Steel

by Clark Groome  Francis P. “Frank” Steel Jr. has taken the term “school lifer” to a new, rarely reached, plateau. Private school “lifers” are usually defined as kids who spend their entire school careers at one school, most often from kindergarten through 12th grade. With the exception of a few years before school and five […]
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SEPTA’s Mobile Museum takes students’ art around the city

News, Schools June 17, 2014 2 Comments

Mobile Museum

by Kevin Dicciani The Fresh Artists Mobile Museum of Mini-Masterpieces – a SEPTA bus covered inside and out with the artwork of 33 local students – took to the road and visited the public schools of the students whose artwork is featured on the first-ever “rolling art museum.” The bus was made possible by an […]
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No decision after 4-hour meeting on Tecce Tract

News June 16, 2014 1 Comment

by Kevin Dicciani At a four-hour public meeting that continued past midnight, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners listened to arguments for and against the rezoning of a 7.11-acres section of a 42-acre piece of land known as the Tecce Tract at 9303 Ridge Pike. The rezoning would change those 7.11 acres from residential to […]
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Epilepsy Foundation Summer Stroll fundraiser on June 21

News June 12, 2014 0 Comments

Team members of Andrea’s Army walked in Summer Stroll 2013, in memory of their daughter, sister and friend, Andrea “Andy” Keehn. From left: Paul (holding Farnsworth) and Abby Keehn, of Ambler, Jim Griffin, of Wyndmoor, Madge Keehn, of Erdenheim, Gloria and Walter Keehn, of Lafayette Hill. More than 1,000 children, families, doctors and even a […]
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Bermuda Day: Mt. Airy style to raise money for CHHS

News June 12, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Olsen In Bermuda, May 24 is the official day that men hang up their long trousers and don their beloved bermuda shorts. That is reason to celebrate, and Liz and Larry Richardson did just that Saturday evening, May 24 for 40 appreciative guests, many who were born and bred Bermudians, several who own […]
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Police arrest 3 in theft from auto sting near Valley Green Inn

News June 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Police arrested three alleged thieves involved in a vehicle break-in during an undercover surveillance operation at a parking lot off Forbidden Drive on June 4. According to Officer Julian Russell, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Police Department, at approximately 6:25 p.m., two plainclothes 14th district officers observed the defendants arrive in […]
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