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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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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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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

The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) granted Roxborough High School a $1.1 million grant, according to a release from the School District of Philadelphia ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls Around Town community calendar: Week of Sept. 26  Montgomery Newspapers

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



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 ...



- 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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



No arrest made in fatal Roxborough shooting | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> More than a week after a fatal shooting in Roxborough, local police say they are no closer to making an arrest due to a second victim's ...



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 ...



'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.”



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

Cleaning day at the heroin encampment along Kensington Avenue was Friday. City workers tossed a charred couch and other debris into a garbage truck that ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Roxborough residents honored by Pennsylvania accounting association | Communities  Montgomery Newspapers

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) recognized Erin M. McConnell, CPA, and Dean J. Solis Jr., CPA, with ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



- 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.



The Pa. schools with the worst SAT scores  PennLive.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



- 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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



New sign dedicated at Leverington Cemetery in Roxborough  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH — The Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society hosted a new sign dedication ceremony at the Leverington Cemetery as part of a ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia for Families  Self Storage Industry News

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



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 ...



PHOTOS: Roxborough school holds Miles for Marlee Walk-A-Thon  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Green Woods Charter School remembered one of its own who it lost too soon while raising funds to fight childhood cancer during the first ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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..



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Paul Kurtz  KYW Newsradio 1060

Paul Kurtz is a Philadelphia native who has been working as a reporter and anchor for KYW Newsradio since 1984.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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

Roman Catholic's A.J. Frazier (right) goes up high to make a catch over Roxborough High School's Dante Alston. (D'Mont Reese). Posted December 2, 2013 ...



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 ...



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.



- Cathedral Village residents protest gun violence  Chestnut Hill Local

by Brendan Sample While most of the participants in the March for Our Lives movement were teenagers and young adults, one group of senior citizens in.



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 ...



50 Philly High Schoolers Earn City Scholarships  Patch.com

PHILADELPHIA – Fifty high schoolers in Philadelphia have earned scholarships from the city itself, Mayor Jim Kenney's office announced Wednesday.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Roxborough/Manayunk Girl Scouts recognize local volunteers | Communities  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK >> For each Girl Scout troop, there are volunteers supporting their effort, sharing their personal time, experience and knowledge, and there are ...



Saul students install rain garden as part of education partnership with Nature Conservancy  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Students at W.B. Saul High School now have a new rain garden on their campus — and some may have also caught a glimpse of their future ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Philadelphia School Partnership big donation  6abc.com

A Philadelphia school received a major gift Friday, shining a bright light on the importance of education.



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 ...



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 ...



Students shop with a cop in Roxborough | News  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> Officers from the Philadelphia Fifth Police District met with 10 local students and their families at the Roxborough Target to help with their ...



Two dead in Manayunk murder-suicide | News  Montgomery Newspapers

MANAYUNK >> A young girl and her father are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in a Manayunk home.



Greatest Person: Stephen Brandt  Patch.com

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 ...



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.



Neighborhood high schools look to reinvent themselves  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

The District's 20 neighborhood high schools — sometimes overlooked by families considering the academic options after middle school — are scrambling to find ...



Old Academy Players in East Falls to stage 'A Raisin in the Sun'  Montgomery Newspapers

EAST FALLS >> East Falls' Old Academy Players will celebrate the opening of its 96th season opening with the American drama "A Raisin in the Sun" by ...



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: 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 ...



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 ...



7,000 in Philly area expected to show up for Comcast's volunteer day Sat. - Philly  Philly.com

Among the Philadelphia-area spruce-up projects are those at Roxborough High School, Bartram's Gardens, and the Camden parks. - Bob Fernandez ...



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 ...



Roxborough Development Corp. launches First Friday events | Communities  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The Roxborough Development Corp. hosts a recent First Friday event at the Roxborough Pocket Park, 6170 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.



Wissahickon wiffle ball tourney supports youth sports leagues  Montgomery Newspapers

WISSAHICKON >> Despite the threat of rain and rather muggy conditions on Saturday, the fifth annual Tim Strain Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament was held ...



Old Academy Players in East Falls to stage 'The Elephant Man'  Montgomery Newspapers

EAST FALLS >> Old Academy Players will present “The Elephant Man” by American playwright and poet Bernard Pomerance.



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