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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.

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Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls Around Town community calendar: Week of April 17  Montgomery Newspapers

To submit your community event for inclusion in Around Town, email editorial@montgomerynews.com.



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 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 ...



West Oak Lane/Germantown/Mt. Airy Around Town community calendar: Week of April 12  Montgomery Newspapers

To submit your community event for inclusion in Around Town, email editorial@montgomerynews.com.



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 ...



Joyce C. Roche, 70, special-education teacher in Philly public schools  Philly.com

Ms. Roche was a 30-year teacher in the city's public schools, as well as a devoted matriarch, and an active Baptist church member.



Roxborough High School gets $1.1 million boost to its STEM career program  Technical.ly 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 ...



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.



City school getting $1M  Philly.com

Roxborough High School will receive $1.1 million to continue its transformation, a city nonprofit is to announce Monday. The money is coming from the ...



Central Montgomery County community calendar: Week of April 14  Montgomery Newspapers

Event Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event information to editorial@montgomerynews.com. Calendar entries should be ...



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 ...



Central Montgomery County community calendar: Week of April 7  Montgomery Newspapers

Event Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event information to editorial@montgomerynews.com. Calendar entries should be ...



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 ...



Back to School: Roxborough High School 2016-2017 Calendar  Patch.com

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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



Stained Glass Project in Roxborough teaches high school students about art, caring for community  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The Stained Glass Project, an after-school arts program for Philadelphia high school students, entered its 12th year this fall at the Kendrick ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



A gritty rise to the top of Roxborough High  Philly.com

Samantha Pellicciotti isn't sure why she's not furious. She has plenty of reasons to be: the parents who were too drunk and too high to care for her properly, the ...



Man found stabbed to death in Roxborough | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> A homeless man was found stabbed to death in a vacant parking lot Sunday afternoon.



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.



Roxborough parade to step off July Fourth | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> In 1831, 187 years ago, Samuel Lawson, a Sunday school teacher in Manayunk, a section of the then Roxborough Township in the City of ...



A former drug dealer made good and became a Philly teacher. So why is he thinking of leaving the profession?  Philly.com

In his first year as a teacher, Quamiir Trice said he struggled with a lack of support and managing the needs of a large class of fourth graders alone. Up to 50 ...



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 ...



Joseph T. Smith, 82, human resources company executive  Philly.com

Joseph T. Smith, 82, of Gladwyne, a human resources company executive, died Monday, Nov. 26, of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases at Waverly Heights, ...



Schools mixing art and science to create STEAM  Philly.com

A growing number of schools are integrating science, technology, engineering and math instruction with art and design - a rapidly accelerating education ...



'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.”



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.



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 ...



Historic district proposed in Roxborough | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Development that would change the look and feel of Roxborough's best known roadway could soon be off limits.



Kruger, William O.  Press of Atlantic City

Kruger, William O., - 92, passed away on January 22, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, PA he lived in Egg Harbor Township. He graduated from Roxborough High ...



- 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Local schools' selections for 2018 Best of the Class  6abc.com

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



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

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



Study: Philly comprehensive high schools in trouble  Philly.com

High school choices have expanded dramatically in Philadelphia over the last decade, but at a steep price: The large comprehensive schools are "hanging on ...



PHOTOS: Roxborough car wash fundraiser supports Roman Catholic football  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Members of the Roman Catholic football teams recently gathered at Maria's Restaurant to participate in a car wash to help generate revenue ...



This program helps high-schoolers find their way to tech  Technical.ly 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 ...



Philly 'violence interrupters,' former drug dealers and gang members, help broker peace  WHYY

The strategy of training and employing former drug dealers, gang members and others with violent pasts to help broker peace in troubled neighborhoods has ...



- Germantown museum exhibit maker 'prefers to eat alone'  Chestnut Hill Local

by Len Lear When Nino Nunez goes to a restaurant by himself, he is about as happy as a person can be without arousing suspicion. Nino, 26, grew up in.



PHOTOS: Roxborough Ridge Runners host annual car show  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH — The Roxborough Ridge Runners, a nonprofit group of automotive enthusiasts, held its 10th annual car show at St. Mary's Church in Andorra ...



Street improvement work planned in Manayunk | News  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK — Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams has announced street improvement work in the Manayunk area will begin Wednesday night, Sept.



ELECTION 2018: DeLissio faces challenge from Baltsar, Stevens in 194th  Montgomery Newspapers

Incumbent state Rep. Pamela DeLissio, Democrat, is seeking her fifth term and faces two challengers: Sean Stevens, a Republican, and Matt Baltsar, ...



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, ...



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. Roxborough High School's Class of 2015 had close to 150 students ...



Lindback Foundation 2018 distinguished Philadelphia teachers  Philly.com

Erica Adkinson, McMichael Elementary. Adkinson, a graduate of the Philadelphia School District and Temple University, has been a teacher for 22 years.



Obituary: George S. Haasis, 80, Passes on March 28, 2018  Philadelphia, PA Patch

Memorial services are being held starting at 10:30 am with a Masonic *service*, followed by an 11:00 am church *service* on Saturday April 28, 2018 at St David's ...



North Light teen interns with Four Seasons Daycare  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK >> This summer, the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) continues to fund the Summer Career Exploration Program at North Light Community ...



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

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 ...



Philadelphia Historical Commission describes plans for Ridge Avenue Thematic Historic District  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The Roxborough community met with Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and members of the Philadelphia Historical Commission at Roxborough ...



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!



Roxborough Memorial Hospital honored for events encouraging organ donation  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH — Gift of Life Donor Program — the organ procurement organization for the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware ...



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 ...



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 ...



Henry Avenue bridge named for late veteran | News  Montgomery Newspapers

WISSAHICKON — A bridge along Henry Avenue, passing over Wissahickon Creek and Lincoln Drive in Fairmount Park, has been designated as the Brigadier ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Teen driving stolen car crashes in East Falls, police say  6abc.com

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



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.



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 ...



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.



Upgrades at the Roxborough YMCA increase building accessibility  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >>The Roxborough YMCA has recently undergone several changes to make the building more easily accessible to members with disabilities.



NATURAL SELECTIONS: Joanne Dahme — water is in her blood  Montgomery Newspapers

At last Nov. 20's meeting of the Residents of the Shawmont Valley civic association, the group representing neighbors living in the area down Shawmont Avenue ...



Schuylkill Center in Roxborough offers natural escape within the city  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> More than 300 acres of forests, fields, ponds and streams make the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education a unique fixture in a big ...



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.



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.



Yiro Yiro in Roxborough serves traditional Greek food in modern setting  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Offering a new approach to traditional recipes, Yiro Yiro in Roxborough is a fast-casual take on Greek food. The restaurant was opened in ...



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.. Manayunk.com has teamed up with Founders Brewing ...



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.



- 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.



Roxborough YMCA provides healthy fun for all ages  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The wide range of programs at the Roxborough YMCA give children, adults and seniors alike a place to have fun, stay active and meet new ...



NATURAL SELECTIONS: Small pocket park packs a big wallop  Montgomery Newspapers

While last week's Sunday-Monday monsoon slammed the Schuylkill Center's forest, closed the Schuylkill Expressway, felled a tree across Lincoln Drive and ...



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.



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.



ELECTION 2018: DeLissio easily wins re-election in 194th District  Montgomery Newspapers

Incumbent Pamela DeLissio has earned herself a fifth term as the state representative for the 194th Legislative District.



Annual Manayunk Harvest Fest slated for Sept. 29 | Communities  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK — Celebrate the fall season with family and friends at the second annual Manayunk Harvest Fest Saturday, Sept. 29, from noon to 6 p.m..



50 Philly High Schoolers Earn City Scholarships  Patch.com

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



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 ...



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: Introducing the Schuylkill Center Wildlife Clinic's new director  Montgomery Newspapers

On the first Friday in July, Rebecca Michelin, a native Nova Scotian, was at the Canadian border with a letter from the Schuylkill Center asking Customs officials ...



Catholic football teams give thanks (mostly) during weekend games  CatholicPhilly.com

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 ...



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 ...



Restaurant, brewery proposed in Roxborough | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Plans are in the works to open a restaurant and brewery at the former carpet gallery located at 6168 Ridge Ave. The proposed restaurant ...



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 ...



Suspect sought in Roxborough armed robbery | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The FBI and the Philadelphia police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man involved in an armed robbery at a Roxborough bank ...



Philly's 2017 Lindback Award winners  Philly.com

60 Philadelphia School District elementary, middle and high school teachers are being honored as 2017 Lindback Award winners.



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 ...



NATURAL SELECTIONS: Eduardo Duenas reflects on caravans, life in Honduras  Montgomery Newspapers

While the federal government remains mired in the longest shutdown ever (I am writing this on Sunday, so the fluid situation may change dramatically by the time ...



Life changed for Eagles rookie Bailey after killing of a friend  Philly.com

In East Falls, atop a hill that crests after a tenth-of-a-mile slope of dirt-pocked grass and fissured white pavement blotched with black tar, rests the Abbotsford ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Demolition moratorium for Roxborough area advances | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Councilman Curtis Jones' demolition moratorium passed out of the rules committee Dec. 5 and was voted on by Philadelphia City Council ...



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 ...



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