Sunday, January 20, 2013
Most places of business will be closed for the MLK Holiday, however, some stores will remain open for normal business hours.
The second of the official holidays of 2013 is coming up next week as the nation pauses to observe the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., a clergyman and activist best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King’s actual birthday is Tuesday, Jan. 15 – he would have been 84 this year – but the official holiday is always celebrated on the third Monday of January. This year, that falls on Jan. 21. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday. That means all federal offices will be closed, banks will be closed and the stock market will be closed. Here's what will be closed for the holiday in the Willow Grove area: Citizens Bank will be closed. Fox Chase Bank will be closed. PNC Bank will …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
New Bethel A.M.E. Church will host a service tonight in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Wednesday, January 16
Pastor Hamlin will be preaching tonight, Wednesday Jan. 16, at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1646 Prospect Ave., Willow Grove, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. The Ministerial Alliance Service will start at 7 p.m. Alliance churches include: First Baptist Church of Crestmont; McKinley Memorial; First Baptist Church of Huntingdon Valley; New Bethel A.M.E.; Willow Grove Community Baptist Church; Antioch Baptist Church; Second Baptist Church of Doylestown. For more information: www.sbcod.org. The Lower Moreland School District and Upper Moreland School District schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of MLK Day.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Despite the freezing weather and a few thorny vines, volunteers kept their day of service at PERT a warm and fun event.
Crunchy snow and gray skies covered the 800 acres of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (PERT) today, Jan. 17, as a handful of volunteers and PERT staff worked to pull invasive vines from sleeping trees. The temperature never quite reached past 26 degrees during this MLK Day event at PERT, which took place at its Huntingdon Valley headquarters. However, the frigid conditions and tough task ahead didn't stop volunteers from turning their day off into a day on for community service. "Even now it's beautiful," Keith Colquitt, a Jenkintown resident, said. Colquitt found out about the PERT volunteer opportunity through his biology professor at Penn State Abington, where he is studying secondary education. He said that he jumped at the …