Reward Increased To $40K In Search For Shane Montgomery

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.

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.

*For the latest information about the investigation, check the Montgomery family Facebook page or website.

Shane Montgomery, a West Chester University student, was home for the holiday and went out to Kildare’s Irish Pub in Manayunk Wednesday night, but never made it home. Shane’s mother, Karen, said her son went out with a group of friends, but became separated from them at some point. “Shane walked into a bar stool and one of the bouncers told him that he would have to leave,” Karen said. That was at about 1 a.m. Thanksgiving morning and no one has seen him since then.

An FBI task force has joined the investigation, and the Philadelphia Police Marine Unit searched the murky water of the Manayunk Canal Sunday morning but found no signs of Shane.

Shane is described as a 5’11 white male, weighing around 135 pounds with a Celtic cross tattooed on his back. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt.

It is extremely important ALL INFORMATION is forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agencies IMMEDIATELY. Please do not do anything that may potentially compromise the federal investigation. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION: Please contact the FBI at (215) 418- 4000 or Northwest Detectives at (215) 686-3353.

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Join North Light’s Youth Choir

Youth-ChoirIt’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.

LoisTerryLois 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.


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First Ever Turkey Bowl

TurkeyBowlScanlon’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.

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THANKS-4-GIVING-postcardHelp 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

RDC6111 Ridge Ave., Phila., PA 19128, 10:00am-6:00pm

MDC4312 Main St., Phila., PA 19127, 9:00am-5:00 pm

Bourbon Blue2 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.

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Raise a Pint for North Light

Join us on Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:00pm to 10:00pm (Doors open 1 hour earlier for VIPs) at the Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127 for the coolest fundraising event ever to benefit the kids!

Sponsored by Philly Beer Scene and the Law Offices of Peter L. Johnston

Taste beers from 12 breweries and enjoy food from 12 area restaurants. Be sure to bid on great beer-related items in the silent auction.

Tickets start at $50 in advance. Check out the prices and perks and buy today. The funds raised through this event are critical to North Light’s continued work in the community. Your participation helps provide food for families in need, quality day care for children and job training and academic supports for teens.

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Join Us at Lucky’s for a Tap Takeover


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!


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Help Build a New Playground for North Light


If you can help build the new playground, on Tuesday, September 30 from 8:00am to 3:00pm, please RSVP on facebook and email 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!!!!

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Campers to Record Backup Vocals


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.

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All You Have to do is Eat!

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!  

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Grownups Can Be Kids Too!


More than 30 adults gathered in North Light’s community room on Tuesday evening to help plan the new playground being built on Tuesday, September 30th. KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get the balanced and active play they need to thrive, has paired North Light with GlaxoSmithKline, a global healthcare company dedicated to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer, for funding. Based on the drawings the children in camp had done earlier, neighbors, North Light staff and members of the board of directors selected the equipment and colors for the playground. The KaBOOM! design team will come up with three layouts based on the selections.

We’re calling on community members to provide input and sweat equity to create a space the neighborhood can be proud of!  Please help make this project a reality by getting your hands dirty with the site preparation or the build itself. We need you to join us for one, a few, or all of the following dates/times:

Saturday, September 27, 8:00am-5:00pm and/or Monday, September 29, TBA - Site Preparation – pitch in to remove the old playground and get the site ready for the new one.

Tuesday, September 30, 8:00am-3:00pm - Playground Build Day (All hands on deck!)

All meetings and events will take place at North Light, 175 Green Lane. Please RSVP to Irene Madrak at 215-483-4800 or for any of the dates/times you can help. Please also let us know if your business is interested in providing food for volunteers or participating in Build Day.

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175 Green Lane Philadelphia, PA 19127
P 215.483.4800 : F 215.483.6728