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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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Former tech exec teaches entrepreneurship in Roxborough  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Frank Fesnak strongly believes in the potential of his students. He has reinvented the business and technology program at Roxborough High School to the ...

Academies at Roxborough High School graduate 153 | Roxborough Review  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH — On Friday, May 31, 2019 the Academies at Roxborough High School held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019.

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 ...

Montgomery County calendar Sept. 1 | Amblergazette  Montgomery Newspapers

Roxborough High School 50th Reunion: The Roxborough High School Class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion Sept. 28 at the 1912 Club (formerly Plymouth ...

What's going on around Roxborough this week | News  Montgomery Newspapers

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

How do the most vulnerable Philly teens get to college? This program helps them reach higher.  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Temple University's College Bound Academy immerses Philadelphia high schoolers who are either homeless or involved in the foster-care system in the college ...

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 ...

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 ...

- 'Be proud of yourself' and remember you are powerful says Hill teen with special needs  Chestnut Hill Local

by Sue Ann Rybak At first glance, it might be easy to dismiss Chestnut Hill resident Amira Heep. She is reserved and speaks softly, but that would be a.

Dr. Elana M. Evans, of Robeson High, focuses on the whole child  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

One in an occasional series about some of the 2019 Lindback Foundation award winners for distinguished teaching. When she approaches teaching, Dr. Elana ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tale of Two Halves in Roxborough High School Win

ROXBOROUGH—Grinding out ugly games separates mediocre teams from good ones. And it's hard to find ones much uglier and uncomfortable than the ...

College of Education launches Temple Education Scholars program  Temple News

Temple Education Scholars, a program through the Philadelphia School District and Temple University's College of Education, launched this semester.

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 ...

'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.”

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 ...

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 ...

Field of Dreams: Mud Flats at Gorgas Park dedicated  Montgomery Newspapers

The Mud Flats at Gorgas Park was officially reopened Saturday with the 21st Ward Fillies Junior Softball League playing an exhibition game to mark the event.

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.

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

Roxborough Basketball Star Gunned Down  NBC Philadelphia

A Roxborough High School junior was gunned down Monday night in North Philadelphia around 10:30 as he walked home from the store, according to ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Cardinals capture 21st Ward title | Roxborough Review  Montgomery Newspapers

The Cardinals captured the 21st Ward Junior Baseball League Championship by downing the Royals 8-3 in the finals of the double elimination playoff ...

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 ...

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.

- 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 ...

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.

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 ...

Local school receives federal money

ROXBOROUGH (WPVI) -- A federal grant is helping students at Roxborough High School prepare for careers in science and medicine. The school received a ...

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.

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!

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 ...

Universal Vare Charter School welcomes new principal  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 ...

Greatest Person: Stephen Brandt

After graduating from Roxborough High School, Stephen Brandt was not going to be a teacher. He majored in English at Cabrini College and was on the pre-law ...

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.

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.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Philadelphia Tragedy Highlights Role of School Nurses  Education Week News

The death last month of a Philadelphia elementary student who fell ill at a school that did not have a full-time nurse on duty has reignited debate in the city and ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

No-Cut Coach Mike Horwits Making a Difference at Central  Jewish Exponent

It's 3 p.m., a time when students and teachers at Central High School start to gather up their things and go home. The exception is Mike Horwits, whose day ...

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Roxborough Target opens; new restaurant coming to Johnny Manana's site in East Falls  Montgomery Newspapers

Roxborough Target opens its doors. ROXBOROUGH >> National retail chain Target has opened its latest location in Roxborough. Target takes over the space ...

Conestoga HS Average ACT Score Among PAs Best

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

Terrell L. Bruce, 33, award-winning Realtor  The Philadelphia Tribune

Terrell L. Bruce, an award-winning Realtor, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. He was 33.

PIAA Releases High School Reclassification Lists  CBS Local

By Joseph Santoliquito. Philadelphia, PA (CBS)—Around this time every two years, some area football coaches find their knees quaking a little, as the ...

- 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.

Roxborough High grad a lands coaching gig with Kansas City T-Bones  Montgomery Newspapers

Joe Calfapietra has been to Community America Ballpark and liked what he saw.

Dalessandro's in Roxborough remains top spot for cheesesteaks  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> For almost 60 years, Dalessandro's has been serving cheesesteaks and hoagies from its corner locale in Roxborough.

- Thanks to Northern Home, troubled child now a great dad  Chestnut Hill Local

by Bonnie Dugan At the age of 15, after his grandmother fell ill and was unable to care for him and his siblings, Kenny Stone was taken away from his home.

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 ...

Funeral Service Set for Realtor Who Police Say Was Killed by Ex-Girlfriend  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Funeral arrangements have been made for a local realtor who police say was gunned down by his ex-girlfriend as the two drove through a Northwest ...

The Sonny Hill League helped mold Kobe Bryant  The Philadelphia Tribune

After playing 20 years in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant has announced that this will be his last season. Bryant, 37, will be playing his final.

Halcyon Floats opens new location in Roxborough | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Ridge Avenue's bustling thoroughfare became home to one of the quietest places in Philadelphia with the opening of Halcyon Floats Nov.

Roxborough's Lyceum Physical Medicine moves to The Ridge  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Ridge Avenue has received a new storefront with a familiar face.

Forbidden Drive named Trail of Year | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive, located in Wissahickon ...

School district teachers receive Lindback Award | Metros  The Philadelphia Tribune

Fifty-eight teachers from School District of Philadelphia public schools were honored with the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished High ...

Another trophy for the Sposato case | News  Montgomery Newspapers

Roxborough >> From your first look at Dr. Ralph's Automotive Services, you can tell the proprietor is used to accolades. But Ralph Sposato was surprised and ...

Comcast Awards $200,000 In Scholarships To 191 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2015 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® ...

Omega Psi Phi honors veterans  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Mu Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in Philadelphia recently honored military veterans with QueVets, its inaugural Veterans Day program at ...

They performed community service with the judge who sentenced them

When the men sought a plea deal in their criminal cases, Judge Scott DiClaudio invited them to work off some of their community-*service* hours not for, but ...

Many young teachers leave profession within first five years  Carlisle Sentinel

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

Former ESU men's basketball player Eric Bryan dies  Allentown Morning Call

Eric Bryan, a former East Stroudsburg University men's basketball player, died Thursday at Temple University Hospital, according to a release from ESU. He was ...

Blizzard buries east coast landmarks under bed of snow  ABC Action News

A historic nor'easter blew through the east coast on Monday evening and into Tuesday, covering some of America's most iconic landmarks under a blanket of ...

Public can meet city-manager candidates at upcoming forum  Newark Post

A public forum on Wednesday will allow locals to get to know the two candidates for Newark's City Manager position a little better.

News - Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” Philadelphia strengthens; Evacuations Closures Emergency PA NJ DE

Hurricane Sandy is still a Category 1 Hurricane but is strengthening on Monday off the coast about 60 miles from New Jersey. The latest update has it's ...

Permanent deacon candidates set for ordination June 1 at Cathedral

Posted May 14, 2013. Fifteen men will be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput ...

DRPA's first Black chairman promises 'transparency'  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ryan Boyer has gone from humble beginnings to become the first African-American chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority. He is one of Gov. Tom Wolf's ...

Juliana Duffy, Gene Magee: Weddings  New York Times

Juliana Alix Duffy and Dr. Gene Aloysius Magee were married Saturday evening at the Hotel Monaco in Washington. Andrew Touchette, a friend of the couple ...

- Brother of murdered Mt. Airy realtor starts foundation in his memory  Chestnut Hill Local

by Sue Ann Rybak. Brandon S. Bruce was devastated when he learned his fraternal twin brother Terrell L. Bruce, 33, of Mt. Airy, was shot in the head and killed ...

Pilgrim Roasters in Manayunk brews up premium coffee  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK >> A new café that recently opened its doors in Manayunk is serving up a unique style of premium coffee for local residents.

Memories of soon-to-be Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison's development in Roxborough  Montgomery Newspapers

Editor's Note: This column is the first of two on Roxborough native and soon-to-be Hall-of-Famer Marvin Harrison.

QueVets Celebrate Veterans Day  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Mu Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., QueVets celebrated Veterans Day 2017 with three special events. The series of events began on Nov.

Chaka Fattah... In his own words  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

When African- American elected officials leave public office, they often want to be remembered as the one who “walked with kings and yet not lose the common ...

New Bill Could Bring CS Programs to 500K JROTC Students—and Diversify the Future Workforce  EdSurge

Congress is proposing an innovative approach to building the federal technology talent pipeline for computer science roles, one that should be exciting ...

Eight players and one coach heading into the Kennett Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame  Chester County Press

Baseball has a long and rich history in Chester County, and each year the Kennett Old Timers Baseball Association honors those local players who have shined ...

15 men, including 2 Main Line residents to be ordained deacons by Philadelphia Catholic church  Main Line

Press release for. Main Line Media News. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will ordain fifteen men to the Permanent Diaconate for *service* in the ...

- Outpouring of love for slain Mt. Airy restaurant server  Chestnut Hill Local

by Sue Ann Rybak and Len Lear “My heart has been filled with sadness since I heard the news,” said Mt. Airy resident Gina Donato, a longtime customer at.

Chelsea Clinton stops at AMY Northwest in Roxborough in support of new book  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> More than one Clinton is touring the country this fall.

Nutter to Philly: Have a Plan, Be Prepared, Take Action  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter held press conferences Sunday afternoon in which they warned residents to be prepared for Sandy.

A Christmas gift: LEAPS growing by leaps and bounds  Main Line

LEAPS, the lacrosse organization co-founded by former Lower Merion lacrosse legend John Christmas, is growing by leaps and bounds.

Sports Flashback: Former Delco coach George Bennett attends Jamie Moyer's Hall of Fame induction  Delco News Network

This past summer, Jamie Moyer was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame. As you might remember, he was the pitcher, who at age 45 went 16-7 for a.

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