Alleged Robber Confronts Victim; Fewer Elementary Schools Possible Top Local News

Here are the most popular local stories from Hatboro-Horsham Patch during the week.

Just in case you missed a day at Hatboro-Horsham Patch, which can happen but shouldn't (sign up for our free newsletter), here's a look at the top headlines this week:

Fewer Schools Possible With New Hallowell

The size of the future Hallowell Elementary School will determine whether Hatboro-Horsham School District needs to keep all of its elementary schools open.

Horsham Spirit Medium Channels Afterlife

Karen Hluchan, a Horsham-based Spirit Medium, shares how deceased loved ones communicate with us and how her recent reawakening brought her closer to the spiritual world.

A 25-year-old Philadelphia man who first asked to use the telephone of an elderly Hatboro homeowner allegedly attemped to steal the victim's car, got into a physical altercation with her and took some of her personal property, according to Hatboro Police.

Village Mall in Horsham Gets Facelift

The shopping center, which saw its heyday in the '70s and was nearly vacant this time last year, has since added two large anchors in the form of Speed Raceway and Ollie's Bargain Outlet. More recently, the shopping plaza's facade has been modernized and made over. 

Minimal Repairs Planned for Middle School

The aging Keith Valley Middle School will remain "functionally sound" with minor improvements and modifications for the next seven to 10 years, as the district awaits transfer of the former Willow Grove air base and building of a new school there.

Hatboro Pet Store Gets Second Life

Hatboro's pet accessory and gift store, A Dog's Life (and a Cat's Too), was set to close last month, but received a literal new lease on life when the owners of Hatboro grooming business, A Polished Pup, purchased it with plans to keep it open.


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