Bring the Family for an Afternoon of Fun!

northlight-openhouse-for-postIf you’ve always wanted to visit North Light, now is your chance!

Take a tour and meet North Light’s staff and class instructors.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and see performances by our Youth Choir and Amerikick Karate.

Please RSVP if you’ll be joining us.


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North Light Madness in March 5K


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Registration fee: $25 in advance, $30 day of

Register online now! Create your own Run the Day fundraising page and get your friends, family, and coworkers to show their support for you when they make a donation.

Event T-shirt included

Race packet pick-up at Philadelphia Runner, 4358 Main Street, on Friday, March 27 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

On-Site Registration Opens @ 7:45 AM

Race Starts @ 9:00 AM

5K Walk/Run on the scenic Manayunk Towpath beginning at Main Street and Green Lane.

Free parking for runners in the Parkway parking lot on Green Lane and Cresson Street.

All proceeds benefit the North Light Community Center, a staple in Manayunk for over 75 years! Its mission is to enable people of all ages and abilities in our communities, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens through initiatives that support and enrich children, teens, and families.

Come out and join the madness, support your favorite college team, and run for a great cause!

Create your team, prizes will be awarded!

Enjoy coffee or hot chocolate with a bagel after the run, compliments of Greg’s Kitchen, 4460 Main Street.s

Get set… GO!

Deirdre Childs

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Hearts O’ Clover Night at Winnie’s LeBus

Extended Hours This Year!

Hearts-of-Clover_front_2015St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be just one day! On Tuesday, March 10th start the celebration early by coming to “Hearts O’ Clover” Night at Winnie’s LeBus, 4266 Main Street in Manayunk. From four to ten o’clock that evening, 100% of what you spend on food and beverages will go directly to North Light Community Center to help neighborhood families in need with food and services.

Executive Chef John O’Brien will be cooking up corned beef and cabbage and Irish stew, accompanied with baskets of their famous Artisan breads served at every meal, in addition to the regular menu that night. Dinner fare includes meals like Mom’s meatloaf, North Atlantic crab cakes and Thai turkey salad. Among the selections for vegetarians is butternut squash lasagna. Or try homemade nachos topped with black beans, salsa and guacamole, all made from scratch daily. Younger diners, children 12 and under, can choose from their own menu choices for $5.

Bring your family, friends and co-workers to North Light’s “Hearts O’ Clover” Night. Get a good feeling when you wear your green and share your green. Reservations recommended. Please call Winnie’s LeBus at 215-487-2663. Everyone who places their order by 5:15pm will get a ticket to see the Phillies play the Nationals on Friday, April 10th at Citizens Bank Park.

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3 On 3 Hoops to Help North Light


Got next? Lace ‘em up for North Light’s 3 on 3 Hoops Tournament on Saturday, February 28. Check in is at 9 am. Act NOW and save $10 per team.

Early Registration Deadline is Feb. 13 ($30 team).

Regular registration deadline is Feb. 20 ($40 per team, $15 for individual).

Players must be 21 and over. All tourney players will get a complimentary drink at the Bayou at the Villanova Basketball Game Watch starting at 2 pm.

For more info, contact Billy 215-483-4800 x111 or email

Download and complete the registration form.

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Rest in Peace, Shane

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.

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.


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Old Academy Players wants to help feed neighbors in need! Will you help?

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!

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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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