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Past articles by Rachel:

Ukrainian Folk Festival to return to Horsham amid war in Ukraine

HORSHAM – Thousands of miles from the war in Ukraine, Ukrainian-Americans across the region will come together to celebrate their heritage. The Ukrainian Folk Festival 2022 will take place from noo… → Read More

‘I’m just excited’: Ambler welcomes community garden to Knights Park

AMBLER — Ambler Community Garden has opened in Knights Park as gardeners aim to curb food insecurity. Representatives of the initiative, cultivated by the project’s steering committee, celebrated t… → Read More

Montgomery County eyes future infrastructure developments with regional program

NORRISTOWN — Developments are happening on roads and bridges throughout Montgomery County. Drivers often pass construction crews along stretches of major thoroughfares. With funding needed to cover… → Read More

‘Return on Environment’ study examines 46k acres of open space in Montgomery County – The Mercury

NORRISTOWN – A study delving into open space in Montgomery County revealed a number of benefits of protecting more than 46,000 acres of land. “It’s a tool to hold up and say there (are) qualitative… → Read More

‘We’re building for the next 100 years’ — Elmwood Park Zoo renovation plans spotlighted ahead of anniversary

NORRISTOWN — Elmwood Park Zoo Executive director and CEO Al Zone sees the zoo as a fixture in Norristown. “We are here to be a community partner,” Zone said during a Norristown Municipal Council wo… → Read More

1K Montgomery County employees to receive ‘premium pay’ amid coronavirus pandemic

NORRISTOWN — Around 1,000 essential workers employed by Montgomery County will soon receive an increase in pay amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Montgomery County spokesperson. Mem… → Read More

Montgomery County extends Ida disaster declaration ahead of storm’s one-year mark

NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials once again extended an emergency disaster declaration related to damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Thursday. First authorized in the days fo… → Read More

Montgomery County approves $2.2M in general contracts

More than $2.2 million in general contracts were authorized on Thursday by Montgomery County government officials. → Read More

One Montgomery Plaza contracts approved, amended by county commissioners

NORRISTOWN — Despite some opposition, more than $8.7 million in contracts related to “major construction projects” in Montgomery County were approved on Thursday. In a 2-1 roll call vote during Thu… → Read More

Montgomery County honors sheriff’s deputy shot during Philadelphia’s July 4 festivities

pplause filled the Montgomery County Commissioners boardroom Thursday morning as Sheriff’s Deputy John Foster was commended for his bravery at the Philadelphia July 4th festivities marred by … → Read More

‘We can’t have elections without poll workers’: 3 spotlighted in Montgomery County

NORRISTOWN — Several Montgomery County poll workers were recognized for their efforts in the midst of the 2022 election cycle. Poll workers Mary Chrisman, of Royersford; James Finnemeyer, of Hatfie… → Read More

Lepera, Arkoosh talk closure of Montgomery County homeless shelter

NORRISTOWN — The closure of the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center in Norristown has people talking. CHOC, located on the grounds of the Norristown State Hospital along Sterigere Street, is the 5… → Read More

‘Housing is a right’: Advocates rally ahead of Montgomery County homeless shelter closure

NORRISTOWN — “Housing is a right. Housing is a right. Housing is a right.” The phrase was chanted several times over the course of a rally that took place Wednesday morning on the steps in front of… → Read More

Boardroom Spirits talks journey, growth in Lansdale

LANSDALE — In a warehouse on West Third Street in Lansdale, Boardroom Spirits is thriving. The distillery first opened in February 2016 in a 3,600-square-foot space. The distillery and barroom, loc… → Read More

Montgomery County to revamp job expo with ‘Careers of Tomorrow’

NORRISTOWN — A job expo catering to Montgomery County teens looking to learn more about new careers is making a comeback. “On behalf of the commerce department, and the Montgomery County Work… → Read More

Mother-daughter duo gets $100K grant toward restaurant, catering opening on Main St. in Norristown

NORRISTOWN — A mother-daughter duo received a $100,000 grant earlier this week to assist with the development of a new restaurant in downtown Norristown. “I am super excited. There’s a lot of oppor… → Read More

Montgomery County approves $3.5M in general contracts

NORRISTOWN — More than $3.5 million in contracts were authorized during a recent Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting. Contracts presented during the June 16 board meeting spanned sever… → Read More

Montgomery County Point-in-Time Count findings reveal 568 homeless

NORRISTOWN — More than 500 people were found to be homeless on a cold night in January across Montgomery County. That’s what the results of Montgomery County’s 2022 Point-in-Time Count revealed. Th… → Read More

‘Phishing attack’ prompts Montgomery County to authorize $100,000 in tech contracts

NORRISTOWN — A “phishing attack” prompted county officials on Thursday to designate $100,000 in consulting and staffing contracts for tech services, according to Montgomery County Communications Di… → Read More

Montgomery County to implement raises for eligible full, part time govt. employees

NORRISTOWN — A number of Montgomery County employees will soon receive a bump in their paychecks after the Montgomery County Salary Board unanimously authorized raises. The 3-percent “base wage inc… → Read More