Monday, April 15, 2013
A public work session will be held on Monday, April 22.
There will be a public workshop session on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the North Light Community Center to discuss the preliminary design for the trail between Dupont Street and the Ivy Ridge Station. Members of the public are asked to come with ideas and opinions about the development of the trail.
Friday, March 8, 2013
100 percent of the money spent will benefit North Light Community Center
Winnie's LeBus in Manayunk will be hosting a "Hearts 'o Clover" night on Tuesday, March 12, to raise money for the North Light Community Center. Winnie's LeBus promises to donate 100 percent of the money donated to the community center. Click here for more information.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Valentine's Day Dance scheduled for Feb. 9.
Manayunk and Roxborough residents continue their push to keep an iconic community beacon afloat. With a Valentine-themed youth dance scheduled for February, community backers of North Light Community Center help to stave off a shutdown of the Green Lane facility that launched in 1936. "North Light Community Center is working hard to raise funds in order to keep its doors open. The center provides a low cost after school program, summer camp and food pantry for low income families," parent Maria DePaola said in email. "Services have already been cut and more are in danger of being lost. The center's staff, as well as concerned parents from the after school program are working hard to keep North Light's doors open." A Feb. 9 dance designed …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Students organize can drive and volunteer at the community center.
Thanksgiving reminds us all to appreciate what we have. Additionally, as students from Green Woods Charter School experienced, the holiday spurs us on to helping others less fortunate. Seventh and eighth grade student leaders from the Manayunk school organized a can goods drive and distributed their contribution at the North Light Community Center's food pantry. Steve Masterson, dean of faculty, coordinated part of the effort and discussed the importance of helping out. "I think this was an eye-opening experience. They really saw a chance to help people in need and wanted to help out," he said. Families at the K-8 school currently housed at the former St. Mary's and St. John's buildings sought to bring in two cans a kid, roughly 835 cans. …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Long-time community center needs more this holiday season.
Manayunk and Roxborough residents can see the services North Light Community Center provides to the community everyday. The Green Lane-based nonprofit offers year-round childcare, tutoring, youth development, arts and recreation, emergency supports, parenting workshops, teen employment, and neighborhood access to technology—just to name a few services. North Light's Executive Director Irene Madrak says that in order to offer that many services, the community will need to donate more money. "At this point, our biggest goal is to raise more funds... The recession has affected those we serve, but it also impacted those who give us money," she said. "We always get some community support, but now we need a little more." In the past, North Light…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
All Seasons Car Wash and Lube hosts fundraiser for Manayunk-Roxborough nonprofit.
One Roxborough car wash will aide the community's largest nonprofit by donating proceeds Saturday. The recently opened All Seasons Car Wash and Lube hosts a car wash event Nov. 17 where money from each vehicle wash will go toward the North Light Community Center, said Robert Miller from the car wash's parent company, John E. McGovern & Associates. "If you are not familiar with (North Light), they help 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. We are hoping that we can help bring awareness along with generate donations for their cause," Miller said…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Fundraiser set for Thursday to aide North Light Community Center.
One of Manayunk and Roxborough's biggest and most impactful nonprofits—the North Light Community Center—hosts a large fundraiser Thursday. The fourth annual "Pints for North Light" combines the long-standing human services group with the Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant's love of suds. "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," according to a news release. Tickets for the fundraiser start at $50 and get you access to beers from more than 10 breweries from 7 to 10 p.m. Additionally, microbrews from the Manayunk Brewing Company and wine from …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Community center honors teens at Manayunk Brewery event.
A federal agency, an environmental group, local banking and human services organizations set the roster for a variety of Roxborough and Manayunk summer interns. But these aren't college students. Through the North Light Community Center's summer programs, high school teens worked in real-world environments at places like East River Bank, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Environmental Protection Agency—among many others. "This program has been life-changing for all of us youth as we get ready to the complex work force," Samuel Robinson said. "Just amazing for all of us." Robinson worked for the Schuylkill Center through the WorkReady program—one of the summer internships celebrated at the Manayunk Brewery Wednesday …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Gorgas Park hosts McCann's Farm and North Light Community Center every Friday afternoon.
Even the vegetables were perspiring last Friday afternoon, with temperatures reaching the mid 90s, but that did not stop hoards of Roxborough residents from visiting the weekly Gorgas Park Farmers’ Market on Ridge and Hermitage Avenues. Typically, we list what to expect produce wise weekly on our site, but this week we were down at the park to scope it out for ourselves. Beginning before 2 p.m., (the market runs every Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) customers began lining up for the freshest of fruits and vegetables that McCann’s Farm and the North Light Community Center had to offer. “It’s not like the grocery stores,” Roxborough resident, Kathy Cook, said. “It’s always fresh.” Cook walks to the market every week for her produce. Freshness …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Community center releases promo video.
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Manayunk's North Light Community Center has served several local communities and various age groups over the past 75 years. This video, shot last summer and recently posted to YouTube, highlights the offerings from the Green Lane facility. For more information on North Light, visit its website.