Shane Montgomery, second from the right, attended North Light’s Beach Ball this past June when his aunt and uncle were honored for their commitment to education.
The entire neighborhood of Roxborough and Manayunk is mourning the loss of Shane Montgomery and has turned into a sea of green ribbons to show their support for his family. Shane and most of his family were involved in some way at North Light.
Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist, wrote a moving tribute to Shane.
Shane at Day Camp summer 2001.
Continuing a New Year’s tradition begun in 2011, Old Academy Players will collect non-perishable food from its theatre attendees and the entire Old Academy Player family during this production of Looking, January 9 through 25, 2015, for neighbors in need via the Community Food Cupboard of North Light Community Center.
Most Needed Items Include: Canned Soup, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Canned Meat/Tuna Fish, Boxes of Cereal, Canned Fruit/Vegetables/Beans/Lentils, Bottled Juice, Pasta Sauce, and Boxes of Rice/Pasta/Macaroni & Cheese.
By Norm Foster
January 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2015
Directed by Christopher Wunder
Free on-site parking
The Old Academy Players is a non-profit community theater established in 1923 and located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Their home is the charming, historic Old Academy building, where Grace Kelly began her acting career!
It’s FREE and FUN!
Starting Tuesday, December 2nd, Lois Terry will be directing children from five to ten years old in the newly formed Youth Choir. Singing in the choir gives children the opportunity to build strong vocal skills and an understanding of music. The children will gain confidence and social skills to perform on stage and make new friends. They’ll learn about various styles of music, from different time periods and from around the world.
The choir will meet every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm.
Lois Terry holds a B.S. degree from Slippery Rock University and a Master’s in Creative Arts Therapy from Drexel University. She studied at Carnegie Mellon University pre-college training program, won a scholarship to Chautauqua Music School, and toured the eastern U.S. coast and Europe as an accompanist for high school and college vocal groups. She is presently the pianist for Andorra Baptist Church. She also performs with the bell choir and the Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival Choir at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill. Lois has been the Musical Director for over thirteen productions of the North Light Players, and several musical productions at Old Academy Players in East Falls.
Scanlon’s Women’s Football team will host the first Turkey Bowl on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 pm to midnight at Hi-Spot Lanes, 3857 Pechin St., Phila., PA 19128.
$30 entry includes bowling, beer and a bite to eat. The night will feature basket raffles, 50/50 drawing, Eagles tickets, bowling prizes, and more! BYOB (Ball and/or Beverage) optional.
Bring any non-perishable food item for North Light’s food pantry and get 5 FREE basket raffle tickets with entry fee. Tickets can be purchased in advance at North Light or from any Scanlon’s Women’s Football team member.
Help keep Philadelphia warm this winter!
Advent Advertising presents the Thanks4Giving clothing drive to benefit North Light from now until the end of the month. Four locations will be accepting all clean clothing and footwear, including coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. You can drop off Monday through Friday at:
Advent, 6074 Ridge Ave., Phila., PA 19128, 9:00am-5:00pm
RDC: 6111 Ridge Ave., Phila., PA 19128, 10:00am-6:00pm
MDC: 4312 Main St., Phila., PA 19127, 9:00am-5:00 pm
Bourbon Blue: 2 Rector St., Phila., PA 19127, 4:00pm-8:00pm
On December 1, all the clothes will be taken to Impact Thrift to be weighed, and Impact will donate to North Light by the pound. Clean out your closets and attic, and ask your neighbors and friends to do the same. You’ll be helping North Light and helping to keep many Philadelphians warm this winter.
Great Lakes and Stone Brewing Company will be taking over the taps at Lucky’s Last Chance, 4421 Main Street, Manayunk at 8:00pm on Tuesday, September 23. Representatives from both breweries will be on hand to enlighten you about the seasonal beers they’ll be tapping.
Everyone who stops in at Lucky’s will get a special discount code for tickets to Pints for North Light 2014. Purchase your tickets online and save $5 off a Taster ($50 in advance, $60 at door) or $10 off a VIP Brewer ($75 in advance, $80 at door). And you’ll have a chance to win 2 VIP tickets!
If you can help build the new playground, on Tuesday, September 30 from 8:00am to 3:00pm, please RSVP on facebook and email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, September 9. Be sure to include the following: Your NAME and PHONE NUMBER! Also, if you have any special skills, please include that in the email and we will try to place you in tasks accordingly. We also need 20 Team Leaders (a.k.a. Build Captains) to help manage construction. Team Leaders do not need any prior experience, but need to be able to attend a one-hour training on Sat., Sept. 27 from 12:20-1:20 and also commit to all of Build Day (6:30am-4pm.)
You must be 18 to volunteer to work on the site.
We will give you a call closer to the build day to confirm.
We need 100 volunteers to make this event a success! Please share this event with your family, friends and neighbors!
The children of Manayunk and North Light Community Center thank you in advance for all of your help.
Let’s build a PLaYGrOUnD!!!!
The 10-12 year olds in North Light’s summer camp will be recording backup vocals on an original song about Philadelphia’s history, “My City,” written by local musician Greg Sover, The Greg Sover Band, on Tuesday, August 12, at Lorelei Studios, 1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
North Light’s summer music specialist and Philadelphia bass guitarist, Garry Lee, has been rehearsing the song with the children.
At the studio, Greg Scultz, Greg’s manager, will provide lunch for the hard-working singers. Our thanks to Garry, Greg, Greg, and Pete Tramo, owner of the studio, for giving our campers this wonderful opportunity.
Join us for an evening at the Adobe Cafe, 4550 Mitchell Street in Roxborough, on Thursday, July 31st from 4:00-10:00pm.
25% of the proceeds from food purchases will go directly to North Light. All you have to do is eat!