Cedar Street Road Closure

Due to an emergency sink hole repair, Cedar Street between Harper Avenue and Summit Avenue will be closed tomorrow, January 12th. The road closure will begin around 7 am and will last throughout the day.  Information on Cedar Street re-opening to traffic will be provided as more details become available, however it is planned to have Cedar Street opened by the end of the work day.

Please make plans to take an alternate route during the time listed to avoid further disruption to your travels. Thank you for your patience and understanding while these necessary repairs are made.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in contact with the Borough at (215) 885-0700.


Decluttering for New Year?   Do you have old electronics that you want to recycle?  How about outgrown children’s clothing and toys that you’d like to pass on?  How about books that another reader could enjoy?  Old papers that need shredding?
Arcadia University is sponsoring a Repurposing, eWaste, and donation event from 10am to 3pm on January 16, 2017 at Murphy Hall.  There will also be a shredding truck available for paper shredding.
Donations of clothing and househole items will be directed towards organizations that welcome your generosity.  For instance, gently used children’s clothing will be given to Cradles to Crayons, who in turn, helps out shelters and area organizations.
The e-waste drive will collect anything electronic or metal with the exception of televisions or CRT monitors.

See here for the full list of items that can be donated.  Volunteers will help unload the items you bring.
And while you’re at it, why not bring a can of food to donate to local food banks?

Abington Friends School to host 25 MLK ‘Day of Service’ projects on January 16

The public is invited to volunteer for Martin Luther King “Day of Service” projects at Abington Friends School from 9 a.m. until noon on Monday, January 16. These meaningful projects benefit those in need who are served by many local organizations, including The Breathing Room Foundation, Aid for Friends and Whosoever Gospel Mission. Volunteers are needed to bake bread, make soup, create scarves and blankets and many other activities.

AFS, McKinley Elementary School in Abington and A Step Up Academy are partners in sponsoring this annual “Day of Service.”  There are projects for people of all ages.

As part of the service program, AFS also will host a huge “Clothing Sale” at the AFS Lower School on Saturday, January 14, from 9 a.m. until noon. Hundreds of gently used items will be for sale, and none is priced higher than $3. Proceeds benefit the Montgomery County Women’s Center.

Abington Friends School is located at 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, Pa.

For more information and to register to volunteer, go to www.abingtonfriends.net/mlkday. A flyer with more information can be found here

Menorah Lighting in Town Square

The annual Menorah Lighting will be held on Thursday, December 29th at 5:45 PM.  Included in this years festivities will be musicians, singing, and a Hanukkah story for kids!  Refreshments will also be provided.

The event is free and open for all to join in on the fun!