CTRO ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON ON SUNDAY, 25 FEB 2018 AT 11:00AM

Please save the date. CTRO will be hosting our Annual Spring Luncheon. DATE: Sunday, 25 February 2018 TIME: 11:00am - 2:00pm PLACE: North Hills Country Club 99 Station Avenue Glenside, PA  19038 FEATURING: * Fabulous Keynote Speaker * Ad Book with Local Businesses & Supporters * Raffle & Silent Auction * Petition Signing for 2018 Candidates * VIP & Sponsorship Opportunities * And much more.. We are looking forward to seeing you there. … [Read more...]

CTRO’s JOHN FRUNCILLO HAS LETTER-TO-EDITOR PUBLISHED IN PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Our very own John Fruncillo submitted his letter-to-the-editor & it was published in the Christmas Eve Sunday Edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer. John's common-sense observation of the potentially devastating effects of a bill recently passed by Philadelphia City Council which would remove bullet-proof glass in neighborhood businesses. The bill was introduced by Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Mayor Kenney's office has said he will sign the bill into law. Thank you John for standing … [Read more...]

RSVP TODAY: CTRO HOLIDAY PARTY IN 2 DAYS

PLEASE RSVP TODAY!! There are only 2 days left until the CTRO Holiday Party.  Our party is always a great time & we would like to extend our warmest invitation for you to join us.  Please RSVP today. RSVP Date: Friday, 15 December 2017 Time: 7:30pm - 11:00pm Place: Home of Tom & Debbie Carboni 1010 Valley Road Melrose Park, PA  19027 Fun & Games: We always have a good time, especially during our White Elephant Pollyanna.  Bring a gift & enjoy the … [Read more...]

CTRO SUPPORTS ELKINS PARK LIBRARY DECEMBER BOOK SALE

The Friends of Elkins Park Library will be holding their annual Half Price Book Sale from Friday, 15 December through Sunday, 17 December. CTRO is proud to support the Cheltenham Township Library System.  We have two CTRO Officers who also serve on the Library Board- Stephanie Vacharat & Myron Goldman.  A special thanks to both for their service to our community. Our library system is vital to our community & depends on funds raised at Book Sales.  Please drop by our Half Price … [Read more...]

YOU CAN DONATE TO MANOR COLLEGE’S FOOD PANTRY AT TOMORROW’S CTRO MEETING

Nearby Manor College has recently opened a Food Pantry called "Bird Feed" to serve students in need.  I am very proud to assist them with their efforts. Bird Feed was featured during a local news broadcast on NBC 10. Watch NBC 10 news video If you plan on attending tomorrow night's CTRO Meeting & would like to support Manor College's Bird Feed, especially during this Holiday Season, please bring any of the following items to be donated: Non-perishable Food Toiletries Hygienic … [Read more...]

RSVP: CTRO HOLIDAY PARTY ON 15 DEC

You are cordially invited to attend the CTRO Holiday Party.  Please RSVP. Date: Friday, 15 December 2017 Time: 7:30pm - 11:00pm Place: Home of Tom & Debbie Carboni 1010 Valley Road Melrose Park, PA  19027 RSVP: Click here to RSVP   RSVP link didn't work? Please email RSVP to: TomCarboni@AOL.Com   … [Read more...]

NOVEMBER TOWNSHIP & SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

There will be several very important meetings to be held in November. COMMISSIONER BOARD The Commissioner Board will meet for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, 15 November.  The meeting will begin at 7:30pm & will be held at Curtis Hall. The board will consider recommendations for the potential sale or lease of the Sanitary Sewer System to a Municipal Authority.  If you have any questions or would like to make a public statement, you will want to attend this … [Read more...]

UPDATES TO THE CTRO WEBSITE

PLEASE SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR FRIENDS With the 2017 elections behind us, there have been several updates to our website that may be of interest.  The candidates' pages have been taken down & replaced with other information. VOTER SERVICES PAGE We have added a Voters Services Page.  This page is filled with information about voting, registration & application deadlines; links to Online Voter Registration, Absentee Ballot Applications & Polling Place locations; links to … [Read more...]

CTRO SUPPORTS ELKINS PARK LIBRARY BOOK SALE!!

The Friends of Elkins Park Library will be holding it's annual BOGO Used Book Sale (Buy One Get One Free) from Friday, 17 November through Sunday, 19 November. The Eagles are not playing this week, so drop by on Sunday & help our local library. There is an amazing assortment of Books, CD's, DVD's and Sheet Music which will appeal to kids & adults of all ages. Bring your family, friends & neighbors. All proceeds will benefit the Elkins Park Library. We hope to see you … [Read more...]

WHY VOTER TURNOUT IS IMPORTANT

  ELECTION DAY 2017 is approaching quickly.  There are about 10 days left to go and counting down. Some might say that these off-year elections don't mean that much and what's the point of going to the polls to vote.  The evidence is the consistently low voter turnout.  If this year follows the usual pattern, there will be about 7,000 Cheltenham Voters heading to the polls.  And if the usual outcome takes place, the final tallies will be about 5,500 to 1,500 for the winning … [Read more...]

OUR VERY OWN CHAD FULMOR TIES THE KNOT!!

Congratulations to CTRO's very own Chad Fulmor and his beautiful bride Courtenay.  The newlyweds traded vows this past weekend in Gettysburg, PA. Best wishes to Chad & Courtenay from all of your friends at CTRO. … [Read more...]

HIGHLIGHTS FROM CHELTENHAM TWP COMMISSIONER BOARD MEETING!!

The Cheltenham Township Commissioner Board met last evening for their monthly meeting at Curtis Hall. During the session, the board voted unanimously to hold a Public Hearing at the next Commissioner Board meeting to discuss Zoning Ordinances pertaining to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (MMD's) in our township. The Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, 18 October at 7:30pm.  The location of the meeting will be Curtis Hall, 1250 W. Church Road, Wyncote, PA  19095. Please note that … [Read more...]

VISIT THE DOWNTOWN GLENSIDE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL BEFORE THE CTRO MEETING ON THURSDAY!!

  The Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival will be held this Thursday, 28 September beginning at 5:30pm.  In addition to the great food, there will be other fun & interesting activities. After you support our community, please join us at the CTRO Meeting which will be held right down the street.  Click on the link below for the CTRO Meeting details: CTRO Meeting Details I look forward to seeing you at both events. … [Read more...]

DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS & VOTER REGISTRATION!!

Deadlines are approaching for Absentee Ballot Applications & New Voter Registrations. ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS The deadline for Absentee Ballot Applications is Tuesday, 31 October.  The Applications must be in Norristown by 5pm on the deadline date.  Click below to print an Absentee Ballot Application. Absentee Ballot Application   NEW VOTER REGISTRATION The deadline for New Voter Registration is Tuesday, 10 October.  Voter Registration can now be done online in … [Read more...]

Passing of Richard Bourbon, longtime Jenkintown Committee Person

It is with sadness to announce the passing of longtime Jenkintown Committee Person, Mr. Richard Bourbon. Our thoughts, prayers & deepest sympathies go out to Mr. Bourbon's family and friends. Details about Mr. Bourbon's funeral arrangements can be found by clicking on the link below: Funeral Arrangements … [Read more...]

CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT FROM 6-8pm!!

Our very own Cheltenham Township Police Department will be hosting their 2nd Annual Open House tonight, Friday, 15 September from 6-8pm. Please come out & support our Police Department & First Responders.  There will be all kinds of activities for kids and adults. I hope to see you there. … [Read more...]

PENNSYLVANIA GOP DAY OF ACTION THIS SATURDAY, 09 SEPTEMBER!!

This Saturday, 09 September is the Pennsylvania GOP Day of Action.  Please volunteer your time to knock on doors or make phone calls in support of our candidates. If you would like to participate in the Day of Action, please contact PA GOP's Regional Field Director, Ryan Tigro via phone at (610) 636-1988 or by way of email at RTigro@PAGOP.Org.  Don't forget to ask Ryan about downloading the Mobile App with Voter Lists in your area. If you would like to knock on doors in Cheltenham Township … [Read more...]

CTRO LEADERSHIP & 2017 CANDIDATES MEET WITH PA GOP REGIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR RYAN TIGRO

CTRO Leadership & 2017 Candidates recently met with Pennsylvania GOP Regional Field Director, Ryan Tigro. The purpose of the meeting was to demonstrate the new Mobile Phone App with voter street lists. If you are a Committee Person and would like to download the Mobile App or if you would like to volunteer to help in the upcoming elections, please contact Ryan by phone at (610) 636-1988 or via email at RTigro@PAGOP.Org. … [Read more...]

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AUGUST CHELTENHAM TWP COMMISSIONER BOARD MEETING

The Cheltenham Township Commissioner Board met for their monthly meeting in August. Here are a few highlights from the meeting: PRESENTATION OF A RESOLUTION HONORING THE CHILDREN THAT PERFORMED LIFESAVING MEASURES: On 02 June 2017, a fire broke out in La Mott.  Five heroic young people alerted authorities and woke up their sleeping neighbor whose house caught fire.  A well-deserved recognition for our young heroes. SWEARING-IN OF NEW CHELTENHAM POLICE OFFICER: Congratulations to new … [Read more...]

HIGHLIGHTS FROM COMMISSIONER SHARKEY’s ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Cheltenham Township 1st Ward Commissioner Drew Sharkey hosted his annual Ice Cream Social at Grove Park in Glenside.  Before the Ice Cream was served, Commissioner Sharkey provided a brief update on several important issues that affect all of our residents. Infrastructure Update: Commissioner Sharkey informed us that the Sewer Interceptor project will begin and when completed will result in the removal of the above-ground black pipe along Tookany Creek. He also indicated that Sewer … [Read more...]

State Representative McCarter to host PA Budget Special Town Hall Meeting on 01 August at 7pm

Pennsylvania State Representative Steve McCarter from the 154th Legislative District will be hosting a Special Town Hall Meeting to discuss the shortfall in funding for the $32Billion Budget the state legislature passed in a General Appropriations Bill on 30 June 2017.  Please note the details of the meeting: Date: Tuesday, 01 August 2017 Time: 7:00pm Place: Curtis Hall, 1250 West Church Road, Wyncote, PA  19095 RSVP: Click here I encourage all Republicans in the 154th Legislative … [Read more...]

THE PUBLIC HEARING PERTAINING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY ZONING ORDINANCES HAS BEEN POSTPONED!!

The Cheltenham Township Commissioner Board has indefinitely postponed the Public Hearing to adopt amendments to Zoning Ordinances pertaining to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (MMD's) which was originally scheduled for tomorrow night, Wednesday, 19 July. Some background.  The proposed amendment would have limited the location of future MMD's to: Cheltenham Avenue frontage only Parcels zoned as C3 Commercial only Not to be located within 350 feet of a Municipal Park Not to be … [Read more...]

CHELTENHAM TWP NEWS UPDATES

PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, 19 JULY, 7:30pm AT CURTIS HALL: There will be a Public Hearing this Wednesday evening regarding an Amendment to Cheltenham Township Zoning Ordinances for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.   2017 CANDIDATES MEET & GREET ON THURSDAY, 03 AUGUST, 6:30pm AT EZ STORAGE, 36 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD, ELKINS PARK: You are cordially invited to attend our Candidates Meet & Greet.  This is not a fundraising event. Click here for details about our … [Read more...]

CTRO PICS FROM THE EAST CHELTENHAM & GLENSIDE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADES

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CTRO Update

JOIN CTRO AT THE 2017 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADES TOMORROW East Cheltenham Parade - Begins at 11:30am at Cheltenham Elementary School Glenside Parade - Begins at 4pm at North Penn VFW Post Please email Myron Goldman at MGoldman13@Comcast.Net if you would like to march with CTRO at either or both parades.   LIKE CTRO's FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/Cheltenham-Township-Republicans-418866701459682/   NEXT CTRO MEETING Thursday, 28 September 2017 at … [Read more...]