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Bald eagle spotted, pickleball popularity: Good news in East Montco

EASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA — It was a bald eagle perched in a tree. This bird also caused a lot of excitement in Hatboro because it was in the county’s downtown area.

The bald eagle was just one of several stories that have made (good) headlines in eastern Montgomery County recently.

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These are the stories:

Penn State Abington appoints new chancellor

Penn State Abington has a new chancellor and dean. Gary Liguori was appointed to the positions effective Monday. The former provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of West Florida was selected after a nationwide search. (Read this patch story for more details.)

(Penn State Abington)

Pickleball is becoming increasingly popular in Hatboro-Horsham

The pickleball craze is taking off in Hatboro and Horsham. A week after announcing plans for a new pickleball facility to open in Hatboro this summer, Horsham Town Council discussed plans for more pickleball courts. At its meeting Monday night, the council discussed a plan to build an indoor pickleball facility on Easton Road. (Read this patch story for more details.)

(Shutterstock)

Hatboro Bakery sells Biden-Trump political cookies

Will the cookies decide the fate of the presidential campaign? As President Joe Biden faced off against former President Donald Trump in the recent presidential debate, Lochel’s Bakery launched its famous political cookies. (Read this patch story for more details.)

(Lochel’s Bakery)

Rooster’s replaces Keswick Tavern in Glenside

The Keswick Tavern in Glenside will be replaced by a group joining forces to open Rooster’s, which is expected sometime this fall. The Stove and Co. Restaurant Group will team up with the owners of Jasper’s Backyard to open Rooster’s at 294 N. Keswick Ave. sometime this fall. The business will be a bar, restaurant and community space. (Read this patch story for more details.)

(Faucet)

Bald eagle sighting causes excitement in Hatboro

HATBORO, PA — Angela Gottshall was walking her dog on North Main Street on Thursday when something rare in the community occurred. Last week, a bald eagle was perched in a tree on North York Road in the township’s downtown area. (Read this patch story for more details.)

(Photo courtesy of Angela Gottshall)