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Blue and White Night 2018

March 14, 2018 by Arlene Jones (Register to contact)

Saturday, April 28th, 6-11pm
North Hills Country Club, 99 Station Ave, North Hills, PA 19038 (not far from Chestnut Hill, Ft. Washington and Glenside; 20 minutes from Roxborough).
Hor d'ouvres at 6pm, dinner at 7pm (chicken franchise or salmon beurre blanc), and dancing starting about 8:30pm.
Send your check ($50 per person), along with your dinner selection, name, class of, spouse/guest's name, address, phone and email to RHS Alumni Association, c/o Joan Katzenbach, 464 Wigard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128.
Reserve by April 13th; no refunds after April 20th

Still alive at 82

June 17, 2012 by Charles Zilly (Register to contact)

Just wanted to let everyone know that Charles Zilly (class of '48) is doing well and living in Wilton Manors, Florida.

Roxborough High School News From Around The Web

What's going on around Roxborough area this week  Montgomery Newspapers

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School Notes for March 24  The Philadelphia Tribune

Roxborough students receive scholarships. Roxborough High School students Jardai Sharper and Iyinoluwa Afolayan Ogunyinka received full-tuition ...

Philadelphia Metro Area Teens Win Business Pitch Competition  PR Web

NFTE Philadelphia Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge finalists vie for seed capital and a chance to represent the region in national competition.

Academy Pathways prepare students for college, career at Roxborough High  The Philadelphia Tribune

Academy Pathways, cutting-edge technology, student leadership, innovative teachers and supportive staff are all elements at the heart of the curriculum at The ...

Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls Around Town community calendar: Week of April 10  Montgomery Newspapers

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Roxborough High School Teacher Wins Teacher As Hero Award  Roxborough, PA Patch

Roxborough HS Teacher Wins 'Teacher As Hero' Award - Roxborough-Manayunk, PA - Eleven area educators were named winners of the award for their efforts ...

Roxborough High School teacher among Teacher As Hero Award winners  Montgomery Newspapers

CENTER CITY >> The National Liberty Museum announced this year's winners of the 2018 Teacher As Hero Award sponsored by State Farm, with one of this ...

Pennsylvania schools in need of overall improvement  Allentown Morning Call

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released its lists of schools that need to improve and will receive additional funding to do so.

Green Woods Charter Schoolin Roxborough welcomes new CEO  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Green Woods Charter School's board of directors has announced the selection of Debi Durso to lead the K-8 public charter school effective ...

Roxborough High School gets $1.1 million boost to its STEM career program Philly

The grant comes from the Philadelphia School Partnership, which has a history of backing STEM-focused schools. Roxborough High School gets $1.1 million ...

Roxborough High School  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Middle States Association accreditation; National Career Academy Transformation Model; School District of Philadelphia Best Practice School for Safety and ...

NATURAL SELECTIONS: Saul High School invites you into its Garden of Serenity  Montgomery Newspapers

It's the first week of March in Philadelphia, when thousands of us will pour into the Flower Show, one of the region's premier events. Celebrating the 50th ...

March begins with snowy scene around Philly area  WPVI-TV

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The snow started falling overnight. While the accumulations were nothing major, it was the storm's timing that made the morning rush a ...

Central Montgomery County Community Calendar: Week of May 26  Montgomery Newspapers

Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event information to Calendar entries should be submitted at ...

Joyce C. Roche, 70, retired educator | Obituaries |  The Philadelphia Tribune

Joyce C. Roche, a retired educator, died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. She was 70.

Back to School: Roxborough High School 2016-2017 Calendar

Roxborough-Manayunk, PA - It's never too early to be prepared for the upcoming school year. Here are the key dates for the district for the 2016-2017 calendar ...

Roxborough High School takes new look at old classroom design  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The traditional classroom design is well known and rarely questioned —desks in rows or a semicircle facing a teacher and a blackboard.

Saul High School in Roxborough partners with Temple to create aquaponics system  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Students from Temple University's engineering department have partnered with students and faculty at three local high schools, including ...

60 low-performing schools receive new state designation for extra comprehensive support  KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixty low-performing Philadelphia schools stand to receive extra help under new designations released Thursday by the ...

Roxborough man charged with murder of homeless man | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> A Roxborough man has been charged with fatally stabbing a homeless man along Ridge Avenue.

Roxborough to celebrate fifth annual Art Is Life festival  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH — The Roxborough Development Corp. will host its fifth annual Art Is Life spring street festival Saturday, April 27, on Ridge Avenue between ...

Philly megachurch continues to reach millennials and diverse community in 10th year  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

At a time when church attendance is declining among college students and young professionals, in just 10 years, Epic Church has grown from a handful of ...

Ridge Avenue Historic District approved | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH — Philadelphia history was both made and protected Friday, Oct. 12, when the Ridge Avenue Historic District was officially approved.

Immaculate Heart of Mary in Roxborough welcomes new principal  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> It's that time of the year again ... school bells will be ringing soon.

Clinton H. Bullock, 44, DJ and store manager | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Clinton H. Bullock, a DJ and manager at Lowe's Home Improvement, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was 44.

Local schools' selections for 2018 Best of the Class

For more than 30 years, 6abc has coordinated The Best of the Class Event - a free daylong celebration of academic achievement inviting high school ...

C.B. Community School in Roborough offers new approach to education  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The C.B. Community School located in Roxborough is now halfway through its third year of operation and is anticipating a 100 percent ...

The Pa. schools with the worst SAT scores

They have common denominators - poverty and crime chief among them. The schools that posted the 50 worst SAT scores in Pennsylvania share among ...

'A Raisin in the Sun' opens season for Old Academy Players in East Falls  Montgomery Newspapers

EAST FALLS >> The Old Academy Players has opened its 96th season with an adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's provocative play “A Raisin In The Sun.”

Former Philadelphia City Worker Pleads Guilty to Killing Boyfriend in Moving Vehicle  NBC 10 Philadelphia

A former city worker for Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend while the couple was in a moving car.

Schuylkill Center in Roxborough to celebrate reopening of Wildlife Clinic  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH — Philadelphia will have a new reason to look forward to Groundhog Day, as this Feb. 2 will mark the grand reopening of the Wildlife Clinic at ...

- Tournament victories take GFS back to .500 mark  Chestnut Hill Local

by Tom Utescher Behind a 14-point performance by MVP Clare Meyer, a 6'2” freshman, host Germantown Friends won the 29th annual Germantown ...

Philly Muscle Tees in Roxborough offers unique sports apparel  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Since 2011, Philly Muscle Tees in Roxborough has been a neighborhood source of reasonably priced sports apparel and uniforms for local ...

Penn Charter students host microfinance conference | Communities  Montgomery Newspapers

EAST FALLS — A group of high school students combined business and real-world experience at the inaugural William Penn Charter School Microfinance ...

New playground construction begins in Manayunk's Pretzel Park  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK — The Friends of Pretzel Park have announced the start of construction to replace old playground equipment in Pretzel Park.

After 71 years, an old-school Philly bowling alley closing its doors for good

Charles Carden had just spent the better part of two hours talking about the place where he's worked off and mostly on since the late 1940s, the last 47 years as ...

Suzanne L. Kopczynski | Obituaries  The Star Democrat

HARBORTON, Va. — Suzanne L. (nee Miller) Kopczynski, 73, of Harborton, Va., passed away on March 19, 2019. The beloved wife of Donald Kopczynski, ...

Germantown Friends School Named Best Private School In Pennsylvania

Roxborough-Manayunk, PA - Germantown Friends School has been named the best private school in the state, according to a new study.

Roxborough welcomes lush 'Pocket Park'  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

Earth Day weekend had special significance in Roxborough this year as the community welcomed the long-awaited Roxborough Pocket Park on Ridge Avenue ...

This program helps high-schoolers find their way to tech Philly

NFTE's Startup Tech program launched last week in Roxborough High, with backing from Newtown Square-based SAP. This program helps high-schoolers find ...

Classroom design, decor get the student touch  The Philadelphia Tribune

Enter any classroom across the country and there will be the traditional classroom design of desks in rows, students facing the teacher and a whiteboard with a ...

No closures or Renaissance this year, Hite says  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Superintendent William Hite announced Monday a strategy for intervening in 11 of the District's lowest-performing schools that avoids either closure or charter ...

Kildare's Manayunk to pay $525K in Shane Montgomery's 2014 death  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK >> A Philadelphia jury has ordered a former Manayunk bar to pay more than half a million dollars for its role in the 2014 death of Shane ...

- GFS girls split in Germantown Community Tournament  Chestnut Hill Local

by Tom Utescher The girls of Germantown Friends came away with a split on their home court last weekend as the school hosted its 28th annual Germantown.

Inside city's opioid crisis: Clean up underway  The Philadelphia Tribune

Cleaning day at the heroin encampment along Kensington Avenue was Friday.

VIDEOS: Roxborough, Saul high school seniors achieve high marks, celebrate graduation  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Graduation season is in full season at all local education institutions.

PHOTOS: Manayunk hosts first Founder's Philly Freeze-Out  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK — The first Founder's Philly Freeze-Out was held along Main Street in Manayunk Saturday, Jan. 26.

Community Calendar for Central Montgomery County | Communities  Montgomery Newspapers

Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event information to Calendar entries should be submitted at ...

StrEAT Food Festival to return to Manayunk | News  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK — The Spring StrEAT Food Festival will return to Manayunk Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with more than 70 different food vendors along ...

Philadelphia Teacher Thinking of Leaving Profession | Pennsylvania News  U.S. News & World Report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Everybody wanted Quamiir Trice — even before he stepped foot into his own classroom.

Philadelphia to celebrate 200th anniversary of Manayunk Canal  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK — Philadelphia is gearing up to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the opening of one of its most influential waterways: the Manayunk Canal.

Schuylkill Center unveils new River Trail Gateway | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education unveiled its new connection to the Schuylkill River Trail last Thursday, Sept. 27.

Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia for...  Self Storage Industry News

Are you moving to Philadelphia, PA soon? Check out our list of safe, affordable neighborhoods that are perfect for families!

Two Philadelphia teachers to be honored May 5 by National Liberty Museum  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Two Philadelphia teachers have won National Liberty Museum's “Teacher As Hero” awards. Tony Rocco, a middle school photography teacher at Stetson ...

50 Philly High Schoolers Earn City Scholarships

50 Philly High Schoolers Earn City Scholarships - Philadelphia, PA - Congratulations and good luck to all the scholarship winners!

NATURAL SELECTIONS: Lankenau High teacher honored by Lindback Foundation  Montgomery Newspapers

The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teachers, and among the ...

Lindback Award honors 59 city school teachers  The Philadelphia Tribune

The annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers recognized educators in Philadelphia on Tuesday who go above and beyond for their students.

Founders Philly Freeze-Out to take over Manayunk  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK — Cure your cabin fever with the Founders Philly Freeze-Out Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..

W.B. Saul High School exhibits at Philadelphia Flower Show  Montgomery Newspapers

Students from W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Roxborough again exhibited their work at the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show, which ran March ...

Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls police briefs: Week of Oct. 25  Montgomery Newspapers

Fifth District. THEFT >> Church officials reported Sept. 28 financial documents were taken from Green Lane Methodist Church, 470 Green Lane, police said.

East Falls Historical Society program to address local architecture  Montgomery Newspapers

EAST FALLS >> The East Falls Historical Society will present the program What Style is My House? Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Falls of Schuylkill ...

NATURAL SELECTIONS: Jerome Eno: Photographing birds is 'totally recharging'  Montgomery Newspapers

This week, the Schuylkill Center opens a new exhibition in its art gallery, one titled “Community” and featuring the art of over 90 of the center's friends, neighbors, ...

Close Levering Elementary School in Roxborough says district  Montgomery Newspapers

Levering Elementary School, 6000 Ridge Ave., was one of the schools recommended by The School District of Philadelphia to be closed in a report released on ...

Catholic football teams give thanks (mostly) during weekend games

Roman Catholic running back Patrick McCourt enjoys carrying the ball through a big hole opened up by his offensive line during Roman's Thanksgiving Day win ...

NATURAL SELECTIONS: We're cutting the ribbon on the River Trail Gateway  Montgomery Newspapers

For decades, bikers and joggers have zoomed past the Schuylkill Center's trail entrance on the Schuylkill River Trail without knowing we are there, that our trail ...

Penn Charter breaks ground on new baseball complex  Montgomery Newspapers

EAST FALLS — Penn Charter recently celebrated the construction of a new baseball complex with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

50 Pa. schools with the worst ACT scores

Lowest ACT scores in Pa. While the majority of Pennsylvania high schools with the lowest ACT scores are in urban areas, public and charter schools from rural ...

Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society dedicated to preserving the past  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> For more than 50 years, the Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society has served as a valuable resource for anyone interested ...

DeLissio to host annual Senior Expo | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-194, will host a free Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 during the Roxborough Hospital Good ...

Lampeter-Strasburg, Manheim Township among U.S. News' best high schools  LancasterOnline

For the first time in five years, there's a new top-ranked high school in Lancaster County.

NATURAL SELECTIONS: Discovering the locks, canals of the 'Hidden River'  Montgomery Newspapers

Two Sundays ago, 20 intrepid hikers walked 2½ miles along the Schuylkill River in Manayunk and Roxborough, hiking from Shawmont Station at the bottom of ...

Ravenhill Academy in East Falls holds all-school reunion  Montgomery Newspapers

EAST FALLS >> The Academy of the Assumption, Ravenhill, held its annual all-school reunion June 10 on the current campus of Thomas Jefferson University, ...

Teen driving stolen car crashes in East Falls, police say

The search is on for a teenage boy who police say stole two cars, crashing one of them in a matter of minutes.

Universal Vare Charter School welcomes new principal | Metros  The Philadelphia Tribune

Before the school year concluded last month, Universal Family of Schools announced Craig Metcalfe's new role as principal of Universal Vare Charter School for ...

New school opens in Roxborough with emphasis on missions, quality education  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> For every child enrolled at Roxborough Christian School, a child in Babati, Tanzania, will be sent to school.

Developer presents revised plans for 7519 Ridge site in Upper Roxborough  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> After receiving negative feedback from residents last month, a local developer has scrapped his initial plans for a site in Upper Roxborough.

Intercommunity Action in Roxborough dedicated to helping others reach their potential  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Intercommunity Action, known as Interact, is a comprehensive health and human services agency with the mission of helping individuals ...

Ex-Girlfriend Faces Charges in SUV Driver's Killing Along West Mt. Airy Road  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Livid over their breakup, the ex-girlfriend of a South Jersey realtor allegedly gunned down her former lover as the two drove through a Northwest Philadelphia ...

Roxborough Pocket Park poised for spring opening | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Despite freezing temperatures contributing to construction delays, the Roxborough Pocket Park is on pace to open to the public this spring.

Grandmother of Slain Roxborough Student: They Took My Baby Away  Patch

Roxborough-Manayunk, PA - Police confirm Rashawn Anderson was killed in Hunting Park Monday night.

Roxborough's Salvation Army a place for worship, community service, activities  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> For more than a century, the Salvation Army Roxborough Corps Community Center has been on the front lines serving Roxborough and the ...

Annual Roxborough Independent Day Parade to step off Tuesday  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The 21st Ward Fourth of July Association will present the annual Independence Day Parade of Churches and Sunday Schools July 4.

A night with Philly's 'violence interrupter' teams who offer services to curb bloodshed  The Philadelphia Tribune

Shondell Revell has a long scar running down the side of his face, a souvenir of a tough upbringing in Brooklyn. He says he didn't get it by smiling at.

Kitch-n Collectibles in Roxborough offers step into past  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> If you are a retro-minded, “kitschy” kitchen collector who loves kitchen and houseware collectibles from the colorful eras of the 1930s, 1940s, ...

NATURAL SELECTIONS: The legend of the Hermit of the Wissahickon  Montgomery Newspapers

With all of Roxborough focused on our shared history as we discuss the potential new historic district along Ridge Avenue, this seemed a good time for me to ...

Scholarships awarded in honor of brothers  The Philadelphia Tribune

When Nathaniel M. Kirkland died in 2009, his brother Terrell L. Bruce started a foundation in his name. But when Terrell died in December, his twin brother ...

- From a crack house and mom's drug overdoses to success  Chestnut Hill Local

by Sarah Neiman “No matter what you are going through today, I promise you, you will all be winners in life,” said Northern Home alumnus, Jawara Griffin.

PHOTOS: Roxborough wiffle ball tournament supports youth sports program  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> CJ & Ecks sponsored its annual wiffle ball tournament at the Kendrick Rec Center Saturday, July 15.

St. John's The Baptist in Manayunk hosts reunion  Montgomery Newspapers

Manayunk >> By all accounts, it was an evening of good memories and fun times. Almost 400 people attended the “Take Me Back to Manayunk” All Class Mass ...

Roxborough Home for Women celebrates 130 years | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The Roxborough Home for Women celebrated their 130th anniversary this past September by re-creating the house blessing, which was ...

PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR: Ryan N. Boyer, Conscience of the Labor Movement  Philadelphia Public Record

BY TONY WEST Born at 11th & North Streets in North Philadelphia, not half a mile from his corner office today overlooking Broad Street, Ryan N. Boyer has ...

Roxborough man jailed for human trafficking | News  Montgomery Newspapers

NORRISTOWN >> The operator of a human trafficking ring who used fear and violence to control drug addicted women and force them into sexual slavery in ...

Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls police briefs: Week of May 31  Montgomery Newspapers

Fifth District. RETAIL THEFT >> Bottles of lotion valued at a total of $110.47 were taken from CVS, 3780 Main St., at 4:30 p.m. May 10, police said. RETAIL ...

Rasheed Bailey Hopes Football that Started at Mifflin Elementary Takes Him to NFL  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Once upon a time (about a dozen years ago) in a schoolyard not too far from Kelly Drive (the one behind Thomas Mifflin School in East Falls), a young Eagles ...

Cook-Wisshickon enhance students learning through tech model  The Philadelphia Tribune

At Cook-Wissahickon School, students are learning more than writing, science and math. They are learning how to create projects digitally, how to code and how ...

New Fifth District police captain introduces himself to Roxborough community  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> There's a new captain in Roxborough.

Hands-On Career Academies Struggle to Get Off the Ground  Education Week News

For the past two years, the nonprofit Philadelphia Academies Inc. has worked to bring "wall to wall" career academies to 11 city schools, including Roxborough ...

Eagles' Alshon Jeffery visits Roxborough | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery visits with Linda Thao and her children, Sophia and Alex, during his promotional appearance at the ...

Keeping students on the right path  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

When Lavon Howard arrived at West Chester University in the fall of 2000, he thought he was prepared for college. The lifelong resident of North Philadelphia, ...

Radnor High Schools Average ACT Score Among Best In PA

WAYNE, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released its list of 2016 ACT scores for public high schools in the state. While some schools ...

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