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Ridge Avenue's Pocket Park lit up merry and bright this holiday season | Studio Luminoso

Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021!

Before Roxborough embarks on a new year, it's time to take a look back at the most notable moments of 2020. 

2020 was an exceptional and challenging year in our small town. Along with the rest of the world, Roxborough faced unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19. Businesses and residents alike made sacrifices and showed incredible resilience this year. We will never forget your kindness, generosity, resourcefulness and bravery. We are proud to be a part of a community that came together to support one another in this time of need. Here's to a much better 2021 where we can gather again with friends and family along the Ridge!

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The F45 Training studio opened in January 2020 at 6001 Ridge Avenue. | Studio Luminoso

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The end of construction neared at Ichiban, 6070 Ridge Avenue, just before their March 2020 opening. | Studio Luminoso

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Customers supported local businesses safely, making use of takeout and delivery services offered by stores and restaurants on the Ridge. | Studio Luminoso

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Right up our avenue: One of the many homegrown displays that popped up throughout Roxborough in March and April.

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Roxborough's walkability, green spaces, and trails encouraged us to get outdoors during the quarantine.

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Vince DeRosiers, Christopher Endrikat and Eric Endrikat opened the New Ridge Brewing Company in June 2020. | Studio Luminoso

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Artist Paul Santoleri created a second mural for the Roxborough Pocket Park, 6170 Ridge Avenue. | Steve Weinik.

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As COVID-19 restrictions eased in late summer, Salon A'Marie clients were relieved to be back. | Studio Luminoso

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Roxborough Memorial Hospital cut the ribbon on their new Cardiac Cath Lab in September 2020. | Studio Luminoso

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Pumpkin spice anyone? A modified Roxtoberfest featuring fall-themed Saturday specials for limited dining-in or take-out enabled residents to support local restaurant safely. | Studio Luminoso

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Roxborough was home to one of twelve busy satellite voting stations in Philadelphia this year. | Studio Luminoso

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Shop Small! Four Ridge Avenue businesses put out the welcome mat and offered gift ideas in our Happy Holidays from Roxborough video series. | WooderIce

Have a photo of a memorable Roxborough moment you would like to share from 2020?  Email us at and have your photograph featured on @RoxboroughPA social media platforms!

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